Opposition UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says he is delighted about the ongoing spirit of oneness and unity of purpose which citizens throughout the country are enjoying this festive season.

In his statement containing the festive season message, Hichilema urged Zambians not to allow anyone to divide them again.

“As we enter the New Year, we must face it with a more positive and renewed sense of hope. On our part, we are humbled with the ongoing spirit of oneness and unity of purpose as citizens throughout the country. This is as it should be and we must not allow anyone to divide us again,” Hichilema said.

He further encouraged citizens to celebrate this festive season in a responsible manner and avoid involving in illicit activities that may endanger their lives.

“From Mutinta, myself and on behalf of the UPND, we send you seasonal greetings. We wish you a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. Christmas is a reminder of the greatest gift our Lord gave to the world; Jesus Christ. It is a time for giving and sharing. Giving and sharing need not be in physical form, you can give love, a smile, a helping hand and anything that is demonstrating the love of Christ,” stated Hichilema.

“For those who can afford a few gifts, please let’s share the little we have with those of our citizens in need. Let’s celebrate responsibly and avoid involving ourselves in illicit activities that may endanger our lives and that of others. We love you and your families. Enjoy your Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.Thank you and celebrate responsibly.”