|PF leader MIchael Sata addresses a
rally at Kaunda Square in Serenje yesterday 17.09.2011 – The
President Rupiah Banda has called on Zambians to reject the Patriotic
Front and its leader Michael Sata in next Tuesday tripartite elections
because the party has no agenda for the country.
Mr Banda says there are
indications now that Mr Sata who has been rejected three times will lose a
fourth time, and go into political extinction.
Mr Banda says this because
the people of Zambia are now appreciating the developments he has scored within
three years while the PF leader has failed to tell people what he will do for
them and has resorted to preaching the “Don't Kubeba” slogan.
president Banda says the PF slogan of “Don’t Kubeba” is a clear indication that
the party and its leadership have no message of development for the
Mr Banda says Zambians can appreciate the PF’s failure by
looking at the state of their controlled councils.
He says the PF
controlled councils have failed the people in Kitwe and should not be given a
President Banda says the PF Councillors are happy to sit back
and see typhoid and cholera devastating people on the Copperbelt while they
claim to be leaders.
Mr Banda says this is not right because the
Copperbelt is the backbone of the country’s economy and should have clean and
Mr Banda says the copper and cobalt are all from the
province and therefore do not deserve to be in their current deplorable
President Banda says he wants to see cities like Kitwe, Ndola,
Chingola and Luanshya have facilities like hotels and others as the case is for
Lusaka because all the major resources are from the Copperbelt.
Banda says he would like to see towns that are clean and well maintained because
the people of the Copperbelt deserve better.
He says he wants to see more
investment and jobs on the Copperbelt.
And President Banda has pledged to
conduct an audit in the PF controlled Councils on the Copperbelt to discover why
the money is being wasted by the councilors.
He says his Government will
loot out all the waste caused by the PF councils.
He says life is about
to change on the Copperbelt and has urged the residents to vote for him, the MMD
Councillors and aspiring Members of Parliament next Tuesday.
President Banda has advised people on the Copperbelt to analyse the candidates
aspiring to the high office before voting.
Mr Banda says each of the
candidates must tell and show people what they have done and will do if elected
Mr Banda says on his part, in the last three years he has
been in office has performed tremendously well.
He has assured Zambians
that he will do more when given another five year term.
has therefore asked Copperbelt residents to ask the PF what they will do if
elected, instead of just saying “Don’t Kubeba.”
Mr Banda says it is
shameful that the PF is threatening violence and want to spill blood of
President Banda has also advised Copperbelt residents to ask Get
Involved Executive Director Fr Frank Bwalya whose blood he wants to spill by
strangling a chicken.
“They are threatening violence and are sharpening
pangas in front of television cameras. Ask them whose blood they want to spill.
Ask the former priest [Fr Frank Bwalya] whose blood he wants to spill by
strangling a chicken,” President Banda said.
He has advised Zambians to
remain in the MMD, a party he says is for all Zambians and means
And president Banda has advised Zambians to turn out in numbers to
send Mr Sata into political retirement next Tuesday.
Mr Banda says Mr
Sata has been rejected three times and is headed to kissing the dust the fourth
“He was beaten in 2001, he was beaten in 2006, he was beaten in
2008 even by me a new comer, and he will be beaten again on Tuesday next week,”
President Banda said.
Mr Banda says Mr Sata is aware that he is losing
again and will claim that elections will be rigged to save his face.
Banda has challenged Mr Sata to explain why he keeps contesting for presidency
if he knows elections are rigged.
Mr Banda says Mr Sata had been calling
for elections and even said they would be held on 1st April, the fools’
But when President Banda announced 20th September as the elections
date, Mr Sata complained about the date.
Mr Banda says this is a clear
indication that the PF leader knows he will lose the polls
President Banda says Mr Sata will be sent into retirement and the
MMD will continue ruling the country and delivering development to the
And President Banda says the MMD is the only party that has
managed to field candidates in all the 150 constituencies.
wondered how the opposition would manage the country if they failed to field
candidates in all constituencies.
President Banda was speaking at a
public campaign rally at Chifubu grounds in Ndola on Friday.
At the same
rally president Banda introduced MMD Councillors and aspiring Members of
parliament from the Copperbelt Province.
Ends/znbc/ 16/09/11 17 15 hours