Rupiah Banda Needs Prayers-VJ
Former parliamentary Chief whip Vernon Mwaanga says he has forgiven fourth republican president Rupiah Banda for rebuking him during Muvi TV’s Assignment programme.
Mr. Banda revealed on the programme last evening that he dropped Mr. Mwaanga as his campaign manager because of his questionable character.
But Mr. Mwaanga, in a statement released to MUVI TV News, is asking Zambians of goodwill to pray for Mr. Banda and to forgive him for what he said.
Referring to his new book entitled “The long Sunset”, the veteran politician explains that he has given a fair and balanced account of Mr. Banda’s presidency.
He adds that the personal and family ties that unite his family and that of Mr. Banda are by far greater than the forces which divide them.
And former President Rupiah Banda called on Zambians to support incumbent Michael Sata. Featuring of MUVI TV on the Assignment programme on Sunday, Mr. Banda said it will be wishful thinking for the Zambian people to expect President Sata and the Patriotic Front-PF- Government to meet their aspirations without giving full support to the Government of the day.
Mr Banda who recently stepped down as president of the former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy-MMD-, said Zambians should put aside their political affiliations and rally behind the leadership of President Sata for the sake of national development.
Ever since Mr Banda and the MMD suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the PF in the September 20, 2011 elections, the two leaders have not been in good books.
President Sata’s Government has instituted an array of investigations into Mr. Banda’s regime and pressure for the removal of the former leader’s immunity has been amounting.
However, Mr. Rupiah Banda has said he is available for any national assignment if called upon by President Sata as he did when he together with First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda joined Vice President Dr Guy Scott to travel to Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations final in Gabon on the 12th February.