A Kitwe based clergyman who is standing as a councillor for Ndeke ward in Kwacha constituency as an independent standing on an independent has called for people to vote for him on August 11.
Pastor Davies Kasengele said there was nothing wrong for the electorate to vote for an independent candidate in next week’s general polls for as long as he measured up to the challenge.
He said what was important was to vote for an individual who would represent the voters effectively.
He said before he stood on an independent ticket because he was a member of the ruling PF but was not happy about some of the adopted civic leaders who chose to stand on the PF ticket in various wards in Kwacha constituency.
Pastor Kasengele said he was on the ground with the people as he lived with them and knew their day to day challenges.
He said had sacrificed his personal vehicle to be doing community work in Ndeke ward and he was instrumental in ensuring that a Police post was erected in Mulenga compound which had no such facility for so many years.
The independent candidate said without him the Police post would not have been in existence, adding that he used his influence as a clergy to bring the Police closer to the people in to mitigating crime levels which were so high.
He said he had been working with the people of Ndeke for some time because he was desperate to see that the area developed into an acceptable for people to live in.
Pastor Kasengele said the electorate should not be cheated that if they did not vote for councillors standing on the PF or any other political parties then development would not be taken to their areas.