THE Patriotic Front says it will not engage in politics of braggadocio to respond to what Chishimba Kambwili and the NDC are raising because the ruling party’s focus is to address challenges facing the people.
In a statement issued today, PF media director Sunday Chanda stated that the Patriotic Front did not take seriously remarks from Kambwili that his party was stronger than what the ruling PF was five into its existence.
“We wish to put across to Hon Kambwili, who clearly is suffering from acute political amnesia that PF, five (5) years into its existence was winning Parliamentary by-elections against the then ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD),”
Chanda stated in reaction to Kambwili’s statement during the NDC meeting in Mufulira.
“Hon Kambwili would therefore be wise to know that it is not the numbers of people who turn up to watch two political clowns performing some circus in Mufulira. The strength of a political Party is measured by the elections it can win especially against an incumbent.”
He stated that if Kambwili insisted on portraying the NDC as a popular party, he should vacate office and pave way for a by-election in Roan Constituency.
“In this regard, we put it to Hon Kambwili and his NDC that let him pave way for a by-election in Roan Constituency by withdrawing the matter before the courts [where he has challenged his expulsion from the PF]. Otherwise, we have refused to engage in politics of braggadocio. We have a nation looking up to PF in Government for real answers to their real challenges and that is where we shall invest our time. Anyone interested in flexing political muscle is welcome to dare challenge us in a Parliamentary by-election especially in Luanshya’s Roan Constituency,”