THOSE who are championing tribalism in the country for their political survival must stop and give chance to President-elect Edgar Lungu to work, says Kazanga Cultural Association of the Nkoya people of Western Province chairperson Layton Kaushiku.
Mr Kaushiku said he was concerned with the ‘continuous tribalism crusade’ aimed at demeaning the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ motto.
He said President Lungu had been preaching peace and unity which each and every Zambian, including the opposition political leaders, must emulate to ensure a united and peaceful Zambia.
“It is sad that some people want to champion their agenda in a bid to delay development, and that should not be accepted, but instead must accept the re-election of President Lungu and let him be given chance to work,” he said.
He said Zambia had seen massive development in the one year President Lungu had been in office and that the new five-year term would benefit the people even more.
Mr Kaushiku said the Head of State deserved respect from all well- meaning Zambians, adding that the people voted for him on merit.
“We should not demean the Presidency which is the symbol of our sovereignty, but let us learn to appreciate what is right for our own benefit by respecting our Head of State,” he said.
Mr Kaushiku said all the people of Zambia were the same and that it was because of the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ motto that the country had reached this far.
He said that there was a clique of people stirring trouble to show that things were not going well when Zambia was a beacon of peace.
“We are happy having a President who is able to bring together the people of Zambia, despite their political affiliation. But those people with tribal inclinations want to sound as if a lot of people are opposed to that, which is not the case,” he said.
Mr Kaushiku said Zambia would remain a peaceful nation and therefore, all the people must pray and give support to President Lungu who was the champion of peace and unity.