PF attractive party, says Bwalya

PATRIOTIC Front information chairperson Frank Bwalya with his deputy Charity Katongo-Banda during a press briefing at the party secretariat in Lusaka yesterday. PICTURE: COLLINS PHIRI.

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya says the party is overwhelmed with the response it is receiving from people applying to contest as members of Parliament (MPs) on the ruling party’s ticket.
Mr Bwalya said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the PF has become an attractive party for people to apply for adoption as MPs because of the unprecedented development that the government is implementing across the country.
“The PF has become a very attractive party for adoption. The party leadership is happy that many people have applied to be adopted as MPs and councillors on the PF ticket.
“The people who are applying are assured that if they are adopted, they will win the seats,” he said.
Mr Bwalya said due to the overwhelming development that Zambia has seen since the PF took over government in 2011, the ruling party’s popularity has grown and is becoming stronger in all the provinces.
He said many people are applying to stand on the PF ticket because they have seen that it is the only party with a presidential candidate with a proven record of delivering development as close to the people as possible.
Mr Bwalya said apart from serving in Government as minister of Defence and Justice respectively, President Lungu has also demonstrated sincerity in handling the affairs of the nation which has made him the best candidate among other presidential contenders.
“The PF has a best candidate among the other candidates who want to participate in the forthcoming general elections.
“This is why members of other political parties are resigning from their political parties to join the ruling party so that they can join the winning team. This is not a lie but a reality,” he said.
Mr Bwalya said the PF leadership is happy that the majority of Zambians today want to identify themselves with the ruling party.
He has since encouraged members of the UPND and MMD that the ruling party has been closely working with to apply to contest parliamentary and council seats on the PF ticket.

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