PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Mpongwe member of Parliament (MP) Gabriel Namulambe has announced that he will not re-contest his parliamentary seat in next year’s general elections.
Mr Namulambe who is also deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs said in Luanshya on Sunday that he has opted for life outside parliament after 10 years of representing people of Mpongwe.
“I will not seek re-election in 2016, there is life outside politics. I think I want to do something like farming,” he said.
And Mr Namulambe has said that “bad language” against political opponents should have no place in Zambia’s politics because it is a recipe for violence.
Mr Namulambe said that Zambians avoid violence in the campaigns for the January 20 Presidential election.
“In the first place, the election came as a result of the demise of our late President Michael Sata, meaning that the way people behave should be like people who are still mourning because it has not been long after we put the Head of State to rest,” he said.
“So we should discard violence as we choose our next leader,” he said.
Mr Namulambe said people must denounce violence and resist any temptation to use inflammatory language.
The Mpongwe parliamentarian also said the PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu enjoys massive support in the area and urged the electorate to vote for him so that the PF can complete the projects it started.