ALLIANCE for Democracy and Development (ADD) president Charles Milupi has joined the bandwagon of unpatriotic Zambians whose interest is to instill fear in foreign investors to Zambia, Evangelical Youth Alliance International president Moses Lungu has said.
He said Mr. Milupi should exercise his conscience on whether he had the capacity to influence the impeachment of President Lungu.
Reverend Lungu was commenting on Mr Milupi’s suggestion that President Edgar Lungu should be impeached for directing the ministers of Mines and Finance to review the 2015 mineral royalty tax system in order to have a win-win situation for the mines and the people of Zambia.
He said it was sad that opposition leaders who were seen to be level-headed in their debates in national interest sometime back were now hallucinating and advocating the impeachment of President Lungu when they did not have numbers in Parliament.
“It is laughable that Milupi is hallucinating about impeaching President Edgar Lungu when he has zero numbers in Parliament. Not even the opposition in Parliament can marshal sufficient numbers to secure an impeachment vote against President Lungu,” said Rev. Lungu.
He said Mr. Milupi should realise that President Lungu had done nothing wrong to direct the ministers involved to look at the possibility of reviewing the mineral tax system in order for the people of Zambia to benefit from the mines.
“Mr. Milupi must realize that nothing has happened that would even warrant an impeachment motion in Parliament. Zambians can be assured that President Lungu is very much within the boundaries of the law and acting in the best interest of Zambia and the mining investors,” said Rev.Lungu.
He said sadly, Mr. Milupi had joined the bandwagon of people he described as ‘‘alarmists’’ and whose objective was to instill a sense of fear in the people to scare investors.
Rev. Lungu said Mr. Milupi and other unprogressive politicians should realise that Zambia was not in a leadership crisis to warrant an impeachment of any kind as the advocates were calling for.
“It is evident that Mr. Milupi has made himself an appendage of the United Party for National Development (UPND) understandably so because his own political party only exists on paper. Even in his hallucination about the impeachment, he is banking on UPND MPs in Parliament.
“It is therefore sad that a man of Mr. Milupi’s educational background can stoop so low as to make ridiculous statements when he can do better. In case Mr Milupi has forgotten, President Lungu is a seasoned lawyer and does not need to be reminded by screaming headlines. Mr Milupi must worry about himself and his one-man party which has been auctioned to the highest bidder,” he said.
Rev. Lungu said lack of research by the opposition leaders on matters of national interest was a source of concern as their statements were not adding value to the development of the country and growth to their political parties.
He has since challenged leaders in the opposition to come out clear ly and inform the nation why they have chosen the unpopular path of politics.
“All this is happening because the opposition has gone to bed with the infamous cartel. This is the same cartel that has lost control of the presidency and is in a hurry to crown a puppet President they can control. From the rehearsed statements and the rhetoric emanating from the opposition, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to know that it is in fact the cartel that is now controlling the opposition and putting words in their mouths. As a matter of fact, some opposition leaders and their party officials are parroting the cartel,” said Rev. Lungu.