United Party for National Development (UPND) Elections Chairperson Garry Nkombo has described as unfortunate, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo’s statement that Government was aware of a scheme by a named political party to manipulate police officers into resigning.
Mr Kampyongo further alleged that the political party had plans to drill police to act in a manner that would discredit the service.
Hon Nkombo was speaking during a press briefing at the UPND secretariat this morning.
He said this bizarre claim adds to a long list of accusations against the opposition that the PF government has made calling them “highly irresponsible, unfounded and unsubstantiated”.
Hon Nkombo reminded the public that in fairly recent history, Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina accused the opposition of being behind the gutting of City Market in 2017.
At another time, PF deputy Chairperson for Mobilization, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba told the nation that he was aware of the people behind the devastating gassing of homes that rocked the country early this year resulting in scores of innocent Zambians dying at the hand of mobs.
What is worrying is that none of these very grave security situations have been fully investigated so that perpetrators are persecuted and punished.
The government has instead diverted attention from its refusal to investigate and explain these incidents to concocting unfounded accusations against the opposition.
Hon Nkombo added that in what was an almost comical fashion, the opposition had also been accused of inciting Zambians to riot against load shedding, debt crisis, hunger and colluding with youths to protest against Bill 10 in the bush; among other things.
According to PF, The opposition is apparently also responsible for
the unfortunate escalation in COVID19 deaths.
In other words, when ever the PF has no answer for the consequences of it’s inefficiencies, it shamefully cries, “It’s UPND’s fault.”
Hon Nkombo advised Minister Kampyongo to stop wasting time pointing fingers at opposition and instead take time to reflect on the gravity of this situation.
The Mazabuka MP said Mr Kampyongo should accept that these resignations by police were an indicator that not only the public but even institutions central to governance were tired of PF’s destructive ways that the UPND had long pointed out.
He said this was a fact which not only Kampyongo but the whole PF must face.
Hon Nkombo reminded PF that their time is up and that no one is to blame but themselves.
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