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Young voters numbers elate PF boss

PATRIOTIC Front secretary general Davis Chama addressing scores of party members during a meeting in Munali constituency in Lusaka yesterday. Over 100 people defected from UPND, FDD, UNIP and MMD to the PF. PICTURE: BRIAN MALAMA

TEDDY KUYELA & ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka
THE Patriotic Front (PF) is impressed with the number of young people who are turning up in various parts of the country to register as voters ahead of next year’s general elections.
PF secretary general Davies Chama said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the ruling party is satisfied that many young people have registered as voters because this will help in ensuring that there is no voter apathy in next year’s general elections.
“We are so far pleased with the turnout of our young people who are registering as voters. We don’t want voter apathy in next year’s general elections and this is why we are calling on all the young people to register as voters before the exercise comes to an end,” Mr Chama said.
He urged Zambians to continue living in peace and in unity.
And the PF mobilisation committee says it will ensure that many people join the party to ensure that President Lungu wins the elections next year with a landslide victory.
Chairperson of the newly-appointed mobilisation committee Charles Banda said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday the PF will soon roll out a programme of action to all the provinces and work closely with all the party structures.
“Considering the limited time between now and the elections next year, it is our aim to ensure that as per our mandate we effectively co-ordinate this process with the party elections,” he said.
He thanked President Lungu for appointing him to the central committee and also giving him an opportunity to hold the position of chairperson of mobilisation.
In Livingstone, the PF has launched a programme of patching potholes, CHALI MULENGA reports.
District youth treasurer and team leader Gibson Limbalambala said in Livingstone yesterday that he programme is part of the party’s ‘corporate social responsibility’.
“We are working on the Senanga road because it is like a highway as it connects most of the traffic which is coming from the townships in the district,” he said.



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