Cadre chief told off

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

ZRP leader Wright Mu­soma has chal­lenged the Toka Leya chief to leave the throne and get into the po­lit­i­cal arena be­cause his ac­tions and words were those of a UPND cadre.

SE­NIOR chief Mukuni has been ad­vised to step down from his po­si­tion as chief be­cause he is em­bar­rass­ing his peo­ple with his con­tin­ued cadre be­hav­ior and par­o­dy­ing of UPND mis­in­for­ma­tion and pro­pa­ganda. ZRP leader Wright Mu­soma has chal­lenged the Toka Leya chief to leave the throne and get into the po­lit­i­cal arena be­cause his ac­tions and words were those of a UPND cadre. He said it was wish­ful think­ing for se­nior chief Mukuni to claim that Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu in­tended to rape the Repub­li­can con­sti­tu­tion with im­punity by call­ing for early elec­tions be­cause that was what the UPND was hop­ing for. In an in­ter­view yes­ter­day, Mr. Mu­soma said se­nior chief Mukuni's state­ment must not be taken as his per­sonal opin­ion but a view held by the UPND be­cause it has al­ways hoped to usurp power through the back­door by cre­at­ing con­fu­sion. He said as its num­ber one cadre, se­nior chief Mukuni was sim­ply re­lay­ing the views held by the party but charged that such wild al­le­ga­tions were un­for­tu­nate, es­pe­cially that they were com­ing from a tra­di­tional leader who was sup­posed to be non-par­ti­san and with per­sonal in­tegrity. He said it was folly to think that Pres­i­dent Lungu would call for early elec­tions when he had a man­date to rule the coun­try up to 2021 as granted by the Zam­bians in the 2016 elec­tions. “Se­nior chief Mukuni has con­tin­ued mak­ing wild al­le­ga­tions for his pay­mas­ters and this state­ment is an in­di­ca­tion that the UPND re­ally wants an­other op­por­tu­nity be­fore 2021 to get into power by ei­ther by hook or crook. This ac­cu­sa­tion against Pres­i­dent Lungu does not only lack merit but aimed at bring­ing con­fu­sion in the coun­try be­cause chaos de­fines the UPND. “It is folly of the great­est alti­tude to make al­le­ga­tions that Pres­i­dent Lungu wants early elec­tions. Why should he call for early elec­tions when he has a man­date to rule up to 2021? Lead­er­ship is given by God and no mat­ter how the UPND push to get into power, they will never make it as long as it is not their por­tion,” Mr Mu­soma said. “We can­not have a chief mas­querad­ing as a cadre for the op­po­si­tion. How will he en­gage gov­ern­ment to de­velop his area? se­nior Chief Mukuni is em­bar­rass­ing his sub­jects and must step down so that he serves the UPND fer­vently,” he said. Mean­while, Mr Mu­soma has ac­cused the UPND of be­ing be­hind the ri­ots on the Cop­per­belt over the al­leged sale of ZAFFICO be­cause they wanted peo­ple to rise against Gov­ern­ment. "The is­sue sur­round­ing the al­leged sale of ZAFFICO has been clearly ex­plained by Gov­ern­ment but par­ties like the UPND are in­cit­ing sawmillers to rise be­cause this party thrives in con­fu­sion. They want to make Zam­bia un­govern­able be­cause that is the only way they think they will come to power. "Their leader was in­volved in the du­bi­ous sale of most paras­tatal com­pa­nies and he thinks Pres­i­dent Lungu is in­volved in the same. This is why they have made ac­cu­sa­tions of the sale of na­tional as­sets and cor­rup­tion as their theme but Zam­bians are not gullible and can­not be mis­led into be­liev­ing cheap pro­pa­ganda," he said.

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