President Edgar Lungu has accused one of his biggest rival in tomorrow’s elections Hakainde Hichilema of running for office because of his love of money.
President Lungu said Mr Hichilema has lost a lot of his personal money since 2006 when he started standing as President.
He said Mr Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Mwamba are only interested in increasing their business empires once elected into office.
President Lungu was speaking at the PF final campaign rally held at Woodlands Stadium grounds in Chilenje township this afternoon.
“Other parties have kept one leader who keeps losing elections, each time he loses, he is brought back. This goes to show that this party does not have leaders. In the PF, we have a lot of potential. Some parties don’t have leading options, this is why since 2006, they featured the same blank player and he keeps losing,” President Lungu said.
He said the UPND does not have a replacement for Mr Hichilema hence they keep recycling him even after losing a number of elections.
“They don’t have tactics, strategy and alternative leadership. They keep making the same mistakes,” he said.
“He has lost his life time investments and he wants to make more money and recoup his investment.”
He declared that he is the best man for the job based on his impressive track record since assuming office.
President Lungu also stated that the PF is the best placed political party under his leadership to take Zambia forward.
He said his leadership has been tried and tested and that he has performed very well as President and deserves a second full five-year term.
President Lungu who was flanked by First Lady Esther said he has managed to follow in the vision of the party’s founding leader late Michael Sata.
And President Lungu’s running mate Inonge Wina urged has urged the electorate to vote for a leader who is committed to gender parity.
Mrs Wina said the PF under President Lungu has passed the Gender equality Bill to show that men and women can work together to develop the country.
She also called on Zambians to ensure that there is peace everywhere and ensure that Zambia continues to enjoy peace.
“I am glad to see some International Reporters, so that they can report the truth of what they see here because a lot of misinformation has passed and given to the international community, to the contrary, Zambia is enjoying peace. UPND is having a meeting now in Chawama and we are here also having our meeting. By evening, we will hear, you will experience violence at their meetings.”