Zambia: Rupiah Banda endorses the candidature of Edgar Lungu in the forthcoming August General elections

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FORMER President Rupiah Banda

has endorsed and decided to

support the candidature of

President Lungu in the forthcoming

August general elections.

Mr Banda said he had made this

decision in exercise of his right as

a citizen of the Republic of

Zambia.

The former president explained

that his endorsement of President

Lungu was in line with his

previous support for President

Lungu in the January 2015

Presidential by -elections.

He said he has maintained that

President Lungu presents the

country with Continuity and

stability, especially following the

frequent changes in leadership at

the helm in a short period.

Mr Banda said he is personally

delighted that President Lungu has

continued with the many

development programmes initiated

over the years, including the

Mongu – Kalabo road and the

Great East road from Luangwa to

Chipata, the Kafue Lower Hydro –

power station and social

infrastructure such as schools and

hospitals to mention but a few.

“All has been achieved in a very

short period of time, amidst

adverse global economic

challenges,’’ he said.

Mr Banda said he was therefore

convinced that given enough time,

President Lungu was capable of

delivering even more development

to the nation.

The former president has implored

the political leadership of the

country, to ensure that whoever

wins the August 11 elections puts

in place, as a matter of priority,

measures to address the feeling of

marginalization currently prevalent

in the nation so that the victory

will be a victory for all Zambians

and the country can move forward

together.

This is contained in a statement

released by deputy administrative

assistant in the office of the fourth

president Chibeza Mfuni.

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