By Bennie Mundando
THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has zero chance of winning then 2021 election because they are simply a cult made up of individuals advancing regional and tribal politics, Richard Teaching has said.
Speaking to The Scoop yesterday, major Kachingwe said the UPND must forget about forming Government next year because they had no political mantra to do so, serve for being crybabies who are out to make political noise.
He said the type of politics advanced by the UPND lacked any substance to propel them to victory and that the social media frenzy they have created for themselves that they were forming Government in 2021 will come back to haunt them.
He said the closest the UPND came to forming Government was in 2015 and that since they messed up that chance, they will never have it a second time and that the ruckus that the party was creating in muscling itself up, believing it would win the elections, was a sheer wastage of time.
“They have zero chance of winning the 2021 elections. Get it from me. It is zero. The closest they came to winning the election was 2015 and since chances don’t come every time, they are not going anywhere. God distributes chances so that others can also get them. They had their chance and they misused it and that is it.
“They are out of the race to lead this country because they are preoccupied with talking even over things that do not make sense. They have now become crybabies. There is no leadership to talk about in UPND. That is simply a cult where individuals play regional and tribal politics. Anybody who bases his constituency on regional and tribal politics cannot succeed,” Maj. Kachingwe said.
And Lusaka Province Patriotic Front (PF) secretary Kennedy Kamba likened the PF to a sauntering train which was ready to crush its opponents in 2021.
Mr. Kamba said while there had been a lot of excitement from the UPND and the NDC about the prospects of them joining forces and winning the 2021 elections, no one would unseat the PF because of its robust developmental agenda which it had recorded since coming into power.
He said those who were using the economic challenges that the country was going through as a campaign message, were in for a rude shock as Zambians understood that economic turbulences were temporal.
Efforts to get a comment from UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma proved futile as his phone went unanswered.