Stop attending Government events, UPND tells it’s MPs
The opposition UPND leadership has found a scapegoat for shunning government events after PF cadres tried to lynch one of their MPs Makoko Chikote.
In a statement Charles Kakoma the UPND Chairperson for Information and Publicity said the PF leadership should stop condemning its leadership when they shun government events because they are just trying to protect themselves from the violent PF cadres.
“In the past, the same PF leadership have been in the forefront condemning opposition leaders, including law makers for shunning government events.
“Here is yet another example where our law maker for Luampa Constituency Mr. Makozo Chikote was personally invited by PF Government officials to witness the connection of electricity in his constituency but was chased by PF thugs in full view of the Vice-President Inonge Wina herself and security officials who could not give him protection,” he said.
Mr Kakoma highlighted the well documented incidents of violence by the PF cadres.
“The nation may remember that it was during the Youth Day Celebrations not long ago when PF thugs brutally attacked our youths and stripped some naked in full view of Inonge Wina and security officials at the Freedom Statue. Less than a month ago, PF thugs again attacked Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili during the memorial service of founding PF President late Michael Sata,”
He added “with these and other documented evidence of violence and intimidation targeted at opponents during government functions, how can UPND leadership; especially at the level of Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba be expected to be attending government functions when their security is not guaranteed despite the presence of security wings at these functions?”