Three opposition political parties in the eastern province have vowed not to participate in this year’s youth day celebrations scheduled for tomorrow.
Opposition Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD), United Party for National Development (UPND) and the National Restoration Party (NAREP) in the province say they will not participate in this year’s youth day celebrations due to the unfavorable political environment prevailing in the country.
Eastern province MMD youth Chairman Chembe Daka said his members will not participate as one way of showing displeasure against the manner in which their party president Dr Nevers Mumba is being treated.
He said it will be unreasonable for the MMD youths to be celebrating when Dr Mumba is going through so many problems.
Mr Daka said that the party will not risk taking their youths for the celebrations to be attacked.
And UPND national youth Chairperson Michael Chuzu said his party will not participate in the celebrations alleging that PF cadres are violent and don’t have respect for the opposition political parties and may attack them at the occasion.
And National Restoration Party-NAREP youths in eastern province have joined the opposition MMD and UPND not to participate in the youth day celebrations which fall tomorrow.
NAREP provincial youth chairman Clement Mbewe said his members will not participate in the celebrations saying it is pointless for youths in the country to celebrate this day as they are allegedly starving due to lack of employment.
Mr Mbewe has further said the opposition political parties in the country are not recognized in most national events such as traditional ceremonies and other events.
And reacting to MMD provincial chairperson Chembe Daka, the Patriotic Front in eastern province has refuted claims by Mr Daka that the party plans to attack opposition parties taking part in national events.
Patriotic Front provincial vice chairperson Attan Mwamba has asked the opposition MMD to give proper reasons as to why they have decided not to take part in the youth day celebrations, because PF is a peaceful party and has no plans of attacking anyone.
Mr Mwamba said MMD should just accept that it has lost direction.
There we go again ! Funny how the oppositions tries to politicize everything even on important national days like this.Sad.
We will eat their share of spoils.
THEY ARE ALL LEAD BY !D!OTS AND THEY BLINDLY JUST FOLLOW.
and yet you will call on me(Youth) when voting time comes. Ever heard of the grooming of young trees?
Who cares imwe ba Koswe?? Nonsense Opposition in Zambia!!
So what if you have boycotted?
LT it is good to see that your site is fast again.It was hell in the morning.
More food and booz for PF youth. All national events will take place with or without the opposition.
TWALYA, AGAIN ISN’T IT?
It is your loss! This is a national event for all Zambians, so if you do not participate, other Zambians will surely do.
You are abandoning the youth, not PF.
OH! THESE !D!OTS, ALSO. WHO CARES WHETHER YOU ATTEND OR NOT. REAL PEOPLE WITH INTEREST TO SEE THE COUNTRY WILL ATTEND. SEEK AND TAIRED OF THESE !D!OTS. CANT WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO TALKING ABOUT ADVANCING OUR COUNTRY?
LT, CAN YOU PLEASE, MAKE A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE BY REPORTING MORE ON THE PROGRESSIVE STRIDES OF THE COUNTRY WITH A LOT OF PICTURES. THIS SUGGESTION IN ITSELF IS MARKETING ZAMBIA TO THE OUTSIDERS WHO WOULD BE INSPIRED WITH THE POSITIVE IMAGE OF ZAMBIA TO VISIT THE COUNTRY AND SPEND A FEW DOLLARS, POUNDS, YENS, ETC. YOU KNOW, YOU CAN AS AN ELECTRONIC PAPER CONTRIBUTE A LOT TO MARKETING ZAMBIA AS A CHOSEN TOURIST DESTINATION AND INDIRECTLY CREATE MORE JOBS FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. MAKE A MARK- LEAVE THIS NEGATIVITY ABOUT OUR COUNTRY TO THE DOGS- ZWD. I THINK YOU ARE CURRENTLY THE WIDELY READ ELECTRONIC ZAMBIAN PAPER. SO, USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MARKET YOUR COUNTRY. THANK YOU.
@ Peter, you are just another PF useless & brainless cadre. Are you in the family forest i wonder? Your comments usually show greedy & selfishness. A blind follower of blind Ukwa.
Pf is not a violent party but Pf cadres are killing Pf cadres, three now in Pf are died bcoz of Pf violent. The first one in Mufumbwe you accused a Upnd old man former Ambasador, the two in L/stone, one you acused Garry MP Upnd & another one just said its Upnd.
please this youth day celebration is not for PF,MMD,UPND,but all Zambians,let us change people
These boycotts are hitting the PF hard. They perpetuate violence and think are smarter than everybody else. Iam so fed up of this party and i cant wait for them to go into oblivion in 2016
GIVE US THE MONEY LIATO BURRIED
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