Tuesday, October 31, 2023
WE ARE READY TO DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY
My fellow Zambians, on the 28th of October this year, the president of the Patriotic Front (PF), Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, issued an invitation to progressive opposition political parties in our nation to rise up in defence of democracy.
Zambia Must Prosper (ZMP), as a political party, believes in social justice, believes in economic justice and believes in legal justice. Historically, before slavery, before colonialism, before our independence and before any political party was formed in this nation, we all had our destinies intertwined.
Our destiny was not a mistake. That’s how God the Almighty intended it to be. We need, therefore a new declaration of independence and a new declaration of emancipation from poverty.
The legal integrity of our nation is at stake. Our nation has experienced serious assaults bordering on occasioing actual defilement of our democracy. The actions in the recent past week by the police, under the instructions of the UPND government, have contaminated every institution of governance.
If we don’t stand up and defend our democracy, this will spread like a pathological infection in our social, political and democratic anatomy which will stay with us like an untreated disease.
Zambia Must Prosper wants posterity to know that it will protect and defend democracy by standing, jointly connected like Siamese twins, with all progressive opposition political parties. We as Zambia Must Prosper totally accept to join forces with the Patriotic Front president, Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s call in defence of democracy.
The legacy of our nation is at stake. So, we must all rise and agree to change the course of our nation’s destiny. Zambia Must Prosper, therefore, accepts to defend democracy until we see that the UPND government leaves office.
KELVIN FUBE BWALYA,
Zambia Must Prosper