The opposition UPND has demanded that President Edgar Lungu produces his National Registration Card to determine whether his card bears the name of his tribe.
Reacting to President Lungu’s proposal that Zambia should remove one’s tribe registered on the NRC, the UPND is wondering where President Lungu got that information from.
Party Spokesman Charles Kakoma said after checking his own NRC, he found that there is no space anywhere written “tribe.”
“Where did the President get this information from? My NRC just shows my name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, village, chief and district,” Mr. Kakoma said.
He further questioned, “What about our names that are associated with certain regions and tribes? Should such names also be removed from the NRC in order to fight tribalism?”
Mr Kakoma said the UPND believes tribalism is being promoted by some politicians to champion their political agenda.
“For example, if a PF cabinet minister goes to the Eastern Province where President Edgar Lungu comes from and urges the easterners to vote for their own son, is that not promoting regionalism and tribalism?”
He said the UPND would like to see President Lungu’s identity card to prove his claims.