Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu says victory is cetain because Zambians appreciate the vision, projects and attainments achieved in the last three years of the ruling party.
He said the opposition UPND were now scared of the prospects of losing because they had harboured false hopes of having started their campaign earlier than PF who were facing internal problems.
Mr Lungu said this yesterday when he addressed three rallies in his home town of Wusakile, Kitwe, Chingola and Mpongwe.
In Kitwe he announced the Black Mountain should be given to Zambians so that they could benefit from their mineral resources.The mountain was previously given to a Chinese firm.
In Chingola, he assured miners that their jobs will be protected at all costs and warned investors who were ill-treating Zambians to stop it.
“I have heard that there is one mining company which has no respect for Zambians, but I will not mention the name of this company, I just want to say that if elected republican President, I will deal firmly with these mining investors.
“I will first talk to them, if they don’t change, then we will deal with them firmly. I look small, but if I fall on you, you will not be able to stand up. I am a humble person, but being humble does not mean, I am weak,” Mr Lungu said.
He urged Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda and the unions to work together to ensure that investors were not exploiting Zambians, but follow labour laws.
He said if elected head of State in tomorrow’s Presidential election, he would ensure mining investors who were exploitative started respecting Zambians.
In Mpongwe, Chief Nkana and Chief Malembeka blessed Mr Lungu and noted that the election was a replacement of late President Michael Sata.
And Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili said Government had cancelled the licence of the “Black Mountain” which was awarded to Chinese investors so that it could be given to the youths as a way of empowering them.
“We cancelled the licence of the Black Mountain awarded to the Chinese and so it will be given to the youths because we believe the youths need empowerment,” he said.