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GBM joins UPND

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GBM at a press briefing at  Cresta Golf View Hotel in Lusaka
GBM at a press briefing at Cresta Golf View Hotel in Lusaka

Patriotic Front Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM today officially joined the UPND where he is expected to be appointed as UPND vice president for political affairs.He will replace Richard Kapita who recently defected to the PF.

A media briefing is currently taking place at Cresta Golfview hotel in Lusaka.

Mr Mwamba dragged the ruling party to court after being expelled for campaigning for UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema during the January 2015 presidential.

Mr Mwamba’s decision to relinquish his membership of the ruling party means he will no longer be Member of Parliament for Kasama Central paving way for a long anticipated by-election.

The resignation of a Member of Parliament is not new to Kasama Central constituency with Mr Mwamba himself having been first elected MP in 2009 in a by-election that followed the resignation of Dr Savior Chishimba as PF Member of Parliament.

Mr Mwamba was reelected Member of Parliament for Kasama central during the 2011 tripartite elections with a landslide polling 25,210 votes against his nearest rival Chilekwa Munkonge of the MMD who polled 4,357 votes.

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  1. GBM admits family forest and announces presidential ambition

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    Kasama member of parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) with his wife Chama and lawyer Mumba Kapumpa (left) after GBM was arrested for wife battering and released on police bond

    Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) has admitted that President Michael Sata has appointed relatives to high offices because they deserve it for sticking with him and financing his campaign.

    GBM also announced that he will stand for national president when President Sata steps down.

    He was speaking on radio Mazabuka’s livewire program yesterday morning.

    Mr. Mwamba is one of the people who has been campaigning heavily to take-over from Sata…

    • I don’t know if this move is of any consequence to the Zambian political scene, but I know for sure that it would take four of those guys surrounding him to fill up his JACKET!!!

    • By making his 3rd time cross-over from MMD to PF and now UPND, GBM has merely exercised his democratic and constitutional right. The question is if he has a significant national political constituency to shift other thank this being another inconsequential political symbolism. Surely time will tell.
      What i know is that GBM is very emotional and believes money can buy him the Presidency and Zambians. Does he have a connecting message to captivate the Zambian base and bag up a national vote beyond a constituency? Didn’t suffer a humiliating defeat to Lubinda in Kabwata and Kasama won by PF instead? Has got what it takes to rationally think, harmonize political divergence and drive détente in political turmoil to win new territories beyond his questionable base? I choose to see. Blessing!

    • MWINE MUNZI katenu kobe. leave GBM alone, the P.F did not what to embrace him after those party wrangles prior to the 20th January by elections.

    • GBM CANT MAKE IT IN POLITICS,HE SURVIVED ON SATAS POPULARITY.LET HIM STAND ON UPND TICKET HE WILL BE BEATEN BY KA SAMPA.

  2. GBM even if you joined UPND you are not a factor in Zambian politics.You are the worst I have ever seen in this world.You fool.you are a nincompoop.Galu iwe.you tried MMD at first but you became an Mp but when you joined PF you were elected as an MP.Sure you can’t appreciate that you hyena.Imbecile.You have to be careful with your politics

    • Calm it down. Just like Kapita, GBM is free to join a political party of his choice. If you can, try to express your views without insulting.

  3. The Vice-President of Political Affairs….. GBM!!
    We are back in the game, calalila. Lusaka was boring with Edgar and his Chamas. Now it will be GBM vs Mumbi Phiri!!
    I have to continue pursued Harry Kalaba he defect as well.

  4. Moving around like this is not good GBM.

    You do not have principles and you are not loyal.

    Anyway, good luck in your new party.

  5. good riddance, if your so called gbm is a factor then Kasama central should have voted for HH in the last by elections but your gbm failed to deliver Kasama central to HH. Wait and see HH will cry again

    • GBM is not a factor politically, but just another under 5 with cash. HH has apparently realised that he has by far lost a lot of money personally in past elections and need someone with cash to help him alleviate the pain of losing another election in 2016. Viva PF

  6. Lets wait and see.the ball game is own we shall who will resign next after getting their gratuite next year.I as SIDO MARK I have my own vision and don’t believe all political parties in Zambia are ready to offer real economic development.However I have trust in HH.

  7. 1. Cant UPND find anyone from the bunch of Tonga MPs to replace Kapita?
    2. Can GBM add any value to UPND?
    3. It would be interesting to see GBM in Kasama Central on UPND ticket

  8. Ba elephant tummy lufumo lwa shikipolomya nangu yakuila kucimbusu tabakwata just like ba upnd what can people like gbm contribute to a party, may be money and not strategies apana. Or may be he contribute to the upnd policy on wife battering and beating workers and members of the upanddown.

    • The infighting in the PF prior to the 2015 by elections improved the votes HH received and not gbm. Mark my word gbm will be defeated should he dare to stand Kasama.
      If you recall gbm wanted to be appointed campaign manager for ECL for the whole Northern province. When ECL refused to appoint him as campaign manager that is when gbm joined HH’s team. When he joined HH’s team what most people expected was for HH to at least win Kasama central.
      I will repeat my self, gbm is not a factor in Northern province.

  9. Good riddance indeed. No one is a factor now. Even if Guy and Christine joined UPND PF will not be shaken.

    Now watch this space for the comedy in UPND

  10. The last time i checked UPND were complaining about the never ending by elections stating that it was a waste of resources – and i honestly and humbly believed them ala kanshi they had me fooled.

    Politicians awemwe you are all not trust worthy especially those that pretend like……………….(you can finish)

  11. Am here looking at all the wonderful UPND MPs with more mettle than HH that are about to be hoodwinked of their right to vice presidency and presidency of the party by democratic covalence.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

    • Believe me, all senior officials in the party were consulted. We are not PF who have no idea what consultation means. In short, we have brains, PF do not. If HH weren’t there, believe me dude, Nawakwi would be next on my list. Love that woman. Edgar kuwayawafye.

  12. General Kanene and GBM will never cease to amaze me. When you think they are no more they just come up with a dramatic one!

  13. It is his democratic right to chose what he wants. My only worry is that Zambian politics even villains become heroes depending on whom you join. Remember the opposition used to accuse GBM of corruption when he was minister of Defence. I only hope he is no longer corrupt.

  14. GBM the wife batterer ! Let people just enjoy his money and that from Cow dung.How ever 2016 overall vote will be for Edgar Lungu.Probably the wynter maize party may come second if they work hard with support from Bwinjimfumu street.

  15. So what then is the difference between MMD, PF and UPND?
    Same old recycled and unprincipled people – I thought UPND said they were not going to go down that route.

    When GBM was in PF, no one in UPND had a good word to say about him. Now he is prince charming?

  16. The funny side of Zambian politics. One is always treated as a saint only to receive unpalatables upon defection. Neither party can blame the other as this trademark serves well interchangably. Laughable.

  17. Despite H H campaigning with G B M for more than 60 days. he got less than a quarter of what lungu got from kasama central. so i really don’t know what value this guy is going to add to this sinking party

    • Lungu then had no record of his own, now he has!! Besides, he was lurking in the shadows of the glorified Sata. Now, let’s wait and see….!!

    • This just shows that you Bembas are tribal and wont vote for a party whose President is not Bemba. Its nothing to do with GBM. You are the same people who are quick to call others tribalist when you are the worst tribalists in the world.

  18. GBM is not a factor in Kasama not even in Zambian politics. Who can vote for a kaponya type of richman – bragging about the little wealth that he has amassed? This is where UPND you have got wrong. GBM is not in good standing with bashilubemba and infact mwina south africa. Itole lyakwa GBM nalikulisha so nalipula mukaputula.

    • Kaponyas, chakolwas, child defilers, copper thieves are all heroes in PF. Why must they not be in UPND?

  19. Fair well erstwhile friend.

    May your bad choices rise to meet with your future in obscurity.

    What man give the up a kingdom in hope of another?

  20. That’s Zambian politics for you, love it or hate it that’s how we row. HH, GBM, Mwanawasa in one picture and one party, let the PF characters continue shouting tribalism while their friends hammer them on the deteriorating economy. Hope Kambwili will start addressing issues instead of personalities.

  21. Yes GBM is not a factor, kaili PF is tribal. They vote only for their kind and cousin. Can’t be surprised.

  22. HOW ARE THE OLD UPND MEMBERS GOING TO FEEL OR FEELING AFTER SUFFERING FOR THE PARTY FOR SO MANY YEARS THEY CAN’T BE CONSIDERED FOR THE VP POISITION.This is a desperate move by a desperate kabwalala or sorry KACHEMA appointing a 100kg Bag full of GBV.

  23. Here is my problem with this situation the involvement of recycled material from an opposition party. GBM is rotten inside and out and before his fallout with Sata, he was ruthless. With Sylvia Masebo it was the ban on trophy hunting she took a stand on that was good but everything else was corrupt. I like UPND but not with these people joining the party because we already know their schemes. Politics should not be used as a means to steal or fill one’s belly. HH is clearly losing my support on this move because if he is trying to change Zambia so she can move forward, he needs to clean up shop and all people who contributed to Zambia’s failures. We need new people with new innovation with something new to offer not recycle material singing the same hymns. It’s time for a real change.

    • Lungu is rotten inside and out. His dirt has to be cleaned every six months. Better is GBM who has not been in hospital the past four years.

  24. This man resigned last year when he was supporting HH,so its not a suprise to me in fact the boat will be lighter it would have sank

  25. To test your popularity, GBM go back to Kasama Central and stand on the UPND ticket and see how many votes you will get.

  26. GBM has had very strong Presidential ambitions in MMD and PF. Such genetic make up cannot just go into mutations as his will shall precipitate under the UPND structure. Why did he treacherously cling to Kasama’s Parliamentary constituency if his soul was floating with the rich.

    Besides, the common attribute shared by HH and GBM is their possession of wealth. The two shall automatically be linked to Mahtani who has been funding corruption and subversive activities in Zambian politics. But African politics tend to favour politicians who are popular at grassroots. The Kasama bye-election will reveal a lot.

  27. Mutati would have been better off as the Vice President. GBM political affairs ?????????????????????? If they ploy was meant to attract Bemba votes, It has failed on arrival.

  28. You are very stupid.you dunderhead.Foolish Gbm.HH stole money belonging to Zambians during privatisation now it’s time for him to steal from you GBM.You mongoose.iwe gbm think twice how do you allow this Tonga guy to finish your money.Imbwa iwe!

  29. AT THE END OF THE DAY, ALL POLITICIANS ARE THE SAME. THEY BEHAVE THE SAME THE DO THE SAME THINGS AND THEY WILL CONTINUE DOING THE SAME. AND THE LOSER IS THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN CITIZEN WHO MUST FEND FOR HIMSELF WHILE THESE POLITICIANS CONTINUE PLUNDERING THE WEALTH OF THIS COUNTRY. MAY GOD HELP US.

  30. So UPND accepts kaponyas and the uneducated in their party. Anyway HH and GBM deserve each other. They like to boast.

  31. GBM will now be registered as a senior Kachema at HH’s farm.You will remain alone in UPND.Kasama is home land for PF.

  32. Pilato in alungu song said that we dont want mmd members, those failed nowonder we voted them out. UPND is nw welcumin members from PF who are concidered to be failures aswel. Now what will a failure member of PF going to contribute to a party which is full of intellectuals? Politics in Zambia, i cnt be involved, they are all fake. I dnt even knw the party i will vote for in 2016.

  33. GBM is just power hungry like his boss HH. Come 2016, he ll help HH cry again and will try to rejoin PF.

  34. Political prosititutes,you wonder what goes through their minds, changing from one party to the other.F#$king non-sense.

  35. GBM JOINS UPND? MY FOOT!

    GBM joining our party is an insult to all well-meaning UPND members! I have talked about the evil in importing crooks and criminals into our party and no body heeds. Our tired HH has lost it on this one. He seems to suggest that our party can only win with Bemba blood..This ridiculous! This sort of rubbish thinking is what led us to the January 2015 loss and people never learn.

    I have talked about the weaknesses in everybody borrowed from all sorts of parties and now we have to sink so low and “borrow” a savage, cruel master, terrible husband, bad boss and illiterate hooligan who will just make our position worse in 2016.
    The man is just like my brother HH, no political face, stamina nor prowess…….and I have heard fools celebrate! Why are we…

    • hahahaha, dude relax. This is a clear example of a succession plan for UPND after HH, another dimwit with money. I for one wouldn’t be surprised GBM became next UPND president.

  36. It is very simple; HH, the time is up if he loses; GBM, his time is next to try(and we all know his ambitions). HH has millions that is why the party can not even think of voting him out but if he loses 2016, chances are that will be his last try but the party will still need to have continued funding hence getting GBM. Their is no intelligence involved because, Money+Money=Power. #ZambiaPoliticalMath

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