UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema says he got most of the money for his election campaign from Zambians, who are tired of the Patriotic Front (PF) government.
Speaking on Muvi TV’s The Assignment programme on Sunday night, Mr Hichilema said Zambians donated money to the UPND because they are in need of a leader who is capable of reducing poverty in the country.
Mr Hichilema said assertions that he got funds from external sources and that he committed a part of this country to those sources are not true because he will only start signing contracts when he becomes president.
“I did not receive any funds from outsiders but Zambians who want change and I take this opportunity to reveal that farmers and students donated money to the UPND for the campaigns,” he said.
Mr Hichilema said he understands fundraising because he has been a businessman since the age of 26 and he knows issues of investing and being patient quite well.
He also said any corrupt politicians who endorsed him because they are expecting special favours if he becomes president will be disappointed because he is not offering “anybody anything”.
And speaking in an interview on Hot FM yesterday, Mr Hichilema said he will stop Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) from troubling taxi and bus drivers if elected.
He accused the RTSA of abusing drivers.
Mr Hichilema further said he will not concede defeat in today’s presidential election.