The Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD) has described as very unfortunate, the statement by Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDP) President Ludwig Sondashi, that he wants to become President of Zambia so that he could go and enjoy with his family at State House.
SACCORD Information Officer, Michelo Mwango, said the statement clearly shows that Dr Sondashi wants to become President for his own personal and family gain.
Ms Mwango told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the statement by Dr Sondashi was very unfortunate, especially from a politician of his calibre.
She said an individual aspiring to be the President of Zambia should put the interest of the Zambians first.
She also said those aspiring for Presidency but were not interested in developing the country should not be given a single chance to rule.
Ms Mwango said the people of Zambia do not want selfish leaders to rule them but leaders who would go to State House to serve them better and address real issues affecting the country.
She said Dr Sondashi has also shown that if he became head of state the country would develop in any way.
Ms Mwango said Zambians expected Dr Sondashi to talk about how he would consider developing Zambia.
She said it was unfortunate that Dr Sondashi told patriotic Zambians about how he would want to enjoy with his family if he became the head of state.
Dr Ludwig Sondashi, who is former minister of Works and Supply,said during the official launch of his new political party FDP, that he wants to go to State House in order enjoy with his family because they have been suffering a lot after he resigned from the ruling MMD.