United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Steven Katuka says the party will only give a comprehensive statement on video confession linking Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga to theft of over 12 000 Kalulushi Constituency votes of Hakainde Hichilema when it has done thorough investigations.
A video has gone viral in which Wanna Chiyangi, driver of UPND 2016 Kalulushi Constituency candidate Evaristo Mwalilino is revealing how the latter sold Hichilema’s 12,966 votes to Mulenga for K21000 and an election petition at K360 000.
Chiyangi said the initial payment was made by former President Rupiah Banda while the last payment was processed by Kelvin Bwalya Fube.
He has since challenged everyone who was involved in the votes theft scam to sue him if what he is saying is not true.
When reached for a comment, Katuka said the UPND has always maintained that the PF robbed Hichilema’s victory. He said Chiyanga’s video is one of the many evidences that will continue coming with regards the disputed 2016 elections.
Katuka, could however, not comment on the matter further, saying the party was still investigating.
“Well, we all know that the last elections were rigged. Most of those things will come out. But why has it taken them so long to start coming out,” the UPND Chief Executive Officer(CEO) said, “We will not rush into commenting on the matter until we make thorough investigations.”
The last disputed elections has left a divided country, with the UPND refusing to recognize Edgar Lungu as President of the Republic of Zambia
The UPND insist that they will not recognize President Lungu as long as the petition is not heard.