Former Government Spokesperson and People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti says that he endorsed Edith Nawakwi for the Presidency in the forth coming General Elections because the PF has failed to deliver on its campaign promises.
Speaking when he featured on Radio Yangeni in Mansa yesterday. Mr Mulongoti said he was supporting FDD because of their devolution of power Policy which demands for decentralization for every Province to make their own decisions with government resources allocated to them. He said his party shared the same values and principles of FDD which allows people to govern themselves.
“When I started to support PF I told them that there are certain sections of their constitution and manifesto that they won’t fulfill but we worked together because we wanted to remove MMD from Government.
I Agree with FDD Manifesto because we formed It together with Nawakwi and others. I was the first person to be fired from government for opposing the third term. So the idea of supporting FDD is not new” he said.
Mr Mulongoti said the PF government has duped the people Luapula province about so many things which includes Frederick Chiluba University which doesn’t exist. He said the PF promised to bring water to the people of Mansa but they have failed when lake Bangweulu is only 72 Km from Mansa.
He said Nawakwi introduced Farmer Input Support which the PF has failed to manage by reducing the programe to 2 bags from 8 bags that were given in the MMD government.
He said during the MMD government used to build roads for K500,000 per kilometer but now the PF are building roads for K20million per KM when in South Africa they are using K5million per Kilometer. He said corruption has taken over road construction and he felt ashamed that he supported PF because they have gone quiet on the Fight Against Corruption which they were very vocal about before forming government the moment they formed government.
He said Luapula has large water bodies and yet no policy has been developed to empower citizens to promote the fish industry and That’s what FDD plans to do for the people.
He has urged Zambians to vote for a woman to end violence that has characterized the political scene and that Edith Nawakwi was the most qualified candidate to run for Presidency.