President Edgar Lungu has said that incarcerated former Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata tried to work with the ruling Patriotic Front(PF) to bring development to Chilanga, but was frustrated by the leadership of the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Speaking yesterday at a final rally in Chilanga, where he drummed up support for Mrs Maria Langa Phiri, the PF candidate in the forthcoming Chilanga Parliamentary By-Elections slated for June 5, 2018, the president stated that it was only reality that he would work better with a Child from his home who would find it easy to approach him to lobby for development for the area.
“Keith Mukata tried to work with us . However, the leadership from the Party he was representing did everything to frustrate him until that unfortunate incident that landed him in Prison. But we have to look to the future and now we have this seat that must be filled. Ensure you put someone who will bring development to this Community, ” the president said said .
“For example, there is no one who goes to the Father excerpt they pass through his Son Jesus Christ. So, in the same vein, that is why the PF Members of Parliament find it easy to get to me as the father of PF and the nation, to lobby for development for their constituencies.
“Our colleagues in the opposition who try to ask us for development for their areas are heavily penalized by their leaders. So, if you want progress in this Constituency, Give us Maria Langa and watch development come alive for you after June 5 2018, ” the President Added
And President Lungu stated that the PF Candidate Mrs Maria Langa was no stranger to the People of Chilanga as she had aspired for the position of Council Chairperson in 2016.
“We have all seen the dedication and hard work of Maria Langa in the Party and in the community. She is a well known and respected business woman.” He said
“We will go round the rest of the wards in Chilanga and tell them that if they make the mistake of voting for a wrong candidate, they will have themselves to blame when development doesn’t come to the area.
“Make my Job easier and make your lives in this area easier by simply voting for this person who I will work with to bring you development.”
Voting for the Member of Parliament for Chilanga will take place on the tomorrow. The Chilanga Seat fell vacant after the incarceration of the Member of Parliament Mr Keith Mukata who is serving time in Prison for the Murder of His Security Guard.