FDD president Edith Nawakwi says President Edgar Lungu’s billboards should also be removed from the streets until the next election campaigns begin.
She was reacting to information minister Chishimba Kambwili’s directive to councils to pull down posters and billboards of opposition leaders because they made them feel like ‘they were also presidents’.
Kambwili told Kitwe district commissioner Chanda Kabwe that on his way to Kitwe, he was greeted by Nawakwi and UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema’s billboards and he wanted them pulled down because campaigns were over.
The chief government spokesperson said only President Lungu’s billboards should remain.
But Nawakwi, in an interview, said all political campaign posters, including those of President Edgar Lungu, should be pulled down to clean the environment.
“It’s not only the poster of Nawakwi or Hakainde that should be removed from the streets, because these are not the only political parties in our nation. It’s the duty of the council to remove any kind of a poster as a way of cleaning the environment, including the President’s posters, should be removed. Time for campaigning is over so every party should clean up; President Edgar Lungu’s posters shouldn’t be seen in the streets until our next campaign period,” Nawakwi said.
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