President Edgar Lungu has announced that Vice President, Inonge Wina will be his running mate in the August 11th general elections.
The president announced this yesterday at Heroes stadium in Lusaka when he launched the PF campaign and unveiled the PF manifesto for the next five years.
He stated that Ms. Wina has been his strong advisor for a long time and will continue working with him.
And President Lungu urged Zambians to vote yes in the referendum on the Bill of Rights that will be held alongside the general elections.
He says voting yes in the referendum will bring into conformity with Article 79 chapter three of the Constitution of Zambia.
President Lungu says the 2016/2021 PF manifesto outlines the vision that the party has for the next five years, which include continuing with the on-going developmental projects in the country.
He added that government will reduce the price of mealie-meal in the next five years when the product will be produced locally with the introduction of the solar milling plants.
The head of state also says government has already started discussing with ZESCO, the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation on how to end load shedding.
And President Lungu has appealed to the PF cadres to remain peaceful during the campaigns and after elections by avoiding all violent related activities.
Meanwhile United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema has kept Zambians in suspense after not announcing his running mate during a national launch of UPND campaigns at a rally held at Freedom Park in Kitwe yesterday.
Mr. Hichilema instead concentrated on pronouncing what his party will do if voted into government on August 11.
Mr. Hichilema in his speech said that new jobs will be created for youths, women and all miners who were retrenched from the mines.
The UPND leader said PF has broken its promises by not empowering the youths and women adding that his government will make sure that youths and women are empowered by giving them soft loans.
And during the same rally Mr. Hichilema told the gathering that UPND Vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba had been arrested and detained by police officers in Ndola.
He said that his party will have Mr. Mwamba released as the issue under which he was detained was not serious.
Mr. Hichilema charged that detaining Mr. Mwamba was a gimmick by the PF government to stop him from attending the rally in Kitwe.