Luampa constituency losing parliamentary candidate Josephine Limaata and her Mulobezi counterpart, Patricia Mulasikwanda, Kaoma Central’s Austin Liato and Taundi Chiseke for Mangango all pledged to support the ruling PF despite losing to opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) candidates in the August 11 polls.
Mrs. Limaata, who is former deputy minister in the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, claimed that PF is still strong in Luampa district in particular and western province as a whole.
PF Mulobezi constituency losing parliamentary candidate Patricia Mulasikwanda said she will work hard to ‘clump down’ UPND structures in the area.
Mr. Taundi Chiseke who contested the Mangango parliamentary seat said he narrowly lost to the opposition but warned that he would work harder to unseat his opponent in 2021.
Kaoma Central constituency’s Austin Liato said he would strengthen the ruling party structures in the area.
ZANIS reports that the quartet said this in separate interviews on the side lines of the inauguration ceremony of President Edgar Lungu and Vice President Inonge Wina at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
“We lost the 2016 parliamentary seats but even though that is the case, we remain loyal to President Lungu and the PF party beyond 2016,” said limata.
The quartet commended government for taking developmental projects to western province, stressing that the region has equally benefited from the national cake as evidenced by infrastructure projects undertaken in the area such as roads, schools, health posts among others.
Yesterday, Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima swore-in President elect -Edgar Lungu and his running-mate Inonge Wina as President and Vice President, after a court bid by opposition UPND leader Hakiande Hichilema contesting results of the August 11 polls was thrown out by the constitutional court.