The remarks by President Edgar Lungu in Southern Province saying there is an opposition leader who thinks he can win an election with one region confirms what we have been saying that Lungu is instigating tribal talk in the country despite having banned it himself.
Despite the people of Southern Province according him a peaceful and warm welcome, as usual he had no message of unity and development and resorted to the same subject that has been roundly condemned in the country.
Barely a week since he banned tribal talk, Lungu is again back on the same subject in Southern Province demeaning the same people. This confirms that he is at the centre of the hate speech messages and derogatory language that the likes of Chishimba Kambwili, Mumbi Phiri, Davies Chama, Frank Bwalya, and others are propagating.
Those people like many others in Zambia wanted to hear workable and alternative economic solutions that will address joblessness, agriculture, power cuts, and the high cost of living in the country.
He once again missed the opportunity to unite the people of Zambia by resorting to unproductive and petty subjects of indirectly attacking other people for his failings.
It also clearly shows Lungu is not properly using his Intelligence system because he would have known that the opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema he was insulting has done lots of community work in various parts of the country from building schools, clinics, sinking boreholes, and sponsorship of vulnerable children in schools from lower grades to colleges and universities for more than 25 years now, way before he joined politics. But the most important thing is why should individuals be asked to show their private works for them to qualify for public office? Is Lungu saying those that do not have the means, do not qualify to hold public office?
For now, we thank the people of Southern Province and Zambia in general for according Lungu a decent welcome despite his hate messages.
UPND National Chairperson