I WILL never ride on my faith in order to advance my political career because that is not what I stand for but I will involve God in my political career to guide me, President Edgar Lungu said.
Speaking at a rally in Senga Hill yesterday, President Lungu said it was not true that he had hijacked the Church to consolidate his stay in power.
President Lungu said he would not ride on his faith in order to advance his political career but would abide by Christian principles in governing the country.
He said it was wrong for anyone to allege that Government had hijacked the church by involving it in the political affairs of the country because he had never done so.
“The only issue is that the PF
believes in the power of God and
has always called on God for guidance and that is exactly what the
church preaches and that is where the coincidence comes from.
“I will never ride on my faith in order to advance my political career because that is not what I stand for but I will involve God
in my political career to guide me since that is what we believe in as a party,” President Lungu said.
He said those who did not believe in the power of God should leave him alone because that was what he believed in.
“I called for prayers last year but they refused to attend. God heard our prayers and he has made us record a bumper harvest. Right now, the church has called for prayers but they have already refused. This is why when there is no rainfall, they blame Lungu because they do not know that it is God who provides rain and not me.
“Others are saying I am not working and this is why I am telling you this. Right now, we are working on bringing electricity here. We will not be distracted by people who are just opposing anything we are doing. We will continue to work to ensure that we take development to the remotest parts of the country,” he said.
And addressing a public rally in Mungwi district yesterday, President Lungu said the PF had done a lot to transform the lives of the people in Kayambi and assured them that more was still coming.
He said in order to transform the area to acceptable standards; his Government would ensure that Kayambi was transformed into a new district. He urged the electorates in the area to vote for Malole Patriotic Front (PF) parliamentary candidate Christopher Yaluma so that developmental projects initiated in the area did not stall.
And speaking at the same rally, First Lady Esther Lungu said she attached great importance to the role women played in society and assured people of Kayambi that she would continue empowering women in order to transform their lives.
“The last time I came to Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, I did not manage to come here but I want to assure you that I will continue with my women empowerment programme and I am still coming here because of the role women play,” the First Lady said