- Mr Tembo said the UPND must however realise that the politics which they are trying hard to copy from the PF and Mr Sata worked for them but that does not mean it will work for Hakainde Hichilema or the UPND.
By IRVIN MUYUMBWA
UPND has been failing to win elections because it has been trying so much to copy the politics of the late Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front in general of ‘chimwela’ morale, Patriots for Economic Progress leader Sean Tembo has revealed.
Mr Tembo said the UPND must however realise that the politics which they are trying hard to copy from the PF and Mr Sata worked for them but that does not mean it will work for Hakainde Hichilema or the UPND.
“You know the politics of Sata and PF worked at that particular time and that does not mean they will work forever because like the saying goes lightening does not strike the same place twice. It worked for Sata and so it can’t work for HH or UPND,” Mr Tembo said.
Mr Tembo was speaking when he featured on Millennium Radio’s The Interview programme.
He said the UPND or any other political party must therefore come up with their own unique approach of trying to entice people’s support instead of copying the PF’s chimwela type of politics.
And Mr Tembo said he ditched the UPND led opposition alliance because he thought it was going to be of mutual benefit but it was one sided as his party continued to spend its financial resources for the alliance which came as a huge cost to his party.
Mr Tembo said while still with the opposition alliance, he managed to facilitate a fundraising event where over K1 million was raised but he did not claim any of the money or said any negatives about the UPND not until its leader, Mr Hichilema started debating per-sonalities.
“He started calling me a surrogate of the PF and that I visit State House regularly which are totally unfounded allegations coming from the main opposition leader. Ever since that attack, we have found it necessary to respond,” he said.
“To a large extent, HH is a very weak politician. He is not able to debate an idea, he quickly becomes emotional and loses his temper instead of justifying his position. That is the same handicap we have with President Lungu.,” Mr Tembo said.