HH irrelevant, says Chellah

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema Speaking on May 18th LuakaVoice.com
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema Speaking on May 18th LuakaVoice.com

STATE House says United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema is bitter and angry all the time and offers no objective checks and balances to the elected Government.
Special assistant to the President for press and public relations George Chellah said in a statement yesterday that Government seeks positive engagement with various stakeholders concerning the affairs of the country.
“Zambia is bigger than all of us and it’s our desire to move forward with all progressive forces and not people like Mr. Hichilema who is driven by unguarded ambition and self-aggrandisement,” Mr Chellah said.
He said the country is calm and peaceful contrary to assertions by Mr Hichilema.
“Mr Hichilema seems to be obsessed with his voice – he likes listening to himself.  In fact, he is so disillusioned to the extent of believing his own propaganda,” Mr Chellah said.
“We have a country to run and ours is a robust agenda to get Zambia working again. Our contract is with the millions of Zambians and not leaders with pessimistic and divisive minds like Mr Hichilema,” he said.
Mr Chellah said Mr Hichilema is a victim of an inherited political vision.
“We wish the late Anderson K. Mazoka [MHSRIP] had lived longer and saved us from the current trial and error headship in the UPND,” he said.
Mr Chellah said the truth is that the UPND urgently requires a new and mature person in charge if they are serious about keeping Mazoka’s vision afloat.
“Mr. Hichilema needs to be reminded that his cantankerous political rhetoric is irritating the Zambian people as there is nothing new in his daily submissions about various national issues that are laced with pessimism and doomed prophecies,” he said.