Greens Accuse Church Of Fueling Tension Between PF and UPND

Greens Accuse Church Of Fueling Tension Between PF and UPND

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has accused the Church of fueling political tension between the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).

Mr. Sinkamba says provided churches continue with the attitude of favoring or opposing particular candidates or political leaders, political tension and violence will never ends.

Mr. Sinkamba says it is churches that are fueling tension and competition between PF and UPND by favoring or opposing the leaders of the two parties.

He says one group of churches always invites PF leaders to speak and donate in their churches while the other does exactly the same to UPND leaders.

The Opposition leader has added that it is wrong for churches to turn the pulpits into political forums.

Mr. Sinkamba has observed that if it is not President Lungu addressing one congregation then it is Hakainde Hichilema addressing the other.

He is of the view that the leaders of the two parties are now in competition as to who offers more money so that he is given an opportunity to speak or sing in one church or the other and given the privilege to sit on the front row.

Mr. Sinkamba has since advised the churches not favor or oppose particular candidates or leaders holding political office.