LUNTE member of Parliament (MP) Felix Mutati says United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema will lead a Government of all political parties if he wins the January 20 presidential election.
Some MMD members of Parliament, the Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD) and Patriotic Front (PF) Kasama Central MP Geoffrey Mwamba have joined Mr Hichilema’s campaign team.
Mr Mutati said the coming together of the UPND, with the MMD members and Mr Mwamba brings together leaders from different political parties vying to steer Zambia to greater heights.
He urged members not to stop the election campaign momentum until polling day.
“Let us have a fresh start, a new journey with energetic, useful and diversified leadership. To have MMD, UPND, and ADD and now we have even got GBM.
Imagine the unity that we are going to create for the first time in the history of Zambia. All parties will form government,” he said
Mr Mutati, a former Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, said this on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola on Tuesday.
Mr Mutati was accompanied by Mr Mwamba, former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa and UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango.
“Isn’t that a jubilee message we must send to the people of Zambia and to lead the jubilee message is HH,” Mr Mutati said
And Mr Mwamba said he joined the UPND campaign team because of Mr Hichilema’s visionary leadership.
Mr Mwamba said he did the same when he joined late President Michael Sata’s campaign for the presidency in 2008 when he was an opposition leader.
“I see where others do not see. Others have condemned me saying I am supporting a wrong party. This is exactly what they did in 2008 when I joined PF. Mr Sata was almost alone but I decided because I saw vision in Mr Sata and basically this is what I have seen in HH, that is why I have joined him,” Mr Mwamba said.
Dr Mwanawasa said there are a few days left before the voting day and urged members to ensure Mr Hichilema is victorious.
And Ms Nalumango said: “Do not give up but hold on tightly. We won’t despair and we will not accept intimidation, we will soldier on.”