Chief Katyetye of the Tambo Speaking people of Muchinga Province has reaffirmed his support for President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in next week’s general election.
Chief Katyetye said only president Lungu can lead the country effectively and improve the living standards of Zambians.
Speaking when Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Leader Edith Nawakwi paid a courtesy call on him, Chief Katyetye warned Zambians against listening to lies by the opposition who are just desperate to rule Zambia.
Chief Katyetye further urged his subjects to ensure they vote for President Lungu and all PF candidates for the development that the area has received.
He said the President has always put the interest of the Zambian people at heart hence the construction of schools and health centers in the area.
“President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has built us schools and hospitals. He makes sure that people don’t go hungry by delivering farming inputs on time,” he said.
“President Lungu is an exceptional leader. This is why President Lungu already has my vote.”
The traditional leader further said that the UPND Leader can not rule the country the way President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has.
Meanwhile, Chief Kafwimbi of the Iwa speaking people of Muchinga province has called for leaders to work together to bring development to the people.
Chief Kafwimbi further denounced violence by some leaders in the country.
And Senior Chief Matanda of Mansa district in Luapula Province says he is disappointed by a spate of violence by the opposition which led to the death of two Patriotic Front Supporters.
Chief Matanda described the killings of innocent citizens by power hungry politicians as devilish.
“We cannot be killing our own people like animals. What is happening in Lusaka is totally unacceptable. You can slaughter a goat or a chicken but not your fellow human being .” He lamented .
And the traditional leader has encouraged President Edgar Lungu to continue upscaling measures aimed at curbing political violence as the country goes to the polls .
He welcomed President Lungu’s decision to deploy the Army across the country , saying the move will help curb political violence .
Meanwhile Chief Matanda says there is no need to change government because his chiefdom has benefited greatly from development projects that government rolled out.
The traditional leader was speaking to Luapula Province Presidential Campaign Coordinator who is also the Incoming Mansa Central MP Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at his palace before allowing him to continue with his door to door tour in the Chiefdom on Thursday.
And Dr. Chilufya said President Lungu was cognizant of the critical roles that traditional leaders play in fostering peace and unity .
He said it is the reason why he was working with them to ensure that peace is preserved Pre and Post elections .
He further called on the traditional leader to ensure that people in his Chiefdom continued supporting the Patriotic Front so that it continues working on development projects even after elections.
Meanwhile Chief Chansa under Chief Matanda praised President Lungu for improving health and educational infrastructure in the area .