By Nation Reporter
THE UPND and PF should be ready to accept the results of the August general elections when they will be shocked that FDD has carried the day and should not attempt to make the country ungovernable by rejecting the will of the people, Edith Nawakwi has said.
Ms Nawakwi, the FDD presidential candidate, said the only way to preserve peace after the coming general elections was for Zambians to reject political parties that were violent and were maiming citizens they purport to have the desire to govern.
She said it was not correct for the PF and the UPND to continue claiming that they had won the coming general elections before voting; stating that an election is only won after the last vote had been counted and declared.
Ms Nawakwi has declared that there shall be a miracle in the coming elections and that the FDD which she referred to as a ‘‘little David’’ was likely to cause a huge upset by coming out victorious because God had planned it.
Ms Nawakwi, who was one of the invited guests at the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) farewell ceremony for Synod Bishop, Reverend Mutale Mulumbwa, said her prayer was that there shall be change of government and direction after the general elections.
She said her main preoccupation should Zambians elect her president would be to fight poverty which she said was as a result of failure by successive governments to decentralize the governance system of the country.
Ms Nawakwi said there was also lack of love for the people in the current leadership and advised that Zambians should frown upon leaders who did not believe in God.
She said some political leaders were only using the name of God to dupe the electorate to vote for them but that such leaders would not be able to govern the country according to wishes of God because they lacked love and sincerity.
“My prayer is that there shall be change of government and direction after the general elections. I pray that there shall be peace, love and unity among Zambians but we can only achieve such virtues if Zambians are going to reject political leaders who are violent in nature.
‘‘There is a little David in the corner and those claiming victory before Zambians have voted will be shocked but either the PF or the UPND will have to accept the results. The only way to avoid plunging this country into chaos is to reject the two warring political parties and vote for the FDD,” Ms Nawakwi said.
Ms Nawakwi said the only route to poverty eradication in Zambia was through decentralization because the scourge had been more pronounced in the country’s rural communities.
She said once the governance system was decentralized, rural communities that had been suffocating because of lack of resources would be able to have resources and develop.
Ms Nawakwi however said development would continue to elude Zambia without peace, love and political stability.