THERE is need for the Christian community and the general citizenry to be wary of people who are seeking to be leaders of the country and are using divisive and destructive ways to ascend to power, Reformed Church of Zambia (RCZ) Immediate Past Synod Moderator Moses Mwale has said.
Rev Mwale said the Christian community and the general citizenry of Zambia should pray to God to give them a humble and God-fearing man who would continue to unite the country regardless of religious, political and tribal lines.
Reverend Mwale, who is also former president of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), was speaking during the Reformed Church of Zambia (RCZ) celebration of 50 years of self-governance held in Kitwe.
He said it was imperative for Christians to realize that the August 11 elections provided a perfect platform for people to elect leaders who would shape the economic and social development agenda of the country for the next five years.
Rev Mwale, who was guest preacher at the celebrations held at the Copperbelt University (CBU) Multipurpose Hall, called on all Christians and the general public to seek God’s guidance ahead of the August 11 elections.
“As we get closer to August 11 elections, let us continue to seek God’s guidance so that we make a right decision. Let us remain awake and watchful so that we make a wrong choice.
“We should be wary of people who are seeking to be leaders and are using divisive and destructive ways in trying to ascend to power,” Rev Mwale said.
And Copper belt Minister Mwenya Musenge urged the church to pray for Government leaders and the opposition so that the country could continue to be peaceful during and after this year’s elections.
Mr Musenge said the church should pray for God’s guidance so that Government and the opposition leaders could continue to embrace peace during and after election whereby they would regard each other as brothers and sisters.
“The church leadership and the entire church should continue praying for the country as it goes to the polls this year.
It should also pray for the national leadership and the opposition so that God can give us peace during and after the general elections
“It is important that we maintain peace in the country from now and after the election so that, after the election, we continue to look at each other as brothers and sisters,” Mr Musenge said.