HH condemns defacing of UPND billboards by PF cadres

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has condemned the destruction of UPND billboards by PF cadres on Tuesdsday night.
And former Vice President Guy Scot has charged that the country stands to lose more and gain nothing because of violence.
Speaking when the two featured on Q fm Radio Wednesday morning , Hichilema said that the PF has resorted to damaging UPND billboards after realising that the UPND was way ahead of them in campaigns.
‘PF is destroying our expensive billboards because they have realised that we are ahead of them,’ Hichilema said.
He however stressed that the UPND will not be drawn into retaliatory action against PF campaign billboards as this will lead to violence.
‘They are inviting us to remove their billboards but we don’t want to go that way because it will bring violence,’ Hichilema said.
Hichilema also touched on part of the UPND’s 10 point plan through which they plan to turn around the country’s economic fortunes.
He stressed that the country was currently in an economic and social crisis which needs a party with a clear vision.
Hichilema said the UPND has a clear vision to deliver a united, prosperous and equitable country adding that his government will generate income by growing the economy and cutting costs while creating jobs and business opportunities by creating a supportive and enabling environment.
He said the PF government has changed policy in the mining sector over three times in four years and stressed that his government will bring stability and attract investment in the sector.
Hichilema pointed out that the economy has become worse under the PF government noting that under President Lungu’s leadership, economic growth has dropped from 7percent to 3 percent; the inflation rate has increased from 7 percent to 23 percent while public debt has increased from 3.5 billion dollars to 9.3 billion dollars.
And former Vice President Guy Scot has charged that the country stands to lose more and gain nothing because of violence.
He said Zambia was giving away its reputation as a peaceful country and charged that State House was able to bring a stop to political violence.
Dr Scot noted that damaging UPND billboards will backfire and just attract more people to the person who has been defaced on the adverts.
‘We are making such fools of our self’s intellectually, why have elections if you want to be violent? Dr Scot wondered.
Several UPND billboards in Lusaka were defaced by PF cadres on Tuesday night barely a day after being erected.

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