THE MMD in North-Western Province has advised UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate in the August general election Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to give President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front time to fulfill their campaign promises.
MMD provincial chairperson Danny Mikosa told the Daily Nation that elections are over and that there was need for every well-meaning Zambian to focus on development. He said the UPND and its leadership should concede defeat and allow the ruling party to complete the five-year mandate it has been given by the people of Zambia. “Right now everything is on standstill, and that is why we are saying let the UPND just concede defeat so that the other team can start addressing the challenges the nation is currently going through,” he said.
He said what was currently happening in the country was not adding any value to the development of the nation but dragging the country behind.
He said there can only be one leader at any given time. “And that leader for now is Lungu, no two ways about it. The people of Zambia spoke and we cannot change it at all,’’ he said.
He also said the PF had more Members of Parliament than the UPND which he said could also imply that even at presidential level the PF had an upper hand than the UPND. “That is why we are insisting that they accept that they lost,’’ he said. And Mr Mikosa advised Mr Hichilema and the entire UPND leadership to go back to the drawing board and start preparing for 2021 general elections.
Meanwhile, Mr Mikosa has congratulated President Lungu and his running Inonge Wina on their victory in the August 11 general elections.