By Bennie Mundando
THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are behaving like petrified rats as they have come together ahead of the Lukashya and Mwansabombwe by-elections because they fear the impending defeat, Kennedy Kamba has said.
Speaking to The Scoop today, Mr. Kamba says the two political parties are damn scared of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) hence their desperate move to forge a marriage of convenience which will still not save them.
Mr. Kamba, who is Lusaka Province PF secretary, says the two opposition political parties know that they stand no chance to win the two by-elections neither in their individual capacities nor as a united opposition hence the desperation.
He says the opposition have no campaign message in the forthcoming by-elections other than their usual chorus of imaginary corruption and economic downturn adding that the PF is in pole position to retain the seats because it practices issue-based politics.
“They are behaving like petrified rats. They are feeling the heat and that is why they have decided to work together but even then, they have no capacity to wrestle those two seats from us. Our campaigns are hinged on delivering development across the country.
“They do not learn from their mistakes of character assassination and that is where the difference is. Their hatred for President Edgar Lungu is too much that even electorates can see that. Their alliance is not going anywhere because the UPND is known for riding on other political parties to try and win elections,” Mr. Kamba said.