Political tsunami to drown UPND


A POLITICAL tsunami awaits the United Party for National Development (UPND) as more of its members are yet to join the Patriotic Front (PF) because the party has proved to be a haven for failures, PF Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba has said.

Commenting on the defection of UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo, Mr. Kamba said the development was just a tip of the iceberg as there were bigwigs that are yet to join the ruling party once the election petition case was over as more people had realised that the UPND was headed for extinction.

He said the PF had proved to be an attractive party to members of the opposition and described the departure of Mr. Lifwekelo as a mini setback as the real tsunami was still coming from senior officials who have had enough with the party and could no longer contain its successive failures in elections.

“What they have suffered is a minor setback. The real setback is coming once these court cases are over and the President is inaugurated because more and more senior members of the party have already resolved to leave the party and are just waiting for the right time to do so. There is no hope in the UPND for any tangible success because its leadership has failed to inspire them.

He said the PF would accommodate everyone who had intentions of joining because it was a democratic party which believed in inclusiveness.

“After the inauguration, we expect more people to come on board as we are the most attractive party which has inspired a lot of people across the country because of what we have done and for us, our hands are wide open and we are more than ready to receive them so that together we can foster development. UPND is yet to see serious cracks,” he said.

Mr. Lifwekelo on Sunday rejoined the PF.