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Declare state of emergency, Eric Chanda dares President Lungu

General News Declare state of emergency, Eric Chanda dares President Lungu

Fourth Republican Party president Erick Chanda
Fourth Republican Party president Erick Chanda

Fourth Revolution Party President Eric Chanda has challenged President Edgar Lungu to go ahead and declare a state of emergency ahead of next week’s general elections.

In an interview, Mr Chanda said President Lungu should stop issuing threats against his opponents and exercise his presidential powers and declare state of emergency if he believes it will quell violence.

He said all Zambians want to see peace but that the democratic gains that the country has achieved must be safeguarded.

Mr Chanda said there is no way President Lungu can even contemplate introducing draconian law in a democratic state.

Mr Chanda said by declaring a state of emergency, President Lungu will be helping to safeguard peace.

He suggested that President Lungu should declare state of emergency two days before voting day and maintain it until the results have been declared and all the candidates have agreed to the final outcome.

And United Party for National Development (UPND) Southern Province spokesperson Neto Halwabala says President Edgar Lungu’s leadership style is a threat to Zambia’s democratic tenets, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

Reacting to President Lungu’s recent warning where he was allegedly quoted in some sections of the media suggesting that if political violence in the country will continue, he will be prompted to use draconian law in order to maintain peace in Zambia.

The head of state explained during a rally in Mufulira on Monday the 1st August, 2016 that Zambia has a well-known tradition of peace and tranquility which must be protected without fail.

In a statement, Mr. Halwabala said President Lungu’s recent sentiments are a clear indication that he does not understand the meaning of democracy.

He said democracy is the mother of peace, and without democracy there shall be no peace in Zambia because the two are inseparable.

Mr. Halwabala noted that upholding democratic tenets is a precondition for the spontaneous peaceful environment where everyone respects people’s freedom and rights.

He has since stated that such warnings from the president should be considered as mischievous and an affront to his own intelligence.

“PF Presidential candidate does not understand democracy. Zambia’s democracy is under threat for having Lungu as a President. How can the President Say “lam ready to kill democracy in an effort to protect peace”? This shows Lungu’s failure to understand the meaning of democracy.”

“There shall be no peace without democracy and let Lungu stop hallucinating on this he does not understand. As UPND we take his threat as mischievous and insult to his own intelligence. We also wish to warn him not to be so careless in his statement because as UPND we shall always defend democracy using our democratic rights within our supreme law of Zambia”
“His fear of losing power next week should not lead him to put Zambia on political fire. Democracy is the mother of peace, therefore without democracy there shall be no peace” Mr. Halwabala

24 COMMENTS

    • You can say all you want, we want peace in our country……..break the law and the long stick will visit you.

    • LUNGU IS A GREAT DANGER TO THIS COUNTRY. HE IS CAPABLE OF PUTTING THIS COUNTRY ON FIRE. HE LACKS THE CONFIDENCE OF A LEADER. HE HAS STOLEN IN A BIG WAY AND HE IS SCARED TO BE DISCOVERED. HE HAS ALSO SUROUNDED HIMSELF WITH CRIMINALS WHO ARE SCARED FOR THEIR LIFE. THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSING THE ELECTIONS WITH THESE ISSUES ON HIS MIND IS MAKING HIM SPEND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. HE HAS A GUILTY CONSCIENCE. HE IS HAUNTED BY THE SO MANY WRONG THINGS HE HAS COMMITTED, INCLUDING THE BLOOD OF MAPENZI. IT IS VERY RISKY AND DANGEROUS TO HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS DEAD SCARED AND FRIGHTENED. BUT HE SHOULD KNOW THAT DRACONIAN MEASURES WILL ACHIEVE THE OPPOSITE OF PEACE. DEMOCRACY IS THE SOLID FOUNDATION OF PEACE.

  1. Lungu wants to transplant Museveni’s method of arresting Opposition leaders during & after elections to make rigging easy. He doesn’t know Zambians. He’s the most violent president Zambia has ever had yet he has the courage to mock God. Lesa ni maliotola

    • TO OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM THE MESSAGE IS: “PUT ZAMBIA BEFORE INDIVIDUALS. FOLLOW THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. ZAMBIA IS BIGGER THAN LUNGU. HE WILL NOT BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO LOOSE AN ELECTION.”

  2. They say pansaka tabula icisushi. Only problem is he happens to be the president of a republic. Kateka admitted he is not equipped for the job thugs forced him to accept with their pangas. Forgive him. Perhaps if he didn’t drink so much and if only he could actually be a bit humble and listen to advice people might tolerate him. But like his late boss, chumbu icishololwa.

  3. Errr ba LT this paragraph was posted by yourselves the other day…..”Reacting to President Lungu’s recent warning where he was allegedly quoted in some sections of the media suggesting that if political violence in the country will continue, he will be prompted to use draconian law in order to maintain peace in Zambia” So you allegedly quoted him in your section of the media? Not sure who writes your articles. However, draconian laws are usually invoked by ruthless military dictators, in order to bring ‘peace’! What a paradox of terms.

  4. Eric who are you fooling. You are just a briefcase political party.

    My brother, choose your topics at the right time. You have nothing to say but just bubbling.

  5. Mr. Halwabala, shut up and put your house in order (UPND) instead of fyoto fyoto stupid *****, you and your silly cadres make our ECL to say what he is not even supposed to say, be warned if you keep on bring confusions you will be in for it bakabwa imwe.

  6. Ni Zambia ya nyoko? Let the law enforcement agencies handle the situation. Don’t b scared of joining the list of former heads of state. Pliz ECL

  7. If you misbehave, the President has the power to put you in place. Otherwise there’s no need to worry because we won’t come to that

  8. spokesperson Neto Halwabala says President Edgar Lungu’s blabla bla bla ….reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde….Just check the names, speaks volumes aba bantu nibo kwiya bad kind!

  9. Zambia don’t fear guns. They always run towards the direction of gun shots instead of running away from it. KK lost power during his notorious state of emergency. We would like to advise Lunga to go to he’ll and implement his draconian rule ease Zambia is a christian Nation.once again Lungu must know that it’s the people of zambia rejecting him not HH or UPND. Should Lungu use force zambians should raise up against him in every household,compound,village ,town, District ,city and province. The zambians army which should protect zambians are in fewer number than all the people of zambia and they will be overcome by democracy. Otherwise we know that this president is really silly and will end up doing what he is threatening like he did with the post.

    • @onion taste do you know what you’re talking about. war is not a good thing. And please don’t say “the zambians “because you’re not everyone ‘s spokesperson. Secondly, we shall only know who be president after 11/8.

  10. People please refrain from using caps! Why capitalize words or letters? That’s shouting if you took academic writing.

  11. So in your warped mind Mr UPND Halwabala, democracy means that you are free to practice all sorts of violence including killing innocent oeople? You are happy about what you are doing in southern province? ECL is just warning you, you can choose to behave or misbehave, but if you choose to step on my foot, ECL will protect me accordingbto the law. Let me remind you that state of emergency is our statutes sife by side with democracy and christian nation. So ECL is well within the law. The only thing we know is that UPND is the only one which sees a problem with maintaining peace.

  12. Just shut up, you UPND murderers, blood suckers. How can anyone in his right mind celebrate murder, economic crisis and every bad news that befalls Zambia and in the same breath ask for our votes?

  13. How can UPND expect to win an an election when they are not campaigning? Or are insults your idea of campaigning? Just look at GBM, all he does is show his expertise at insults instead of giving us campaign messages when we gather at his rallies
    Look at the former man of God, Nervous, all he does is trying to outdo GBM. And look at them both, all they do is try to outdo HH at insulting. HH has now even relaxed, knowing that his two foo.ls will do the dirty work and foul language for him…kikikikiki….kwena bambi abantu besu kulubemba fiwelewele! But is GBM a bemba or he is from the valley of insults?

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