Stop politics of bitterness, PF advised
By JACKSON MAPAPAYI
It is high time Patriotic Front (PF) members rejected politics of bitterness if it is to remain relevant to Zambia’s politics, says former PF North-western province vice youth chairman Herold Zholomi.
Mr Zholomi urged the PF leadership to foster collective responsibility in order to push the new dawn government improve economic fortunes of the country.
He said Zambians would only respect the PF as a credible opposition party if they see a clear manifestation of a positive feeling of remorse over its past mistakes.
Mr Zholomi said the PF should discard pettiness and respect the people’s choice of UPND leadership to govern the country for the next five years.
“The earlier the PF realises this the better because that’s the only way it will realign its approach of providing the necessary checks and balances to the ruling government,” Mr Zholomi said.
He said politics of self-preservation, bitterness and manipulation which was being exhibited by PF Members of Parliament in parliamentary debates would not help the PF in its rebranding agenda.
Mr Zholomi stated parliamentary debates should not focus on the promises all political parties made during the campaigns but on economic recovery.
“Now that they have lost power, it’s not time to be sad but use the loss as an opportunity to gain more wisdom and learn lessons. This is what can make PF to stand a chance to regain power in future and not to continue with being arrogant and unremorseful,” he said.
Mr Zholomi said how the PF will react to new challenges in opposition will determine the success of its rebranding, rebuilding and reviving program.
He called on stakeholders to give chance to the UPND government to put in place proper and pragmatic resource mobilization measures so that the country is able to finance its socio-economic programs sustainably.
He said the success of the the UPND economic recovery programs will be a collective success provided the opposition do the correct things by implementing proper checks and balances aimed at accelerating economic recovery.