….. This situation cannot be allowed to take root in the peaceful country like Zambia
Advocates for National Development and Democracy (ANDD) has advised politicians to desist from the use of unpalatable language as the country prepares for the campaigns ahead of August general elections.
ANDD Executive Director Samuel Banda tells Smart Eagles via telephone that his organization has taken note that some politicians are getting into the habit of using unpalatable and uncouth language as the country approaches the August polls.
Mr. Banda insists that this situation cannot be allowed to take root in the peaceful country like Zambia.
He therefore urged political stakeholders to practice issue-based politics and desist from politics of character assassination so as to give the electorate a reason to vote.
“As we head towards elections, we have observed that the political atmosphere is getting interesting as political stakeholders are preparing for campaigns.
We feel we may need to remind our politicians that Zambia is a Christian nation governed by Christian values and that uncouth behavior as that exhibited by Mubita Nawa and his colleague of the UPND is disappointing and uncalled for,” he said.
“Respect for authority is a cardinal prerequisite in any person vying for public office, and the office of the presidency is the highest public office in the country.
If you cannot respect the office of the president, who will you ever respect? These are questions we would like to urge Zambians to ask as we head to polls.”
Mr. Banda was also confident that the police will ensure that anybody found wanting is brought to book.