HONE SIAME, Kitwe
HORDES of Patriotic Front (PF) members in Kitwe yesterday staged a solidarity march to celebrate President Lunguâ€™s one year in office and re-affirm their unwavering support for him ahead of the August 11 tripartite elections.
The colourful procession, which started in the morning, was joined by a sea of jerabos who drove around the central business district (CBD) in a long convoy of private vehicles and trucks before moving to Wusakile Township.
Clad in the PF regalia, with others in different attires, the jubilant cadres brought business to a standstill in Wusakile and the city, much to the excitement of the residents.
Copperbelt PF youth secretary Binwell Mpundu lauded the members for their support and urged them to continue campaigning for President Lungu and the ruling party ahead of this yearâ€™s elections.
Mr Mpundu said all members should go flat out to recruit more new members and consolidate all party structures to give Mr Lungu a resounding victory.
He said the resignation of Matero member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa from the party is a relief. Mr Sampa was due to hold a press briefing in Kitwe yesterday but returned to Lusaka from Simon Mwansa Kapwewe International Airport due to security concerns.
â€œWe should go flat out to campaign for President Lungu so that he can win with a big margin to continue with the vision of our late President Sata and his own vision. The Copperbelt is the bedroom of the PF,â€ Mr Mpundu said.
He said party members should also tell the people what the PF has done by showing them schools, hospitals, roads that have been constructed and other projects being undertaken countrywide.
Kitwe PF district youth chairperson Makhuzo Kaboba urged youths to vote for President Lungu and PF members of Parliament.
He said some opposition leaders have run out of campaign messages following the massive development government has delivered in the last four years.
HONE SIAME, Kitwe