By IREEN MULENGA
United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has directed the UPND and alliance partners to suspend all campaign activities following the death of the first Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
“As the nation comes together in mourning, remembrance and celebration of the life of our dearly departed founding father of our nation, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, it is agreed and therefore directed, that the UPND and all our alliance partners, suspend all active mobilization activities until further notice,” he said.
Mr Hichilema said that it is agreed that all the people out on the campaigns trail across the country to call off all campaigns and return to their original bases.
He said it is important to suspend all the activities as the nation comes together in unity and pay respects to our nation’s founding father.
Mr Hichilema has urged the nation to remain peaceful and united as the nation continue to reflect on the life of the Dr Kaunda, the immense sense of duty, service and sacrifice with which he led and served the country and the people.