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Humble yourselves and fulfill campaign promises, President Lungu urges PF leaders

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Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala kneel to ask for votes as President Edgar Lungu looks on at a rally in Lupososhi District
Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala kneel to ask for votes as President Edgar Lungu looks on at a rally in Lupososhi District

President Edgar Lungu has urged Patriotic Front (PF) elected leaders at all levels to humble themselves and fulfil the promises they made to the electorates during their campaigns.

President Lungu said it is important for elected leaders not be proud and abandon their voters once elected to office.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Lungu warned that leaders who do not respect their constituents risk not being adopted and voted for in the 2021 general elections.

Addressing two huge rallies at Chungu and Katuta schools in Lupososhi to drum up support for John Kwandangala, the PF Council Chairperson candidate in the November 20, 2018 elections, Mr. Lungu said the electorates should always be treated as masters because they are the ones that vote for people to hold the office of authority.

He said the elected Members of Parliament and Councillors should be willing to listen and work with the electorates in order to give the latter what they need.

And President Lungu said time has come for the PF to ‘pay back’ to the Zambian people by developing various sectors of the economy and improve their welfare.

The President recounted that the people of Lupososhi constituency have been voting for PF candidates since 2001 adding that, the area is like a birth place of the ruling party.

“We need to pay back to you for always voting for us. We need to pay you back by building hospitals, schools, providing clean water and other infrastructure that will help improve your livelihoods,” he said.

He added that, the people of Luposonshi constituency encouraged the PF to soldier on until it assumed power in 2011 through voting for the party since 2001.

“Had it not been for the people of Lupososhi, we would have given up and we would not have won in 2011,” he said.

He said Mr. Kwandangala was the right candidate for the Lupososhi District Council Chairperson position because he is willing to work with the party in power and understands the challenges of the local people.

President Lungu has since urged Mr. Kwandangala to listen to the people in order for him to attend to their needs when he is elected.

And PF National Chairperson, Samuel Mukupa urged the people of Lupososhi not to listen to politicians that have no proven record of working for them and meeting their needs.

Earlier, President Lungu paid a courtesy call on Chief Katuta whom he praised for acknowledging the achievements of the PF government.

He said the encouragement is giving him and his government impetus to continue delivering the development which he promised the Zambian people.

Chief Katuta said President Lungu and the PF are fulfilling their campaign promise hence, the support from the Zambian people.

President Lungu has since returned to Lusaka.

On November 20, 2018, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) will conduct Parliamentary and Local Government Elections in selected parts of the country.

Being a new district, Lupososhi will vote for the Council Chairperson on this day.

President Edgar Lungu with Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala at a rally in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu with Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala at a rally in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu introduces Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala at a rally in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu introduces Lupososhi PF council Chairperson Candidate John Kandangala at a rally in Lupososhi District
resident Edgar Lungu flashes the party symbol when he arrived at Mansa Airport enroute to Lupososhi District for campaign rallies
resident Edgar Lungu flashes the party symbol when he arrived at Mansa Airport enroute to Lupososhi District for campaign rallies
President Edgar Lungu receives a gift from Chief Tungati after a courtesy call on them at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu receives a gift from Chief Tungati after a courtesy call on them at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District
resident Edgar Lungu talks to Chieftainess Chungu when he paid a courtesy call on her and Chief Tungati at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District
resident Edgar Lungu talks to Chieftainess Chungu when he paid a courtesy call on her and Chief Tungati at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu greets Chieftainess Chungu when he paid a courtesy call on her and Chief Tungati at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District
President Edgar Lungu greets Chieftainess Chungu when he paid a courtesy call on her and Chief Tungati at the Constituency Office in Lupososhi District

14 COMMENTS

    • – PF promised More money in your pockets & lower taxes but gave us toll gates, debt, sales tax, unemployment
      – PF promised to chase away Chinese infestors but are now importing Chinese at 500 per week.
      – PF promised to govern by 10 commandments but have brought in an authoritarian system. They are now even poisoning enemies.
      – They promised to stamp out corruption in 90 days. Today over-inflated contracts are not even news.

    • HALF WAY THROUGH YOUR TENURE, I HOPE YOU YOURSELF HAVE GONE HALF WAY FULFILLING YOUR OWN PORTION OF PROMISES TO YOUR ELECTORATES.
      2021 is fast approaching. We are gonna separate real workers from non performers. I hate seat warmers and non performers. When all is said and done, Let’s develop this thing.

  1. And you sir what have you delivered, all we see is the $ 9 billion debt that u have delivered to all Zambians …. Shame on you

  2. Caman..or rather come on..you miss the AU heads of state summit so that you can sit in state house and do some seriously urgent work. You don’t skip the AU summit and send gogo Inonge so that you can waste more money flying around the country and campaigning for ward elections..I mean ward elections..burning jet fuel over a ward elections!!!!!!!!! A WARD ELECTION!!!!!!!!! .come on ..let’s be serious

  3. This man(ECL) is a political genius and is so loved in the North and East.Mr Kungo has attracted N/Western province to PF too.PF is now strong in 7.5 provinces while Kainde has only remained with 2.5 provinces though mostly only tongaland.Today’s PF rallies in Lupososhi addressed by ECL were mammoth!!Lupososhi residents have been voting for PF since 2001 and the huge rallies there today simply confirm that those voters are still in love of PF!!Patrick Mucheleka of UPND has camped there but his efforts are in vain as his party cant win in Lupososhi!!HH or GBM have never even bothered to go and campaign in Lupososhi because they know too well that PF will 100% win this seat!SO WE WONDER WHY UPND CLAIM THAT PF IS LOSING GROUND WHEN IT HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRONGHOLDS!!THE VOTING PATTERN IN…

  4. When North Western shifts in 2021, UNDER FIVE will have no hope left but to go and contest in PANAMA or NAMWALA either as a section leader or as branch Chairman. Larry Mweetwa will be his vice and Profe HaJonny HANSONI the secretary.

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