THE Patriotic Front (PF) will not start any premature campaigns ahead of the 2016 general elections because Parliament has not been dissolved.
Information and publicity committee chairperson Frank Bwalya said his party is law-abiding and will not abrogate the laws of the country.
“We are a law-abiding political party and as such, we will wait for the dissolution of the Parliament and we will also wait for the Electoral Commission of Zambia to announce the date for the campaigns to start,” he said.
Father Bwalya said his party has been holding party mobilisation meetings, but these have been misconstrued to be campaigns.
He said some political parties that do not have structures on the ground have been accusing the PF of starting campaigns before the election date is announced.
Fr Bwalya said campaigns for the PF are being done by the several development projects which the country is experiencing at the moment.
He also said lack of structures on the ground has been forcing some opposition parties to hold rallies which contravene the Public Order Act.
Fr Bwalya urged other parties to consider mobilising their party membership, unlike holding rallies without informing police.
He said the PF has been doing a lot of visitations in the field, a gesture which has earned the party a good reputation across the country.
Fr Bwalya said the holding of rallies without informing police will not help the opposition win the 2016 elections, but will only tarnish their image.