Chief Chisunka of the Ushi people of Mansa district has called on political parties that will contest the Bahati Constituency by-election to be civil in their campaigns.
And Chief Chisunka says political leaders play a critical role in bringing unity and fostering peace in the country.
The traditional leader said the recent happenings in the Sesheke by election campaigns is a wakeup call to political leaders to denounce violence.
Chief Chisunka who is also Provincial Chief’s Council Secretary said it is the vote that dictates who wins and not violence.
He further called on youths in Bahati Constituency not to take part in political violence during campaigns as Luapula is a violence free province.
The Traditional Leader was speaking to ZNBC News in an interview in Mansa.
The Bahati Constituency fell vacant after the Patriotic Front expelled its Member of Parliament, Harry Kalaba.
Chief Chisunka also thanked government for the infrastructure development taking place in the province.
He said the upgrading of Chisunka clinic to new first level hospital has pleased the local people.