GBM advised to retract tribal statement

The Forum for Democratic Process (FODEP) has condemned PF-UPND Kasama Central Parliamentary candidate Geoffrey Mwamba for practicing politics of tribalism in his campaigns towards next month’s Kasama Central by-elections.

Geoffrey Mwamba popularly known as “GBM” recently said Kasama was for Bembas alleging that MMD candidate Burton Mugala was a foreigner from Muyombe area.

FODEP President, Stanley Mhango told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that Mr. Mwamba’s statement was contrary to the democratic standards of the country.

Mr. Mhango further said the statement by Mr. Mwamba was based on tribal politics adding that the statement is a danger to democracy in the country.

The FODEP President said what the PF-UPND candidate needs to understand is that politics of tribalism are long gone.

Mr. Mhango said it was unfortunate that Mr. Mwamba could issue such a statement based on political tribal lines.

He has since called on Mr. Mwamba to consider reversing his statement that Kasama is for Bembas.

The Kasama Central seat fell vacant after the resignation of area Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Savior Chishimba from the Patriotic Front (PF).

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