VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has urged Zambians to be patient and allow law enforcement agencies to investigate allegations involving Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba and Minister of Defence Geoffrey Mwamba.
He was speaking in Livingstone on Saturday, when he featured on a live programme on Falls FM Radio dubbed Check Point.
Dr Scott was responding to the interviewer who wanted to get a progress report on the probe of the two leaders.
“Those corruption allegations are being handled by the Anti-Corruption Commission and we should let the law enforcers to deal with the matter because an allegation is not equivalent to a conviction,” said Dr Scott.
Dr Scott, who was accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo, Minister of Local Government and Housing Emerine Kabanshi and Minister of Gender and Development Inonge Wina, was in Livingstone to inspect various development projects and campaign for PF candidate in the February 28 parliamentary by-election, Lawrence Evans.
Dr Scott also urged Zambians to trust Government and support it in its developmental work and desist from being too quick to pass judgement.
Dr Scott urged the electorate in Livingstone to vote for the PF candidate Lawrence Evans so that he can work closely with Government in delivering development in Livingstone.
And addressing a rally in Maramba, Dr Scott said opposition political parties in the country have lost direction, hence their obsession in peddling lies to discredit the PF government.
He said opposition political parties are “desperate” and have resorted to telling “lies” aimed at tarnishing the ruling party’s image.
“The opposition political parties have become irrelevant,” Dr Scott said. “Do not listen to them because none of the lies they told about the PF when it was in opposition have been validated.”
And Ms Masebo urged the electorate to vote for Mr Evans because it will be easy for him to lobby for money needed to improve Livingstone residents’ living standards.
Ms Masebo said Government needs a PF parliamentarian who will work closely with it because the opposition has done nothing to deliver development in the tourist capital.
And Ms Wina urged women in Livingstone to turn up in large numbers and vote for Mr Evans.
The UPND is fielding Regina Musokotwane, while the MMD has adopted Fred Siasuntwe as its candidate. The polls are slated for February 28 and no clear favourite is known yet, although Mr Evans has been pulling huge crowds in the resort town.