FORMER National Democratic Congress-NDC political advisor Chris Zumani Zimba says there are clever scammers in the Patriotic Front – PF who are plotting the removal of President Lungu from the party leadership.
He says it is clear that some PF inner cycle political advisors and government policy gurus are genius gamblers and Judas who are scheming to systematically dethrone and replace Lungu soon or later by constantly and deliberately making him look politically evil and unpopular at national, regional and international level.
Last week Office of the President sources told KT that there is a group within PF calling itself Luapula United led by Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela and party secretary general Davis Mwila to oust Lungu out of leadership at the next convention.
According to OP sources, the Luapula United Bemba clique is believed to be manipulating intraparty election outcomes in order to put proxies into party structures who will vote for Chitotela at the next convention against Lungu. Other Luapula members include Mumbi Phiri, Elizabeth Phiri, Kennedy Kamba, Lloyd Kazhiya, Antonio Mwanza, Nathan Chanda, Mulenga Kampamba, and Christopher Kang’ombe (yet to be confirmed). The OP is yet to reveal names of others.
However, Chris Zumani Zimba says President Lungu is wrongly advised intentionally by those who want to make him look evil and undesirable. He cites the treatment of Kenyan national Pro Lumumba by the Zambian Immigration as inappropriate but a well calculated move by Lungu’s inner rivals to make the Head of State unpopular domestically, regionally and globally.
“Thus, the schemers of this notorious decisions to deport Lumumba upon arrival at KK Airport in Lusaka did not help both President Lungu and Zambia because they only succeeded at overrating Lumumba’s profile above Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as celebrated him in the sky for nothing while the political injury on Lungu’s presidency and Zambia’s democratic credentials continue to plummet nationally, regionally and globally.”
“The conclusion is the same: there are few clever men and women within the PF government and party whose aim is to dethrone Lungu in style by making him look dragon or act authoritarian in the eyes of many Zambians, regional and global citizens. If they meant well for Lungu, the state officials could have engaged the organizers in advance and inform them that Zambia could not host Lumumba for this and that reason. This is crucial because Lumumba’s deportation now sounds very dragon as he been in Zambia before for similar engagements and was allowed by the same government. Someone is seriously painting Lungu to look too brutal and politically oppressive-a president with no regards for human rights”
Chris Zumani further says those who want to oust Lungu have styled him to look politically poisonous, unchristian and intolerant indeed while his political leadership indirectly declines and faints at home and abroad.
“Who on earth can advise an entire Republican President to fire a Cabinet Minister alone for alleged corruption of donor money without the Permanent Secretary or any director in the ministry in question while within few days, the same President and Zambians are told that the money was never stolen but kept intact at a named bank? The scheme within against Lungu is the same. Through deliberate policy blunders, misleading actions and contradictory postures, the genius political gurus around Lungu are dangerously winning to achieve their hidden agenda as they paint him either politically dull or evil as well as present the Zambian president to be a high profiled subject of public scorn and political humiliation. Gradually, it is clear that Lungu’s political potency both at national and international level is being eroded while someone is being tipped and mentored to take over from him by the same few men and women he trusts”