The ruling Patriotic Front launched its manifesto and a new Chitenge material to a record crowd of an estimated 120,000, believed to be Zambia’s first true mega rally.
The new National Heroes Stadium with capacity of 60,000 was filled quickly by its supporters around 11 Hours and overflowed with all the stands, pitch and outside full rising to an estimated crowd of 120,000.
The event was spiced with performances by some of the country’s leading musicians.
By the time President Edgar Lungu was arriving at 14:30 Hours, the PF supporters who filled the stadium beyond its designed capacity went into a welcoming frenzy and cheers.
In his speech, President Lungu promised to build on the infrastructure development program by creating jobs and food security in his next 5 years if re-elected into office.
And President Lungu used to occasion to announce that Vice President Inonge Wina will be his running mate.
And Mrs Wina thanked President Lungu for making her running mate in the 11th August election.
She has told president Lungu that she is shocked with the appointment but that she is happy that she has chosen as running mate.
In response, President Lungu told Mrs Wina that there was no need to substitute when a player is scoring goals.
He has told her to work very hard to win the election.