Former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa has endorsed UPND candidate Hakainde Hichilema for the by-election. Vernon Mwaanga also endorsed HH saying it’s now time for the younger generation to lead.
Geoffrey Samukonga, former MP for Chawama also endorsed HH at a pre – public rally press conference. Andrew Banda, the son of former president Rupiah was also at the press briefing. Andrew was the UPND youth leader during the time of Anderson Mazoka.
Former army commander Malimba Masheke also endorsed HH. Businessman and former MMD national treasurer Suresh Desai endorsed HH at same occasion .
Maureen Mwanawada saidshe has stayed away from politics for 6 years and her coming back is serious business and its only HH and UPND who can move forward. Mrs Maureen said she will be one of the chief campaigners.
She said Zambia should not make another mistake of voting for older people. We need a young leader who can carry the challenge of the economy
Mr Hichilema was seen beaming in a read tie and dark suit