Patriotic Front national mobilization committee member Bizwell Mutale has put the record straight regarding the alleged tribal remarks that were attributed to him.
Mr Mutale notes that there will only be a Zambian as opposed to a regional president.
Speaking Sunday morning when he featured on the PF interactive forum, Mr Mutale said his comment last week in pemba when he said “there will be no Tonga president” was taken out of context.
He clarified that what he meant was that no president can hail from a region because a president needs to be for all Zambians and have a national character.
Mr Mutale said his comment was to remind the Tonga speaking people that they should not merely vote for a tonga president because he comes from a particular region.
“The fight against tribalism is what I have dedicated my life to.Am a nationalist who believes that no tribe is special or superior than the other” Mr Mutale emphasized.
He also condemned the regional voting which has been a recurring pattern in previous elections in some regions and cited regional politics as a reason he left his former party the UPND.