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UPND, Lusaka province, piles pressure on Lungu to reconsider ‘come-back’ decision


The ruling United Party for National Development (UPND), Lusaka Province, has called on former President Edgar Lungu to reconsider his decision of returning to active politics.

After endless speculations, Lungu on October 28, 2023 announced his come back to active politics vowing, “I will not allow factions in the party”.

UPND Lusaka Province Chairperson, Obvious Mwaliteta, said Lungu should be ready to account for his actions as government would with immediate effect withdraw his security as he was now an ordinary citizen like anyone else.

Mwaliteta said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Tuesday.

He said Lungu who had also lost his immunity through his return to active politics should be ready to face the law for any of the offences he committed when he was Head of State

“We know that Lungu wants to attract the international community’s attention to destroy the gains that has been achieved by the new dawn administration,” Mwaliteta said.

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“Zambia prides in Lungu as the only surviving former Head of State after Kenneth Kaunda, Fredrick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda and Micheal Sata,” Mwaliteta said.

He said the ruling party would be left with no option but to rethink the privileges that Lungu enjoys.

“It must be noted that as the ruling party intend to fight the sixth Republic President but it is oblivious that he will encounter a number of challenges with the removal of most benefits that he enjoys as former president,” he said.

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