—-Vice President, Guy Scot, has asked the electorate in Mangango Constituency to vote for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate, Rodgers Lyambai Lingweshi, in the August 19, by-election.
Dr Scot said people of Mangango should vote for Mr Lingweshi because only the ruling party candidate can foster development in the constituency.
Speaking during a public rally to drum up support for Mr Lingweshi at Kafwansoni Primary School yesterday, the Vice President said the opposition has no developmental agenda for the constituency.
He said the Patriotic Front is creating a better Zambia as it can be evidenced by the developmental projects being undertaken in less than three years that the party has been in government.
Dr Scot said the opposition has no message for the electorate in Mangango apart from peddling lies about President Micheal Sata’s health.
And speaking at the same rally, Western Province Minister, Richwell Siamunene, said voting for an opposition Member of Parliament (MP) will be wasting votes because the opposition parties do not want to cooperate with government.
Mr Siamunene said although he was an opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) MP he is serving in the PF government in order to take development to his constituency.
He said it is only an MP from the ruling PF who can bring development to Mangango Constituency.
And PF Chairperson for elections, Silvia Masebo, asked the people of Mangango to give the ruling party an opportunity to prove itself in terms of service delivery by voting for its candidate.
Ms Masebo said people of Mangango will be free to vote for another party in 2016 if PF fails to address some of the challengers being faced in the area.
The Mangango seat fell vacant after the nullification of the seat for Robert Taundi Chiseko of the MMD by the Supreme Court.