By Nation Reporter
TRADITIONAL leaders in Lunte have backed President Edgar Lungu and pledged that they would work hard to ensure that the Head of State is re-elected in the general elections next month.
Speaking on behalf of other chiefs when President Lungu paid a courtesy call on them yesterday, chief Chitoshi said the traditional leaders were happy with the PF performance and would want to give the Head of State a new mandate.
He said the chiefs were humbled by President Lungu’s continued call for peace in the country, saying that was a manifestation of a person who believed in and feared God.
“Your continued message of peace is also humbling and a blessing to us because it shows that we have a God-fearing President. Please, continue preaching peace wherever you go because we also want peace in this country,” Chief Chitoshi said.
He said the three chiefs at the centre of the district had already agreed on the central place where the district administration would be build should Government decide to declare the area as a district.
And President Lungu promised that he would in the next six months declare Lunte Constituency into a district if the traditional leadership in the area would be able to agree.
Meanwhile, over 150 members from the United Party for National Development (UPND) and National Restoration Party (NAREP) in Mporokoso defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
Speaking on behalf of the defectors at a rally addressed by President Lungu at President Park in Mporokoso yesterday, former UPND district youth chairperson Chongo Fumapo said he was tempted to initially ditch the ruling party to join the opposition because he thought the UPND had something to offer to the Zambians but had realised that it was a waste of time.