Chieftainess Ikeleng’i of North-Western province has blessed UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and wished him success in this year’s elections.
And Chief Nyakaseya of the same province has anointed Hichilema with powder.
The two traditional leaders blessed Hichimela on Tuesday when he visited them at their respective palaces in the new district of Ikelengi.
Hichilema was in Ikelengi district to campaign for real change.
Before addressing two rallies in the district which has no infrastructure, Hichilema paid a courtesy call on Chieftainess Ikelengi who descended from her throne to give Hichilema a hug.
The chieftainess, who referred to Hichilema as his own son later escorted Hichilema’s team to the rally.
And Hichilema was anointed with powder when he visited chief Nyakaseya at his palace.
Hichilema later addressed two huge rallies in the district and urged the mostly young people who attended the rallies to vote for real change.
He said that only a vibrant and fresh president can address the poverty and poor infrastructure in the district.
He said Ikelengi district is a sleeping giant with a lot of natural resources and arable land which requires focused leaerdship to develop.
He wondered how a new district can have no roads.