—-Vice President, Guy Scot, has charged that the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) is a regional political party that does not carry a national character.
Dr Scott has since warned Zambians not to entrust the UPND with power to govern, saying the opposition political party will divide the country.
Dr Scott also stated that the UPND had no future with its current leadership.
The Vice President said this when he addressed a political rally to campaign for PF candidate, Eddie Musonda in the April 23 Kapiri Mposhi Constituency by-election at Chankomo Basic School in Kapiri Mposhi.
The Kapiri Mposhi Constituency seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court’s nullification of the election of Lawrence Zimba (MMD) as MP.
And the Vice President has accused the former Kapiri Mposhi MMD Member of Parliament, Lawrence Zimba, who has since been adopted to re-contest the seat on the UPND ticket, of neglecting the people of Kapiri Mposhi.
The MMD is not contesting the by-election while UNIP has fielded Francis Mwape.
Dr Scot wondered why the MMD was not re-contesting the seat which they held before it was nullified by the Supreme Court.
“When you see MMD has run away from Kapiri Mposhi neglecting you when you voted for them in the last elections you now know where you belong… We know that you voted for the opposition in the last elections but I can assure you that you are going nowhere with either the UPND or the MMD…. Vote for PF if you want development,” Dr Scot said.
And Central Province Minister Philip Kosamu has assured the residents of Kapiri Mposhi district that government will soon work on the road network in the area.
Mr Kosamu said some roads in the province have been earmarked for construction to bituminous level through the Link Zambia 8000 road project recently launched by President Michael Sata.
The Provincial Minister, however, urged the people in Kapiri Mposhi to vote for ruling PF candidate in order to facilitate ease implementation of government projects in the area.