Lungu calls for party unity
Luwingu, December 24, 2014, ZANIS – Patriotic Front President Edgar Lungu has instructed party leaders at provincial district and constituency levels to bury their differences and unite for the party to win the forthcoming presidential election.
And Mr Lungu has disputed media reports that he has no vision to rule the country saying those talking ill about him were doing so out of jealousy.
Mr Lungu told Luwingu residents that he was capable of ruling the country as he was a well qualified lawyer and holder of several other qualifications.
He said the party was intact as they had reconciled with other senior party officials and urged all the members at the district and the provincial level to bury their differences.
“I have received reports that people defecting from other political parties are not being welcomed because you are not receiving them fearing for the unknown. Lets all work together at as team,” he added.
Mr Lungu said he was elected president and the next PF conference will held in 2016 adding that those wishing to contest they should do so that time and not now.
He said that he will work with other members of the party to see to it that all the programmes and projects initiated by the late president Michael Sata are completed before embarking on new ones.
Mr. Lungu said the PF government had initiated projects which are running such as roads, hospitals, schools and universities which the people of Zambia are eagerly waiting to see completed.
“When I become president I will ensure that the programmes left by the late president Michael Chilufya Sata are completed before embarking on new ones,” he explained.
And Road Development Agency Board chairperson Willie Nsanda disclosed that Luwingu Nsombo chaba, luwingu Samfya road will soon be awarded contractors adding that the aim was to open Luwingu district to rest of the country.
Mr Nsanda said the Luwingu- Mansa road is already under construction just like the Luwingu Kawambwa road.
Mr Lungu was accompanied by northern province minister Freedom Sikazwe, Lupososhi Member of Parliament, Bwalya Chungu, members of the central committee Samuel Mukupa and Emmanuel Musonda and former northern province permanent secretary Emmanuel Mwamba as well as the provincial leadership.