PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is disheartened that suspected UPND zealots in Lukulu district of Western Province and other parts of the country are destroying private and public property in protest against his re-election in the August 11th general elections.
President Lungu said he was heart-broken after receiving a report that a Government building housing the Judiciary and the Ministry of Agriculture in Lukulu in Western Province had been set ablaze.
President Lungu, who yesterday attended church service at Saint Ignatius Parish in Lusaka, said he was heart-broken with reports that public property was being destroyed on account of political dissatisfaction.
The Head of State has called on the church to continue praying for peace and unity in the country as Zambians waited for the Constitutional Court to decide on the petition by the UPND who are challenging his re-election.
“The first report I received this morning is that Government offices in Lukulu, Western Province, housing the Judiciary and Agriculture ministries have been burnt. This is the Armageddon that they (UPND) were talking about during campaigns. I thought it was merely political rhetoric which was typical of the campaign period but it is real; this is reality which has come to pass,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu urged Zambians to continue praying for peace and unity in the aftermath of the August 11 elections and emphasized the need for upholding peace in the nation.
And Fr Chilinda prayed that God gives President Lungu strength to embrace every Zambian and meet challenges, if any, so that he can serve the people properly.