By Bright Chikele
Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has alleged that United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has entered into a pact with a devil.
Nawakwi said in Lusaka that Mr Hichilema will be doomed because he has embraced people that are perpetuating violence.
The FDD leader mentioned UPND running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM), former MMD Youth Chairperson William Banda and UPND cadre, a Mr Innocent as some of the evil people surrounding Mr Hichilema.
But when reached for a comment, UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma said Ms Nawakwi is burning in bitterness,
Kakoma protested said Nawakwi knows very well that the ruling PF are the ones that are causing violence in Zambia.
And Political activist Dante Saunders said Ms Nawakwi should direct her energy on President Edgar Lungu and the PF and not Mr Hichilema because he is not the one that has caused a lot of misery to the Zambian people.
In 2006 Nawakwi under the guidance of Zambia’s former first Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda allowed then UPND founding leader, the late Anderson Kambela Mazoka to be fielded as a presidential on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), which to date the UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema is yet to reciprocate.
During that time, late Mazoka became UDA leader deputized by Ms. Nawakwi with United National Independence Party (UNIP) President Tilyenji Chanda Kaunda being elected as Chairperson.
On his part Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mourinho Mwanza says his party will shock political opponents who continue holding musical concerts.
Mr. Mwanza says the FDD and its presidential aspirant, Ms. Edith Zewelani Nawakwi is directly reaching voters.
Mwanza explained in an interview that voters in Munali constituency are tired of voting for absentee Members of Parliament.