PATRIOTIC Front (PF) youths in Lusaka have warned United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema to stop attacking President Sata and frustrating his developmental plans.
Lusaka Province youth publicity and information secretary Stanley Chiumya says it is sad that the opposition leader has continued attacking President Sata instead of appreciating the programmes he is undertaking to improve living standards.
Mr Chiumya said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that it is disappointing that Mr Hichilema has allegedly continued to incite Zambians to rise against a democratically elected government.
He said PF youths in Lusaka will not allow the UPND and its leader to continue causing confusion.
Mr Chiumya said Lusaka residents are happy with the way President Sata is running the affairs of the nation and want him to continue implementing progressive policies that will foster meaningful economic development in the country.
He said the UPND should accept that the people of Lusaka overwhelmingly voted for President Sata.
Mr Chiumya also said it is unacceptable for the UPND leadership to ferry their supporters from outside town to attend rallies and urged Zambians to continue working with government to develop the country.
But UPND deputy spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said the party will not allow the PF to frown on it, and that it will continue providing checks and balances where necessary.
He said the opposition is not interested in attacking government but that it is only asking the ruling party to fulfil its campaign promises.
Mr Mweetwa said providing checks and balances is a natural obligation of the opposition.