Responding to a question during a media briefing in Lusaka today on why he is shunning tomorrow’s independence celebrations, Mr. Hichilema says he does not see any reason for celebrating when the PF is busy abusing the rights of the majority Zambians.
He says he is not inciting anyone to join him in shunning the celebrations, but is reminding the Zambian people to reflect on what kind of suffering they have been subjected to by the PF.
Mr. Hichilema has called on citizens to ask themselves if the Zambia they are living in is the Zambia they want as they celebrate 49 years of independence.
And Mr. Hichilema has named former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mutale Nalumango as UPND National Chairperson.
The UPND leader has also announced that former PF Kamfinsa Member of Parliament Michael Nyirenda has joined the party after seeing that the UPND is the only party that can correct all the perceived mistakes of the PF during the time they have been in power so far.