PEOPLE WAKE up and save Zambia by voting out Edgar Lungu because he has destroyed the pillars on which the PF was founded, says Ndola-based PF founder member Johnson Mpundu.
In an interview yesterday, Mpundu said the PF was not formed to come and loot or oppress innocent citizens through undesirable acts such as the breakdown of law and order.
He said PF was formed to give power to the people and entrench values of democracy and good governance.
He added that the PF under President Lungu had been taken over by criminals and the corrupt.
“My message is wake up and save Zambia as we go to elections in less than three weeks time. This is not the Zambia we know, so vote Edgar Lungu out because he has destroyed the pillars on which the PF was founded. How will Edgar be able to stop his cadres if he loses the elections? He is thriving on violence and pretending to be peaceful. Remember what Micheal Sata told his supporters when people disputed the 2008 election results, he ordered all his supporters to stay away from violence,” Mpundu said.
“Michael Sata called for peace and peace reigned. Now why can’t Edgar stop his cadres from beating people? Edgar Lungu should not be desperate to remain in power. The fact is that the economy has collapsed; there is a breakdown of law and order.”
He said in his desperate move, President Lungu was creating a very volatile situation in our country.
“He has allowed lawlessness just to remain in power. You cannot manage to fool people like that,”
Mpundu said. He said Zambians needed to wake up and protest the dictatorial tendencies that were developing. Mpundu said Zambians must open their eyes and ears and vote wisely.
“Watch the current PF closely. We are concerned with the manner he is silencing Zambians. The closure of The Post is a clear indication of how Edgar wants to silence his own citizens. We no longer have news in Zambia. Look at ZNBC, Times of Zambia and Daily Mail! What is it that we are getting from these media institutions? It pains me that after paying tax to these media, they are only interested in showing us Edgar Lungu,” said Mpundu.
“It is also unfair for some corrupt people to credit the achievements of the PF to Edgar Lungu. What has he done in the last one year or so? This is very unfair to the spirit of Sata and his family.”