- Mr Kakoma said Mr Kansonso was a rejected MP who was hanging himself with a rope from electorates because of his continued questionable manoeuvres with PF.
By AARON CHIYANZO
SOLWEZI West Member of Parliament, Teddy Kasonso has not listened to advice not to awkwardly mingle with the Patriotic Front so everyone has let him be, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has said.
Mr Kakoma said Mr Kansonso was a rejected MP who was hanging himself with a rope from electorates because of his continued questionable manoeuvres with PF.
He said Mr Kasonso was lying when he claimed that no MP could take development to a constituency without Government support.
But when contacted, Mr Kansonso said Mr Kakoma did not even know how to run a constituency hence he would not want to comment further.
“I don’t want to comment further, I already talked in my constituency. Mr Kakoma does not even know how to run a constituency,” he said.
Mr Kakoma said Mr Kasonso had on several times been advised against associating with PF in an awkward manner but that he does not listen.
“What do you do with a person who doesn’t listen? Just watch him,” he said.
Mr Kakoma said Mr Kansonso had been duped into believing that PF was delivering development.
He said councils were delivering development in most districts and not the central Government.
Mr Kakoma said in an interview that the development Mr Kasonso was boasting about in his constituency was delivered by the council, which were dominated by the UPND.
He said Mr Kasonso was now siding with the ruling party because the electorate in his constituency did not want him.
Mr Kakoma said Solwezi West constituents had made it clear that they did not want Mr Kasonso, and it was the reason he was now associating himself with PF.
“The people of Solwezi West have already said that they do not want Mr Kasonso. They have rejected him and that’s he is doing this,” he said.
Mr Kakoma warned that Mr Kasonso’s ‘games’ with the PF were tantamount to hanging himself with a rope.
He however said that it was up to the grassroot officials in his constituency to re-adopt him in the 2021 elections.
Mr Kasonso said it was not necessary for UPND MPs to ignore the Government due to partisan politics because they would deny people the much-needed development.
He said opposition MPs should be bold enough to tell the electorate that even the CDF administered through Ward Development Committees was from the Government to develop communities.