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THE fact that the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema always refuses to attend national prayers shows that he has his own God, the Church has said.

Evangelical Youth Alliance President Moses Lungu, said Zambians should not take Mr Hichilema’s position on matters of faith lightly because the country was a Christian nation.

And Bishops Council of Zambia general secretary, Able Kaela, said there was something wrong with Mr Hichilema and whatever it was, it was not pleasing.

Reverend Lungu said in an interview that Mr Hichilema should not be taken lightly for being contemptuous to matters of faith and his action showed that he was serious about snubbing Church gatherings.

He said there had been a number of serious speculations about the UPND leader regarding his faith which he has never bothered to explain.

“HH has continued to disregard the recognition of the fact that Zambia is a Christian nation, he has openly told Zambians to remove the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, he has continued to actually disregard that the ultimate solution we have to challenges is God.

“Zambians should know that HH is not one of us, if he cannot pray with you, if he disregards your claims that your ultimate solution is God, then he is not one of you,” he said.

And Bishop Kaela said in an interview that it was sad that Mr Hichilema has disregarded God’s covenant with Zambia as a Christian nation because anybody who was not in a convent with God would not rule over the nation.

He said as church leaders, they were surprised by the absence of the UPND leader at the prayers despite being alive to the fact that he never attended the National Day of Prayer and fasting since its inception in 2015.

Bishop Kaela wondered why Mr. Hichilema who claims to be an elder in the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church has always shunned national prayers.

“Mr. Hichilema must scale down and see the kind of God he is worshipping, he maybe is worshiping the wrong God, there are a lot of men of God who can help him come out of it, deliverance works, he must be honest and humble himself,” he said.

On Saturday, Mr Hichilema snubbed a prayer meeting at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross which was called for political leaders.

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