National Restoration Party leader Elias Chipimo jr
National Restoration Party leader Elias Chipimo jr

FORMER National Restoration Party (NAREP) Lusaka district chairman Fred Mutolilo says he has information that Mr Elias Chipimo wants to join the Patriotic Front (PF) party but his members who are interested in the Danish funding which his party receives have been discouraging him.

But when contacted for a comment Mr Chipimo, who is NAREP president, declined to comment and referred all queries to his secretary general.

Mr Chipimo said he would only make a comment at a later date, adding that it was only ideal for other members of the party to comment on the matter at the moment.

“I prefer that other members of the party comment on the matter but I will at the right time. For now let the Secretary General comment or any other members of our party,” he said.

On Saturday Mr Mutolilo, who defected to PF, said he was aware that Mr Chipimo wanted to join PF, but other NAREP members who were interested in the Danish funding which the party receives had been discouraging him. Mr Mutolilo, who led over 200 defectors to join PF, said NAREP was a finished party and urged Mr Chipimo to join PF.

But NAREP secretary general Vincent Mwanza rubbished reports suggesting that Mr Chipimo had intentions of joining the PF. Mr Mwanza said Mr Chipimo could never join PF because NAREP was still a strong party with values. He said NAREP was not shaken or disturbed by the defection of Mr Mutolilo.

He said the funds from Denmark were meant for capacity building, adding that NAREP had no control over the money.

Mr Mwanza said NAREP had its own internal and external auditors from Denmark. “We are not shaken or disturbed by these small defections where individuals go round using NAREP name gathering people that are not NAREP members and claim that they have defected from our party,” he said.

Mr Mwanza said it was a lie that over 200 members had defected to the ruling party and that NAREP structures were still solid. He said NAREP would continue building the party and would not pay attention to desperate individuals whose occupation was conducting fake defections.

“It is sad to note that politics are now based on the stomach, no principled politician can behave in this manner and we advise the PF to be careful with these men because they will one day do the same to PF,” he said.

Mr Mwanza said former national secretary Mr Kamanga was fired and Mr Mutolilo for gross indiscipline. He urged the PF to test their capacity to mobilize and organize sothat they could realise that they had welcomed liabilities.

And former secretary general Javan Kamanga has charged that people are running away from Mr Chipimo because he has failed to connect with his members.

Mr Kamanga said it was not because people did not like Mr Chipimo but they were running away because he had failed to connect with them.

“People are leaving him because he has failed to connect with them and he has also failed to cast the vision and values which he has been preaching. Mr Kamanga said it was unfair that Mr Chipimo and other NAREP members could now start calling him a fake bishop who was hungry and broke.

“… Now he calls me a fake bishop, he calls me that I am hungry, I am broke. It is uncalled for. Leadership must inspire people and the moment it fails to inspire people, people will run away,” Mr Kamanga said.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Chipimo ur political career has been nothin bt a joke,so jus join pf if u want to make sum bit of sense

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    • I would sue this man If I was Chpimo

      This is a scandalous statement regardless of whether true or not
      The trouble of not having a sound mind when you go in Politics

      Here is another example of this lose canon

      In all honesty the future is the Rainbow Party

      Thanks
      BB2014

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    • Did Chipimo get 400o votes across the country in last presidential elections? His political impact is ZERO. He overrates himself but his has been a party of demising fortunes.

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    • The reconstruction of our great nation is for every Zambian, hence it is not a crime for our dear brother to join the working team. Zambia is a nation with united people despite cultural diversity. There should be no PF, MMD, UPND, UNIP, Lunda, Luvale, Tonga, Lozi, Bemba, well come brother Chipimo please come a long with our dear Sister Edith Nawakwi and Hon. Mwetwa.

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  2. If Chipimo decides to join PF, it is his democratic right. What is wrong with that. If he decides to join UPND, would this be a problem?

    Fred has only to answer for his deeds and try to throw us off that line. We want to know his role in financial deals. He can only fool those who are politically blinded.

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  3. I would advise him to join UPND.

    PF is a dying party under Edgar Lungu.

    Alungu anabwera is a wonderful song.

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    • Alungu anabwera and defeted HH and UPND because they mistook him for pushover. The same will happen in 2016.

      Pilate played a hand in Jesus’s cricifixion was surprised Jesus still lives. Pilato’s song will not translate into votes. PF will find a way of undoing it with something better.

      Hildah, accept HH is a loser through and through, just come to PF. Why waste your time on a losing party and individual. You know I fell sorry for you. HH will never take UPND into plot 1. He is a totally failed politician. He thinks visiting compounds will make him popular. See when PF makes its moves! he is not taking any hope there.

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  4. If he choses to join PF is it any of your business? What happened to freedom of association? So this guy is telling us he left because Chipimo was about to leave the party seriously??? Seriously people how long are we going to condone such nosense?

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  5. bamalukula balecita defect to completely bury the PF as it changes colour from green (MMD) to blue (MMD)

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  6. I think you are missing the point the only political party that makes good sense is UPND. But if UPND comes in power and also fail to sort out the current problems in Zambia I will certainly stop voting and think of relocate to another country.

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    • Better relocate now because HH will never form government. I feel sorry for you since you have put all your life in HH. He is not God. Zambia is existing without HH as president. It has existed and will exist. What has he done to you, bewitched your reasoning. Zambia is blessed with many capable men and women, far better than HH.

      You want to bring the UNIP reasoning again through HH. HH will never be allowed to do that. Never.

      All you his advocate, if you want to relocate please do it. We will have less trouble of people making useless noise. Try going to South Africa.

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    • @Yebo Nkosi , you are very right, Zambia is existing, just existing and will continue just existing , no progress with people like your friends at the helm.

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    • What I mean is that I do not subscribe to the notion and belief being portrayed by UPND that HH is the ONLY remedy for Zambia. Zambia is where it is today because several citizens and leaders have played major roles in the development of the nation.

      Even if HH does not become President, Zambia will continue to progress. HH did not form UPND. It is not his vision. Zambia is not in a crisis or standing still. There is alot of headway Zambia has made through various political parties.

      I refuse to be brainwashed that HH is a small god for Zambia. He is only human and fighting to become a president like anyone else. People will promise you heaven to vote for them. That is how I look at HH. His is just ordinary to me. Nothing special.

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  7. African defections are nothing to praise. Defectors just rush where bread is best- buttered in the meantime before the next general election’s realignment. They are mere selfseekers within nothing to offer. After all, why be proud for giving accommodation to liabilities, spent forces who have lost direction and are just wandering around for political rejuvenation. Regrettable.

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  8. Mtolilo, you are surely a vuvuzela as your name, anso uli dull vere dullo! Ngati njala yaku nyokola, just go quietly. So is that supposed to be news!

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  9. Defections defections and defections. I think people detecting just want to be associated with the song ANABWELA. They won’t claim such fame because they don’t deserve it. ONLY LUNG DOES BECAUSE HE CAME FROM CHAWAMA HE’S GREAT AND A SCUM.

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  10. EVEN DURING SATA’S ERA CHIPIMO WANTED TO JOIN PF AND HE WILL THAT IS HIS DEMOCRATIC RIGHT WAIT AND SEE ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME

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  11. Chipimo boyi just join PF tapaba nsoni. If you can’t beat them join them. Kamulya kamuseka …

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  12. Mushota, we know that you are a satirist, a very good one at that, but this talk about Rainbow being the future will certainly win you the prize for the biggest joke of the century!

    …..red lips Kabimba, president only in Mmembe’s Post……

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