He said handouts culture has made election more expensive to elbow out those with quality leadership skills.
Luanda MP hopeful Dick Maungu has asked residents to shun handouts and support leaders who will spur development in the region.
At a meeting with stakeholders at Trinity Centre in Lunda town on Sunday, Maungu said the electorate should give a chance to leaders who are ready to deliver development.
“We cannot realise development if we are going to vote for leaders who issue handouts in this election,” Maungu said.
Maungu (DAP-K) is contesting against the incumbent Chris Omulele of ODM, who is seeking a third term.
Others in the race include Boaz Magomere of the Progressive Party, Albert Obbuyi (Jubilee) and Tom Atingo of UDA.
“I respect my senior brother. He has tried his best but it's time to leave this space for the new leadership that can steer our constituency to the next level,” he said.
He said the handouts culture has made elections more expensive and closed the door for better leadership.
Omulele is banking on his track record in the constituency to clinch the seat.
The MP urged those seeking to unseat him to preach peace during their campaigns.
“Election will come and go, but we are here to stay and these people will decide who is their next MP,” Omulele said.
“I know I will be re-elected because I have done my best to ensure Luanda is developing."
(Edited by Tabnacha O)