Alliance for a Better Zambia (ABZ) president Frank Bwalya has charged that Vice-President Guy Scott should stop blaming the MMD for the violence that has rocked the Patriotic Front (PF) that has left one cadre dead and several others including Lusaka district PF vice chairman Julius Komaki severely injured.
And Bwalya has said it was not an offence for Hakainde Hichilema to attract members of the opposition and the ruling party to join his political party because citizens had the right to associate themselves with any orgainisation of their choice.
The ABZ leader said UPND president had the right to encourage anyone to join his party stating that it was the democratic right of a citizen to belong to a political party of their choice.
Fr Bwalya has also charged that the Vice President should not blame unemployment as the cause of the violence in the ruling party arguing that it was the PF that had promised the youth employment but had failed to create any decent jobs from the time they assumed power in 2011.
Fr Bwalya who appeared on Breeze FM radio in Chipata said Zambia had become a country the Southern region and other nations across the world were frowning upon because of the mediocre kind of leadership the PF was providing.
Recently, Dr Scott told Parliament that the violence that had rocked his party was allegedly being caused by the MMD cadres and unemployment but Fr Bwalya said it was shocking that the Vice President could apportion blame on other people when it was clear that the ruling party had become ungovernable because of the succession wrangles.
Fr Bwalya said it was the responsibility of the top leadership in the PF to promote peace and harmony in their party because their in-fighting was affecting the governance of the country.
Fr Bwalya who was on a familiarization tour of Eastern Province said it was the responsibility of the top leadership of the ruling party to ensure that there was discipline, sanity and stability in their party.
He said it was politically incorrect for Dr Scott to blame the violence and death of the PF cadre on the opposition political parties.
“Dr Scott should not attribute the violence that has engulfed his party to unemployment and let him not blame the MMD their problems. It is the mediocrity of the style of governance that is causing all this and unless they changed the way they are governing the country, Zambians should expect harder times because the cadres will continue with their actions,” Fr Bwalya said.
The ABZ leader said his party would only be able to unveil its manifesto in 2016 adding it would be the best Zambians would have ever seen.
Fr Bwalya has pledged that should his party form government, he would endeavour to recapitalize Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) so that the country could stop importing fertilizer and improve the delivery of farming inputs.
He said it was unfortunate that the government had decided to import fertilizer from Saudi Arabia when it was cheaper to source the commodity from local private companies.