KASAMA member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba says he is ready to join Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu’s campaign for the January 20 presidential election if invited.
And Mr Lungu’s campaign team has invited the Kasama parliamentarian and described him as a heavyweight in politics.
Mr Mwamba, popularly known as GBM, said from Kabwe yesterday that he is willing to be part of the campaign trail if invited.
He said he has not been part of Mr Lungu’s campaign because he has not been invited.
“I am not part of the campaign team for our president because I was not invited but I am willing to be part of the team if am invited,” he said.
But Bahati MP Harry Kalaba, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs, has invited Mr Mwamba to be part of the team.
He said yesterday that Mr Mwamba is a political “heavyweight” in the PF, who should join Mr Lungu’s campaign team to enable the ruling party win the January 20 presidential election.
“Mr Mwamba has contributed effectively to this great party and we need him and I am also inviting other party members who are not part of the campaign team to come on board so that we can win the forthcoming presidential poll,” Mr Kalaba said.
He urged members to work hard by recruiting new members ahead of the presidential election.
Mr Kalaba also said he is happy with the support the PF is receiving from the people of Luapula Province as can be exhibited by the thunderous welcome that Mr Lungu and his team received in Mansa yesterday.
“The party in Luapula Province is very strong and intact. I am also very happy that president Lungu was given a thunderous welcome today [yesterday] when he came here to campaign,” he said.
Mr Kalaba urged all well-meaning Zambians to vote for Mr Lungu to help foster development in the country.
Mr Kalaba said late President Sata left many development projects which need to be completed on time.
And acting President Guy Scott has remained non-committal on joining the Patriotic Front’s campaign trail which got off the ground with a mammoth rally in Kitwe on Saturday.
Dr Scott, who is also PF vice-president and Lusaka Central MP, could not commit himself to joining Mr Lungu campaigns, saying the country “should wait and see”.
“I am not travelling to Mansa today [yesterday] to attend the campaign, but for future campaigns, we will have to wait and see,” Dr Scott said in an interview.
Meanwhile, Seleman Phangula-Banda, who lost the bid for the PF presidency, has urged all “well-meaning” members of the party to support Mr Lungu.