PF candidate Edgar Lungu extended his lead in Tuesday’s tightly contested presidential race polling 780,691 votes from 141 constituencies representing 48.3 percent.

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema polled 752,850 votes and accounting for 46.70 percent.

There are now nine constituencies remaining to be verified and results announced.
The remaining constituencies are Mafinga, Lukulu West, Chama North and Chama South, Mfuwe, Kanchibiya, Mufumbwe, Sikongo and Luena.

This is according to the latest official results released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia as at 22:00 Hours.

MMD’s Nevers Mumba has reassumed his third position polling 13,971 which accounts for 0.87 percent.

Ms. Edith Nawakwi is now on third position with 13,597 representing 0.84 percent of the votes counted and verified.

About 1.612 Zambians have so far voted in this election with average percentage turn out standing at 32.45 percent.

And ECZ Chairperson Ireen Mambilima says the Commission will not rush into declaring a winner before verifying the remaining nine constituencies.

Justice Mambilima said the Commission will wait to exhaust the verification process of the remaining nine constituencies because the difference between the two leading contenders of around 29,000 is less than the 196,691 registered voters.

‘This is a very tight race and we have nine constituencies to report. It is not safe to declare a winner because we may end up declaring a wrong candidate. We have assessed the situation and we will not rush the process because the race is extremely tight,’ Justice Mambilima said.

She appealed to citizens and all stakeholders to keep their cool and see this process to the end adding that there is no need for immature celebrations.
‘I wish to reiterate that until we declare the winner, there is no winner, let us maintain patience,’ she said.

Justice Mambilima said the delay in concluding the process has been caused by circumstances far beyond the control of the Commission.

‘We believe it is better to get a correct result than rush through and get an incorrect result. We are almost there.’

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  1. EL
    MAFINGA ….NORTHERN PROVINCE
    CHAMA SOUTH… MUCHINGA
    CHAMA NORTH… MUCHINGA
    MFUWE… EASTERN
    HH
    MUFUMBWE… NORTHWESTERN
    SINKONGO… WESTERN
    LUENA… WESTERN
    LUKULU WEST…. WESTERN

    NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE 9 CONSTITUENCIES APPROX IMATELY 190,000
    4 IN HH’S STRONGHOLD, 5 IN EL STRONGHOLD
    KEEP IN MIND EL HAS A LEAD OF APPROX 27,000
    THE AVERAGE VOTER TURNOUT HAS BEEN 34%
    BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU
    NOMBA NI EL2016 (ALL THAT IS REMAINING IS VERBAL CONFIRMATION FROM ECZ THAT EL HAS WON)

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    • “MMD’s Nevers Mumba has reassumed his third position polling 13,971 which accounts for 0.87 percent.

      Ms. Edith Nawakwi is now on third position with 13,597 representing 0.84 percent of the votes counted and verified“` now you want nawakwi and Nevers to dispute also,,, come on now!!

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    • Given the many anomalies that have arisen in the process, as expected, this election has been rigged! UPND has been cheated out of their votes by PF in collusion with ECZ. Say whatever you want, I have no confidence in the result and I don’t respect it until all the anomalies are addressed! I’m Bemba but I don’t support unfairness!

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    • 2020vision

      Zambians will have a very good night sleep tonight…..

      Ba Zambia munjeleleko….

      Am so sorry…..

      LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,THE WISE MAN FROM THE EAST IS ABOUT TO CROWNED……

      LUSAKA FIRE DPT….GET READY……..PF MULILO WAIKATAKO WAPYA…….

      Great Weekend coming up…let’s enjoy the African Cup too.

      I thank you

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    • This is like a cricket test match – on the fifth day. EL still has 9 wickets with 6 runs to win.

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    • I DONT USUALLY TYPE IN UPPER CASE BUT WHEN I DO THEN THERE IS A POINT I WANT TO PUT ACROSS… LET ME FIRST THANK ALL THOSE ZAMBIANS WHO HAVE VOTED FOR ONE EDGAR C. LUNGU… I SALUTE YOU..!

      MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM UPND I ALSO SALUTE YOU, THOUGH YOU POURED SERIOUS INSULTS ON US BUT IT’S FINE ATFER ALL WE ARE ALL ONE.

      BY MID MORNING TOMORROW WE WILL BE CELEBRATING – EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US… DR. MULIOKELA WILL BE THERE…

      THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN… PEACE.

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    • IF PF wins it means the opposition were just making noise about the cost of living, debt, farmers and everything they talked about since people are happy with PF performance.

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    • Iwe ka bwembya, who asked u about yo tribe. Do u have to say am Bemba in your statement. So what. Useless…provide evidence of the rigging and go to court. Judgement will be 2016, in time for another election

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    • @Ndobo, you are right. The ECZ need to recount again, if they can announce 2 in third place, they may announce 2 in FIRST place as well.
      Nawakwi & Mumba should HALT this result announcements.

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    • M bwembya

      Please….do you really know what day it is today…..?

      20 January was 3 days ago…..

      Now we have our eyes set on the big prize…2016

      Please we need your vote

      I thank you

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    • Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha

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    • Edgar will add 3,776 to his lead from the remaining nine.

      PF UPND VOTERS % T/O
      1 Chama North 3,615 676 23,224 18%
      2 Chama South 2,801 908 21,081 18%
      3 Kanchibiya 4,527 488 28,124 18%
      4 Mafinga 4,614 992 30,414 18%
      5 Mfuwe 3,102 144 16,428 20%
      6 Mufumbwe 1,200 8,400 27,016 36%
      7 Luena 326 3,044 20,942 16%
      8 Sikongo 4,194 1,207 19,580 28%
      9 Lukulu West 1,452 6,196 11,882 64%

      TOTAL 25,831 22,055
      Difference in favour of Lungu…

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    • LATEST announcement- Flight HH 2015 clashed and there are no survives. The funerals will be held in CHOMA. The chief mourner Daniel will kill 200 herds of cattle at this funeral. Mweetwa is very quite thinking of taking over from the HH and his vice Gary. Thank you and other announcements will follow later

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    • “THE MOMENT A SMALL GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS USES FEAR AND VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS IS THE MOMENT WE MUST BE COURAGEOUS AND TAKE A PEACEFUL STAND FOR OUR VALUES OF DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH THAT ALL ZAMBIANS SHARE”

      HAKAINDE HICHILEMA ,THE INCOMING PRESIDENT.

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  2. hh ,the game is over. you see being too pride does not pay. it should take a miracle for you to come on top!!!!!!

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  3. HH has performed wonders against 2011 baseline an indication of wide acceptance by ZAMBIANS.Whatever the result He deserves to lead Zambia.

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    • HH only took advantage of the low voter turnout in PF strongholds that was his strategy very simple but it was also a dirty strategy because it reeks of tribalism..come 2016 there is no way PF will get a low turnout from our strongholds which now is 7 provinces out of 10…no way…and for sure BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU..

      WE EXPECT CELEBRATORY COMMENTS FROM BLOGGERS NEAR AND FAR TOMORROW ONCE THE FINAL RESULTS FOR THE LAST 9 ARE ANNOUNCED…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • He ha not performed that well. He is still been rejected by the rest of Zambia. He garnered more than 200, 000 votes from Southern more than he did in the last election. You also have to look at the turn out in other provinces. UPND had to reject this guy and have a different candidate. He will lose the 2016 election again as PF will be more organized and will rally around Lungu from the get go.

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    • @mwine Mushi,while the rest of the country is voting in an unbiased manner,Southern province still lags behind with tribal voting.Upnd will do worse next election if this trend continues.Anyways,hh will continue winning online elections,like i have always indicated.

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    • @3 mwine mushi

      Disagree. HH has benefitted from non Tribal Zambians who voted as Zambians free from Hate.

      His supporters of Southern and Western Provinces have gone down the line of Tribalism which Edgar Lungu’s strongholds did not, indicating HH benefited fromvotes by Inclusive Zambians.

      Fact is HH has in the past, also presently NOT renounced Tribal Hatred. He has instead put himself across as a Tonga Tribal Man demanding that one of his Tribe deserve to be President in Zambia. His fight is sorely based on being Tonga.

      A man such as that will bring Rwandan violence to Zambia. That HH is an intelligent man is true, but unfortunately, he advances Tribal hatred and does not renounce it.

      He does NOT deserve to be President of one of Africa’s Democratic Jewel.

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    • HH has only added about 200,000 from his votes in 2011. That is equal to only 3 constituencies in kitwe. That is the degree of his improvement.

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    • @mwine mushi: I would hardly call HH’s performance WONDERS. Given the happenings that preceded these elections, vis a vis PF and MMD internal wrangles, this should have been a cakewalk for HH/UPND. Not forgetting the headstart HH had in the campaigns.

      Believe you me, most of the support HH got from disgruntled MMD and a few PF MPs will evaporate by 2016 and HH will remain with his usual suspects. This was HH’s only good opportunity to win the presidency. Come 2016, PF/MMD will be reorganized, reenergized, regrouped, and Edgar in incumbance. Expect the road to be even tougher for HH in 2016—assuming he is even allowed to run going by UPND constitution. Nonetheless, he put up a good fight and he has been beaten clean by Edgar Lunga, a debutant to presidential elections.

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    • Wait until people see how his province voted for him on tribal lines. They will not support him again. Besides, they are tired of siding with a perpetual loser

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    • NO. JUST THAT PEOPLE STARTED BELIEVING IN UPND DUE TO INITIAL CONFUSION IN PF. NOT THAT HH HAS PERFORMED WONDERS. ALSO THE NON-PAYMENT OF FARMERS IN TIME LOST PF A LOT OF MARKS. THE ALMOST DIVISION BETWEEN EL AND MILES SAMPA LED TO ELECTORATES VOTING FOR OTHER PARTIES. AND A FEW OTHER MORE INEVITABLE PROBLEMS BROUGHT ABOUT THE LOSS OF OUR BELOVED SATA SUCH AS LOSS OF CONFIDENCE AMONGST PF MEMBER. EVEN IF SATA WAS ILL HE WAS TOO GOOD FOR PEOPLE TO EXPECT THAT HE WAS GOING TO DIE. LIKE IN ANY HOUSEHOLD WHEN THE FATHER/PILLAR (OR BREAD EARNER) DIES THERE’S ALWAYS CONFUSION AND IN SOME CASES DIVISION OF FAMILY. OTHERWISE, AGAINST THESE ODDS PF DID EXTREMELY WELL.

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  4. The remaining 9 constituencies will cancel each other and so EL has won by 27000 votes. It is clear EL is the 6th President of Zambia.

    Let HH-UPND start mourning now for they have lost clearly and fairly.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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    • @TRUTH HURTS WELL SAID COMRADE, WELL SAID…IT HAS BEEN A HARD BATTLE BUT WE ARE THERE ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE ECZ’S SEAL OF APPROVAL!!!

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016 (IM OUT TIRED WAS AT MULUNGUSHI THE WHOLE DAY)

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    • Let HH smile more so we can warm up to him. i know he was never hugged as a child , but we all learn these things ,give love to every tribe and they will love you back. Being pompous will not win you votes.
      Distance your self from ZWD , when we read the insults there ,all we think of is HH is behind the insults about Bembas.

      We know you became rich after privatisation which sent many miners to death . you can offer nothing to Zambians ,your privatisation matrix is scary.

      To you its about being the richest guy in Zambia. You need love not riches , repent in the name of Jesus.

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  5. mwine munshi, you are wrong. hh has been rejected across the country.we told you ,you upnd blind followers that your head boy hh can not make good president. please tell him to stand as ward charman in2016.

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  6. I dont know about you 2020,saulosi,katondo boys,robin….but ine am already celebrating….olo ni weekend….whatcmo…

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  7. As they say, ” a frog measures the size of the universe or sky by the size of the wells mouth…………….you just see the crowd attending your rallies and make claims that you will win………mukose kuli na rainbow mu opposition

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  8. so where is the 84 percent costa mwansa sung to us? What if edgar had more days to campaign, what if pipo turned in large numbers in pf strongholds, what if? What if? Even if hh was to win, he would ve the same inferiority complex late maureen matako’s husband had for not winning lusaka and c/belt. Well done edgar. Let pf rule upto 2051. We want sane parties not those with scruff canisius banda.

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    • Tony Blair

      Thanks for being part of the winning team

      2016 let’s do it again…..

      I thank you

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    • Without rigging, HH has won this election hands down. PF knows this very well. That is why they devised the rigging formular, but they have been caught, Shame.

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  9. The fact is what has helped tribal HH to be close to EL is a very good turn out in his southern,western and N/western, plus voting on tribal lines.if PF supporters registered 40 or 50% turn out,HH would have lost badly!!!in 2016 once turn out improves in PF strongholds,Edgar Lungu will easily win it!!!CONGRATS PRESIDENT ELECT EDGAR LUNGU!!PLEASE BE PRESIDENTS FOR ALL ZAMBIANS – BANTUSTAN INCLUSIVE!!!

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    • Eddy

      Thanks for being part of the winning team

      ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

      God bless you

      I thank you

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    • You people who always talk about tribe are the stinking tribalists. We are tired of hearing your stinking tribal comments. You never discuss issues, how dull.

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    • THIS IS WHERE PF MUST TEACH THEIR SUPPORTERS TO VOTE AND NOT JUST ATTEND RALLIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT. THIS IS WHAT THE LATE SATA ALWAYS EMPHASISED ABOUT- GO TO YOUR CONSTITUENCIES AND TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE, LEARN WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AND DON’T JUST SIT IN YOUR OFFICES. BUT ALL THOSE WORDS WERE FALLING ON DEAF EARS. MOST PF MPs BECAME COMPLAISANT OF HAVING WON THE 2011 ELECTIONS. THIS WAS MADE EVEN WORSE BY KA WYNTER WHO COMPLETELY FAILED TO RE-MOBILISED THE PARTY AFTER WINNING. I HOPE THIS WAS A BIG LESSON TO PF AND THAT THEY WILL GREATLY IMPROVE ON IT.

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    • Why are you blaming UPND for your own mess. How did UPND cause low voter turnout? Tribal voting is the pattern all over the country especially in so called PF strong holds. Lusaka and CB is also full of Bembas and Nyanjas looking for street jobs. HH has made an impact. Infact, he has won.

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  10. Its over for HH and his flight 2015. As much as you had differences, all we can deduce from this is that you and all others wanted to serve the country. I have no doubt that you and Eddie love this country. Unfortunately, we can only have one Republican president at a time. This time it’s Eddie. Next time it may be you or someone else. Never make this country ungovernable through issuance of careless statements. Respect the peoples wish and move On!

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  11. Someone provide some info here. What time is the next update? Lost N tired. Been following the (MANY) updates for what seems to be forever. Awaiting the inauguration for whoever wins.

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  12. Zambia hatutaki kiongozi mlevi kama Edgar Chibuku Lungu.Bwana HH ndiye bora na mwenye ujuzi wa uchumi.

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    • Mzambia wa Zamani

      You deserve a hug….i know how you feel….please we need your vote in 2016

      I thank you

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  13. Share of Turnout
    Constituency Voters HH Edgars

    Mafinga 30,000 224,00 539,00
    Lukulu 12,000 878,00 79,00
    Chama South 21,000 123,00 6 345,00
    Chama North 21,092 456,00 2345,00
    Kachimbaya 16,333 652,00 4,234,00
    Sikongo 22,700 2 138,00 411,00
    Mfuwe 16,500 76,00 5243,00
    Mufumbwe 27,027 2 333,00 1987,00
    Luena 20,944 2 001,00 654,00

    Likely voting patterns HH cannot win its Edgar Lungu 2015 tomorrow at Heroes Stadium

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  14. It’s game over UPND, could you please prepare a better defeat speech than the one your Dr Banda gave..these are some estimates of what is remaining WITHOUT Mafinga a PF stronghold. Give it up

    1 Kanchibiya Muchinga PF 4,527 UPND 488
    2 Lukulu West Western PF 876 UPND 7,163
    3 Chama South Eastern PF 2,801 UPND 908
    4 Chama North Eastern PF 3,615 UPND 676
    5 Mfuwe Muchinga PF 3,102 UPND 144
    6 Mufumbwe NW PF 1,200 UPND 8,400
    7 Sikongo Western PF 1,267 UPND 4,194
    8 Luena Western PF 326 UPND 3,844

    Your Fake Patel PVT had even given Chililabombwe to HH, come on guys, those are the results Dr C. Banda should label FAKE!!

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    • MMD chief bootlicker…you are invited to come and dine with the rest of the country. ..

      I thank you big time

      ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

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    • Thank you bootlicker , unfortunately they already slaughtered the animals about 400 bulls.

      Kekekekekekekekekkekeke

      IFINTU NI LUNGU

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  15. No insults on this thread please….am in charge of all the comments coming through…..

    I have been given the task to monitor….no insults please

    Bo ma Inonge Wina….Katondo boys salutes you big time…..Guy Scott and your beautiful wife….you have shown the world your true Zambian colors.

    God bless Zambia

    I thank you

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  16. people, what is happening with upnd watchdog???? they are have suddenely become mute. they talk a lot of bad on pf and edgar, now its taking hours before posting news there. by the coster mwansa and his opinion count!!!!!! fake fake.

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    • Fact Man

      Forget about watchdog………

      They can’t manufacturer any more lies…Zambians have spoken….Even the Post has been put on mute….you remember what Edgar said at Mandevu rally…..

      anyway…..2016 campaign starts right now….right this moment

      I thank you

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    • @16.2 WHICH REFUND? YOUR FRIEND HH IS SICK WORRIED (SHIKI POLOMIA) ABOUT INKONGOLE (BORROWED MONEY) FROM ‘BOERS’ HE PROMISED BUSINESS. WHICH REFUND TO HIM, AGAIN?

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  17. Its very regrettable that zambia will be led by an unhealthy drunkard Edgar Chibuku Lungu.

    State funeral deja vu.

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    • Mzambia wa Zamani…What you doing on this thread..no News on Watchdog

      Please….let us celebrate..your naysayers friends are hiding..

      i thank you

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  18. @ pretty @ Mei Matungu @ Jessie wa mu town

    I came to vote, thank God my candidate has made it.
    Dont forget how HH has been campaigning nearly for 3 months.
    EL has only campined for 3 weeks

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    • “UKUTANGILA TEKUFIKA”- BEMBAS SAY. AMANO MUBONGO EKUFIKA. AN ENGLISH MAN ALSO SAYS, “A EMPTY DRUM MAKE THE LOUDEST NOISE”. HH GAVE A LOT OF EMPTY PROMISES.

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    • what a effort , Mr lungu , you appeared in my dream , last night sleep . please love all zambia , more especially tongas ,and lozis. come to 2016 , lets all witness ,Mr lungu have votes comes from all 9 provinces !

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    • @Grand,

      The “majority in the minority voters” have sealed the fate for Zambians. Hope that the disadvantaged in society shall be taken care of by the winner. Hope winning was for the sake of Zambia and not jobs.

      The majority bloggers here have access to good medical care, salaries etc. I feel sorry for the voter who will end up in a health institution with only panadol.

      Good luck and we meet again.

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  19. SO BA UPND WHAT WAS ALL THE NOISE ABOUT. YOU CALLED SATA ALL SORTS OF NAMES, YOU SAID PF WILL NOT LAST EVEN ONE YEAR. YOU EVEN DARED SATA TO CALL FOR EARLY ELECTIONS. BUT NATURE ALLOWED YOU TO HAVE EARLY ELECTIONS AND TO YOUR SURPRISE, EL/PF IS THE MOST BELOVED IN ZAMBIA. FOR UPND IT WAS A REVOLUTION IN SP. EVERYONE WAS CALLED TO VOTE SO YOU ROSE IN NUMBERS EVEN SOME SOUTHERNERS IN OTHER PROVINCES TRAVELLED TO VOTE. ALAS, IT WAS NEVER TO BE. TRIBAL PARTY. NOW REDUCED TO ASHES AND TENDING OF CATTLE. PASTURALISTS AND CATTLE WRESTLERS. SHAME ON YOU FOR BEING SO PROUD FOR NOTHING. EVEN YOUR ECONOMIST FAILED TO COUNT. HE COULD NOT SEE AT A VERY EARLY STAGE THAT HE HAD LOST. WHAT KIND OF ECONOMIST IS THIS?

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  20. The man of God prophet TB Joshua gave a prophecy that the ruling party will scoop the presidential elections and the game seems to be over, but my main concern is about our 6th president. Mr E.C Lungu I’m warning you…… Not all people surrounding you are honest with you,most of them are just job seekers and when you stingy them jobs they will deal with you. Look at what has happened to the past presidents….do not eat food from any unknown people, always move with your wife and above all prayer! For it is the strongest weapon Jesus has blessed us with. Congrats for carrying the day though it was not easy…….. And remember to thank God the Almighty. But for you blood suckers God is watching you for the battle is not ours but for the Lord (2 chronicles 20:17-24) do not be…

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