Guy Scott still non-committal on joining Lungu campaign

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strongActing President Guy Scott has remained non-committal on joining the Patriotic Front’s campaign trail which got off the ground with a mammoth rally in Kitwe on Saturday.

Dr Scott, who is also PF vice-president and Lusaka Central MP, could not commit himself to joining Mr Lungu campaigns, saying the country “should wait and see”.

“I am not travelling to Mansa today to attend the campaign, but for future campaigns, we will have to wait and see,” Dr Scott said in an interview.

On Friday, Dr Scott said that United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema will soon feel the “heat” of the Patriotic Front (PF) in campaigns for the January 20, 2015 presidential election.

In an interview with ZNBC, Dr. Scott said that Mr Hichilema’s days of criss crossing the country were fast coming to an end as the PF will kick off their vigorous campaigns nationwide.

“We are coming like rampaging horses and will overrun the UPND. The tours Hichilema is making across the country will now be meaningless because the PF machinery has kicked into high gear and will retain power.” Dr Scott said.

“Mr Hichilema thinks he is the only one running but we will very soon put him where he belongs at about 20 percent in terms of being popular by the electorates,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kasama member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba says he is ready to join Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu’s campaign for the January 20 presidential election if invited.

Mr Mwamba, popularly known as GBM, said from Kabwe yesterday that he is willing to be part of the campaign trail if invited.

He said he has not been part of Mr Lungu’s campaign because he has not been invited.
“I am not part of the campaign team for our president because I was not invited but I am willing to be part of the team if am invited,” he said.

But Bahati MP Harry Kalaba, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs, has invited Mr Mwamba to be part of the team.

He said yesterday that Mr Mwamba is a political “heavyweight” in the PF, who should join Mr Lungu’s campaign team to enable the ruling party win the January 20 presidential election.

“Mr Mwamba has contributed effectively to this great party and we need him and I am also inviting other party members who are not part of the campaign team to come on board so that we can win the forthcoming presidential poll,” Mr Kalaba said.

He urged members to work hard by recruiting new members ahead of the presidential election.

Mr Kalaba also said he is happy with the support the PF is receiving from the people of Luapula Province as can be exhibited by the thunderous welcome that Mr Lungu and his team received in Mansa yesterday.

“The party in Luapula Province is very strong and intact. I am also very happy that president Lungu was given a thunderous welcome today when he came here to campaign,” he said.

Mr Kalaba urged all well-meaning Zambians to vote for Mr Lungu to help foster development in the country.

Mr Kalaba said late President Sata left many development projects which need to be completed on time.