Sata lauds Zambians
Solwezi, July 16, 2013, ZANIS……President Michael Sata has said he is grateful to
Zambians for electing him as Republican President.
The President said this in Solwezi today when he addressed a rally at
Mushindamo school ground.
President Sata said that he had been a member of parliament for 20
years, worked as a minister in the UNIP government and in the MMD
government under the late president Fredrick Chiluba and now he is
President because people voted for him.
President Sata told the PF candidate Peter Ilunga to work for the
people when voted as area member of parliament and improve their
He said he was also grateful to Mr Richard Taima who as a young person
has not been selfish but decided to leave the opposition.
President Sata said he decided to come to Mushindamo area to see for
himself how the people are living and not to see the PF candidate.
President Sata said it is embarrassing to see school going children
walking long distances to school without shoes and pants, 50 years of
‘How can we call ourselves leaders when children walk 15 kilo meters
without shoes and pants, they have never seen shoes or pants, yet we
are called leaders, leaders for what’ he said.
He appealed to the electorates in the area to vote for Mr Ilunga as
he is the only candidate who work for them and develop the area.
Speaking earlier campaign manager Gabriel Namulambe who is also
foreign affairs deputy minister urged the people to try the PF
government because it is its first time to be in government.
‘Give the PF government a try, it’s the first time to be in power, we
will fulfill our commitment to you, he said.
And Mr Ilunga told the voters to use the opportunity to vote to bring
development to the area.
The President also held public rallies at Kasapa and Mapunga areas to
drum up support for PF candidate in the July 25 by election.
Three political parties are contesting in the Solwezi East
The opposition UPND is fielding former Copperbelt Province permanent Secretary Villie Lombanya while Cephas Luwaile is standing on the UNIP candidate.