THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has lost its big wig in Northern Province to the Rainbow Party after its chairperson announced his resignation yesterday.

Steven Mulenga who held the position of provincial chairperson announced his resignation but refused to state the reasons behind his decision.

“I am exercising my democratic right and have decided to join the Rainbow Party. Those that want to talk to me can call me,” he said.

However, impeccable sources from within the UPND structures in Northern Province that spoke on condition of anonymity said new comers that joined UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s campaign during the campaign period of the last presidential election where engineering to place their own people in party structures.

“We know that a name connected with a well-known politician in Kasama is being primed to take over from Mulenga,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the MMD in Northern Province has said it will field a candidate in the forthcoming Senga Hill parliamentary by-election.

Northern region chairperson Stephen Mukuka said the party was undaunted by its former MP Kkapembwa Simbao’s decision to apply to stand on the PF ticket.

Mr Mukuka said his party would fight to win the election.

Mr Mukuka who is MMD National Executive Committee Member charged that the former ruling party had what it took to return the Senga hill parliamentary seat.

He however, lamented the fact that some of the MMD’s parliamentarians had neglected the party.

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    • BA STEVEN MUKUKA BA WESU SO KANSHI TUMIPUSHEKO BA PRESIDENT WENU NIBANANI KANSHI COZ YOUR JUDAS ISCARIOT NEVERS WITH 1% WIN HAS BN GIVEN BU DIPLOMAT TO BRAZIL
      AND RB IS THE LEADER FOR PF .
      HES THE ONE WHO HAS INSTRUCTED KAPEMBWA SIMBAO TO STAND ON PF TICKET .

      TRY TO FON SOME GUYS IN LUSAKA BALAMYEBAKO ATI APART FROM UPND ,FDD,RAINBOW PARTY

      MU GOVT YAKWA RB WE ARE ON THE GROUND WITH A BREAKAWAY PARTY IMBEBA SHONSE SHIFWILE SHAYA KU EASTERN MUKULYA BA CABBAGE NO KU SUMAULA UTUKONDO TWAKWA RB PAEDOPHILE , KA VODKA NA MPEZENI MR ARV CHIEF AND ONE KIDNEY MAN STANDING

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  1. The point of analysis begins with the fact that he did not want to say anything against his former party. See how it pans out in the coming few months.

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  2. Just the leadership of rainbow party is what will make it not perform. Either you are pf or upnd. For Bwalya to rejoin pf, it means things are not easy for smaller parties.

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  3. The man had very little input to the party, so he won’t be missed much. But I pity him because he seems to have no vision. The best could have done was to wait and see. That’s the game of politics.

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  4. That’s a good decision to move away from the under fives but again joining rainbow is makes no sense. It’s the same as making one step forward and two steps backwards

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  5. I believe many more dignified officers in UPND will take the same decision and move into different parties.

    You only get one political life, why waste your talents supporting a Party with a mad man at the helm? One who is consistently unappealing to the electorate.

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  6. Wait for 2016 and see how tribal HH will cry!!!only a lunatic can accept to stand on UPND in Lusaka urban,Copperbelt,Luapula,Northern,Muchinga,Eastern and bemba speaking areas of Central province!!in all these areas PF will win 99% seats and its president will be number one!!so why waste time and money in a party which cant win you anything?GBM,Felix Mutati,Patrick Mucheleka,Mutale Nalumango etc if they stand on UPND will lose their seats!!!

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  7. @ eddy Silly, stupid and stone age mentality all the way. Same comments of tribal all the time. Grow up.

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  8. PF and Rainbow parties are all children of MMD. We need real change in 2016 which is UPND. All these PF, Rainbow and MMD come 2016 will disband and will be no more. Research on the ground has it that people want real change and are tired of lies/theft all the time and its HH with that real change. All these kayabebele…

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  9. @mapatizya and @Zimba,am sure you’re tonga bulls!!!recall that you bantu botatwe used nega nega formula on 20/01/2015,so we shall equally use nega nega formula in favour of PF in 2016!!so why start a fight which you can finish?you shall cry more next year when your tribal HH lose for a record 5th time-shame!!!!its a daylight dream to think that any candidate can win PF stronghold just like PF cant win in southern maybe except in Livingstone!!!voting pattern will be the same in 2016,so with a good dry weather and high turn out in PF areas,expect a 5 defeat for your tribal HH!!!IFINTU NI LUNGU AND WE’LL COLOPA YOU!!!GO PF GO!!!

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  10. Zambia requires a third force to emerge; PF and UPND may not be the answer to Zambia’s future, political wise. The few people that are going to rainbow party are doing so because they have no other alternative. You can see a dearth of political choices in this country. BUT I am very positive Rainbow party is not that answer. Who would want to see Kabimba as head of state? How appealing a party would be if it had people like Chipimo, Miyanda, Nawakwi, Mulongoti, Sondashi, Muhabi, Pande, Musokotwane, Magande? These at present are doing it the wrong way. But as long as these politicians continue to go it alone, we shall continue to have the UPND and PF divide, politics of Njala! Thanks to Nevers Mumba who has killed MMD. The need for a unified organized party is very urgent. Not Rainbow!

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