Sampa u-turns on endorsement

Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has U-turned against his earlier position and has joined those endorsing President Michael Sata’s candidature in the 2016 general election.

Sampa said there was nothing wrong in supporting President Sata’s second tenure in office as he was constitutionally mandated.

“We thought it was premature to begin the endorsement talk but since the majority of the party members have decided to go ahead and start the President’s second term campaign, I am in support of my constituency’s position to support calls for the Sata’s 2016 presidency,” he said.

He explained that with so many people calling for the endorsement, including from his own constituency, it was imperative that as MP, he supported his people on the matter.

Sampa was speaking after officiating at the annual awards ceremony held for Matero Boys Secondary School in Lusaka were some pupils got honoured for their hard work.

At the same function, Sampa, who is deputy Minister of Finance pledged ten computers to the Information Technology Communication (ICT) Club at the school, from proceeds awarded in a recent lawsuit he won in the United State.

He has pledged to mobilise senior acting and former government officials like Attorney General Mumba Malila and former MPs Chance Kabaghe, acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda who once attended the school to come together and donate towards the school.