The Zambian National Students Union has cautioned PF Elections Chairperson Jean Kapata to stop confusing the electorates with false information in a bid to woo voters.
In a statement ZANASU Vice President Prince Ndoyi said Ms Kapata is confusing electorates with her claims that there is no alliance between the PF and the MMD when it has been reported on several occasions that there is an alliance between the two parties.
“As the Zambia National Students Union (ZANASU) we would like to caution PF election Chairperson Jean Kapata to stop confusing the electorates with false hoods as they desperately try to woo voters to their side.
“We are commenting on the statement attributed to Ms Kapata last evening on ZNBC news, it is very confusing to hear the Elections Chairperson of Patriotic Front (PF) saying the PF is not in an alliance with the MMD when it is all over in the press that the MMD and PF are in an alliance to help the PF presidential candidate survive the 50%+1 threshold. Now the electorates are confused to hear a senior member of the party saying all those candidates standing on MMD must stop supporting the PF President or using the PF president’s face on their posters. These people are so disorganised and we urge them to come out in the open on what it is they are doing,” he said.
He advised the PF leadership and their friends from the MMD to clear the air so as not to mislead voters into voting for falsehoods.
“We are very disappointed with that news item, and for the sake of the electorates it is imperative for the PF leadership and their counterparts from MMD to clear the air so that electorates are not mislead into supporting falsehoods. President Lungu must put his house in order or else risks being faced with a rude shock,” he said.
He added “Finally, it is a warning to political parties that they refrain from instigating and inciting violence and unrests just for purposes of political mileage. If they love this country why are they so trigger happy. The media must also desist from sensationalising stories or else they may set this country ablaze. Let them report facts and desist from creating things that are a recipe for unrest.”
The student body’s concerns comes in the wake of candidates from the PF in a number of constituencies including Munali, Mandevu, Chitambo among others fighting candidates from the MMD who have been campaigning for the PF Presidential candidate Edgar Lungu.