GBM IN SELF POLITICAL DESTRUCTION MODE, BEING BOUGHT BY CORRUPT PF TO DESTABILISE UPND WILL SEND HIM INTO POLITICAL OBLIVION.
Yotamu Mtayachalo writes below…
Yes GBM may try to destabilize the UPND in some regions especially in Northern,Luapula and Muchinga but in my view he maybe taking a very dangerous political journey and consequently destroying his own political career he has built for himself in light of allegations that he has been bought by the PF.
While the UPND may experience some political turbulences after a fall out with the former Kasama law maker which is normal for a party destined to rule,it may also create a window of opportunity for NDC and UPND to consolidate their alliance depending on how the major opposition party handles the anticipated crisis.
Further the UPND must also be careful as it goes for a convention because it can either break or strengthen the party because the PF will work very hard to see to it that confusion engulfs the major opposition party post convention so unity must be guarded very jealously.
The position of Veep maybe problematic for UPND if they elect a person who may not have an open mind and exercise a spirit of give and take come 2021 by paving way for CK to be the running mate to HH in an event that the two parties go in an alliance so they must elect a right person who is selfless and sober for the crucial position or temporarily freeze the position of Veep at the convention to preserve unity ahead of the crucial 2021 general election.
Furthermore the UPND will have to intensify its public relations or damage control programs countrywide to counter the damage GBM may cause if he is suspended or resigns and then decides to embark on the countrywide campaign to destabilize the party.
So for now we can only wait and see how political events unfold in the major opposition party but definitely this is a test case for President HH on well he manage the anticipated political crisis.