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 Zambians have in President Lunguâ€™s leadership.
Mr Chama said no amount of magic or witchcraft can make the opposition, especially the United Party for National Development (UPND), win next yearâ€™s elections.
He said this in Lusaka Central when he received 90 members of the UPND, MMD and Rainbow Party, who defected to PF.
Mr Chama said the party leadership is happy that the PF is still winning support from the majority of Zambians and that it will win next yearâ€™s tripartite elections as the case was on January 20 this year.
â€œI am happy that today we are receiving about 71 people from UPND, 16 from the former ruling party MMD and three people from the Rainbow Party. What is happening is a symbol to show that the party is growing from strength to strength.
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 extra hard in recruiting new members ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Mr Chama said it is important for members to explain the 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€ he said.
Mr Chama reaffirmed the PFâ€™s commitment to delivering on its campaign promises.
He also said PF is implementing programmes and development projects in various parts of the country as promised during campaigns.
Mr Chama also appealed to members to accommodate newcomers into the PF for the party to grow because politics is about numbers.
He also described President Lungu as the best leader the country has ever had and appealed to Zambians to continue supporting him.
TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka