State House says contrary to the story in the Post that President Edgar Lungu was booed during his visit to Livingstone yesterday, Livingstone residents cheered the Head of State as he motorcade made its way to AVANI Victoria Falls Resort.
Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda says State House will to this effect be releasing a video to counter the story in the Post.
He says the evidence is already there in the video that people in Livingstone were in fact cheering President Lungu.
Mr. Chanda adds Police were in fact overwhelmed by the number of the cheering Livingstone residents they had to keep away from the road as President Lungu’s motorcade passed through the central business district.
He says if the Post Newspaper is disputing these facts, State House dares the newspaper to produce its own video to counter these facts.
And the presidency says with the exception of the Livingstone story, it will no longer react to any negative article the Post Newspapers publishes on government and President Edgar Lungu.
Mr. Chanda says State House has now concluded that the Post Newspapers publishes incorrect information which has become a norm.
He has told journalists today that this is evidenced by how each time the Post quotes someone criticizing State House; the quoted sources call State House to refute the newspapers’ articles.
Mr. Chanda says this is why State House has resolved not to ever allow itself to be dragged into the alleged falsehoods of the Post Newspaper.