As you may be aware, I had expressed my interests to serve the people of Kanchibiya by offering my self for adoption to the party I belong to, the Patriotic Front(PF). This process made me learn and grow. It brought me in constant touch with the hopes and aspirations of our people.
The race saw many other competitors and I’m proud that my team and I put up a great on-the-ground campaign in Kanchibiya. After all is said and done, Central Committee sat to decide who was ideally suited to serve the people of Kanchibiya and it was not to be me.
I have just made a call on my elder brother, PF’s adopted candidate for Kanchibiya and former IG Dr. Martin Malama to congratulate him and assured him of my availability to ensure we maximise the voter turn-out for President Edgar Lungu. The race was less about me and more about the President and I’ll remain true to that objective.
It’s not a great feeling to let go of Kanchibiya in order for my brother Dr. Malama to operate effectively as he represents the interests of the Party. It’s a painful experience for me, my team and supporters but maybe it wasn’t meant to be at this point. Thank you for all the faith and confidence you had in me.
I have grown and learnt a lot on this journey. The people of Kanchibiya have been awesome and I owe it to them. Their hopes and aspirations made me realise that more can come out of our people. I still believe.
I shall urge each one of them to rally behind the adopted candidate and put the vote where it matters the most – President Edgar Lungu and PF.
Let me mention that I have refused to give in to voices calling on me to stand as an Independent candidate. I have also made it clear that I am not defecting from PF. I’m going back to the Presidential Campaign to ensure Zambia elects the best man on 11th May 2016- President Edgar Lungu.