Don’t di­lute your po­lit­i­cal rel­e­vance

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Dear Ed­i­tor,

I ap­peal to our po­lit­i­cal play­ers, both in the rul­ing and op­po­si­tion par­ties to up­hold their po­lit­i­cal rel­e­vance to the Zam­bian peo­ple all the time.

Pol­i­tics is about ser­vice to the peo­ple; whether in Gov­ern­ment or in op­po­si­tion.

Pol­i­tics is not about pleas­ing our po­lit­i­cal party lead­ers but about serv­ing the elec­torates.

It is how­ever sad that we as Zam­bians are yet to see real politi­cians who stand for the peo­ple whether in Gov­ern­ment (power) or in op­po­si­tion.

Many Zam­bian politi­cians it seems want to play along as long as they are in good stand­ing with their po­lit­i­cal par­ties to the dis­ap­point­ment of the gen­eral pop­u­lous.

It is not good for a politi­cian to only talk of the ills his/her party is per­pet­u­at­ing when he/she is shown the exit door of the party.

To me it means such politi­cians lack cred­i­bil­ity and should not be trusted and taken se­ri­ously at all.

A real and gen­uine politi­cian should re­sign when he/ she sees the wrongs in his/ her party and voice out the wrongs out­rightly with­out wait­ing to be sacked be­fore they could tell the na­tion the wrongs be­ing per­pet­u­ated by such and such po­lit­i­cal party or/and lead­ers.

Let us learn from our western world where politi­cians re­sign im­me­di­ately they see the wrongs in their po­lit­i­cal par­ties and do not want to be party of the wrongs in the long run.

That has made them rel­e­vant to the gen­eral pop­u­lous of their com­mu­ni­ties and/or Coun­tries.

Who said one can­not ques­tion the wrongs be­ing per­pet­u­ated by their var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties whilst still in the party and not out­side?

When that done could ac­tu­ally make one very rel­e­vant and taken se­ri­ously.

It is bet­ter to be fired for speak­ing against the ills the party is prop­a­gat­ing against its peo­ple be­cause you be­come a mar­tyr for your peo­ple.

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