UPND Southern Province youths demand Kanjela’s resignition
The UPND in the Southern Province says it finds the failure by the Police to protect and respect the funeral service for late Princess Nakatindi Wina from alleged carders as appalling and a worst show of cowardice and has since demanded for the immediate resignation of Elizabeth Kanjela.
The Party’s youth wing in the province says it was saddening to note that the police service has continued to behave like an extension of the ruling party by failing to take action against political cadres allegedly being sponsored by the ruling party to intimidate and harass those perceived to be against the ruling party.
Party Youth Chairman,Francis Hakayobe says in a statement that the failure by the police led by its spokesperson,Elizabeth Kanjela to take action against the carders that attacked its party leader Hakainde Hichilema was the worst form of cowardice and called on inspector General of Police,Stella Libongani to show her strength and discipline the officers.
Hakayobe said this kind of behavior where cadres are allowed with impunity to attack innocent mourners under the watchful eye of the police is not only a disgrace but a direct defeat of the country’s democracy and cannot be condoned thus the need for the authorities not only to condemn the act but take action.
He said the animal farm type of governance cannot be condoned any longer and threatened that his youths in the province will not take it lying low as they will hit back at any opportunity given as a way of showing the PF that it has the muscle to protect its leadership against undemocratic hooligans.
The Youth leader said the attack on Mr.Hichilema would not have happened had the police shown its teeth instead of growing cold feet and called on the PF leadership not to lead the country into anarchy but uphold its democratic tenets which President Michael Sata and his government swore to uphold.
Hakayobe added that the Zambia Police is yet to witness the wrath of his members if no step is taken to discipline the ailing police officers and added that the UPND leader deserves state police protection just like any other citizen and wondered whether people were ever going to be safe.