The incarceration of our president, Hakainde Hichilema, has not weakened the party but rather made us stronger.
We take cognisant of the Zambians who picketed at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Durban, South Africa.
Despite being outside the country you decided to stand up and protest against the flagrant abuse of human rights and oppression that we are currently experiencing in our Country.
We also show gratitude to the Zambians in the United Kingdom that staged a protest at the Zambian High Commission office in London.
This is very important in showing the world how brutal the government of Edgar Lungu is.
It’s important to acknowledge the continous support we receive from our traditional chiefs.
Others have publicly spoken out on the tramped up charges on our leader while others have diplomatically conveyed their solidarity support. We forever remain grateful.
To the civil society, the Church and the international community, we are thankful for what you have done so far but we appeal that you don’t relent but continue to apply pressure so that real justice is served.
This battle is not for the UPND alone. It’s for mother Zambia and all who live in it.
The fact of the matter is that HH will emerge a stronger man than he went to prison. No amount of intimidation and oppression will break him down.
Like Calvin Coolidge stated;
“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
We shall overcome!!!
UPND National Chairperson