Zambia: UNPD – People Power, Our Power, Our Land (30.11.2018)
God’s time is the best and no man can change God’s calendar.A mango tree does not worry when the orange tree is producing fruits in it’s season.
We celebrate 20 years of UPND existence in our own way and God’s calendar in line with ‘People Power,Our Power,Our Land in the midst of economic and political struggle for a better Zambia.
God has been with us for these years to prevent and defend democracy from being buried by political vandals.
The party has grown and spread like fire to all parts of the country since the demise of the founding father the late Anderson Mazoka and may he rest in peace.
Had it not been for UPND to be in opposition under the wise leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema and his visionary team, there was not going to be a strong voice to speak for the voiceless and the down trodden.
Zambians could have been fearing to exercise their democratic right.
It is worthy to celebrate the party’s existence and with Mr Hichilema’s courageous and visionary leadership including members sustaining the party under difficult times.
Without UPND in opposition Zambia could have been reversed to a one party state a long time ago.
And UPND has remained strong when other political parties within a space of one year died while others just continue existing on paper.
We have planted a strong political foundation for opposition political parties to survive.
Once in government; we shall provide condusive environment for any opposition political party to freely offer checks and balances as oppose to Patriotic Front who are always oppressing the opposition.
The slow movement of a lion doesn’t show weakness or being tired but calculated steps to get it’s prey.
We never went to the streets to fight our stolen victory but sought legal intervention because we respect the rule of law and trusting God to see us through.
It is not how fast one builds a house but how firm and strong it will be when the storm comes.
Happy 20 years of experience in opposition and now it’s time to run government with a vast experience of leadership from the opposition.
People Power,Our Power,Our Land!!
UPND Deputy Spokesperson