President Edgar Lungu has appealed to political parties taking part in the Chilanga constituency by-election to engage in issue based campaigns and not violence.
President Lungu said the people of Chilanga want to listen to development plans.
He also urge the people of Chilanga to remain united and peaceful before, during and after the by election.
President Lungu said this on his official Facebook page.
“Lets continue to enjoy peace in Chilanga. We are one people, one Zambia, One nation,” he said.
He added, “The Patriotic Front Central Committee under my leadership adopted Mrs Maria Langa as our Candidate in the upcoming Chilanga by-election. We’re convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that we made the right decision- our Candidate is a community leader, a caring representative and vision carrier for PF’s development agenda in Chilanga,” President Lungu said.
The Head of State said the Patriotic Front commits to conduct an issue-based campaign strengthened by its development agenda for Zambia.
“My predecessor late President Micheal Chilufya Sata declared Chilanga a district in line with our vision to transform our country by bringing development closer to the people. Patriotic Front needs that extra arm to drive development projects in Chilanga Constituency and Mrs Maria Langa is the woman for the job,” he said.
He stated, “the people of Chilanga deserve good roads, schools, a mordern hospital, markets for our mothers and enterprises for the youth. We want our farmers in Chilanga to get their agricultural inputs on time and in the correct quantities, improved local government service delivery, among others.”