UPND's Hakainde Hichilema
UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema

The United Party for National Development (UPND) have issued a statement to allay fears that their party President Mr Hakainde Hichlema was not eligible to contest national elections based on the fact that he has been at the helm of the party for two terms.

In a statement released to the media, UPND Chairperson for Legal Mr Hakainde Hichilema is eligible to contest the 2016 elections according to UPND constitution.

Below is the full statement

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163 COMMENTS

  1. They are all dead scared of HH….That 1% loss is ringing in their ears.. mwania ALEISA for real this time in 2016.

    Nobody has asked Nawakwi and Miyanda why they have been standing from 2001! I wondoo.

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    • To be honest he has grown and become a better person with a little experience and choosing anyone else, would be a regressive approach

      Clearly like UNIP with Kaunda and PF and Sata, UPND post Mazoka are HH’s club and playground.

      No qualms but an undemocratic constitution thats for sure

      Thanks
      Bb2014

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    • Now you PF f00!s lets get ALL your nonsense sorted out before next year’s elections . If you have proof that HH stole from privatization take him to court now and prove it. Lungu is currently in charge so no excuse you empty tins. Viva HH for sure they are all scared of him. From 17% to 47%

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    • Some calls or rather advise to “consider” changing a party President are lebelled “mischievious and misleading”.
      One has to accept that Zambia is a democracy and therefore “wamuyayaya” is nolonger conducive and should be done away with. You have conventions and the like to allow for democratic practices to filter through.
      Surely uestions about HH’s leadership should be discussed within the party and those with ambitions be given a chance to aspire for the Presidency. Especially after 4 failed attempts by one individual.
      But it appears in the UPND any ambitions to challenge HH are meet with stern action and viewed as “mischievious”…

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    • If HH was no threat to most PF and MMD minions, this talk about him stepping aside would be unheard of.

      Why is Nawakwi and Miyanda not being subjected to the same drivel of stepping aside? Insignificant is the answer.

      Mwanya, whether you like it or not, HH is the man to take UPND to state house. This time around, Mugabe helped you PF thugs to rig the elections. Come 2016, you will be unlucky, because each MP and his people will monitoring both for the presidential and his results. So the swapping of numbers which ECZ officials did will not be easy.

      If there is a most feared man in Zambian politics today, its HH. The mere mention of name sends shivers through the spine of every MMD and PF minion out there. This is a fact they can’t deny.

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    • Why These talks about HH. I wonder if the same would have risen had Sata lost 2011 elections.
      Leave him alone ngakupona akaponafye eka and if he is predestined to be the 7th President of the republic of Zambia nothing will stop him.

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    • Tamunakile…nafuti aleisa? Mudala, aleisa koma alapitilila…HH will fumble, kaili we have seen how you Tongas vote, wait till Eastern Province follows suit!
      Ese, tukamutomba!

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    • THIS HAKAHIVOTELA HEKA IS NOTHING BUT A TIN-POT DICTATOR WHO WILL SLIDE IS UP AND DOWN NGO INTO OBLIVION. COME 2016 HE WILL GET ANOTHER HIDING, THAT IF HE SURVIVES THE POWER FEUD GOING ON IN HIS SOUTHERN NGO

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    • MUSHOTA, NO ONE OUTSIDE UPND IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE LIFE PRESIDENT OF UPND, HH. IT IS IN FACT UPND MEMBERS THEMSELVES WHO THINK IT’S TIME HE STEPPED ASIDE SO THAT OTHERS ALSO TRY. THE MEMBERS ARE ALSO RIGHTLY WORRIED THAT HH MAY NEVER WIN ANY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. FOR INSTANCE, UMUNANKWE EDGAR LUNGU JUST TRIED ONCE AND WON THE PRESIDENCY. SO, THEY THINK IT’S HIGH TIME THEY TRIED ANOTHER UPaNdDown MEMBER TO TRY HIS OR HER LUCKY. OH! SORRY, NOT A WOMAN- HH HAS LOW OPINION OVER WOMEN.

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    • THE PF LIARS ARE AFRAID OF HH IN END OF NEXT YEAR ELECTIONS, WHICH IS TOMORROW. CHAKOLWA CHAGWA LUNGU WILL BE OUT DONE! THIS LYING PF GOVERNMENT WITH A LOT OF HIDDEN SECRETS WILL BE REMOVED FROM POWER. THEY HAVE LIED TO US, AND IT IS ENOUGH! MORE YOUNG PEOPLE COUNTRY-WIDE WHO WANT PROGRESSIVE HH AND UPND ARE READY TO VOTE NEXT YEAR. THAT WILL BE THE END OF KACHASO AND DONCH KUBEBA-LIARS!

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    • We are happy with HH, therefore, this is no issue with us the supporters of HH and democracy in this country. We are aware of voting by show of hands, and we have also voted by show of support to HH via social media. The cadres in Pf if they were allowed to vote the rejected votes would have out numbered any candidate.

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    • Heartless HH, politics of wamuyayaya is long gone please elect a new leader. HH will never ever win any election in Zambia as long as the tonga only remains in the constitution because it puts others from outside southern province as second citizens or members.

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    • Sata stood until he was given the chair if you not with us leave us alone come 2016 Viva HH

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    • Just imagine! Anyway ain’t surprised ’cause this Masonist has for sure brainwashed these chaps. They don’t know this guy is not politically experienced and he is getting older by the day and NO ONE can and will let him near the corridors of power, not in Zambia.

      Its Edgar Chagwa Lungu til 2026.

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    • I am also wondering why there is no convention in UPND. Anyway, convention no convention, try in 2031. As for 2016, my condolences in advance! And you don’t seem to learn a lesson. Zambia is not looking for TRIBALIST party. We are no longer in the Mfecane wars that destabilised south africa and the rest of southern africa. Learn a lesson guys

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  2. Great. These PF id00!ts just want to bring confusion to UPNP. Sorry UPND is not divided like you are, it’s HH all the way

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    • HH is now a hot cake for all aspiring MPs in 2016.UPND is the party of the moment.VIVA HH.Its FORWARD CHABE no looking backward.This we shall make it.

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    • No need, PF are in power, UPND is wondering how many 17 year old Tongas are now eligible to vote!

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    • Do not bring PF into your HH problem. Ask your constitution to explain what it means by stating that every 5 years UPND will hold a convention to elect the President. Has this been done before HH declares himself a candidate for 2016. Does he own the party and that he does not need to be re-confirmed or rejected by the convention?

      PF is not and has never been scared of HH. If anything we enjoy beating him in elections. It will be easier to beat him again in 2016. This will helped by a potential higher country voting average since it will be a normal election year. This time the vote difference will be much higher because all those who did not vote in our strongholds will vote this.

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  3. Clearly the constitution allows Mr HH to stand. I think that he nevertheless has to gain legitimacy by subjecting his ‘wamuyaya’ position to regular review and reaffirmation by his party.

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  4. there we go again,you can not keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Come on, UPND this is a no brainer and no need to blind us with your legal whatever. It is clear HH has the money to continue bankrolling UPND. If you kick him out, you will take his money with him, and that nakes UPND very unstable and vulnerable party at the mess of this little dictator in the making called HH.

    To me, he is a like boy who is not good at football, but shows up at the footbal ground with a new ball that his rich father bought him. If you substitute him or injure him, the game is over. He will just get his ball and go home. That is HH in UPND for you.

    So, so can UPND stop preaching democracy because now we know you will never even have a convention, otherwise if HH loses, he will take his ball and you will have no football to play.

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    • Welcome back MMD Chief Bootlicker!!! You seem to have some cob webs o clear in your blogging going by the many spelling mistakes you have made today!!!

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    • If the UPND family feels HH should carry on untill he wins them the elections how does that concern you, an MMD chief f.ool?

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    • It is HH money and I do not have problem with that.
      My concern is with spending of taxpayers money for political party usage.

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    • @MMD Chief Bootlicker,

      And you and your RB qualify to preach democracy? Thats a very funny joke.

      Agony is licking an MMD boot vigorously, only to discover that the boot is empty because the wearer has done a runner to another Party, leaving you baseless with your old tantrums, homeless and in need of a new shelter.

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    • @MMD Chief Bootlicker,
      One would expect you to be talking about the various thorny issues in your MMD, the confusion surrounding Nervous Mumba, RB’s treacherous acts and why your party performed so dismally in the elections. Are you now full time PF jumping from party to party like a typical opportunist?

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    • HH will continue until a better presidentis identified. meanwhile pipo are to developthemselvesintoleaders.

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    • Ha ha ha ha. You remind me of my growing up. Poor footballer and too young to play with big boys but I was always in any match as the 23rd player for as long as the bigger boys used my ball. Never belong to any team. When I ran aimless for long time with kicking the ball. I would cry and demand that the game should be halted because I wanted to go home. The game had to be stopped and I was made to kick the ball. Then the game resumed!

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    • Perfect definition of who HH is to UPND. We should not have such leaders as president. We need to have some regulations around campaign funding. This will stop such characters from manipulating people.

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    • I thought MMD is the bigger organisation concetrate on MMD do not check what others are doing we are not even checking what you are cooking. Mind you it is only 17 months we shall be voting so we do not want to disturb what is already cooking come 2016 Viva HH

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    • YOU’VE HIT SPOT ON MAN!! HE IS THE ONE HOLDING THE UPND “Dojo”, HIM & ONLY HIM. OTHERWISE HOW WILL THEY ALL EAT IF THEY SIDELINE HIM? THEY’RE BUSY HIDING IN THE LEGAL TALK, WHEN WE ALL KNOW IT’S ALL ABOUT THEIR BELLY’S- “POLITICS OF THE STOMACH”

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    • For sure bootlicker which political parties use stones to campain in Zambia,even your Chagwa Lungu borowed from Nigeria.So leave HH alone.He has moved from 17.5% to 47% ,guese what next to state house with 51%.Your Lungu will fail to control this economy with cival servants going for three months no pay who will look at Lungu in 2016.With the Chikwanda nomics Zambian’s economy is headed for doom.HH will be the new TB josuah on the Zambian’s economy prophesy.PF is going no were.

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    • @MMD bootlicker

      You should now change your name to PF and Lungu bootlicker.

      Your name clearly suggests that you have no capacity to survive on your own apart from bootlicking the government of the day.

      HH seems to be a huge threat to your political jobs hey?. Is that why you hate him so much?

      Whether you like it or not, he is going to win the presidency come 2016 and some of you definitely will be out. So if you are smart be like some of us, who have made adequate plans to survive on our own without government handouts.

      Viva HH, the man shaking the PF boat and causing MMD clock to lose time.

      HH is simply unstoppable.

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    • Shem undp, dad that number 5 HH is not playing well, ya he might be the owner of the ball.. Hahaha! Well with close monitoring of jv and his close thief dupak Patel, stand and see how wide the gap will grow…

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  6. @Chagwa. That is very true. Why hasn’t anyone been talking about Nawakwi and Miyanda. The two have been there longer than HH. PF is scared this time around HH is becoming president, this why Lungu has departed from his predecessor’s vision and is reversing everything he did or appointments he made. Another thing is MPs that have been serving for 3 terms and going into term 4 such as Given. These should not be allowed to contest again. There should be a limitation on MPs to serving only 2 terms and maximum 3 terms.

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    • No, no, no, no HH will never be president of Zambia. Let him just continue wasting your time whilst PF moves on and transforms Zambia.

      How many times have we heard you brainwashed chaps sing “HH is going to win is going to win”? Yes he win surely win in UPND circIes and NOT NATIONAL elections. Just to refresh you, in 2006, same story, 2008 same story, 2011 same story, 2015 same story, please this is just madness. PF has a mandate of years to develop Zambia and thereafter maybe another political party, not necessarily UPND might be given a chance. So don’t cheat yourselves about your HH. Change your leadership because I don’t see that Satanist getting near the corridors of national power.

      A new comer, first attempt and is in State House, what does it mean to you?

      Ifintu in…

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    • The major problem is that undp does not accept that after the massive unexplained activities by jv they still lost square.. This was their chance never again, with the confusion in PF undp funded and underhand of the white old man, the big funding from those big indians and mining firms, this time PF will monitor all polling stations..

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  7. It is important that we all support our National president. In situations like this there is always only one person who gets it. There are no losers. All political parties are important in the whole process. We are not going to go into one party system. Therefore we all have the Duty to support the President of the nation, but at the same time encourage the Presidents of all parties to continue with there positive contribution to the welfare of the people. Negativity and irresponsibility will only lead to serious divisions and catastrophe. Please, all of us must support EL because if he fails it means we all fail and the nation will never recover. Let us criticize constructively. We are all mature and naturally we are peace loving people. There is nothing as nice as peace and we need to ch

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  8. To be honest if a leader looses a party an election they have to go no matter what. But in the case of HH it was a close call and it would be reasonable to let him have anther go in just about a year’s time. His circumstances would justify that. The case of Dr. Mumba has to go, whatever the case. RB might have been the cause of his predicament but well he should have out-played RB to show that he has the beef to lead the once vibrant party. Zambian democracy is developing and taking root and the leaders should develop with it!

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    • Your obession for Mr Mumba has to stop Dr.

      His momentum was derailed because of what transpired.
      The faction of RB should be condemned in every sense of the word and anyone or anything that supported him

      On HH I agree with you.

      Thanks
      Bb2014

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    • I think my obsession with Dr. Mumba has a history. I first meet Dr. Mumba as a vibrant pastor at Mulungushi Hall in his Zambia shall be saved days and I thought he was great. He brought to Zambia some of the great pastors from around the world. Later that year he was broadcasting his Zambia Shall be saved live from Botswana and we were watching it in Zambia. At the time I thought Dr. Mumba was going to make Jesus to come back. But along the way Dr. Mumba got side-tracked, formed NCC which he said was a Christian coalition but later became a political party. Dr Mumba cheated all of us. He needs to repent. The 70 X70 forgiveness option will apply. He just needs to go back to his flock, they will understand. Politics are not working for him. The point is he is deceptive.

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    • Only genuine PHD holders in real subjects think like you Dr. You have the capacity to understand what most of these PF minions don’t. To them as long as Lungu means continuity in their political jobs, he is the best.

      By the way he coming back to sort out the cabinet, followed by parastals and then embassies. Already rumours are that Kambwili is crying out already and throwing tantrums.

      All these PF minions in the diaspora will just disappear nya.

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  9. I have never heard of such nonsense constitution. Only the Tonga-type can design such a constitution!!!

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    • AND THESE ARE THE CHAPS DEMANDING FOR A NEW NATIONAL PEOPLE DRIVEN CONSTITUTION? WHEN THEIR OWN IS A LAUGH! IN THIS DAY AND AGE IT IS UN BELIEVABLE FOR A ‘DEMOCRATIC’ PARTY TO HAVE SUCH HEEP OF RUBBISH IN THE NAME OF PARTY CONSTITUTION. SO, HH IS ALREADY A POTENTIAL DICTATOR?

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  10. Another reason why HH has to lead is the limitations our democracy has like MMD B’licker has said. HH is the guy with the money to carry the party along. Only in a unique case where someone will sacrifice or has a special talent to raise the money.

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    • So, what if HH (God Forbid) dies tomorrow….?!

      You see why Parties should be more of Institutions than ‘personal’….

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    • I think UPND as a party is very institutional and not a personal party for HH. I strongly believe that at the right time he will step down. If their constitution allows the sitting president to continue, that surely can’t be a problem to talk about.

      I really don’t see any difference with the PF Constitution, that allowed the late Sata to be PF President for ten(10) years.

      The only disadvantage to having a single leader for a prolonged period of time is exactly what happenned to PF at the demise of Mr Sata – succession wrangles.

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    • HH has cleaned up stolen money! He is rich, why is he not as loved as he is rich? Kolopa.com

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    • HH is not dying. Leading opposition party leaders don’t die. They die when they get into State House. He is really looking great and presidential. Four election losses later and so much will be taken out of him and Zambia will only have a shell of HH walking into State house at the fifth attempt. What a loss to the country! Remember the cost of trying to keep Sata alive? All those specialist equipment from Israel, St George’s hospital bill, flight charter’s to bring the body back home, man-hours in mourning etc. all which remains a state secret. Am sure we are going through a transformation phase.

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  11. People who want HH to step down and those people who see HH as a threat! Why not ask Edith Nawakwi to step down also? Why not Sondashi?

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    • Who are we to tell the membership of any party that their party leader has to step aside after loosing them an election? However,
      I as a renowned blogger who is even recognised by Mushota, BB2014, ref: (two blogs up 10.1) my opinions will have to count here.
      1) HH stays, reason(s): He was so near yet so far, there is only one year before another election and he has the financial capacity.
      2) Edith stays, reason(s): She has some understanding of political dynamics , smart, Zambian politics need women at the helm of parties,
      3) Sondashi & Muliokela stay, reason: Zambian politics need commedians. S & M are comedians. S is an educated one and M, I don’t know where he came from but he is funny. He is another Chama Chakomboka.
      4) Dr. Mumba ‘goes back to church’.

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  12. CONTINUTION

    There is nothing as nice as peace and we must cherish the peace we are enjoying. I love EL, HH, Nevers, Nawakwi, etc. Tribalism is very close to satanism. It is what you call witchcraft. Witchcraft for me means hatred towards someone who hasn’t done any wrong. We are all Gods creation and are therefore one before his eyes. Stop the hate and respect our President.

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    • @ Mpooma
      That is the language we must all speak. I don;t like the idea of people calling one another names for the simple reason that the person each one hoped would be in Plot 1 lost! At the end of the day we still remain Zambians! One Zambia One Nation, it’s either you love this beautiful country or get lost and try Afghanistan or Cambodia!

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  13. HH will never RULE this great nation under whatsoever unless you guys in upnd changes your approach in terms of campaigning. Secondly, you guys in upnd should realize that the votes you got from the last elections was as a result of the backing you got from the MMD MPs. Let MMD just sort out their problems and re-organize themselves for next year’s election, HH won’t even reach 30% of the votes. Believe me!!!!

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    • @Mighty shansha, very good advice to UPND which they have to consider and see how best they can resolve this issue. Brushing this aside will not help UPND and HH. This good criticism as far as I am concerned instead of insults and mud slinging.

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    • Mpoma the advice is trash because it starts with the statement HH will never rule Zambia. Who is this guy to declare that? God?

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  14. Just make sure he remains the same age every successive year. Zambian youths no longer vote for old people.

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  15. This constitution is a rigid one and quiet undemocratic, discriminatory and a hindrance to good governance and quiet unprogressive.. How on earth have such, a monarch or what.

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  16. If he can be muyayaya for a tribal party then beware of him because if he becomes president he will want to be like Kamuzu Banda. The UPND constitution is not democratic how can they now be screaming for a republican constitution !!! hypocrites and ye shall know them by their fruits…. with their mouths they say one thing but their hearts are far far away….. lol U5 has finally stopped crying wolf over the so called ‘stolen votes’. I am sure he is ashamed and embarrassed that everyone except his myopic mind endorsed the veracity of the elections

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  17. i’ve heard UPND people praise SHARP Cornelius. is (HH) threatened? undemocratic people no direction (UPND)

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  18. We just need a convention period…this is not Mazoka ‘ s constitution….HH must must step aside.

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  19. INDEED YOU ARE SCARED OF HH.WHY NOT TALK OF NAWAKWI,MIYANDA.WE NEED TO BE FARE U GUYS.AFTER ALL EVEN IF YOU TALK IT WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR DECISIONS WHETHER IT Z LUNGU ,HH,NAWAKWI,MIYANDA.THEY ONLY DO WHAT PLEASES THEM AND NOT WHAT PLEASES U.U ARE ONLY USED TO FULFILL THEIR DESIRES AND WHEN U DO,THEY COMPLETELY FORGET ABOUT U NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU COMPLAIN ON VAROIUS SOCIAL MEDIAS.

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    • @Mwachiz
      What is being discussed here is your constitution, we shall talk about the others when we see thier constitutions. So far yours is very undemocratic and pathetic to say the least. Trying the same experiment, expecting different results! And please do not take the Ostrich approach, be real and face facts, your candidate is simply unsellable!

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  20. surely its like UPND enjoys lossing , with this tribal tag attached to the party you still go ahead and chose the same candidate that keeps drawing you back? no wonder it will take you a 100 years to tak over power……. the ealier you stop worshiping an individual the better. its like HH is your godess you worship him and fear him and do whatever he says what money can do!!!!!!. i dont like this dictatorial kind of mentality , a one man show at the expense of compromising the party constitution? any ways its like HH also enjoys losing as well.after all prophet joshua has already predicted HH’S 2016 fate so we are not shaken coz will Kolopa him nicely again just watch the space…….

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  21. Chitutuma

    It is really irritating how some of you people talk about issues without referring to one’s tribe. Let us discuss issues and drop this animal language of Bemba, Tonga this or that. It sounds so nice when you are attacking each other like this but be careful such can turn into fire.

    Just put across your arguments like M.M.D boot licker has done. He just argues his point right or wrong without referring to this Tonga, Nsenga Bemba, Lunda ect.

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    • Kavuyi, I agree with you 110%! Let’s all make a pact with each other to condemn whoever blogs using tribe. This will stop a handful of tribalists which include Chitutuma & Jane Mulenga from polluting the forum for the rest of us who are deaf and blind to the tribe.
      The UPND constitution seems undemocratic as far as I am concerned and that goes for all those parties like FDD, HP, etc who have not held conventions to select presidential candidates for more than 10 years. It is imperative that political party constitutions mirror the country’s consitution on democratic governance. This will inspire the masses to appreciate the party even before it forms governmant. FDD & HP mentioned above are nonetities in comparison to UPND on the Zambian political scenario.

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  22. Am scared HH is standing again in 2016. My Team this time in 2016, it will not be easy to rig. Our tactics have been exposed.

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  23. At last …the “no sublimation factor has been proven”. You cant win elections from number 3 to 1…NOOOO. Follow procedure.
    However, let me state that even in 2016, UPND will be fighting to remain no.2.
    PF is putting up a too powerful team to manage affairs of Zambia.
    NO NEED TO CHANGE..

    I will come back on this platform in August 2016.

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    • To win an election you need to attract new members by being humble! But the arrogance exhibited by Upnd supporters clearly show what treatment they can dish

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  24. Pf is not scared of upnd. If upnd wants let them maintain hh for as long as they want, the fact is he can never win an election because he has never experienced how it feels to be elected. I foresee power hungry members in upnd living and forming other parties. Let mmd go for a convention and elect a powerful tongindo president.

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  25. Hahahahaha Hihihihihi party yaba TONGA & its foolish followers, you upnd f00ls that are insulting as ba PF & HE in this post, let me respond to you this way: honestly where is your democracy life f00ls party president Hahahahaha Hihihihihi. No wonder God can’t recognise you f00ls you worship your freemanson Elder b’coz you have been hypnotised by powers of finzi, that’s your idol you worship. God will punish you for not worshipping a black Idol. In PF we support any credible candidate, not cult covenant muntu assigned for a mission which is known by himself. Lastly :

    Freemanson hh no Freemanson hh, Munkombwe no munkombwe, GBM no GBM, Masebo no masebo, maureen no maureen, Muvi no muvi Tv, watchdog no watchdog or post no post. God has & still surely answered our prayer…

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  26. have no quarrel whether HH leads Upnd even for 1000 years. But for the sake of dDemocrademocracy which HH preaches about why not subject himself to an election in his party? Afterall charity begins at home

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  27. No body is worshiping HH BUT the fact is he has gained ‘popularity’ and its very nebulous to remove HH and put someone else. It will mean UPND will NEED to cobble together again in terms of MARKETING tht candidate. HH is a household name and HE IS NOT LOOSING THE 2016 ELECTION. NEVER NEVER NEVER 2016 is his.

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  28. This is a humble appeal to the UPND to drop the culture of insults. You actually shoot yourselves in the foot by being vulgar. How can you surely attract decent membership with a policy of insults? Why can’t we debate maturely with due respect for each other? Please change and let us develop a better and more mature society. Thank you.

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  29. Clearly after the outcry from the so called big wigs in upnd they decided to quickly change the constitution to accommodate under 5. I just can’t believe these upnd dullards are that foward thinking

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  30. Political Observer…They insult because they are ever BITTER.
    They cant believe it that they cant win with such attitude.

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  31. I think let us give HH enough rope to hung himself. He thinks the voter apathy that characterised 2015 elections shall be the same in 2016.We will vote in masses for us long us we do not want UPND ruled by a tribalist Tonga who is HH. It is better the UPND was run by either Kapita or Sakwiba Sikonda or Ray ford Monde then we would have campaigned in our strong holds.As the situation stands PF will win 2016

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  32. UPND’s legal person is being a little sarcastic.
    How does one who calls for a convention become mischievous?
    The said article does not restrain anyone from calling for a convention, it simply suggests possibility of party president standing as many times as possible.
    I would like to believe that this possibility is exploitable if, and only if members are agreed – he can even stand 100 times, as longer as he keeps loosing.
    But, the said article does not bar anyone from suggesting to change the sitting president of the party UPND.
    If anyone feels they need to participate and be given chance to democratically challenge the incumbent, they cannot be stopped on account of that article; the legal man knows that.
    Showing anger has never been know to be part of legal advice or counsel.

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  33. whyyyyy do you talk about us in UPND always without making any sense it is our collective wish that HH stands why CHIKUBABA? Is he the only one ,what about Nawakwi ,Miyanda and others .Whether you like it or not it is not up to you it is up to us to have HH as our President so all of you who are having pains somewhere under you can all go and drown.Leave us alone why kulichenjezya mbulikuti nduwe olamaano olike ,katwaamba mwenima notuyowa,janza kumbele

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    • Don’t compare abene Miyanda and Nawakwi, those are just jokers especially the former. I for one is now worried about HH standing because I am 110% that the dude will lose again. Losing 4 times is very shameful. 2016 will even be worse. Ala it is only the might Sata who could unseat a sitting government. There will NEVER be another person who will manage that. HH acepa, someone who could lose to a person who was unknown and had so many people blocking is way!!! Next year will be a different ball game. Insult me or not, it is the truth, nothing but the truth.

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  34. UPND is going back to its vomit! Thou shall not support your “blue eyed boy” for the same reasons I have never supported him. UPND choose to bury its head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich and you will continue been just a good electoral competitor! HH WAMUYAYA MUKULUSA!!!

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  35. I would like to believe also that the said article also assumes that when conventions are taken the incumbent keeps being re-elected to the office of party president, and so by that token qualifies to be the presidential candidate, as many time as infinite, according to the legal man.
    This same said article which is being used as the reason for expressing anger, does not say that UPND shall have no convention until the incumbent president of the party wins national presidential elections – no, it doesn’t say so.
    I believe the article assumes that the incumbent is so popular that whenever party conventions are held the man keeps being reelected as party president; and if the current president HH is that popular, my take is that people would not have any reason to avoid conventions.

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  36. This is wamuyaya attitude. Let other people try or please go to convention to legitimize your position. its not fare that you keep trying and blocking others who may be interested.

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  37. Very good, Flight HH, now cruising higher as haters remain under the clouds!.

    2016 its a walk-over.

    PF walala, Walala,

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    • You have been chatting that walala for a long time, including other funny terms such as wina Azalila and the only people who do the walala & Azalila are yourselves. It shall so continue until fate chages course.

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  38. Until he wins? what cheek ba UPND! You think we are stupid? we will retire him. Mushota you are a hopeless observer. Totally unintelligent. HH hasn’t become better. he has become worse. He started off humble. he is now boastful. telling us to vote for him because he is rich is becoming better? atase!

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  39. The problem with upnd supporters is that they don’t want to hear the truth no matter how constructive it is. How can we trust you with power in this regard? I’m sorry the game in 2016 is going to start at 0% and not what you got 47%.

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    • what truth? HH has almost 800,000 voters already he just need less than 500,000 to win.Pf lost almost 400,000 votes this year even Chagwa Lungu won.PF with chagwa will lose more votes come 2016.The results will be HH president ,psition one,Lungu PF loser position two,Kabimba Rainball,position 3.

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  40. Azakotelela and retire as party president. Zambian presidency is not for HH. He will NEVER be one. He used to laugh at people that they are old and that he was the only young man. HH have you seen how many younger men in politics? Ati until he wins, who will make him president?

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  41. According to the quoted article of their constitution by Mr Jack Mwiimbu that it is unambiguous i.e not clear, hence could be interpreted either way. The bottom line is just to say that there is no time to replace HH who apparently is the biggest financier of UPND. Therefore, it will be very difficulty for HH to campaign on democratic values without holding their convention before the 2016 elections,so UPND will do well to just hold a sham convention just to fulfil the fixture knowing very well that he will go thru’ unopposed

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  42. Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh……I’ve never seen such a lugubrious constitution in my entire life like this one. Takwaba this is a piece of shiiirt of a constitution. And how do you expect UPND to give Zambia a meaningful constitution with such rubbish?

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  43. THE ZAMBIA UNITY ALLIANCE IS CRACKING BECAUSE NOW MUTATI, MUSOKOTWANE, LINGWANGWA ARE EXPELLED FROM MMD AND ARE PLEADING TO GO BACK. HOW WILL MUTATI FREELY CAMPAIGN IN MANDEVU WITH HH IN MANDEVU ON SATURDAY WITH THIS BACKGROUND?

    HH HAS LOST IT. PEOPLE HAVE SAID THE BALL WAS PUT ON THE SPOT KICK FOR HIM AND THE GOAL KEEPER WAS REMOVED FROM THE GOAL FOR HIM TO SCORE. BUT ALAS AS LIWEWE WOULD SAY “HH HAS MISSED A PENALTEY!!!” CHAPWA THAT CHANCE WILL NEVER COME ABCK AGAIN FOR HH. HE SHOULD JUST RESERVE IT FOR HIS MEMOIRS OF HOW CLOSE HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENCY. CHAPWA, CHAPWA, CHAPWA!!!!

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  44. THE UPND CONSTITUTION HAS TO BE FOLLOWED AND LET HH STAND. HOWEVER, MAY HE AVOID CRYING THAT HIS VOTES ARE STOLEN. ECZ PUBLISHED RESULTS FOR ALL 150 CONSTUENCES. I WAS EXPECTING UPND AND HH IN PARTICULAR TO POINT OUT WHERE HIS VOTES WERE STOLEN. AFTER THE PUBLISHING OF THE RESULTS IN THE PRINT MEDIA, HH CHANGED HIS LANGUAGE AND ASKED HIS MEMBERS TO STOP CRYING. YOU CAN CHEAT SOME PIPO SOMETIMES BUT YOU CAN NOT CHEAT ALL THE PIPO ALL THE TIME. HIS LIES HAVE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND HE IS QUITE. AM WAITING FOR GARRY NKOMBO TO RESIGN AS AN MP. REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID, ”IF HH DOES NOT WIN THE ELECTIONS I WILL RESIGN” SO WE ARE WAITING. CHIBA LSK.

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  45. Its good that UPND have clarified and put this to rest. This will help all well meaning Zambians to now focus on issues without distractions.

    We need a better Zambia. Our children, nephews and nieces, our friends children etc.. need to inherit a better Zambia than we inherited from those before us. There is NO excuse. We are only 13 million in a Country 752,000 sq.km. i.e. three times the size of Britain. We beat Britain hands down in abundant natural resources. All we need is quality leadership with proven ability in creating entrepreneurship and jobs both in rural as well as in urban areas of our Country.

    If we love and care for the future of our off springs, we should be looking at the CVs of prospective future Head of State.

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  46. All of you talking about me Hakainde Hichilema (HH) can go hang yourselves because am not going any where. come 2016, you find me strong and good to go…mwailasha bane!!!

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  47. kikiki UPND a party for tongas
    Wamuyaya HH.Come 206 it’s nega nega formula.Mulepapa mwe ku southern with that voting mentallity

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  48. UPND’s constitution was not written in good faith. How can one person be an indefinite candidate???? Where is the succession plan???

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    • Are you implying that the PF constitution was hijacked by the late president Sata when he was at the helm for 10 yrs.

      I think UPND as a party is very institutional and not a personal party for HH. I strongly believe that at the right time he will step down. If their constitution allows the sitting president to continue, that surely can’t be a problem to talk about.

      I really don’t see any difference with the PF Constitution, that allowed the late Sata to be PF President for ten(10) years.

      The only disadvantage to having a single leader for a prolonged period of time is exactly what happenned to PF at the demise of Mr Sata – succession wrangles.

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  49. all of you upnd chaps are backwards in reasoning. your hh boy will never win an election. same mabisi people will continue giving him votes but too bad there shall always not be enough to make him president.all of you mabisi people ,you are brainwashed by one hh ,the most bitter person in zambia.

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    • Fact man stay in Germany and stop refering to fellow Zambians by derogatory remarks. I am the one who voted your comment down. You deserve it!
      Fueling tribalism here while hiding your nigga arse in Germany? You have the nerve!

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  50. You know what, quit with your boring statements, Edgar Lungu is waiting for HH in 2016.
    **8
    We see you!

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  51. When UPND will not be ruled by a Tonga, you will believe that the votes in Southern Province are conditional!

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    • @ 58 Lord Voldemort (The Dark Lord)

      As far as the Tongas are concerned, this contest is between them and the Bembas, everyone else is a mere statistic. When you try to pin them on the wall regarding their tribalism, they point you to Bemba tribalism – “don’t you see that Bembas are tribal too”, “don’t you see that the Bemba vote was also tribal?” they retort.

      But the Bembas have never been in this contest with the Tongas. Bemba tribalism is focused on gaining political dominance. Tonga tribalism, on the other hand, is about tribal dominance. There is a subtle difference between the two. In this last election, for instance, the Bembas opted to vote of a Nsenga – a distant relative of theirs, instead of voting for a fellow Bemba. Both were on the ballot paper.

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  52. THIS IS NOT TRUE. BECAUSE WHEN DRAFTING THE PARTY CONSTITUTION THEY COULD NOT PRE-THAT THE PRESIDENT CAN BE CONTESTING UNTIL HE WINS THE ELECTIONS. SUPPOSING HE CONTESTS FOR FIVE TIMES AND DOES NOT WIN, WHAT HAPPENS?
    THE QI
    QUESTION IS WHEN DOES UPND HOLD THE CONVETION ACCORDING THEIR CONSTTUTION? WHEN DO OTHER POSITIONS IN THE PARTY FALL VACANT?

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  53. Chimibaba Bafikala .HH got 200,000 more votes from 500,000 in 2011,while Pf got 400,000 votes less than 1200,000 Sata got.In 2016 the same trend will continue with HH increasing his chance to grab it finally.While Lungu will come out second if not third to kabimba of Rainball party.

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  54. ITS A LIE. NO CONSTITUTION CAN BE TAILORED IN THAT WAY. WHAT HAPPENS TO OTHER PARTY POSITIONS. WHEN DO THEY FALL VACANT? WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE POSITION OF PRESIDENCY, WHAT DOES THE UPND CONSTUTUTION SAY ABOUT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE.
    DONNT DEFEND THE UNDEFENDABLE. WE WANTANSWERS TO THESE QIESTIONS.

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  55. UPND members I thought you were more inteligent than PF members. But reading your postings I discover that your intention is to have a Tonga as Republican President at all costs and HH is the only one with enough money to achieve this goal. I tell you this is a wrong to go about it. You have just lost this vote. If you can behave like this at party level what if and I mean if you are entrusted with Zambia. Even those dogs from grand commission must feel ashamed of this turn of things. I said signing that shiit of a paper called social contract was just ameans to hoodwink the gullibles that HH was going to action the Constitution.

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  56. I have seen people now replacingthe word “Tonga” with “UPND”. I am so happy Zambians are reasonable people. Remember Racism and Tribalism are next to Satanism.

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  57. Why are you wasting time talking about HH and UPND? Ni part yanyoko? Go and sort out your own problems and stop wasting your useless time on unproductive issues. Truth be told, people who are calling for HH to step aside are trying to comfort themselves that should he do so then next year there would be no competition, ba makaka mwanya!

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  58. HH is a very productive guy he will bring a change in the governance system of this country.Its UPND all the way.

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  59. This was a close election. HH lost by a whisker. If anything, he deserves a re-match with Edgar Lungu. That is what the late Michael Sata did in 2011. He had lost narrowly to Bwenzani Rupiah Banda in 2008. He did not give-up. Instead, he reset his game plan – re-strategized etc.. You know the rest of the story – It was a TKO – RB left the ring with a bloodied nose and Sata stepped in State House – after four grueling attempts!

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  60. I,my wife,my children,daddy,mum and close friends will never vote for your tribal HH!!!prepare for nega nega voting formula in 2016!!!you’ll cry more next year once Mighty PF defeat your tribal party UPND pants down!!tribal HH is never a factors as he will keep on winning Muvi TV opinion polls than ECZ presidential elections!!!i feel sorry for these noise makers in UPND,how can you stick to HH who has lost 4 elections?its like you’re used to losing!!!only a tribal lunatic can vote for such a failure like HH forever!!!GO PF GO!!!

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    • @Eddy we don’t care after all you bembas have always voted for own or your chosen fake cousin candidates.Who told you we are few,so much that we cant win an election?You will cry in 2016.Remember the same Tongas you are insulting are poligamist and all there children will register as voters including all those in Bulozi,kaonde and Luvale land.

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  61. Isn’t this just a clever and creative way of ensuring that only a Tonga – HH in this case – can be a President of the UPND?

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  62. For sure HH will lose again in 2016 because we now know how to vote. Nega-nega formula will be used because it is fantastic.

    Those misleading themselves that HH improved from 17.5% to 47% are not accepting that EL went up from 0 to 48% with powerful enemies in PF plotting his downfall. Mathematically HH has about 30.5% to catch up with EL in 2016.

    This margin will come from Eastern province and improved voter turn out from Northern, Luapula, Muchinga while Lusaka, CB and Central provinces will be swing provinces. Assured voter turn out will be 90%. Why to bury under 5 politician and the know-it-all HH for good.

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    • @Shall see who are many.Dont worry JL.If democracy fails since you Economic refuges vote for own tribesmen,We shall Grab our Northwestern Rhodesia by force.you are very un thankfull creatures.

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  63. Intellectuals are always forward looking you cannot beat them straight from the street they have proved again.

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  64. We need a new leader in UPND,HH please step aside your time is up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  65. We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

    There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

    This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

    God bless you your Excellency.

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  66. And herewith lies the problem. UPND is not democratic, and this will spill over into mainline politics should they take over. Ok we here their pundits proclaim the greatness of their leader, blah blah. But common now, wheres the democracy in all this. HH needs to step down because the practice by UPND is undemocratic. It looks like UPND supports dictatorship.

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  67. Why you PF chaps are scared of HH ? Leave UPND alone, are you the one who sponsors the party? If HH was not there in 2015 UPND would not have managed to get a helicopter for 2015 campaign ! so it is not your business to talk about this. We know what want is to see UPND to be like MMD which was only managed to get less than 12500 votes just imagine.HHHHHHHHHHHHH forever until state house

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  68. Tongas and all the sympathisers listen:

    I am not tribal. If u think a jump from 22% to 47% is good, what of PF’s jump from 43% in 2011 to 48.5% in 2015, just 1% less than 50% plus 1 threshold? Is PF not better than UPND? Do u realize that in both cases UPND trailed PF? Don’t forget, too, that PF is in power and not UPND despite fake opinion polls showing the winning which turned out to be a hoax. Sorry, basa. Put your house in proper order to succeed. Try Mutati as President. This is my humble advice to you, free of charge. As long as a tonga leads the party, it will remain difficult to ascend to plot one next year. The tribal tag is so deep rooted in some people that they cannot vote for UPND with a tonga at the helm. Words of Munkombwe were the last nail in the coffin. Wake up!

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    • @ 79 Tati

      Tongas seem to lack the capacity to grasp the reality you are talking about. They caused the tribal tag on themselves and are now not willing to let it go. This tribal tag never existed during Mazoka’s time. However, the Tonga mindset pre-existed Mazoka and has persisted since. Refusing to go away, it showed its ugly face once more when tumultuous Daniel Munkombwe spoke recently.

      People vote the way they do, not because they hate Tongas. Rather, it is a demonstration against this Tonga mindset. We all saw how much fall-out took place within UPND when that “a Tonga must takeover from Mazoka” was put into effect. Many prominent non-Tonga members left the party in protest. One would have wished to see an abatement of this Tonga mindset. But no. It still persists.

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    • @ 79 Tati

      When that fall-out from UPND was taking place, following the implementation of that infamous “Tonga must take-over from Mazoka” policy; many prominent Tonga politicians dismissed its impact and considered those who were leaving as “good riddance.” Time has proved them wrong.

      Now, in retrospect, it can be argued that the best time to have corrected the impact of that unfortunate policy was right there and then – by way of a contradictory action. Had the party attacked that statement then by pushing instead for a non-Tonga to take-over from Mazoka, it would have provided an instant cure. The the matter to rest once and for all. To the contrary the statement was never repudiated publicly. It was, instead implemented. UPND is paying the price, a high price indeed!

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    • @ @ 79 Tati

      Meanwhile, time is running out for UPND. Notwithstanding the odds, however, HH must win at all costs in 2016. The option of losing will be too costly for him. It could mean a not so nice ending for his political career. GO HH FOR 2016!

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  69. It is only right to have HH in the next elections. One thing true is that HH has become a household name in Politics and without such people , then politics and its Democratic dispensetion is Null and Void. People have said now and then, even HH himself has said that to him politics is another Vocation. The man has already what he needs on the planet at personal level; he is a renowned commercial FARMER, A prosperous Businessman, A married man with a Happy Family, He belongs to a clan that is self sustaining, of late he has become a good “STATESMAN”. No need to quarrel over spilt milk, let those able to leak from the soil do so, but not him, for he gets fresh milk from the Udder of Health Cows. Zambians should learn to respect Party constitutions and more so Natinal Constitution.

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  70. If you have never lost you will never be a winner, for loosers are the best winners and when they do so, running a country is just like drinking a glass of water. Look at late president SATA, he became a geneous by loosing.

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