PATRICK Mwanawasa has described President Rupiah Banda’s leadership as meaningless and unreasonable.
In an interview on Thursday in Ndola, where he was meeting some PF officials, Patrick said he did not know what President Banda was trying to achieve and could not resonate with what was happening in the nation.
“I am very happy with the decision I made of joining the Patriotic Front because I have been welcomed with open arms. I know that some people are happy about it, while others are not but it’s my decision. I can clearly say so far, so good,” he said.
He said he had no feeling for President Banda’s leadership but respected him because he was the President of the country.
Patrick also said President Banda was going to be ashamed because he was going to win the Kafulafuta parliamentary seat with a landslide.
He said he was confident of winning the seat because his late father (president Levy Mwanawasa) built a strong foundation on the Copperbelt where he was highly respected.
Patrick said he had been vindicated by Chongwe member of parliament Sylvia Masebo’s resignation for those that said that he was immature.
He said Masebo was a true woman with national identity but had resigned from the MMD, which was a very big loss to the ruling party.
Patrick said with Masebo’s resignation from the MMD, the ruling party would not have easy elections because more people were going to defect to the opposition PF.
“Those showing disrespect to my father are those not mentioning his name or the developments he made, but I am confident of winning the Kafulafuta seat and no one will take it away from me,” he said.
Patrick said change was inevitable and that it was time for MMD to leave room for other parties to rule as well because Zambia was a democratic country.