Chief Government spokesperson and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili has has described former Deputy Minister of Justice and Chilanga MMD member of Parliament (MP) Keith Mukata as an underweight who has been a huge liability to the ruling party.
Reacting to news of Mr Mukata’s resignation, Mr Kambwili dismissed Mr Mukata’s sentiments and advised him to disclose that he has been working with the UPND for some time now.
Mr Kambwili said Mr Mukata has allegedly been playing tribal politics.
“Mr Mukata should not criticise the President but should tell the nation what he has been telling the people that Chilanga has a lot of Tongas than any other tribe and that he cannot win the seat if he contested on any other political party apart from the UPND.
And PF Chilanga district chairperson Simon Nsunge says the party in Chilanga is happy that Mr Mukata has joined the UPND because he is allegedly a finished politician who has been working to divide the party.
Mr Nsunge said Mr Mukata was a political liability to the PF and the people of Chilanga and his departure is “good riddance”.
“Mr Mukata worked very well to antagonise civil servants and the council just to gain selfish political mileage. This has rendered him very unpopular among civil servants in Chilanga,” he said.
Mr Nsunge said the Chilanga parliamentarian is difficult to work with because of his ‘I know it all’ attitude.