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Edgar Lungu explains why he failed to attend scheduled rallies in Northern Province yesterday

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PF President Edgar Lungu arrived at Samora Machel Airport in Mbala this morning to kick start the Northern Province campaign rallies.

The Patriotic Front’s scheduled rally in Mbala yesterday afternoon failed to take off as anxious PF cadres waited for for their leader who didn’t show up without explanation.

PF President Edgar Lungu explained this morning that Heads of state and friends of the party invited him over the weekend.Mr. Lungu left the country on Saturday and returned last night.

“Yes I was out of the country. I was invited by friends of the party. Heads of state and others. People that wish that we succeed. I was never in any hospital in South Africa or anywhere else. It looks like some people can only win if someone is sick or dies? I am here and let’s start the program.”

According to a PF campaign schedule released by PF secretary general Davies Chama last week PF President Edgar Lungu was supposed to return to Northern Province on Saturday 27th December 2014 to continue with his marathon presidential campaign. He was supoosed to hold rallies on Saturday in Kaputa, Nsama and Mpulungu districts.

On Sunday, 28th December 2014, the PF President was supposed to attend a church service at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mbala and thereafter hold two rallies one in Mbala and then later fly to Mungwi District.

On Monday 29 December 2014, Mr. Lungu was to move to Muchinga Province where he was expected to start his program by paying a courtesy call to the family of late President, Michael Sata in Mpika and later hold a rally in Mpika. The Northern Province tour was scheduled to end today and then the Eastern Province tour was to start on Wednesday 31st December.

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185 COMMENTS

  1. “Heads of state and friends of the party invited him over the weekend”

    Oh dear! ED! You left the country when you have a campaign running with people waiting on the ground…

    I’ll get in to big trouble for speculating what you were doing so I’ll leave it to the ones who care.

    Chuckle.

    • If this man wins this is the same way he will lead the country. Michael Sata used to do disappearing acts and Edgar Lungu is continuing that legacy….He has shown utter disrespect for the people of northern province whom the PF government under Michael Sata already insulted. Making shady deals with undisclosed ‘Heads of State’ was more important than meeting the ordinary Zambian voter from Mbala.All I can say to teamEdgar lungu is Takalaba wakunyelele” (You can never forget one who defeacated on you)

    • I don’t buy this and I know even Katondo boys can’t buy this anymore. EL’s moves are shrouded in secrecy and underground moves for all to see. He has now started a “donchi kubeba” even to his cadres. I can sense a lot of disappointment from Katondo Boys who has become the barometer of the Lungu yo-yo effect campaign trail. Now you see now you don’t. For the sake of peace, please PF, do not get involved in any underhand dealings during this election. In short do not try to rig the election as you keep going to get ideas from RM in Zims. He isn’t worth it and has reached the end of his sell-by date – actually that is an understatement, he expired 2 decades ago.

    • Ba Lungu you have got it all wrong. Stop involving other countries in our elections, especially so openly as you have done.

    • this leaving the country for medical treatment is becoming a joke now. I am getting fed up with this f0olishness. It is not normal for people to be so Stiupid!

    • So he went to consult Mugabe on how to rig the elections.PF and Lungu are involving foreigners in the internal matters of this country. They are auctioning Zambia to Mugabe for sure.

      Lungu went to Zimbabwe to ask for campaign money from Mugabe because Nsanda is sick and can not authorise payments in his state. Munagagwa the acting president of Zimbabwe paid for the air craft Lungu is using in his campaigns today and on wards.

      We in UPND know the plans to take HH out of the race a few days before the elections are well of ahead of PF’s schemes.
      If Zambians want to see happenings in Zimbabwe come to Zambia then they should vote for Lungu.

      Lungu’s aim is to ride on the back of the Bembas and then get rid of them once he is in power just like Mugabe did to the Ndebele.

      Vote HH.

    • “Yes I was out of the country. I was invited by friends of the party. Heads of state and others. People that wish that we succeed. I was never in any hospital in South Africa or anywhere else. It looks like some people can only win if someone is sick or dies? I am here and let’s start the program,” Lungu told journalists.

      From this statement alone, only f00ls can not see who really wants to auction the country to foreigners. Lungu does not mean well for Zambia. He wants even to shed blood for the sake of holding to power.

      Bufi bufi bufi and more bufi is the name of the game for PF and Lungu. These arrangement were made for lungu by RB.Surely, how can a defence minister sneak out the country without the acting president’s knowledge?

      With Lungu at the helm of power Zambia is not…

    • heads of states during campaigns?? On what Grounds?? you are not a president yet. Say you were rushed to SA for Treatment?? You are not even ashamed that in 21st century?? and after 50 years?? you are all still dependent on other countries for treatment??

      Do our leaders really think?? Are they that stupid to know that we are wasting alot of money and enriching SA on medical bills??

      What A shammmmeeee.

    • WHY IS IT THAT THE OPPOSITION ARE THE ONES COMPLAINING AS IF HE WERE TO ADDRESS THE NATION? THE PF AREN’T COMPLAINING THEY UNDERSTAND SINCE IT’S THEIR PARTY, SO LET THEM BE. WHY IS IT THAT OTHERS ARE TOO CONCERNED AND KEEP TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE/FAMILY THAT THEY CANNOT EVEN SLEEP?

    • EVEN IF HE WAS TO ADDRESS THE CROWD IN MBALA ON THE SAID DATE, YOU STILL WOULDN’T LIKE HIM COZ HE IS YOUR OPPONENT. EVEN IF HE WERE TO DO RIGHT, YOU STILL WOULDN’T LIKE HIM COZ HE YOUR OPPONENT. SO STOP AND GO HANG IF U LIKE!! LET HIM WORK ACCORDING TO HOW PF SEES IT FIT- IT’S THEIR “HOUSE” AND NOT YOURS. JUST PAY ATTENTION TO HH OR ANYONE ELSE YOU BELONG TO..

    • Lungu is serious danger to our country now. He visiting foreign countries to import different methods of rigging the elections. In the end non of the those methods will work because God has unleashed a tower of babel up on the PF. There will be total confusion if they decide to rig the elections just like the confusion witnessed during the jostling of power.

      Lungu has auctioned Zambia to crooks in Nigeria(IBB the supporter of Boko haram) , Zimbabwe(Mugabe the killer of his own people) and now Rwanda( Kagame the oppressor of his people). All these moves are meant to totally cripple our infant democracy but far better than seen else where in Africa.

      Lungu will force all Zambians to be muslims and enforce sharia law as indicated by the formation of the first Islamic bank in Bank.

    • Lungu the pathological hypocrite and liar! “Heads of state” meeting a nonentity PF candidate is absolutely a big lie.
      I have always said that, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, definitely its a duck.
      As far as I stand, why would the perpetuated “Heads of states” want to meet Lungu instead of the president Dr Guy Scott? Lungu has no respect for the constitution and rule of law because he sneaked out of the country without informing the president should be condemned by any normal person. With such unsubstantiated claims, Lungu doesn’t mean well for the country.
      Lungu as PF presidential candidate should not be Justice & Defense minister, that’s dictatorship!
      20 days left till PF is democratically voted overwhelmingly out.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

    • Be warned! For the first time in the history of Zambia, Zambian election period might be rocked by suicide bombing and assassinations because Lungu went to Nigeria to import Boko Haram to carry out bombings, while Rwanda has provided assassins to eliminate his one opponent – HH.

      How ever us in UPND are aware of these plans are working with intelligence units to thwart Lungu’s plans by all means.

      Lungu is Danger to this country.

    • Guy Scott is the future; black people cannot run a country; give us your companies; we shall hire u; pay u peanuts and make a killing of a profit when exporting minerals…white people rock : )

    • GBM, you are late, no position for you in my party.

      We regret to inform you that all ministerial positions in my party are fully occupied.

      No obesity in my party.

      Thank you for supporting the winning team at last hour.

      Yours Faithfully,

      UPND

    • PF minions just know that 98% of what I predict, about PF in particular comes to pass.

      So ignore my comments at your peril!

    • There is literally nothing wrong in some one scheduling his program. Edgar continue the same spirit. We are here for you

    • All the credit and thanks should go to GS for protecting the national resources that could have been squandered and been free for all if he did not put is foot down. This should now set the tone and pace for the future election processes. Like I have indicated before Zambia will come out from the other side better and bigger on the democratic front. Clearly there will now be a clear divide between parties and government in future processes. Bravo Zambia. But why did it take Guy Scott for this realization to dawn. Do we not have principled ‘indigenous’ Zambian politicians? Whatever the case Zambia will come out better than ever.

    • I am really disheartened today with any Zambian that is ok with this.

      I can deal with internal wrangling and mudslinging. But when factions in Nigeria and Rwanda are secretly drafted, it bodes real trouble.

      Even if this were my preferred candidate, I would not condone it. At best I would be silent and not post anything.

      It’s our country we’re talking about here – All of us.

    • All I know is that Lungu has crossed a line that any patriotic person would not.

      In my eyes, this was an act of treason.

      The guy should be totally and utterly condemned, in the strongest possible terms. And yes, even by you his staunch followers.

      He is willing to sacrifice the country for his own personal gain. He’s also put Partisanship above Patriotism.

    • “Yes I was out of the country. I was invited by friends of the party. Heads of state and others.

      WHICH FRIENDS AND PARTIES INVITED YOU DEAR EL? TIME LEFT FOR CAMPAIGN IS SMALL.

      LET ME JUST SAY THAT YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS DEAR WITH THE NATIONAL MATTERS. SEE NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR HOUSE:

      “Yes I was out of the country. I was invited by friends of the party. Heads of state and others.

    • I challenge media houses to contact all foreign governments and find out which country and head of state Mr. Lungu visited. Remember the Israel story when we were told the president was to meet the president there? Strictly speaking, from the pictures above I now believe this man is not in the best of health. The more yu deny a health problem, the more serious it becomes.

    • Poor Edgar trying to play well connected to the leaders in the region. Nice try EL but you don’t fool me. Maybe say you are trying to get acceptance by heads of state in the region sceptical about your leadership

  2. Poor Lungu but why did you advise your team earlier that you are leaving the country?Sorry this time as the wind of change of expanding and HH is carrying the day come next month.

    • Yes it appears no one knew where he was, it was ‘transport logistics’ song being sung by the whole PF. Pathetic!

    • One thing I have noticed is that ELnever apologizes. GS apologized when Bishop Chomba insulted HH. Last Saturday he was supposed to be in Northern Province and his cadres were waiting for him. He didn’t turn up and today he says, “Yes I was out of the country …..” No sign of an apology. It shows arrogance!

    • Today I can’t even agree with the best man thing, All I know is that Lungu has crossed a line that any patriotic person would not.

      In my eyes, this was an act of treason.

      The guy should be totally and utterly condemned, in the strongest possible terms.

      He is willing to sacrifice the country for his own personal gain.

    • It is PF you are talking about, my friend. Disorganization is its middle name.

      I regret having to breath the same air with the PF.

  3. So we now have the sovereignty of Zambia under siege since Edgar Lungu has become a willing puppet of some other powerful country.Can he care to tell us who these heads of state are? Hope it’s not a Muslim country.

    • If you katondo boys you do t know, you know it today you have brought criminality in the country by you trading there its a shame to see a vender vending at door steps of police posts, Bank entrances lastry is state house entrance, what a shit country is this. Just to plead for votes you are allowed to do that. Even the Donors or international community are not comfortable with your EAGLE LAGER. You even know it. Any way badyeleni ndalama. A polling station where his wife will cast a vote he will get zero votes. Meaning that even the wife shall vote HH. you just hide in a sheep’s Skin and vote wisely for the better Zambia.

  4. Kachakolwe, obviously elo yapwa hangover apa. Now visiting Mugabe and Boko Haram……plus Kagame. Are we safe? will you accept the results since you have already lost?

  5. E L you are my man.i know haters will hang now that you have come back.
    even if you went for one month i will still give you u my vote.
    viva edgar lungu.viva PF

    • A lot of disrespect to your voters,and u r not in plot one yet?!.bembas don’t vote for this man he has no morals he will just use u and toss you like paper towel

    • DULL INSP. HE IS THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE. IT IS NOT ABUSE. EH! YOU PEOPLE REALLY HATE THE MAN FOR NO VALID REASON AT ALL..

  6. Liar.

    You said the planes never came, now you say you left country.

    EL you do not represent Zambia at International stage so you have no right to meet any Head of State when Guy Scott is holidaying. Your illegal trip to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and this trip will catch up with you.

    Viva Guy Scott for squeezing this PF out of its life.

    Liar!!

    • HE DID NOT GO TO REPRESENT ZAMBIA MAN. HE WAS INVITED ON PERSONAL BASIS. IF YOU ARE INVITED BY OBAMA WOULD YOU SAY “NO I DON’T REPRESENT ZAMBIA SO I AIN’T COMING”? THINK MAN!

    • Lungu as ruling party president can be invited and met by any party president, who only this time happened to be heads of state in those countries.

    • danielle

      It is unfortunate you don’t understand the difference between the party and the government. No leader of any country in his or her sane state would do anything outside of the country with the leader of a party. Like it or not, Guy is the leader of Zambia.

      It is treasonous for any head of state to hold discussions with a citizen of a country. Such discussions are permissible only when such a person is representing the president.

      But again, it is PF we are talking about. It is not in their nature to follow the rules.

  7. Well wishers and other heads of state know that Edgar Lungu will be Zambia’s 6th president after 20/01/2015 hence the need to advise and help him financially!!recall PF is not using Govnt or dirty money from people like GBM who can come and insult our party like he did to Sata!SO well wishers must help us!Edgar Lungu is very wise!YES LIKE HE SAID,ITS LIKE HH CAN ONLY WIN BY WISHING OPPENENTS DEATH OR SICKNESS!WHAT A EVIL MAN THIS HH IS?PF is retaining power easily in 2015.GO PF GO!

    • To all those OK with Lungu after what is so clearly an affront to Zambian sovereignity and peace – Shut the fcuk up. You know this is not right.

      You do not love your country

    • eddy

      We remember all that. We also remember the same Sata vindicating us when he came clean about his health. In his last speech at National Assembly, Mr. Sata said and I quote, “If it was not for this woman to my left, I would have died a long time ago.”

      Question to you, sir, is stating a fact the same as wishing?

      Unlike Sata, Edgar himself said he is sick. That is the truth!

      And all you PF surrogates are doing the same thing you did to Sata, hiding the truth. I am beginning to suspect nonse ndimwe mfwiti! Muloza ma leaders banu. Mucita majelasi kuti mukatenge mipado yawo.

      Why else would you lie?

      Also, what happened to the $27,000 Sata left at OT airport in South Africa?

  8. Bow down for the winning candidate is back on the turf. The doomed flight hh2015 has further turnd nose down after discovering a heavy hidden baggage labeled gbm and the pilots are contemplating on ejecting it off or face the eminent pending impact with a louder bang!Impact in T minus 21 days! Viva Edgar Lungu!

  9. Welcome Back Mr. President, weather they like it or not The UPND just has to accept that its not yet there time. We cant give them this by election they have to be voted for a full term of there own.

    • Whether and weather, two different words. One has to do with an unconditional occurrence while the other is about the condition of the atmosphere… There and their, two different words buddy. Former refers to place yet the latter is a possessive word, as in belonging to…

    • @ Next President, I couldn’t agree more – Lungu shows COMPLETE DISRESPECT!!!

      If someone promises me they are coming to visit, let’s me get ready, then doesn’t show up or bother to call in advance to say sorry… and then to make it worse… says two days later they had “more important” things to do than to keep their promise (or even find time to call!), then fack that person! Fack ’em to hell!

      This is nothing but DISRESPECT PURE AND SIMPLE.

      Now multiply this by all the voters in Northern Province who Lungu stood up like a cheap date – and then flipped off by saying they are unimportant. Truly, it’s unbelievable for someone who wants to be President to put his finger in the face of the nation like this!

    • Anybody expecting respect from a drunk is asking for too much.this man dose respect his party,his supporters let alone himself.so much for a humble person

  10. Eddie, u left the country again without approval from the Acting President or even just informing him? U kud not even communicate to yo campaign managers! Communication is very, very important in everything that we do. Yo handlers are very poor and they are partly to blame. Everything in PF now seems to be operating or done under panic mode. Surely Heads of State plan their events well ahead of time. Were u just invited suddenly? This is a complete fuss on yo part dear. Learn to do things in a sober way. I hope u will not also keep EAZ waiting in the dark over the debate this evening (or is it tomorrow). Just learn to communicate dear. It makes life easy.

  11. Lungu is sick. The Post Newspaper yesterday revealed that Lungu has been diagnosed with the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) a status when the kidneys stop working well enough for a person to live without dialysis or a transplant. This type of kidney breakdown is permanent. It cannot be fixed at all. If you have ESRD, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. And some unrealistic people want this guy to be president? Are you serious? We all get sick and work but we should not allow an ESRD patient to president on national matters as it is a strenuous role and responsibility. It is unfair to Lungu and the nation to push Lungu to State House when he is sick. Let us vote wisely. We are tired of these presidential by-elections and we deserve normalcy.

    • Mwanya this time you Satanists are not killing Lungu as you did to Sata. Chrstians are praying for Lungu day and night against the HH-UPND-ZWD satanic forces.

      Wapya baisa a Lungu.

    • IS POST NEWSPAPER A MEDICAL DOCTOR, DID THEY SAY WHICH HOSPITAL AND WHICH DOCTOR DID WORK ON HIM. IF HE REALLY WAS SICK OF SUCH A BIG PROBLEM, THEN IT IS INDEED A REMARKABLE RECOVERY!! FROM HOSPITAL IN TWO DAYS AND STRAIGHT TO THE RALLY? EVEN MALARIA CAN NOT ALLOW YOU TO WORK LIKE THAT. ANALYZE NEWS FROM THE MEDIA MAN, DON’T JUST BLINDLY FOLLOW WHATEVER YOU HEAR WITHOUT THINKING, THAT IS WHY YOU GOT BRAIN, MAKE ANALYSIS AND FILTER SENSE FROM NONSENSE EH!

    • You PF killed Sata. You forced him to do things you knew fully well he had not ability to do. How could you possibly fly a visibly frail person to NY?

      When things got worse you panicked and flew him to London, another long flight. What were you thinking?

      We were pointing out these errors in judgement on your part because we cared for him. Sata was PF but more importantly, he was a Zambian.

      Unlike you, we care about all Zambians.

  12. Welcome back sir..we are ready for the marathon campaign now. Let the haters scamper in all directions at seeing the in-coming president of Zambia Edigar Lungu. Faka moto so that the HH & UPND camp fall prostrate before you on 20 January 2015.

    Heey guys, wapya baisa.

    Peace and prosperity to Mother Zambia.

    • I’m finding it difficult to be polite to morons like you today, Truth ‘Hates’. On the other hand it makes me really sad. The best thing to do in this instance is to say nothing since he is your candidate.

      I’ll leave it at “You do not love your country”. Mule lufyanya sana.

    • P F’s confidence to win sends a message of suspicion. There’s been no serious campaigns apart from the so called continued legacy preaching. Zambian knowledge is that it was Sata who achieve the projects we see, his shoes can’t & will never fit anyone. For Sata to win, he campaigned heavily. EL thinks presidency will come on a silver plate. In chewa they say ‘ kakuza kokha kalaula’. In English they say ‘easy come, easy go’..thanks you.

  13. PF is a bunch of stupid liars. They not only lied to the people of Mbala but wasted their precious time which they could ve utilized tilling their fields. Lungu went to meet his friend Boko Haram in Nigeria and proceeded to ve meetings with organizations funding Boko Haram. If pf is for sale to the highest bidder certainly Zambia is not.

  14. The addict is back. Lungu is suffering from alcoholism. He has a clear physical craving to consume alcohol beyond his power to control it, irrespective of all rules of common sense. How do you expect such an addict on his journey to self-destruction to preside over national matters? Come people, we are not choosing a patron for taverns and beer halls in 2015 but a republican president who should be free from dependences. “Oh no Lungu is humble; what?” Do you know the difference between humility and an addict trying to hide the excesses of his alcoholism? That is what those suffering from alcoholism do. They build an outward image of respectability and humility when to distract people from their addictions. Moreover, there is no country that runs on the axis of humility or alcohol but…

    • on socio-economic management knowledge and skills. Lungu does not want to be part of the debate because he is afraid that people will see the extent of his alcoholism.

  15. Guys you can put all the Propaganda that you know against EL, look at the post busy campaigning one person as though he is the only candidate in this by election, the reason they are doing so is because they know deep down their hearts that eddy will be very difficult to remove than hh for their preferred candidate in 2016 rainbow winter and summer time. All these tricks we know them already. The cartel lost already when winter was fired.

    • No. The reason is, he is the torchbearer for the useless party in office.
      A party that is so disorganized it makes a debating society at any secondary school look a thousand times professional.

  16. Study the picture carefully… Just within what we can see there are 4 soldiers. Edgar is a man of authority. Do not misunderstand his humbleness as weakness. Soon he will be president of Zambia.

    • Study the last Sunday Times cover picture also. You will see clearly that your PF candidate Edgar Lungu needs prayers, like Sata needed them and you ignored this free advice.

      Appearing with soldiers simply means abuse, nothing more…
      Or are they military doctors?

  17. Ah Mr Lungu please don’t tell me u were drunk and had a hungover. U are losing our morale

    Perfectionist
    Secret Ballot 2015

  18. I hope he did not go to sign for arms to destabilise the peaceful nation after losing the elections. The truth is now known that EL is heading for doomsday. Viva HH

  19. Now it’s no-longer an issue of non availability of planes for the failed campaign rallies on Saturday & Monday; it was at the invitation of friends to the Party and some Heads of State whoever they are!!!
    We are headed for serious trouble if this man wins…..no regard for rule of law and exit procedures especially for a senior cabinet minister like EL…Feeling it for Guy Wachikoti….

  20. hus money went to ge bloody money from some thugs! Zambia is being morgaged! Please people, watch the space,we shall be thrown into a mafia state if this guy wins! I pity my country

  21. Where exactly did you go sir? The people you seek votes from are entitled to know were you went. Which heads of state invited you? Did you seek clearance from the acting head of state. Respect the electorate sir

  22. Lungu should not be president . Why his he meeting heads of State from other countries? His not even the vice president. I am sorry the man doesn’t look like he wants this. Some one else is pulling the strings and trying to impose Lungu on everyone. What was he doing outside the country when he should have been campaigning. Perhaps visiting Mugabe. If HH had done the same some of you bloggers would cry..ati his selling Zambia. Well Lungu is doing just that.

  23. Ha ha ha only people who lacks judgement or sense take or fools that. No wonder you always told as the Sata is well meeting heads of states. Lol its you turn now cheating your followers. I thought he said he won’t use public resources how about cops around him paid by PF?

  24. Why should he sneak out of the country?

    ZAMBIANS WAKE UP
    HE ABANDONED THE ELECTORATES TO ENTERTAIN FOREIGNERS
    (And PF lied to cover up)

    I AM AT PAINS AT THE LACK OF CONSIDERATION
    AND WHY DOES HE ALWAYS HAVE TO SNEAK OUT?

    THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY

    • Moaning posters, should try to remember this is the Xmas and New a Year week. One must stop for some refreshments and seasonal cheer with one’s Friends. This is acceptable explanation. As Scott would say….Auld Lang Syne that Scottish song of Robert Burns poem, says, ‘We’ll take a Cup of Kindness yet’ …relating to a drink shared by men and women to symbolise friendship. We do this at this time of year because we must take stock of our past and reflect on the future.

    • @Patroit Abroad please dont be naive you are not 5 years old. The same shenanigans happened when Sata was indisposed and the PF could not even have the courage to say what was going on. I dont care about Lungu’s health etc…or I am saying is that he should truthful and explain why his busy going around visiting other countries. Who invited him and why? Was it a private visit?

    • THIS THING OF “ZAMBIANS WAKE UP ZAMBIANS WAKE UP”!! WHO TOLD U THAT U ARE THE ONLY ONE AWAKE AND LIABLE TO WAKE ALL ZAMBIANS? DON’T FOOL YOURSELF BUDDY!!!

    • @Patriot

      Very distasteful and blase attitude towards a situation that should concern us all.

      You call yourself ‘Patriot”.

  25. The man Edgar is down to earth, very humble but steady in his acts. Has and shows a lot of respect to the people and also commands a lot of respect from people. There seems to be a natural liking of this man by people. He is just a wonderful man who has just discovered his yet another route of his God given life which he may not have known all way back. Truly as we traverse this earth we discover today we are here, tomorrow we are there. That is why we should not live in the past and stigmatize people. Good show Edgar and your team.

    • This us a very balanced point of view. A lot of people lack perspective and cannot reflect on things adequately.

      This is no big deal. So he wanted a little impromptu catch up…..why even Scott took a holiday recently in his work schedule!

    • Politics is all about net working, not only in your country but even out side. EL is an intelligent guy just by the short moves he is making you can tell, was even in London a quick meeting back .The party was voted in for 5 years, it’s not yet bane we shall just meet you properly in 2016. And we shall hammer you again and it will be too close a period.

  26. Walk like a man who wants to ascend to the presidency. Why holding your hands while walking as if you were born to always apologise?

  27. Mortgaging the country! he is a threat to national security.
    Some sort of disregard for authority and traits of disorganization.
    Edger changwa mulamu lungu you are not cut out for the presidency anyway good luck.
    Hope you come out well on national TV this evening do not forget Dutch courage can do you good a few sips of vodka should calm your nerves.

  28. Oh fantastic. Let’s get back to campaigning now until New Year break.

    Moaning posters, should try to remember this is the Xmas and New a Year week. One must stop for some refreshments and seasonal cheer with one’s Friends. This is acceptable explanation. As Scott would say….Auld Lang Syne that Scottish song of Robert Burns poem, says, ‘We’ll take a Cup of Kindness yet’ …relating to a drink shared by men and women to symbolise friendship. We do this at this time of year because we must take stock of our past and reflect on the future.

    PF has had lots of problems in the last month and to be fair it’s amazing that they have managed to get a campaign going at all! So critics please …get real, THERE’s been a reschedule to allow for the season….big deal!

  29. I smell a rat this man is hiding something. why does he want my vote if he cannot disclose his where abouts especially after making me wait at a flopped rally? am beginning to think hh team is serious so far for they have not broken any promise to their supporters. honestly us in pf keep breaking promises and lie to the people.

    • No really he is not!

      Moaning posters, should try to remember this is the Xmas and New a Year week. One must stop for some refreshments and seasonal cheer with one’s Friends. This is acceptable explanation. As Scott would say….Auld Lang Syne that Scottish song of Robert Burns poem, says, ‘We’ll take a Cup of Kindness yet’ …relating to a drink shared by men and women to symbolise friendship. We do this at this time of year because we must take stock of our past and reflect on the future.

  30. I am ready to donate my kidney for sake of peace. . This man is winning. Any country has Intelligence . HH will bring anarchy most likely. You canot allow one province with one tribe to rule 9 provinces j.Thats recipy for Mapatizya formular

  31. Fellow country men, whether in PF or opposition. Let’s be alarmed at the countries this guy is associating with himself. Nigeria is a lawless country,Rwanda has endured war. Instead of campaigning,he is criss-crossing countries whose human rights records leaves much to be desired. It is enough to point out that we have in his work and behaviour another proof of the multiplicity of the factors which must be taken into consideration by the people when voting, and another proof of the fallacy of trusting to one set of characters alone.
    I foresee a situation where Zambia after 20 January is descended into war brought about by one Lungu. The desperation is so evident. At the moment,I don’t have trust in the Zambian army or the intelligence corps. I foresee a military coup, if he lost.

    • @Appleseed

      Nigeria is not on a blacklist. I don’t like Nigeria’s general politics, but I think we should attempt to build bridges with all African countries so that Africa can become a united brand.

      A lot of responses from opposition supporters are veering on the hysterical side with wild speculation.

      I think it is clear the circumstances surrounding PF Candidate selection and the fall out from that. The continued hostility to Edgar Lungu is very troubling as it shows our Democratic processes allow for individual politicians to behave without honour.

      Lungu is doing good.

    • @Appleseed

      Thank You.
      I’m in disbelief at the calibre of people here, defending the indefensible.

      To me it’s no longer about the election – Why can’t people see that.

  32. but the reasons for not showing up are piling up – which is which? planes or invitations or both or none of the above? why did willie nsanda choose to get sick and go south africa now when they are printing ballot papers?

  33. One edgar chagwa lunguuuuuuuu. all the way mdala. One day away no news in zambia. thats my presdo!!!!! pipo are very attentive to u. muwele kumawa mkwasu. we are waiting to recieve the son of the soil. bayethe nkosi. bayetheeeeee. lululululuuuuuuuuuu.

    • You make me sad. Very sad.

      You are not concerned that there are clandestine visits to undisclosed heads of state. Important and sudden enough to cancel rallies? Important and sudden enough to ignore protocol and bypass the Acting President?

      I don’t care who it is – whether Lungu, HH, Nevers or whoever. I would condemn very strongly, such an action.

  34. @Appleseed

    STOP PLANTING SEEDS OF HATRED.

    Moaning posters, should try to remember this is the Xmas and New a Year week. One must stop for some refreshments and seasonal cheer with one’s Friends. This is acceptable explanation. As Scott would say….Auld Lang Syne that Scottish song of Robert Burns poem, says, ‘We’ll take a Cup of Kindness yet’ …relating to a drink shared by men and women to symbolise friendship. We do this at this time of year because we must take stock of our past and reflect on the future.

    PF has had lots of problems in the last month and to be fair it’s amazing that they have managed to get a campaign going at all! So critics please …get real, THERE’s been a reschedule to allow for the season….big deal!

    • I’m not planting seeds of hatred,I am greatly concerned. We have one country and one peaceful country. I am within my democratic right to question a leaders association with countries which are even now ungovernable! And it should concern you as well if you are well meaning Zambian. Why not go to ‘normal’ countries without a history of human rights abuse? Why specifically Nigeria,where people are mimed day in day out?
      I am concerned and so you should be. I am a normal working Zambian with a family and would like reassurances that my concerns are unfounded.

  35. This guy Lungu,mark my words,has got the heart of bringing this country to it’s knees. I wonder how much the army chiefs have been paid for them to accompany Lungu to Mbala? The discordance he’s likely to bring will not only affect us fellow country men,It will affect even those who are close to him. Rwanda is a military as well as Muslim state,Nigeria is similar. How does one justify this behaviour of associating himself with these countries?
    The army has got a primary responsibility of protecting all Zambians not individuals such as Lungu, Inonge and cartel.
    What Xaviour Chungu should know also is that, in case of unrest in Zambia,his extended family will be affected. So as you organise these trips,think about ZAMBIA and how lucky we are.

  36. I laugh, ati online opinion poll- Only 1 million Zambians have access to internet most of who are not registered voters. Let’s wait and see. You are used to eating the dust so it mustn’t hurt much!

  37. He is the chosen one wether we say no or sick God can not allow a free m…… to rule his people HH is a free m………..My friends are busy playing don chi kubeba on a vampire who stays in South Africa and visits Zambia by air without passing through the roads.Ifintu ni Chagwa……..

  38. A lot of responses from opposition supporters are veering on the hysterical side with wild speculation.

    I think it is clear the circumstances surrounding PF Candidate selection and the fall out from that. The continued hostility to Edgar Lungu is very troubling as it shows our Democratic processes allow for individual politicians to behave without honour.

    Lungu is doing good.

  39. I can’t understand why EL supporters can condone such inconsistency and/or lies.

    Where is the truth? Logistical problems or out of the country? Who is telling lies? His campaign team or EL? We did not ask for the first lie on the program, they just released it on their own.

    How can one go to a foreign head of state but yet face logistical challenges domestically. As in “sorry my children, daddy was having difficulty reaching the living room so he went to the neighbours house”.

    EL, hope you make it to Pamodzi this evening or logistics will come in again?

    • @ OneZed, You are not the only one perplexed at the blind loyalty exhibited by PF supporters. Some of us are nonpartisan and are interested in reading and contributing to sensible issue based discussions affecting/bound to affect our country if we choose our leaders carelessly. The problem standing out is that PF supporters deliberately shun intelligible discussions and want to cower others by shouting their party support loudest.

      I feel the pain and sadness for people like Jessie wamu town, shinkamanyela, appleseed, and many others for their well meaning discussion points that falls on deaf ears. Perhaps it is because they are on that party’s payroll.

      But at the end of the day, it is important for those burying their heads in the sandto remember that we all have one country to…

  40. If you people above barking against PF love Zambia, why can’t you come back and vote. All of you are not in Zambia and only writing about an innocent person. Your only worry is that your candidate will not win, that is all. Why are you not talking about MMD, FDD etc? Because you know that they are not a factor and your only threat is ECL/PF. I wonder what will happen when your candidate surrenders as loser, you will commit suicide.

    • It is not about him being a threat iwe. It is about him conducting himself in a manner that respects the electorate. None of the people you have mentioned is darting in out of the country meaning ghosts of heads of states.

      Mumba and Nawakwi are better debaters than Lungu, we know that. If that was the only criterion, we should be quaking in our boots but none of the other contestants is playing the disappearing act.

      Neither Mumba not Nawakwi are cancelling scheduled rallies and coming back with a stoopid smirk on their face that they were meeting friends of the party.

      He is aspiring to the highest office in the land for crying out loud!

  41. Mulekeni LUNGU. He I’d at liberty to do what he pleases especially if it is for the benefit of the party. Go EL!!!!!

  42. PF and Lungu are not desparate to campaign. Developmental projects will campaign for EL. This elections is for PF loss.

  43. Well meaning Zambians should not even dare to vote for Edgar Lungu. Take heed to the Post editorial of today Tuesday 30 December 2014. The man to begin with is not a presidential material and it appears he is being pushed to ascend to the top. Just before the man is given the authority to be president he as started sneaking out of the country. What lesson can we learn from this kind of behavour being depicted by one Edgar Lungu? Its a pity that most Zambians are gullible who doesn’t look at the character of a person but just vote for the sake of a party. If my party which I support decides to field in a corrupt leader then I should definitely switch to another credible leader. Lungu in this case has questionable character. The rest blogger will add and make a good decision.

  44. ati ifintu ni Eddy!!!! u haters leave our president alone he has the right to privacy just like anyother human Being , and why should he inform G.S or Zambians about his visit to Nigeria ?? as you read, he left the country in his capacity as PF president not as minister ,so since when did a party president ask for authority from the president to make an international visit? lets do positive critisim other wise just start preparing for your doom come 22 januray 2015 i know it hates to lose, we as PF we have been there before so we understand the pressure you are feeling right now but anyways i dont envy you. But any ways, God has a plan and as you can see ,everything is just moving smoothly for Lungu such that even himself cant understand why ,but when God say yes nobody can say n

  45. I have a feeling that some people will be very disappointed when the results start coming in on January 21.

    • There may be no Zambia as you know it. Why can’t you see that what is happening here is cause for concern?

      ‘Other heads of state”?

      I know you won’t believe this, but even if it were Mr. HH that brought in unknown factions, I would very strongly speak against it.

      There is Patriotism at the top of the rung, with partisanship second.

  46. This liar you were picked by RB at 02:00 hours to go and mortgage the Country. Is this not the same RB you accused of being corrupt, now he is organising deals for you. Shame on both of you. Thank God ba PF no matter what money you will flash around Zambians have awaken. Not even rigging will work for you because we have partriotic zambians in the security wings who are vigilant and stand ready to thwart your demonic plans. Shame Nyama Soya and shame on you Vodka. Ba RB eco nomwana wenu amisulila cine cine tamwakwata mano!

  47. This Lungu is a threat to peace of the country. He is just lying like his late master who failed to admit that he was sick up to the time he died. No wonder PF was founded on kaponya mentality and lies. If he is able to lie like this, how can he be trusted to run the country? This man has shown no qualities of a leader. Look at what these PF thugs are doing all over the country, just after Lungu went to visit Mugabe, a farmer was murdered Zimbabwe style and now a medical doctor was brutally attacked so that they could turn around and say that these things are only happening in southern province. Shame on all these senseless hooligans. No wonder their master was the worst tribalist ever in the history of Zambia. I can’t wait for the 20th January so that these thugs go for good..

  48. Who gave EL the right to just do things anyhow? He thinks hes already the president of Zambia, Kanshi aladabwa lol. Thats one of the bad legacy Sata left for leaving the country without announcing to anyone and coming back as if nothing happened.

  49. JUST THINKING ALOUD

    No one gave Sata a chance of beating RB bcoz he looked strong on the ground. HH has really done his best and appears to very popular online. For Lungu, he is not so popular online. Endorsements have been the order of the day on every election but can not be the basis for claiming the majority vote. Insults as i am seeing on blogs cannot win you support. you must be able to persuade me to your way of thinking. if you insult me, i will detest you plus your candidate. remember ours is simple majority. Let us me sober minded and let the will of God be done

  50. This was a mistake. You must not do it again.

    Further, the campaign team must speak the truth, all the time and every time. There would have been no harm to tell people that the rally had been postponed to the following day, instead of Kambwili saying people have gathered today, even though the rally is tomorrow. That was being naughty.

  51. I wonder how the fact that ‘EL is back’ is celebration- worthy. Where did he go? Did he tell anyone? If it was a visit of national interest, wouldn’t he have announced it to gain political mileage?
    But hes neaked out like a thief, because his motive was dishonorable! Or is there truth to the Kidney disease story? Remember we kept our heads deep in the sand when MCS’s ailments were hinted at?
    Watch out Zambia, this guy needs to be screened with a magnifying glass before we promote him.

    Happy New Year

    • point of Correction Eddy is not obliged to inform anyone about his moves, he is president of the party he is above the acting president in the hierachy of the party get it man.

    • You expected him to call you and inform you? We the loyalists knew where he had gone and had to give you excuses. ECL is under no obligation to inform the nation of his whereabouts. He will start doing so after 20th January. You get that?

    • Salaula

      “loyalists” whoever introduced this word to Zambians committed a serious crime.

      Anyaway, so only loyalist must know? Not his campaign team, not the people in NP he had a date with, not anybody, but you? Muzavota munyumba yake?

  52. i dont have a voters card but the love pipo have in ECL not european champions league but edgar chagwa lungu can win even if he was in a comma.

  53. edgar edgar edgar, what are u up to again. edgar.

    it doesnt mattef what you do, the pf 90 days promise is catching up with you soon.

    in 2011, sata got 85% of votes in lusaka and cb, today its different.

    see you edgar.

    edgar, like many others, you lost me too because of your ninety days promise.

  54. so it is true after all that you, edgar, went to kidney issues last three days.

    u denied on tv that you never got evacuated, amd now u say you went out, but not for treatment but to get funding.

    u liar, u r sick

  55. Just saying……More money in your pockets in 90 days, the President is not sick and suddenly dies, the internal wrangling among themselves on who the Presidential Candidate should be and Zambians still have confidence in PF?!?
    These guys lie even when they are silent!

  56. SO IF EDGAR DISAPPEARS IT BECOMES YOUR PROBLEM IF HE APPEARS YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE HE WENT (PUND AND DOG WATCH).EL IS BACK NOW TEL US SOME OTHER LIES BA GARU NABA PUND.EITHER FIT OR NOT FIT YOU (UPND) WIL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA.YOUR LEADER HA HA HA IS LIKE AN EMPEROR IN NEW CLOTHES.

    • STAY WITH YOU LICKING BOAT WHICH IS HAS capsized IN THE OCEAN AND VERY SOON YOU WILL ALSO DRAWN TOO.

      WE WILL GO WITH WISE PEOPLE ABENA UPND AND HH WESU MWANA WESU LALA.

  57. INSTEAD YOU SHOULD GET WORRIED IF IT WAS THE ACTING PRESIDENT WHO HAD SNEAKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY.IF HA HA DISAPPEARS WE WIL NOT GET WORRIED AND WE CAN,T QUESTION HIS WHEREABOUTS PERIOD.SO WATS THE PROBLEM WITH UPND OR WATCH GARU.ITS LUNGU ALL THE WAY 2015.

  58. MAYO, MAMA, MAWE, THESE GUY THEY WANT TO BRING IN THUGS TO COME AND KILL US DURING VOTING TIME. PLEASE SECURITY WING BE ALERT AND WATCHFUL FOR THESE GUYS.
    AN EXAMPLE OF ZIMBABWE WITH CHIMURENGA (KILLINGS) GROUP DURING CHANGARAI AND ZNUPF.
    Zimbabwe’s run-off Presidential elections on 27 June took place in an atmosphere of terror. ZANU-PF militias, had to force innocent citizen to vote for them and those who refused faced political mass murder and this is likely to happen if we will not be careful and GOD FORBID.
    LET THE PF FINISH THEMSELVES, HH IT YOUR TIME.

    PLEASE GUARD AND CHECK ALL THE FOREIGNERS COMING TO ZAMBIA AND LET US ALL BE VIGILANT TO WHO IS IN YOUR CLOSET.

  59. MAYO, MAMA, MAWE, THESE GUYS THEY WANT TO BRING IN THUGS TO COME AND KILL US DURING VOTING TIME. PLEASE SECURITY WING BE ALERT AND WATCHFUL FOR THESE GUYS.
    AN EXAMPLE OF ZIMBABWE WITH CHIMURENGA (KILLINGS) GROUP DURING CHANGARAI AND ZNUPF.
    Zimbabwe’s run-off Presidential elections on 27 June took place in an atmosphere of terror. ZANU-PF militias, had to force innocent citizen to vote for them and those who refused faced political mass murder and this is likely to happen if we will not be careful and GOD FORBID.
    LET THE PF FINISH THEMSELVES, HH IT YOUR TIME.

    PLEASE GUARD AND CHECK ALL THE FOREIGNERS COMING TO ZAMBIA AND LET US ALL BE VIGILANT TO WHO IS IN YOUR CLOSET.

  60. Which is more urgent or important – campaigning to be President or seeing some Heads of State elsewhere? It looks Lungu does not know his priorities. If a house is on fire do you sit down to have lunch or rush to try and douse the fire? I am sure Lungu would first sit down to have lunch and attend to the fire later. Is this what he was advised by Mugabe last week?

  61. A LIABLE SOURCE HAS TOLD ME THAT EL HAS NO VOTER’S CARD AND IF SO IT HAPPENED TO HAVE 50/50 HH WILL WIN BECAUSE HE HAS ONE TO TOP ON.

  62. Lies always catch up with you. This is what was reported on Monday . ‘Mr Lungu said he has not been flown to South Africa and that he is busy attending stakeholder meetings and he was at Church Sunday morning with his family’. But here he is saying he left on the weekend and came back yesterday evening. Which is which?

  63. I hope that Mr. Lungu has declared the money he was given by his unknown well-wishers. What were they promised in return?
    We are indeed docile in Zambia. We are easily taken advantage of. The country’s security is being compromised while we are watching. Our security institutions are just watching. They have found nothing wrong with the minister of defence sneaking out of the country to solicite money from unknown sources. It is sickening.

  64. @Adviser: MINISTER OF DEFENCE SNEAKING OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO MEET UNKNOWN HEADS OF STATE AND UNKNOWN FRIENDS OF THE PARTY! DO YOU HAVE BRAINS TO UNDERSTAND THE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO THE COUNTRY? TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, HE SNEAKED OUT WITHOUT THE ACTING PRESIDENT’S PERMISSION! IT CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN ZAMBIA UNDER A PF GOVERNMENT.

  65. Why is it always negative comments about LUNGU? I thought that ballot paper has 11 faces? Just praise your candidate and leave us to vote the way we want. There must be something in EL! If he is useless as you say LEAVE HIM ALONE.

  66. Show me a presidential candidate who lacks an air of mystery and I will show you the loser of an election. So what if EL went out to see his friends who also happen to be heads of state? HH also went out to see Oppenheimer and some former president or soon to be former president. ..Nevers seems to have the same pool of friends. Until our laws change to criminalize this ni tiyeni nayo! May the best man win! Alibe banzake azachucha….hehehe. …

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