By Nason Msoni
President Edgar Lungu’s third term bid is likely to be the catalyst for regime Change in Zambia.
Certainly this bid will only serve as his own Achilles heel. (Meaning of Achilles’ heel is a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can lead to downfall.While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, idiomatic references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common).
We see a very serious and vicious rift emerging in the PF after the predictable constitutional court ruling and their long awaited scheduled convention will further only serve to aggravate the fallout within his PF.
It is not too late for Mr Lungu to repudiate his sudden flight ill-conceived third term ambition and leave the Presidency peacefully without provoking and tempting citizens into disloyalty.
Mr Lungu needs to know that there is life beyond the Presidency and that they’re a number of other equally important continental roles and assignments that might require his services but obviously that is assuming that they will be no matters arising that might require law enforcement officers pursuing him.
We think Mr Lungu’s behaviour is precisely what has created unnecessary protracted conflicts in Africa.
Nonetheless he still has an opportunity to leave office with dignity and decorum without waiting to be forced out unceremoniously.
Kindly heed to our unsolicited counsel which is given in good faith.