VICTORY IS CERTAIN — KAMPYONGO
LUSAKA — The general elections slated for August 12, 2021 will be the easiest to win for the ruling Patriotic Front because people are able to compare and contrast based on where the country is coming from, former Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has said.
Mr. Kampyongo said he could not believe the transformation of infrastructure for men and women in uniform from 2011 when PF formed Government to date.
“The responsible Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Edgar Lungu acted in good faith to improve the welfare of Zambia Police Service, Immigration Department, Drug Enforcement Commission, Department of National Registration and the Zambia Correctional Service,” he said.
Mr. Kampyongo said security was a key enabler especially that President Lungu wanted to establish a 24 hour economy after elections.
“The PF Government had modernized the operations of the Zambia Defence Force for them to defend their country with pride,” he said.
Mr. Kampyongo said it was unheard of anywhere in the world for any opposition leader to pledge to sale off military ware like they did to privatisation.
“Zambians should reject violence before, during and after 12th August national polls as Zambia was not voting for the first time,” he said.
Kampyongo added that UPND was a common denominator in all forms of violence which introduced the Mapatizya Formula when it fought MMD and continued the violence against the PF.
“I wish to advise all political parties to learn to coexist as their was life after 12th August national polls but it is shameful that the UPND President is justifying violence by stating that they are defending themselves,” he said.
He also said President Lungu offered tested leadership together with his running-mate which would benefit the nation.