Patriotic Front (PF) national chairperson Inonge Wina has described the ongoing political campaigns in Livingstone as peaceful contrary to assertions by some opposition political party leaders that there was violence.
Mrs. Wina, who is on campaign trail in Livingstone, said by-elections should not divide the Zambian people but should instead unite them because they were one and have a common goal of developing the country.
She was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone yesterday shortly after she featured on Muso-o-Tunya radio programme dubbed, “Elections and good governance”.
Mrs. Wina, who is also Gender and Child Development Minister, said any form of violence, no matter how little, should be addressed because if left unchecked, it could lead to confusion in the nation.
She said other countries in the sub-region were war-torn because of selfish politicians.
Mrs. Wina maintained that the PF was not violent even in Mpongwe where there are also political campaigns.
She urged other political parties to emulate the ruling party, PF.
Mrs. Wina further urged the Livingstone electorates to exercise their democratic right and choose a credible person who has leadership attributes and who will adequately represent them in parliament.
She called on the people of Livingstone to vote for PF candidate Lawrence Evans on February 28 this month because he was passionate and has a heart to uplift the welfare of the people.
The minister reiterated government’s commitment to addressing poverty, disease and unemployment among other challenges affecting the people in the country.
Ms. Wina said women empowerment was a vehicle to eradicating poverty and to attaining sustainable development.