STATEMENT BY HON. KENNEDY SAKENI, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES PRESS CONFERENCE
It is a pity that the five opposition parties, led by the MMD have continued congregating at meaningless press conferences for the sole purpose of whimpering about non-controversial issues.
It is becoming clear that the MMD and their miniature partners, the UPND, ULP, ADD and ZDDM are a lost cause, that are grappling for some relevance in the country’s political landscape.
The MMD finds itself led by a leader whose legitimacy as head of the party has come under severe test and whose credentials are extremely questionable, given his turncoat history and career. The UPND and its leadership does not command sufficient respect from the Zambians and lack the necessary credibility to judge the PF government.
It is laughable that ADD, ULP and ZDDM should even merit a platform to talk on serious national issues. The question Zambians may need to ask themselves is whether these three non-entities represent anybody’s interests. These three parties are personal corners of their leaders without any following whatsoever.
The government wishes to assure Zambians that progress is being made in terms of governance and development. The political atmosphere has improved tremendously from the time PF took over and the economy has continued to grow. Therefore time for politicking is well behind us.
Hon. Kennedy Sakeni, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICE AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON
20th December, 2012