THE Patriotic Front (PF) does not want to sweat in 2016 when Zambia goes to the polls, Lusaka Province chairman Geoffrey Chuumbwe has said.
Mr Chuumbwe says the PF has already begun campaigning so that it is voted back into power in 2016.
He was speaking in Sibuyunji on Sunday when other PF district officials in the province converged to give the newly-created district morale support.
The other officials present at the meeting were from Lusaka, Chongwe, Feira, Kafue and Chilanga.
Mr Chumbwe said there is need for the party to start mobilising women and youths so that the party sails through in 2016.
“We don’t want to be sweating in 2016, so we have started campaigning by first mobilising women and youths,” Mr Chuumbwe said.
He described women and youths as the backbone of the PF.
Mr Chuumbwe also urged PF members to stop fighting for positions in the party but instead remain united in support of President Sata.
He said the PF members ought to love one another the same way President Sata loves the Zambian people.
“Let us love one another, this is what will make the PF to grow bigger,” Mr Chuumbwe said.
He said PF is one big family and that members must emulate President Sata’s love for the country.
And speaking earlier, PF Lusaka district chairperson Goodson Banda said the ruling party will win the 2016 general elections with a landslide victory like Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF and Robert Mugabe have won that country’s elections.
Mr Banda said the PF cannot afford to lose the 2016 general elections and urged members to continue working hard and mobilising the party.
“We will win the same way Mugabe has won. We will beat the opposition by over 60 percent. So we must work hard and remain united,” he said.
PF Sibuyunji district chairperson for women Inonge Banda said the ruling party has come to stay in Zambia.
Mrs Banda said women will play their role of mobilisation like they did during the 2011 general elections.