“While the UPND and its allies, are seeking to entrench capitalism in Zambia, our objective is to build a totally different type of society anchored on justice, equity and peace and on the values of honesty, humility and solidarity – a socialist Zambia.”

 

THE Socialist Party President Fred M’membe has declined an invitation from the United Party for National Developnment (UPND) President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and ADD Leader Charles Milupi citing differing Political ideologies as the reason for not joining the Opposition Alliance.

Fred M’membe says winning elections for the UPND is everything and the Socialist Party can never join political alliances just for sake of winning elections. In a statement on behalf of the politburo, the Socialist Party (Zambia) 2021 presidential candidate said the SP is not going to join the UPND-led Opposition Alliance.

“The Socialist Party is not going to join the UPND led Opposition Alliance. And we have not been invited to do so – probably because our colleagues in the UPND and other opposition political parties know our principled position on this score,” he said.

“While the UPND and its allies, are seeking to entrench capitalism in Zambia, our objective is to build a totally different type of society anchored on justice, equity and peace and on the values of honesty, humility and solidarity – a socialist Zambia.”

Dr M’membe said for all their differences, quarrels or squabbles and mock engagements, “there’s more in common between the UPND-led Opposition Alliance and the Patriotic Front – which are all pro-capitalist political parties – than they can ever individually or collectively have with us.”

“For them winning elections is everything; for us it can never be political alliances just for sake of winning elections. We can only join political alliances for socialism and the struggle for a more progressive, just, fair and humane world,” said Dr M’membe.