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Ex-President Lungu advised to refrain from tackling Hichilema administration


Secretary-General of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Batuke Imenda, has advised former President Edgar Lungu to refrain from discussing President Hakainde Hichilema’s governance.

This advice followed Lungu’s remarks during the centenary celebrations of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda, where he suggested that Kaunda would be distressed by the current state of the country.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Tuesday, Imenda urged Lungu to practice restraint in criticizing Hakainde’s governance.

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“Ba Lungu, Insoni ebuntu, goes a Bemba idiom, reminiscent of the need to make introspection and practice self-restraint, especially on matters one is not qualified or has no moral standing to comment on,” he stated.

He further stated that Kaunda’s sorrow in the grave would be due to the near-fatal impact caused by someone like Lungu, who endangered Zambians with poverty, widespread hunger and human rights abuses.

“Why would Kaunda be weeping in his grave? Of course it’s not because of the United Party for National Development government of President Hakainde Hichilema which is working extremely hard to normalise the destroyed governance systems, especially during the reign of Edgar Lungu,” he claimed.

Additionally, Imenda urged Lungu to tell the Zambian people why, for the first time, declaration of assets by presidential candidates was not circulated to the media.

“It is because Edgar Lungu can’t account for his current riches,” he alleged.

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