Kambwili says PF is stage-managing defections to hoodwink people into believing the party is still popular.
The NDC Leader Chishimba Kambwili has observed that PF was staging defections.
“The defections you are seeing are stage-managed defections, the people that have been announced, especially the senior members that have been announced that they have defected from NDC into PF. Some of them have told us and I have got recordings, when I speak to them I do record. One of them just said that ‘look, they (PF) threatened that they were going to transfer my wife from Mansa into Lunga where there is not even a house and there is not electricity if I don’t join them. So they told me that they would punish me and make sure my children grew up in a rural area, because the NDC is messing up PF’. So that’s how they offered him some money to defect, do you think that is a genuine defection? Because that man up to now is still NDC and he give us a lot of information. Another person who was running a business in Luapula, they went and threatened him, closed his business and a few contracts that he had with government they canceled them. He was running a University, they frustrated the University… so it’s just intimidation, people are not moving willingly or because they have found something,” said Kambwili.