Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has declared that the PF government is making terrible mistakes because even God is allegedly upset with its governance style.
And Mr Hichilema has revealed that he will not attend the October 18th National Day of Fasting and Prayer because the event is tantamount to mocking God.
Mr Hichilema said even nature and God is upset with the PF government hence the many mistakes it is making.
He said every move that the PF makes is wrong adding that when God wants to remove a leadership, he turns His back on that particular administration.
Mr Hichilema said there is no leadership in the PF with the capacity to effectively administer national affairs.
The UPND leader who was speaking on a live Q FM Radio programme disclosed that he will not attend the October 18th National Day of Fasting and Prayer.
He said the event is a waste of time and a mockery to God.
Meanwhile, more organisations and individuals are stepping forward in support of the national day of repentance, prayer and fasting, with the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) urging Zambians to put aside their political differences and unite in seeking God’s favour on October 18, the day President Lungu declared as a day of repentance, prayer and fasting.
EFZ executive director Pukuta Mwanza said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that there is need for people from all walks of life to turn up in numbers to pray for the nation so that Zambia can be liberated from economic and political challenges.
“I am happy that tomorrow , we are approaching a month in which the President declared a day of repentance, prayers and fasting for the nation.
“People should take this day seriously and put aside their political differences. We need to pray so that the country can be more united. We should also pray for the forthcoming general elections so that they can be free and fair,” Reverend Mwanza said.
He said Zambia can only be liberated from the various challenges it is facing once the nation repents, fasts and prays.
Rev Mwanza said people must not criticise the declaration of October 18 as a day of repentance, prayer and fasting but should instead commit themselves to prayer so that God can provide solutions to the challenges affecting the nation.
He said Zambia is a Christian nation and the only way the country can have peace, political and economic stability is through repentance, prayer and fasting.
Rev Mwanza said President Lungu’s declaration will also create a conducive atmosphere for next year’s tripartite elections as people reflect on various issues affecting them through repentance, prayer and fasting.
“To this effect, we have already written to all our members country-wide to oblige to President Lungu’s declaration of October 18 as a day of repentance, prayer and fasting.
“We want all our members to regard this day as an important day and we are also asking the government to come up with a strategy that will ensure that all bars and night clubs are closed on this important day so that many people can attend the prayers,” he said.
Evangelical Youth Alliance International president Moses Lungu has also urged all the churches to educate their members about the importance of this day.
“Our people who have no sufficient information about prayers must be taught to pray and fast so that this country can be liberated.
“Zambians must also thank President Lungu for declaring October 18 as a day of repentance, prayers and fasting because this is the only solution to the challenges affecting the nation,” Rev Lungu said.
Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) general-secretary Chingati Msiska has commended President Lungu for declaring October 18, as a day of repentance prayer and fasting. Mr Msiska said ZUFIAW has welcomed the day and members country-wide will participate in praying for the nation.
And Prophet John Simfukwe of the Inter-denomination Jesus Ministry has praised President Lungu for declaring October 18 as a day of repentance, prayer and fasting. He urged all Zambians to join believers in praying for the healing of the nation.
The Zambia Jubilee Coalition (ZJC) has advised MMD president Nevers Mumba and Bishop John Mambo as senior clergymen to lead the country during the national day of repentance, prayer and fasting on October 18, MONICA KAYOMBO reports.
ZJC vice-president Isaac Kibombwe said President Lungu should be supported for declaring October 18 as a national day of repentance, prayer and fasting.
“The head of State should be supported in this pronouncement as Zambia is a Christian nation which must commit itself before God Almighty in humble adoration of God’s goodness to this country for 50 years now,’’ Mr Kibombwe said.
He said it would not help if knowledgeable and experienced church leaders like Dr Mumba and Bishop Mambo who understand biblical principles ignore the national day of repentance, prayer and fasting for political mileage.
Mr Kibombwe also said the culture of insulting should not be encouraged because it will not help move the country forward.
“Zambians should look to God to help us address the many economic, social, and political challenges that the country is facing today,’’ he said.
Mr Kibombwe said all churches regardless of denomination must take an active part in the national day of repentance, prayer and fasting which the President has declared to seek God’s intervention.