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FDD calls on Zambians to ensure PF is kicked out of office in the next 50 days

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FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press
FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press

The Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development FDD has called on the public to ensure that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) is kicked out office in the next 50 days as they are not fit to run the affairs of the country.

And the Opposition Party has charged that the country is degenerating into anarchy which is being spearheaded by the party in government.

Speaking at a media briefing where her party officially announced that she is their candidate for the coming elections Ms. Nawakwi said the PF do not deserve to be in office as they are turning the country in a battle zone.

Ms. Nawakwi said the PF’s behavior is not just hurting the country economically but that it is also embarrassing to the outside world who consider Zambia to be the haven of peace in the region.

She further described PF General Secretary Edgar Lungu as the “God Father of Violence” as he has remained mute over the violent behavior of his cadres.

She noted that Mr. Lungu who is also the Minister of Defence has watched silently as his cadres turn the city into a battle zone a move she said seems to support the violent behavior of the cadres.

Ms. Nawakwi also challenged all political parties to consider appearing jointly on media briefing and debates on local media so as to give an opportunity to would be voters to chose the best candidate to take over the running of the country.

On the riots at UNZA the Opposition leader called for effective management of institution of high learning so as to avoid the perennial protests in government institutions.

She explained that the actions of the police were uncalled for as the students were just demanding for the rightful allowances adding that the people incharge of the should ensure that the mess is sorted out sooner than later.

Meanwhile the Opposition Leader has demanded that the PF puts a female candidate for the presidential elections as all the men are doing is cause violence whenever they address their cadres while there seem to be calm heads when its their chairperson Inonge Wina who calls for a meeting.

31 COMMENTS

  1. am also calling upon all zambians not to vote for a political party whose leader is a husband snatcher. She ll snatch all husbands, wreck marriages enmasss.

    • @ndobo,

      I told him last time around that, he should start packing because their beginning of the end PF is finally here.
      Time indeed has vindicated us now, PF is enjoying their own violence.
      For sure, PF is been and democratically voted out of power which they took for granted with endless Donchi Kubeba sickness.

    • @tony blair: Look at the issue at hand than getting emotional. Her personal issues should not affect, her genuine concerns of Immoral behaviors of riots.

      What PF cadres are showing is not in line with our Zambian values. for sure we need to vote PF out of power because they have failed Zambians. look at what is happening with PF itself. do you think its a party that can lead this country? with Sata gone, I can not see anything happening. This is why he used to call them Dull.

    • Nawakwi, I got one problem with you as to why you wouldn’t earn my vote if I was there to vote. It’s simple, your moral decay very bad.

    • Nawakwi stands a better chance to contribute to national development if she stands as an MP or appointed MP. Her insightful debates in parliament would benefit the nation. Chances of her scooping the Presidency are rather slim. Her experience, education, exposure and intelligence is there for all to see.

  2. Nawakwi what did you say when levy died as you were suporting RB? what did you say about sata and PF during the funeral? which political party has gone for convetion? Thank God people know who to vote for. Lungu forgive them you are the father of the nation.

    • You mean as if it’s not PF, UPND, MMD, NAREP, and other blah-blah from the so-called honorable, former, acting, current, deputy what-what every day at LT too?

      Serious, if you’re not interested in Zambian politics (….or can’t help but stare like at train wreck?) read elsewhere!

  3. Ms NAWAKWI..”DONT VOTE FOR PF”.. AT THE SAME TIME CALLING PF TO ADOPT A FEMALE CANDIDATE,,CONTRADICTION? IF REALLY NAWAKWI WANTS PF TO BE KICKED OUT SHE COULD HAVE SUPPORTED HH,THOUGH THE LAST TIME SHE DID IN A COALITION SHE NEVER CAMPAIGNED BUT WENT ON HOLIDAY,LEFT HH ALONE TO CAMPAIGN. NAWAKWI KNOWS THAT SHE CANT WIN IN THESE ELECTIONS BUT SHE WANTS TO STAND AND DIVIDE OPPOSITION VOTE,SO THAT PF WINS.I REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT NAWAKWI WANTS..ANOTHR HEADLESS CHICKEN IN ZAMBIAN POLITICS.

  4. Only Nawakwi and HH are economists among those who have announced there candidature.Looking at both they are hard working,They are famers and Business persons.These two people mean well for Zambia.they understand the Economic landscape of Zambia.Iam positive if they were live TV debates they would out shine the likes of Nevers Mumba ,Edgar lungu and anyother.Chipimo is a good theorist but his ideas are still raw for Zambia but can put a good dabate.HH has practical solution to business and Economy .I would list them in this order 1.HH,2.Nawakwi,3.Chpimo,4.Nevers and last 5.Lungu.

    • I want to agree with Easter during the alliance in 2006 Nawakwi went in hibernation after agreeing to put HH as presidential candidate.she forced HH to adopt weak candidate from FFD this action made UPND lose lots of seats in Lusaka to MMD and PF.It is this act of deceit that paints Nawakwi as a dangerous politician who is not open to agreements.Nawakwi is an intelligent person but her prostitute behavior is the one Zambians don’t like.

    • HH needs to market himself more. Believe me even as you campaign on his behalf it is difficult to have a message for the electorates in that all being said is he is young, successful in business, farmer….. Can we start hearing more of what UPND will do for the people…. Maybe more meat in the pot….. There has to be something.

    • Nawakwi is more experienced politically having served as Minister for Energy, Labor and the first Female Finance Minister….She is also an Oxford Graduate

  5. Lungu is the most experienced man for the job. He has acted before as president. HH is the least exprienced never worked in Govt so we cant risk

  6. @hangala
    Do you really think that because hh has never worked in govt he would fail to run the country? I doubt it very much my dear. HH has been around and so far his contribution to many governance issues shows that he has a better understanding of political issues than those who rose through political ranks. Do you really think that the way sata ran this country and brought out pf is the best despite all his so called experiences in politics. We dont need a politician but and economic manager to fix the economy of this country.its not the politians we are lacking but economic management,and hh is the best we have if we are really serious friends about moving our country forward. So Hangala take time and do what is in the best interest of our children. Borrowing to run a country,NO.

  7. Now, I have questions to all you contributors to the debates. Please answer my question and spare me the trifling and waffling, I shall appreciate.
    #1. What does the constitution say with regard to the term of office of a president who takes over after the demise of his/her predecessor?
    #2) Does whoever wins in January have to rule only up to 2016 or does he/she rule for 5 years and why?
    I am asking these questions because I do not believe that whoever wins, will be completing late Mr MCS’s term of 5 years but somewhat has to start a new 5 year cycle.
    If this is the case, then we need to vote VERY carefully lest we be stuck for another 5 years with a lousy politricktian.

    • @Warlord,

      No, the winner will only rule up to 2016, and again by elections. If Panga fighters had instituted the people driven constitution in their syndrome in 90 days, all this wouldn’t be occurring.
      Therefore, in 2016 it be elections time, but the best you can do for your country is to democratically kick out PF.
      Unless you enjoy their lies and violence, vote for them as you wish. Make sure you make your mark known in the coming one, vote wisely and remember your family’s futures.

  8. So far Lungs has proved to be weak and believe me those who are promoting Lungu are doing so to safeguard their own interest not that of the country. What has Lungu done in his life,,Nothing worth noting..and if pf loses I doubt if Lungu can manage to sustain pf in the same way hh has managed upnd following the death of Mazoka. Upnd is growing and causing panic in pf..we need change upnd is the way you are welcome. We just need ZNBC to air more live debates and am sure upnd leader will show Zambians quality leadership

    • No you UPND cadres are scared of Lungu ,you know he is no match for Sonny Chitombwa, hence you continue to hate him. He is the best candidate for PF unlike a bemba like Sampa or GBM as votes will be split in Eastern province.

  9. WE DONT NEED A SEASONED POLITICIAN BUT AN ECONOMIC MANAGER TO FIX THE ECONOMY. WE NEEDED POLITICIANS TO ATTAIN POLITICAL EMANCIPATION..WE NEED AN ECONOMIC MANAGER TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION….HH IS THE MAN FOR THIS TASK.

  10. @joxer
    I could have not put it in a better way,man..but our Bemba friends are too tribalistic to even think about HH and are always the first to accuse others of tribalism. That’s why they will point to luapula,munchinga,northern and copperbelt for votes.

  11. If mr Lungu qualifies a better candidate , what milestone achievement has he done in his life as a qualified lawyer is he able to run katemba .
    Lungu has nothing to point at as good achievement only that they have been drinking together with Sata
    Then he looks hard working.
    50 years in independence Zambians can even understand their economic management I may start think most of educate people managed bcos leakages and paying off lecturers

  12. Fdd are spoilers so nobody can accept your cheap politics!how can we rejected our beloved PF which we voted for in large numbers in 2011?never baba.u have 1 MP as fdd so how can u govern?keep on dreaming like tribal pay updnd and finished mmd.as for us masses its PF nafuti nafuti!

  13. let them all keep on dreaming the rude shock is awaiting them

    you blind suporter cant you see that people of zambia are still with the pf
    if you want please do random check on the street to prove your self rong

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