By Nation Reporter
THE confusion that has rocked the UPND adoption process for members wishing to stand for elective political positions in the August 11 general elections should be condemned by all well-meaning Zambians, says Gallant Youth Zambia (GYZ) executive director Henry Mulenga.
He said the intra-party fights demonstrated hunger for power.
Mr Mulenga said political parties with members fighting over who should be adopted must not be entrusted with power in the August general elections.
“If these people can turn against each other, what guarantee do the Zambian people have that the party can manage the Zambian population,” he said.
Mr Mulenga advised political parties who wanted to rule the country to put its house in order and ensure that some of its members desist from violence.
He also said his organisation was saddened to have learned that two journalists were over the past weekend forcibly dragged away from where the party meeting was taking place in full view of some senior district party officials.
This was after the cadres and their leadership realised that the reporters were photographing the fight that had erupted among UPND members in Siavonga at Nabutezi Community School on Saturday.
The UPND fight followed disagreements over the mode of adopting a candidate to contest the parliamentary seat in the August 11 general elections.
Some UPND members allegedly demanded that the election of aspiring candidates be postponed in order to give ample time to all delegates from the wards to attend so as to identify a suitable candidate.