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Zambia's Lungu hardworking, deserves third term, says aide

14 December 2015, 12:53Cindy Pierce

Lusaka - Zambian presidential aide Davies Chama has come out in support of President Edgar Lungu running for a third term in office, Post Zambia has reported.

Addressing supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Choma last week, Chama said Lungu deserved an additional term in office due to him being hardworking and responsible.

In addition, Chama boasted that the ruling party would have loved to change the Constitution of the country in order to allow Lungu to stay longer in office and contest the 2021 elections in Zambia.

Chama used Rwanda as an example in support of his statement, saying that when a president is hardworking, he should be supported, protected and kept by his people.

Also read: Zambia's Scott refuses to apologise over economic interpretation

The secretary general also praised Lungu for not suspending him for his harsh commentary against Tonga people earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Chama said that Tonga people would never rule the country, unless they continue to multiply their tribe through their beliefs in polygamy.

Chama also revealed that president Lungu felt hurt over condemnation he had received following a recent press conference in which he attempted to explain his plans to boost the country's economy.

Last week the southern African country's former president, Guy Scott refused to apologise after he lambasted Lungu over the press conference.

Scott described the press conference as a mere attempt by Lungu to providing the international community with a false impression of his strides to fix Zambia's ailing economy.

Scott, who is also a member of the Lusaka Central Parliament, said his comments were based on facts and that he had nothing to apologise for.

Scott was briefly Zambia's leader after the death of Michael Sata in October last year, making him the first white leader on the continent since the end of apartheid 20 years ago.

Read more at Post Zambia

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