By Bright Chikele
Dora Siliya chiwelewele sana for questioning my academic
qualifications, charges Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.
And GBM says President Edgar Lungu should reduce his alcohol intake
and upgrade his qualifications because it is making him lose memory.
Meanwhile, the UPND has advised Siliya to stop preoccupying herself
with gossip and focus on work.
Last Friday after Hakainde Hichilema filed his nomination alongside
GBM as his running mate, Siliya posted on her Facebook page that
Zambians were waiting to see the minimum qualifications which GBM had
submitted to the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
“I have just been told UPND has gone with GBM as running mate. It
seems to most of us that the decision is under duress and quite
contentious within the UPND. Some allege HH felt GBM would have been
more destructive had he left him out than biting the bullet of his
being the unpreferred running mate. There (are) others who also claim
HH will still pay a high price with GBM since he has ignored those who
supported him unconditionally like (UPND vice-president political)
Canisius (Banda),” stated Siliya.
“Clearly, many Zambians are still waiting to see what minimum
qualifications GBM has submitted to the returning officer.”
But addressing a rally at Nkwazi Grounds in Ndola’s Chipulukusu
compound on Sunday afternoon, GBM said Dora was foolish indeed to
question his qualifications.
“Ba Dora chiwelewele sana, kuti bachita (Dora is foolish, how can she)
question my qualifications? We did them a donchi kubeba. They were
busy saying HH has picked bana Kaseba, when we were busy with HH
drinking some tea. When we reached Mulungushi Conference Centre,
nafumya ka diploma and asked ba ECZ, ‘you want some more?’, until my
qualification was validated by [ECZ] chairperson justice [Esau] Chulu.
So ba Dora ninshi? Muli chiwelewele,” GBM said as the crowd went into
“Nomba, let me talk about serious issues because we can’t waste time
on Dora ‘Siliti’. PF has failed to govern this country. The very
people who were insulting Michael Sata that he is a fool, he is what,
today they are the ones enjoying in his own party. This country has
collapsed and we need to change and put things in order.”