Throughout the Patriotic Front’s campaigns in all previous election years, we heard them preach against tribalism. In their preaching against tribalism, they labelled opposition political parties, especially the UPND, as culprits. But the truth is that they were just as tribal, if not worse. In fact, we don’t think there is one political party in Zambia that can be exempted from this vice. They all use tribal politics to decampaign rivals and split citizens in the process. What we had in Zambia – and this had been the case for many years – was a faction of Northerners and Easterners who relentlessly tried to perpetuate the monopoly of the power to govern. The reason why the UPND was perceived to…...

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