February 9, 2015, –
The Zambian Voice has called on the United Party For National Development (UPND) members and its leadership to be sober and reasonable in their political activities.
Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali has charged that the violence the UPND cadres unleashed on him was the worst kind of hooliganism that a big party should ever be associated with.
He wondered what would become of UPND cadres if they were the party in government further stating that by their actions it was clear that UPND does not accept divergent views.
He said the UPND perceived those with different views or offering checks and balances on them as enemies who are supposed to be eliminated using violence.
Mr Tayali said Zambia was a free state where citizens enjoyed freedoms adding that if UPND cannot appreciate this constitutional right they must think twice as to whether they should espouse to lead the country.
UPND cadres allegedly attacked Mr Tayali for questioning the source of funding for Its president Haikainde Hichilema in the just ended Presidential elections.
UPND Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has since issued an apology to Mr Tayali for the actions of the cadres.