THE victory in Roan is the beginning of a revolution by the Zambian people against the PF because they are tired of fake promises by President Edgar Lungu and his government, says NDC vice-president Josephs Akafumba.
And Akafumba, a prominent lawyer, says Zambians are waiting to see Bowman Lusambo walk naked as he had promised that he will if the PF lost the Roan Constituency by-election.
Meanwhile, Akafumba says the NDC and its alliance partners, the UPND, are unstoppable.
Commenting on the victory of the NDC and UPND alliance candidate Joseph Chishala, Akafumba, a former justice permanent secretary, said the Roan by-election was one of the people against President Lungu and his government.
“They [PF] put in everything, they abused the government machinery in an effort to win the by-election in Luanshya…. I had previously said that the PF would rather lose Bahati and not Roan, because they considered the battle as being against Chishimba Kambwili but they found that it was actually themselves against the Zambian people. This is the beginning of a revolution against the PF because people are tired of fake promises by President Edgar Lungu and his government. My appeal to the Zambian people is that they should emulate Luanshya residents and support the UPND and NDC alliance under the leadership of Chishimba Kambwili and Hakainde Hichilema,” Akafumba said.
He added that the PF should know that there was a limit to everything in life and that even a bribe could not satisfy people.
Akafumba, who is also a former PF provincial chairperson of Southern Province under the leadership of Michael Sata, said the PF was no
longer a party that was founded on pro-poor principles.
“Under the leadership of Sir Michael (Sata), we were respected by all Zambians even in the remotest areas of Zambia. Sata, may his soul rest in peace, was a guardian angel sent to the Zambian people to enable them see what true leadership is supposed to be. Unfortunately, just like Jesus, he never stayed for too long as a Head of State, as God recalled him. This was again a lesson to us to see that we can have visionless leaders such as the PF leader Edgar Lungu. It is a lesson to us that we need to wake up and choose true leaders that have the passion to save the poor and not enrich themselves,” he said.
“However, we want to congratulate the Zambian people for supporting us and also our alliance partners the UPND. This is what it should be, we
are unstoppable,” Akafumba said.
On Lusambo and PF secretary general Davis Mwila, Akafumba said if he [Lusambo] does not embark on a naked protest walk as he threatened Zambians and Mwila does not resign then Zambians should view them a jokers.
“They knew what they were cooking, they put in everything to try and rig the elections that is why they promised the unthinkable such as walking naked and resigning if the PF lost. So we are waiting for Lusambo to walk naked and Mwila to resign if they are leaders worth their salt. If not then Zambians must take them as jokers,” he said.
“The other issue is that all the ministers and State House agents such as Kaizar Zulu scampered out of Luanshya the moment they got to know that they had lost. If they can do this in Roan, what about in 2021? They will flee the country, they will cross the borders,” said Akafumba.