Zambian DNA Spokesperson has Spuki Mulemwa has described as naive and cheap propaganda the United Party for National Development(UPND) allegations that Vice President Inonge Wina is planning to hold fake defections as she commissions the Hydro Power project in Lukulu, Western Province tomorrow.
Mulemwa said the looming defections of UPND members joining the ruling PF in Western Province are true and that they are not engineered by Vice President Wina.
UPND 2016 Lukulu Constituency Candidate Wamundila Libuku claimed that Wina is offering K10, 000 per head to people of Lukulu as she plans fake defections.
But Mulemwa said the Vice President is a distinguished member of society who cannot sink so low to play such kind of politics.
He said the defections that will hit the UPND either tomorrow or any other day have nothing to do with Wina but that people are dissatisfied with the Members of Parliament in Western Province.
Mulemwa said people have lost faith in the UPND in Western Province because of its underperforming MPs.
“If UPND members are planning to defect to the PF, it means they have seen that the ruling party is delivering on its campaign promises, where as the UPND MPs in Western Province are not doing their respective duties. They are just making noise and politicking at the expense of national development,” he said.
Mulemwa said people would not want to associate with the party that does not want to work with the government of the day.
He said UPND has lost its relevancy because of its stubbornness of not recognizing the Government of the day.
” People do not want to associate with the UPND because their MPs do not want to work with the government of the day. So if people are defecting because they are happy with the policies government is implementing then you can’t say they have been forced or it is by hook and crook,” Mulemwa said
He reminded the UPND that as Republican Vice President, Wina is expected to commission any project in the country and this should not be misunderstood with political campaigns.
“I would like to ask the UPND this questions, when President Lungu went to Dundumwenzi, Southern Province to commission government project did he go there because he wanted UPND members to defect to PF? No, he went there for commissioning the road project because it was part of the national program that government had to undertake,” Mulemwa said.