NATIONAL Democratic Congress deputy mobilisation chairman Fabian Mutale has challenged the PF to stop pursuing their resigned councillor in Roan Constituency in an effort to rescind his decision.
In an interview, Mutale challenged the PF to stop pursuing Angel Kahale, who resigned as Lumumba ward 22 councillor on June 12 so that their perceived popularity could be put to test in the impending by-election.
Mutale said the PF were avoiding embarrassing results like it was during the parliamentary by-election because the ward was right in the heart of Roan Constituency.
“PF has been celebrating induced resignations of UPND councillors but their time has also come to test their popularity. And the beauty about this specific ward is that the current mayor of Luanshya was area councillor there and we challenge PF to make him campaign manager more so that he is the Copperbelt provincial chairman. They are scared, they at all cost don’t want the repeat of what happened during the Roan parliamentary seat but they have no choice, we will face off,” Mutale said.
Mutale said his party’s win in Roan parliamentary by-election was not a fluke but an indication that PF had lost grip on the Copperbelt.
He further challenged the PF to prove their ‘hallucinations’ that Copperbelt was still their stronghold by allowing the ward by-election to take place.
Mutale said the PF’s perceived popularity was a fallacy as the status quo tells a different story and the Roan ward elections would be the best litmus test.
“As NDC, we are ready to prove to the PF that winning the Roan seat was not a fluke but a litmus test for more things yet to come. Lekeni tukomeko nakambi ka friendly (let us have another friendly game) so that we prove to you that Roan Constituency belongs to NDC in its totality,” Mutale said.
“If we had a way, we would have liked that PF fields Nathan Chanda, who has been preaching his popularity in Luanshya! Kuti twafwaya ukumusepela mumwakwe pakweba ati icalo conse camona ati (We would like to beat him right in his backyard so that the country see that) NDC means business,” said Mutale.