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Godfrey Miyanda successfully files in his presidential nomination papers

HeadlinesGodfrey Miyanda successfully files in his presidential nomination papers
Heritage Party leader Godfrey Miyanda
Heritage Party leader Godfrey Miyanda

Heritage party president Godfrey Miyanda has successfully filed in his presidential nomination papers before Chief Justice Ernest Sakala at the Supreme Court.

Brigadier General Miyanda arrived at the Supreme Court at 11:30 hours accompanied by his daughter Loraine and son Simambo.

General Miyanda becomes the tenth presidential candidate to successfully file in nomination papers for the September 20 general elections.

Addressing the Cadres Gen. Miyanda urged them to go flat out and sell the party to the electorate without violence.

He says the country needs a new leader who is disciplined and who will bring sanity to all sectors of the economy.

And speaking to journalists General Miyanda said he has filed for presidency because some members of the grand coalition have already filed as presidential candidates.

He however says the grand coalition would have been the only way for the opposition to remove the MMD and the PF as front runners in this year’s elections.

Meanwhile, the communist party has withdrawn from the presidential race after failing to file in their nomination papers.

Party president Mubita Wakumelo says the party has failed to file in because the Electoral Commission of Zambia has advised them to change their party symbol which is in conflict with a symbol of another political party.

Mr Wakumelo says the party does not have sufficient time to choose another symbol and to circulate supporters.

Presidential Candidates who have already filed in their nominations include president Rupiah Banda of MMD, UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, UNIP’s Tilyenji Kaunda, FDD’s Edith Nawakwi and NAREP’s Elias Chipimo Jnr.

Others are Ng’andu Magande of the National Movement for Progress, Michael Sata of the PF, Charles Milupi of the ADD and Dr Fred Mutesa of the Zambians for Empowerment and Development Party have also filed in their nominations.

ZNBC

43 COMMENTS

  1. And speaking to journalists General Miyanda said he has filed for presidency because some members of the grand coalition have already filed as presidential candidates.

    It seems to me that RB has taken these opposition guys by surprise. You knew 5 years ago that there will be an election in 2011, Couldn’t you have worked out something really. This is a shallow excuse coming from the general. Sorry general I have to echo the voices of those saying shame on you. Why join a race you know you will loose. What is the point. I would understand Milupi, Magande and Chipimo because they can argue that they just want to get the experience of running in a presidential race. But you baba, no dady, find something else to do please. 

  2. grand coalition? What are the objective of this new body? What ever they are, it sounds like a disorganised union, especially if it tells its memebers to stand as presidential candidates just because others have done so…..

  3. HOW I WISH MIYANDA WAS THE PRESIDENT FOR PF IT WOULD BE A BETTER OPTION FOR CHANGE NOT SATA. I DON’T KNOW HOW HE MANAGES TO WIN PEOPLE’S HEARTS WHEN THEY KNOW HIS WEAKNESSES. WHAT AN OPTION.

  4. The General makes me feel weak. The General can’t read a situation? what would happen if an army entrusts such a man to make vital war decissions?

  5. I COULDNT AGREE WITH #4 MORE MIYANDA IS AN EMBARASMENT TO POLITICES WHY START SOMTHING YOU KNW UK LOOSE WHATS TJE POINT OF MAKIN A FOOL OUT OF YOURSELF THIS YEAR RB IS WINNING BIG TIME

  6. Please Miyanda your reasoning lacks intelligence………..This time around you have managed to find 200 registered voters.I remember in 2008 how bought PF cadres came to your rescue.People accuse Miyanda of being humble & wise,morally upright etc i see the opposite.

  7. THERE IS NO NEED TO ABUSE THE GENERAL. EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENCY. IF YOU THINK HE IS NOT THE BEST VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE OF YOUR CHOICE. MY ADVISE IS PLEASE LET US VOTE FOR THE BEST NO THE SO CALLED FRONT RUNNERS. TO ME MIYANDA IS THE BEST AND DESERVES OUR VOTES. We should not vote for someone on the basis that he will win, because what ever you do only one person will win and it is difficult to know for sure who that person will be. Therefore to avoid breaking your hearts vote for the best and free your mind. WHY VOTE FOR SATA WHEN THE GENERAL IS 100 TIMES BETTER?

  8. 11 Watchman…what do you mean 100 times? If they where marketing managers for your company, who can you choose????????

  9. Ba general mwalipwa! You should have given your 10 million to the orphans instead of waisting money like that even when you know that you can’t win. May be you are just following instructions from your sponsor

  10. I think we need a psychiatrist to screen most of these presidential candidates alot of mania in our zambian politics

  11. 11 Watchman……this general got LESS THAN 1% of the vote in 2008.There is something with man…..possibly a CHAMA CHAKOMBOKA type

  12. This paper is crazy. how could you put PF with other small or family political parties and you put UPND next your MMD party? don”t you know that PF is the largest opposition party in Zambia and therefore demamd respect from all sectors of life? Iyyyooooo kwena balimishita nensoni tamwakwata, You really make us look foolish to our friends when talking about Countries here in the Western World. What are you going to do if PF comes into power after September? I guess your journalists and editors are not from well recognized institutions like Evelyn Hone College and Unza. Change pliz.

  13. Zedman, it does not matter what somebody got in the previous elections because this is a different election. Remember at one time Miyanda was far ahead of Sata while HH and the rest of the candidates were not there in 2001. This was at the time of the failed third term brought up by comrade SATA to eliminate others from MMD. SO IF WE WANT TO VOTE FOR A GOOD ALTERNATIVE MIYANDA IS DEFINITELY THE BEST BWANA. THINGS MAY CHANGE BY 20TH SEPTEMBER IF ZAMBIA DECIDE TO PUT THE CORRECT PERSON IN STATE HOUSE. DONT TAKE RISKS WITH THE PRESIDENCY NAPAPATA.

  14. Stop day dreaming!Sata will never rule this country.God can never put the lives of his children in the hands of a mad man.Its for this reason that he was by passed by FTJ ,that would have been his chance.Now alas God the Almighty intervened because He knew the type of man the serpent is.

  15. “And speaking to journalists General Miyanda said he has filed for presidency because some members of the grand coalition have already filed as presidential candidates.

    He however says the grand coalition would have been the only way for the opposition to remove the MMD and the PF as front runners in this year’s elections.” Why then did he go ahead and file his candidacy when he knows he stands no chance to win/unsit the present ruling party let alone be the runner up?

  16. No 21 Watchman and no 24 Pulamasaka the majority of us Zambians know that General MIYANDA is the best ever presidential Candidate Zambia has ever had. PF supporters where were you when the general nawakwi and the rest of us stood up against Chiluba and Sata’s evil third term bid. If it was nor for nevers Mumba and his greed 2001 Zambia would have ushered in a Mandela calibre president in MIYANDA but with God’s blessing as a bonus.

  17. COME 29 0R 30TH SEPT, THE RETURNING OFFICER,JUDGE  SAKALA WILL SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY ANNOUNCE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA IS MR MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA, THEN The engineer and VJ rigger on this site will develop a running stomach, RB WILL SHED TEARS OF AGONY, DORA WILL BE BUSY CALLING SATA FOR AN APPOINTMENT AT 23HRS BUT THANK GOD DR KASEBA IS THERE, SHE-KAPWASHA WILL RUSH FOR A SURGERY ON HIS NOSE, HH WILL MISS ALL ANIMALS HE HAS SLAUGHTERED DURING CAMPAIGNS, MPOMBO WILL SETTLE PEACEFULLY ON HIS FARM AND THE CLOCK WILL STOP TICKING…..THE END OF MMD

  18. No 26

    Dr King said ” I may not be there with you but i have seen the mountain top and i smell victory…”
    Land of our fore fathers….  ichal ubusuma teti tupele ba mumbwe.

    MMD 4 : PF 0

  19. Ok bloggers let’s not just rumble like we always do. List all the presidential candidates and their strengths and qualities. It shall help us see who is at best our best choice of president and holder of Zambia’s moral future.

  20. Has anybody seen the list of adopted candidates for PF and UPND. At least MMD worked there. I saw their list of adopted MP candidates.

  21. This Miyandering menace to society is culturally suspect and unsettlingly alien and fundamentally isn’t one of us.

  22. General Miyanda has not being campaigning just to wake up and say he is standing for president,KNOWING VERY WELL he wont win.Sorry but the only logical explanation to this is that its a business for him. Either he is being paid by MMD to fragment votes or he is being funded by well wishers eg Christian organisations abroad who think he will uphold the nation as Christian nation!!!!!!!! Sorry baba we are not stupid we see through you. And yes am a born again believe and a practical one for that matter!

  23. It is a pity that General miyanda,the only service he wants to do for the country is become president of the country when the writing on the wall is very clear that he can’t win the elections only if a miracle had to happen.ba Miyanda please look for other well meaning things to do such starting up mission school,train Iraq soldiers ,be a motivational speaker to the youth of Zambia etc.As a christian you should be able to tell that the Lord is not leading you into this race therefore you are boomed baba.Pride indeed comes before a fall.Humble yourself and you will be exolted!!!

  24. #25. Miyanda has failed to sell his own party and how does one expect to be given the presidency of another political party whose owner (Sata-PF) has worked so hard to reach where it is now. PF is what it is today bcos of MCS execellent leadership skills and qualities.

  25. Whatever u pipo say, Gen. Miyanda will remain the best candidate in this year’s elections. I don’t care whether he wins or not but what is important is that he’s the only credible person among the rest. We know that politics pa Z fools have it. Viva Miyanda, my vote goes to you.

  26. Miyanda is a one man party. I wonder what makes people feel he is a presido material. He is no match to King Cobra’s intellect leadership skills. Viva Pf!!!

  27. I do not know what criteria people are using to categorise Mayanda as the best candidate.we are not talking about some charity or parish voluntary work where people are only expected to be humble and simily without strategy whatsoever.Miyanda must learn o make his presesnce felt. This is politics, it is ruthless, rough, rude, crude and expensive.No one can question his ability to put points across, but on this one he does not gets it.If he wants to lead Zambia he has to be seen and heard. All the time wage in even on controversial matters. You cannot just wake up and say to your wife, darling Iam going to stand for president today. For who? Do not waste the Chief Justice’s time. You are better off Keeping your £10m candidate fee for chibwabwa tomorrow. Good luck in any case.

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