United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema says the 2016 elections will be easier for him to win given the current adversities in the country.
Mr. Hichilema says it is a known fact that the PF will struggle to convince the people to keep them in office in view of the current economic and social challenges the country is facing.
He says the high cost of living, failure to deal with the energy deficit, the volatility of the kwacha; high fertilizer fuel prices are some of the things which will haunt the ruling party in 2016.
Mr. Hichilema is confident that the people of Zambia will vote on merit in the 2016 elections and not the way they voted in January where they voted for PF out of sympathy.
He states that most people have confessed that his earlier warning about the PF was genuine after witnessing the suffering they have been subjected to.
Mr Hichilema says given this background, he feels that the people of Zambia have leant lessons from the mistake they made and will vote on merit next year.