We have not just kept to the towns and urban areas – HH

Hichilema - UPND ‘Zambia United’ tour of the country, Chipata
Hichilema - UPND ‘Zambia United’ tour of the country, Chipata

With only three days remaining before the Presidential election we can proudly state that our campaign has been a truly national campaign; launching and finishing in Lusaka we have travelled the length and breadth of the country.

We have not just kept to the towns and urban areas, and we have not just campaigned to those who are already part of our established support base. Rather, we have tirelessly continued on the campaign route so as to deliver our message to as many Zambians as possible in person, so that they can make an informed decision on 20 January 2015.

We have been making the most of every minute available to us to campaign, just as we intend to use every minute available to us to deliver for the Zambian people if elected to State House.

Our campaign travels have reinforced to us that many of the issues facing Zambians across the country are the same: the high cost of living, limited employment opportunities, inadequate and costly education and healthcare, and the source of these problems – a lack of leadership and vision. We propose to address these challenges with the upmost urgency.

In delivering our message to Zambians across the country over the past ten weeks, the foundation of everything we have championed has been national unity and moving forward together. Do not let those who seek to distract us from the real issues with talk of divisive matters such as tribalism succeed. We know that only by working together can we deliver truly transformative change for Zambians, regardless of their age, gender or tribe. This is the very reason why we have opened our arms to all Zambians during the campaign.

When we have been sharing our vision, whether at public debates in Lusaka, rallies in Chipata, radio interviews in Kasama, or market tours in Chingola, we have been talking not about delivering change for one province or another, or one tribe or another. We have been talking about delivering change for the farmers who have not been paid and are struggling to afford inputs for next season, for the nurses that work in tough conditions and were unceremoniously sacked, for the students who cannot afford to go to university or even school, and for every Zambian who is suffering from the consequences of failed leadership.

Ultimately we respect that the choice is with the Zambian people on 20 January 2015.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President