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Bob Sichinga calls for ceasefire in PF

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Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Bob Sichinga has called to opposing sides in the ruling PF to put aside their differences ahead of the presidential by election.

Mr Sichinga said approaching the by election in a fragmented state would be catastrophic for the PF.

He said late President Sata insisted on party and national unity and peace which he said should be promoted.

Mr Sichinga said the situation in the PF is worrying and should be dealt with immediately.

“The President insisted on peace and unity in the party, and I would seek that even as we go through the process of finding a replacement for him, we will maintain peace and unity and definitely at all costs avoid violence,” Mr Sichinga said in an interview.

He added, “As a party we should not tolerate that. We will have to act in a manner that is sober. We thank the Churches, the civic organisations and the entire nation for having given us this absolutely peaceful, beautiful and glorious send off for the President and I think we need to build on it by ensuring that the prayers of these people are not unheeded.”

Mr Sichinga said “We as the leaders of our party, we have to honour what the people of Zambia want. My appeal is that there is no violence of any kind, whether inter party or intra party.”

And PF National Youth Chairman Chishimba Kambwili has insisted that only the party’s general conference can select a presidential candidate.

Mr Kambwili said the party will fight until it goes for a general conference adding that the youths will not allow the constitution of the party to be abrogated.

He was reacting to a statement from PF General Secretary Edgar Lungu that the party’s Central Committee will meet to decide the process of selecting a presidential candidate.

Mr Lungu had stated that the party should take into account the lack of time and resources in deciding which process to use to arrive at a popular candidate.

Mr Kambwili said the Central Committee has no powers to pick a presidential candidate adding that the party’s general membership should be allowed to have a say on the choice of a candidate.

“We have to follow the constitution strictly. The constitution says general conference and we have to go for the general conference, there should be no shortcuts,” Mr Lungu said.

He added, “If people want to abrogate constitution, we are not going to allow it. When Hon Edgar Lungu’s appointment was revoked as S.G, I personally took it upon myself and ensured that the correct thing was done. We called a meeting and he was reinstated and that it the way it should be done. Even on this one, we are going to fight until we go to the general conference. There are no two ways about it. The general conference has to decide who becomes President and not the central committee.”

42 COMMENTS

  1. Get lost shi nono

    This is the country that forgives, a country that has a history of letting bad companies forgiven
    In its history.

    We all know the president worked well and hand in hand with Wynter Kabimba.

    I urge all cadres and Ministers to allow Wynter to come and finish the legacy with Scott as the Vice president.

    I think this is a team that MS had in mind before the unfortunate relieving od WK as secretary General.

    We do not need experiments now, we do not need old persons.

    Let us stick to a formula that worked well all the years when president Sata left the instruments of power with WK

    On another note, I wish Ms Kaseba and the children and everyone in the country a recovery. I know this is a saddest say
    In Zambian Politics bar none.

    MHSRIP

    Thanks

    • Bashi Nono, your predictions have become true… well at least so far. Please don’t talk to the public…. hold in house meetings… No… on second thots speak out loud, the PF cadre have to hear things from you direct and no from recording……. we don’t want you to beat another person.

    • Mushota be serious sometimes for goodness sake. You can be so childish its irritating. But then again that’s just who you are

    • This gentleman has under performed if his education background is to go by.
      I am informed, I guess it’s just a quick google search and you have it all – he has a bachelors or masters from Harvard University? Then all I hear about him are scandals and nothing innovational from him! These guys were educated with our copper money from RCM, NCCM, ZAL ZCCM. Some of you know the story better. What has this man done to pay back the communities that have afforded him such luxury? We need to adopt the new constitution sooner so that we even the playing field and challenge for those top positions this dormant guys are holding. All parties now need to have well know diaspora branch offices to register interest from some of the biggest brains the country ever had. Viva dual citizenship viva HH!!

    • PF had their chance to rule Zambia properly but they all blew it big time.

      It would be unfair to apportion the blame solely on the Sata. Sata employed his team to give advise on how things should be done. Unfortunately, all of his team slept on duty and just concentrated on stealing and enriching them selves .

      Zambia is in such a mess all because of PF and Sata. Sata chose his team from amongst people who are as crooked as him so he could pursue his embezzlement agenda without much opposition.

      Given all the lies and the incompetence seen under PF, it would very f00lish of Zambians to allow these PF id0its to continue controlling our country ‘s resources.

      Let us all rally behind UPND and HH if we want a Zambia thats peaceful, prosperous and devoid of tribalism and…

    • Bashi Nono

      PF is gone… better to accept the fact that you will not have a job very soon. Its been a good 3 years being employed

    • These are the last kicks of a dying breed of incompetent PF cadres.
      Sichinga, we foresaw all this charade of disunity in PF long before this intra Panga Fighters destroying the leftovers. But all the PF minions kept on ululating that “Bakateka is fit as a fiddle and working at State House”. Abruptly, he was almost crawling around when opening parliament and in no time, Sata sneaked for a “medical checkup” ended up coming back a cargo. The entire PF cadres family where blinded by corruption, hence they imagined not to see the deteriorated master of Donchi Kubeba.
      Pretending to cry today PF ~mamadaraz~.
      75 days left and counting down to the voting out of PF.
      Adios Amigos!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

    • What happened in zambia I heard that the head of stated died at the medical checkups ,Is it true? Mu………………………………..ta

  2. Bob it’s already catastrophic. PF will lose the By Election. Your only Chance as a Party is to keep Guy Scott as Care Taker Up to 2016 as you resolve your differences. I can see the party disintegrating leading to a cut throat split. This is because everyone wants to be President. Imagine Fat Kambwili making Noise as well. These riffraffs should be booted out.

    Zambians let’s watch and please this is the only chance we have to remove this party with no vision / strategy. worse of it all that Mr Cobra the PF visionary based, on UNIP doctrine is gone. MHSRIP.

    Today Marks the start of Real Fights in PF. We are in for Entertainment and looking forward to who is who??

    • Who ever stands,we will give him 100% vote ,lets go coppers/belt,lets go lusaka can’t wait to see PF overcoming the opposition parties.

    • Well said. The only way out for PF is to support Dr Guy Scott to hold the party together and the nation up to 2016 as they look for a high calibre person to lead this great nation. Put your selfish interest aside instead put the national interest. Zambian learn to appreciate what this great son of Zambia Dr Guy Scott has done together with our late H.E Micheal Chilufya Sata.

      Give a chance to Dr Guy Scott to finish the term of his beloved comrade Sata. Please sit and discuss this issue at length and let Guy Scott lead the nation up to 2016 other wise these people other will just take our economy backwards.

    • Guy Scott is out of the contest due to the parental close please understand that. Only a referendum or omission of the parental clause in the old constitution can enable Guy Scott to contest the presidency. This is going all the way to court and please mark my words. Guy Scott has a strong case to have the new constitution come into effect or parliament called to vote on the reversal of the parental close. This is going to be costly and will leave the country in the balance. Guy Scott has a case and you all know it. You can’t be in a marriage and yet not consummate it, can you? Guy Scott is in this marriage and the ultimate is the top position – PRESIDENT! A referendum on the just released draft constitution will precede the by-election. Costly PF mistake which we warned you about !!

  3. more Sata please and PF, we need a fresh young telent as we say in the USA, Clinton, Push jr and Obama. This is a progress way than continuing with failed party.

  4. Sata’s death just hastened the end of PF as a ruling party and confirmed they’re a one term government. There is no hope for them with so many scavengers in their ranks.

  5. This sound like a confession from mr. Ka hoe as to who is and was responsible for the violence in PF. Him and the youths?

  6. Iwe Kambwili ! get sense from the situation. What general conference are talking about? Sense must prevail, your party has no cash and your selfish motive will soon bring poverty on yourselves. Remember, that tummy will disappear if power moves to the opposition.

    Think about!

    a) Tuma contacts
    b) Tuma contracts
    c) Tuma ministerial benefits

    Timely reminder to all you guys, remember poverty of three years ago.

    Kambwili, be reminded that you are not even near a presidential material but just a noise maker and an agent of confusion. Grow up man!

    The whole PF is a disappointment, it means that only Mr. Sata was keeping you guys. You cannot carry on without him and sustain yourselves.

    • The party will resolve the internal problems soon,as for you Pro UPND,the thing is you are still nursing from the 2011 defeat,thumbs for copperbelt the strong hold for PF that we cannot blackmail with cheap politics of the Under5 wait for Jan 26 you will once again cry lamentably for the heavy defeat you will conceive.

  7. Wisdom says to all politicians; remember who it is that actually elects a President.

    Ultimately, PF needs to be in touch with the electorate. What do THEY want, need. Who in the party is acceptable to the electorate, has the right skills set to unite, PF and please the people.

    Unfortunately, PF constantly treat citizens as spectators to their on-stage antics. If only they kept in mind the need to be respectable before their intended subjects, they would Humble themselves; for their favour in Votes.

    It is the people you need to be mindful of. Stop your ridiculous in-fights and be responsible. Sacrifice your ambition on the alter of Party Unity, and aim to bring about policies that will make Zambia a garden on earth with all God’s Blessing. Manna for the poor and opportunity…

  8. For what you have said its fine, peace and remain united. But should you not invite cadres and the street vendors to support you, let the committee members support your emotion.

  9. So bana nono decided to take it on the chin and not press for gbh? I suppose pursuing charges would not have made economic sense! poverty is nasty. These are the kind of ministers we have had to deal with under pf. Utterly disgusting. He even has the guts to stand on a podium and make statements after what he did to that poor woman.. Zambia the real africa

  10. “Peace and unity” in PF? Are you serious? These panga-wielding PF thugs don’t know how to bury their hatchets and relate to each other humanely. That would be a strange phenomenon among them. Just vacate government and send them to school first.

  11. For now the only wise thing today is, leave Scott, till 2016,
    To choose another, looking at the path, you are going, with this thug Kambwili, you are going to lose, better hold election which will make sense 2016 period

    • I totally agree, without Guy Scott P.F will loose these by elections. He is the best candidate you have,most of those senior members dont like him because he is straight forward and will not tolerate their corrupt behavior and they will have little control over him. All in all, majority of Zambians will benefit from him.

    • PF have shot themselves in the foot. The Guy Scott presidency can never be a fly by night type of scheme. There is a parental clause in the constitution they must resolve. The new constitution, which they have been incubating for far too long, is the one that could have proved handy now.

    • As far as characters like Kambwili, who are also salivating for the position, testosterone and a large amount of it, is all what they think they need in order to be president of Zambia. They will be a hard sale to make, particularly considering the brevity of time.

  12. What is amazing is this seeming arrogance by PF of assuming that they will automatically win the by-election. Today marks the end of an era in Zambia for electing leaders who do not promote cohesiveness in the nation. Leaders who tell lies under oath. Never, and I repeat never should we make the same mistake.

    • Shame on you oyaya,keep on dreaming you Small tribe party,will lose once again same people voted for PF last general election,while once again for PF regardless who stands for party.

  13. PF….OH PF…. GOD HEARD YOUR PRESIDENT’D HEART CRY TO RULE ZAMBIA BECAUSE RB WAS BUSY MESSING UP AND EATING ALONE WITH HIS CHILDREN.

    BUT YOU MISHANDLED THE BALL. DID YOU NOT FEAR THAT NEVERS WAS WARMING UP ON THE TOUCH LINE FOR A LONG TIME?

    YOU SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AFTER THE ZAMBIANS AND YOU ALSO WOULD HAVE BEEN IN POWER FOR 30 YEARS. BUT YOU MADE ZAMBIANS SCARED OF THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT WITH PANGAS EVERYWHERE. SORRY-O!!! ENTER NEVERS.

  14. You Mazabuka fan, You can say whatever you like but the present environment in Zambia is not what I grew up in under the “One Zambia, One Nation” motto. You are calling me tribal and yet you have no idea what tribe I am. This is where things have gone wrong where we are not allowed to present our point of view because myopic people like you come in droves to accuse us of being tribal. Let us assume I ‘m what your primitive mind is thinking in 1991 Southern Province gave your Chiluba nearly 100% votes but when it comes to HH you monkeys will not even give him your time of day. So in this scenario who is tribal you SOB? And for your own records I come from Luangwa, a proud Chikunda by tribe.

    • You know,one thing you & your tribal small party,you keep on insulting Bemba’s & yet you expect them to give you votes,mind this that your cattle boy needs more from Bemba’s then they need him as they represent 43% of Zambia’s population just look at Lusaka its a natural town with different tribals but yet people don’t want experiment of given under 5 a vote ,it tells you that he can not convince the majority of Zambian.

  15. BASHI NONO WAS ONE OF THE SO CALLED ‘INTELLIGENT PEOPLE’ THAT THE PF WAS PUTTING ON RADIO PHOENIX ALMOST EVERY WEEK TO DENOUNCE THE MMD. PEOPLE WOULD CALL IN AND SAY WHAT A BRILLIANT MIND WHOM MMD HAS FAILED TO UTILIZE.

    WHAT IS THE STORY TODAY? WHAT HAS BASHI NONO ACHIEVED? BEING ASEBELE TO THE LATE, HE WAS PUSHED TO MINISTRY OF COMMERCE TO TRY HIM THERE, THE ONLY THING HE ACHIEVED THERE WAS TO SET UP THE ZAMBIA-AMERICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN AMERICA AND PUT HIS SON IN CHARGE. WE ALSO SAW THE VINDICTIVENESS HE USED TO FRUSTRATE THE GOOD POLICIES OF THE ZAMBIA INVESTMENT CENTRE.

    THE LATE PUSHED HIM TO AGRICULTURE, WE ALL SAW THE CHAOS HE CAUSED. TODAY BASHI NONO CAN EVEN WHISPER TO BANA NONO THAT HE HAS PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS? PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK. BA PF, LESA NATULUBULA.

  16. The only credible leader today in Zambia is HH….
    lets not experiment with all the other Kaponyas….
    Lets have someone young,vibrant with new and progressive ideas…
    in my view only HH stands this test…

  17. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE PF TO LOSE THE COMING PRESIDENTIAL BY ELECTION. HOWEVER IT MUST BE MADE CLEAR TO THE PF THAT THEY HAVE LED US THROUGH A VERY TURBULENT TIDE. PF WAS CENTRED AROUND SATA. NO DOUBT SATA HAD SOME CHARACTERISTICS THAT WE LOVED. HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE THINGS MOVE. THE REST OF THE PF WERE JUST HANGING ON SATA. HENCE THE PROBLEMS THEY ARE HAVING. PF SHOULD NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOODWILL THAT WE HAVE TOWARDS THEM. PEOPLE LIKE KAMBWILI, GBM, NSANDA ARE NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS. PF NEEDS TO KNOW THAT ZAMBIANS CAN CHOOSE ANOTHER PARTY IF THIS NONSENSE CONTINUES. PF IS LIKE A PARTY OF THUGS, KAPONYANS AND ILLITERATES.

  18. Kambwili wants the presidency also? When are you going to hold the convention and where will the money come from? We know its not about the right thing being done but in your dull mind you think you will manipulate the youth so that they vote for you. Shame!

  19. All the wrong things people pointed out, and the PF and Sata ignored, are going to start coming out now. For instance, has the former First Lady Christine Kaseba been audited for the illegal allocation of money that Parliament voted to give her unconstitutional office? The PF government under Sata did all the wrong things for selfish reasons. The allocation of money to Kaseba was to allow Kaseba’s relatives to travel on trips abroad for shopping. We could see on Facebook where her sisters would put postings that they are at JFK International airport. Where was the money coming from for Kaseba’s sisters to globetrot? The Auditor General must move in so that the Zambian people can know how their illegally allocated resources were used. It is hypocrisy for Kaseba to begin telling Zambians…

  20. We are still begging for the Acting President to instruct Police to get PANGAS away from PF members before they slaughter themselves during this bye election period.

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