I know I will win in 2021 because I know what the people want, says President Edgar Lungu.

And President Lungu has advised the people of Kaoma not to engage in violence in today’s by-election.

Addressing a rally to drum up support for PF candidate in the town council chairperson by-election, Anna Ngombo, President Lungu said he was sure he would beat UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema again in 2021.

“I can tell you that up there in heaven Michael Chilufya Sata and Anderson Mazoka are seeing us. They are watching us. And Mazoka is asking Sata that; ‘ how come your party is growing mine is not growing it’s diminishing?’ And I know Anderson Mazoka is saying ‘I made a mistake, I allowed a bully to lead my political party’. And unfortunately, the man who is in charge of the opposition party here which Mazoka left is saying the party is growing. But the party is diminishing. Because he was left with 50 cattle, he only has 20 now,” President Lungu said.

“He is cheating people that his party is growing. In 2016, I beat him. In 2015, I beat him. In 2021, I will beat him! I know that I will win in 2021 because I am with you and I listen to you and I know what the people of Zambia want. Zambians want development, Zambians want good health, Zambians want good education and that is what we are doing. So how can you say I have the wisdom I’m educated I’m rich and you don’t listen to people?”

And President Lungu advised the people of Kaoma not to engage in violence in today’s by-election.

“We know that the next election is in 2021 but we know before that time, we can surely do something to change the face of Kaoma. There is no need for violence because the people that are dying are you, the poor people. My children are home, HH’s children are home. Why should we allow you to fight? It’s nonsense! Our members of parliament who are in PF, in MMD in UPND are in Parliament right now, they are even sharing a cup of tea. So I am advising parents here to tell the children that there is no need to shed blood for HH or Edgar Lungu,” said President Lungu.

“If they injure you, you suffer alone. If you are lucky, you die alone. If the police arrest you, you will end up in jail alone. So I am asking you, for those who belong to my party PF, that please just be as peaceful like I am. If you believe in me and believe in PF, you will hear my command. My command is that let us be peaceful after voting tomorrow (today). After voting, let us be home and drink some Chibwantu (traditional drink) and wait for the votes to be declared.”