Since the launch of campaigns in UPND the spirit has dampened due to anxieties and speculations over the running mate issue.
Some senior members have eventually just come to a halt awaiting the decision of HH. GBM and Canisius Banda has remained calm after Tuesday night debacle but they are watching closely what HH will do.
This indecision has exposed HH as a leader bold enough to make serious decisions at a critical time.
HH’s loyalty and honor is also at test here. How will HH ignore colleagues who have been with him in UPND for a long time in preference of new-comers.
However, if HH was an astute politician, he would have easily managed to make his decision leaving his colleagues slapping. That is leadership.
This delay is no tactical move but an exposition of lack of leadership and it might spell lack of honor in HH. And this is what others have been concern about that for HH everything is business, it must benefit him and he careless about others.
Every opportunity is taken by someone and this indecision by HH has been an opportunity for someone, the question is; who has utilized this chance?
Actually, HH is now very vulnerable because he doesn’t know what has been going on behind closed doors as he has been slumbering.
Most likely his political enemies has planned well of whatever move he will make especially if he picks on the obvious people such as GBM who they intend to block or Canisius Banda who they might decredit.
It must also be borne in mind of HH that any electoral dispute around this time can only be raised after election results and therefore, caution must be taken that he doesn’t allow his political enemies to disqualify him otherwise he is doomed.
Nonetheless, I blame HH for having left this issue to the last minute. This situation brings HH on the penalty kick spot in the 90th minute way before full time. If he misses this penalty the game is over only if he scores will the game continue.