Wynter Kabimba
Wynter Kabimba

Rainbow party Presidential candidate Wynter Kabimba says there is no justification for the ECZ to demand K75000,00 from Presidential aspirants as nomination fees.

Speaking on Christian Voice’s Chat Back radio program Mr Kabimba wondered whether ECZ was now a profit making wing of the Government.

He said his party has been left wondering as to the purpose of the new things which are being introduced in the electoral system of the country.

“We in Rainbow Party are left wondering, what is the purpose? What is the objective of all these new things being introduced in the electoral process? Since when did ECZ become a money making machine, you know a profit making organization? It was not established for that purpose.

“How can you argue to me Lorenzo (host of the program) that it costs K75,000 to receive somebody’s nomination papers. That’s what that paper and the the Returning Officer sitting across me would cost them, I don’t believe that myself. Unless you can rationalize it to me but so far I have not found any justification, I have tried to understand what this is all about but I have failed and I would like somebody to explain to me that this is justifiable, that it does cost ECZ K75,000 in administration costs to receive a candidate’s nomination papers,” Mr Kabimba lamented.

And the opposition leader has accused President Lungu and the PF government of imposing an elitist Constitution on the people.

“Who drove this Constitution making process? It was the elite, a small class of people in this country sitting at the tip of the pyramid again decided to give the Zambian people what they thought was good for the Zambian people not the other way round,” he said.

He also said the learned people have rundown the country.

“We can extend the argument of the grade 12 certificate clause Lorenzo, who have rundown this country over the years? It not the uneducated people it is those of us who are educated, we are the architect of the poverty that we see today in this country. The majority of the people who do not possess grade 12 certificates are the victims, we are architects of all the mess that we see in this country today,” Mr Kabimba said.

He further wondered why the Constitution has only allowed chiefs to run for councillorship but not as MPs or for the Presidency itself.

“There is an article in the Constitution amendment Act no2 of 2016 which says a chief can only run as a Councillor, they are only as good as Councillors in a local authority but they can’t be MPs and they can’t run for President, now who decides that? Who has the mandate to excluded others from participating in running the affairs of this country,” he wondered.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Kabimba is a joke. This man had an opportunity to come up with a constitution when he was Defense Minister. He failed. Today he is complaining. He was arrogant and never passed an opportunity to deride Zambians when he was a PF big wig.
    Now that The Post has shifted camp to HH’s UPND, his Rainbow party is as good as dead.

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    • kabimba is broke already? I think K75,000 is even way too cheap. I think the problem for Kabimba is coming up with the required supporters.

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    • Mr Kabimba,
      There is justification for the K75,000 because as a political party, you have members, and it is the members that take their candidate to be voted for. These very members should be at least 1000 people in total (not sure but I think I read 1000). So imagine each member contributes a $75? make the maths.
      The problem with Zambia is that political parties are personal to order parties. They belong to the leader who has all the money. Let us learn from USA where members and well wishers contribute for their preferred candidate.

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    • Abena Kabimba, shi tekeni amatako panshi! Mule chensa noku chensa ameno, kwati te imwe, mwe bale chensa ati “PamaFi will rule for anazer 20 yrs?? lelo tu change kuli mwemfumu sha PamaFi, impiya sha ku nya fye ati pwetete pwetete???

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    • Abena Kabimba, shi tekeni amatako panshi! Mule chensa noku chensa ameno, kwati te imwe, mwe bale chensa ati “Pama.Fi will rule for anazer 20 yrs?? lelo tu change kuli mwemfumu sha Pama.Fi, impiya sha ku nya fye ati pwetete pwetete???

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    • Abena Kabimba, shi tekeni amatako panshi! Mule chensa noku chensa ameno, kwati te imwe, mwe bale chensa ati “Pama.Fi will rule for another 20 yrs?? lelo tu change kuli mwemfumu sha Pama.Fi, impiya sha ku nya fye ati “pwetete pwetete???”

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    • Abena Kabimba, shi tekeni amatako panshi! Mu le chensa noku chensa ameno, kwati te imwe, mwe bale chensa ati “Pama.Fi will rule for another 20 yrs?? lelo tu change kuli mwemfumu sha Pama.Fi, impiya sha ku nya fye ati “pwetete pwetete???”

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    • Abena Kabimba, shi tekeni amatako panshi! Mu le chensa noku chensa ameno, kwati te imwe, mwe bale chensa ati “Pama.Fi will rule for another 20 yrs?? Lelo tu change kuli mwe mfumu sha Pama.Fi, impiya sha ku nya fye ati “pwe tete pwe tete???”

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    • Its very cheap WK. let me break it down for you each province you just need to raise 7500 ZMK then you are home and dry. The problem with you is that you will have trouble bring 1000 people throughout the Ten provinces

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  2. Former PF persecutor and constitution barrier has now become the brainchild of ‘modern ‘ justice. There is no room to block the constitution from the rear slr. The deai is aiready sealed.

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  3. @house fly, another comment of addition is that we want to get back our money from some people. I am told from each party ECZ will get close to K35, 000,000 This is money enuf to make ECZ move especially that our economy is bleeding. ECZ budget is at K900,000,000. For the constitution we are all to blame.

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  4. If lungu didnt sign some pipo would have used it as a political issue. Zambians made those submissions and highly learned lawyers approved them. If HH, Kabimba and their pipo had seen those mistakes why didnt they bring them to light before hand? The best part of it is that we shall correct the mistakes lets just give lungu credible MPs

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  5. The problem with kabimba is witchcraft,everybody ca see that,if i where him i would rather stay out of public contribution coz kabimba winter is the most bad than the devil him self.out of seven comments everyone is aGAINIST INCLUDING HIMSELF,RELATIVES,HIS PARENTS WHAT A DEVIL ARE YOU KABIMBA…..?

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  6. For Kabimba to be coming out like this without shame regarding a document he conveniently and maliciously ‘lost’ in a ploy to ensure it did not see day light, speaks hills and mountains about his moral poverty!!!

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  7. Ba Kabimba please! All you need is each of your 1000 supporters to raise a K75 only and you will be able to pay your nomination fee. Don’t be a cheap presidential candidate.Baalamisula abantu. That money is very easy to raise.

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  8. That’s actually very good. This is to make people like kabimba think twice before forming a political party. It’s also meant to reduce the number of presidential candidates participating in an election.

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  9. Kabimba, the cost is not for you presenting yourself to the ECZ or returning officer. The cost is for logistics like your security, time costs for ECZ personnel, administrative costs, venue rentals. Nothing is for free, even if it is government property it must be paid for. And then of course there is the deterrent costs, to keep some kawayawaya’s like you away from serious business. A potential president should know that.

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  10. A. If you follow the Post for the past week or so, Kabimba is now only General Secretary of Rainbow party, they have stopped referring to him as “and the party’s presidential candidate”. The Post has this alliance with HH on condition that Kabimba becomes his running mate. Mmembe needs a stooge president and a decision maker to control that president.
    B. “President Lungu’s and PF have imposed an elitist constitution on the people”. Honestly Kabimba , do you go to the toilet like the rest of us? And are you not aware that the Grand Coalition wanted the constitution to be passed as it was framed? Now look here running mate, that document was in your drawers for months, did you not read it?

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  11. Empty Kabimba, were you not the one hiding this self same constitution when you were justice minister with PF, now who are you bluffing?

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  12. Different view though. Kabimba may be right on the grade 12 certificate. If being qualified grade is what would make Zambia strong it would have been one of the strongest economies. But alas. Most of the chaps running Zambia are much more qualified to professor level. But what have we achieved nothing to talk about.

    Our own Lungu and Chikwanda are more than qualified than grade 12, but what have they done? Nkongole only?

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