PRESIDENT Sata is a unifying leader who has continued to spearhead the national agenda on the basis of an all-inclusive government, says Patriotic Front (PF) secretary-general Wynter Kabimba.
Mr Kabimba said President Sata sees the country and its entire people as one nation.
Mr Kabimba, who is Minister of Justice, was speaking in Kaoma on Saturday at the Kazanga traditional ceremony of the Nkoya people.
He said it is the PF’s policy to continue uniting people and promoting social and economic equity and development for citizens in all parts of Zambia.
“Today the PF is spread across the entire country and is not skewed in one regional corner. I urge you, compatriots, to work as one family and reject tribal or regional politics,” he said amid cheers from the crowd.
Mr Kabimba appealed to Zambians to reject politicians whose only strategy is to pit one tribe against another in a bid to get votes.
“The only basis on which this country can develop is when we unite as a country and when we embrace leaders like Michael Sata, who sees the country as one people,” he said.
Mr Kabimba said it is for this reason that Zambians will again resoundingly vote for President Sata and the PF in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
He said the PF is the “doctor” performing surgery on Zambia’s economy and the country will soon be on the road to recovery.
“The PF government is a people’s government and whatever we do must be done to promote the interest and welfare of the ordinary citizens,” Mr Kabimba said
He assured the people that the PF is still fully committed to its election promises made to the Zambian people.
Earlier, Chief Mwene Mutondo’s representative Lightone Kabushiku said the Nkoya people do not believe in tribal politics which some political parties exhibit.
“We appeal to our politicians not to champion politics based on tribe. So far, we have heard reports about Mangango. Some people want to disadvantage the Nkoyas,” Mr Kabushiku said.
He also said as far as the Nkoya people are concerned, the Barotse Agreement does not exist
“We believe in ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ and we want our chief who was visited by King George in 1947 to be made paramount chief,” he said
Zambia Daily Mail