ALL political parties must implement the resolutions of the national political Indaba, Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring Member of Parliament for Kanyama constituency Danny Mwila has said.
President Edgar Lungu recently attended a peace Indaba with the opposition political parties arranged by the three church mother bodies to discuss ways of ending political violence as the country headed towards the August 2016 general election.
Mr. Mwila noted that it was shocking that political cadres had continued to wear military regalia despite the ban agreed on during the indaba as it was identified as one of the key contributors to political violence in the country.
“The wearing of military attire was banned and it was agreed by all political parties that were present, but it is really sad to note that despite the agreement, some political party cadres are still spotted wearing military attire,” Mr. Mwila said.
He appealed to politicians and political party leaders to stand by their word and urge their supporters to adhere to the Indaba resolutions to end violence.
Mr. Mwila urged youths to refuse to be used as tools of political violence by selfish politicians.
He stated that regardless of political affiliation, youths should always reject politicians who wanted to use violence and other underhand methods to ascend to power.
“Youths are the majority voters and they should refuse to be used as dogs of war by selfish politicians who want to push their ego-centric agenda forward,” he said.
Mr. Mwila observed that it was important that Zambians protected the peace that the country had enjoyed since independence.
“Zambia is greater than any individual and will live beyond an individual’s political quest,” he said.