Lusaka Minister’s Fellowship call for calm ahead of the January 20 Presidential By-elections
Lusaka, December 5 2014, ZANIS—The Lusaka Minister’s Fellowship (LMF) have appealed to all political parties to act maturely and engage in issue based campaigns ahead of the January 2015 Presidential By- elections.
LMF Chairperson Bishop Bornface Nkonde says his fellowship is concerned with the political upheavals occurring in the country following the demise of the late Republican President Micheal Sata.
Bishop Nkonde says following the late President Sata’s demise there have been intra-party divisions, injustices, violence and chaos in most political parties such as the PF and MMD.
He said it is unfortunate to have such vices being perpetrated by political parties that are seeking to govern the country.
This was contained in a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Bishop Nkonde also urged the political parties to observe the electoral code of conduct and desist from violence, vote buying, insults and character assassinations.
‘We as LMF will de-campaign any political party or Presidential candidate who breaches the electoral code of conduct through violence, vote buying or character assassination but we pledges to support and rally behind corrupt free, truthful, humble, peaceful and God fearing candidates, “he said in a statement.
He has since called on the electorate to scrutinize all candidates based on their record of accomplishment, campaign message and personal character and that they should not allow themselves to be bought with money or any kind of materials.
Bishop Nkonde said the church and all peace loving Zambians should continue prying for the nation, political parties and their candidates for peace to prevail before, during and after the elections.
The LMF is an interdenominational fellowship of pastors and other Christian leaders in Lusaka and umbrella fellowship of all community and Zonal pastor’s fellowship in Lusaka and the province as a whole.