TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Chama says the ruling party is poised to win the 2016 general elections because of the trust and confidence that people have in its leadership as exhibited by President Lungu.
Mr Chama said no amount of magic or witchcraft can make the opposition win the elections.
He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the PF is still winning support from the majority of Zambians and that will win next yearâ€™s tripartite elections as the case was on January 20 this year.
â€œWe are winning next yearâ€™s general elections because of what this Government is doing for the people. We are working on roads, we are constructing hospitals and schools and this is what the people of Zambia want and not just mere politicking,â€ Mr Chama said.
He advised members to remain united and to work hard in recruiting new members.
Mr Chama said it is important for members to explain PF policies to the electorate as outlined in the party manifesto.
â€œAs far as we are concerned, we are well positioned to win the 2016 general elections because people have confidence in our governance system as well as development programmes,â€ Mr Chama said.
He reaffirmed the PFâ€™s commitment to delivering on its campaign promises.
Mr Chama also said PF is implementing programmes and development projects in various parts of the country as promised during campaigns.
He also appealed to members to accommodate newcomers into the PF for the party to grow because politics is about numbers.
And Mr Chama has described President Lungu as the best leader the country has ever had and appealed to Zambians to continue supporting him.
â€œPresident Lungu has dedicated half of his life to serving the people of Zambia in different portfolios and that makes him the best president this country has ever had,â€ Mr Chama said.
And PF Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba urged youths to obtain national registration cards (NRCs) and to register as voters to enable them participate in next yearâ€™s tripartite elections.
Mr Kamba said in a separate interview in Lusaka yester-day that youths should obtain NRCs to enable them participate in the governance process of the country through voting.
He said youths, regardless of political affiliation, should turn up in numbers to acquire NRCs and register as voters.
â€œWe want to encourage all the youths in the country to exercise their democratic right as well as moral democratic duty to register as voters for 2016 general elections,â€ he said.
Mr Kamba said it is important for every youth to register as a voter because they are future leaders.
â€œAnybody who is 18 or turning 18 years next year should register as a voter during the ongoing voter registration exercise,â€ he said.
TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka