Statement of the Africa Liberal Network
Stevens Mokgalapa (MP), Vice President Southern Africa
The Africa Liberal Network wishes the greatest of success to its Zambian member party, the United Party for National Development (UPND) ahead of national elections this Thursday 11 August 2016.
As a long-time member of the ALN, the UPND is well-positioned to govern from Lusaka in the best interests of all Zambians. In spite of political persecution and violent attacks against UPND members by the ruling Patriotic Front of President Edgar Lungu, the campaign led by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema reaches out to all Zambians regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, language or any other factor used for division by the party’s detractors. With its strong manifesto for positive change, the ALN firmly believes that the UPND provides the solutions to the challenges faced by Zambians.
With the party’s strong record of liberal democracy, gender equality, and sound policies, the ALN urges all Zambians to support the presidential bid of Hakainde Hichilema and UPND candidates across the country. The network also calls for free, fair elections with absolute security of the ballot for every eligible Zambian voter.
The Africa Liberal Network looks forward to continuing to build its relationship with the UPND, and looks forward to sharing its successes across the continent.
Luke Akal (ALN Coordinator)
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