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PF endorses petitions against MMD MPs serving in PF government

Headlines PF endorses petitions against MMD MPs serving in PF government

Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba waves to people at the inauguration of President Michael Sata
Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba

The PF has endorsed the decision by its losing parliamentary candidates to petition the election victory of some MMD MPs appointed to ministerial positions by President Sata.

Party Secretary General, Wynter Kabimba says the party will back the petitions regardless of the MMD MPs relations with the government.

Mr. Kabimba says the party will not stop members who have petitioned presidential appointees as it is within their rights to do so.

He says Zambians are looking for an environment that will ensure free and fair elections.

Meanwhile, UPND has withdrawal from the february, 16th, 2012 Msanzala by-election in Eastern Province amid fears of vote splitting among opposition parties.

UPND, which is largely dominant in Southern Zambia claims that it is currently pre-occupied by legal battles in the courts of law, as a result of what it terms PF engineered election petitions.

Party Deputy Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa says the decision to withdraw from the race is further meant to consolidate the numbers of the opposition in Parliament to ensure effective checks and balances.

The Msanzala by-election follows the resignation of Independent Parliamentarian: Colonel Joseph Lungu and his subsequent defection to the ruling PF.

Mr. Mweetwa also criticized Colonel Lungu for facilitating a useless by election at the expense of the electorate.

Colonel Lungu is also reported to have applied to re-contest the seat on the PF ticket.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. PF IS THE PRIORITY AND SO IF WE FIND THAT YOU WON THE ELECTIONS THROUGH DUBIOUS MEANS, YOU WILL LEAVE THE MINISTERIAL POSITIONS WITHOUT HESITATION. PF WON LEGALLY AND NO REGULARITY WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN OUR GOVERNMENT.

  2. I wish Colonel Lungu the worst in his political endeavours. To think that this slee-out Judas Iscariot was once in charge of our national security in some role is very scary. I will celebrate if he loses…

  3. They thought they were clever, i hope MMD does not support them. They will loose out and MMD can adopt alternative candidates for the bye elections.

    They are wallowing in their own sh*t.

  4. So whydoesnt PF just allow MMD to expel them.

    Is it ‘full support’ if its MMD doing it but ‘no support’ if its the courts doing it. The difference lies in what people say about the level of intelligence in the PF government.

  5. WHERE IS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR UPND. CAN YOU SEE THAT THIS HH HAS PUT HIS FELLOW BANTUSTAN TO BE SPOKESPERSON. AHA AHA

  6. I am only praying that Colonel Lungu loses this by -election. The man could still have supported PF as an independent MP without having to cause an unncessary by-eletion. I will certainly celebrate his loss!

  7. Well researched decision. UPND has laerned men and women that is why they alwys talk sense and don’t insult like those in pf. HH the reall president for 2016. MMD mps who accepted to serve in the government will laern the hard way as Sata will ditch them once they loose petition in preference for his people. Has no one pertitioned the Mwinilunga seat where old finished Muchima hails from?

  8. This is what is draging this nation backwards. How can anyone support this Lungu causing a by election in this manner? As for UPND having Mweetwa as it Spoke person I agree with ” @ BEMBA BY BIRTH ” in the same manner PF has bembas in every key positions at state house even when it is clear they may not be the best suited.

  9. Appointing ministers from the opposition should be abolished. The new constitution should address this issue. It undermines the principles of democracy. 

  10. UPND is afraid of being humiliated in Eastern province. Imagine if the bye-elections were in Southern province was Mwetwa going to say they were occupied with petition? No he is a liar. What splitting the votes NO shame to UPND to lose election they should practise democratic principles. Just field someone. Bantustan with wddogs are liars

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