EASTERN Province PF chairperson Andrew Lubusha says the Province is his party’s bedroom adding that it could still win Kasenengwa parliamentary seat with a bigger margin even if the other participating political parties were to join forces with UPND which did not field a candidate.
Refuting UPPZ leader Charles Chanda’s allegation that the ruling party wanted to buy off UPPZ Kasenengwa candidate Abel Ngwenya so that he withdraws from this Thursday’s by-election as well as buying voters cards, Lubusha said the PF was engaging in mature campaigns and not cheap propaganda.
“This is cheap propaganda, we don’t have time to do such things and as a matter of fact, Eastern Province is our bedroom as PF and Kasenengwa is our stronghold. Even if the UPND was to join forces with all these political parties still we would emerge victors with a very serious margin,” he said.
Lubusha said PF does not understand the logic behind the buying of voters’ cards.
“What I can say is that this is cheap propaganda and I would like to urge president Chanda to ensure that we play mature politics to tell the people what we are going to do for them instead of being malicious. He also claims that we attempted to buy his candidate (Abel Ngwenya), for what? What can we be scared of a political party which is not known anywhere? It has no structures in Kasenengwa, no structures in Eastern Province, it only has an interim provincial
Chairperson,” he said.
Lubusha said his party could not be happy if it goes through unopposed because it believes in democracy.
The candidates that are vying for the Kasenengwa seat are UPPZ’s Abel Ngwenya, PF’s Sensio Banda and John Zulu of PAC.