Opposition must learn campaign tact from PF – Tembo

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—-Political governance activist, Bonny Tembo, says opposition political parties should take a leaf from the just-ended Feira poll by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) victory in terms of campaign.


Mr Tembo stated that the use of the controversial song, ‘Bufi’, by renowned artist, Petersen, during campaigns is outlawed as it is a recipe for violence.


He said the song allegedly carries defamatory messages and hate and, therefore, should not be allowed in any political atmosphere where there are campaigns.


Mr Tembo said this in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.


He said the precedent set should be a lesson to all opposition political parties in all elections.

Feira area Member of Parliament (MP), Patrick Ngoma, retained his seat on the ruling PF ticket.


Mr Tembo, who is former Anti-Voter Apathy Project Executive Director, advised the opposition to play songs anchored on development because the song and the use of former president Rupiah Banda’s regalia by the UPND and MMD remained banned.


Recently, the Luangwa District Conflict Management Committee in Feira Constituency passed a resolution where it banned both the use of ‘Bufi’ song and M. Banda’s political party regalia during political campaigns.


Meanwhile, Mr Tembo says the adoption of former Chipata Central Member of Parliament, Lameck Mangani, is a great decision by the PF Central Committee.


Mr Tembo said Mr Mangani is sellable to the electorates and the ruling party would ‘white-wash’ the opposition some of which just existed and participated for statistical purposes.


The Chipata Central seat fell vacant after the court nullified it.