The United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) party leader, Charles Chanda, has called for respect to be accorded former Head of State, Edgar Lungu.
Chanda expressed concern about the recent actions of the United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership and some senior government officials towards the former Head of State.
The UPPZ leader told Zambia Monitor that these actions showed a disregard for the rule of law and a lack of respect for the former leader.
“We cannot allow ourselves to be ruled by obsession and hate. Blocking the former president from attending church service or not allowing him to leave the country is uncalled for because he is a free man and deserves to be treated as such,” he said.
Chanda called on the UPND leadership and those holding senior government positions to uphold the rule of law and respect the former head of state.
He said Zambians should not let personal grudges and political vendetta to take precedence over the well-being of their country.
“I also urge other opposition leaders to speak out against this vice, as we are all in danger if we allow our democracy to fall into the hands of a dictatorial regime,” Chanda said.
He noted the need to treat each other with respect and dignity, especially those who have served the nation with distinction, like Lungu.
“Let us all come together and work towards a better future for Zambia, one that is built on the principles of democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law,” Chanda said.
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