By Bennie Mundando
CHOOSE leaders wisely because you are the ones that hold the power to elect anyone, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president Felix Mutati has implored the church.
Mr. Mutati said this in Kabwe today when he joined congregants St John’s United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in the company of Lusaka-based lawyer lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube commonly known as KBF and Democratic Party (DP) president Harry Kalaba.
He says the country is seemingly sliding towards the crossroads, a development he says has eroded the fundamentals as well as the vision enshrined in the national anthem of togetherness.
He has pleaded with Zambians to choose leaders wisely as the elections approach because as voters, they hold the power to elect credible leaders that will drive the country towards achieving its developmental aspirations.
“We ask you to choose leaders wisely because you are the ones that hold the power to elect anyone, we do not have that power as politicians.
“Our conversation must be about preaching the unity in diversity, peace, and reconciliation. As a nation, we have many challenges and sometimes have a feeling that we are sliding towards the crossroads, eroding the fundamentals and our vision that is enshrined in the national anthem of ‘Ubuntu’ oneness,” Mr. Mutati said.
And Mr. Mutati has called on the church in Zambia to preach peace and unity especially that the 2021 general elections are fast approaching.
He says the day of national prayer, fasting and reconciliation is of great significance hence the need for the church to focus on preaching unity in diversity, peace, and reconciliation beyond October 18.
He says people must also realise that the day is for reconciling and heal wounds that they might have inflicted on each other.
He has also called for prayers for politicians whom he says are bound to error because the responsibility of what those in politics do lies in the same people.