THE opposition Forum for Democracy and Development’s chances of winning the August 11 elections is high, looking at how the people of Zambia are impressed with the party’s manifesto that ensures economic emancipation, says FDD aspiring parliamentary candidate for Chama North Yotam Mtayachalo.
He said he was confident that FDD would carry the day because of its agenda that champions devolution, political and economic empowerment to benefit the people of Zambia at grassroots level.
He said the FDD had concentrated much in explaining their manifesto to the people of Zambia, which he said was received with massive support.
He said devolution was the only way the people could feel the benefit unlike in the current situation in which everything should be channeled through the Ministry of Finance in Lusaka, and in some instances, making it difficult for development to reach the people.
Mr Mtayachalo appealed to Zambians to vote for FDD president Edith Nawakwi who was the only female aspiring president, saying she understood the challenges the people were facing. “I want to encourage women who were in fact the majority voters to support their fellow woman who is able to understand the challenges they are going through being the vulnerable in society,’’ he said.
Mr Mtayachalo said FDD would not engage in violence acts because it had a lot to offer the people of Zambia.
“We want a free and non-violent election so that more women are not intimidated from voting for their fellow woman to move the country’s development forward,” he said.
He said FDD was popular in all the 10 provinces, saying the support it was gaining on the ground was evident enough that the party would scoop the day.