The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Vice Chairperson for Mobilisation Geoffrey Mwamba has dispelled claims by Chief Mukuni that President Edgar Lungu’s running mate Professor Nkandu Luo and Chishimba Kambwili are tribalists.
Mr Mwamba said the sentiments by the traditional leader are false and baseless.
He said the trio are not tribalists but they only tell Zambians the truth.
In an interview, Mr Mwamba who is also PF Northern Province Presidential campaign Manager says he respect Chief Mukuni therefore he cannot attack him in any way.
He said the challenge with Chief Mukuni is that he cannot accept that the trio have been telling Zambians the truth of what happened in 2016 general elections.
“If we tell Zambians that people in Southern vote for HH because he comes from there is that tribalism. These are the facts,” he says.
Mr Mwamba said he, Prof Luo and Mr Kambwili advising people from Muchinga, Luapula and Northern to support their tribal cousin President Dr Lungu it is not championing tribalism because his their own.
He said it is disheartening that the traditional leader always talks about tribalism which is a catalyst for causing confusion in the country.