THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has not committed any offence that can make Zambians vote it out of government in this month’s presidential election, Acting President Guy Scott has said.
Dr Scott said, to the contrary, the PF government had set the stage for economic recovery through the rehabilitation and construction of roads, hospitals, schools and other infrastructure in various parts of the country.
He said this during a campaign rally in Kalulushi yesterday.
Dr Scott urged the people of Kalulushi to go and vote for the PF so that the ruling party could continue with its programme of national development.
“You, the people of Kalulushi, you should not go and drink Kachasu on January 20, but you should go and vote for PF so that we continue with our programme of national development.
After voting for PF, then you can go and continue drinking Kachasu.
“Let’s work together to complete the projects which we started in the three years we have been in government. I don’t think PF has committed offences that can lead to Zambians voting it out of government, we need to finish our five year term which you gave us,” Dr Scott said.
He was accompanied by Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili, Local government Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Kalulushi MP Rayford Mbulu, Kwacha MP Bonnie Mutale and other government and party officials.
Earlier, Mr Kambwili said once voted back into government, the PF government of Edgar Lungu would deal firmly with exploitative investors in various mining companies.
Mr Kambwili said Mr Lungu had told him that once elected into government, he would ensure that all the investors who were ill-treating Zambians faced the wrath of the PF government.
President Edgar Lungu has told me that if he is elected republican President on January 20, he will not spare exploitative investors especially in the mining industry.
He will ensure that they face the wrath of the PF government.
“We know the problems you miners are facing and this is why I am telling you to vote for President Lungu so that we deal with some of these investors when Mr Lungu becomes republican President,” Mr Kambwili said.