Politicitis is Africa’s form of disease which has crippled and robed Africa of a well deserved balanced political will to accept the choice of people and change where ever necessary. If early results from Zambia’s presidential election released on Saturday are to go by, then this so called disease will continue to haunt us for generations to come.
Like sheep led to slaughter, a whooping 57 % of Zambia’s Citizen came out to vote on Thursdays’ elections. Placing their hopes, dreams and aspirations in the hands of the electoral system which has proven to work only for a few select, who are willing to break all political correctness rules to get what they want.
Zambia’s elections on Thursday were the most important and a unique opportunity for the nation to ascertain it’s stable and peace loving image which has endured for generations. Recent observers calls for calm as delays in the counting process following a tense campaigning period worries people in many quarters of the society.
President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) and leading challenger Hakainde Hichilema were predicted to be in a close race for power as Zambia struggles with a weakening economy.
The worries are evident to Hichilema’s fear for alleged voting fraud which has undermined free and fair electoral process in the eyes of the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Like sheep led to the slaughter………
And if resistance was the exception rather than the rule, it is easily enough understood in context. Confronted by overwhelming force, with a scarcity of weapons, weakened by systematic starvation, and faced with the unforgiving doctrine of collective responsibility, whereby the weak and feeble are sacrificed in public to retaliate for the rash acts of individuals, sometimes resistance is futile and simply not a practical response.