Opposition UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba Bwalya has called for unity and hard work among party members in Southern Province if they want the party to form Government next year.
And Livingstone city came to standstill on Friday evening as Mr Mwamba popularly known as GBM arrived in the tourist capital to grace a fundraising braii for the UPND.
Speaking during the event, Mr Mwamba said that Zambians were lucky to have the UPND because it was the only party that was giving alternative solutions to the ruling Patriotic Front.
He said had it not been for the existence of the UPND, the country would have been a one party state because of the way the PF leadership was governing the nation.
“UPND is a blessing to Zambians. Without this party; this country was going to be a one party state. I want to urge you my fellow party members in Southern Province to remain united and work hard if this party is to form government next year.
“I want to tell you that UPND is the only party in Zambia that has a stronghold. PF is no longer having any stronghold in this country.
They used to claim that Copperblet and Northern was their stronghold but that is not the case anymore. Voting for PF next year is digging one’s own grave,” he said.
Mr Mwamba said UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and himself would embark on a tour of the Copperbelt to show Zambians that the five days that President Lungu would stay there was nothing to the UPND.
The UPND vice president charged that PF had lamentably failed to manage the economy that was the reason the country was in crisis.
Mr Mwamba urged the youths in Southern Province to register in large numbers as voters so that they could vote for the UPND.
“In 2011, it’s you the youths who voted for the PF and even next year
it is you the same youths who will vote out the PF,” he said.
Mr Mwamba described his tour of Southern Province as successful adding that it had proved to him that the people were not tribal.
He was accompanied to Livingstone by Kalomo central Member of Parliament Request Muntanga and other senior provincial leaders.