No wind of change-Kamba

THERE is no wind of change blowing in Zambia and Wynter Kabimba should come to terms with the reality that the Patriotic Front (PF) is not going to leave Government any time soon, Kennedy Kamba has said.

And Mr Kamba has warned that it would be ‘‘politically, socially and economically tragic’’ for Zambia to have Mr Kabimba as president of the country because the Rainbow Party leader had allegedly exhibited traits of lack of the rule of law.

Mr Kamba recalled that when Mr Kabimba was Justice minister and secretary general of the PF, a number of institutions of good governance such as the judiciary, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the police were heavily intimidated.

He said the Rainbow Party leader could only fantasize of becoming Zambia’s president but that Zambians loved their country and could never leave it in the hands of a man who believed that there were no morals in politics.

Mr Kamba said Zambia was safer in the hands of President Edgar Lungu who had managed to bring decency and morals to politics because the Head of State was a strong believer in democracy and good governance.

Mr Kamba explained that Zambians were happy with the massive infrastructure development going on across the country which had created thousands of jobs.

Zambians were not ready for change of Government because the change they sought for in 2011 by voting for the PF had given them relief and hope.

Mr Kamba said Mr Kabimba and his image builders were parroting socialism because the ideology promoted lawlessness, dictatorship and rogue kind of states.

“There is no wind of change sweeping across Zambian and what is true is that there is a wind for continuity with the PF under the leadership of President Lungu. President Lungu is here until 2021 and Zambians are happy with his style of governance.”

“There shall be no change of Government next year but let me caution my fellow citizens that it would be politically and economically tragic for the leadership of the country to be given to Mr Kabimba because the Rainbow Party leader is well-known for his autocratic style of leading people.

‘‘We have come to know that socialism breeds rogue leaders and Zambia cannot afford that after being a democracy,” Mr Kamba said.

Mr Kamba said the PF was a peaceful political party that abhorred violence, adding that President Lungu was on record demanding the arrest of any PF member involved in the vice.

He said it was hypocrisy of the worst kind for Mr Kabimba to accuse the PF of being violent when the ruling party experienced the worst form of violence when the Rainbow Party leader was the secretary general of the PF.