No PF member wishing to become President has been unfairly treated-Chama

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Davies Chama
Davies Chama

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davies Chama says no party member wishing to become president after Edgar Lungu has been unfairly treated.

Mr Chama said PF central committee acted in accordance with the party constitution. He said the PF conference held last year elected President Lungu as its candidate giving him a five-year mandate.

“No party member has been unfairly treated. We had a general conference late last year, and people who wanted to be president filed in their nominations and expressed their interest to stand, but President Lungu was elected and has a five-year mandate which ends in 2019,” he said.

He said all party members have read the PF constitution and understand that President Lungu’s mandate is up until the next general conference in 2019.

“Everyone has read the constitution and those who haven’t read should read the document and understand that once a president has been elected to lead the party, he has a five-year mandate,” Mr Chama said.

He said as secretary general, he has not received any report from any party member expressing interest to stand on the PF ticket in 2016.

Mr Chama said those with presidential interests to lead the party will have to wait until 2019.
Recently, the PF central committee re-affirmed its decision to adopt President Lungu as its candidate for the 2016 general elections.

Meanwhile, Mr Chama says the PF has continued to gain ground in all the 10 provinces in Zambia, an indication that people are happy with the development programmes by the ruling party.

Mr Chama said contrary to assertions by some opposition political parties in the Northern Province that the PF is finished, the ruling party is getting stronger.

“PF has continued to gain ground in all the 10 provinces and we are determined to ensure that we change the perception that the party is violent by cleaning out all thuggery behaviour,” he said.

He was reacting to assertions by the MMD leadership in Northern Province that PF is finished as well as comments by UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba that the PF is scared of him in Kasama.

“Who doesn’t know that the MMD is a finished party? They have no popularity to brag about. And instead of claiming that the PF is scared, why rush to court when the Speaker (of the National Assembly) declared the Kasama Central seat vacant instead of going for a by-election, if you are really that popular,” Mr Chama wondered.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. I can only assume that GBM is scared of what a bad precedence it would be if we allow the speaker to declare seats vacant. Ba Chama let the courts exhaust this issue and then PF can “hammer” GBM once and if the sit is lawfully declared empty by competent institutions. Otherwise, on this one I support this coward.

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    • Leadership in PF is questionable, full of riffraffs, even Educated people behave like they never saw a classroom. The party is messed up. who ever stands. sure Zambians will vote that person out because they are tired of cadres run Government.

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  2. I may not like all elements in pf but one thing I like about this govt is it’s transparency. This explains the reason why critics rather people who are negative to development are attacking it left right and centre. Continue being transparent and prove the devil wrong.

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    • @sponge, I also don’t hate all elements in PF but one thing I don’t like about this govt is such things like nkongole za kaloba is and spending it on kwacha/dollar fight…hahahahahahahaa. Enjoy the morning brother/sister/mulamu/cousin.

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    • Yes we attack PF for:

      A. Taking dollar from K5 in 2011 to over K10
      B. Borrowing heavily at kaloba rates thereby increasing debt from almost negligible in 2011 to over US$9 billion; more than HIPC debt
      C. Hood winking people to vote for them using donchi kubeba that they will have lower taxes, more money and more jobs.

      PF malabishi….

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  3. You don’t invest your pocket money into capital projects do you? Even when you have money but when it comes to expanding your business it’s just best to go for financing and use your cash at hand to speed up other ventures. Nkongole may sound bad but believe me it’s part of business to kongola where good plans of repaying it are there. Nkongole means dealing with the future in the present time and removing pressure from undertaking such projects. I hope you are reading my comments as a patriotic Zambian not an opposition sympathizer.

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    • You cannot borrow beyond your means and hope to have a bright future.

      Any prudent business man knows that, and so do households.

      PF has borrowed into an intractable debt trap. The kaloba has been used for projects that do not generate let alone support any cash inflows. Basic college economics mean that Zambia is maningi tilabulu

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  4. Chama, what about people which have been deceived, day in – day out by you parasitic, incompetent and corrupt lot? Do the PEOPLE have RIGHT to ask the elected person (who is paid by the People, dressed by the People, fed by the People) what on Earth is going on?
    Please, reserve your empty statements to the privacy of your bathroom.
    PEOPLE are demanding answers from your Boss, not from paid-up 5tupid and failed demagogue like yourself

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  5. I like the orderly manner in which the affairs of PF as a Party are now being handled.Every one is supporting ECL until his mandate is over.This is how it was supposed to be.The Cartel is the one which used to cause confusions in the Party.The power struggle between winter maize and the big bag of mealie meal were the source of divisions.Its now good riddance that both are out due to their high appetite for power and its the reason PF will emerge victorious in2016.

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  6. Chama is an asset to PF and indeed a good manager.He may have some weaknesses like any human being but overall y,he is a well focused leader.Imagine NWP and Western prov are now strongholds for PF owing to the massive development taking place now.Keep it up ! Do not despair but do even more for you to win convincingly in 2016.

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  7. I am struggling to understand what managerial skills this Chamba Smoker Chama has employed that have brought ‘massive’ development in NWP & WP!
    Talk about desperation to justify someone’s relevance even you can feel it inside that he’s irrelevant!

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  8. @Amazing
    Ask the managers of your tribal party as to why PF is making head ways country wide despite the bad publicity by one newspaper daily and one online media.Zambians are clever people and are able to see through your envy,hate and malicious campaign against ECL who has done fairly well within a short period of time.Have you heard any farmer complain over he marketing season for instance ? Nil……it means someone is working hard.So stop yaping any how but learn to give credit where it is due.

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    • What has he done fairly well?

      It’s like a son-in-law who specializes in kaloba and buys houses, cars, etc. then your sebele comes to brag that your daughter is lucky to be married to their son who has a lot of development to show….

      Well, that is until the bailiffs pounce!!

      What has Lungu done since he didn’t bring anything from his Chawama home ? All I can see is a staggering economy backed with lies!!

      I may not support Fred Membe but he is telling the truth about the incompetence of Chagwa just like the Church and citizens!!

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  9. When Sata formed his tribal party,and called it PF,he had no intention of making it democratic.Sata handpicked people to fill any position in his party; he ”anointed” Edgar Lungu to become PF president after his death.Davies Chama is just following late dictator Sata’s wishes.

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  10. Dangerous Chama S/G for PF has admitted thuggery behaviour in his party. That includes his behaviour. Getting that behaviour out is not possible because PF thrives on thuggery. Dangerous asks a question ‘why go to court if you are popular?’ This is in reference to GBM ‘ case. I hope he will stop being dangerous also by asking why Siamunene, Monde and others went to court when they were expelled in their parties. Anyway , that is how dangerous people are. Shame.

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