Nevers Mumba storms ECZ offices to protest ‘abduction’ of MMD Solwezi West election candidate

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ECZ Chairman Essau Chulu receiving the petition from Dr Mumba
ECZ Chairman Essau Chulu receiving the petition from Dr Mumba

MMD President Nevers Mumba on Wednesday stormed Elections House, the offices for the Electoral Commission of Zambia to request the extension of the filling of nominations for the Solwezi West parliamentary seat following the withdrawal of its candidate Fordson Malishinji.

Mr Malishinji yesterday withdrew from the race at the eleventh hour which infuriated Dr Mumba prompting him to storm ECZ to petition ECZ Chairperson Judge Esau Chulu to extend the nomination.

Dr Mumba in the company of party National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima and other party officials forced their way into ECZ Chairman Judge Esau Chulu’s office.

Judge Chulu expressed displeasure with the conduct of Dr. Mumba and his officials.

Dr Mumba revealed that the party will petition the results of the Solwezi West parliamentary election.

He said the conduct by the PF to bribe and abduct Mr Malishinji is immoral and should not be encouraged.

‘We feel that this is a scam of an election and we are going to petition, we feel it is immoral for this election to proceed after using immoral means to disadvantage a political party like ourselves, so we are going to take this fight where it belongs and we hope that the Judiciary is going o help us fight this immorality,” Dr Mumba said.

He added, “We were hoping that the ECZ will be partners in help us fight this immorality which is becoming so rampant in our politics but we feel that we don’t have an ECZ that can make diligent decisions. The current system as it stands is a boil of immorality which applauds those who are immoral, which applauds those who are corrupt.”

This was after ECZ Director Priscilla Isaacs told Journalists soon after she held a meeting with Dr Mumba and some MMD officials that the ECZ was not in a position to extend the nomination period.

Ms. Isaacs disclosed that nominations closed at 15 Hours after the PF, UPND and UNIP candidates successfully filed in their nominations.

But PF Secretary General Davis Chama has rubbished accusations that it bribed Mr Malishinji to withdraw from the Solwezi West parliamentary.

Dr Mumba with Deputy National Secretary Winnie Zaolumis at ECZ offices
Dr Mumba with Deputy National Secretary Winnie Zaolumis at ECZ offices
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26 COMMENTS

  1. So, ba “Dr.” Mumba, you want to blame your incompetence as a party on the ECZ? What rubbish! Blame yourself Sir, because you have killed the MMD.

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    • Dr Mumba should be happy the docile unprincipled candidate stepped aside. Otherwise he was going to have Lungu’s agent in his bedroom.

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  2. Dr Mumba you did it in a wrong way. be civilized. Your candidate got gratuity before becoming an MP from PF

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    • YOU MEAN YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS CORRUPT AND IMMORAL PRACTICE BY THE RULING PARTY AND THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO IS IN THE FOREFRONT TO ENCOURAGE IMMORALITY AND ILLEGALITY? SHAME! IT IS SAD THAT OUR ELECTORAL COMMISSION IS COMPROMISED.
      EVEN IN MASAITI BY-ELECTION THE UPND CAMPAIGN MANAGER WAS BOUGHT BY THE RULING PARTY TO WIN THE ELECTION.
      THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS SCAM SHOULD KNOW THAT THEY ARE TRAITORS WHO ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HOLD THOSE POSITIONS.

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  3. Pastor, you are going after the wrong people. Your candidate must be a wrong one, how did you settle on him? Whose fault is it? If you honestly answer these questions you will see where the source of incompetency is coming from.

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  4. Nevers Mumba should understand that you don’t always have to be nice in politics. You need to be a bid devious especially when you are dealing with criminals like Edgar Lungu and Rupiah Banda.

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  5. If u were serious sir, you could have been with him in Solwezi: now go n campsign for unip or upnd. . May be they will be civil

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  6. But Ba Sakwila Nervous balantekunya. Stop dragging the hard working ECZ into such stone age politics. What as the ECZ got to do with your candidate withdrawing? is it the ECZ who forced him to act in that manner? Ba nervous you must be very shallow in your reasoning. If you are failing to understand the role of ECZ in elections, then you are a danger to Zambia’s democracy & can’t be trusted by any voter. nor wander you got 8,000 votes in the Januray presidential elections. Please grow up & learn to appreciate the good works of ECZ which you the same pipo try to dent.

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  7. stop accusing people on straight forward things, people appreciate wat they see. developments are happening.

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  8. This is not strange, it is more or less how ECL won the elections of PF. Being elusive – ducking and diving.

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  9. Nevers , never say never! Very Nervous iwe Nevers. Waona njala ikamunyokola candidate wako ni so chabe. More surprises for you in 2016. Iyi ni dyonko chabe from Bwezani and Chagwa. Donchi play na seo baba, ndife amambala. KIKIKIKIKI!!!

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  10. RB arrest this sti.pid preacher man who thinks he’s a politician. Mumba thinks he’s untouchable. Deal with the foo.l so that he can quieten down. He’s a bit hyperatt the moment and can ferment trouble. There are in fact two politicians who are misbehaving Nawakwi and Mumba. Let’s say they are releasing classified information and lock them up.

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  11. Ba Nevers. your candidate is only taking a leaf from you. Isn’t this the way you abandoned the church for politics, abandoned your party NCC for Republican VP, abandoned MMD and attempt to stand on PF ticket in Chinsali , only to abandon PF for diplomatic posting to Canada and only to come and usurp Mmd presidency from long standing members like Mutati , major kachingwe etc
    What goes round comes around. Lesa ni maliotola! You reap what you sow!

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  12. Just goes to show how morally bankrupt politicians are. How does Malishinji withdraw at the last minute? The same was done (on Nevers again) by Evelyn Mwanawasa in the Kafulafuta by election.
    Reminds me of the late Charlie Dempsey the Oceania delegate who cost SA the right to host 2006 soccer world cup.

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  13. If he is bribable at this stage then good riddance, because he would have been bribed later. Nevers should stop using such language. Politics is not church. Which commandment has been broken? It is pride that is keeping Nevers in politics.

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  14. Imagine this man was Levy’s deputy at one day and the presidency could easily have landed on such an empty gurumuthu with zero ability, scary! No wonder people will never trust a chap “wa toho ya lilete”.

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  15. Nevers Mumba faka speed. The training is coming. The heat is being felt by PF – This is how they can fight to buy off MMD candidate. MMD go buy to the principles that formed the movement. We are almost at the same place and point.

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  16. ECZ has always been biased. In Jan 20 election, pf had lost the election to upnd. It was saved by ecz thru extended voting in pf strongholds. Not fair!

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  17. I refuse to believe that there isn’t even one church in all of Zambia that can offer Nevers Mumba a bishop position. Someone please put this man out of his miseries. He needs a church.

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  18. Pastor Nevers Mumba, I had a lot of respect for you prior to this shallow reasoning. ECZ can only extend nominations in case of natural eventualities, for instance, if a candidate collapses and dies on the nomination day. Or if after filling in nominations the candidate dies, then elections can be put off to allow that particular party to reorganise itself. A situation where a candidate withdraws voluntarily, aweee ba Mumba you can do better naimwe!!!

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  19. Nevers Mumba is a shocker! He has been quiet all along now he has woken up and he storms the offices. Me thinks the position he had been promised has never materialized so now he realizes that his silence needs endor he will starve.he should have been in Solwezi with the MMD candidate. He thinks he is too posh to go to rural areas. This man Mumba would not even look after the poor just like everyone in leadership. This man is not leader material.
    It is a shame actually! He has killed MMD!

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  20. I think what is reprehensible is the how accepting Zambians have become of questionable conduct by their politicians and the inaction of their public institution. So for arguments sake once Nevers has gone back to church as most people so desperately want him to – will it then be ok for candidates to be bribed and for the ECZ to have no response to allegations of sharp practice? The agony of Zambians constantly missing the point is painful to watch.

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  21. But Nevers and mwansa mpelwamano ba drama zoona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Let them just join Kitwe Little Theatre.

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