Nakacinda lashes out at UPND MPs

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National secretary of the Mutati-led MMD faction Raphael Nakacinda has called on members of parliament not to aid the UPND in their attempt to “injure the country economically” with their impeachment motion.

And Nakacinda has described the conduct of UPND MPs as immoral saying they have continued playing double standards on serious national issues. They are not dependable on national matters because they shift positions for convenience.

Speaking when he featured on the Assignment TV programme on MUVI on Sunday, Nakacinda said the UPND MPs have gone on a fishing expedition in their continued quest to remain disruptive to the governance of the country.

Nakacinda said the grounds that UPND MPs have advanced as reasons for wanting to impeach President Edgar Lungu are frivolous as they do not have evidence of any breach of the constitution but mere allegations and that other grounds were issues which they are litigating in the courts of law.

He wondered how the alleged corrupt activities of his aides can be a constitutional matter when the simplest thing was to gather evidence against those perceived to be involved in corruption and present it relevant authorities for prosecution.

He noted that the people who will suffer from what the UPND MPs action are the ordinary Zambians as their actions are likely to negatively affect the country’s economy by eroding investor confidence as the picture being painted is that of a country in a crisis when it is not.

He said the UPND has imported the conduct of South African opposition MPs which seems to be disruptive but what they have failed to do is to ensure that their allegations are proven in the constitution court before being taken to parliament so that Zambians are not left wondering on their motive.

Meanwhile Nakacinda said the UPND MPs have been playing double standards in the conduct in parliament and that their behaviour is immoral and should not be supported by well meaning Zambians.

He said Zambians should remember that the UPND MPs fully participated and supported the process of enacting the new constitution through the National Constitution Conference which was started by MMD but aborted the process when it was taken to parliament by walking out of parliament when it was time to vote because they had gone into a marriage of convenience with the PF who had been honest from the start as they had refused to participate.

He said the UPND will continue to refuse to sit on a dialogue table because the perceived tension in the country is their strategy to use the so called tension in the country to remain politically relevant.

And Nakacinda has called on the ruling party to stop being aloof in their engagement with the Zambian people because they are in office in trust of the Zambian people.

He said there is need for people charged with the responsibility to lead the nation to start engaging Zambians with the attitude of servitude and ensure that they communicate the information with soberness as opposed to using the arrogance of numbers.

He noted that the debate which has been put forward on the issue of impeachment by the PF from all those involved including State House has not been fully appreciated because instead of giving out information people have used the arrogance of numbers to dismiss the motion.

He said it important that Zambians fully understand what is being discussed so that the get to choose the side of the debate they want to belong to.


9 Responses to Nakacinda lashes out at UPND MPs

  1. The impeachment needs to go ahead to bring sanity to Zambian Politics. The Zambian constitution has been raped and breached by PF and their cohorts. I wonder why Nakachinda pretends to be blind and prefers to apportion blame to UPND who have a done a Noble thing to initiate the impeachment process.

    April 2, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    • That’s right, there should be ‘No turning back’ to that process. Enough is enough!

      Paul Mwaka
      April 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      • The process of impeachement should start sooner than earlier announced we are tired of being cheated these people in higher offices offices are taking us for granted, let the face of the law also visit them they
        are doing things in their own ways hence masses are suffering the lord of abraham do something before june

        Ragsdale siakalambwa
        April 3, 2018 at 9:11 am

  2. Goodafternoon my fellow Zambians
    The time of late Levy Mwanawansa Zambia experienced successful indaba and at the same time a motion was moved in parliament to impeach president Mwanawansa. That is the time when Hon. Levison Mumba lost his ministerial job. There was nothing like frustrating the indaba.
    Hon. Chishimba kambwili was arrested and no one reminded President Lungu that the arrest of Kambwili will frustrate the Commonwealth reconciliations. Now what is a problem to impeach a president for his violation of constitution? I don’t remember of see any document which says that whenever a person commits an offense should go and hide in reconciliation talks. Let the impeachment motion go ahead and the reconciliation talks go ahead.

    John Mtonga
    April 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

  3. That’s true the impeachment motion its the mast even a layman can able to see what is happening in our great country Zambia,you can even not tell this is why there is alot political parts in the country,cause even myself i was almost to be attempt to form a part,but by the Grace of God,God shown me the other way around to compose songs of peace in the country,may God of all might Bless our country zambia,men of truth as faced with alot of threats but God may now take over,for by His Grace the fore Fathers believed that our country is a Christian Nation,,that’s the one we believe even to date,reason why,its a landlocked country it saves people from different countries,therefore we need a good morally leader,now am here to say the impeachment motion its a welcome move,cause only Truth shall set the pf free.God bless zambia.

    Henry Deocracious Simovwe
    April 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

  4. Nakashindo, just shut up, because you don’t like Nevers mumba.

    John chabe
    April 3, 2018 at 12:27 am

  5. Nakuchinda educate me please. When a person is inagurated as a President of Zambia s/he is swears to uphold, respect and proctect the constitution of the country. This entails that if s/he doesn’t uphold, respect and/or proctect any of the provisions of the constitution, s/he has abrogated or broken the oath of that office s/he occupies. In this case, the Zambian constitution is very clear, when a petition is successfully logged against an incumbent following a presidential election, the incumbent has to handover the reigns of power to the speaker of the national Assembly. This happened in Zambia following the August 11,2016 elections. This is not imaginary and did happen. To my knowledge and understanding, Mr EC Lungu did not do what the supreme law of the land compelled him to have done. This, to those who believe in constitutional democracy, counsituted the abrogation of the supreme law ( the constitution). May therefore, request Mr Nakuchinda how he would interpret the action of Lungu in terms of the Zambian law and not public or personal opinion.

    Charles Odom
    April 3, 2018 at 6:24 am

  6. Stop that foolishiness nakachinda let that man who is abrogating law be punished law is law you signed the law you are failing to follow it, my man you are in for it God will punish you infact it is before june

    Ragsdale siakalambwa
    April 3, 2018 at 9:15 am

  7. The country is already injured by PF corruption and theft of public resources, lawlessness, breaching/abrogation of the constitution,violence/brutality against the main opposition… Stop waffling!

    April 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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