Zambians are not in a hurry for a new constitution, Sata tells Katuba

President Michael Sata with Maya Sibande and Square Lungu (in green) on arrival in Katuba Constituency to drum up Support for PF parliamentary candidate Moses Chilando on Feb 15, 2014 -Picture by Thomas Nsama

President Michael Sata with Maya Sibande and Square Lungu (in green) on arrival in Katuba Constituency to drum up Support for PF parliamentary candidate Moses Chilando on Feb 15, 2014 -Pictures by Thomas Nsama

President Michael Sata has told a campaign rally in Katuba constituency that the people of Zambian are not in hurry for a new constitution.

And President Sata bragged that whether his party – Patriotic Front (PF) loses the Katuba by-election, it will still continue being in government.

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President Sata addressing a rally

Drumming up support for the PF candidate Moses Chilando Saturday afternoon ahead of February 25 by-election, President Sata retaliated his recent calls of no need for a new a constitution.

“Those people coming here talking about the constitution, do those people need the constitution,” President Sata said.

He told the people of Katuba that they the ones with the choice on who to vote for in the by-election. He however said whatever the outcome, his party will still continue being in government.

“The choice is yours. Use it as you like when you vote on February, 25 we will be watching and we will know what is happening and we will still be in government. We are the government,” said President Sata.

President Sata told the people of Katuba that the PF was in government and in charge of delivering development saying they had a choice to either vote for development or not.

“If you want to give your child food, if you do not have that food, or are you going to deny your own child and give to the child outside?,” asked President Sata.

He said Katuba had lagged behind in terms of development saying his government was committed to develop the area. He said when he was last in the area he had promised promised to facilitate mobile-phone access.

” I had promised to bring telephones that is why you are seeing those masts there and I am very pleased the masts are here,” he said.

At the same rally, President Sata challenged opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to inform the people of Katuba who his father was. He accused the UPND leader of wishing him ill.

“People who are sick are those who cannot tell who the name of their father is? My father is Mr Langford Mubanga Chanda what is Hakainde’s father and any leader who wishes another leader sick or dying is not fit to be a leader,” said President Sata.

Seven political parties are taking part in the Katuba by-election that fell vacant following the demise of MMD Member of Parliament Dr. Patrick Chikusu who also served as Deputy Minister of Health in the PF government.