United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) leader, Charles Chanda, has called on President Hakainde Hichilema not to use the presidency platform to settle political scores.
Chanda implored Hichilema to look beyond political differences and focus on the greater good of the nation and its people.
The UPPZ leader in a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday, noted that the journey of a Republican President was not an easy one, and came with immense pressure and challenges.
He said it was the party’s firm belief that with every challenge comes an opportunity for growth and transformation.
“We invite President Hichilema to step beyond the shadow of a one-man opposition party and embrace the leadership that the people of Zambia have entrusted in him,” Chanda stated.
He extended an open hand and offered the party’s support to Hichilema in his quest to lead the country, adding that the party stood firm in its commitment to fostering a strong and united nation.
Chanda called on the Head State to embrace the duties and responsibilities of his position during state functions.
“It is with utmost concern that we address the language and demeanor displayed by President Hichilema in recent public engagements,” he stated.
Chanda said while UPPZ respected the freedom of speech and expression, the president’s words and actions hold great significance both at home and abroad.
He noted that as the leader of the nation, it was his duty to portray a dignified and respectable image that reflected the greatness of the country.
“We understand that politics can be a heated battlefield, but it is essential for our President to rise above petty partisan interests and fulfill the larger national duty bestowed upon him,” Chanda stated.
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