Disgruntled UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema has told off his ‘hired gun’ and bush lawyer, John that he is disappointed with him for misleading him on the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu.
On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court ruled for the second time that President Lungu is eligible to stand in the August 2021 elections. It ruled that after ascending to power in 2015 following the death of President Michael Sata, the incumbent only finished the term of the late head of state. This was after UPND MP for Katuba Constituency, Bampi Kapalasa petitioned the Con-Court seeking it’s interpretation on the eligibility of President Lungu.
But Wednesday evening, Hichilema came out with guns blazing telling Sangwa that he should have not lied to him that the eligibility of the president was an open and close issue.
The UPND leader complained that he wasted a lot of money on the issue that Sangwa knew was not going anywhere but chose to mislead them because of the financial benefit that he was enjoying.
“My friend, you shouldn’t have made us waste a lot of money on a futile exercise which you knew was not going to see the light of day. All you were interested in is the money we have been paying you and your many other colleagues,” Hichilema reacted.