National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo has been nominated by the Commonwealth Secretariat to participate in the observation of the 4th March 2013, Kenya general elections, joining the likes of former Botswana president Festus Mogae.
NAREP National Chairperson Joseph Mushalika disclosed the development to Journalists in Lusaka this morning.
Mr. Mushalika says the development is not a mean achievement for Mr. Chipimo’s individual capacity, NAREP as a party and Zambians at large adding that given the magnitude of the assignment, Mr. Chipimo has been considered worthy to be included on a list of observers.
He says NAREP is grateful to the Commonwealth secretariat for casting their net beyond former Presidents to include opposition leaders.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mushalika says NAREP is participating in the forthcoming by elections under protest.
He says the by elections have been caused out of greed and without due consideration of the huge resources being wasted.
Mr. Mushalika has since labeled Members of Parliament causing by-elections as being driven by vulnerability rather than the will to serve.
He says it is embarrassing that Patriotic Front candidate Gabriel Namulambe could kneel to beg for votes from Mpongwe residents after having failed to deliver when he was a cabinet Minister.