THE Patriotic Front in Lusaka yesterday formed six branches in the central business district with the aim of recruiting more members ahead of the August 11 general elections and also echoing the need to maintain peace.
The branches have been formed along Katunjila, Katondo, Chiparamba, Nkwazi, Panganani and Cairo roads.
PF Lusaka Province chairman Horace Longwe said the ruling party is busy mobilising while some opposition parties are engaged in violent activities.
“You cannot win an election using violence like we saw in Bweengwa. The PF is instead preaching peace. We are a law-abiding political party that believes in democracy.
“Even this meeting we are holding here, we have a police permit. We are not above the law,” Mr Longwe said while displaying the police permit.
He said violence scares away investment and all citizens must, therefore, not engage in it.
“These huge and muscular young men you are seeing here are peace-loving and want to see that this nation develops,” Mr Longwe said.
And Mpulungu ward 23 councillor, who is also Lusaka Province vice publicity secretary, Christopher Shakafuswa, urged the people to retain President Lungu in this year’s election.
“We have a loving and lovable leader in Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Let’s recruit more people to vote for him,” Mr Shakafuswa said.
Others present at the meeting included Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba, Kabulonga Ward 16 chairman Penjani Chirambo and former Lusaka mayor Daniel Chisenga.