Ceremonial vice President Guy Scott has urged Zambians in the diaspora to wage a vicious counter campaign against the negative media campaign targeting President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front (PF) government.
Scott was speaking last night at the Zambian High commission when he addressed selected Zambians living in Kenya.
Scott said it was the responsibility of every Zambian including those living outside the country to speak well about their own country when it comes under unfair attacks.
Scott said it was unfortunate that President Sata and PF government have been accused of bad governance record by certain sections of society when it was in fact true that progress has been made in the governance system of the country since the PF came to power in 2011.
Scott cited the issuance of permits to all political players and equal coverage by the media as some of the positive strides scored by the PF government under the leadership of President Michael Sata.
On the appointment of opposition members of parliament into cabinet, Dr Scott explained that they were invited because the PF has the minority numbers in the house adding that the trend was not new as other former presidents like the late Dr Levy Mwanawasa also did the same to strengthen the governance system of the country.
“The appointments of opposition members of parliament are not meant to create a one party state as it is being alleged,” said Dr Scott.
Scott also dismissed media reports that campaigns by other political parties have not been going on in the country.