PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has beaten the expectations of many Zambians in his performance and opposition political parties are choking with envy over the kind of leadership the Head of State has exhibited, Mwandi MMD member of Parliament (MP) Michael Kaingu has said.
Dr Kaingu said President Lungu had implemented most of what Zambians were demanding and it was surprising that Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) Charles Milupi could condemn the Head of State for meeting people’s expectations.
He said President Lungu had implemented most of the promises Zambians were crying for such as the recognition of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu and the appointment of Justice Ireen Mambilima as the substantive Chief Justice.
Dr Kaingu said the opposition political party leaders that were condemning President Lungu for patching up the relationship with the traditional leadership and for denouncing violence were only exhibiting petty jealousy as they would have done the same had Zambians elected them.
He said President Lungu had dwarfed the opposition leaders’ ambitions by appointing the first female Vice-President adding that the actions of the Head of State had left opposition leaders such as Mr Milupi politically paralysed.
“To be frank and honest, President Lungu has beaten the expectations of many Zambians including his political opponents in the opposition. President Lungu has virtually shamed the devil because he is doing exactly what the people wanted.
Zambians wanted the Chitimukulu and he recognized Henry Kanyanta Sosala as the Paramount Chief Chitimukulu. For the very first time in the history of our country, we have a female Vice-President in the name of Mama Inonge Wina.
We were crying that we wanted a Chief Justice and the President has appointed Justice Mambalima…and for me, the opposition are choking with envy over what President Lungu has achieved,” Dr Kaingu said.
He observed that when President Lungu promised to follow President Michael Sata’s legacy and vision, he (Lungu) did not say he was going to mimic Mr Sata in his governance style. He wondered why Mr Milupi and other political leaders could criticize President Lungu for doing what the people wanted.
Dr Kaingu said for the first time in three years, opposition political parties have been assured of the fair application of the Public Order Act apart from the pledge that it would be revised.