HH must stop accusing other politicians of tribalism when he in fact is a hard-core tribalist, former UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has charged.
Speaking yesterday in Lusaka, Mr Mwamba said HH was very backwards, stating that when he was with UPND on several occasions he said that Southern Province was a no-go area for PF but that he did not report him to the police.
He said when it suited them, they did not take it as tribalism but because he was now with PF they are portraying him as tribal.
Mr Mwamba said he was very disappointed with Mr Hichilema for trying to portray that he was tribal when what he said was political and it had nothing to do with being tribal.
He said “I didn’t mention about tribes, I said that Northern and Muchinga is a no go area for UPND.
Mr Mwamba who is also former minister of Defense said “Mr. Hichilema is the one who is tribal.
Mr Mwamba said Mr Hichilema should be the last person to accuse others of tribalism when he is the architect of the same.
UPND Northern Province chairperson, Nathan Illunga, on Wednesday lodged a complaint against Mr Mwamba to Kasama Central Police Station accusing him of expressing hatred against other people because of their tribe. This caused panic to GBM’s camp that has now doubled their attacks against HH and UPND.
Mr Illunga said Mr Mwamba was hateful, and that his statement prevented people from exercising their rights.
He said the statement by the former vice president expressed open contempt and hatred for Zambians that hail from Western, North-Western and Southern Provinces.
Last week in Kasama, GBM declared that all Bemba Speaking Regions were now no go areas for the UPND adding that the opposition members should just be campaigning in Southern, Central, Western and North-Western Provinces. “Mr President we have now declared Northern Region as a no go area for UPND members. Let them just concentrate campaigning in areas they come from”, he said.
Police will soon summon GBM.