MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda has said that information vaccum between the ruling Government and the citizens is providing ammunition to the opposition to spread falsehoods about the country’s current political situation.
And Mr Nakacinda says the rule of law should be applicable to all citizens regardless of their position in society.
He said the call to have UPND leader released unconditionally was misplaced as the law should be followed to the later without exclusions.
He added that the HH case puts to the test the belief in the rule of law by both the PF and the UPND.
He said the rule of law should encompass all citizens hence the country should not be seen to tolerate impunity from anyone.
Speaking when he featured on Joy FM’s The Platform radio program on Thursday morning Mr Nakacinda said information gap between the Government and citizens has led to speculations on important national issues.
He urged the Presidency to ensure that it communicates effectively through the holding of regular Presidential press conferences and that Government through the spokesperson should also be clear on the way it communicates to the public.
He said it is the ineffectiveness of those in government and the ruling party which is leading to people treading on emotions as opposed to dealing with the real issues on the ground.
Mr Nakacinda said the Chief Government spokesperson should help the nation by explaining, informing and providing answers to the people on matters relating to the governance of the country while the Secretary General of the ruling party should clearly also be able to defend the Government.
He added that misconceptions will continue as long as the government and the ruling party do not provide clear explanations and provide answers to issues on the ground.
And Mr Nakacinda said the people saying the country has become a dictatorship are saying so to advance their personal ambitions at the expense of Zambians.
He said such people are not patriotic to the nation and not fit to be leaders because good leaders should put the people first.
On the judiciary, the MMD CEO lamented the lack of trust and support saying the judiciary is suffering because the opposition has turnished the image of the institution.
He said the Judiciary is not run by zombies who just sit and take orders from State House but that it is run by qualified individuals who have been appointed on merit.
He urged Zambians not to put in office a party that has continued to disregard institutions of governance such as the judiciary with their belief that the executive interferes with other arms of governance because they would go into office believing that they should do the same.
On the divisions in the church on the governance of the country, Mr Nakacinda regretted that the church which is supposed to be non partisan had multiple voices on a single issue.
He said the Church is a parent which should have a uniform voice on issues affecting the country and that it should exhaust all channels of consultation before communicating their view and position.
Mr Nakacinda also said UPND lawyers were causing anxieties in the country due to their failure to advise their clients on clear matters.
He said the UPND lawyers were so rigid on issues that they do not take advise from anyone.