A LEADER who does not fear and respect God can never respect the people he presides over, says Nevers Mumba.
The MMD leader says a leader’s lack of fear for God, makes them not be afraid to steal from national coffers.
Mumba, himself a pastor, said he joined politics to fulfil the mandate God gave him to encourage men and women of faith to aspire for political office.
Responding to President Edgar Lungu’s statement that all opposition political parties should become Christians if they are to succeed him in the 2021 general elections, Mumba said the equitable delivery of goods and services to the people depended on the morality and integrity of leaders.
President Edgar Lungu last week advised all opposition political parties to become Christians if they were to succeed him in the 2021 general elections.
He said Zambians should not entertain those political leaders who were wolves but pretend to be Christians.
President Lungu said Zambians should work hard in infusing Christianity in all political parties so that Parliament in 2021 would be filled with Christians.
“I know that I have been accused of trying to hijack the church and use it to become a politician. No, I was Christian and I am still a Christian,” said President Lungu. “So I cannot use my faith in Christ because of being a politician. Politicians come and go and I will go with my Christ. Those who want to take over from me should come with Christ, so as to convent and continue with the slogan of Zambia being a Christian Nation. Let us use our faith in God and proclaim Jesus among Christians who are the politicians so that they can come and save the people of God with the best.”
But Mumba said the virtues of integrity and morality were found among the people of faith.
“My reason for joining the political race was to fulfil the mandate God gave me to encourage men and women of faith to aspire for political office. My belief is summarised in my statement that: The equitable delivery of goods and services to a people depends on the morality and integrity of its leaders. The virtues of integrity and morality are found among the people of faith,” said Mumba.