FORMER United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president Richard Kapita says President Lungu deserves a full term of office for his inclusive and visionary leadership.
Mr Kapita, who recently joined to the Patriotic Front (PF), said in Kitwe on Friday that President Lungu has demonstrated good leadership since assuming office and that he is the right man to steer the country to greater heights.
He said it is imperative that all Zambians rally behind Mr Lungu to enable him to continue implementing the pro-poor PF policies.
He said this is not the time to experiment with leadership as the country is in safe hands under Mr Lungu’s reign.
Mr Kapita was part of President Lungu’s entourage that was in Kitwe on Friday for the official opening of the 58th Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural and Commercial Show.
“Zambians must come together and support President Lungu in his efforts to unite the country and improve the welfare of the Zambian people.
“He is a man with a great vision for this country that is why I decided to leave UPND to join the PF,” Mr Kapita said.
He urged the people of the Copperbelt to continue supporting the PF ahead of the 2016 tripartite elections.
“I am happy to be here. I am grateful to His Excellency President Lungu for inviting me to accompany him to this show. We need to maximise production by encouraging people to venture into production and manufacturing.
“We need to go into business that will add value to our economy,” Mr Kapita said.
He said it was unacceptable for a country that has so many natural resources to have its people wallowing in poverty
And The United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that it is not in a hurry to replace its former vice president Richard Kapita who defected to the ruling PF recently.
UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba said that the party has moved on and is in no hurry to replace Mr. Kapita.
He said that with time the party national management committee will meet and advise on the way forward with regards the vacant position of vice president for administration.
Mr. Simusamba said that the UPND is growing everyday and that the defection of one person has no impact in the smooth running of the political business of the party.