PATRIOTIC Front president Edgar Lungu’s marathon campaign for Tuesday’s presidential election has entered the home stretch, with the candidate selling his vision anchored on unity, continuity and prosperity.
From Zambezi in North-Western Province where he held a rally yesterday, Mr Lungu proceeded to Livingstone and addressed an enthusiastic crowd in the afternoon until dusk.
Mr Lungu said the PF understands the unemployment problems Livingstone has and pledged that if elected president, he will turn the city, in particular, and Southern Province, in general, into an industrial hub and thus create new jobs and reduce poverty.
He reaffirmed the goodwill that was behind President Sata’s decision to turn Choma into the provincial capital of the province.
Mr Lungu said it makes a lot of sense, practically and financially, to have Choma as the provincial capital largely due to its central location which makes administration much easier.
He condemned tribal politics as allegedly championed by Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe, saying the PF is a national party that embraces every Zambian regardless of their tribe.
“Anyone who is championing tribal politics like some parties have been known to do shall be censored. We want peace and love in this country and not tribal politics. The PF is above tribal politics.”
He has also condemned political violence and called for the arrest of perpetrators, regardless of their party affiliation.
Mr Lungu also assured the crowd that patiently waited for his arrival from Zambezi that he would be a listening president who does the will of the people.
Mr Lungu is today expected to address more rallies in other parts of the province.
Earlier, in Zambezi, Senior Chief Ndungu of the Luvale people assured Mr Lungu of support from his subjects.