Sondashi: I was just joking

Dr. Sondashi

Dr. Sondashi

Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA) president Ludwig Sondashi says innuendos  that he wants to go to State House to enjoy life with his family are a clear misrepresentation of facts by those who are bent on discrediting his character and reputation, and that of his newly formed party.

In a press release, Dr Sondashi said he is not the kind of person who would wish to go to State House just to enjoy.

He said he is a man of good character as evidenced ‘when I resigned from the successive governments of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Dr. Fredrick Chiluba, citing bad governance, in 1990 and 1994 respectively.’

He said the statement was clearly taken out of context, and in bad faith, Arising from an apparent joke he  made during the presentation of his speech to launch his party FDA.

“The statement was clearly taken out of context, and in bad faith, arising
from an apparent joke I had made during the presentation of my speech to
launch the FDA. I can only assume that the media, such as the Daily Mail,
were only to eager to “run” with the statement, clearly taken out of
contest, as a way of “hitting back” at me for having taken them to court
for defaming my character in a story carried in their newspaper of 8th
March, 2009.”

Dr Sondashi has advised the media to desist from compiling news material out of  jokes at the expense of real issues.

He said his party has a serious vision and program for developing the country as clearly spelled out in its manifesto.

“The fact of the matter is that we, in the FDA party, have a serious vision
and program for developing our country as clearly spelled out in our party
manifesto, currently available in print, and which will soon be online for
all, via a web site to be launched shortly, said Dr. Sondashi in a press release to the Watchdog

He further advised all well meaning Zambians to critically look at the issues that his party will bring and propose for national development and judge it on that basis rather than debate trivial issues.

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