PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Patriotic Front (PF) members to refrain from violence even in the face of extreme provocation from opposition cadres.
President Lungu meanwhile says Government is set to build a modern mini-hospital and secondary in Luanshya’s Roan constituency.
The President said Government plans to construct 108 mini-hospitals in different parts of the country and that one of them would be in Maposa, which has for a longtime been without a hospital and seconday school.
The President said UPND and NDC members had a strategy of intimidation and instigating violence, but advised the PF not to retaliate.
He was speaking when he arrived at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola yesterday.
President Lungu said all PF members should ensure the campaign was peaceful and that they should not fall prey to the violent strategy of the UPND and their NDC counterparts.
He said their strategy of campaigning was to intimidate people going to vote and then put the blame on PF members.
“Once they know that they are losing, they will unleash violence and cause so much confusion and then put the blame on the PF,” he said.
The President said he was impressed with the PF Copperbelt leadership for not falling prey to the provocation from the opposition as they campaigned in Roan constituency in Luanshya.
President Lungu arrived to campaign for PF parliamentary candidate in Roan constituency Joel Chibuye, who is former Luanshya District Commissioner.
He commended the Copperbelt police command for ensuring peace during the campaign.
And Copperbelt PF chairman Nathan Chanda said PF had undertaken a peaceful and issue-based campaign.
Mr Chanda said he was confident that the PF, through Mr Chibuye, would carry the day in tomorrow’s election.
Once they know that they are losing, they will unleash violence and cause so much confusion and then put the blame on the PF,” — President Lungu.