Former Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Patrick Ng%u2019andwe has formed a new political party in Lusaka called Christian Democratic Party (CDP).
Pastor Patrick Ng’andwe, who is the interim president, has told QFM News that the formation of the party is on the basis of the freedom of expression and the bill of rights as enshrined in the constitution of Zambia.
Pastor Ng’andwe states that the CDP may be the only party with the ability and capacity to usher in generation of moral and clean politics, with honesty, sincerity, integrity, responsibility and accountability for good governance.
Pastor Ng’andwe adds that the CDP without a shadow of doubt shall set a standard for the people of Zambia against politics of violence, hate, insults and personal attacks because all these and other evils are foreign to Christian teachings.
He furthermore adds that once in office, his party for the first time in the history of Zambia will create a house of religious and traditional leaders to serve as advisory body to the national leaders on main issues of governance and development.
Pastor Ng’andwe says although the party is called Christian because of their strong trust in Christian values and principles of leadership and governance, none Christians who cherish the same are free to join their party.