The confirmation by President Michael Sata that his party is copying everything from UNIP should now raise serious concern for the future of the country, says political analyst Nason Msoni.
Mr Msoni said this statement now qualifies the PF party as a surrogate party of UNIP whose policies were communist oriented and suffocated the people of Zambia.
He said the admission by President Sata should serve as a wake-up call that Zambia was drifting on a dangerous path under the PF regime.
The political analyst said government duped Zambians into believing that it had a better program than the former ruling MMD when in fact it only had the tried but failed UNIP policies of the past.
“Zambians in 1991 booted out the UNIP government for impoverishing the country and our citizens to a level unprecedented in the history of our country. The policies of UNIP did not work that time and that there is no chance in a million years that they can work now.
“The attempt by the PF to follow failed policies of UNIP could spell serious doom and early exit for President Sata and his PF regime as the youths’ patience is already outstretched and fatigued by reason of their inability and failure to deliver deliverables in 90 days as promised,” he said.
Mr Msoni charged that it was no secret that UNIP had a policy prescription of driving people into abject poverty for purposes of cowing people into submission to authorities.He advised Mr Sata that pursuing failed UNIP policies of the past had no immediate benefits now or in the future for the people of Zambia. “In the UNIP style of governing we had witnessed chronic food shortages, endless transport woes, food coupons, lack of salaries for employees in most state enterprises.
“Citizens were prevented from travelling broad, rumor follow failed policies of UNIP could spell serious doom and early exit for President Sata and his PF regime as the youths’ patience is already outstretched and fatigued by reason of their inability and failure to deliver deliverables in 90 days as promised,” he said.
“Citizens were prevented from travelling broad, rumor mongering, groundless speculation and unjustified suspicions of citizens, violence supported by the state apparatus and occasioned by the vigilantes. Curfews were imposed with impunity. Detentions of citizens were the daily occurrence feature of the state and public management of affairs. Forced military service and training was imposed on the youth. Other political parties were outlawed by the regime,” he explained.
Mr Msoni said no sane Zambian could accept to go through this misery the PF government and UNIP architects were trying to force on liberated and enlightened Zambian citizens. He said it was now incumbent upon the Zambians to reject the PF/UNIP programmes that had been thrust upon them without their consent. On Tuesday President Michael Sata that he was following the foot steps of UNIP in the governance of the country.