With challenges, UPND has held intra party elections in Western province. Most of the challenges preventing these elections from happening smoothly in the districts and province in Western province are self inflicted by the people participating in these elections themselves. The majority of the problems have nothing to do with those managing the elections in Lusaka. Those contesting these elections must take full responsibility of the state of affairs with regard to the intra party elections in the province.
While our road ahead as a UPND party in the province is still winding and with steep curves, we are nevertheless moving Foward as Foward is what we only know as UPND members in the province. We must pick ourselves up and forge a united front and seek unity among ourselves. UPND is bigger than all of us and the plight of the suffering people of Western province at the hands of the incompetent and corrupt PF government, whose only sole mandate is to loot state resources must be our driving factor.
Our cause is just and the struggle to defeat PF in the province must vigorously be carried out by all of us regardless of our position in the party structures. The struggle should not be about positions and influence we have in the party but it should be about our deep love for our people and to see them live in a prosperous society in which they can attain their full potential. That’s a society UPND wants to bring to the people of Western province and indeed to the rest of Zambia.
Those among us who will choose to betray the masses of Western province by taking a different path due to the outcome of these elections will be conspirators to the suffering of the people of Western province and will have betrayed the people of Barotseland. Those who will choose to betray the people of Western province by moving away from the people’s struggle will constitute the axis of evil together with their PF conspirators.
We must stay the course as a people of Western province and navigate the stormy waters together in the mighty UPND party till we reach the shores. Together we are stronger. We have fought our way back as a people of Barotseland and we know in our hearts, hope and help is on its way to our beautiful land of Western province. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball and rise above our differences in the province and defeat the evil PF regime which has so much innocent blood on its hands.
Foward is the only way.
UPND SA Chapter Chairman.
SA Press Office.