President Michael Sata has thanked the people of Kapiri Mposhi for voting for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Eddie Musonda in the just-ended parliamentary by-election.
President Sata also thanked Zambians for showing confidence and support in his leadership after the ruling party scooped all the 14 local government by-elections countrywide.
ZANIS reports that the President said this in a statement by his Special Assistant to the President Press and Public Relations George Chellah,
The President said the PF victory in Kapiri Mposhi and in all the local government by-elections recently held countrywide signifies the party’s sustained growth in popularity and acceptability among citizens as the only party with a national make-up and appeal.
“Our recent victories in districts such as Kaoma, Chavuma, Chasefu, Petauke, Msanzala and many other places; underscores our rapid grassroots progression as a party in various regions nationwide. This result further indicates a definite endorsement for our social and economic development agenda,” President Sata said.
“It also strengthens our Government’s commitment and dedication to dispense development to all parts of the country. We remain focussed in our quest to execute pro-poor programmes in line with the PF manifesto, which will culminate into rapid economic expansion, job creation and poverty reduction.”
The Head of State applauded the ruling party supporters that took part in the just-ended by-elections countrywide for showing extraordinary levels of restraint, modesty and maturity.