Elias Chipimo may run for MP in 2016

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Elias Chipimo speaking at the press briefing at the NAREP Secretariat
Elias Chipimo speaking at the press briefing at the NAREP Secretariat

NAREP President Elias Chipimo says he cannot rule out possibilities of himself running for a seat as a Member of Parliament in 2016.

Mr. Chipimo who recently announced that NAREP will not the 2016 presidential elections said he may consider running for MP.

He however could not disclose the constituency he would like to stand for.

Mr. Chipimo said the focus for the party is to win at least three parliamentary seats before fielding in a presidential candidate in 2021.

He also ruled out any possibilities of NAREP merging with the PF.

Mr. Chipimo says he has no plans of joining the Patriotic Front or merging with any other party but said NAREP is open to discussions with any party that wants to advance the agenda of the country.

‘We intend to field a candidate in 2021 and during this time we are going to make sure that our theme for 2016 is well understood,’ Mr. Chipimo said.

He added, ‘We want NAREP to be in Parliament in 2016, at the moment my focus is how we can win at least three seats or more and I am also not ruling out or ruling the possibilities of myself standing as a Member of Parliament.’

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    • failure can be an eye opener. Chipimo could have saved the country in many ways without being President. Power and Service are two distinct things.

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    • This is not about Lungu or HH guys. It’s about Chipimo, a privileged young man who grew up feeding on a government golden spoon, how he overrated himself to just jump onto presidency. Entitlement! Kuwayawayafwe….

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  1. I would not do that if I were him. What if you lose (as a party president) at parliamentary level, would that not be too embarrassing? It happened to one of the lawyers (MHSRIP) who left MMD to form his own party.

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  2. This is very good move and good positioning for his party and for us as well as at the moment the calibre of MPs in Zambian Parliament is of low quality and ill educated to critically interpret issues as evident with the constitution debate. I hope the General Miyanda will do the same as well. Julius Malema has also employed this strategy.

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    • Malema is MP becouse they use the proportinal representation system is RSA, also the president is elected by parliament. Jay jay stop peddling ignorance, its costly.

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    • Just thought of it when Hambota mentioned the proportional representation system parliament, would the system work in Zambia? If anyone has depth knowledge of this system kindly share, probably this would end the bye elections that are so rampant in Zambia.

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  3. Flip flop, just surrender sir Chipimo. It will be a shame to be walloped as an MP. Why not try standing as councilor.

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  4. That is the way to go other than wasting presidential ballot paper with your portrait.Miyanda should emulate Elias.We need to have credible opposition candidate in the name of HH and Lungu.The rest should stand as members of pariament.It is a digrace to have a lot of presidential aspiarants and yet they are not adding value to a political landscape.

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    • But Lungu is not credible. What criterion would you use to define Lungu as credible? He’s not sincere, not trustworthy, not reliable nothing and you still call him a credible leader! He’s just a drunkard picked from some bar in one of the compounds and forced by hyenas to become President. Only goats scared that HH will wallop Lungu in 2016 are proposing that HH should stand as MP.

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    • Miyanda will not stand because the EU has withdrawn the funds that were giving to presidential candidates. As we were laughing at Miyanda he was bagging a cool K5,000,000.00. That was a good investment. I give him respect for an excellent business plan.

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  5. Good, you can stand as an MP. But your target of 3 seats to me sounds too low! A little ambition and you can start at 10; then maybe win 4 or so. Aim high, always…

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  6. Only goats scared that HH will wallop Lungu in 2016 are proposing that HH should stand as MP. How can a sane person compare Lungu with this Chipimo man who got less votes than Nawakwi, Nevers, Chanda, Miyanda and Tilyenji? Even if this man were to stand as headman in his father’s village, no one would vote for him. The man HH is too big for kama small constituency. He’s already President in North Western, Western, Central, Southern and parts of Lusaka Province. And at the rate thing are moving, he will overall mercilessly wallop Ka Lungu come 2016. Just wait and see.

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    • But at least both you and HH can analyse the situation and base your hopes on the analysis assuming you are not dull. A lot of Zambians have lost faith in PF, the economy is collapsing, people are losing jobs the cost of living is beyond most people’s reach. Any sane person will see this as an opportunity to win an election. And this is when you want HH to stand as MP! Forget sir.

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  7. All Chipimo needs is identify a very safe seat, wonder where though, urban setting, or since Zambia is heavily polarised on languages, ie, tribal setting, somewhere in Mporokoso. Situation is somewhat dire for Narep, similar to Miyanda’s Village concept party.

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  8. Ba Chipimo as Sata used to tell B.Y…start as a councellor in Garden Compund…may be 2021 try bu MP. Good luck

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  9. Though Chipimo has considered to stand as a member of parliament, people should not utter words disrespecting Gen. Miyanda. Gen. Miyanda was Republican Vice President of this nation. We need to give him the respect he deserves. If today he decided not to stand, the Heritage Party has no short of leaders to take over from him. The party has credible leaders who can even get more votes than your favorites. You will be shocked to see the Heritage Party fielding a presidential candidate in 2016. Your H.H. will never be president of this country. As for President Lungu, his time to be in state house is almost coming to an end. Heritage Party, We have come to stay. In Bemba we say, “musalu wali pesamba, wayaluka waba pamulu”. God is with us and we will never surrender.

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  10. Awe sure presidential hopefuls are many but only 1 will emerge as a winner. Taking into consideration the polarisation of the country due to fear of a tribal clique taking over government, the winner for 2016 elections is not yet known unless some political dimensions change.
    The world economic crises that is happening due to a bullish dollar and the collapse in commodity prices will definately play a role in people’s decisons as things get tough before they easy off. However, psychological fear of subjugation and dominance by a tribal clique will also play a big role and the difference will be left to anyone to guess.

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    • Only fools who do not have interest of the country at large like you can think and worry about none existent tribal issues in a unitary state. Don’t be backward. Even the entire globe has become one global village now and yet you can still talk about bush politics. Who does not feel affected by a bad or good economy. Sh.it.

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    • Only fo.ols who do not have interest of the country at large like you can think and worry about none existent tribal issues in a unitary state. Don’t be backward. Even the entire globe has become one global village now and yet you can still talk about bush politics. Who does not feel affected by a bad or good economy. Sh.it.

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  11. uyu chipimo afunika kupimiwa ku chipimo kuti tizibe ngati mupimo wake uli na mapimidwe yabwino. Makamaka afuninika chipimo cha mutu wake pa sikelo ya bongo. Ku chinama balinacho chipimo cha so!

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  12. TOPIC ON CHIPIMO PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GIANT HH, SEE HOW PF IS PANICKING .FOR PF DIE HARD ARE AWARE THAT THE NAME HH SENDS SHIVERS DOWN THEIR ALREADY WEAK SPINES.VIVA HH

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  13. The real problem with Elias is that all his strategies are based on his own ambition for the presidency.. If at all there is any sincere interest in serving the people of Zambia, it would be evident just by his disposition.. Chipimo is too vain and predictable to rise to such a position of power.. Vanity of Vanities

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  14. Good move. I think if our construction reflected this ww could have quality leadership in parliament. Say we hold presidential elections first, and then all losing presidential candidates contest parley seats. We would have quality debates

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  15. One other opposition president needs to humble himself and start from the bottom. Don’t mention my president Edith Nawakwi. She has already been MP and Minister of Finance. She is more than qualified to be president.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  16. We have already our president, his excellence HH , just waiting for naugulation @high court.
    Let chipimo, contest for an mp, because, he does not have even a ward counsellor

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  17. What experience do you need when those said to have had experience have grinded the economy into powder or burnt it into ashes and you keep boring us with experience,experience?Experience has proved to be useless yard stick to measure quality of leadership in Zambia.All we need is someone who is able to make right decisions,someone against corruption,against violence and against violence.If am a drunkard,what value will experience play?I can still forget where my home is, or probably urinate in my trousers with all the experience in me.Be serious.

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  18. This is a good move. He will learn and prepare himself well for more challenging leadership roles. We should not encourage people who have never been legislators to contest for President of the country.

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  19. Chin up. You have wisely avoided the messy hurdle that will see the desperate bloody up the battlefield.

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  20. This is wisdom enough than just perusing a position. What is important is serving the people in a small way before you go on a high scale.

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  21. Please do not cheat yourself sir Chipimo, if you are not appointed by the creator to become a king in Zambia it will not happen. You do not need to be an MP or minister to become president, if the creator say yes it is you it will happen.

    Look at Nelson Mandela

    (1) From robin island , he became president of the republic of South
    (2) Also check on our very own KK

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