President Edgar Lungu has called for restraint among Patriotic Front members in the wake of the disrespectful conduct he was subjected to by UPND cadres when he visited Monze last week.
The President has since called on the PF to leave vengeance to God.
President Lungu says those who want to revenge what happened in Monze are doing a disservice to the PF.
“I know it’s the Women and Youths that always seek justice by revenging. Please don’t be too angry. Emulate your leaders, they are very peaceful people. All the politics will be resolved in August 2021,” he said
President Lungu also urged the youth and women in the ruling party to convince people why they should vote for the PF and not by fighting.
“To the Women and Youths, let’s convince one another why we should vote for PF and not fight. Let us use civil language as we address issues concerning us,” he said.
“After all, us in PF are looking for more Women and Youths to join us in Parliament next year. So if you show us that you are irrational, unreasonable, violent, you won’t fit our bill of leaders for this country.”
The President said that people will not vote for the PF if it is seen as a violent party.
“So those who are fighting to get even with their friends in UPND in Monze are doing a disservice to PF. I am saying this because I know from my very foundation as a person, that Zambians want peace, throughout!”
The President said that he wants more peaceful youths and women to go in Parliament in 2021.
The Head of State says he is fully aware that Zambians love peace and cannot support political parties who promote violence.
President Lungu said this when he addressed people who welcomed him at Mongu Airport this morning.
Meanwhile, President Lungu says the number of people affected by Covid-19 is increasing.
The President says therefore people should take the fight against the pandemic seriously.
And Western Province Minister Richard Kapita said the people in the region have changed and want to vote for the PF.
Mr. Kapita said this can be seen from several by-elections that PF has won in the Province.
The Head of State is in Western Province for a 3 day working visit. Whilst in the Province, His Excellency is expected to pay a courtesy call on the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), and inspect several developmental projects being undertaken by Government.