President Edgar Lungu has described the killing of a man in Kaoma District and the wounding of others amidst political violence as “numbing and absolutely detestable”
The president started that All Zambians should be concerned about frequent violence each time elections are held and no Zambian deserves to die for politics.
“This is not just Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s issue. This is not just a government issue. It is not just a PF or UPND issue. This is a Zambian issue that we should all care about,” the president said.
“All fair minded people should be concerned.”
He has further directed the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to take full control of the Council Chairperson by-election in Kaoma and other areas where elections are taking place.
The President said he was concerned that political activists suddenly are carrying guns and has directed that all the armed should be disarmed and all the culprits of Sunday’s ugly events must be apprehended and prosecuted regardless of their political belonging.
“Police should also get ready for the general elections in 2021. People should respect democracy and let popular candidates take the day instead of intimidating people to vote for their candidates,” he added.
And meanwhile PF Secretary General Davis Mwila says His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has directed the ruling party to conduct issue based campaigns without being distracted.
Speaking during the media in Kaoma today, he has condemned the attack on PF members by the UPND which resulted in the death of a cadre.
“Our people were busy distributing food in our command centres when our colleagues from the UPND attacked them. The UPND cadre in the Prado opened fire at our people and one of those who were injured happened to be a UPND member,” said Mwila.
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