President Edith Nawakwi addressing the media in Lusaka
President Edith Nawakwi addressing the media in Lusaka

FDD President Edith Nawakwi has accused the UPND of going round the country and telling people that the two parties are working together and will form an alliance ahead of the August elections.

Speaking shortly after a private meeting with the NGOCC Ms Nawakwi said some members of UPND especially some “crooked” MPs from Southern Province are telling people that they will go in an alliance when it is not true.

She said the UPND were feeling the heat in Southern Province which they think is their bedroom but that wherever they go these days the people in the province are telling them that they want a woman President.

She explained that the people in the province have realised that voting for the same people has not helped them in any way and that they have seen the progressive ideas of her party hence their eagerness to vote for FDD.

She also wondered why “her brothers” were falling over each to form alliances as if the 50%+1 vote was a new thing in the country, adding her party has the clause in the party constitution and that she become party President after a rerun because there was no clear winner in the first round.

She said the clause is there to help the country have a President chosen by the majority of the people and that it is not a blessing for unholy alliances made for the sake of forming government.

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    • Cor.Version
      I don’t understand why Nawakwi always has political issues with people of the south. I thought the opposite should be the case – i.e. mutually work with them esp that she is married to Hambote. If you have followed her politically since 2006 after losing leadership of UDA to HH she has always been anti_Tonga: Tonga this & Tonga that. How does she treat Mr Hambote who is even never heard publicly?
      A Tonga is fathering yo children but u seem to hate Tongas to the point of lying about their MPs. Why can’t you just say u are positioning yoself for adoption as running mate to ECL for the crucial Northern vote given that Nevers may not get it!

      But remember yo performance since 2006 has always been below par. U supported Sata & to some extent ECL but both snubbed u. Even if u…

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      But remember yo performance since 2006 has always been below par. U supported Sata & to some extent ECL but both snubbed u. Even if u are adopted there is no guarantee u can bring Northern & Luapula votes to ECL which he already got due to Sata’s legacy. Remember Sampa who is causing political waves is also at the doorsteps of PF. Depending how things go from May i.e. major political defections to & endorsements of DF, Sampa may be Running Mate. Yours is just to hope that ECL will again opt for female Veep then u stand a chance since it is well known the veep will only come from Luapula/Northern/Muchinga!

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    • Read this b4 the amended Version

      I don’t understand why Nawakwi always has political issues with people of the south. I thought the opposite should be the case – i.e. mutually work with them esp that she is married to Hambote. If you have followed her politically since 2006 after losing leadership of UDA to HH she has always been anti_Tonga: Tonga this & Tonga that. How does she treat Mr Hambote who is even never heard publicly?
      A Tonga is fathering yo children but u seem to hate Tongas to the point of lying about their MPs. Why can’t you just say u are positioning yoself for adoption as running mate to ECL for the crucial Northern vote given that Nevers may not get it!

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    • NAWAKWI IS BECOMING BIG MOUTH AND POMPOUS OF LATE FOR REASONS BEST KNOWN TO HERSELF. WE CAN NOT FORGET HISTORY. NAWAKWI YOU ARE ONE OF THE SELFISH POLITICIANS IN ZAMBIA WHO DISADVANTAGED MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS OF THE MUCH NEEDED DEVELOPMENT THRU YOUR LOOT WHILE YOU SERVED AS MINISTER IN THE PREVIOUS REGIMES. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE MONEY WHICH IS SUSTAINING YOU AND YOUR PARTY IS STOLEN MONEY FROM THE NATIONAL TREASURY. ANYWAY WHO TOLD YOU THAT US TONGAS FROM SOUTHERN PROVINCE SAID WE WANT TO VOTE FOR A WOMAN AS PRESIDENT? WHO TOLD YOU THAT LIE? NAWAKWI IF YOU WERE WISE YOU WERE NOT EVEN GOING TO CONTEST IN THIS YEAR’S PRESIDENTIAL RACE, BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT WIN. THE BATTLE IS ONLY BETWEEN HH AND LUNGU, BUT LUNGU IS SHOOTING HIS OWN FOOT BIG TIME!

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    • NAWAKWI YOU ARE A BIG LIAR! WHO TOLD YOU THAT US PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE ONLY WANT TO VOTE FOR A WOMAN? NAWAKWI YOU FAILED THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WHEN YOU WERE A MINISTER IN THE PREVIOUS REGIMES. YOU STOLE A LOT OF OUR MONEY. NOW HERE YOU ARE PRETENDING AS IF YOU ARE AN ANGEL. YOU NAWAKWI YOU ARE A VERY STUBBORN AND HEARTLESS WOMAN. THE BATTLE IS ONLY BETWEEN HH AND LUNGU, BUT LUNGU IS BUSY SHOOTING HIS OWN FOOT. VIVA HH VIVA!

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  1. WHY IS THIS COUNTRY BLESSED ONLY WITH RUMOR MONGERS? IS IT DIFFICULT TO STATE WHO THE UPND MPS ARE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN KNOW THEM

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    • Ms Nawakwi, with all due respect, I think it will be wise for you to work with UPND. I personally have no problems with a woman president and you could be a good candidate. We need you your brains in govt and please look at this alliance issue in big picture sense.

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    • Nawakwi, tell us who told you that they want a woman president? Zambia is fighting tribal debates and you want to start gender debates? Come on now give us a break! The country at the moment is seeking unity in the opposition and you want to go the opposite way. To hell with your empty waffles!

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    • Madam just campaign, otherwise we will bring back corruption issues when you were finance minister under Chiluba. The same things of importing maize EL is doing today you did also and the government lost millions of dollars. it is not just about being a woman that develops Zambia. it is your honesty and vision and skills. the last two you have but how about the first ine? we don’t know.

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    • us who know edith nawakwi will tell you that there’s no difference between her and dora siliya, if you know what i mean.

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    • MS Nawakwi; is that a gimmick to attract UPND’s attention because it has not even contemplated going into an alliance with any party after what happened with PF alliance in 2011.

      UPND is led by people who are wise and learn from mistakes. Had UPND never entered that pact, PF would not have won any elections at all. PF used UPND to champion their cause and copied policies from UPND which they did not understand how to implement hence the pronouncements but not action.

      This time, around UPND, will go into an alliance after the first round. So all those thinking UPND will form an alliance now should forget it.

      What will Nawakwi do differently that she not could do during MMD when she was Finance minister? She participated in making Zambia poor. She has questions to answer about…

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    • Nawakwi watched Sata and Chiluba embezzle funds with impunity while she stood there and continued to shower them with praises.

      Voting for Nawakwi will be like regurgitating the rotten food. She participated in making Zambia very poor under Chiluba. Part of the wealth she uses running the party is stolen money from Chiluba era.

      Verdict: Nawakwi is just the same as most PF members. Giving her a vote is disingenuous and purely tribal.

      Only UPND will restore Zambia

      VIVA UPND and HH team

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    • @Lucy

      You are absolutely right. FDD wants to work with PF because PF has realised that FDD did better than MMD and is poised to cut away PF ‘s votes in these elections by a considerable margin.

      PF is dead afraid of UPND that’s why they will do anything with anybody to win the elections.

      Right now I hear they are begging Sampa ‘s DF to for an alliance with Sampa as running mate.

      PF is so desperate that it is even thinking about inviting UPND to the table form an alliance and make HH president while Lungu vice so that they can not be prosecuted for massive stealing after the elections.

      Just watch, after dissolution of parliament all these plans will come out in the open.

      VIVA UPND and HH TEAM

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  2. Useless. We know you want to find a reason to work with a visionless man in PF. I don’t think MPs from SP can even claim that in that province. UPND is just too strong there.If you had said in the Eastern Province, may be some gullible would have believed you.

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  3. ITS A POLITICIAN SPEAKING … ITS CALLED POWER BROKING, MAYIJI. NO ONE HAS TOLD ANYONE OF HER, BUT SHE WANTS TO START THE DISCUSSION.

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  4. Personally, I like mama Nawakwi. She sounds very smart in her presentations and can debate on tangible topics/policies. She is also very knowledgeable. The down side is that she is still Miles (not Sampa) away from even getting 50,000 votes. Ba Nawakwi, please be realist. The person who would gain in this “Alliance” is your party and not HH. May I remind you that the so-called third place you got at the previous elections doesnt qualify to be called 3rd place. Realistically, your position qualifies to be called the bottom non-performing parties in Zed. Here are the results again for you to correctly analyze.

    Hakainde HICHILEMA UPND – 780,168
    Total Votes Rejected – 17,313
    Edith NAWAKWI FDD – 15,321

    Even the rejected votes beat you!! Just join the winning team and get a full…

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      Just join the winning team and get a full cabinet position. You dont even qualify to be a running mate. UPND can even win these elections without any Alliance. However, to be on a safe side, HH must try and get each and every vote including votes from smaller parties like FDD, Rainbow, a chunk from PF, from MMD, etc. HH and team must aim for a convincing win like Chiluba’s in the 90’s.

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  5. “…………..said they want a woman president……………. …” I hope dreaming is not a crime in Zambia. Keep dreaming my sister.

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    • I doubt if this could be termed as sense, “wherever they go these days the people in the province are telling them that they want a woman President”. What Zambian needs is a president and not a gender president.

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  6. Why do good people fail to read the political landscape correctly. I am not sure whether President Nawakwi’s barrel is facing the right direction. Is this what overrated ambition can do to an otherwise brilliant woman? Anthonio Mwanza… you are also very brilliant. Please sit down with your President and redirect your “guns”. We need you FDD. But tactics are letting all of us down. This is no time for the opposition to be opposing themselves. What is there to oppose a fellow opposition for?

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  7. Have you ever heard of UPND saying they are responsible. start from kafue UPND vs MMD, Mufumbwe UPND vs MMD and recent Choma UPND vs police. all these UPND blamed MMD and police. Today’s violents the blame is on PF. Thats why we cant trust HH and his pipo. We are voting lungu again

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  8. NAWAKWI, ITS A PITY YOU DONT READ BETWEEN THE LINES. ANALYSING THE RESULTS YOU GOT LAST TIME, YOU CAN NOT EVEN GET CLOSE TO HH. THE BEST YOU CAN DO IS TOO JOIN THE WINNING TEAM.

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  9. Madam Nawakwi continue articulating issues. Explain your manifesto and one day you will be popular and win an election. Please just avoid unnecessary criticism for the sake of politics.

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  10. Somebody help this lady find her target,shooting aimlessly pf is that way young lady, now aim for ballz. iwe mayo give us the names of the mps you accusing, it’s some of these Zambian politicians are so disgusting.

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  11. every one is talking about Nawakwis results last elections what about HH s results. what makes them think she cant improve but only think HH can improve. Every one has a chance to improve. even ECL can improve just as HH can just as Nawakwi can

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  12. Nawakwi is very intelligent, she is seeking attention and now she will get it. She knows there is no money in the opposition,so she wants Lungu to invite her into an alliance. But the foolish part is that she wants to join the sinking ship.

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  13. Mama Mawakwi, you are a smart woman but you and your party can’t be voted in to rule this country or the next 20 years if you’ll still be alive. You can’t get 20000 votes from WP or NP or NWP. You may not be interested to work with UPND but some of your people are. You are better off keeping your mouth shut. Some in PF are working with UPND are working with UPND too. Some are working with DF too. Wait and see until parliament is dissolved.

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  14. This woman knows what she is doing, she is focus and knows how to pray her game. She will go alone thats why she has a party. Last time she worked with HH and when HH lost was suppose to give other person a chance to stand but he said oo, so how can she trust such a person like HH. Better she goes alone and grow her party and when she loses she can get it other time.:

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  15. She explained that the people in the province have realised that voting for the same people has not helped them in any way and that they have seen the progressive ideas of her party hence their eagerness to vote for FDD……………………….Edith…..

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  16. @M.P your young nawakwi always amaze me every time it’s election time she starts barking at UPND , she always loses her focus at a critical time, uda is water under the bridge move on lady, this why i just like HH, tabika ifintu kumutima, the dude is just awesome, brilliant managerial skills in the party.

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  17. These elections will leave alot of people disillusioned at the end. They will spill out political garbage after they fail to attain their goals. These will be the hardest and most technical elections this country has ever had. There is the 50%+1 issue, referendum on the bill of rights, parliamentary and council elections.
    This is not a time for the hard hearted as it will require alot of willing and dealing. At the end of it all only 1 will emerge as winner. May the best candidate who understands politics and people’s wishes win!

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  18. I think she has just felt the UPND heat on the ground. You are free to work with anybody you prefer Mrs Hambulo. Last time under UDA you went underground the whole campaign period only to resurface after elections to mock HH. She is divisive and jealous, care less about her as she has no impact at all on the ground, but she must stop attacking fellow opposition unless she is joining the visionless team.

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  19. No one talks about you Edith in southern province you are dreaming UPND can never be weak in that province but why do you have to attack your fellow opposition party? You can never be same level with HH and those of us who know you we are aware that you have no respect for elders do you remember how you insulted Late president Chiluba in public

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  20. Unless she is talking of another Southern Province…the one I know only know Nawakwi as their in-law or wife to Hambulo.

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  21. She is supposed to be reminded of Carlington Maize scandal.The problem with our nation is that we forget easily like chickens.There are people who are holding bigger offices both in public and private institutions but have a lot of skeletons in the cupboard.Nawakwi should not portray smartness when she failed to explain about Carlington Maize issue.People need to scrutinize all those who want to vie for higher office in the land.We should base our voting on moral issues of our leaders.Those with tainted images should not be near the corridors of power.

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  22. I think the UPND respects Madam Nawakwi because she is a fellow opposition leader.
    But Nawakwi must not take this respect for granted. If she wants to start attacking UPND, that is not the right course. Her very tiny following may be mopped up and she will get even less 15,000 votes she got. People like Nawakwi have failed to assess their true chances in coming elections and just “hope” that things will be better.

    Most of these opposition political parties only have a chance if PF loses the coming polls. This is because PF will scatter as soon as they lose. It is in the interest of political parties to remove our Failed Project.

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  23. Ivi vima Tonga party, with their SATANIC LEADER,awe mwe mwatikola. wait for that time for you to cry with yo criminal and SATANIC LEADER.

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  24. Advice for you Nawakwi: 1. You know very well that you are making that story yourself. 2. It is well-known that Southern Province MPs cannot go round the Province claiming that FDD wants to work with UPND, because the Province is already the bedroom of the latter. 3. Stop fighting a fellow Opposition Party Nawakwi. This is exactly what you did last year during the announcement of the 20th January, 2015 Presidential results. Why don’t you just merge with the PF after all FDD is a sub-MMD Party? Are you being Bank-rolled by the PF? Remember, there is still the Carlington Maize scandal on your head!

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  25. Madam we always give u respect bt if u want pipo to attack u continue what u ve started madam who told u that this time we want woman president and if it’s true mention those MPs if u want to work with lungu go ahead no one will stop u bt u shud no that u want to work with losing team stop attacking UPND u re all in opposition and this time u ct compare u with HH

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