President Edgar Lungu has urged Traditional rulers in Southern province to sit down with him to iron out the alleged remarks by PF Secretary General Davies Chama’s recent remarks alleging that the province intends to secede from rest of Zambia.
Mr. Lungu says since two wrongs cannot make a right, all those who are grieved by Mr. Chama’s sentiments must approach him so that the issue at hand could be ironed out.
And Mr. Lungu who was visibly disappointed said the alleged rumour by Mr Chama for the people of Southern province to secede from Zambia is ridiculous and unacceptable.
Zambia today is able to celebrate Heroes and Unity day because the lone gone national heroes observed the motto of one Zambia one Nation, the President said.
He wonders where those people calling for seceding would go if they left Zambia.
Mr. Lungu said without unity there would no advancement in anyway and that Heroes day cannot be celebrated without unity.
“ Zambia must move as one regardless of any political affiliation and no one can become President of the county by dividing the nation, “ he said.
Mr. Lungu said traditional ceremonies such as the Lwiindi, N’cwala and many others are meant to unite Zambia than dividing the country.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lungu has said the independence celebrations he attended in Malawi was successful and pleasant one although Zambia and Malawi shared common social-economic problems.
He said although Malawi celebrated 51 years of independence the country was still poor in certain areas.
He said the visit to the neighbouring country was also an economic solidarity with that country.
The presidential plane touched ground at 15:15 hrs. The president was in the company of first lady Esther, Kaiser Zulu, and Special Assistant to the Press Amos Chanda.
Vice president Inonge Wina led armed chiefs, government and party officials to welcome the president.