Power and Politics

Party president, Bwalya, laments attack on democratic institutions, urges support for Lungu


Zambia Must Prosper (ZMP) leader, Kelvin Bwalya Fube, says the legal integrity of the country is at stake, especially as it experiences serious assaults bordering on actual defilement of democracy.

Bwalya said police actions in recent weeks, allegedly under the instructions of the United Party for National Development (UPND) government, had contaminated every institution of governance.

The ZMP leader in a statement issued in Lusaka on Tuesday said if the opposition and Zambians did not stand up and defend the country’s democracy, the abuse would spread.

“The legacy of our nation is at stake. So, we must all rise and agree to change the course of our nation’s destiny,” Bwalya said.

He added that there was need to heed to calls by ex-President Edgar Lungu’s for progressive opposition political parties in the country to rise up in defence of democracy.

Bwalya said ZMP, as a political party, believed in social justice, economic justice and legal justice.

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“Historically, before slavery, before colonialism, before our independence and before any political party was formed in this nation, we all had our destinies intertwined,” he said

Bwalya said the party would protect and defend democracy by standing, jointly connected like Siamese twins, with all progressive opposition political parties.

“If only for democracy, we as Zambia Must Prosper totally accept to join forces with the Patriotic Front president, Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s call in defence of democracy,” he said.

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