Bishop Chihana says stop embarrassing us

We must stop embarrassing ourselves as Zambians in the eyes of the international community with matters that do not concern the outside world, like the issue of the validity of the education papers that were submitted by Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Even without having studied law but as a lay man, i feel it is being very unfair to ourselves, to the judiciary in general and Mr GBM himself.
First we must understand that The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is headed by a learned man, whose life and experience has been in courts for so many years where matters of verification of documents and evidence in question has been a routine. Does it mean that Mr Mwananjiti is questioning the credentials and credibility of the returning officer who is the chairman of ECZ.
The second thing that has been observed is that, if the bench of the ECZ had questions on the education papers for Mr GBM, the definite thing would have been action in a different manner and resulting into a possible disqualification of the candidate. We can also say that, it would not be an individual or organisation of whatever that is outside to query the legibility of the papers except those authorised. And in a case where ECZ would have loved to take the matter further, it would have been on prudent only the them to write and establish the truth with the government of Zimbabwe.
And what Zambians need to know and not be swayed by wrong voices is that, Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba of the United Party for National Development – UPND never submitted a grade 12 certificate to the Electoral Commission of Zambia, but submitted degree papers in business studies obtained in UK and nothing completely to do with Zimbabwe or some local college.
Individuals or organisations, we must all learn to respect one another and be proud of those that have achieved something better in life and restrain ourselves from being malicious and being filled with petty envy and jealousies, because we may end up perceived as people affected by a fear factor that the presence of GBM as a running mate to Mr Hakainde Hichilema could be doing a lot of harm to other parties.
If the aggrieved persons are not satisfied, let them query the EZC than going to our good neighbouring country Zimbabwe.
STATEMENT BY: BISHOP SIMON CHIHANA
IFCC President

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