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Ruling UPND urged to instill decorum in their rowdy members


Movement for Promoting National Values and Principles founder, Joseck Kunda, has appealed to United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership to take action and ensure that they instill decorum in their members.

Kunda said in a statement on Sunday that if the situation remained unattended to, it would spread like political cancer and healing could be impossible.

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He said the conduct of some UPND members were uncalled for and likely to ignite public fury and jeopardize political fortunes being accomplished by the New Dawn Administration of President Hichilema.

“Admittedly, we are still experiencing some pockets of resistance from not only ordinary cadres but also some senior government officials like Permanent Secretaries and Directors who behave like cadres in their handling of issues,” he said.

“We wish to call upon all political parties to remain sober minded, liberal, embracing and reasonable. We must learn the secrete of coexisting and blending with others in our endeavour to bring about sustainable development and good governance,” he said.

Kunda said a fortnight ago, Lundazi Patriotic Front member of Parliament Brenda Nyirenda was harrassed by some UPND members when she made some donations of mattresses and beddings to the the district hospital.

He said the cadres questioned the motive of Nyirenda’s donations, which they claimed was politically motivated and that she meant to decampaign the ruling party.

Kunda said it was unfortunate and saddening that despite repeated calls by President Hakainde Hichilema on his cadres to tone down, the country keeps experiencing the rebound of cadres.

He said the President was on record to have repeatedly cautioned the party cadres not to emulate the PF party cadres who not only terrorized people but thwarted the smooth running of affairs in the country.

“The general public is still experiencing the trauma and nightmares of the barbaric behaviours of the PF cadres in bus stops, markets and various government institutions. It is sad learning that we still have some cadres harbouring political hangovers and wantonness to harass the general public,”Kunda claimed.

Contributed by Julius Phiri

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