Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema commended youths in the country for showing interest in participating in politics thereby shaping the destiny of their future in this evolving world.
President Hakainde Hichilema said this when he addressed youths gathered at the Party Secretariat in Lusaka today.
told the youths that time has come for them to show their patriotism by supporting a leadership that has a vision to make people’s lives better and develop the country.
He encouraged youths not to give up by the projected numbers of voters in the new voters register because the next election is about the people of Zambia and their lives.
He said PF no longer has a stronghold because all its stronghold has been taken over by the UPND which has partnered with the people of Zambia.
He advised the youths to take charge and ensure responsibility of the people’s will to serve the nation against the PF that has even failed to create jobs for the youths despite their skills and education.
He urged the youths to turn up in large numbers to both vote and protect their votes and ensure to follow the whole process be it electronic or manual.
He said UPND is aware of all the problems facing youths in the country and will partner with to amicably resolve issues and change their lives.
He reminded them that the generation of 1960’s youths pushed for the changes which saw Zambia gain its independence.
He said he has never seen a troubled country like Zambia under the PF where leaders play with the money while the majority of youths have no jobs and are living in misery.
He urged the youths to be united and deliver the country the same way their colleagues delivered independence.
He wondered how the government does not have money while the PF officials and its cadres have money and this should be the reason for change.
He said the people should get United again against the PF having introduced a culture of lawlessness.
He appealed to all youths to verify their details and ensure that they guard their voters cards because of the rumours of people going round collecting details and registration cards in the name of providing empowerment.
He assured youths that UPND is ready to deal with all tricks put in place to change the will of the people.
He commended the NDC for their support and said only unity and love for the country will serve the country from collapsing.
He said those people resisting unity of purpose have been paid and benefitting from the oppressors.
It hurts him to see people procuring expensive planes while the majority people are suffering.
Speaking at the same function NDC Secretary General Bridget Atanga advised youths to be brave and remain strong to get power from PF whose time to govern has elapsed.
She said God upstairs is watching and will guide them as the push for their rights to live descent lives.
She said the youths are capable of leading this country to better heights after experiencing the trouble they are facing from a regime interested in their lives living the citizens suffering.
She advised youths not to fall under PF traps and go into cells over the things which can be resolved by dialogue unless under serious provocation
She said there is nothing wrong to be a politician to fight for the peaceful country.
She said it is painful to see other people flushing money when others are suffering.
She said what is happening in PF is not exactly what was there when she joined PF which has now become lawlessness.
She asked the youths to hold on a bit longer before things get better.
She advised the NDC that she is still SG and no other person will act on her behalf.
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