The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) is surprised that the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has already declared himself the winner of the 20th January Presidential elections that have not been held yet.
Yesterday United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema declared himself winner of the forth-coming Presidential election.
But PF Campaign Spokesperson Harry Kalaba says it is shameful that a person in his position can make such a wild and shallow statement that has the ability of causing confusion at a critical point and time like now.
Mr. Kalaba has told QFM News in a statement that Mr. Hichilema is basing his highly questionable popularity on some media houses’ incredible polls that are being conducted without any scientific verification.
He says he knows for instance that a media house will on Sunday release a poll giving their candidate a self-delusional lead possible only from handsets of a few paid voters posting their mono views all night-long.
He states that any constructive person can see that PF President Edgar Lungu is the one headed for victory, but because he is a principled and mature politician, he has not issued empty declarations of victory.
Mr. Kalaba, who is also Foreign Affairs Minister, says the PF is relying on credible corporate and internal polls that are giving them reasonable satisfaction that they are headed for a comfortable win.
He has since urged the people to ignore Mr. Hichilema’s empty claims and dismiss them with the contempt they deserve.