Its time for our politicians to respect the ballot verdict. Perennial election losers should learn to retire or change instead of turning muddy and discrediting national elections to negotiate a coalition government.
In trying to save faces, politicians fall for tactics of lies that elections have been rigged. Such only fuel hatred and possible violence instead of credibility and political capital. See Raila Amolo Odinga in Kenya at it again having clutched on to his last straw of ballot defeat, he is crying foul. We respect him for contributing to Kenyan democracy and trying relentlessly. But if you lose 4 times, the honorable thing to do is to retire and give chance to others unless you have insatiable appetite for power than the need for national dynamism.
We salute our dearest Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda Rupiah Banda for understanding the power of the ballot and seasons of life. There is life beyond politics. Time for Raila and those in his league of suffering perennial ballot defeat to retire. They could still contribute to national interest from community platforms away from the lines of chasing power politics.
God bless mother Africa with peace, unity and equitable development.
By Bwembya Mutale