Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi has urged Zambians to respect opposition United Party National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, who was his running mate,reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Mr. Milupi, who had endorsed the candidature of Hichilema in the 11th August, 2016 polls, said the disparaging remarks against UPND leader and his vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba may be detrimental to their political careers and also impact negatively on their supporters.
He said Zambians who did not vote for Hichilema, especially supporters of the Patriotic Front (PF), should not mock him because he is a leader of a political party that commands almost fifty per cent of Zambia’s population who believe in his ideals to uplift their livelihoods through his leadership.
Milupi further stated that apart from late Second Republican President Dr. Frederick Chiluba, no other presidential candidate in Zambia polled better than Hakainde Hichilema in a general election.
He has since beseeched President-Elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the entire Patriotic Front administration to be exemplary in showing leadership in the country.
“HH and GBM does not does not deserve mockery from any well meaningful Zambian” he said