RE-ELECTING Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina will unite our country and continue a process of economic growth of our country, says MMD founder member and political scientist Dr Mbita Chitala.
And Dr Chitala has warned Zambians that any attempt to change government now would destabilise the nation.
“In the current political and economic atmosphere, President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) party provide the best political formation and should be endorsed and supported to win the August 11 presidential and general elections,” Dr Chitala said.
Meanwhile, Dr Chitala has questioned the authenticity of qualifications of Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba ahead of the August 11 general elections. Dr Chitala has, however, predicted that all things being equal the battle would be between President Lungu with his running mate Mrs. Inonge Wina who would be pitted against Mr. Hichilema and his running mate Mr. Mwamba (if it is confirmed he qualifies to stand as a running mate).
Dr Chitala, who is a former government minister in the Frederick Chiluba and Levy Mwanawasa administrations, said it was advisable to continue for the next five years with the same political formation.
He said many observers have agreed that electing the Lungu/Wina ticket would unite the country and continue a process of economic growth of Zambia.
“It is gratifying that in the one year that President Lungu has been at the helm of the leadership of our country, some noticeable progress towards achieving self-sufficiency in human needs have begun to be addressed.
“Many citizens are happy that President Lungu and the PF government have addressed the Mung’omba draft Constitution and on 11 August, we will be voting in a people’s referendum to enhance our Bill of Rights,” he said.