President Edgar Lungu has thanked the people of Chawama constituency in Lusaka for playing a pivotal role in his ascendancy to the republican presidency.
President Lungu said that his election in 2011 as Chawama Member of Parliament set the stage for him to be elected as Zambia’s sixth Head of State.
He thanked the electorate in the area for overwhelmingly voting for him in the just ended January 20 presidential by election.
Mr Lungu said this when he addressed a public rally at Chawama grounds in Lusaka on Feb 21st to thank the residents and bid farewell to his constituents as he concentrates on national duties.
President Lungu was accompanied by some Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Senior government and party officials to the thanks giving rally.
President Lungu who was in a jovial mood much to the delight of the sea of people that gathered at Chawama grounds.
Mr Lungu appealed to the residents to elect a person who has his attributes of humility, inclusiveness and a penchant for consulting as his successor during the by elections slated for April 14, 2015.
He promised the people of Chawama that he will return to the constituency to campaign for the PF candidate in April’s parliamentary by – elections.
President Lungu has meanwhile called for national unity and urged people to respect him as Republican President.
He said he is prepared to work with all in developing the country as seen by him incorporating opposition members of parliament in his cabinet.
The President said he is a president for all Zambians including regions that did not vote for him such as Southern, Western and North-western provinces.
Mr Lungu said he will soon visit Southern Province to thank the people there for voting for him as the few votes he got added and enabled him to win the presidential election by 27,000 votes.
And PF Secretary General David Chama said the ruling party will work around the clock to ensure that it wins the 2016 general elections.
Mr Chama said that Zambians are not keen to listen to politics of personalities but of development aimed at improving their welfare.
And Deputy Minister at State House Mulenga Sata who is also Lusaka District PF chairperson said the party is getting ready to reorganize itself following President Lungu’s directive.
Mr Sata said all leaders will have to seek fresh mandate from the party membership