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‘Stop using youths as political violence mercenaries’

TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba has urged all political leaders in the country to desist from using youths as mercenaries of political violence before, during and after this year’s tripartite elections.
Mr Kamba said all political leaders should preach peace and unity in the run-up to the August 11 polls.
He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that campaigns should not focus on violence, but on addressing the needs of the electorate.
“We want this year’s elections to be peaceful and not to be characterised by violence.
“People should understand that Zambia has been known by the international community as a peaceful nation, and this is what we should continue with,” Mr Kamba said.
He said campaigns should be devoid of character assassination and violence.
Mr Kamba said the ruling party will demonstrate that issue-based campaigns are critical in winning the support of the masses.
He said the culture of issue-based campaigns should be entrenched in Zambia.
Mr Kamba said all well-meaning Zambians should be happy that President Lungu has continued to deliver meaningful development to all the parts of the country, without considering where he received a lot of votes.
Mr Kamba has since challenged all PF members in the province to go flat-out and campaign for President Lungu and the governing party.
He said President Lungu needs another mandate to continue with the developments the PF has initiated in the last four years.



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