The Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) has commended the Patriotic Front (PF) for amicably resolving a potentially explosive internal conflict following the death of President Sata.
ZCID Executive Director Horrance Chilando said his organisation was happy that the PF leadership has demonstrated political maturity and exemplary leadership for peacefully resolving the wrangles that had engulfed the party.
Mr. Chilando said the successful handling of the internal conflicts in the ruling party should be made the hallmark of intraparty politics in Zambia.
He said in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today that the ZCID has always promoted dialogue in interparty relations.
He noted that effective and inclusive dialogue within and between parties was an essential element of the democratic process of any country.
Mr. Chilando further pointed out that intraparty strife and polarised relations between political parties can block the country’s development.
He has since urged political parties to nurture a culture of trust, dialogue and cooperation in order to foster peace, stability and sustainable growth.
Mr. Chilando has since called on all political players in the country to respect the funeral of departed President Michael Sata.
Mr. Chilando urged political parties to desist from fanning violence but instead rise above selfish interest for the sake of the country.
He said his organisation will de-campaign any political party bent on plunging the country in disorder and unrest.
Mr. Chilando has meanwhile applauded opposition political parties for the magnanimous manner in which they have responded to the tragedy of losing a sitting President to death for the second time in the history of the country.