The United Party for National Development (UPND) has claimed that the Patriotic Front government is planning to deregister it soon after the Lukulu west and Kapiri Mposhi by-elections.
Speaking at a Media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Party spokesperson Charles Kakoma said the PF want to create an impression that the UPND has been at the center of political violence that engulfed campaigns in Livingstone.
He said it is unfortunate that the PF is intending to implicate the opposition party in the violence and use it to ban the party.
Mr. Kakoma who is also Zambezi west Member of Parliament said such maneuvers will be met with intense resistance.
And party General Secretary Winston Chibwe has warned of stern action against UPND Members of Parliament who have allegedly been approached by the PF government for ministerial positions.
Mr. Chibwe said the party is aware that MPs have been offered jobs but that should they accept the offers, the party will not hesitate to expel them.
He said there are a number of people in various constituencies capable of running as Parliamentarians to replace those that will accept jobs offers from the PF.
Come to think of it, just what is PF up to; are they governing or terrorising the country? It baffles my mind when I read baout the happenings in this country. Why should a pary, elected by the people turn around and begin to oppress the same people it claims to serve? We are now queueing for mealie meal; I dont know what else we will start queueing for. This regime has lamentably failed. What a shame!
you are a failure kapokola,
Politics of speculation, rumour mongering and incitement of violence as a political strategy.
What a waste!!
Grow up and be a responsible opposition political party
I feel sorry for UPND.Probably speaks volumes why they will never rule Zambia.Everytime it is them blowing trumpets over unfounded rumours and allegations.From Pf training militias in sudan,Sata`s critical illness to Kaseba`s adultery with a junior doctor and now it is this nonsense about disregistration.I pity their cadres too.Smh
@ Sisi, did you not hear Edgar Lungu make this very threat? How are they speculating, or rather what is the source of the speculations? It doesn’t matter if UPND never rules but it will be the greatest achievement of this government to ensure democracy is upheld and enhanced. But with threats and acts of violence on citizens, by the ruling party and instruments at its disposal we are moving further and further away from a well governed and peaceful nation.
THEY ARE INSTILLING TOTAL DISCIPLINE IN THE COUNTRY WHICH IS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY.
@ peter again the same idddiot coming under the guise of @ sisi,why troubling yourself nokoh ichinyoh ukununka. We are aware about you sponsored iddiots.no matter how much you disguise yourselves abantu balichinja kale nzelu.so just tell your master yours is an exercise in futile
meanwhile m/meal prices shot up. Sata is busy appointing, dissapointing, creating districts renaming places, when will PF work kanshi?
pf is fake…they are all useful *****s.
PF IS REAL. BUT AS LONG AS YOU GONNA REMAIN A PARASITE IT WILL APPEAR TO YOU THAT PF IS FAKE. WORK HARD MAN. NO MA COUPONS, NOW.
Something has horribly gone wrong, people! And u think UPND supporters will sit back and enjoy it? U wish!
@kokoliko,wat are u trying to prove,we know you are pf.this government has failed us and just wait for 2016 maybe august this year.upnd ili namukuteka.
You wish man,keep dreaming!!UPND will not win the 2016 elections believe it or not.If you want go to Zambia and vote but I can assure you UPND will not win the 2016 elections.Wishful thinking man!The reality is that UPND is a tribal party and is only in southern province.For it to win the 2016 elections its needs to be visible in all the other 9 provinces.Waloba chisense iyauma man!!
THESE ARE SERIOUS DREAMERS. REMOVE HH FROM YOUR PARTY AND YOU WILL START TO SEE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ELEVATED. EVEN THEN NOT FOR WINNING THE 2016 ELECTIONS. THE ONLY THINGS YOU WILL BE WINNING ARE ERECTIONS YOU CHAPS. COZ EVEN A FUUL CAN HAVE AN ERECTION.
No one is going to de-register any political party whether they like it or not and no one owns the people of Zambia.
UPND should act on the tribunal issue. Sata is clearly insane so they should not delay any longer
I wonder how the polical scenerio will play in the next coming weeks! It’s getting interesting, i hope things will patch up well, but with the waythe wind is blowing, i dont know what to expect, katwishi.
Chanda Chimba said it!
Am now convinced that UPND has lost ideas as to the way forward in light of the defiance from their MPs accepting to work with the government. They have claimed that the two MPs who have accepted to be Deputy Mininsters are facing chargers not related to their appointments in the PF run government,but due to transgressions committed in the past.The other acknowledges that the Head of state has constitution rights to appoinmtment them as such.So what is Kakoma saying now.Let him know that he is dealing with UPND MPs who at the same time have constitution rights to work for their people at any level including in government.They should not be suppressed to enjoy that right without hinderance.UPND is not a house hold party where the patriach holds suprem.
The chaps are just scared of their own shadows.Who can disregister them ?
Rumour mongling and cheap politicking. Mwabona ba commonwealth mwasamwa ba chimbwi
‘mongling’, you have cracked my ribs, why not try rumour mongering?
Awe mongling yawama coz it is now too much.
Ati “mongling” pwahahahaha! New one from pf.
I pity the dull politetian on this country, all my life i hav never seen a presindent in sata. I pity the poor zambians who have been taken 30 years backward in the name of change, thing are now worse
The grammar and spelling have nose-dived to a new low this morning.
@ The London Eye. And am sure the chap probably wonders why he/she is unemployed
@ London Eye and Forster, this same mentality most Zambians have of: “as long as you know what am getting at”, really doesn’t do them justice.
The problem my friend is that the majority of Zambian think at the same level like him (Sata). It is impossible to remove that below par faculty in them. So we are doomed to mediocrity forever. Are people supporting this party which is attempting to take Zambia to one party state normal really? Even that Bisexual who today praises him once called him Ukwa. Today because he is using him to avoid paying the money he owes DBZ he calls him Saint Micheal.
Sata is a heavy weight machine in politics. The opposition is feeling his weight and hence the fake human rights abuse calls! Continue expelling your Mps and see how weaker you will get while PF is slowly winning the majority in parliament! watch the pace!!!!!!!!!!
expel all those hungry MPs…we need people with principles..
UPND IS TRYING TO INCITE VIOLENCE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT PF IS GRABBING L/STONE, LUKULU WEST AND KAPIRI SEATS. AS FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SEATS, THEY WILL BE SWEPT CLEAN BY PF. OUT OF 36 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SEATS, THE PF GOT 32. SURELY THE OPPOSITION MUST BE JOKING IF THEY DONT CHANGE THEIR STRATEGY.
This boma is just not good mwe.
They can appoint even 100 deputy ministers but that won’t help them fulfil their 90 days campaign promises. Actually they are just crushing them even more as they said they would have a small “cabinet”. This won’t develop Zambia. It won’t even heal serious diseases.
No one is planning to de-register anyone. Edgar Lungu made a childish comment and that is all there is to that. UPND has tried to play the sympathy card and the victim/martyr card since PF won the presidency. HH has gone around saying ridiculous provocative insulting things, at the end of which he would challenge and say “let them arrest me.” They have tried to justify their insults by saying Sata also insulted Mwanawasa and RB. That statement is an admission of guilt. The only reason they left the pact was that PF did not accept to be the junior partner, not because of policy difference as they claimed. If policy difference was the issue, what do they have in common with the MMD who they called thieves and corrupt, with whom they are now in bed?
Very articulate and intelligent argument. I agree with part of what you are saying but have my reservations for the rest of it. But then again that’s the beauty of opinions, everyone is entitled to their own and it best be respected by the next person. That said, I don’t believe it occurs too well for a minister as important Edgar Lungu to make such “childish comments” – totally unacceptable, don’t you think?
*as important as…. my bad
Taking Over, I agree with you. It does not sit well at all for a senior official, a lawyer for that matter, to utter such childish things. He should be put in check. On the other hand, I think that if we are to debate issues we must not mix things up and lose focus on what the context really is. I think that saying PF plans to de-register UPND just because Edgar said something childish is to miss the point. We would need more to go on than that. But, I appreciate your observations, and I also do appreciate your reservations. It is through such free expression that we can inform and correct each other and move forward as a people. I respect your style.
If wishes & riches were vote, UPND would have been in state house period. Continue day reaming Zambia is bigger than Soutyern Province
UPND has no national agenda for Zambia. They are currently experiencing political bankruptcy of the highest order! HH will never transform the upnd
It’s funny just how some ministers have been humbled in recent times, politics really is a contact sport!
Danger is just on the way. PF is to go. We can not be led by a batch of uneducated ……..
I THINK WE HAVE TO DESIST FROM MAKING UNWARRANTED STATEMENTS LIKE THIS. THE PF IS COLLECTIVELY MADE OF VERY EDUCATED PEOPLE BOTH IN ITS LEADERSHIP AND IN ITS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP. THEY HAVE DOCTORS, LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS, TEACHERS, ENGINEERS, PROFESSORS ETC. THEY ALSO HAVE PERSONS WITH MEAN EDUCATION AND WITH NO EDUCATION AT ALL. ALL THESE ARE ZAMBIANS AND SHOULD BE EMBRACED. THE PF ALSO ENJOYS MASSIVE SUPPORT FROM PROVINCES WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF LITERACY ACCORDING TO THE CSO. MOST UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, HIGH SCHOOLS IN ZAMBIA ARE IN THE STRONG-HOLDS OF THE PF. BUT A SMALL POLITICAL PARTY WITH ONE ECONOMIST WANTS TO BEHAVE AS IF IT HAS ALL THE EDUCATED BRAINS IN ZAMBIA IN ITS REGIONAL CAMP. THE ECONOMIST WHO CANNOT SEE THAT THE COUNTRY HAS REJECTED HIM AS SHOWN AT EVERY ELECTION.
Suddenly PF is the richest Organisation in Zambia. using funding from mathani and other goons,crooks is busy buying MP’s to it’s side so that they push for a dangerous agenda.
PF must be kicked out of POWER by force cause they are incapable of changing.
Boma NI Boma,if you do not file your returns you will be deregistered ,it has nothing to do with PF .
Why is HH not making soo much noise over Nkombo’s detention? Is he a threat to his leadership that he would rather have him out of the way and have a stooge for Mazabuka?
PANDEMONIUM PARTY AGAIN ALARMING THE NATION! LOSERS!
Heey this Killing party is now clueless about how to attract Zambians, but it has resorted to lies and day dreaming. UPND, please grow up. If the PF can de-register you, they would be dull and useless party equally. Why de-registering a party like UPND which has no support of Zambians besides Southern Province?? UPND just find a very good strategy to attract Zambians and not the Killing MAPATIZYA FORMULA.
Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.
So all you guys in the diaspora think we who are at home by voting for our beloved PF ,we are uneducated,what cheek!We are very happy with the PF so far and come 2016,nipa bwato,the “educated” UPND and HH have no chance
Rumour mongering just to gain some sympathy, pathetic! This party should start talking about facts not coconcted lies, HH is appearing in courts because of the same careless claims which have no facts to support them. Whoever is advising them to make these claims is not helping the party, how do expect Zambians to support a party which is always alarming the nation with lies? This altitude of ”I know this, but he does not know that I know what he is thinking” belongs to women gossip circles not in politics. Paranoia is dragging the party down, this witch hurt on UPND MP’s will just fracture the party in it’s strong hold. The opposition should avoid by-elections at the moment otherwise PF will be growing stronger with each election.
KAKOMA U ARE JUST COMFIRMING WAT I KNOW ABOUT U, A STUPID MAN WHO IS AN MP NOT BECOZ U ARE ABLE BUT BECOZ OF TRIBALISM. U DREAM ND YO MINIONS HOLD T AS DE TRUTH. WHY SHOULD THE PF DO THAT ?2016 ,WILL JUST SHOW U DAT U ARE DE WORST DEMAGOGUES .DEMONS!
IT IS NOT PF GIVING DAT IMPRESSION.ITS YOSELVES-UPND.WHO CAN U FOOL?DON’T WE SEE AND HEAR U? EVEN IF YO PARTY IS DEREGISTERED THAT WOULD B A VERY GOOD RIDENCE.HOWEVER,PF WILL LET UPND DIE A NATURAL DEATH. SIGNS ARE THEIR TO SEE. U DON’T WIN WITH 1 PC
What Kakoma is saying is true,the PF is the one at the centre of violence and creat an impression that UPND is behind such and ban it. During UNIPdays, Kaunda created such a situation against Nalumino Mundia’s Party and Simon Kapwepwe’s Party, he unleashed his UNIP youth in the copperbelt and Lusaka and caused havock and mayhem against the people and eventually UP and UPP where Sata belonged were banned and the leaders bannished. This association of KK and Sata from nowhere is very dangerous one and UPND leadership should be very careful and monitor their steps.
Dull thinking indeed. Kaunda supported HH in 2006 and to you UPND cadres Kaunda was a darling, but when he supports Sata and PF then Kaunda becomes a murderer. Shame on you really, people who are bent on alarming the nation at all time…shaaa
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