Gabriel Namulambe
Gabriel Namulambe

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Mpongwe member of Parliament (MP) Gabriel Namulambe has announced that he will not re-contest his parliamentary seat in next year’s general elections.

Mr Namulambe who is also deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs said in Luanshya on Sunday that he has opted for life outside parliament after 10 years of representing people of Mpongwe.

“I will not seek re-election in 2016, there is life outside politics. I think I want to do something like farming,” he said.

And Mr Namulambe has said that “bad language” against political opponents should have no place in Zambia’s politics because it is a recipe for violence.

Mr Namulambe said that Zambians avoid violence in the campaigns for the January 20 Presidential election.

“In the first place, the election came as a result of the demise of our late President Michael Sata, meaning that the way people behave should be like people who are still mourning because it has not been long after we put the Head of State to rest,” he said.

“So we should discard violence as we choose our next leader,” he said.

Mr Namulambe said people must denounce violence and resist any temptation to use inflammatory language.

The Mpongwe parliamentarian also said the PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu enjoys massive support in the area and urged the electorate to vote for him so that the PF can complete the projects it started.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. He knows he will have enough of it in opposition in parliament for the next year. Facing up to all misdeeds and all that.

    Well articulated. you have earned yourself respect. But don’t change in case you win.

    Good Luck

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    • Pipos, do not make it a game of heaping insults on me. I am just extrapolating 2011 results into 2015 expected results. No malice and all the best to candidates to prove me wrong. A number of factors do change the forecasts and surveys. Barring any abnormal event between now and January 20, the following are expected results:
      EL is expected to garnish 1,550,000 votes while HH will get 980,790 votes. A word of caution though. Above results have taken into account a trend change of 30% in favour of HH and all votes of Mr. Chilupi going to HH. A further 20% shift will be a game changer. That will make HH a winner with 1,291,000 votes against EL’s 1,240,000.
      I am willing to share these and discuss what needs to be done to win last minute shift. Only EL and HH shall contact me, no middleman.

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    • Namalumbe has realised that he will not win in 2016. So to save face he has decided to announce his departure early.

      He knows now that people in his constituencies hate him with passion for not helping then get their money from FRA.

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  2. @Cat Power do you really think he would have won? These are the unscrupulous relatives of Levy who were brought in to fill the numbers and then became a protege of the Cobra! He has no mind of his own, he wants to save the little he has!

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    • @ MB you have cracked me up. I really don’t know to be honest am a bit out of touch with reality on the ground at home. All I know is I support HH which is my democratic right. He articulates issues better and I can relate to him. Same reason I could not support the cobra. I believed he was just a man ready to insult my manhood or worse. So as the Princess said above, What service? I don’t think these guys have provided any. All I saw was a false sense of security provided my over supply of money at an unknown cost to the younger Zambian who will have to repay loans for all there lives.

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    • As part of Team EL I must say Namulambe fell short on many areas and it would be best if he steps aside for someone else who will push Mpongwe’s development agenda forward! Unlike UPND bloggers some of us are frank and honest to call a spade a spade within our own camps..Nsanda, Kambwili and a few others are liabilities that are causing more harm to PF than good..let them do likewise and simply resign from their positions to let younger less material minded men and women alike take over..

      ***VIVA EDGAR LUNGU 2015 AND 2016***

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  3. @Adapt or Die, why are you complaining to Lusaka Times about being blacked by Watchdog? Call them and register your complaint directly to the owners of Watchdog. However, if you cant locate them it will be non of our business. You may want to engage a private investigator to help you locate the Watchdog. Your complaint is on a wrong site which has nothing to do with Watchdog. It’s like accepting endorsement from RB who has no influence whatsoever.

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  4. Gabby, you know that from now forward PF and MMD have no chance in Lambaland hence your decision. Good judgement.

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  5. Yaba ! this Adapt or Die, you almost got me confused that i was on ZWD site when in fact i am on Lusaka Times !

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  6. I hope this time around u won’t change like a chameleon and jump on the bandwagon of the winning team because u are known for that (muselela kwakaba). Please retire, we are tired of u! U ve done nothing for the people of mpongwe apart from eating and stealing! Spare us your useless rhetoric!

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    • Typical Zambian mind, bringing up defamatory postings when the topic is a man’s choosing to not hold development back. Thank him and move on. No! You chose to gossip. I hope you are not a man, if so you are useless and reason Zambia lags behind.

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  7. @2020Vision, so tell us who are the blue eyed boys of your anticipated EL cabinet! Since you have ruled the baby hippo and the dunderhead Nsanda out! Wina – (a widow who came into politics to make money), Luo (promised Veep)- I wont classify her- she is a non-entity! Her former husband describes her well- Russian trained gossiper!); Samusa- he wont survive his constituency!; Chenda- doesnt inspire!; Shamenda- failed Unionist turned politician!; ABC- world’s longest serving Finance Minister (bring a country from best economy in 1964 to 5th poorest country in the world 2014); bashi Nono (I am waiting for him to analyse current PF leader- well known for predicting demise of PF previous leader); Dr Kasonde (surrendered his duties to Former First Lady!); Dr Katema (he hasnt said anything…

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  8. Nobody will miss this turncoat. It is time for people like him and Masebo to call it a day in politics. Doing this will be more honourable than jumping from party to party.

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  9. it would make sence if THAT political liability quit. In 2WEEKS times HE IS LOSING AGAIN BREAKIN THE RECORD

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  10. Hon. Namulambe is right and I want to appreciate his sober mindedness. Some people think that to be a politician one cannot retire. Its better to retire whilst you have your integrity with you than to quit after defeat. Hon. Namulambe is right to endorse President Edgar because he is the man for this time and beyond. The margin for Edgar Lungu’s victory has increased after RB’s endorsement. I have traveled with Hon. Edgar in Eastern, and it is visible that PF has almost 100% votes. UPND is non existent on the ground. Come 23rd January,2015 the 6th President His Excellence President Edgar C. Lungu will be inaugurated.

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