Lungu’s stance on development unacceptable – HH

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HH speaking at a rally

HH speaking at a rally

UPND presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema says President Edgar Lungu’s stance on development is unacceptable.

Hichilema or HH as he is famously known said this in a statement below to Zambian Eye.

President Edgar Lungu has once again shown his hypocrisy and ignorance on many issues, especially the true spirit of One Zambia One Nation.

Reports from his tours of the country show that he continues to preach divisive sentiments, proposing to only develop areas that vote for him and to ignore those that vote for the opposition.

This reveals a lack of understanding and respect of multi-party democracy. Coming from a sitting head of state such statements can even be read as an attempt to blackmail voters.

Moreover, President Lungu should note that it is exactly this sort of attitude and behaviour that undermines our prospects for peace and unity as a nation.

President Lungu has clearly failed to learn that citizens have a democratic right to vote for a leader of their choice, and that once elected that President must represent each and every citizen.

Development projects must be spread across the country and be rolled-out as part of a wider plan of how to achieve the party’s vision, which in the case of the UPND is a united, prosperous and equitable Zambia.

Given the approach the PF is proposing of only developing select areas at the expense of others we can only suppose that their vision is simply more power and personal wealth for its top officials.

Lungu’s stance also confirms why some areas and constituencies in the country have to date been neglected and not received fair attention, for example through the release of Constituency Development Funds.

Clearly this is precisely the sort of challenge that has caused President Lungu to run away from the proposal of a head-to-head live TV debate ahead of 11th August

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President


4 Responses to Lungu’s stance on development unacceptable – HH

  1. The man was preaching regionalism. He is tribal and divisive and too dangerous for the position he holds and for the vision of one prosperous Zambia. Our forefathers fought to bring peace, freedom and togetherness in this country which this ka divisive, visionless and careless president wants to destroy in just one year. Zambians have enjoyed peace, intermarried and shared problems as one nation. Now comes a man who wants us to see each other through the tribal and regional lense, all for his continued stay in power. I implore my fellow Zambians, across the country and regardless of the party you identify yourself with to vote across party lines and put UPND in power. This is a sure way to send a signal to all current and would be leaders to never ever attempt to press the divisive button. Lungu must not be allowed past 11/08/16 or we risk breaking our country permanently.

    July 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  2. But PF spokes person says the President was joking cos was in bemba land.
    I proved him right cos NO sensible President can say that .
    This is why we saying that this President is completely blank of leading this country .

    July 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  3. God, Have Merce on Us, Zambians, by Giving Us Hichilema as Our President This August.

    Jata Noiluma
    July 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  4. GOD has already chosen the president. all of you just keep quiet and listen to what GOD is saying about HAKAINDE and ECL

    evans bwalya
    July 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm

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