Citizens are now living in fear under PF – ABZ

Opposition Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) has joined calls to condemn the statement attributed to Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba that Members of Parliament should seek police clearance whenever they wanted to visit their constituencies.

ABZ National Chairman Dexter Moono disclosed that his party is discontent with the manner the PF Government wants to run and govern the affairs of this Nation.

Moono told SKY FM news in Choma today that his party has noted with disappointment the statement attributed to Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba as having said that Members of Parliament should seek police clearance whenever they wanted to visit their constituencies.

He disclosed that the PF Government is slowly introducing a one party state where the rights of the citizens are now been infringed in a system where people will be living in fear.

Moono disclosed that Zambia is a free and independent state and further wondered as why such laws for MP`s have to seek clearance for them to visit their constituencies describing the statement as dictatorial.

He disclosed that the statements issued by Mr Kabimba who holds an influential position not only of Justice Minister but also a Secretary General for the ruling Patriotic Front are misplaced and reflects wrong character for Kabimba and the PF Government.

The ABZ National Chairman disclosed that the PF Secretary General was suppose to be in the fore front exhibiting political maturity and guiding the nation on a level playing field.

He noted that Zambia is a democratic country, which should be governed on the strong tenets and principles of democracy.

He disclosed that when PF Ministers and MP`s were ordered by President Sata to go to their constituencies and explain on the removal of subsidies no one asked for police permits.

Moono urged the PF Government to level the playing field so that each and every political party will feel free to meet with their electorates without any hindrances.

Last week, some section of the media carried a story saying Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba said parliamentarians should seek permission from police to hold meetings with their electorates in their constituencies.

Mr Kabimba who was then, acting Home Affairs Minister said the move was a safety measure aimed at protecting the MPs.