Republican President Edgar Lungu has asked party members that are wishing the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) defeat in the 2016 general elections to leave the party.
President Lungu has particularly advised party members that are criticizing him and his administration to get out and join their company whom he has referred to as losers.
He says if such members think that the ruling PF is losing they should go where they think they will win, stating that as far as his party is concerned 7 wins out of 7 elections coupled with massive defections to his party, is good tidings.
President Lungu, who is also PF president, says he therefore finds it reverse logic for some parties that have been persistently losing in Parliamentary by-elections to think that they can win next year’s general elections.
He believes that the PF being a ruling party has a strong foundation that remains unparalleled by any party, past and present, because it is a people’s movement.
President Lungu has since urged all party structures across the country to dedicate to raising the standard of the party to the extent that those who have doubted PF’s resolve to deliver, can wake up to the shock of seeing the ruling party growing from strength to strength.
He is calling upon all party members across the country to rise, return to work and help rebuild the ruling PF.
The President was speaking last night in Lusaka during a fundraising dinner dance dubbed ‘Meet the President Dinner Dance’ that was organized by the PF Media and Publicity Committee.