FDD president Edith Nawakwi has congratulated President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and Vice-President elect Mutale Nalumango on their victory in the just ended general elections.
In a statement, Sunday, Nawakwi said the victory was a clear evidence of the trust which the Zambian people placed in President-Elect Hichilema to steer the nation to greater heights.
“It is with great pleasure that I convey my sincere and on behalf of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) on your overwhelming mandate given to you and Her Honor the Vice-President-Elect on your ascension to the highest office in the land. The overwhelming mandate is clear evidence of the trust and confidence which the people of Zambia have placed on you to steer the nation to greater heights,” she said.
Meanwhile Nawakwi advised President Hichilema to repeal the “colonial” Public Order Act which she said was a source of division between successful Governments and opposition political parties.
“As you settle down to your work, Your Excellency may I take advantage of your time to remind you of the unfinished business which you may at your own time address. The first being reforms to our Constitution in the area of representation of the marginalized mainly women, the youth and the physically challenged,” said Nawakwi.
“The second area of importance is the repeal and replacement of the ‘colonial’ Public Order Act which has been a source of division between successful Governments and opposition political parties. Your Excellency, kindly accept consideration of my highest esteem and I wish you success and God’s blessings as you lead our chosen Nation to Peace, Unity and Prosperity.”