PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu will win the 2016 general elections despite the intense propaganda campaign that has been mounted by the combined forces of the opposition political parties and some civil society organisations, Patriotic Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has declared.
Mrs Phiri said President Lungu faced a lot of opposition during the transition period but that despite all odds and the propaganda that was mounted by some media houses and civil society organisations, the Head of State emerged victorious in the last presidential election.
Mrs Phiri said some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) campaigned against President Lungu when he refused to sign social contracts with the civil society but Zambians still voted for the Head of State.
She stated that President Lungu was winning the hearts of many Zambians with his style of leadership which she said was anchored on humility, humbleness and respect for the citizens he was governing.
Mrs Phiri stated that President Lungu had transformed the PF and that was why emminent citizens such as former United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president Richard Kapita and former MMD Petauke member of Parliament Dora Siliya had joined the party.
She said Zambians were happy with what President Lungu and the PF were doing and would be ready to extend his mandate in 2016 so that he could continue presiding over national affairs.
“President Lungu is destined to win the 2016 general elections despite the amount of propaganda and hate massages against him. President Lungu won the January presidential election against the background of intense opposition from within the party and certainly is on his way to a resounding victory to begin his own presidential term. When President Lungu rejected to be blackmailed into signing a social contract with NGOs, they campaigned against him but Zambians had made up their minds and voted for Mr Lungu.
We are not worried about the propaganda that has been launched by some people because Zambians have seen through their ill and jaundiced agenda,” Mrs Phiri said.
She said the ruling party was confident of winning the three Parliamentary by-elections in Malambo, Mulobezi and Petauke constituencies because President Lungu had demonstrated his desire to unite the country.
She said Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda was for the first time after leaving power broken the curse on the country and blessed the presidency because he had realised that President Lungu meant well for the country.
She said Zambia would continue being a peaceful and democratic country adding that Zambians were pleased that Dr Kaunda had released the country, by blessing it so that it could prosper. And Mrs Mumbi has continued to challenge suspended Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito and his brother Nchima and Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe to explain how they acquired 100 percent shares in the now defunct Zambian Airways.
Mrs Mumbi said her husband was one of the major shareholders in Zambian Airways and that Mr Nchito and his brother only had 15 shares but that her husband’s shares were fraudulently transferred and was paid a mocking US$1 for the shares.