FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has expressed her thanks to the multitudes of women that voted for her husband in the January 20 presidential election saying she is proud and humbled by their gesture.
Speaking during a meeting held with the Patriotic Front’s (PF) women’s league in Kasama on Tuesday evening, Mrs Lunguand urged them to remain principled.
And former first lady Vera Chiluba has called on the Patriotic Front (PF) in Northern Province to increase the party’s support base to ensure an easy victory for President Edgar Lungu in the 2016 general elections.
Speaking at the same event, Ms Chiluba announced that she had been tasked to strengthen the women’s movement through encouraging women empowerment schemes.
And Northern Province minister Freedom Sikazwe echoed Ms Chiluba’s sentiments by calling for reorganization of party structures following the confusion before the January 20 presidential elections which saw some party members endorse opposition leaders.
Ms Chiluba said members that betrayed the PF for money where an unprincipled lot.
She said she would work tirelessly to ensure President Lungu was re-elected come 2016 by working closely with women in the province.
She urged the women to form groups which would be empowered on her return with a team that would be assigned to return to the province.
And Mr Sikazwe beseeched Mrs Lungu to speak to the president so that he a go-ahead is for the party in the province to reorganize the party leadership.
Mr Sikazwe said the PF enjoyed massive support at grass root level which was being let down by a group of dissenters some of whom had since left the party.