PRESS RELEASE

27TH MAY 2017

CONTRARY TO PESSIMISTS, PRESIDENT LUNGU IS NOT A DICTATOR BUT A TRUE DEMOCRAT

Ndola, May 27th, 2017-Copperbelt Province Minister Hon. Bowman Lusambo has charged that His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has demonstrated all the attributes of a true democrat and listening leader.

Hon. Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament said President Lung has demonstrated his commitment to constitutionalism, good governance and the promotion of the rule of law in Zambia.

“Under President Lungu, the Great Leader of this great nation, we have seen a reduction in Executive Powers under the amended Republican Constitution,” Hon. Lusambo said.

He added, “There are those who mistook President Lungu for a weakling because of his humble nature but those who have worked with President Lungu know for a fact that his humility is because of personal discipline.”

Hon. Lusambo said there is nothing President Lungu has done outside his powers.

He said there have been instances when people have expected him to interfere with Court processes but he has stuck to the boundaries provided for his office under the law.

Hon. Lusambo also cautioned some elements opposed to President Lungu’s administration to respect the mandate that Zambians have given him to rule the nation.

“It is folly for some disgruntled elements to keep wishing to plant seeds of dissent in the nation by failing to respect President Lungu. Such maneuvers must be condemned strongly because even in our culture, leaders are given utmost respect and that is what that President Lungu deserves because he was overwhelmingly voted for in all corners of this great nation,” Hon. Lusambo said.

“It is therefore cheap propaganda to allege that the President is a dictator. The framers of our Constitution have created a democratic Presidency considering that the scope of his executive powers have been reduced compared to his predecessors.”

“I therefore call on Zambians to reject the narrative by some people that Zambia is under a dictatorship.”

ENDS///

Issued by:

Sunday Chanda
Director for Media
Patriotic Front Headquarters

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