The women’s wing of ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) on the Copperbelt has said it was wrong for female politicians to demean parliamentary Speaker Nelly Mutti.
Speaking during a media briefing in Kitwe on Thursday, UPND Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson, Patricia Mwaanga, said the un complementary language used by the opposition during a briefing in Lusaka was uncalled for.
Mwaanga singled out National Democratic Congress (NDC) party president, Saboi Imboela, and others as major culprits in abusing the speaker.
“We have called for this briefing to express our disappointment with some women opposition political party leaders who are using derogatory remarks against Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti,” she fumed.
According to Mwaanga, instead of female politicians playing divide and rule tactics, they are supposed to forge co-existence to fully participate in the governance system of the country.
She said it was shameful that instead of celebrating the first female Speaker in the country, they decided to degrade her and bring her integrity into question.
Mwaanga said as fellow women aspiring to be leaders of the country, it was imperative that support towards one another was prioritized so as to participate in the governance system of the country.
She said the party would not allow women to attack each other at the expense of building one another.
“We will ensure that we support each other especially since the new dawn government was embracing more women in the governance system of the country,” Mwaanga said.
She added that it was unacceptable for one eying leadership of the country to be attacking other people through hate speech.
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