UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo
UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo

THE United Party for National Development (UPND) in Kabwata Constituency is divided over the alleged suspension of its chairperson, Ackim Moono. Mr Moono is alleged to have been suspended from the constituency committee for gross indiscipline and misconduct which was detrimental to the interest of the party.

UPND Kabwata Constituency information and publicity secretary, Edmond Lifwekelo and Kabwata Ward chairperson Mambo Mweenda announced the suspension on Sunday on grounds that Mr Moono had been collecting money from business houses on the pretext that he was doing this on behalf of the opposition party. But yesterday, UPND Kabwata Constituency secretary, George Michelo said Mr Moono was still chairperson of the committee because the purported wards which had suspended him did not meet to reach such a consensus.

Mr Michelo said the UPND had procedures which were supposed to be followed when dealing with issues and that, all the five wards were behind Mr Moono. He said in a statement that Mr Lifwekelo was not the vice publicity secretary as he claimed. “We want to confirm that Mr Lifwekelo was replaced when he got a job and left town, so he is no longer the publicity secretary but a mere member of the party,” he said.

On Monday Mr Lifwekelo issued a statement in his capacity as the vice publicity secretary announcing the suspension of the committee chairperson but could not be reached for a comment as his mobile phone was off. Deputy party spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo said the party had summoned both Mr Moono and Mr Lifwekelo (Edmond) to the secretariat to explain the two sides of the story.

Mr Lifwekelo also cautioned all party members against engaging in premature campaigns as no candidate has been adopted yet. He said the party structures had the responsibility to adopt candidates and anyone who would be found wanting, risked being left out.

“The party’s position is that no aspiring candidate must engage in early campaigns including wearing party regalia as doing so, will attract disciplinary action against such members,” he warned.”

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23 COMMENTS

  1. And UPND wants to place the Kawalala Tag on Bembas. Mwamona nomba na kachema agwagula umuzulu !

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  2. But my friends Bembas the Tongas you are insulting everyday you have married them and you have children with them. Where is your logic then? you are just showing your foolishness at it best.

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  3. In one urban constituency comprising Mr. Mambo Mweenda, George Michelo, Ackim Moono. All from one tribe! Why! ant there any other tribes in kabwata constituency? This tribal tag makes the rest of us resentful of UPND and its tribal leader HH. Despite the “good intention and management CV” by HH, we fear they may create what I would term a Tongacracy Government. A government of the Tonga’s by the Tonga’s for the Tonga’s.

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  4. Surely an urban constituency comprising Mr. Mambo Mweenda, George Michelo, Ackim Moono. All from one tribe! Why! Are there no any other tribes in UPND in kabwata constituency? This advancement of tribal “supremacy’’ and total disregard in terms of representation from other tribes makes the rest of us resentful of UPND and its core tribalist leader HH. Despite the “good intention and management CV” by HH, we fear they may create what I would term a Tongacracy Government. A government of the Tonga’s by the Tonga’s for the Tonga’s.

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  5. what do you expect from these Tongas with such faces, benda chimfuta numa. Talelolesha uko aleya. Aisha wajata ngombeeeeeeeee.

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  6. what do you expect from these Tongas with such faces. Benda Chimfuta Numa. Talelolesha uko aleya. Wajata Nogmbeeeeee eeeeeehe

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  7. Moono, Mweenda, Michelo, Edmond Lifwekelo, Edwin Lifwekelo, HH, ………….

    UPND = 50 minus 1.

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  8. Lucy tonga shud come out today. Are you a girl friend To Hyena See What How U Have destroyed the party with tribalism. Such things were not there in mazoka’s time.
    IT IS NOW~ ONE TONGA,ONE UPND only lunatics can join this party like gbm who think they are loved when they see togas kneeling down to them saying nice words in pretence.
    Its either office holder is t- or 7th d
    ZED I TELL U SATA WAS A MAN HIS VISION WAS FORM GOVT With UPND UNDER 50+1, BUT UBUPUBA BWAKWA HH & HIS FOLLOWERS THEY CUDN’T READ THAT. THIS TIME HH WUD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT AND YESTERDAY THE DOOR WAS COMPLETLY SHUT FOR HIM NO MORE PIPING.
    VOTE LUNGU 2016

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  9. Like many have already stated earlier, most of the names belong to one tribal grouping. It doesn’t reflect well on the party.

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  10. Lucy we waiting for yuor response,u like insulting bembas.
    We hear when you win
    *teams like green buffaloes,red arrows,nkwazi sponsored by will be disbanded to save money shame
    *U will change things, employ togas from CD,MESSAGER TO PRESIDENT WILL BE ONLY TOGAS THE REST ARE THIEVES BEMBAS,TO FORSTER DEVELOPMENT SHAME
    ITS TRUE HH HAS NO LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND NO WISDOW. HE HAS DESTROYES THE PARTY

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  11. We have told you that HH is far from being our saviour. Ask them about our companies and their convention. Everything about UPND is wrong.

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  12. NB to all political parties and wud be cadres.
    The notice is that qualification for a cadre has been adjusted upwards from grade 1 to grade 12 no more mposa mabwes like those upnd cadres fighting for nothing they don’t have grade 12 certificates.

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  13. Comment: Yaba kwena kuti wapapa,ati mr michelo,mr moono,mr lifwekolo another fwekelo. Kwati mashilu,one zambia one nation mwaumfwa!

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  14. Awe mwandi kuwayawaya fye! This regional and insignificant NGO called pdnu…..kikiki sivintu mwee! Anyway let them break each other’s necks!!

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