Patriotic Front (PF) Chairperson for the manifesto committee, Given Lubinda says the ruling party will not be tempted to hold rallies against Covid-19 protocols just to prove its popularity to the opposition.
Mr. Lubinda says it is highly irresponsible for any political party to insist on having public rallies and gatherings just to demonstrate their political clout while risking the lives of people.
He says political parties should not wait for mass fatalities before obeying the Covid – 19 golden rules as stipulated by the World Health Organization.
The former Justice Minister explained that the Covid-19 regulations are not created by the PF but health authorities at global levels, hence the need to take them seriously.
Mr. Lubinda who was flanked by PF Luapula Presidential Campaign Manager Katele Kalumba and other members of the manifesto committee was speaking during the manifesto sensitization workshop for the Luapula PF leadership and candidates at Mansa’s Sali Lodge.
He wondered why some opposition leaders are insisting on holding rallies against the health guidelines and Electoral Commission of Zambia guidelines.
He has since urged PF members to lead by example in avoiding mass gatherings while campaigning.
And Mr. Lubinda has implored PF candidates to fully acquaint themselves with the manifesto if they are to communicate effectively to the electorate.
Mr. Lubinda explained that the ruling party has invested heavily in developing its manifesto in order to equip its members with the right message and knowledge during campaigns.
He said PF candidates and campaigners should focus on issues as highlighted in the manifesto and not attack individuals.