Patriotic Front president Edgar Lungu said he will love the Zambian people in the same way that the late president Michael Sata did .
Mr Lungu has also reiterated his pledge to continue with the late president’s programme of developing the nation when he takes over leadership of the country after the January 20 elections.
ZANIS reports that speaking yesterday at the National Square grounds in Serenje during a campaign rally, Mr Lungu said the late President Sata had a lot of confidence and trust in him hence appointing him PF Secretary General, Defense and also Justice Minister before his demise.Mr Lungu said it was due to this confidence and trust in him that made the late president pick on him to succeed him.
Mr Lungu who told thousands of supporters who turned up at the rally said it was immoral for the opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to think that he could win the forthcoming by – election and advised the people to vote for him because he had what it takes to lead Zambia to greater heights.
Mr Lungu also assured farmers in the district that they will be paid their money for supplying maize to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) by the end of this week adding that the delays experienced in the 2013-2014 marketing season will not happen next year.
And Serenje Central PF Member of Parliament Philip Kosamu said whether the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) used violence or whatever means they will not win the January 20 election because Mr Lungu’s leadership was not from man but God.