President Lungu has advised the Church to urge politicians to keep away from acts and language that threaten peace and stability in the country ahead of the August 11 general elections.
On his part, President Lungu said he would not allow anyone to disturb the 51 years of peace that Zambia is enjoying.
The President said the Church’s role was even more critical this year when the country goes to the general elections on August 11th.
The Head of State was speaking when he officiated at the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka yesterday. The President who was accompanied by First Lady Esther said Zambia is too big to be brought down by one person or a political party.
Former President Rupiah Banda and wife of the late President Fredrick Chiluba were among the congregants.
President Lungu said the church had a major role to preach love, peace, and unity in the country.
He reaffirmed that he would continue to uphold the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation.
And BIGOCA presiding Bishop Apostle Peter Ndhlovu said his Church was proud of President Edgar Lungu’s work of developing and uniting the nation despite negative voices.
Apostle Ndhlovu said the church would continue to pray for President Lungu because he has the mandate of the Zambian people and has been given authority by God. And giving a sermon at the anniversary, South African Visiting Apostle Victor Madzinge called on the Church to pray for peace and unity to prevail at all times.
And the President has reaffirmed that he will continue to uphold the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation.
The President who was accompanied by First Lady Esther said Zambia is too big to be brought down by one person or a political party.