Lungu, HH not en­e­mies, says UPND Lua­pula chief

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By PRINCE CHIBAWAH THE UPND does not want the Pa­tri­otic Front to fail the peo­ple of Zam­bia be­cause Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema are not en­e­mies, says UPND Lua­pula Prov­ince Sec­re­tary, Jim Mu­lenga.

In an in­ter­view, Mr Mu­lenga said the UPND had no ill in­ten­sion against the rul­ing party or Pres­i­dent Lungu.

“Be­ing in pol­i­tics does not mean we are en­e­mies. The UPND and PF are not en­e­mies. When PF is fac­ing any sort of problems we pray for them,” he said

Mr Mu­lenga was com­ment­ing on the mis­un­der­stand­ings which had rocked PF in Lua­pula Prov­ince.

“It both­ers us when we see bad things hap­pen­ing in PF. We are Chris­tians, you don’t ju­bi­late when the house of your neighbour is on fire,” he said.

Mr Mu­lenga fur­ther ex­plained that the in­ter­nal mis­un­der­stand­ings in PF had the po­ten­tial to dis­turb the de­liv­ery of de­vel­op­ment es­pe­cially in the af­fected prov­ince.

“We ap­peal to our friends in PF to put their house in or­der. When ele­phants are fight­ing it is the grass that suf­fers most. We don’t want their problems to af­fect the de­liv­ery of de­vel­op­ment to the peo­ple of Zam­bia.

“The PF shouldn’t for­get that it is the party in govern­ment. It has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to serve the peo­ple ef­fec­tively,” said Mr Mu­lenga.

The rul­ing party in Lua­pula Prov­ince has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing un­prece­dented in­ter­nal wran­gles fol­low­ing the sus­pen­sion of some party of­fi­cials.

Those sus­pended in­clude Ba­hati Con­stituency Chair­man Mumba Ka­songo to­gether with his chair­lady Alice Chip­ulu.

The of­fi­cials have been ac­cused of work­ing against the party.

But both Mr Ka­songo and Mrs Chip­ulu have re­jected their sus­pen­sion de­scrib­ing it as a witch hunt.

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