C/Belt PF sure of Mansa Central polls victory

PF Cadres in Pictures
PF Cadres in Pictures
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) members on the Copperbelt have said they are confident that the party will scoop the Mansa Central Parliamentary seat in the by-election slated for this Friday.

Former Copperbelt PF youth secretary Chanda Kabwe said the PF would retain the seat because the party had done a lot in spreading the message of goodwill and development to the people of Mansa.

Mr Kabwe said Mansa residents should not listen to the opposition parties campaigning in the area because they had nothing to offer to the people in the area.

The seat fell vacant following the death of former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Kennedy Sakeni, who was the area Member of Parliament.

Mr Kabwe said in Kitwe that voting for the PF candidate would ensure continuity after the death of Mr Sakeni.

“The people of Mansa should only vote for the PF candidate Dr Chitalu Chilufya because he is a  visionary leader who will continue on the legacy of the late Mr Sakeni who developed his constituency by initiating various developmental projects both for women and youth groups,” he said.

Mr Kabwe said the PF Government was concerned with the welfare of the people in Mansa Central and the country at large.

He urged all political parties to refrain from violent acts that may result in destruction.

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said Mansa residents had given the party good reception and that the campaigns were going going on well.

Mr  Mwanza said the people of Mansa had welcomed the FDD as an alternative to the current political scenario, and that despite the PF and MMD holding the seat before, the people were still faced with many social and economic challenges.

He said the FDD candidate, Alfred Mwape was a youthful person who would address the challenges that the residents were facing such as lack of water and unemployment.

Mr Mwanza further said farmers in the area had not received farming inputs despite the rainy season starting.

United Party for National Development (UPND) campaign manager Percy Chanda expressed confidence that the party would win the elections.

Mr Chanda said the presence of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to drum up support for the party candidate, Rosemary Chikonde had boosted the morale of the members and was an indication that the party was prepared to carry the day.

Times of Zambia