MMD president Nevers Mumba has cautioned Zambians against falling for lies, political rhetoric and deceit of the Patriotic Front (PF) government ahead of the 2016 elections.
Dr Mumba said this is because the ruling party had lamentably failed to fulfill any of its campaign promises and instead had plunged the country into poverty.
He said Zambians should not fall for lies, political rhetoric and deceit of the PF government because it had failed to take care of the poverty stricken majority despite claiming to be a pro-poor government.
Dr Mumba was speaking on Saturday in Luanshya when he went to drum up support for the MMD candidate in the Nkulumashiba local government by election Evaristo Kabange and Kamuchanga ward by-election candidate Timothy Nyemba.
The by-election for Nkulumashiba ward fell vacant after the PF ward councilor was found liable for electoral malpractice, while the Kamachanga ward fell vacant after the councillor died.
“PF government ministers do not care about the poverty stricken majority, but they are only interested in enriching themselves. Am sure, you have learned a lesson from PF and so if they come to campaign, do not fall for their lies like you did in 2011 elections when they told you all sorts of lies.
“They told you lies and have left you poverty stricken. MMD was a caring government because the prices of essential commodities like mealie meal were reasonable,” Dr Mumba said.
Dr Mumba has further urged
republican Vice-President Guy Scott and Justice minister Kabimba to tell the nation about the whereabouts of President Michael Sata and his state of health.
He said MMD would not support opposition parties gaining political mileage out of President Sata’s health, but would be more interested to know the whereabouts of the republican President.
“No political party should make political mileage out of the health of President Sata, but as a responsible political party, we want Dr Scott and Mr Kabimba to tell us, where President Sata is,”Dr Mumba said.
He also said Zambians should not entertain any more experiments in the 2016 elections, but should vote for the MMD because it is the only party with a track record of having cared about Zambians with reasonable prices of mealie-meal and other essential commodities.
Dr Mumba said Zambians should be careful not to make experiments in the 2016 elections because doing so may land them in more serious problems.
He also advised fellow opposition political parties to be respectful to each other when campaigning instead of underrating each other.
“In MMD we believe in respect for each other and so we also expect other political parties, especially fellow opposition parties to respect us. If our colleagues do not have respect us, we shall take them on. We are ready to take them on.
“Am not afraid to take them on. We need to respect each other as opposition political parties,” he said.