GBM to discuss running mate issue after bill is assented

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GBM waiving the PF symbol
GBM waiving the PF symbol

United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba said he would only be able to discuss the clause on presidential running mate in the Constitution Amendment Bill after President Lungu had assented to the document.

Mr Mwamba said it was premature for him to comment on the presidential running mate and its qualifications and that he was ready to give his views after President Lungu had assented to the new amended Constitution.

Mr Mwamba claimed that his priority as the UPND vice-president was not to earn a position because as a successful businessman, he was already living better than the President.

“It is premature for me to discuss the presidential running mate (clause) this time. I will wait until the President assents to the Constitution Amendment Bill before commenting on the qualifications for one to contest any elective position in the general elections next year.

“You should know that I am not a desperate man looking for a position in politics. I want to serve many Zambians who do not know where their next meal is going to come from. You must understand I live better than the President,” Mr Mwamba said.

According to the newly passed constitutional bill, yet to be assented by President Edgar Lungu next week, no candidate without a Grade 12 certificate will be allowed to contest, the Presidency, Vice Presidency, Parliament and council elections.

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    • Grade 12. The minimum should first Degree for MPs/President or Three year Diploma. Councilors should a College certificate or Grade 12.

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    • As a business man am living better than the president. This guy is so much drawned in the wealth. What is gbm or who is gbm if we eliminate the money factor?

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    • The biggest loose will be PF which has MP’s without grade 12 certificates. Thats why Lungu’s has suddenly decided to delay the signing. PF has scored its own goal on the constitution.

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    • The biggest loser is PF who have scored an own goal on the constitution. A party full of Kapoya’s whose only qualification is a birth certificate

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    • It is a senseless clause. Inteligence is about knowledge application not memorization of theories. In this case, I would rather a successful businessman, a farmer, or a merchant take over than failed graduates.

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  1. makani yatalika mbichana mbichana tulaibona mwezinyina banda wa kamba akuti ta ciko bija kubika gbm running mate soon gbm wamba kuti ulindilila ba president ku signer,walo ulijisi mali kwinda ba president lungu.very soon we will hear from them Edgar sign the constitution next week

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  2. So the author is implying that GBM has no G12 certificate ka! But hey the man is claiming to be living better that ‘THE’ President. Just wondering which one and what exactly he means!!!!!

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  3. GBM as running mate for HH is automatic for two reasons.Firstly HH is desperate to lose the tribal tag. Secondly UPND like any other political party need money to function. But if by the Devil’s ways UPND won in 2016, GBM will be replaced by a Tonga before he can say jump.

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  4. GBM will be used by HH for tribal and Financial reasons but he will be gotten rid of for a fellow Tonga as soon as HH wins if HH ever wins.

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  5. I saw it coming GBM has no grade 12 /Form V certificate so he is knocked out at all stages. You will see all the vocal politicians you know might not be in the race come 2016.

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    • @Lupaka,
      GBM attempted Grade 7 exams several times and failed several times. Not only does he not have a Grade 12 or Form V certificate. He has no Grade 7 certificate, either. Those who grew up in Kasama during his time will testify to this!!!

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  6. The problem with MOST Zambians is that we detest people who say the truth.Is it not the truth that whatever Lungu is enjoying now is transient?GBM can fly to any part of the globe using the most dearest jet without raising a storm.It’s his hard earned money period.In this comparison I literally see no benefit of degree education.Most people mismanaging &/or looting the treasury are degree holders.Remember the Zamtrop saga?All convicts were degree holders/equivalent save for Saviour Chungu.Degree holders should not hate non degree holders for being stinking rich.It takes brains for one to be as wealthy as GBM.The infamous high ranking couple with non performing loans with several banks including CEEC has a chain of degrees.I call such people educated fools.Unfortunately we have plenty of…

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  7. Money is not everything ba guy. And of what help will it be if you comment after the bills are assented? Are you not supposed to provide your guided argument peradventure they help fine-tune some details before the bills become law? But again, did we not see that behaviour after the bills were passed in parliament? That’s when some educated fimofimo woke up, too little too late?

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  8. What GBM is saying is that there is no need to go to school…. I mean he is implying that you don’t need to go to school to live like or even better than a president. Isukulu is important bane! Even ka Grade 7 ba mudala you can re-write!

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  9. Life is life whether with a degree and wallowing in poverty or grade 1 with plenty of wealth. I would choose riches over presitige/degree. Leave GBM alone with his money

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    • your ‘sebana wikute’ kind of mentality is very retrogressive and dangerous even to yourself. It’s never an ‘either-or’ matter. Who ever told you that you can’t have both?

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  10. With all that money GBM should just quickly employ a tutor and enrol for a grade 12 exam / cambridge or something and write to pass an exam in June then he will be eligible

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  11. KiKIKIKIKIKIKI… and who will give you the running mate, in UPMD on your death bed fatso! That is all I can say about that fat clown!

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  12. GBM REGISTER FOR GCE U CAN STILL CONTEST FOR KASAMA CENTRAL SEAT. BUT MUKAPONA WHEN U DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO~ YO MONEY BAMIPENDELAKO FYE.
    HH HON HYENA IS VERY HAPPY BCOS IT SOLVES THE RUNNING MATE ISSUE FOR HIM BUT HE STILL NEEDS YO FUNDS.
    YO EXCELLENCE ECL PLEASE SANSENIPO INK BWANGU PA CONSTITUTION ABANTU TWANAKA UKULOLELA.
    *NO WARDER UTUMA TEMPER TULEYA UP UP UP GBM TWAFIKA MULUFUMO,HH MUMAKUFI
    SAD NEW YEAR 2016

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  13. GBM WHICH PRESIDENT DO U MEAN? IT SHUD BE YO PRESIDENT HH BUT ULAPONTA.
    U CANT BE BETTER THAN ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT PROBABLY BETTER THAN HH THE ONE U KNOW HOW HE STAYS. AFWILE WAFIKO MUNGANDA NO WARDER HE IS AFTER OTHER WOMEN LIKE MOLIN

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  14. The man is sarcastic just because of his little money.Zambians will just have to do a donchi kubeba on the two guys……help them spend their money in 2016 but the vote should go to ECL who understands government and politics because he is well learnt.We don’t want trial and error leaders who want to experiment on this great country.

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  15. GBM has six months to get a grade 12 cerficate. ..Wow.. that’s why he is waiting for Lungu sign the bill into law to explore his options..

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