Monday, 4 August 2014

HH Says UPND Forming Government In 2016

By Paul Shalala

Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema (right) says the warm reception he was received with in Luapula Province when he attended the Ubwilile traditional ceremony on Saturday is an indication that UPND is forming government in 2016.

Mr Hichilema told journalists at a press briefing in Lusaka this morning that the whole nation has gone UPND and he has directed party members to continue mobilising the party.

He has asked UPND members to provide leaders at whatever level they are in society as a sign of an incoming government.

And Mr Hichilema has urged the church and civil society to revive their push for a people driven constitution.

The opposition leader says the people's silence does not mean they have submitted to the failure by government to give the nation a new constitution.

Mr Hichilema also said campaigns in the Mangango are going on well though he complained of malpractices by alleged civil servants.

Meanwhile, two former District Commissioners from the Copperbelt under the MMD government have defected to the UPND.

These include former Kalulushi District Commissioner, John Mutisa and former Mpongwe District Commissioner Rasford Bulaya.

Others who defected include former MMD Copperbelt Province Chairman Joseph Chilambwe, former Seceretary for Political at the Zambian Embassy in Egypt Austin Katunta, and former  PF members Simpito Chellah of Nakonde and Scholastica Mataka.

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