Former United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia(UPPZ) Spokesperson Francis Kope says is not going to stand as Parliamentary candidate on any political party but will campaign for UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
Addressing journalists at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Mr Kope revealed that he has been contacted by many political parties and the grassroots to contest as a Member of Parliament.
“I will not contest on any Parliamentary seat in the forthcoming general elections, but campaign for President Hakainde Hichilema because he has proved that he is committed to serve the people of Zambia.” said Mr Kope.
He told journalists that for the past one month he has been receiving requests that he stands as Parliamentary candidate from many political parties and the people on the ground particularly Kanyama, Chilanga and Mansa Central among other Constituencies.
“Am not contesting but l will campaign for UPND President Hakainde Hichilema whom the Zambian people want to govern the country.” said Mr Kope
Being a candidate in a particular Constituency can limit me to campaign for change.
This is not time for selfish interests but time to serve the people of Zambia.
As a Patriotic citizen I have joined hands with the citizens to ensure that a credible leader with a vision of serving the interests of the people wins elections.
He further says that Zambian politics today must be redefined and have people in leadership who must be servants to the people.
And Mr Kope also a Communication expert says, he will hit on the ground across the country and campaign with the structures and much more to appreciate the sufferings and misery of the Zambian people.
Meanwhile, Mr Kope urged political parties to adopt candidates based on merit for real positive change because the country’s economy has collapsed.
Adding that Zambia needs a credible leadership such as that of President Hichilema which will respect the rule of law.
” Zambia now need a tough and tasted leaders with a heart to rebuild and reunite Zambia while making lives better.” said Mr Kope.