United Party for National Development (UPND) Sinjembela Member of Parliament Poniso Njeulu and MMD party officials in Mwandi constituency have asked the electorate to support and vote for Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu in this month’s presidential election.
Mr Njeulu has urged Shangombo residents to vote for Mr Lungu in the January 20 election.
Speaking when he addressed a mammoth gathering during a public meeting to drum up support for the PF candidate in Shangombo, Mr Njeulu said it was important that the PF returns the presidential seat for the area to continue receiving Government support.
He stressed that Shangombo district had in the last three years received massive infrastructure development and social support from the PF Government.
Mr. Njeulu, who is also Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services deputy minister, observed that shortly after ascending to power in 2011 the PF Government embarked on an ambitious programme to uplift the status of the district which he said has over the years been ranked the poorest in the country.
He noted that so far Shangombo had received a face lift with projects that included schools, health posts and roads, among others.
Mr. Njeulu said the PF government had also increased the number of vulnerable people accessing the social cash transfer through the department of Social Welfare.
He said for the first time since independence the PF Government had successfully facilitated the process of connecting Shangombo to the national electricity grid and access to the national broadcaster through Radio One and Two.
And Mwandi member of Parliament Michael Kaingu has said Mr Lungu was the only candidate that Zambians could trust with the instruments of power because he was a servant leader.
Speaking in his constituency when he addressed party officials, Dr. Kaingu said Mr Lungu was more humble and only promised what he could deliver.
Dr. Kaingu said this was achievable unlike what the competitors were promising because this year’s Budget was a PF Budget and there was no way UPND could change it because it had already been passed by Parliament.
He said he and the MMD was supporting Lungu’s stance that he had no personal vision because his Cabinet should craft the vision that would fit in the aspirations of the people.