The Patriotic Front (PF) in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province has endorsed Edgar Lungu as PF candidate in the fourth coming presidential by-election.
The PF members who took to the streets of Chinsali town this morning singing songs of solidarity and chanting slogans in favour of Mr Lungu said they will rally behind the party Secretary General as a person to take over from President Michael Sata who was put to rest yesterday at Embassy Park.
PF Chinsali District Chairperson Janet Mulonga said the PF in the district want Mr. Lungu to stand for presidency in the by-election scheduled for next year.
Ms Mulonga said the late head of state left the blessings and power in the hands of Mr Lungu because of the trust he had in him.
She has since appealed to the National Executive Committee (NEC) to follow what the party members want by selecting Mr Lungu as the suitable candidate to stand on the PF ticket.
And PF Chinsali Central Constituency Chairperson Richard Chanda said the party in the district wants Mr. Lungu to continue from where the President left him and prove to the people of Zambia that indeed President Sata was not wrong to appoint him to act as president on several occasions.
Mr Chanda has since urged the PF leadership at national level to be united and ensure that the person they will select will not fail but keep up the good works that President Sata has left behind.