The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has advised United Party National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to start respecting other people’s professions.
Mr. Hichilema recently asked President Edgar Lungu to resign as Head of State stating that he should leave the office for people who had economic skills to govern the country.
But Ms Phiri said being an economist did mean that Mr. Hichilema could be a good President of Zambia stating that he should stop dreaming because the Zambian people would never let him govern Zambia.
She said it was clear that Mr. Lungu was doing well as the Head of State of this Country and that the people of Zambia had been able to see that.
“Hakainde Hichilema should not think as though he is the most educated person and he is the only one with the skills to run this county. He should learn to respect other people’s professionals,” Ms Phiri said.
She said the UPND leader was not the most educated person in the country for him to think he alone had the capacity to run the country.
“We cannot all be economists, we cannot all be doctors, God gives us talent differently that is how we are all able to contribute effectively to the development of this nation,” Ms. Phiri said.
She said it was difficult to ascertain whether Mr. Hichilema could run Zambia effectively if the Zambian people were to give him a chance because he has never run any country.
“So he is a joker. Am in Lubansenshi as I speak in the on-going campaigns, I didn’t hear what he said but what is on the ground here is that he is not trusted,” Ms. Phiri said.
She advised Mr. Hichilema to encourage former Kasama central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM to withdraw the case in the courts of law so that it could prove that the UPND could win the seat.
Ms Phiri said the UPND could not be trusted with any power because they do not even understand the separation of power. “They are arguing with Mr. Speaker when we have a precedence where Ben Tetamashimba resigned from the UPND and joined the MMD and his election was nullified, but them because they do not understand governance. HH has never even been a councillor, he cannot understand these things,” Ms. Phiri said.
“Is that a person you can trust, somebody who does not understand a simple nullification of a seat by the speaker, is that the person you can trust?,”she said.