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PF youths raise voices for peace, unity

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka
HUNDREDS of Patriotic Front (PF) youths yesterday converged on Freedom Statue in Lusaka to advocate peace and unity with the ruling party’s national deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri urging them to lead by good example.
The youths were drawn from all the districts in the province – Kafue, Shibuyunji, Rufunsa, Luangwa, Chongwe, Chilanga and Lusaka.
PF Lusaka Province chairman Horace Longwe said the youths came together in the spirit of unity and peace.
“We are a peace-loving party and you as the youth have demonstrated it here,” Mr Longwe said.
He said PF youths have always been peace-loving and they will remain so even as the 2016 tripartite elections approach.
He urged the youth to use persuasion to encourage people to join the PF.
And one of the youths, Eddie Gowa, said it is unfortunate that some opposition political parties are accusing PF youths of being violent.
Mr Gowa said the PF has opted to be entrepreneurial and to contribute to national development.
“You have seen for yourselves that we are peace-loving. Has anyone got machetes here or guns? Have you seen fights?” Mr Gowa said.
Another youth, Penjani Chirambo, said it is clear the PF youths have rejected politics of violence.
“My brother, as PF youths, we want to follow what President Lungu is preaching – peace. This is why we have gathered here in solidarity with President Lungu and peace,” Mr Chirambo said.
He said time has come for Zambian youths to develop with ideas on how best to contribute to national development instead of engaging in violence.
The PF youths prayed for the nation and President Lungu’s leadership.

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