Leave insults in 2019, Lungu tells opposition

President Edgar Lungu says there should be a contest of noble development politics this year rather than a contest of insults that ultimately benefit no one.

In a statement shared on his official Facebook page, Wednesday, President Lungu said opposition parties should take heed to Kenya’s Vice-President William Ruto’s challenge that the opposition must compete in the arena of development rather than spreading falsehoods.

“Comrade William Ruto, the Vice-President of Kenya, was recently captured in a video clip providing thought-provoking gems of wisdom when he challenged the opposition in his country to compete in the arena of tangible development, rather than attempt to draw the ruling party into the gutter of fake news, cynicism and innuendo. His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya and his deputy William Ruto are both very good friends of Zambia and we esteem them highly,” stated President Lungu.

“My administration and I here in Zambia can relate to the sentiments of our Kenyan friends in the said video. We, therefore, wish to adopt it as friendly advice to the opposition in the Zambian context. As far as some of our colleagues are concerned, ‘there is nothing good in Zambia, everything is bad!’ We would like to point out to them that the real competition is in the development arena; the roads, the hospitals, the schools, the universities and the advancement of women the empowerment of youth. In 2020, let us have a contest of noble development politics for the ultimate benefit of all rather than a contest of insults that ultimately benefits none.”




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JK
JK

The so called insults will only end with genuine dialogue so that all this effort goes to development ideas. Surely you can’t see that you are the genesis of how the opposition reacts? You have frustrated them to a point where they begun to tell you the real truth which you are now calling insults!! Let us learn to take responsibility for our own actions

Anonymous
Anonymous

Excellent also tell us the debt stock, how much you have borrowed that will complete the circuit.

Tom
Tom

You mean overpriced, poorly done roads and the revelations in the FIC Auditor General’s Report, EIA Reports amount to insults? Sir just give us credible leadership and opposition or FIC, EIA would have nothing to inuendo or insult about!!

Harry Chinkumbi
Harry Chinkumbi

People are watching, can they can read between the lines.

Mukandeke
Mukandeke

Mr. President do you always have to depend on Kenyan rulers for your thoughts. Can’t you use your own brain, sir? You and your PF party are the main purveyors of insults in ZAMBIA. By the way, while you are at it, could you also tell us what the Kenyan rulers said about corruption, stealing (from the field), nepotism, tribalism, etc. It would be nice for politicians to be civil to each other, but insults don’t kill, corruption (and stealing) does.

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