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Press Statement - STOP POWER STRUGGLE - ADOPT BLUE PRINT

Posted Jul 17, 2014

NATIONAL RESTORATION PARTY

PRESS STATEMENT STOP POWER STRUGGLE - ADOPT BLUE PRINT

There is a palpable tension in the country resulting from the silence surrounding the state of health of the republican president.

Speculation is mounting in people’s minds as to why the president has not been heard from directly, rather than through standard-issue photographs.Even the standard public swearing-in ceremonies seem to have been brought to an end. We are left to conclude that whatever is preventing the president from attending to his daily duties is serious and requires sober reflection on how we move forward as a nation from this point.

When NAREP developed its blue print for the restoration of Zambia’s democracy, the aim was to ensure that all national-minded stakeholders would unite to elect a neutral president in 2016 to serve for a period of 9 months for the main purpose of enacting a new people driven constitution. With the current confusion surrounding the succession wrangles within the PF, we believe that there is no longer any need to wait until 2016 to implement the NAREP Blueprint.

The nation should rally around the idea of electing a neutral interim leader to serve out the remainder of President Sata’s term in anticipation of any early election should the republican president make the decision to resign his office, whether now or in the near future. Let us not forget that leading a country involves more than chairing cabinet meetings.

Leading a country requires a fit and healthy president with an eye fixed firmly on how to alleviate the many sufferings that ordinary Zambians are going through.

 

Elias Chipimo Jr

President National Restoration Party (NAREP)

16 July 2014