ELIZABETH CHATUVELA, Lusaka
FORMER United Party for National Development deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has urged opposition party leader Hakainde Hichilema not to engage in emotional activities following his release from Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility.
Mr Lifwekelo, who is now a Patriotic Front (PF) member, said in a walk-in interview yesterday that Mr Hichilema should not dwell on the past but take introspection of his incarceration and seek dialogue and reconciliation.
“Mr Hichilema must seek genuine reconciliation and dialogue to move this country forward. God has his own way of admonishing his children and it’s important that he listens to God’s voice. Let him humble himself,” he said.
Mr Lifwekelo also said harbouring bitterness and vengeance may take him back to the correctional facility because the invoked Article 31 of the Constitution is still in force to deal with law breakers.
Meanwhile, Mr Lifwekelo has called on political parties to start mobilising themselves because the 2021 general elections are not far.
Mr Lifwekelo said there is no room for complacency and that PF has an opportunity to make history by ensuring that it wins the 2021 elections.
“There is no room for political rhetoric, let’s get down to business, and with proper planning, PF will emerge victorious in the 2021 general elections,” he said.