UPND president Hakainde Hichilema confers with Alliance for Better Zambia leader Father Frank Bwalya

Patriotic Front Central Committee member Frank Bwalya has dismissed claims by the opposition UPND that the ruling party is losing grip of its strongholds under President Edgar Lungu’s leadership.

Father Bwalya says it is also not true that the ruling party’s popularity died with late party and republican President Michael Sata.

He has told Qfm News that his 35 days party mobilization tour of PF strongholds that include Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and Copperbelt provinces has revealed that President Lungu still has the same following late President Sata had.

Father Bwalya says people in the PF strongholds still believe in the development vision of the late President Sata which President Lungu has continued pursuing.

He says there cannot be any justification to claims that the PF’s popularity has waned in its strongholds.

Father Bwalya says the opposition UPND is therefore misleading itself by using people’s complaints over the current economic situation as reason to believe that the PF has lost grip in its strongholds.

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    • So how come UPND is not allowed to carry out mobilisation exercises in peace. PF vuvuzela can you answer me?

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  1. This thing of ‘stronghold’ must end when HH takes over in 2016. Some places are not seeing any development because of regionalism. We need a leader that will develop zambia as a whole, and such a leader is no other than HH and his quality team.

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  2. Please this chap is NOT a father anymore! He is Mr Frank Bwalya or whatever salutation you may wish to give him1

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    • I wonder beings like observer wish to reside in an artificial,fiction and unrealistic world.you are an observer for what?wat do u observe?.your situational analysis is skewed on PF,why are you sideline the potential of UPND?are you so soon forgetting how PF almost touched netherlands in the jan 20 presidential by election?that was enough evidence of upnd gaining momentum in the seemingly ruling party’s stronghold.forget about your gains in parliamentary by elections.you of course know wat happens.PF has more to lose,while Upnd has more to gain.

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  3. Mr Frank Bwalya you are saying so because you are looking for survival in PF. If you have nerves go now and campaign in CB. Prices of essential commodities have increased fivefold since pf took over power and salaries have remained stuck for two years. We even miss RB’s rule. How can president Lungu carry 256 people to USA including dancers and musicians
    on hired jet and spend $
    300,000 on plane and allowances for all these plunderers. Zambians lets wake up!

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  4. YOU HAVE STATED THAT YOU HAVE TOURED LUAPULA, NORTHERN, MUCHINGA AND COPPERBELT URBAN WHICH ARE PF STRONG HOLDS. THESE PROVINCE ARE BEMBA PROVINCES. TO YOU, FR. BWALYA AND OTHER PF MEMBERS, THIS IS NOT TRIBALISM TO GET SUPPORT FROM YOUR FELLOW TRIBESMEN. YOU CALL IT STRONGHOLD. IF A MEMBER OF UPND DARED TO CALL SOUTHERN PROVINCE A TRONGHOLD YOU WOULD SCREAM TRIBALISM. I AM NOT TONGA BUT I FIND THIS BEHAVIOUR NAUSEATING, S.T.U.P.I.D., I.D.O.T.I.C AND CHEAP. IT IS BEING MORALLY BANKRUPT.

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  5. THE SO CALLED FR. BWALYA HAS JUST COMPLETED THE TOUR OF LUAPULA, NORTHERN, MUCHINGA PROVINCES AND COPPERBELT URBAN WHICH ARE PREDOMINANTLY BEMBA AND ARE CALLED PF STRONGHOLDS. IF A UPND MEMBER CALLED SOUTHERN PROVINCE A UPND STRONGHOLD, THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLING THEIR TRIBAL AREAS STRONGHOLDS FOR THEIR PARTY, WOULD SCREAM TRIBALISM. THEY WOULD CALL UPND ALL SORTS OF NAMES. I FIND THIS MORALLY AND POLITICALLY WRONG. IT IS DIVISIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE. I AM NOT A TONGA BUT I FIND THIS BEHAVIOUR AND CONDUCT IN A DEMOCRATIC AND UNITARY STATE UNACCEPTABLE AND REPULSIVE. WE ARE COURTING PROBLEMS IN OUR COUNTRY WITH A LEADERSHIP THAT IS BLIND TO REALITY AND THAT IS EGOCENTRIC. IT IS DANGEROUS TO TRY TO INTRODUCE AND PROMOTE TRIBAL HEGEMONIC RULE IN ZAMBIA AT THIS TIME AND AGE.

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  6. I THINK SO FIRST! AS LIGHT! EEEHHHHH FRANK BWALYA, CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI AND DAVIES CHAMACHAKOMBOKA WERE CREATED ON THE SAME DAY.I THINK SO! THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THE DELUSIONAL STATEMENTS THEY MAKE. THESE THREE JOKERS WERE CREATED LATE IN THE EVENING JUST BEFORE THE HEAVENS CLOSED DOWN. I THINK SO FRANK BWALYA, KAMBWILI AND DAVIES CHAMA CHAKOMBOKA WERE CREATED ON THE SAME DAY!

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  7. I think Frank Bwalya is right. Actually, he has left Eastern Province. These are PF’s strongholds. UPND should change the way they do their mobilisation. It costed them in 2015 and I think it will even in 2016 since they are not changing the system. UPND’s problem is that they seek sympathy from people instead of working hard to attract people, and their mobilisation is mainly done by top leaders.

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    • Howard Mulenga

      Why are you not allowing HH to campaign in your strong hold as you call it as if you have some title deeds in CB answer me? What is the fear then?

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  8. Just eat mr Bwalya,stop telling lies,PF has lost so much support especially on the Copperbelt.
    How does EL consort with RB,Dora,Kaingu and even yourself,people who hated Sata -and Sata loyalists are thrown out ..
    People are annoyed over the escalating prices but you continue to globetrot.
    Bring back Guy Scot,Chenda,Mwansa Kapeya people who seriously shared Sata”‘s vision.tawakwata nensoni Iwe Bwalya

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  9. Every time chishinba Chimbwili, back slider Bwalya, Davies Chama Chakomboka and Mumbi Insult Phiri talk, they push me further away from PF. the problems of the economy, power, job losses e.t.c are real but these guys seem to be more concern with HH who is not in power than addressing real issues. And they donot seem to learn from history UNIP and MMD were removed from power because they could listen, no wonder the saying that history repeats itself. ECL is surrounded with wrong people.

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  10. This is the same way RB was mislead by his squalor boys and girls.he would ask?how are things in mongu after the shooting?infact sir!!the party has been embraced by many.its even loved by the relations of those you shot.even hitler couldn’t be saved by his propanganda.time is the best resource ever

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  11. Bwalya would cheat ba Lungu.how was your mobilisation?don’t worry my president,everything is copacetic in our strongholds.

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  12. So this man used to stand at the altar and preach with such lies coming from his mouth, which Jesus or God was he preaching about ? In addition, this man’ s heart is full of hate and one can wonder whether he used or is still holding the Bible. May the Lord Jesus Christ come to liberate His people. Does he talk for political survival so that he can continue to fed by President Edgar Lungu ? I heard him recently preaching about UPND cadres attacking the VP President Inonge Wina’ s family and residence in Western Province, a story which is not true because that place is heavily guarded day and night. Can the cadres who are unarmed honestly attack a fully armed battalion guarding a place ? This so called father Frank Bwalya is sick in the head and needs to be taken for mental treatment…

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