UPND president Hakainde Hichilema following proceedings during the meeting to demand for the release of the draft Zambia constitution.
FILE: UPND president Hakainde Hichilema following proceedings during the meeting to demand for the release of the draft Zambia constitution.

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has revealed that his party would put in place three parallel voter tabulation (PVT) systems in order to secure the votes in the Presidential elections to be held next year.

Speaking during the meet-the-UPND party president fundraising dinner in Solwezi, Mr Hichilema told party members that there was need to be aggressive in next year’s general elections if landslide victory was to be assured.

“Voter malpractice in Zambia is real, therefore we have to guard our votes at all costs and in order to do this as a party we will put in place three PVT systems, the first one will be known by all party members, the second one by a few individuals and the last one will only be known by myself,” he explained.

The UPND leader said that 2016 elections will not be easy and told party members that there was there is still time for people to obtain national registration cards and register as voters.

“We have a big task ahead of us, a very big assignment which awaits us in 2016 and it calls for every well-meaning party member to get involved and ensure that we deliver a sound victory,” Mr. Hichilema has said.

He said Zambia was going through many challenges due to the mismanagement of national affairs by the current leadership, adding that Zambians should not allow the PF to win next year’s elections.

“We have to take this seriously; next year is not a year to joke with. We all need to put our efforts together and ensure that we remove the PF from power. And this can only be done when we all get involved,” Mr Hichilema said.

He said despite the political landscape in the country changing, party members should be vigilant ahead of next year’s elections.

Mr Hichilema also took a swipe at party members aspiring as parliamentarians and civic leaders.

He said the party has been betrayed in the past by a few individuals who were adopted on a pretext that they were loyal and committed members.

“There are three things that we will be looking at, at whoever wants to be adopted. Firstly, a candidate should be resourceful, secondly the quality of a candidate and lastly their loyalty to the party; if we suspect that you are going to betray us the way Dawson Kafwaya (North-Western Province Minister and UPND Solwezi Central member of Parliament) did we will not adopt you,’’ he said.

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58 COMMENTS

  1. It beats me. How can a PVT be known only by once person. This is total madness and sign of dictatorship. I have just made my conclusion now. The other check should be we make sure that no under age people vote in Southern Province.

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    • @kci ,it is not madness. It is a no brainer. The first two PVT will report that HH has lost the elections since they wont include online votes from online bloggers, but the third one , the one to be used by one and only HH, and the one to include votes from online bloggers will report that HH has won by a whooping landslide victory of 85 %. Basically it will be MUVI TV elections polls reloaded and exclusively delivered to the one and only Saviour and sustainer of the mighty UPND 5 Party.

      Total nonsense, if you ask me

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    • PVT or not UPND is winning the 2016 elections. It doesn’t matter how much name-calling is made towards HH, his time has come. Mukose ba PF kuya bebele

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    • Do you want to believe news about HH reported by PF cadres masquerading as journalists? It is a no brainer that HH didn’t say that. A PVT is transparent and it can never be secretive.

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    • Can you now see some dictatorial traits in this Man. How can u have a PVT for one man only? Put this man in state house at your own peril. While Zambians where sleeping he was busy scheming how to robe them by under valuing the intercontinental hotel together with his Corrupt chief Mukuni. This guy is a trick star. He has fooled his tribes men and they keep following him blindly.

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    • Come on kci?? systems are there and only fair were we are in a society which favors party in power? true democracy is about facts. My worry is that HH had made a mistake to announce now because Know PF, They will dig the PVT system at all cost.

      Some things are better left for the right time. Keep on HH 2016 is all yours, with MMD & PF joing as one Party? Thats madness. whats the point of Multi party system?? RB back in the Cockpit?? nonsense.

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    • Those of you who think that at this time of the year, LT can report accurately about HH and UPND after being warned and given a ten day ultimatum by Kambwili are indeed f00lish and lack the acumen to think critically.

      LT ,Zambia reports including all state media have been told to not to report positively about UPND. Thats why you read about all these cooked up stories which are 1000 miles from the truth.

      The three PVT HH was talking about is about the 3 methods that will be used to detect voter rigging. The scheme will use 3 methods to capture the total votes to avoid ECZ cooking up figures like it did in 2015 when it saw that UPND was headed for victory.

      Viva UPND. PF is panicking terribly. PF kuyabebele in 2016.

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    • How will use PVT when HH believes Lungu will use witchcraft from the 3 Malawian Doctors to win elections

      I thought HH claimed that he gets intelligence before Lungu. So why not use the entelligence to counter voter malpractices.

      This is a voice of a man who knows he will lose. HH’s politcal calculations is very immature.

      HH go to the Copperbelt and explain the lies about bringing Anglo America.

      You wanted to make political capital it backfired. Just like the National Prayer Day backfired. And the obtaining of intelligence reports, gave an opportunity to the Security Forces to go and search chest of drawers where your wife keeps underwear.

      That’s what we call Under Five !!!

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    • It appears HH has been Be-watched. He says so many things that do no make sence. If indeed that that witchcraft sh*t works.

      He is tired, stressed and worn out. Even his own foot soldiers can see this clearly.

      GBM wants to return to PF. Again it has backfired.

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    • This is the very reason Zambia is still wallowing in the stone age era with people like KCL. Mwazenda ichushi mwasha umulilo. Common sense will easily trigger one’s brain as in what did HH mean by saying UPND will use 3 PVTs? Why 3? Correlation is the key for verification. Security is another key. HH has learnt a lesson on how ghost votes are added thus the reason he has taken care of it this time around. Winter Kabimba and Sata used the same system bcoz MMD used to stuff votes.

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  2. PVT is indeed very good for the citizenry and party loyalists to be well informed and assured that who ever wins,wins “clean and square”.It is good to guard one’s votes but running three systems controlled at different levels within one party may just cause confusion within UPND ranks and the nation may end getting contradictory figures from the same camp which may water down the legitimacy of their PVT. What people will not accept are claims of rigging or winning without sufficient proof verified by all parties concerned. Not very sure what the new constitution says about the time to swear in a winner. We hope there is a window to dispose of possible petitions to allow the winner to rule without people crying rigging all time without proof!

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  3. HH are you normal. What are you up to? Why should you alone have access to the PVT.? I think you are up to something fishy.

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    • THIS CHAP HH IS MAD AND USELESS PVT KNOWN BY ONE PERSON. AWE KUCHULAFYE WITH THIS UNDER FIVE POLITICIAN. GARRY , MUTANGA, MWIINDE, AND THEY REST OF UPND CHAPS WHY DO YOU BLINDLY FOLLOW THIS CHAP?

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  4. HH ni saka.He said thar 11 months ago ati rigging rigging rigging and wen he was asked to show the evidence of rigging as usual enze zee.Mudala uyu is hopeless.

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  5. Let us wait for more clarification. May be HH was high on weed when he said this or he just takes Zambian for being totally dull.

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  6. Comment:Setting up of PVT system is a very good idear and everyone knows that the Electoral Mulpractice in zambia is real but how do you confine to your self one PVT system? It is the reason why HH has never suported any Party whenever it comes to form alliances because of his selfish interest and personal gain.This makes him lose elections.

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  7. And you call this kind of thinking, presidential material? what wil PVT change evan hundreds of PVTs the result must be the same all being equal. so one good PVT is ideal, Period.

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  8. PVT or not HH is winning 2016 elections. PF has done too much damage. The wind of change is too strong to be stopped. PF just start packing, mukalula

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  9. Ba Muvi kept on misleading people by giving fake opinion poll results that up and down were winning.Honestly the kachema party is headed for defeat now that ECL is the favorite for most Zambians.

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    • Hakaivotela Humwine napena. I think we need to set up a team of medical expert to access HH’s mental status to withstand the sixth loss. He has started showing mental instabilities too early.
      At this speed I would like to wish him a happy xmas and a very disappointing 2016.

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  10. Come 2016 HH and UPND team will rule this country Zambia because PF and Edgar Chagwa Lungu are no longer attractive to continue leading this country

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  11. Why 3 and not 30?

    You are headed for defeat that is if you will still be able to manage the 100 supporters from Luapula.

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  12. All said and done, its a sign of conceding defeat even before the vote is cast. People, what HH is actually confirming here is this, with 50%+1 in place, HH and UPND has absolutely no chance of ever forming government, why more than one PVT within your control? Awe, to those who have been doubting when we say that this chap isnt fit even to run a club, then you now understand what a we mean.
    Let HH just out in the open that ka 50%+1 is a big blow to his pipe dream. ou are so HH just give up man, you so scattered in your brain man.
    ECL is a serious and loved President mind you, and dont you ever compare yourself to him.

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  13. FIRST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY HAKAIVOTELA HUMWINE HH ITS TRUE HE HAS ALREADY LOST, WHY? U START JUSTIFYING FOR A LOSE 11 MONTHS BEFORE ELECTIONS. SECURITY START PREPS NOW YO FRIEND HAS A TOLD U HIS INTENTIONS EARLY ENOUGH.

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  14. Too bad HH. PF cant do what you did in January or your voter registration. Lets learn to appreciate. PF has done more than we expected. The issue of economy will be handled later lets deal with infrustructure first. Lungu remember given lubimba in 2021

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  15. THESE GUYS ARE THE ONLY F00LS REMAINING IN THE OPPOSITION. THEY ARE ALWAYS TALKING OF RIGGING ALL THE TIMES BORING US. YOU FAIL TO WIN ELECTIONS BECAUSE YOU DON’T CARRY WITH YOU A NATIONAL CHARACTER. YOU ARE TOO POMPOUS FOR NOTHING. YOU CLEARLY FAILED TO WIN LAST ELECTIONS EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING WAS IN FAVOUR OF YOU. THERE’S NO RIGGING OF ELECTIONS IN ZAMBIA NOW. EVERYTHING IS TRANSPARENT. YOU ARE JUST POLITICAL FAILURES AND YOU SHOULD JUST SHUT YOU MOUTHS. JUST A FREE ADVICE- THERE WILL BE SO MANY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS. SO, YOU BETTER SPEND THAT MONEY ON CAMPAIGNS RATHER THAN A STUP1D IDEA OF PVT.

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  16. I wonder if any normal Zambian would talk highly of PF this time around. I hope it is not Chama or Frank Bwalya hiding behind these names as bloggers. At least I expect this from them or those sharing the spoils with them but not ordinary Zambians. Don’t we have an alternative mwebantu sure?

    Some of us do not even know when we will get paid. The banks where we have been surviving to get loans are also broke because the PF government has borrowed all the money. Banks are now getting funds from Bank of Zambia at 30% interest rate whole sale price and will lend them at 45%. Pa Zambia and we say PF. PF, it pains me so much especially that I’m not a cadre.

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    • MY FRIEND. DO NOT CHEAT YOURSELF. MANY ZAMBIANS ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE PF. THAT IS THE REASON WHY THE PF HAS BEEN WINNING THE ELECTIONS TOGETHER WITH THE BY ELECTIONS. LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BORROWING FROM THE BANK. HOW MANY ZAMBIANS BORROW FROM THE BANK? AND HOW MANY CARE ABOUT THE 30% OR 46% INTEREST? MIND YOU DEMOCRACY IS THE GAME OF NUMBERS. YOU DONT HAVE TO PLEASE EVERYONE. IN FACT YOU CANNOT PLEASE EVERYONE. ALL YOU NEED IS TO PLEASE THE MAJORITY. IF MANY PEOPLE ARE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING THEN YOU ARE HOME AND DRY. YOU HAVE TO PLEASE THE POOR PEOPLE OF LUNGUMUKUTA, SHANGOMBO, CHINYAMA LITAPI, KONI KALILA AND MANY OTHERS. THE ARM CHAIR CRITICS WHO JUST SIT DOWN ON A CHAIR AND INTERNET THE WHOLE DAY DO NOT EVEN VOTE ARE HERE WASTING TIME. LUNGU…

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  17. Do we have children here or what always arguing about who’s going to win. Gut news for you kids . . . Nobody knows. It’s Edgar or HH that’s all we know but even that is not 100 percent certain. As for the PVT only known by the president how do we verify it’s accurate if he’s the only one who knows it. Strange.

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    • You are damn right! I have always complained about the mediocrity on here, typified by mostly shallow arguments about who is winning come 2016, mukose, blah, blah… These kids need to get off their backsides staring at the computer screen/phone and do something meaningful for once!
      I have just knocked off from my well paying job…

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  18. Just a thot – does 50 + 1 apply at the next polls? And dual citizenship too? Someone clear me on those. At the end of the day EVERY SUFFERING zambian knows what Needs to be done – STOP TALKING, go to the polls AND FREE YO’SELVES FROM THIS COBRA-INJECTED MALADIE !!

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  19. perpetual loser will lose again. Let him know that gbm cannot win him votes in luapula, muchinga and northern provinces. In January you used Mutati , it failed. Do you think mwamba has any following?

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  20. IN MY PERSONAL VIEW, PVT IS VERY UNNECESSARY BY ANY PARTY FOR THAT MNATTER. HOWEVER, HH HAS BEEN SUSPICIOUS ABOUT HIS LOSSES. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SUPPORT HIM A BIT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY HE IS BEING HARASSED UNNECESSARILY. SO IT IS NOT WRONG FOR HIM TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF RIGGING BY THE PF. HOWEVER. EVEN IF HE SET UP A THOUSAND PVTs , HE IS STILL GOING TO LOSE THE ELECTIONS IN 2016. THERE IS NOTHING NEW HE HAS DONE TO ATTRACT VOTERS TO HIM. UPND/HH ONLY WAIT FOR THE PRICE OF MILLIE MEAL TO GO UP OR FOR THE VALUE OF THE KWACHA TO THE DOLLAR TO DROP. THATS WHEN THEY BECOME VOCAL AND ERRONEOUSLY BELIEVE THAT THE DROP IN THE KWACHA WILL AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATE INTO MORE VOTES FOR THEM. YES, WE MAY BE HAVING CHALLENGES WITH THE PF . BUT WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE? DEFINITELY NOT UPND.

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  21. 50+1 is HH ‘s hanging rope for once and for all in 2016 & we bury for good. These other years alefenta fye but 2016 the rope is strong enough to finish HH,FDD,RP U thought it cannot go thru its there for the toughest.remember yo mps have been the worst performers on the ground they were busy attacking and fighting for u not for pipo. Police do not target innocent zedese throw at the very leaders so as to learn to follow the law. Expecting results soon VOTE LUNGU 2016

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  22. Most of the bloggers here seem not to be normal. What has Lungu done for him to have my vote in 2016? I get you already, a PFool cadre would point at roads. But the question is didnt Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda and Michael Sata do that? The serious things that Lungu has done is destroy our economy. When Rupiah was removed from power the dollar was at K5.120 rebased but now its three times higher. Its might even go higher than that after elections. Zambians can only vote PF on their own fate.

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  23. Most of the bloggers here seem not to be normal. What has Lungu done for him to have my vote in 2016? I get you already, a PFool cadre would point at roads. But the question is didnt Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda and Michael Sata do that? The serious things that Lungu has done is destroy our economy. When Rupiah was removed from power the dollar was at K5.120 rebased but now its three times higher. Its might even go higher than that after elections. Zambians can only vote PF on their own fate….

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  24. Hahahahahahahahaha come on HH tell us something very sensible. PVT 2 and 3 is recipe for some claim that the elections have been rigged should things turn out negatively for you. It all seems you are preparing for some imminent loss and make wild claims that you have been dribbled. Why in the entire world would one do PVT all alone in his bedroom under candlelight assuming there will be a complete blackout that time due to load shedding.

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  25. Who is HH and who really knows what he believes? That’s the problem HH will have once again in 2016. In 2015, he ran as a “reformer” in his primary thinking the presidential elections were going to be his. He lost to Chagwa who ran clearly around HH. How will he appease urban voters in 2016 and how will it hurt his tribal positioning? Can he tiptoe around Bemba’s are thieves and the economic mess he would inherit should he win? He likes to leave much up to the imagination when it comes to his philosophy. This can be a problem when it enables others like Kambwili, Mumbi Phiri, Tayali and Fr ‘Red card’ Bwalya to define him better than he defines himself. He may also mistakenly think that he can win by running away from his past bitter remarks he has made about Zambia, but Lungu did not win…

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  26. @Kci’s comments at the top of this column is very apt. HH really does have a self destruct button and he will not take advice!

    These paranoid comments HH makes at the start of each election, which then go on to grow more hysterical as elections progress are very off putting!

    It truly is the sign of latent Dictator tendencies. HH has no respect for the State and he has a serious failure in understanding that the Presidency is not a personal ambition. It should be a Desire to Serve Us the people, to Serve the State….you know!

    At this rate one assumes HH will come in to Harness us, whip us, manacles and shackle us! Definitely, this is what he wants to do to his political enemies.

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