By Nation Reporter
PRESIDENT-elect Edgar Lungu has always asked Zambians to first identify themselves with the motto of ‘‘One Zambia, One Nation’’ and not to segregate themselves based on tribe, religion and political groupings and that is what propelled us to turn out in large numbers to vote for him, says Mandevu Patriotic Front ( PF) constituency secretary Lemmy Bwalya.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Bwalya said that one of the reasons the people of Mandevu constituency turned up in large numbers to vote for Mr Lungu in the August 11 general elections was because of his unique leadership qualities and promotion of oneness.
He said that Mr Lungu was an advocate for peace and had a heart for the people with the aim of bettering their lives and that of developing the country.
Mr Bwalya said that the humility as well as love for citizens exhibited by President Lungu and seeking the face of God was worth emulating, affirming that Zambia was in safe hands and was destined for success.
“President Edgar Lungu has always asked the country to first identify themselves as Zambians through the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ motto before beginning to segregate themselves into regions, religion and political groupings.
“If, as Zambians, we can emulate the Head of State in upholding the peace, embracing and loving one another which he has always advocated for, then Zambia is headed for success,” he said.
Mr Bwalya has pledged to the PF that Mandevu constituency would continue working hard in uniting the party structures in readiness for the 2021 general elections so that it would surpass the over 59,000 votes record in the August 2016 general elections.
He said that the constituency would not sit idly by but would do their ground work, explaining that the huge voter turnout was not only attributed to the fact that the constituency was one of the biggest in Lusaka Province but also that the party structures were strong.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Zambia and in particular the people of Mandevu constituency for having confidence and trust in the leadership of President Edgar Lungu by polling the highest votes.
‘‘As Mandevu, we shall continue working very hard in uniting the party structures in readiness for the 2021 elections, “he said.