Zambia’s leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is this weekend expected in Eastern Province as UPND continues to strengthen its countrywide presence, according to Zambia Reports
Last week, Mr. Hichilema visited Western Province and met the traditional leadership of the Barotse Royal Establishment, which PF leaders are failing tod do since coming into office one year ago.
He also received defectors from various political parties in Western Province who joined the opposition UPND as they feel cheated by the ruling PF.
Yesterday, the UPND leader was in Central province where he held meetings to drum up support for candidates in ward bye-elections and met traditional leaders in the area.
Mr. Hichilema shunned independence celebrations saying he would rather be with the suffering masses in various parts of the country who have not been paid their money by the PF government for agriculture produce than winning and dinning, and enjoying T’borne as State House.
While in Eastern province, Mr. Hichilema will also hold meetings to campaign for UPND candidates in the up coming ward bye-electios.
The UPND president will after the Eastern Province visit head to North Western where he would hold a series of campaign meetings for opposition MMD candidate in the November 8 parliamentary by-election Stafford Mulusa.
UPND and the former ruling party MMD are principally agreed ro working together in a loose alliance to provide checks and balances to the PF government.
The UPND information wing reports that Hichilema will be in Nyimba on Friday October 27 and proceeds to Petauke on Saturday.
“In Nyimba he has been invited to the inauguration ceremony of Chief Ndake,” the statement reads.
“After the ceremony he will proceed to Petauke where he has also been invited by the traditional leadership there.”
Hichilema’s UPND and Dr Nevers Mumba of MMD are enjoying a cordial working relationship with both parties agreeing on common ground to challenge the dictatorial PF regime.