By OLIVER SAMBOKO
THOSE still debating President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to recontest the Presidency are scared of facing him on the ballot in next year’s general election, PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has said.
And over 200 headmen from Dundumwezi in chief Chikanta yesterday visited the PF secretariat in Lusaka to meet the party leadership to solidify their commitment to vote for President Edgar Lungu and the party in next year’s crucial general election.
Addressing the headmen, Mr Mwila said President Lungu will be PF’s torch bearer in next year’s election adding that the party has already settled on him and that those debating the matter were wasting their time.
He called on the headmen to preapre their subjects to vote for the PF in the general election because the party in power does not segregate in delivery of development across the country.
Mr Mwila said the ruling party was humbled with the decision taken by the people of Dundumwezi through their headmen to come to Lusaka to show solidarity to President Edgar Lungu and the PF party.
He said Dundumwezi was a very popular constituency because the people of the area only give President Lungu 252 votes in the 2016 elections. Mr Mwila said despite the people not voting for the ruling party, President Lungu and government have continued taking development to area including connecting the constituency to the national electricity grid and rehabilitation of roads.
He said the party will continue delivering development to the people of the area under the one Zambia one nation spirit.
Mr Mwila also said Bill 10 was a matter of the past but that the ruling party will go to the Zambian people and explain to the content of the bill so that the UPND that shot down the Bill can be exposed.
And speaking on behalf of other headmen, senior village Headman Nsingo said the headmen of Dundumwezi have decided to endorse the candidature of President Lungu because he was the only one with a plan to develop the country.
Meanwhile, PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri PF said PF was not interested in political violence and insults.
She said there was need to promote peace and harmony in the country under the one Zambia, One nation motto, ahead of next year’s general election.
By OLIVER SAMBOKO