In light of the events of yesterday’s Patriotic Front Rally in Kabwe, it is now clear that a serious breach of the electoral code of conduct has occurred.

Acting President Dr Guy Lindsay Scott presented himself as what this country needed in the transitional period; he swore to uphold the rule of law, uphold the electoral code of conduct and to maintain the democratic principles of Zambia. Many had high hopes for his conduct, none more so than myself.

However, since his purported reconciliation with Hon. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, serious questions need to be raised about the credibility of the Acting President’s ability to uphold the electoral code of conduct, given that he is now an active member of the PF campaign team.

Acting President Scott’s statements clearly never evolved into anything tangible, the events that occurred at yesterdays rally prove that a grave injustice has occurred. It is now common knowledge that a certain Bishop, under the guidance of certain ministers and Acting President Scott clearly violated the electoral code of conduct in their defamatory statements about our Candidate.

The aforementioned statements have been widely reported now and comments of this nature clearly indicate that the ruling party fears the momentum of the UPND campaign for a United Zambia. The PF forget that they have failed this country over the past 3 years, lies and defamatory statements do not need to come from our camp, merely revealing the truth of the injustices committed by this PF government, is a weapon we have left in reserve in our campaign arsenal.

So far the UPND has run a positive campaign, based on policy and messaging, with a strict discipline covering our members from the highest positions of authority to the grassroots, to avoid violation of the electoral code of conduct.

We in the UPND had high hopes for a clean election process, one that would end with a fair result and in turn reflect the will and aspirations of the Zambian people. The ruling party has proved yesterday that they have no such desire and we in the UPND are now ready to act.

Signed,

Dipak Patel
Campaign Manager of the UPND

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48 COMMENTS

    • We can only keep the PF in power to our own peril. Honestly why should Zambians accept to be ruled by the way Mugabe is ruling Zimbabwe? Poverty levels are so high to a country which was once doing fine before. Fuel prices are escalating, Mealie meal prices are too high, electricity and water tarrifs are escalating each moment and not adding the other necessities of everyday life that are worsening. For me and my family we have made up our minds to move forward with HH no matter what no one will change that.

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    • @Alex Muliokela, this observation is not as serious as I thought. How many names have they called Lungu and people surrounding him? Yes we agree it is a breach of electoral laws to make allegations and name calling which cannot be proven. But the courts of law are there they can drag the “pastor” to court to ask him to prove his allegations. However, the issue of Guy Scott being at PF campaign has nothing to do with breaking the electoral law. After all if not for the Constitution barring him, he could have been the candidate himself like Rupiah in 2008! So please UPND, keep campaigning so that we have a competitive election. I am sure that “bishop or pastor” may never reappear at another PF rally.

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    • PF has nothing to offer, they are scared that each time they speak of issues affecting the people they sound as if they are in opposition hence the desperate attacks on a visionary and focused HH and Team. Zambia forward.

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    • INDEED IT IS USELESS STATEMENT. PATEL IS TELLING US THAT PF IS PROMOTING HATE SPEECHES. I THINK THIS CHAP CALLED DIPAK IS NOT BEING HONEST HIS UPND IS USING ABUSIVE LANGUAGE ON EDGAR. SHAME ON YOU PATEL.

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    • Now we can evidently see panic in the camp of UPND. They enjoyed seeing problems in PF. Now that the problems are over, cry babies they are and panic in the camp. VIVA Hon. Edgar C Lungu.

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    • Go to hell you bloody useless Dipak Patelooo…useless Charlie Chapati that has nothing to offer..havent you and Mutati stolen enough??? Please find something else to do us Zambians are tired of you chaps always trying to deceive us..come 20 Jan you UPND will all cry when you lose and being the sore losers you are you will cry foul..hopeless cretins you are!!!

      ***VIVA EDGAR 2015, VIVA EDGAR LUNGU 2016***

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    • This Bishop should be sued and his church should take action! It seems the trend for priests to get involved in politics and insult others. This has been the case with Father Bwalya and now this Chomba! And guess whya they are associated with PF! Now that is a surprise!

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    • WATCHDOG: Voting for Pipo who sold mines teti baba.Reasons
      1.Mutati’s brother sold mines with HH
      2.Mutati stole money at zesco
      3.HH came into politics through tribalsim
      4.MMD wants to be back through UPND and sell Zamtel,Zesco and Finance bank
      5. Musokotwane stole 1000 bicycles
      6.HH is surrounded by finished politicians who said he didn’t want recycled politicians.Therefore HH can’t be trusted.
      7.HH has made a deal with boars in south Africa to buy zambian mines.Boars are brutal and Zambia will regret

      Anyway PF is winning coz we are now happy to be zambians.Viva EL.Bakabolala teti tubabwesha mu power.

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    • UPND campaign manager is DIPAK PATEL…..????? wow wow wow, that is high class. And THEN:
      PF’s Campaign manager is WILLIE NSANDA!!

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    • It is a very good observation about the so called Bishop who was excommunicated by his church a long time ago. WHY can’t the UPND legal team of Jack Mwiimbu and friends follow up this issue with the courts of law. By pronouncing that HH is a Satanist and kills children alone is a breach of the constitution that allowed the Chief Justice to allow HH to stand as a successful candidate. I think the fake Bishop Chomba is already in contempt of court by issuing such remarks on public TV.

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  1. Is that clown a bishop? There was no need for him to make such serious pronouncements without an ounce of proof.

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    • YOU CHAPS ARE CALLING EDGAR DRANKARD, KACHASU AND ALL KINDS OF NAME, BUT WHEN OTHER SAY YOUR HH IS A FREEMANSONS IT BECOME AN ISSUE. HH IS AN AGENT OF SATAN.

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  2. Really useless. What will you say when a sitting president is running for re-election? He cannot campaign?

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  3. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. I am amused that “Bishop Chomba” would stand up and speak about anothers character when he has quite a few skeletons in the public domain associated with him.

    Instead of gathering misfits (Mirriam Mwanawasa included) to talk negatively about other candidates – give us your plan!!!

    Stop trying to divert attention from your ineptitude and just tell us what your plan is!!!

    We are tired of grown men (and women) blaming everyone for everything and not taking responsibility for their actions – what does HH’s religion have to do with the thefts, corruption, adultery, mysterious deaths and very public insults that have been displayed by the ruling party??
    If indeed a tree is known by its fruits….who isnt the christian here?

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    • Is this truly a Bishop? I can’t believe he uttered those words! Why was he allowed to in the first place?

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  4. Wina azalila!! by the time we reach 20/01/15, it will be very clear that HH is no match to Edgar Lungu

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    • Edgar has never been tested at this level as compared to HH. This fake Bishop is already in contempt with the laws of the land. He said HH kills children while the Chief Justice found him to be clean and allowed him to file in his papers. Ba Lungu is desparent to become Zambia’s President at all costs. This strategy will backfire!

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  5. Why are these F**ls changing their tribe from A Tonga to a Bemba. Are they so scared with the Bemba influence on the Ground. Northern, Muchinga, Copper belt, Central, Luapula, Lusaka, Eastern for EC Lungu and the rest of the provinces, Lungu will come out Second with very small margin. Lungu will win these Elections with 65% to 70%.

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    • When you are handing Muchinga and Northern to Edgar where is Ms. Nawakwi and Dr. Mumba’s portion in all this.

      These provinces will be divided and HH will get his share.

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    • Political bankruptcy! Northern had 400,000 registered voters in the last election. Muchinga was birthed from Northern Province – in other words there was no addition to the numbers of Voters but for a few from Chama District. Total number of votes between Northern and Muchinga still number slightly above 400,000.

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  6. Why are these F**ls\ headed by under 5 changing their tribe from A Tonga to a Bemba. Are they so scared with the Bemba influence on the Ground. Northern, Muchinga, Copper belt, Central, Luapula, Lusaka, Eastern for EC Lungu and the rest of the provinces, Lungu will come out Second with very small margin. Lungu will win these Elections with 65% to 70%.

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  7. Most lawyers , i mean top lawyers are templers, that what we hear, but we cant prove. Lungu is also freemason just like hh so we hear. You bishop dont yap wth authority things you can not defend.

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    • HH NOT EL IS A FREE MASON.
      HH AND NOT EL IS A DEVIL WORSHIPPER
      HH AND NOT EL WORSHIPS MONEY
      HH AND NOT EL DOES NOT CARE ABOUT MINERS

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  8. It is very clear now that PF has realised that they are now headed for defeat are resorting to dirty tactics.
    Desperate people to desperate actions
    PLEASE ZAMBIANS LETS FAST AND PRAY FOR PEACE TO PREVAIL BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTIONS.

    JESUS IS LORD!

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  9. Finished Indian chap who cant even win as a councillor can go to hell!you were happy when PF had confusion now you’re in panic mood!just admit that your HH is no match to Edgar Lungu!this EL is exact like late Sata!his manners and vision for zambia is like Sata’s! Dipak Patel is finished and cant attract anybody to HH.how did they go for him as campaign manager?thats why HH will never win bcoz he has wrong people around him,people with no large following!I cant wait to see EL in state house by 23/01/2015!

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  10. Dipak, if you can not stand the heat get the hell out of the kitchen! If a politician wants, they can throw the kitchen sink!

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  11. How many campaign managers has Mr H got? Is he a new broom sweeping clean or a recycling plant for discredited and failed politicians?

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  12. SUBJECT; PF PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU TO TOUR CHILUBI, LUWINGU, MPOROKOSO AND KASAMA
    Patriotic Front (PF) President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has commenced his provincial campaign tours by beginning with the Northern Province.
    President Lungu is on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 expected to hold two rallies in Chilubi and Luwingu districts.
    He will hold a Rally in Chilubi at 10hrs in the morning, and then travel to Luwingu and hold a rally at 13hrs in the afternoons in Luwingu District.
    On Wednesday 24th December 2014, Hon. Lungu is expected to hold a rally in Mporokoso at 10hrs and hold another public rally in Kasama at 13hrs.
    Acting President Dr. Guy Scott is expected to join President Edgar Lungu’s rally in Kasama.

    2015 vote PF (Edgar)

    I thank you

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  13. Come now Monsieur Patel… what’s a married Guy to do? Ignore the bride? Not going to happen. Incumbents have advantages. Having the Prez in their back pocket is normally one of them, which leads to all sorts of other incentives and resources. But you of all people should know this for sure…

    Believe it or not you do better when you don’t even look at their parallel world. Move on or what the reluctant newly weds do next will give you ulcers. The game just got dirtier. Either play in the mud or stay dry. Your choice. I watch either way. Chuckle.

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  14. It was already known that pf will only rule half term. They are even lucky to go this far. HH’s winning team too good!

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  15. MY BROTHER HH IS ONLY SURROUNDED BY CAPITALISTS WHO HAVE BOUGHT EVEN WATER BODIES IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE ON LAKE KARIBA. THESE ARE CHAPS WHO WANTS TO CONTINIOUSLY COLONIZING ZAMBIANS THROUGH THEIR WEALTH WHICH THEY ACCURED DUBIOUSLY BY PRIVITIZING OUR ASSETS. ZAMBIA CAN ONLY SEE FAIR SHARE OF ITS RESOURCES THROUGH THE PF WHO HAVE ATLEAST TRIED TO TAKE ROADS, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. CAPITALISTS ALWAYS HIDES IN THE ECONOMETRICS AND BOASTS OF FIGURES ON PAPERS WITHOUT EQUITING BENEFITS TO THE MASSES. ONLY A FEW LIKE HH, DIPAK, MUTATI AND MAUREEN WOULD WANT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR SO THAT THE MASSES ARE ABUSED THROUGH THEIR QUESTIONABLE WEALTH. THIS IS THE MOTIVE DRIVING THE MMD MP’s BECAUSE THEY ARE USED TO THIEVING!

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  16. Rupiah Banda once asked,” who has ever seen HH wife?” ushe nimwenye? Now HH has started moving with a mwenye opusa ndaba njala yamunyokola afuna ncito. Viva ECL

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  17. the jayjay i ve just read above, would this be the jayjay who blogged nuts about sata or there is a new one. …. Dipak mumbai patel just shut up.

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  18. This is all overworked. UPND cannot claim to be clean in these elections. Their supporters are the most abusive and prolific online abusers.

    In relation to clean campaigning, only yesterday we were told of an impromptu UPND rally which was not agreed with the police.

    DEPAK BOW DOWN, BOW DOWN TO PFs DAVIS CHAMA. now there ….is poetry in motion. See how he stirs the ship PF. Learn to campaign without sniffling like a kid. Direct your campaigns with a bit more grace like your colleague.

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  19. You are quite right bwana Dipak, it is unnecessary for this Bishop chap to point out that HH is a Satanist and Freemason – also it was quite unnecessary for the HH publication called Zambian Watchdog to run a long and perhaps continuing campaign painting PF leadership as Satanists

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  20. Anyway Dipak you can dismiss your critics, as we are all just jealous -we would love some of that foreign funding so we can also drink Christmas in the style you are doing it

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  21. whatever weapon that will be used at God’s people shall never prosper! God’s had is on his people!! All EVIL plans are already revealed and they shall never work!!

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  22. This Fake Bishop Chomba has 2 Criminal Records in Orlando Florida in the USA. He was charged for Sex offences. Please Google this fake Pastor under Criminal Records in Orlando Florida and you will be shocked to learn that the Bishop in question is indeed a Satanist. HH legal team must take this animal to court ASAP without further delay. He is a danger to public peace.

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