By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE –
CANDIDATES in the January 20, 2015 presidential election have wished Zambians a Merry Christmas and God’s continued blessings during the festive period.
Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi wished the millions of Zambians a joyous festive season which brings laughter and joy.
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. I guess I am lucky that it is my birthday today,” Ms Nawakwi said on her Facebook page.
She wished Zambians peace, joy and the best holiday ever.
United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has also wished Zambians a merry Christmas with a call for upholding peace and unity.
Mr Hichilema said that Christmas was a time to be with family and time for being thankful and prayerful to God.
He said Zambia had this year found herself at a crossroads and in the midst of intense political activity but that Christmas was the time to step back and refocus on religious matters.
Mr Hichilema said the period also gave Zambians space and time to reflect on where the nation was and how people could better channel their Christian values into delivering positive change.
“Fellow Zambians I wish you all a merry Christmas. I hope that each and every one of you finds cheer in the festive season, whether in the company of family, friends, neighbours or colleagues,” Mr Hichilema said in a statement.
MMD president Nevers Mumba reminded Zambians that Christmas was a time of giving because it was time to commemorate the grace of God in having sent and given his Son Jesus to mankind.
Dr Mumba urged Zambians to use the occasion to enjoy some time with family and remembering the underprivileged.
“In this jubilee year, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season but from God’s point of view, you, every person, is the reason as it was because of you that He came to earth,” Dr Mumba said.
Dr Mumba also visited the UTH and presented gifts to the Christmas babies and took time to console a mother who lost her baby in the delivery process.