Mukuni misleading HH
…this is why he has failed to win the hearts of many Zambians
IT IS people like Senior Chief Mukuni who have made the UPND remain in opposition because of poor advice and the tribal inclination which he has failed to forego despite being a tradition leader, former Luapula Province youth chairperson Muma Chibwaya has charged. Mr. Chibwaya said as long as the UPND continued flirting with traditional leaders like Senior Chief Mukuni whose political discourse analysis did not go beyond his personal and political interests, UPND would remain in the opposition. He said while it was true that advisors in the UPND were in short supply, it was suicidal for the party to adopt Senior Chief Mukuni as its godfather and main advisor. He had done more harm than good to the party through his continued attacks on Government which he was supposed to work with without attaching partisan interests. He said instead of being a unifying factor, Senior Chief Mukuni had now became a danger to the nation and that if left unchecked, his political stance could plunge the country into regional disintegration as other chiefdoms which had remained non-partisan, might be forced to take sides on national affairs. “We must all be worried with the political stance taken by Senior Chief Mukuni as this will not only divide us further as Zambians, but will spell an end to the dignity that is supposed to be accorded to him by not only his subjects but the Zambians at large. It is sad that instead of acting as a unifying factor like the rest of his colleagues, he is now behaving like a full time politician. “He has failed to take a non-partisan stance on national matters especially on issues that affect the UPND and this is where the UPND is also losing it because they think they can ride on his popularity as a chief to win elections without realising that it is this same stance which has made them fail to win elections,” Mr Chibwaya said. He said Senior Chief Mukuni was bitter with the PF government not because there was anything wrong it had done to him, but because he was relishing the UPND being in power for personal gain and not national development and that it was the same bitterness that was now chocking him.