The ruling PF has rubbished predictions from the Economic Intelligence Unit that the opposition UPND will win the August 2016 elections.
The EIU in its April forecast report predicted that the UPND will emerge victorious in the August elections especially that former Vice President Miles Sampa and Democratic Front leader Miles Sampa have partnered to support the UPND.
But in an interview, PF Secretary General Davies Chama said the EIU April forecast is mere speculations and that the PF is not bothered by such reports.
Chama said it is impossible for the UPND to win this year’s poll alleging that the party is not popular.
He said the PF is guaranteed of victory because of the many developmental projects it has implemented.
Chama said the EIU is an organisation that depends on biased analysis from people that are aligned to the UPND.
He said the PF broke off from a pact with the UPND after it realised that the UPND was not as popular as it claims.
Chama said the PF has delivered unprecedented development in the four and half years it has been in government to warrant its staying in power.
He said the PF interacts with the real voters on the ground unlike the UPND that relies on fictitious predictions for its campaigns.
“The real people on the ground know that the PF is the only party for Zambia, these EIU people can write whatever they want to write but they don’t even vote. The PF has delivered and Zambians know this and this is why come August 11, they will vote for the PF,” Chama said.
Chama said the EIU does not have any credibility and authority to predict who will win the next general election in Zambia.
“The problem with the UPND is that they live in their own world, they think they are very popular and yet they are not. This is their undoing in most elections,” he said.
The PF Secretary General said the ruling party has even started entering the traditional strongholds of the UPND.
“We are now very strong in Southern Province, Western, North Western and Eastern Province. We have a national wide appeal and that makes us even more strong,” he said.