Vice-President Inonge Wina yesterday failed to say the “sela tubombeko” PF slogan, moments before President Edgar Lungu announced her as his running mate in the August 11 general elections.
And Rupiah Banda had to leave the MMD convention in Kabwe yesterday in time to join President Lungu’s campaign rally at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Addressing thousands at the stadium, Vice-President Wina said the PF would rule for another 100 years.
“The huge crowd we have here today reminds me of the day when our party founder Michael Chilufya Sata died. This simply means that his legacy still lives on. And it is up to all of us to ensure that the party continues to grow. The PF should rule for another 100 years. Those saying that we have failed should be told that sela tuto..tubwe…” stuttered Vice-President Wina before switching to explain the slogan in her native language Lozi saying, “shenya lusebeze.”
When President Lungu took to the podium, he eulogised Vice-President Wina and said he was glad to keep her as his running mate.
“There is no secret at all that the Vice-President has executed her role very well. She is a lady of integrity who has been there with me in trenches
when we sought for a successor. She is hard working and a sober person.
If I don’t take her advice, she doesn’t cry and for that reason, I will not change my vice-president. I am going with her in the elections. My running mate is Inonge Wina!” President Lungu said