United Progressive People (UPP) Saviour Chishimba has apologized to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu on behalf of the entire United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership for the embarrassment and humiliation caused to him over the Mongu Road security saga.
Dr. Chishimba said in a statement that the United Progressive People (UPP) is founded on the true fear of God and that is why his philosophical foundation is embedded in the belief and trust in the Supremacy and Sovereignty of the Almighty God, adding that in his political journey he always seek Biblical rather than political correctness.
He further noted that his party is a progressive nationalist believing in politics for service and equal opportunities for all irrespective of tribe, religion, creed, race and cultural beliefs.
And Dr. Chishimba also noted that the UPP was founded on the cornerstones of love, freedom, unity, peace, liberty, justice, equality and the rule of law as the code of authority and governance for the general enhancement of integral human development and national prosperity.
He affirmed that it is against the given background that as nationalists party have decided to apologize to the head of state for the embarrassment and humiliation caused to him in Mongu road security saga which led to the incarceration of the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Dr. Chishimba said the president was exposed to danger by the Zambia Police, intelligence officers, Presidential handlers and that should never ever again in Zambia.
The UPP leader who seized an opportunity to humbly appeal to the President of Zambia and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to find it in his heart to prevail over the police and release Mr Hakainde Hichilema for Zambia to continue being the beacon of peace and harmony in the region.
And Dr. Chishimba has proposed the appointment of an independent Commission of Inquiry to thoroughly investigate and render a report to the President of Zambia so that the people of Zambia can know the truth about the Mongu saga.
“This will also serve as a lesson for future generations and the police service is not better placed to investigate this matter because of conflict of interest, they are potential culprits as well” Dr. Chishimba said
Meanwhile, Republican Progressive party (RPP) President James Lukuku has said he hopes the UPP President Saviour Chishimba was not apologizing over his issues with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).
“I hope you are not apologizing over your issues with ZRA” Lukuku said