We read a media headline where Edgar Lungu is reported as having said that President Hakainde Hichilema will never go to State House. We are all aware that Mr Lungu is not God nor a Prophet to determine Mr Hichilema’s destiny. That is clearly and unreservedly the sovereign privilege of God and the Lord is not about to hand it over to Mukula 1.
Unless of course he is planning to cut short our President’s life and if that be the case, we are here to assure him that President HH will be in State House in 2021, courtesy of the Zambian people, and most importantly of the Almighty God whose power Mr Lungu is unsuccessfully attempting to usurp.
We are not surprised that each time Lungu goes to Southern Province, he speaks with patronage and without respect to our people there. The tribal injustices and hate that HH has been subjected to by the PF has always been extended and felt by the people of that region. They have been retired in national for no reason other than that they hail from Southern Province. We have heard from many of his officials like Dora Siliya, Mumbi Phiri and Bowman Lusambo who have often referred to Southerners as cows and HH as their Kachema.
Therefore the attempts by Lungu to extract the humiliation and the injustice of the people of Southern Province away from the experiences of HH is a futile exercise. They have all suffered together under PF just like the millions of other Zambians.
As a matter of fact, there is nothing that Mr Lungu’s PF has done to deserve a new mandate. Zambians are currently living the worst life full of hardships brought about by Mr Lungu’s bad governance. Corruption at every level is well documented. Zambians know they are buying the staple meal at the highest price ever, unemployment is increasing by the day, the business environment is the worst ever, inflation is skyrocketing, power load shedding is becoming the norm. With all these bottlenecks, where is Mr Lungu getting his confidence that he will win elections in 2021?
Let’s guess, maybe he thinks he will rig the elections again? If those are his plans then he is dead wrong! As UPND and all Zambians, we are advising him that once beaten twice shy. We are now equal to the task and we are telling him that in 2021, every single vote will be protected and will count. There will be no stealing. We know your plans but we are ahead of you. Just prepare to handover power when you lose in 2021. We have work to do to clean the mess created by your government.
Patrick Mwalula Mucheleka
Deputy Secretary General UPND.