Mrs Phiri said the UPND has failed to convince the majority of Zambians because it is only for the intellectuals.
She said the PF is confident heading into the 2016 general elections because it is the only political party with a clear message for the ordinary Zambian.
She was speaking last evening when she featured on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview TV programme.
‘The 2016 elections will be about everything, let the best candidate win. As PF we are very ready.”
‘They will continue appealing to the intellectuals, the elite and they will continue losing elections, for us, the PF is a party for the real people,’ she said.
‘2016 will be about people, it will be about everything. Identify a talent which God has given you to mix with the Kings, it doesn’t say through your academics, you will shake hands with Kings,’ she said.
She added, ‘The 2016 elections will be about everything, let the best candidate win. As PF we are very ready.”
‘In the UPND, you have a member of Parliament like Hon. Jack Mwiimbu who demeans Marketeers in his debate in Parliament. If anything, me as a Marketeer will take on Hon. Mwiimbu and the UPND in the 2016 election campaigns for that careless statement,’ she said.
‘We will go out and tell our fellow Marketeers that the UPND is not the party for you. It is a party for the intellectuals and not the common person and we will see how that will go.’
Mrs Phiri also accused some traditional leaders in Southern Province of promoting tribalism by propping up the UPND.
HH called my late President Michael Sata a Chimbwi No plan, did you hear Bisa or Bemba Chiefs call for a meeting?’
‘Why is it that only the Chiefs from Southern Province are the ones to talk about tribe? We had late President Mwanawasa who was called a Cabbage, did you see Lamba Chiefs call for a meeting to discuss that issue? Even Rupiah Banda, we called him Nyama Soya, did you see Nkhosi call for a meeting? HH called my late President Michael Sata a Chimbwi No plan, did you hear Bisa or Bemba Chiefs call for a meeting?’
‘The Chiefs from Southern Province were so quick to call for a Cuudu Caitwa over my Kachema remarks because they are interested in tribalism. What is even worse, a Kachema or a Chimbwi? A Chimbwi is an animal without a plan but that is what they used to call late President Sata.