25 February 2013

Zambia: Scott Is Politicking On Three UPND MPs - Mweetwa

United Party for National Development (UPND) deputy spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says Vice-President Gy Scott is merely politicking when suggesting three more opposition MPs will accept ministerial positions from the ruling party.

Two UNPD MPs were bought by the Patriotic Front. Reverend Howard Sikwela was enticed with rewards and cash to ditch Livingstone and just recently Greyford Monde accepted a deputy ministerial position.

There are about 10 opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) MPs serving the PF government in inferior ministerial position.

At a campaign rally in Masaiti, Vice-President Guy Scott says three more members of Parliament (MP) from the opposition UPND are expected to join government soon.

Dr Scott claimed that most MPs have realised that working with the ruling party is the only way their constituencies are going to develop.

"Our appointing of MPs to serve in Government is aimed at developing the country further not these accusations that we want to destabilise the opposition," he said.

But Mweetwa said no other MP from the UPND was willing to join the PF because they were a bunch of failures who had failed to fulfill their lavish campaign promises.

He said there was nothing inspiring about the UPND and joining them will be political suicide.

Mweetwa challenged Dr Scott to name the MPs that were due to join the ruling party.

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