Prince Ndoyi the young politician from MMD known for his criticism of the opposition UPND and their leader Hakainde Hichilema says it is immoral for the opposition party to comment on the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu because they have more skeletons in their closet that they need to deal with themselves.
The Constitutional Court is set to make a landmark judgement on Friday as Constitutional Court judges will rule on the eligibility of the Republican President in the 2021 election which the UPND has said they don’t expect the ruling to be against President Lungu.
But Ndoyi has described UPND’s statement as careless, reckless and irresponsible adding that the opposition party has no ‘Loci Standi’ to comment on the matter because their leader should not have been a contestant in 2015 to start with because he had already participated in 3 elections.
“How does a National Chairperson of a party make such an irresponsible statement on behalf of the whole political party? Let’s be civil. Infact it’s immoral for UPND to comment in whatever form, on the eligibility of President Lungu.
The young politician said it is an open secret that the UPND are praying that the Concourt’s ruling can disqualify President Lungu because they are certain that with him in the race in 2021 the election is a foregone conclusion.
He scoffed at the notion that the opposition party leaders are showering praise and calling Hakainde Hichilema the incoming president describing their praise as the highest order of hypocrisy.
“It’s bogus to hear, them showering praise on HH as an incoming President. Aren’t they ashamed, learned lawyers and MPs calling HH their candidate for 2021. Let’s be real and serious, it’s hypocrisy of the highest order.
“They have failed to mobilize their moral conscience to recalibrate their position on this perpetual contestant of HH on the presidency,” he said.
He further mocked the opposition that they should use the same energy they have injected in the eligibility of President Lungu in dealing with the illegality of maintaining their leader as a candidate in perpetuity.
“They should use the same energy in dealing with this illegality of maintaining HH as a candidate in perpetuity. They should instead identify another candidate other than insisting on the same candidate who has lost 5 elections.”
He further laughed at UPND supporters for giving lame excuses against the reason for Hakainde’s unchallenged stay at the helm of thier party.
“How can a whole lot of a party give such a lame excuse that we allow him to stand because we love him? Love alone cannot be the basis to be used for an illegality or the obstruction of other fresh minds taking over the party.
“That is why I started a proposal of a law, to bar perpetual aspirants at presidential level. The onus lies on the Zambian people to define this issue by rising above who is heading PF or UPND today. Who should under normal circumstances be disqualified, between HH and President Lungu. And Zambians ask them to answer these questions objectively.
“Lungu has stood two times while HH on the other hand has stood five times. Who instead should not stand on moral grounds? President should not be bothered, we implore him to focus on the mandate given to him,” he said.
He added “Friday’s ruling has nothing to do with disqualifying anyone, and it cannot be reduced as such. All the Concourt will do is interpret a constitutional provision in view of 2021, that’s all.”