Nevers Mumba

MMD president Nevers Mumba says the call from the PF to restrict the movement of UPND into the northern part of the country is not only retrogressive but dangerous to the security of the nation.

Mumba says Zambia cannot be held at ransom by political parties that seek to divide the nation.

Mumba said the UPND and PF must transition from old to new politics.

He said the news coming out of Monze was deeply disturbing.

“It is disturbing because it diminishes who we are as a people. The news that alleged UPND members booed President Edgar Lungu is regrettable. The New Hope MMD believes in plural politics and the respect of divergent views. We however do not believe in the disrespect of the Presidency as an institution which belongs to the Zambian people,” he said.

Mumba said the booing of President Lungu was most unfortunate as it sowed a seed which shall germinate in future administrations.

“We must respect the presidency regardless of who currently holds the office. Opposition leaders are the government in waiting. What we sow now, we shall reap when we occupy that seat,” he said. “Zambians will recall that when the late Mr Michael Sata was in opposition, he shunned all national events. When he became president, he started writing letters to the opposition asking us to attend national day celebrations. This is not only a cycle that is retrogressive, but one which must not be repeated.”

Mumba said MMD had also noted with great disappointment that the call from the PF to restrict the movement of UPND into the northern part of the country was not only retrogressive but dangerous to the security of the nation.

Mumba said Zambia cannot be held at ransom by political parties that seek to divide the nation.

He said UPND should immediately condemn the Monze act and PF should also retract their statements and threats of no-go areas for the UPND.

Mumba said they should have just condemned or censured the UPND.

“No one has any legal right to stop a Zambian from campaigning in any part of the country. The New Hope MMD under my leadership, shall offer Zambians a leadership that respects the rule of law and politics of morality and integrity,” said Mumba. “Today, the New Hope MMD stands as the bridge from destructive and ancient politics of controversy to politics of dignity, unity and self-respect.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I do not understand the thinking of Zambian politicians and politics. A small thing that happens in Southern Province will be taken to be a big issue as long it does not show submission to the Zambian state. Asking for UPND to apologize for the booing of Lungu is an exaggeration. UPND is not responsible for the behaviour of mature citizens in Southern Province.

  2. I find it strange. How can a true opposition start negative comments on another opposition party?. If the opposition is to make meaningful progress it is important to work together. This is how Malawians managed.

  3. And by-the-way who does that? Restricting people from accessing places on political grounds. This is total hypocricy at its best. Your actions are more contradictory to what you PF say. Are you not the ones making noise about one Zambia one national? How can it be one Zambia if you’re restricting other political affiliates to access certain regions of the country you claim is one one as a nation because they belong not to your political party. Ba PF, before you there were governments and surely after you there will surely and soon be another Government. Don’t behave like small gods, thinking you are irreplaceable. From the look of things, people have already started replacing you because of your behavior. You and your Babylonian Kingdom are destined to fall and very soon. I know you have agenda to dent and paint black the other guy in opposition, but you know this, that when God’s finger has pointed someone, no one can afford to object that. That’s who YHWH is. And people are not foolish to listen blindly to your stupidity. They’re watching and you don’t get to decide for them. They will surely decide when they exercise their power of voting. Be alert before things start falling apart otherwise muzaona monga nimaloza. You’re are tormentors you PF people.

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