UPND SHOULD QUIT HALLUCINATING ABOUT LIFTING OF PRESIDENT’S IMMUNITY
Lusaka, Zambia, 29th April, 2015 – We wish to advise the United Party for National Development (UPND) to concentrate on piercing the veil of tribalism under which the Mr. Hakainde Hichilema leadership is entrenched than hallucinate about lifting His Excellency President Edgar Lungu’s immunity.
Zambians know that President Lungu is on the side of the law with the actions he has taken as President and secondly, UPND must wake up to reality and accept that its place remains in the Opposition.
Zambians, including youths of this country, know that UPND is a tribally poisoned chalice which is full of tribal closets which that Zambians have continued to find distasteful as evidenced by four straight electoral defeats he has suffered, while a fifth one awaits Mr. Hichilema in 2016.
It is also incomprehensible that the UPND Deputy Spokesperson Mr. Edwin Lifwekelo can have the morality to justify his leader’s misconduct at the Heroes Stadium, which Zambians have attributed to Mr. Hichilema’s self-centred and haughty personality.
It does not need to be a matter for the constitution to recognize a constitutionally established office such as the Presidency, it just takes simple good manners and decent upbringing, especially for a person who espouses to the elder of a respectable Church. It is common knowledge that Mr. Hichilema is an elder of the SDA church and his behaviour fell far below what is desired of Church leaders.
What type of church elder is Mr. Hichilema that he can display such despicable levels of contempt, hate and bitterness in the house of God when the respectable leaders of the SDA Church took time to interact with the Republican President?
It is unacceptable for an elder of the Church should not take his pride, personal ego and insecurities into the assembly of the saints. Even if Mr. Hichilema did not want to recognize the President of Zambia as a politician, he should have done so from the point of view as an elder. We therefore call on him to walk the talk of Christianity, which is humility, love, peace and respect for those in authority.
While common sense may not be common with everyone, we still wonder why Mr. Hichilema could not use the same common sense applied by FDD leader Ms. Edith Nawakwi and former Firstlady Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa.
Lastly, it is also irresponsible to accuse the PF leadership of having dressed a stray dog in a UPND attire. It is sad therefore that such an incident which UPND claims to have happened over three (3) months ago was responsible for Mr. Hichilema’s sulking during an important church event.
It is sad that Mr. Lifwekelo seeks to hide his leader’s misconduct in a dog allegedly dressed in UPND regalia. Zambians know that the PF leadership views the Opposition is an important partner in development which must focus on raising substantive issues and not divisive peripheral issues.
Sunday Chilufya Chanda
PF Media and Publicity Committee