United National Independent Party (UNIP), Livingstone District Vice Chairman, Martin Pelton has said the confusions in the UPND and PF Pact are a clear testimony that the opposition has failed to challenge Rupiah Banda.
Mr.Pelton 65, a veteran freedom fighter, said only UNIP managed to form a viable Pact with the African National Congress (ANC) Party in 1964.
He said the idea of opposition parties merging has lost meaning and most of the Pacts in modern politics are based on selfish motives.
“The only Pact that has worked was that of UNIP and ANC in 1964 and it was launched in London…It was formed for a purpose and the purpose was to get independence which we did unlike these Pacts we see where anyone is just trying to climb on top of the other,” he said.
Mr.Pelton said this in an interview with ZANIS yesterday.
Meanwhile Mr.Pelton is seeking refugee away from his home after escaping lynching from his son. Mr.Pelton told ZANIS in an interview that his son threatened to beat him up and kill him after he complained about a missing door
flame frame in the house.
The only Pact that has worked was that of UNIP and ANC in 1964 and it was launched in London…It was formed for a purpose and the purpose was to get independence which we did unlike these Pacts we see where anyone is just trying to climb on top of the other
He said he has vowed not to go back home until the Police apprehend his ruthless son.The 65 year old veteran politician furthermore condemned the Police’s
attitude to work after a Police Officer at Dambwa Police reluctantly attended to his complaint.
He said the Police Officer named Lubinda could not respond favorably to the senior citizen’s complaint despite his life being endangered.
He further condemned the Police Officer for telling him to provide transport when the Government bought vehicles for the Police.
The visibly annoyed old man challenged the Police to be vigilant and protect lives of innocent people instead of leaving the criminals to rejoice at the expense peace.
Meanwhile Southern Province Police Commanding Officer,Lemmy Kajoba could not be contacted for a comment on whether the Police has failed to curb crime in the town as it was sports day for the security service.
But a Police Officer at Central Police who answered a 991 toll free line confirmed that Mr.Pelton’s son had not been arrested by press time.