President Edgar Lungu, has urged the people of Chawama constituency to vote for the Patriotic Front (PF) Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe ahead of the parliamentary by-elections scheduled for tomorrow.
Mr. Lungu said in his capacity as Republican President and PF president, he will ensure that Mr. Sichalwe delivers and attends to the urgent needs of the people of Chawama constituency.
The Head of State said this yesterday at Chawama grounds in Lusaka when drumming up support for the PF candidate Lawrence Sichalwe in Tuesday’s Chawama constituency parliamentary by-elections.
At the same rally, United Party For National Development (UPND) Lusaka province chairman Paul Moonga together with 280 UPND members defected to the ruling PF.
Mr. Moonga said he has defected to the PF in order to realign himself with the party that believes in building a strong one Zambia one nation aimed at fostering unity in the country.
And President Edgar Lungu challenged media institutions in the country to report the truth and warned that erring media institutions against crying foul when the law takes its course.
Mr. Lungu urged Zambians to be wary of some named media institutions who are reporting false stories that are not helping to develop the country.
President Lungu noted that some media institutions have of late been disrespecting the Office of the Presidency and warned them not to blame government when they face the wrath of the law.
He charged that people who do not respect the Office of the Presidency do not have respect for the people of Zambia who ushered the president into office.
At the same rally, former Agenda for Better Zambia (ABZ) president Frank Bwalya launched a strong campaign against people speaking ill of the office of the president.
Fr. Bwalya called on all Zambians to remain united and ensure that all people and institutions disrespecting the office of the president are dealt with accordingly.
After the rally, President Lungu later joined the Greek Orthodox community in Zambia in commemorating the Greek Easter celebrations.
The Head of state urged the Greek community to freely interact with Zambians because the country embraces divergent ethnic groupings and religious beliefs.
And Lusaka Mayor Gorge Nyendwa said Zambians have embraced the Greeks commended the Greek community for immensely contributing to the improvement of the welfare of residents of Lusaka in particular George compound.
Earlier, Hellenic Association of Lusaka District president Eleni Nicolandos said Greek Easter is a time of love, forgiveness and unity.
The Greek community in Lusaka district celebrates Easter on April 12 of every year.