PF hacked their way to win, we fear for 2021 elections – Mwiimbu

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President Edgar Lungu talks to UPND Whip Garry Nkombo and Leader of the Opposition Jack Mwiimbu after the second session of the National Assembly – picture courtesy of Lusaka Times

Leader of the opposition in Parliament and Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu says the PF hacked their way to win the just ended ward by-elections.

Mwiimbu who is also the UPND Chairperson for the Legal Committee says the desperation by the PF using violence to win elections poses fear of what will happen in the 2021 general election.

“Elections in Zambia have become a despicable disgrace. We have noted with concern the obnoxious zeal by the PF to hack their way to repulsive victory whenever elections are held in this country.
We shudder to imagine what will happen in the next Generalelection. Its frightening to realise that violence has become a norm in Zambia. Ordinary citizens are now afraid to peacefully excercise their right to choose leaders of their choce due to violence. Its even more frightening to note that government ministers who are supposed to be custodians of the rule of law are the ones in the forefront perpetrating violence.
Where does the ordinary helpless member of the public seek recourse to redress in such situations? The PF must realise that their is a limit to self restraint,” Mwiimbu says.


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