REACTION TO POST EDITORIAL SENTIMENTS IN THEIR PUBLICATION OF TODAY, 12TH APRIL 2015 – ISSUED BY SUNDAY CHANDA, VICE CHAIRPERSON FOR PF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
LUSAKA, APRIL 12, 2015 — The Post Editorial questioning His Excellency Presidency Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s dedication and loyalty to late President Michael Sata’s vision is in bad taste and must be despised by all reasonable Zambians. While they attempt to misrepresent and dilute what President Sata stood for, Zambians know that if there is an attribute the late President had, it was that he was not vindictive. Zambians are aware that there are elements in this nation, the cartel, which thrives on holding Presidents captive but this they have found difficulty to do with President Lungu.
They would rather that President Lungu submits to them by protecting their interests while injuring those of the nation at large, all in the name of keeping with the legacy. President Lungu shall not be blackmailed into this cheap, nonsensical and childish propaganda by men and women of ill-intent for the nation. Indeed Zambians know that the axis of evil has erupted and represented by very well-known personalities.
Zambia cannot afford to allow these people in any public office of service because their agenda of self-enrichment have seen the fight against corruption, turned into a witch-hunt which has in many ways targeted those in leadership, while allowing criminal activities of the cartel to flourish. This is unacceptable and the Law enforcement agencies must act swiftly. Individuals such as Mukelebai Mukelebai, the former DPP, where hounded to death. It is the same individuals who continue to champion agendas of hate and Zambians must reject such elements for who they are.
This Cartel is known for its ferocity to destabilize Zambia through several schemes, such as eliminating perceived elements as well as misinforming citizens through its propaganda machine and that of its allies at home and in the Diaspora. They have succeeded in recruiting desperate Opposition parties in exchange for media coverage. The Patriotic Front, through its Candidate then, President Edgar Lungu, made clear during its Campaigns that Zambia is not for sale. It is neither for sale to the Cartel or its allies and it is not for sale to any other power. If any of these people want the support of Zambians, they must genuinely repent and abandon their ways!
Therefore, today’s Editorial in the Post Newspaper fails to past the morality test of questioning the morality, length, width and indeed depth of President Edgar C Lungu’s comprehension of the PF Vision which late President Michael Sata served diligently. Let it be known that President Lungu and PF shall not be dictated to by the Post Newspaper. It is not up to the Post Newspaper or indeed Rainbow Party’s Wynter Kabimba to tell Zambians the extent of dedication President Lungu attaches to the PF vision which Zambians served.
It has been said over and again that the late President Sata served the PF vision and it was on that premise that he got elected to office. President Sata never went to State House to serve an egoistic vision. His personal conviction about a better Zambia was subjected to the bigger vision of the party he founded, the Patriotic Front (PF). The PF vision is not as simplistic as the Post Newspaper Editorial and indeed Kabimba wish to portray. President Sata never founded the PF to subject it to his personal vision. He founded the PF with a vision to outlive him.
President Sata never meant for PF to become a vehicle for witch-hunt and it is those who are crying out the loudest who attempted to usurp power and control from the late President Sata so that PF becomes a vehicle to hate, hurt and injure. President Sata founded PF with a vision that had sufficient room for renewal and growth. Therefore it can be said to PF detractors that President Lungu and the PF will continue to build and grow the organizational vision for a better Zambia, an equitable Zambia and a Zambia freed from the yoke the cartel placed around its neck.
The Zambians can therefore be proud of the decision they made on 20th January 2015 because in President Edgar Lungu, they have a selfless and courageous leader who is making difficult but important decisions for the good of the Country. PF under President Lungu will not shy away from organizational renewal including building on the founding vision of one patriarch Michael Sata and his comrades. PF therefore calls on all Zambians of goodwill to dismiss the allegations raised in the Post Newspaper editorial with the contempt deserved.
Issued by: Sunday Chanda (Mr) –
Vice Chairperson: PF Media and Publicity Committee