PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu says his party will not abandon Zambians as doing so would be tantamount to going against the principles under which the party was formed.
Mr. Lungu said the PF Government was founded on the principles of alleviating poverty and also uplifting the lives of the ordinary Zambians.
Addressing a mamoth rally in Nakonde yesterday, the PF leader said once voted into power after the January 20 presidential election, he would ensure that the national cake was shared equally country-wide.
Mr. Lungu also appealed to all the members of Parliament in Muchinga Province to ensure that they deliver in their respective constituencies if they really want to retain their seats in the 2016 tripartite election.
He, however, pledged to continue with the developmental projects that the late republican president Michael Sata had embarked on in the border town and elsewhere in the country.
Mr. Lungu said he was aware of the bad state of some portions of the Great North Road and promised that he would ensure that the road was worked on and widened to the required standards once voted into power.
Mr. Lungu has also pledged to ensure that the Township Roads in Nakonde were worked on.
On education, Mr. Lungu said that he would prioritise education and ensures that schools such as Donald Siwale Secondary School were completed.
And Mr. Lungu has given the Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company up to the monthend of January to sort out the water problems in the border town.
Mr. Lungu, who is winding up his campaign rally in Muchinga Province after a rally in Mafinga district was accompanied by Muchinga Provincial party chairman Mwansa Kapeya, Muchinga presidential campaign coordinator Malozo Sichone who is also Isoka Member of Parliament and Member of the Central Committee Samuel Mukupa.
And hundreds of Isoka residents on Monday affirmed their commitment to the ruling party after waiting for hours into the night to be addressed by the PF presidential candidate.
Mr Lungu arrived a few minutes after 1800 hours to a frenzies crowd which burst into screams upon seeing his motorcade.
“Filyafine twatemenwe ba Sata efyo twabatemwa nababene (we love (Mr) Lungu the same way we loved (Mr) Sata. There is no doubt we have the right person in place,” one of the residents Paul Sinkala said. This was after Mr Lungu addressed hundreds of people at a rally in Isoka.
Mr Lungu affirmed PF’s commitment to the people of Isoka in completing the Michael Sata Girls Secondary School in Mwenitowa.
Mr Lungu called on his supporters to desist from any acts of violence.
“I believe our party is not a violent party and all PF youths are peaceful. Please let’s continue being peaceful as we have been in this election,” he said.