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
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
This is contained in a statement
released by deputy administrative
assistant in the office of the fourth
president Chibeza Mfuni.