Patriotic Front president Edgar Lungu has demonstrated that he is a man of his words and has shown that he can be trusted in what he promises, the opposition Alliance for Better Zambia has said.
ABZ president Fr. Frank Bwalya said that when Mr Lungu told the nation that he was not going to use State resources in his campaign some people refused to believe him and others even said that he could not be trusted.
Fr Bwalya said but as the presidential campaign draws to a close, Mr Lungu had demonstrated that he was a man of his words and Zambians should trust him.
He said ABZ believed that the PF leader would not abuse State resources if he became president.
He said his party also believed Mr. Lungu when he said he would be a servant of the people and that they were sure he would not abuse his powers as president.
Fr. Bwalya has appealed to politicians to desist from issuing statements that could plunge the country into chaos.
“As a party we are calling upon all politicians to desist from issuing alarming statements. This is in the wake of what has happened today where a named senior UPND official called a reporter at Radio Phoenix and said Mr Hakainde Hichilema’shouse had been attacked but when this reporter went to Mr Hichilema’s house, he found members of opposition UPND enjoying themselves and there was no such a thing,” Fr Bwalya said.
He said as ABZ, they felt that the official’s conduct was regrettable and a recipe for confusion in the country and therefore extended the appeal to all politicians to realise that such inflammatory statements could plunge the country into chaos. He however commended the reporter that was called for not broadcasting the story before verifying it, saying this was the kind of professionalism his party expected from all media practioners
Fr Bwalya said the media needed to be wary of alarmists who were bent on creating confusion and painting some political figures as victims for cheap political mileage.
He urged the public not to take everything they heard from politicians as gospel truth because some of them were bent on misleading the public.