MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda says his party has been elected as Executive Member to the Council of African Political Parties Media Forum.
Speaking in an interview from Niamey, Niger were he attended the consultative forum over the weekend Mr Nakacinda, said his party was honoured to have been elected and urged Zambians to guard the respect they have earned on the continent as regards political stability.
He urged politicians to stop washing their dirty linen in foreign lands as that will only destroy the reputation country has earned for herself on the continent.
“As MMD we are honored to have been recognised and elected as an Executive Member to the forum. The continent continues to place Zambia highly in terms of her being among pioneers of the fight for Independence, the Introduction of Plural Democracy and Good Governance, a country that has seen smooth transition and exchange of power.
“Therefore, there is no need for us with our own hands if not stupidity to destroy this hard earned Reputation, Admiration and Respect! Let’s us all strive towards causing our flag to continue flying higher. No need to wash dirty linen in foreign lands,” he noted.
Mr Nakacinda who attended the forum with PF’s Sunday Chanda who represented thier Secretary General Mr Davies Mwila, also said there was no need to be rigid on positions so as to build the country.
“People were amazed to see a former ruling party cooperating with the current ruling party that defeated us in 2011, all in the interest of nation building.
“What effects change are simple virtues like positive attitude towards one another, love, respect, loyalty and patriotism. These virtues we must fight to preserve in our great country a rigid position of defiance is as dangerous as the acts of deceit through patronage to those in leadership. Let us make effort to trade with truth and not appeasement