Kambwili cannot tell the president who to be friends with – Bowman

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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has described NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili’s questioning of President Edgar Lungu’s ties to Lusaka Businessman Valden Findlay as a “classless attempt at earning some cheap political points”.

At a media briefing yesterday, Kambwili challenged President Lungu to disclose the nature of his relationship with Findlay whom he says is a convicted drug baron and is on the FBI wanted list.

The opposition leader wondered why whenever President Lungu emerges from the presidential aircraft, Findlay follows closely behind, further insinuating that the presidential jet could have been used to transport illegal substances.

But Lusambo, the self styled number one bootlicker, has hit back saying Kambwili’s job to approve of the people that President Lungu associates with.

“Now that Chishimba Kambwili does not have a political party, he has resorted to desperate means of attempting to stay politically relevant,” Lusambo said in a statement today.

“His latest rantings about His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s friendships with some citizens among then Valden Findlay is one such classless attempt at earning some cheap political points.”

Lusambo charged that no matter how loud Kambwili wants to shout, the fact will remain that as both Head of State and individual, President Lungu has every right to make and keep friends without seeking consent from Kambwili.

“Kambwili should know that there is a thin line between politics and hate and what we are seeing from him now is frustration and lots of hate.

“It is and will never be Kambwili’s job to approve of the people that President Lungu associates with, in any case, if Kambwili wishes to know, Mr Findlay and President Lungu have been friends for a long time,” Lusambo said.

And Lusambo has jumped to the defense of Findlay over questions about his business dealings.

“The truth is that Kambwili is not seeing Findlay with President Lungu for the first time today. Mr. Findlay has been a business man for a long time in this country and has contributed a lot in creation to this great nation.

“Here is some free advice for Kambwili. Mr. Findlay and any other Zambians and have every right to get jobs at any time from the public and private sectors as long as they qualify for such jobs.

“As a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Kambwili should know that Zambia is a sovereign state and we have credible state institutions that can carry out investigations, it is folly and unpatriotic for Kambwili to be calling on other nations to come and carry out investigations on our citizens. Clearly, it is time for Kambwili to sit down and shut up.”


2 Responses to Kambwili cannot tell the president who to be friends with – Bowman

  1. Iwe Lusambo, learn to think! A president is not a private citizen, especially when he flies around with questionable characters. Findlay has been mentioned in drug deals in the past including by Goswami in the US. With ministers like you Lusambo, Lungu will have a bad ending.

    September 11, 2019 at 4:14 am

  2. Lungu doesn’t need ministers for a bad ending. He’s the core of the rot in the government.

    September 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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