ANOTHER poltical alliance comprising the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Zambia Empowerment and Development (ZED) party have merged to work together ahead of the August 12, general elections.
Speaking today at a media briefing in Lusaka, UPND president Haikande Hichilema called on Zambians to reunite in removing the Patriotic Front (PF) from government.
He condemned tribalism, which he said is dividing the country.
Mr Hichilema said on the backdrop of unity, Zambia will achieve and recover what it has lost in the past.
He also dispelled people masquerading as his relatives, accusing the PF of parading them before cameras to discredit him.
“Today you can bring people I don’t even know and say they are my relatives.Lets agree today that these people are dividing us for their personal benefits, August 12, baliku wire.
In 1964, all Zambians, gathered together to get rid of the colonial system. The men and women did not ask a question as to where they came from but tthey succeeded by uniting,” he said.
MDC president Felix Mutati also called for sacrifice if PF government is to be removed from power.
“We have a new born baby today, the baby wants to refine the Zambia we want. This new baby shall never die but remain strong and outstanding for mother Zambia,” Mr Mutati said.
Meanwhile ZED party Enerst Mwansa said Zambia has been destroyed by people with selfish motivates.
“We refuse to become cadres to get favours from them. They have an agenda to destroy the rule of law. This country is greater than them,” he said.
Meanwhile, former PF senior member Kelvin Bwalya Fube popularly as KBF also condemned the undemocratic vices, which he said have potential to divide the country.
“Is this the Zambia we want, many people are being hindered from expressing their freedoms. Some leaders are constantly breaking the law, is this the Zambia we want, ” he said.
He said the alliance members resolved to unite the nation.
Mr Fube also called on Zambians to get united in voting out the PF from power further assuring the nation that the alliance will restore the rule of law in the country.
“Let us vote out lawlessness and promote the rule of law, ” he said.