Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya
Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya

The ruling PF has announced the commencement of the adoption process of candidates for the August 11 general elections.

PF Deputy Spokesman Frank Bwalya announced during a news conference in Lusaka that the party is now calling for applications from aspiring candidates.

Mr Bwalya clarified that the adoption process has several stages beginning with expression of interest from those wishing to stand on the PF ticket.

“So the application is not an end in itself. It is just a stage in the adoption process. Therefore, we wish to state categorically that the instruction to aspiring candidates not to engage in activities that would undermine our sitting MPs and Councillors from the opposition that have been working with us especially those from the MMD and the UPND,” Fr Bwalya said.

He added, “Against this background, our Secretary General Mr Davies Chama will soon advertise to call for applications. The applications will be forwarded to relevant structures in our party. We wish to announce that the Secretary General will also give guidelines on how the exercise will be managed.”

And Mr Bwalya has reiterated that President Edgar Lungu has not endorsed the candidacy of anyone adding that those that will be found claiming will be disciplined accordingly.

“We wish to make an earnest appeal to our leaders at various levels in our party structures to cooperate with our Secretariat and ensure a clean adoption process that will come up with popular candidates,” he said.

Mr Bwalya said the party has achieved a lot within a short period and under harsh economic conditions triggered by global factors.

“As such, it is an open secret that even unpopular candidates can win on our attractive tickets. Nevertheless, our aim is to adopt powerful candidates that would not just win us seats but amass a lot of votes for the presidential candidate to guarantee a knock out in the first round of voting on August 11 2016.”

He added, “Our undisputed presidential candidate is Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the man who has earned the nickname of Mr Walk the Talk.”

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44 COMMENTS

    • PF surely have a game plan in place. It remains to be seen if they have a winning strategy. That, in my view, will be a tall order.

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    • If you were the majority shareholder in Zed Unlimited with a management team led by one Lungu., and.the company was in deep trouble due to chronic incompetent management. Would you vote for them to continue losing.company money, increasing.debt, depleting reserves, spending capital recklessly, running criminal procurement fraud and driving company into.liquidation or receivership?

      No doubt team ECL would come to the AGM with smokes and mirrors pleading for more time as the operating environment had been exceptionally.adverse.

      Would you extend team ECL`s mandate?

      That in my view is the poignant choice of our time.

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    • This is just mere PF media attention on its (Pathetic Failures’) confusion & violence.

      Common, who is visionless PF trying to honk hunky dory? The ANARCHY PF should do what they know about, that is LIFTING HANDS & PANGAS’ UP to IMPOSE any visionless out of slumbering cadres.
      #[email protected]#100%#Imposed via #[email protected]#!
      Time is close at voting visionless PF bandits OUT!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  1. Daggers drawn..now we will see the wolves jump out of the sheeps’ skins.Please Pass the Popcorn..kikikikikiki

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  2. Former Farther are you applying your self?
    Interesting times for Zambia.
    Kick back relax open the pop corns and enjoy the drama in the comfort of my inner self.

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  3. “Our undisputed presidential candidate is Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the man who has earned the nickname of Mr Walk the Talk.”……….. Kuti wapapa sana….. who calls Chagwa as mr walk the talk. Frank Bwalya and PF wait for August 11 that’s when you will know who the real man of the moment is

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  4. Reading the mood in the nation is not one of PF’s attributes. They haven’t realised it yet but they will that HH has clinched it already. Who will, other than the machete wielding cadres, vote for Lungu/PF?

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    • Why are you leaving out the obvious stronghold of North Western Rhodesia and.Barostleland. i.e.. Central, Copperbelt rural, Western, Lusaka rural, Northwest and.of course Southern.

      Don’t ever underrate an opponent is basic military strategy.

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    • You are a F00l. There are 3.9 million Tongas in Zambia. You have offended them and You will see the vote tide this year.

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  5. Lock your chickens, its that time of the year when cadre Frank Bwalya goes on rampage slaughtering them like no man’s business

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  6. This quite frankly campaigning (soliciting for candidates). Not een to talk about rallies being held accross the country by the likes of Kambwili and other cabinet ministers. Yet the opposition cannot even be allowed to hold indoor meetings. This Museveni/Mugabe type nonsense must be challenged, in court or otherwise! Civil disobedience. LETS HONK CAR HORNS at 17:00 hrs (5PM) EVERY FRIDAY TO PROTEST

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  7. Who is the PF spokesperson whose job has been hijacked by Frank Bwalya? Ba Bwalya likes talking and appearing in the media.

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  8. So PF has started the adoption of would be candidates while the other party has their leader distributing ichakunwa atemwa umwangashi….I love Zambian Politics…Meanwhile Ndeloleshafya ati shani Ka fying cow..or is it fish? lol

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  9. The heading of this story is serious but the the content is at rumour level. Applications without the closing date is not handsome roadmap. Was that statement planned and an individual tasked to inform the masses? It is just a political chess to pin down those whose intentions are to defect to other parties at the close of parliament if any.

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  10. Lungu should quickly realiz that sata was doing everything stsrting from planning to talking and he did these things very well. Those pipo surrounding him did not do anything they were just moved like bags. If he wants to survive he should learn to be like sata. He has to be involved at every stage. learn fro kind of DCs you appointed

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  11. @Doom well said unfortunately Lungu is far from Sata. The man doesnt have the courage to do things he is just controlled with
    Control and posible that he can make the once might pf loose election to the under five du to his leadership in competence.

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  12. One Zambia, One Nation.

    Together, Lozi, Chewa, Luchazi, Twa, Chikunda, Sala, Bemba, Lunda, Kaonde, Tumbuka, Mambwe, Tonga, Luvale, Ila, Namwanga, Tabwa, Nyengo…….Let’s unite and redeem our nation from the disastrous course it has been driven into by PF.

    This unity is not.for the annihilation nor humiliation of the PF but for the emancipation of the nation.

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  13. [email protected] PF has done nothing wrong my dear. the problem is with pipo who have since gone to UPND. voting UPND is voting Old and visionless PF. Since bad pipo have gone to UPND lets encourage good pipo from UPND to join PF. Lungu just needs pipo like Magande and the economy will be fine

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  14. This type of Mugabe Mu-seveni tactics plse not pa Zed leave Zambians alone they will decide @ the ballot box come 11th August to much abuse of power and Authority in wrong hands no leadership protocols ni chipante chipante chaabe has cost u an election victory.Police and Pf cardres @ there best infringing citizens rights with impunity with no regard whatsoever @ their own peril no time has caught up elyo lwanya kuya beveled!!!

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  15. PF TAKE CARE DO MAKE CHANGES IN ANYTHING UNLESS ITS URGENT OR PRESSING.
    *DO NOT CHANGE SERVANT PAY DATE THIS IS MAKING WORKERS SUFFER BY WALKING DISTANCES BCOZ THEY HAVE GONE BEYOND 30DAYS 20th to 20th OF THE OTHER MONTH.
    OTHERS ARE BEING CHASED FROM RENTED HOUSES BCOZ OF THESE CHANGES
    #NB~THESE CHANGES ARE BEING DONE BY THOSE WHO HATE PF AND LUNGU SO THAT OPPOSITION IN QUESTION GET A FAVOUR OF VOTES.

    #TO TELL WORKERS ARE COMPLAINING PLZ PAY SALARIES EARLY
    TAKE CARE BE ALERT OF THESE MANUPULATORS OTHERS CUD BE CLOSE TO ECL BAMULYA KUBILI

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  16. PF may not struggle to CRACK for a winning formula for they have done it twice. But the Party that has lost elections five times needs to do much more, especially to be sincere with themselves and honestly establish first the reason as to why their Party has been losing elections five times !! Coz political elections isn’t about vain hope or thinking tough global economic wind will blow in favour of the opposition; NO, there’s more to winning formulas and strategies

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  17. Comment: You know which party you belong to but day in day out you insult each other. Again i for one, i can’t vote for tribalism. Will vote the way you vote.

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  18. Papaallim kindly send seeds to my home my name is Father Frank Bwalya. Contact Mr Davies Chama or Mumbi Phiri for direction. Nifuna kupyanya during campaigns.

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  19. APPERANTLY I DIDNT READ ANYTHING HERE ON UPND’S ADOPTION PROCESS WHICH STARTED A MONTH AGO………..IS THIS A PF MOUTH PIECE OR YOU JUST DELIBERATELY DIDNT WANT TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT UPND STARTED THIS PROCESS WAY BEFORE THESE HOOLIGANS?

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  20. @8 WANTANSHI. It is you who has not read the mood in the nation. People have realised that some political parties are using the load-shedding, the dollar etc, etc, to campaign against ECL…..It won’t work.
    It shall not work. My advise to you is don’t get to excited or too over confident that HH is winning. Pray, and pray hard that you dont faint. ECL is winning.
    @23 FAIR JUDGE…..you are spot on

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  21. There are 309 million tongas and you will show us how to vote. Your voting pattern has always been the same. You have taught us a lesson, we will vote the way you do.

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  22. SISTER – what else should be used? You are dull. I was planning to get a loan to buy a tractor after finishing the previous loan but now it is so difficult to borrow again because interest rates have just been raised to 40%. Every government is judged by those parameters or economic indicators you are saying people have taken advantage of. If they can’t be judged by those then what else can they be judged on. But Zedians do not stop amazing me like this guy calling himself sister.

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  23. ala ba upnd tamumfwa u a leading to another shock namwishiba ati pipo have stoped responding to yo insults? the response will b on 11 Aug 2016 and after 3 days u wil start going to courts as per yo procedure

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  24. sata won the elections without southern .western , north western, central and eastern. so ba upnd tekeni bola panshi

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  25. Work hard or else you will live to regret. Civil servants are discontented with your lies over salary increments. The majority never received an increment and they form part of the electorates. Be ready for a rude shock. Salaries have now been delayed and some fools continue saying ‘ifintu ni lungu’. Just wait.

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  26. Paya Farmer(pf)u Ar Going To Cry Just Wait.11 Aug Is Just Nt Very Far,no More Room For Lies.Wear Nt Ur Children,fool

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