My popularity threatens rivals, says Kamba
MY opponents have resorted to spreading falsehoods aimed at scandalizing my name because they are threatened by my popularity, aspiring candidate for Lusaka Provincial PF chairperson position Kennedy Kamba said yesterday.
Mr Kamba dismissed in an interview reports that the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) were allegedly pursuing him over a maize scam involving K2 Million.
Mr Kamba was reacting to reports that circulated on social media alleging that DEC and ACC were after him and councillor Joseph Tamba over a maize scandal in which the two allegedly went to Food Reserve Agency (FRA) and got maize valued at K2 million but paid only about k50, 000. He described the reports as ‘hogwash’ and claimed that it was his popularity which ignited the falsehoods by other camps in the provincial race.
“I have noted with regret the malicious falsehood that is being peddled by known elements only targeted to scandalizing me.
He urged his fellow competitors to conduct issue-based campaigns and explain to the party at large what they would offer than scandalizing one another.
He said the PF intra-party elections were not about an individual but for the greater good of the party and would therefore, not at any point use his popularity to compromise the party’s good standing with the people on the grassroots.
Meanwhile, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo has also denied the reports circulating on social media that the commission was pursuing Mr Kamba for alleged maize scandal.
Ms Katongo denied ever receiving information instructing the commission to arrest Mr Kamba for any thefts, adding that the reports were false.