‘Ignore prayer shy politicians’

ZAMBIANS should ignore politicians who shunned the day of national prayers and fasting because it is evident that they do not believe in the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) has observed.

ZDDM vice president Charles Kafumbo told the Daily Nation yesterday that ushering the country in the hands of people who had no regard for God would bring chaos and that those who shunned the event had campaigned against themselves ahead of the 2016 elections.

Mr. Kafumbo said it was sad that some politicians were so blinded by their desperation for power that they failed to put the interest of the country first by uniting over a common cause to petition God to provide solutions to the problems that the country was going through.

He said last Sunday’s event was an important event which those who aspired to lead this nation needed to take advantage of by showing Zambians that they had the suffering of the citizens at hand and that their absence demonstrated that they were only interested in their own selfish pursuits.

“Those who shunned the event have been exposed that they are just pursuing their own interests and that they don’t care for the people of Zambia. That event was not for the Patriotic Front (PF) Government but for all Zambians and that is why some of us decided to attend. It doesn’t mean that since we attended the prayers we are PF.

“Let the Zambians shun these politicians who have no regard for God because God is love and since that is his character, even people who are called by his name are supposed to have love for one another.

The fact that we belong to different parties does not mean that we should hate each other. This is the time that we need to unite in petitioning God to provide us with what we need as a country,” Mr. Kafumbo said.

Last Sunday, Zambians across the country held prayers and fasting after President Lungu declared 18th October as a day of prayers and fasting in his inaugural speech to the fifth session of the 11th National Assembly.

The day has since been declared as a day of prayers and fasting and would be gazetted as a public holiday.


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