TRIBAL politics is a recipe for ethnic conflict and should be avoided at all cost, says Gallant Youth in Zambia (GYZ) executive director Henry Mulenga .
Mr Mulenga said Zambia had 10 provinces with different tribes which should not be destroyed by politicians promoting tribalism.
He said as Zambians went to the polls they should elect a leader based on capacity, competency and past track record.
He said in the past Zambians voted on regional basis, which, he said had contributed to the country lagging behind in development.
“I am appealing to the people of Zambia to stop voting for any candidate on tribal lines because this move is dividing the country,
“We are all Zambians and therefore there is need to vote for a leader with a vision to develop the nation,” he said.
He said it was unfortunate that the Zambian people still wanted to vote based on tribal lines, which was a source of ethnic conflict.
“Let us unite our country by ensuring that we involve everyone regardless of tribe, because that has nothing to do with leadership,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said tribe had nothing to do with leadership, adding that all the tribes were equal, and none was superior to the other.