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ROAN NDC MP RESORTS TO CHURCH…to thank voters after police deny him permit for thanksgiving rallies

 

 

(By Charles Tembo in Luanshya)

 

ROAN member of parliament Joseph Chishala says there is a lot of injustice in the country. He said since the state through police had thwarted his attempt to thank voters following his triumph in the April 11 Roan parliamentary by-election, “maybe the best way is to come to Church and thank you the people of Roan.” Chishala, who is NDC’s first parliamentarian, said this when he addressed congregants at the United Church of Zambia Mpatamatu congregation.

He said the PF regime is promoting and perpetuating injustice.

“There are a lot of injustices in this country. We have a regime that is promoting and perpetuating injustices and double standards in its governance,” Chishala said.

He also complained that the public order Act was being handled selectively so as to gag the opposition. Chishala said he had been looking for an opportunity to thank Roan residents for electing him as their member of parliament. He said his attempt to hold a public rally to thank residents had hit a snag.

“This is because state police recently canceled the public rally called by the NDC despite police earlier issuing a permit to the party. So maybe the best way is to come to Church and thank you the people of Roan,” Chishala said.

He said his doors as Roan MP would remain open to all constituents. Chishala said he would find time every other weekend to interact with residents and discuss their problems. He said time for campaigns were long gone, adding that now was the time to work.

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