21 February 2013

Zambia: Stop Imposing Dr Ngoma On Fodep, NGO Tells the Post

Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) executive secretary Jacob Goma has advised media houses, particularly The Post, to stop quoting the expelled UNZA don Dr Alex Ngoma as its president.

Goma said Dr Ngoma remains expelled and it was wrong for The Post to continue quoting him as its president as the case was in one of its articles on February 20, 2013.

He said Shadreck Mulombe was the current president of FODEP and any views by Dr Ngoma, a Patriotic Front aligned political commentator, did not represent the donor funded non-governmental organization.

He said FODEP had advised all media houses not to quote Dr Ngoma as its president because doing so was misleading the general public.

Goma said some media houses, whether by design or selfish interest, had deliberately continued to ignore the reminders and notices clearly indicating Dr Ngoma is not FODEP president.

He advised the general public not to take Dr Ngoma's sentiments as a position of FODEP and ignore his PF aligned sentiments in the media.

Dr Ngoma became famous on the political scene when he campaigned for the PF, as FODEP president, in the run up to the 2011 elections and was later caught on camera stealing a ballot paper in South Africa which he was to transmit to his sponsors.

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