By Bennie Mundando
THERE is no doubt that no better alternative to the Patriotic Front (PF) exists and this is the reason the party is working so hard to ensure it remains more attractive to all, party secretary general Davies Mwila has said.
And Mr. Mwila has banned the use of branded vehicles by PF parliamentary aspirants across the country saying the party has not yet chosen candidates for the 2021 elections.
Commenting on the just-ended by-elections in which the ruling party scooped the Vubwi Town Council and Miputu ward by-elections, Mr. Mwila said this was people’s signal to retain President Edgar Lungu and the PF beyond August 2021.
“The ruling Patriotic Front has received the news of our overwhelming victories in Vubwi and Masaiti with humility and thanksgiving to Jehovah the Almighty God. We are humbled by the people’s signal to retain President Edgar Lungu and Patriotic Front beyond August 2021.
“On behalf of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu who is also President of the Patriotic Front, I wish to salute all our foot soldiers, the structures and all campaign teams and managers for working extremely hard to register these two important victories,” Mr. Mwila said.
He called on the party membership to continue marching from one level of victory to another until they seal it with a resounding victory on August 12, 2021.
“There is no doubt that no better alternative to the Patriotic Front exists. It is for this reason that the Party is working so hard to ensure its star shines brighter and remains more attractive to all,” he said.
Mr. Mwila also called on party members who had left the PF to return as the door was still wide open for them.
“May I further resound the call to those who have left Patriotic Front in the past to come back to the PF family. The doors are wide open to come in without any conditions. We are also extending the same invitation to the young people from higher institutions of learning, the graduates, working class and those from the informal economy to join the Patriotic Front as the party for the present and future.
“The imagination and innovation of our young Zambians can only find room and fertile ground to germinate in the Patriotic Front as we continue with our nation’s transformational agenda,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mwila has banned the use of branded vehicles by parliamentary aspirants saying the party does not have candidates for the 2021 election.
“The party has no official candidates yet. May I also take this opportunity to announce a ban of branded vehicles by aspiring candidates in all constituencies across the country. While we have allowed aspiring candidates to market themselves to the people, the use of branded vehicles is therefore banned,” he said.