Mike Mulongoti addressing the media at the conference
Mike Mulongoti addressing the media at the conference

Opposition People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti says President Lungu and the PF are lying to themselves if they think that going into an alliance with MMD will give them the 50%+1 votes required for the Presidential candidate to win the August elections.

Speaking in an interview Mr Mulongoti said no two parties can win this year’s election without the help of other parties and that any political party which thinks that they will win by forming an alliance with a single party will be just cheating themselves.

He said the party which will win elections is the one which will make coalitions and alliances with more parties because there is strength in numbers.

He said the 50%+1votes clause has brought in the dimension of political parties trying to work together but that no two parties can win the elections if they do not incorporate other political parties.

He explained that going in an alliance is meant to maximise the numbers hence no single party can have the numbers needed to win the elections.

“If you unite with somebody you are trying to minimize the numbers now the challenge is if you can’t maximize the numbers with just a single party, there are no two single parties that will win this election, no ways,” Mr Mulongoti said.

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  1. Ba Mulongoti kuwayawayafye. Whats the use of forming an alliance with one man parties like his?
    Ndeloleshafye!!!!!!!!

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    • Milongoti Kanshi, Ama alliances nibuchipantepante nomba? Even parties that enter alliances, it’s not that alliance partnerships will done at the peak, but the base or grassroots. This is implying that the strong party can pull anyone from the membership of alliance party to be a running mate e.g of ECL. Strategy demands that, the running mate must have and bring measurable value and following to the ticket per secret service intelligence assessment reports. Why pick up an empty bag of a running mate in the booth. It’s not automatic that these alliance parties will have their heads running be warned

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    • In salesmanship, Mulongoti is offloading himself on the market for inclusion in any realignments that will characterize this year’s election. Realist Lungu is playing it smart on all opponents. He bought to choose an ordinary member who is not ambitious, none trouble making but commands respect and measurable following. Lungu will not error to choose an ambitious noise making fellow politicians. Always running mates ought to be someone ready to be cholaboy not the one chasing for identity and power. Interesting is the fact that members will not accept to continue in the cold should leaders opt to hold Lungu at bay. They will align and vote for him regardless.

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    • SMALL AND INSIGNIFICANT PARTIES SUCH AS MULONGOTI’S ARE THE ONES THAT ARE CONFUSING PEOPLE AND ARE DIVIDING THE VOTES IN THE OPPOSITION. MY ADVICE TO MULONGOTI IS THIS THAT HE SHOULD JOIN THE WINNING TEAM. UPND IS THE WINNING TEAM AND MULONGOTI’S PARTY CAN BE UPND’S ALLY.

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  2. Ba Mulongoti, numbers of political parties may not matter what counts is the number of people voting for a particular alliance. What is the essence of having an alliance of many “one man parties” that has no following,structures to influence the outcome from the ballots? There three main political parties in Zambia,PF,UPND and MMD. MMD has to some extent disintegrated but it is the same MMD spoils that matter to both UPND and PF to win the election. FDD has some following and may matter but not as much as the MMD. What is certain is that the 50%+1 and the need for 1000 supporters per province will minimize political adventurism and leave voters with realistic number of candidates to choose from. It appears Mr.Mulongoti is looking for inclusion in the PF-MMD alliance!!

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  3. one man party, who can in to an alliance with you! just declare who you are voting for in 2016.

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  4. MULONGOTI WHICH OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES DO WE HAVE IN THE COUNTRY APART FROM MMD AND UPND?? ECL IS JUST TRYING TO PLAY IT SMART OTHERWISE PF IS MORE THAN CAPABLE OF WINNING ABOVE 53% IN THIS YEAR ELECTIONS!

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  5. MR. MULONGOTI WILL YOUR PARTY MANAGETO GARNER THE 1000 SUPPORTERS REQUIRED.
    WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE NOW IS THE ‘MUSELELAKWABAS’ SUDDENLY EXALTING NEVERS AND ALL THOSE SHAMELESS PRODICAL SONS GROVELLING TO NEVERS.

    IT IS THE BIBLICAL STORY OF JOSEPH. LET NEVERS GO AND MAKE ROOM FOR YOU IN GOVERNMENT AS JOSEPH DID FOR HIS TREACHOUROUS BROTHERS IN EGYPT TO SAVE THEM FROM FAMINE. THERE HAS BEEN GROSS FAMINE SINCE MMD LOST POWER.

    I FEEL SORRY FOR MUHABI. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PATIENT.

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  6. I can’t tell from this one way or the other if he supports the amendment or whether he is ‘sitting on the proverbial fence.’ Some people communicate air. He and his kind of one man parties can do a civic duty to their fellow citizens…..disband and quit making discouraging noises. We so want decisive gov’t of majority votes.

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  7. What percent political influence can Mulongoti command in a free and fair election? The number of MPs a party brings in an alliance to secure parliamentary majority counts. The winner is entitled to offer his alliance partners top jobs such as parastatal heads if they fail to make to parliament. Alliances are headaches as formally written memorandum of understanding must be honoured. Unfortunately they are the easiest ways to clinch power.

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  8. Im sorry to say that its very dangerous to have a political party president like mulongoti. No wonder people call such presidents job seekers because their association with other parties can not go beyond their comfort. Its high time mr Mulongoti knew that he has no following. I dont think even his wife or children can waste their votes on him. If PF choose to work with MMD do you think UPND combined with all of you can beat them?

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  9. Of course, if MULONGOTI’S party were to get into an alliance with Milupi’s, the two would not win. But if bigger parties with large followings get together, they are likely to win.

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  10. The reason why a political party is formed is to win and form government so that their ideology is implemented. So every real party should stand by its own manifesto and contest this election. Those who prioritize alliances before even the first round are lacking in many ways, including 1000 supporters. Let alliances begin after the first round, that is if no one scoops it at the first attempt (50% plus one vote). And if a party can fail to mobilize 1000 supporters for nomination, then be rest assured that their contribution to an alliance is very negligible and will not assist any one huge party to attain the 50% plus one, meaning that a re-run shall remain inevitable.

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  11. Just shut up mulongoti. What is your party doing? Honestly, since inception, you are the only one from your party that has something to say. Actually I have never heard you talk with reference to your party, you are always talking about other people’s parties, what about your party? What are you doing to get your 50%+1 votes?

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  12. Mulongoti wants to jump on the PF-MMD bandwagon. Please Mulongoti sms EL like Nevers is doing.

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  13. All the parties who will throw their weight behind others should not receive govt funding for their political parties period.

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