UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambians to unite more than ever before and stop the current injustices in order to foster development.
Hichilema said this today when addressed a rally at Mbila in Itezhi Itezhi district where he was drumming up support for the UPND candidate in the council chairperson by-election scheduled for Thursday.
Hichilema told the people of Mbila that he remained committed to ensuring a united, prosperous and equitable Zambia, devoid of violence and hate.
He also thanked the people, the church, civil society organisations and the international community for standing up for him when he was arrested and detained on flimsy charges.
Hichilema said he would use his 127 days he was detained to turn around the country’s future, especially economic emancipation and governance.
And Hichilema appealed to the people of Mbila area to vote for UPND in the August 15 by-election.
He said his party would provide exceptional leadership across all sectors of governance before, during and after being in government.
Hichilema is accompanied by party chairperson Mutale Nalumango, who called for restoration of the rule of law in the country.
And Alliance for Democracy and Development leader Charles Milupi urged Mbila residents to pray for Hichilema and the party in order to continue with the struggle for the country’s democracy.