By SHARON ZULU
THE Socialist Party says the United Party for National Development (UPND) government has become unpopular because of its failure to deliver on key campaign promises.
Frank Bwalya, the Socialist Party spokesperson says the UPND has lamentably failed to meet the expectations of Zambians and that the majority were regretting and were more than ready to go back to the polls and dispense with the new dawn administration.
In an interview, Mr Bwalya said the UPND in government had adopted an autocratic form of governances from which the human rights abuses and violations had escalated with citizens being sent to jail without trial.
He said the case in point was the Anti-Terrorism Act being used to indefinitely incarcerate former State House political advisor, Christopher Zumani Zimba who with his co-accused had been imprisoned without being convicted by the courts of law.
Mr Bwalya said it was worrisome that Dr Zimba might essentially be sent to prison without conviction.
Mr Bwalya states that, more primitive and barbaric laws will be enacted by the UPND administration in order to fix opposition leaders whom they regard as threats to the government.
“We are aware of what is happening under the new dawn government, they want to oppress the opposition by enacting primitive and barbaric laws and this is very unfortunate. The UPND promised to bring sanity in the country but things are now worsening which very worrying. This government is slowly losing the support from Zambians because it has failed them,” Mr Bwalya said.