LUSAKA– Zambian President Edgar Lungu has challenged the police to deal with law breakers, regardless of their political background.

The President says the police must be allowed to work professionally, without undue influence from anywhere, not even the opposition.

He was addressing the crowds of people, who welcomed him upon his arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola on the Copperbelt, where he is on a three day working visit.

Lungu says if for any reason he is unable to contest in the 2021 Presidential election, the Patriotic Front -PF- will still find a credible candidate during the party’s convention before then.

He has further explained that the Zambian constitution is also clear even in the event of replacing a serving President before elections, as it entails the Vice President taking over.

The Head of State has added that politicians must therefore not be over-ambitious.

Meanwhile, Lungu says he will not be intimidated by the opposition, who are claiming he is campaigning when he visits various parts of the country.

The President has explained that he is touring various parts of Zambia to check on and supervise developmental projects, because the entire country is his constituency.

Lungu has wondered why the opposition are now worried with his countrywide working visits, because he if does not do so, they again claim that he is unwell.

The President arrived in Ndola around 09.30 hours this morning, and was welcomed by Copperbelt Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, senior government officials, among them Ministers and PF officials.

Lungu is accompanied by PF Secretary-General, Davies Mwila as well as his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda, and Presidential Affairs Minister, Freedom Sikazwe.

While on the Copperbelt, Lungu is expected to commission the ZAFFICO pole plant in Kalulushi and tour several other developmental projects in the region.

The President will also visit Masala township in Ndola, to appreciate the water and sanitation challenges facing residents in the area.

He will also check on construction works on the Ndola-Mufulira-Mokambo road, as well as the housing project for police officers at the border.

Lungu is expected to be back in Lusaka on Sunday.