The opposition UPND in Southern Province has charged that God did not create a special tribe to rule Zambia.
UPND Livingstone District Spokesman Neto Habalwa told Journalists in Livingstone that there is no tribe in Zambia that is more special than others.
Mr. Habalwa argued that some political opponents rush to accusing the UPND of tribalism because they cannot compete with the party’s principles, ideologies and its vision for Zambia.
He said the tribal accusations are a cheap ploy by some politicians to demonize the UPND and reduce its chances of forming the next government.
Mr. Habalwa said the UPND realizes that its huge support in the Southern Province maybe misunderstood hence the decision to start penetrating other regions.
He said the senior party leadership is aware that to win a general election, the UPND needs to get votes from across the country.
Mr. Habalwa appealed to Zambians to be fair when judging the UPND and the Tongas in general using the tribal card.
He said it is a fact that Tongas are not tribal compared to other regions adding that Zambians should look beyond tribe when choosing their leaders.