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Edgar Lungu warns non-performing PF MPs

PATRIOTIC Front presidential candidate Edgar Lungu campaigning in Mafinga Province yesterday. PICTURE: PF MEDIA TEAM.

KELVIN CHONGO, Nakonde
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu has warned that in the 2016 general elections he would not re-adopt members of Parliament (MPs) who would not have delivered development in their respective constituencies.
And Mr Lungu has said he would prioritise infrastructure development, including roads and the revitalisation of the Tazara railway line, if elected President.
In response to members of the audience who reacted angrily to the introduction of their MP Able Sichula at a rally in Nakonde yesterday, Mr Lungu said as party president he would not accept PF MPs for adoption for the 2016 elections if they failed to live up to the expectations of their respective electorates.
“I am telling all MPs to work hard and those not working won’t be adopted in 2016,” he said.
He said PF will be transformed and conduct elections from the sections to constituencies.
Mr Lungu said he is aware that Nakonde has water problems and that the road is in a deplorable state and that he will address the two problems if elected president in the January 20 poll.
And the MMD in Lusaka has resolved to rally behind Mr Lungu in the forthcoming presidential election, reports NANCY SIAME.
The MMD members made this resolution following the decision by former President Rupiah Banda to support Mr Lungu.
The MMD members led by Mandevu constituency chairman Clement Sakala were received by PF Mandevu constituency chairman Joseph Tamba at the PF constituency offices.
Mr Sakala said the MMD has decided to rally behind the PF because party president Nevers Mumba allegedly does not want to listen to any advice.
“We will work with the PF up to 2016 following the decision by Mr Banda to support Mr Lungu,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Mr Tamba appealed to all PF members to work with the MMD and welcome them whenever they want to join them in campaigns.
“I would like to take this opportunity to call upon all Zambians to support the PF because it is an inclusive party,” Mr Tamba said.




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