Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says President Edgar Lungu deserves a full five year mandate because he has demonstrated exemplary leadership since he assumed the Presidency in January this year.
And Mr Kambwili who is also PF National Youth Chairman has maintained that President Lungu is the sole Patriotic Front presidential candidate for the 2016 General elections.
Mr Kambwili has advised those with presidential ambitions in the party to wait until 2021.
He says this is because President Lungu is performing to the expectations of the people.
ZNBC’s Queen Malama reports that Mr Kambwili was speaking when he featured on the Catholic owned radio Yangeni in Mansa.
And Mr Kambwili says government has no intention of intimidating the private media.
He says government wants to see a free media that is ethical and professional.
Mr Kambwili says media practitioners will find it easy to work with government if they adhere to their professional code of conduct.