And PF secretary general Davies Mwila has called for discipline and loyalty from party members.
Speaking when Mwila launched PF intra-party elections in Eastern Province at Crystal Springs Hotel, provincial chairperson Andrew Lubusha said the party had unanimously agreed to endorse President Lungu as presidential candidate.
“Honourable SG, I am a bearer of a message from all the officials that you see here, this is a complete package of the PF in Eastern Province. We have unanimously agreed to endorse President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as the president candidate as we go to the convention and honourable SG, may we be the first province in Zambia to endorse you as our sole candidate for secretary general of the mighty PF party,” he said.
Later Mwila commended the party in the province for the endorsements.
He called on party members who want to contest various positions to follow the party guidelines.
Mwila warned party members who were campaigning in various constituencies to give space to incumbent MPs to work.
He said those who would be found disturbing incumbent MPs by embarking on campaigns in various constituencies would be punished.
PF chairperson for elections Yamfwa Mukanga urged easterners to give
President Lungu a hundred percent vote.
Mukanga urged party members to vote for those who were loyal to the party during the intra-party elections.
He called for discipline among party members saying the party will not tolerate ruffians.
Representatives of council chairpersons, district and constituency chairpersons were also given chance to say something on behalf of their colleagues.
All the party structures that were represented indicated that they were happy with the working culture of Lubusha.
The launch was attended by nine MPs from the province.
Mkaika MMD MP Peter Phiri, Sinda independent MP Masautso Tembo and Lundazi independent MP Lawrence Nyirenda were also in attendance.