We are so close to getting there so remain stead fast, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema told his supporters in Ndola today.

Speaking shortly on arrival at the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International airport for the UPND card renewal exercise slated for the Kitwe showgrounds today, Hichilema said revolutions have started in the region.

“Let us remain strong and united. We are so close. We will be there very soon. We are close. The wind is blowing. Look at Zimbabwe, it has happened and next is Zambia. Democracy is coming to Zambia. Yes, the UPND wants a regime change. Yes we want that and we will do it democratically. We know that our time is near,” Hichilema said.

“We know what is happening on the Copperbelt. We know that our women are suffering. No jobs for the youths because of these criminals, the PF. They are the ones making us suffer. They want us to focus on them so that we don’t address the key issues.”

He said the PF has now specialised in harassing and intimidating citizens.

“Don’t lose hope. Remain focused because we are almost there. They want to beat us, lock us up and send us to prison, but let us be strong. Very soon, we will be there. Remain focused and united. Continue to mobilize the party even in challenging times,” said HH who is accompanied by his vice Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

“Today, we go to Kitwe to conduct our exercise, but before we go to Kitwe, let us go to Church and worship our God. We will remain strong.”