The Patriotic Front has appealed to opposition political parties in the country to take advantage of the National Day of Prayer and kick start the delayed dialogue process.

ZANIS reports that PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said it is imperative that political parties come back to the negotiating table to address matters affecting the country.

Mr. Mwila explained that the National Day of Prayer offers all political stakeholders and opportunity to forgive and forget and put the country’s interests first.

And MMD-National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda has regretted that politicians have been at the forefront of demeaning the National Day of Prayer due to the insatiable desire to advance political interests.

And when contacted for comment on whether his party would participate in the 2018 National Day of Prayers, opposition UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka referred all queries to his party’s Religious Affairs Chairperson Reverend Kelly Mukonka who was unavailable.

President Edgar Lungu will grace the commemoration of the

National Day of Prayer on October 18 in Kabwe while Vice President

Inonge Wina will attend the prayers at the National House of Prayer grounds in Lusaka.

Meanwhile, newly elected Matero Constituency PF Chairman Chrispin Kabole has called for unity among all members.

Mr. Kabole who was re-elected as Matero constituency PF chairman says both the winners and losers of yesterday’s elections should continue working together for the common good of the party.

He has urged the newly elected Matero PF constituency executive to embrace ALL party members.

Mr. Kabole was speaking in an interview.

And Patriotic front members from Butungwa ward in Chimwemwe constituency have appealed to President Edgar Lungu and PF secretary general Davis Mwila to intervene in the ongoing nomination of candidates for the upcoming ward elections.

Meanwhile, scores of cadres from Mukuba have called for the nullification of Kandabwe ward elections over alleged malpractices.

The cadres have also petitioned the election.

This was after youths from Twibukishe and St Anthony were allegedly barred from voting despite being in the line.

But PF Kitwe deputy Chairman Evaristo Chilufya has ordered structures that the elections must be done within the approved guidelines.

Mr. Chilufya says all those who have petitioned the results in Mukuba are bad losers.


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