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UPND SEEKS TO DISTURB AFRICA FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS, SAYS KENNEDY KAMBA
Lusaka, Zambia – Patriotic Front Lusaka Province Youth Chairperson Kennedy Kamba has revealed that the United Party for National Development (UPND) plan to protest during Africa Freedom Day Celebrations is meant to cause anarchy and disturb public peace.
“Their plan to participate in this year’s Africa Freedom Day Celebrations is aimed at causing confusion and as much as possible, they plan to embarrass His Excellency the President of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. We are asking the Zambia Police and other Security agencies to be on high alert and ensure public peace is preserved and the rightful honour and dignity is accorded to our fallen African heroes”, Kamba said.
The Provincial Youth Chairperson has further wondered when it is that UPND changed their position on attending National events which they have shunned since times immemorial. “They intend to play to the gallery, knowing too well that there is both international and local media in the Country. It does not matter who the perpetrator is, but anyone or any grouping that disturbs or intends to disturb public peace should be dealt with by the full force of law. It will be there fault should they be embarrassed before the same cameramen”, he has said.
Mr. Kamba has also called on Patriotic Front Youths to restrain themselves even under extreme provocation, insisting that it is the duty of the Police to maintain law and order. He says the burden or responsibility is on the men and women in uniform whom have done a commendable job in ensuring public peace. He has however warned that the Patriotic Front will not take lightly any schemes by anyone to insult the Party President who also doubles as Republican President.
PF Provincial Youth Chairperson