MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba has charged that high levels of drunkenness among the top leadership of the Patriotic Front has destroyed the governance system in the country which has descended to pathetic levels of shoddy and reckless actions and public pronouncements, mostly for shameful political expediency and cheap propaganda.
And Dr Mumba has advised the group calling itself Christians for Lungu to worship only God not a fellow human being Lungu.
Dr. Mumba who is also Founder and President of Victory Bible Ministries International quoted from Proverbs 31:4-5 which says
“It is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to crave beer, lest they drink and forget what the law deecrees and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.”
He said it was very clear that high levels of alcohol abuse among top leaders in PF have resulted in making some extremely questionable decisions which have deprived many citizens of their democratic rights and caused a lot of suffering among the poor.
Speaking at a mammoth joint UPND/MMD/UDF/ADD rally to drum uo support for Hakainde Hichilema in Mongu on Saturday afternoon, Dr Mumba appealed to those charged with looking after the lives of the millions of suffering Zambians and the affairs of the country to avoid excessive drinking and turning serious institutions like State House, the seat of Goverment, into a beerhall or tarvern as serious decisions that have far-reaching implications on the lives of Zambians are made there.
He said it can only be in a state of drunken stupor that a leader can get up and re-name a university which does not exist where not even one brick has been laid, or talk about infrastructure development projects including King Lewanika University in Western Province or Mongu Stadium when such institutions do not exist but give the nation the impression that these institutions actually exist all in a desperate effort to win votes from unsuspecting Zambians.
Dr. Mumba said it is better to honor the memory and legacy of late President Frederick Chiluba by emulating his great record of democratic freedoms such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, free press which the PF is systematically destroying.
Dr. Mumba asked the enthusiastic crowd in attendance at the Mongu rally to ‘sontapo’ or point where the King Lewanika University or Mongu Stadium were to which the crowd roared ‘ki buhata fela’ (its lies).
He said as it was in 1963, when all Zambians put their selfish and personal ambitions aside in order to achieve a bigger common goal which was Zambia’s political independence, likewise, he and others had decided to put their own personal political ambitions aside, in the manner that late ANC President Harry Nkumbula, a Tonga, had done for Kenneth Kaunda, a Bemba, and rally behind the candidature of Hakainde Hichilema as president, to save the country from collapse.
Dr Mumba therefore called on the people of Western Province to be serious in the coming General Election and vote carefully for a sober, intelligent person like Hakainde Hichilema as president to be in charge of steering the affairs of Zambia out of the current economic quagmire.
He chided the group calling itself ‘Christians for Lungu’ that genuine Christians can only be for God and not for an individual and advised them to only champion the cause for God to avoid cheapening Christianity.