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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

RB thanks Zambians for rejecting violence

Headlines RB thanks Zambians for rejecting violence

President Rupiah Banda and Inspector General of Police Francis Kabonde at the police pass-out parade in Lilayi

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has thanked Zambians for rejecting a culture of violence during election campaigns.

And President Banda has lashed out at some opposition leaders in the country for criticizing him for his trips abroad.

Speaking on arrival at Livingstone International Airport today, President Banda said he is happy that various leaders in the country including the church have spoken against violence during election campaigns.

He said the ongoing campaigns for the Luena and Chifubu parliamentary by elections have been peaceful, an indication that the people have listened to their leaders on the need to observe a violence free campaign.

President Banda said he is grateful that Zambians want peace and democracy to prevail as evidenced by the mature manner campaigns have been conducted in Luena and Chifubu constituencies.

The President said the MMD was poised to triumph in the 2011 presidential and general elections because it has always withstood the pressure of the opposition.

He said the MMD has always won elections despite opposition parties ganging up against it simply because the Zambian people feel the MMD is the best party to be in power.

President Banda told hundreds of Livingstone residents who welcomed him at the airport that the MMD is determined to reduce poverty and improve the lives of Zambians.

He described as wishful thinking by some opposition leaders to tell Zambians that this country will not have problems once they ascended to power.

One of the cadre assaulted during the Mufumbwe bye-elections (picture courtsey of Post Newspaper)

And president Banda lashed out at some opposition party leaders who are always condemning his trips abroad.

He explained that Zambia has ratified several treaties with various international organizations and the country is under obligation to fulfill the requirements of the treaties.

President Banda said Zambia cannot isolate itself from the rest of the world when it is a member to regional bodies and other international organizations.

President Banda is on a two days official visit to Livingstone during which he will grace the Bene Mukuni traditional ceremony of the Toka leya people of Kazungula district.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Mmd cadres are the ones who cause the violence with RBs blessings of course.y cant he call a spade a spade and not a big spoon?rb shud also learn 2 delegate when it comes 2 his trips and not taking the whole cabinet

  2. so his trips abroad are non-negotiable since they fulfil the obligations of the conventions that Zambia is signatory to? It will be interesting the language of those conventions which requires the president of Zambia to be jumping on the plane at every excuse!

  3. Zambians have rejected the culture of violence, which means they have rejected RB and MMD that promotes the culture of violence, ichipuma:-?:-?:-? but solomon musonda promotes that culture, ba RB tompwe yalitika

  4. Our President’s deranged and disloyal behavior will only serve to confine the ruling MMD to the abyss / political oblivion in the next election. MMD members are in danger of being blamed by history for saddling us with Rupiah. His dysfunctional character, physical and intellectual exhaustion and lack of either vision or communications skills are so painfully evident to the public.

  5. THE REASON WHY THERE HAS BEEN NO VIOLENCE IS THAT THE OLD DINOSAUR CALLED WILLIAM BANDA IS STUCK IN LUSAKA TALKING TO CADRES.

    THERE HAS BEEN NO BUS LOADS OF MMD KAPONYAS BEING SHIPPED TO THE FRONT THIS TIME.
    NO LOSERS EQUAL NO TROUBLE.

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