HAKAINDE HICHILEMA’S CONDUCT AT HEROES STADIUM BEHAVIOR A MORAL DELUGE AS HE FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THE PRESENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU – ISSUED BY SUNDAY CHANDA, VICE CHAIRPERSON FOR PF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
LUSAKA, APRIL 25, 2015 — Zambians must condemn United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s refusal to recognize the presence of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu today at Heroes Stadium where Seventh Day Adventist members gathered in celebrating 1 million church membership in Zambia.
Political maturity demands statesmanship and rising above pettiness, a test Mr. Hichilema failed to pass with his conduct. Zambians must be worried that Mr. Hichilema seems to be the only citizen who has refused to accept that President Lungu was given the mandate to rule Zambia on 20th January 2015, no wonder even his analysis of the President’s first 90 days in office is pregnant with envy and jealousy.
Zambians should worry that Mr. Hichilema he has arrogated to himself as the source of all knowledge and wisdom. In regard, we are not surprised that he does not see anything positive about President Lungu’s administration.
Zambians therefore do not deserve such moral slippage from Mr. Hichilema which has sadly become a deluge. His latest behaviour therefore exposes the arrogance that Zambians have always feared, resulting in his four (4) consecutive losses. Zambians have continued to demand that politicians will rise above personal differences especially during such significant religious events and this is the opportunity the SDA Church event provided for Zambia, today.
PF therefore calls on Mr. Hichilema to reflect on his conduct of today and discern correctly the times Zambia is living in. Zambians have resolved to live in unity, harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness.
This is what President Lungu has continued to preach, including hope and aspiration for the vast majority of Zambians. It is therefore up to Mr. Hichilema to rise to the challenge and cease conveying messages of discontent and disunion. Surely, his behaviour of today was not just any other moral slippage but a deluge.
Issued by: Sunday Chanda (Mr) –
Vice Chairperson: PF Media and Publicity Committee