FILE: Guy Scott with GBM and Miles Sampa
FILE: Guy Scott with GBM and Miles Sampa

Democratic Front leader Miles Sampa has condemned the arrest of UPND Vice of President of administration Godfrey Bwalya Mwamba.

Mr Sampa said the charges slapped on Mr Mwamba are trumped up that are laced with political intimidation.
He said considering governments’ claims to have nationwide popularity, they need not resort to attacking citizens with opposing ideas.

Mr Sampa who is also Orange Alliance President also observed that the Police service has been turned into a police force abusing the very citizens they are meant to protect.

“It is clear the PF government continues to rape our judicial system to silence opposition leaders and their members.

We note and salute the majority of noble men and women in the legal system that have refused and continue to resist sacrificing their integrity for political expedience. We submit strength and solidarity to GBM and the UPND.

And Former FODEP head, now calling himself as Electoral Expert yesterday released the statement below

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/03/2016

The summoning and detention of UPND Vice-President for administration, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba by the Zambia Police Service at Woodlands Police Station today barely a week after President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s disclosure that Hon. Mwamba and UPND President Hakainde Hichilema were training militia has exposed the unethical and politically inclined the Zambia Police Service are.

Not too long ago, the same Zambia Police Service went on rampage arresting people who even mentioned word militia in their discourse and among those affected were President Hichilema, Daily Nation Proprietor, and myself.

We were arrested over allegations that we caused to be published news likely to have caused public fear and alarm and yet the same police could not censure the PF leadership for raising the issue of militia in their discourse but quick to harass and arrest the opposition leaders and further surround and search private property.

Zambia Police Service must be reminded that one of their core functions in the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) No. 2 of 2016 Article 193 (2) (e) is to uphold the Bill of Rights i.e. Upholding and protecting citizens’ civil, political, social and cultural rights.

Police action on Hon. Mwamba is therefore, an act of violation of people’s political rights which the Police should strive to protect.

In this vein, there is need for the police to account for their actions through the Constitutional Court by determining the constitutionality of their actions as far as the enjoyment of people’s political rights is concerned in a democratic dispensation. In other words, police action against opposition leaders is a violation of individuals’ political rights as enshrined in the Bill of rights.

Additionally, such actions are acts of self-decampaigning using the Zambia Police. Electorates’ confidence in work of the police, the government, the ruling party and President Lungu is at its lowest in Zambia.

I call on the police to allow all political players to enjoy their political rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights without hindrance.

McDonald Chipenzi
ELECTORAL EXPERT

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34 COMMENTS

  1. BALEKENI NI NOMBALINE TUMONE AMAKA YABA PF. PLEASE LET US NOT EVEN GIVE THEM A CHANCE OF HAVING A RE-RUN. THEY ARE POPULAR AS THEY CALL THEMSELVES BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS COOKING DOWN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE GROUND.

    TIME WILL CATCH UP WITH THEM SOON.

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    • Miles your desire can be realised only if you humble yourself and join hands with the winning team – UPND. You don’t stand a chance this August but your Orange Alliance can contribute the Northern and Luapula vote, throwing the PF out in the first round. Think about it.

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  2. PF is a failed project whose effects will only be felt in full in the next 3 years. for now they can borrow to cover their obligations falling due but its like you continue digging to cover another pit youve dug already, at sometime you will have nowhere to dig. stop borrowing (digging to cover your misdeeds PF). now they are so scared they start harrassing even people that are not so powerful in politics. what has gone wrong?

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  3. THE BOY CALLED KILOMETER SAMPA HAS LOST HIS GRIP IN POLITICS. HE CANT EVEN VISIT OUR MATERO CONSTITUENCY. HE WILL NO LONGER BE REMEMBERED, THATS HIS END. HE IS DOOMED FOREVER.
    CHIPENZI HAS BECOME ELECTRAL EXPERT?????????? BUT ZAMBIA IS FINISHED, EVEN CHIPENZI AS AN EXPERT??? MAYBE EXPERT MU FISUSHI-PWA PWI PWI

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  4. The fear of losing the upcoming election is taking a heavy toll on the PF leadership & they are probably evening seeing HH & GBM @ state in their dreams, only woke & realize that they are still charge. Zambians are watching & do not take them for granted.

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  5. This shows that there is no democracy in Zambia. We are still behind with multiparty democracy. We are still in the CHAINS of One Party State – Banana Republic. The PF government are locking up oppostion supporters, accusing opposition of creating chaos and blaming local people for the bad economy they themselves have created from excessive borrowing. Zambia debt is now to the tune of $160 billion, but if you look around, there are no jobs, cost of living is sky rocketing – people are dying young due to lack of medicines and proper healthcare…! Lungu himself gives little care to this as he has no worries. His children live abroad. The Internation Press and Media are picking up on events in Zambia. This will alert the business donors and the investors – a warning that PF Government are…

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    • Zambian opposition leader arrested over illegal militia drills
      LUSAKA

      A leader of Zambia’s official opposition party was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of conducting drills of party supporters to become an illegal militia, police said on Wednesday.
      Last week President Edgar Lungu accused political opponents of training a militia group to cause violence during elections. They denied the accusation. Geoffrey Mwamba, vice president of the United Party for National Development, was released soon after his arrest and will appear in court on March 10, police spokeswoman Charity Chanda said. “He has been charged with illegal drilling,” Chanda said.

      The offense carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, according to George Chisanga, chief of the southern African…

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  6. Where is the tribal regional UPND kanshi? Ba Kudos, Gen, MMD Chief Bootlicker, Katondo boys and your insulting bunch, is GBM and Miles Sampa today a Tonga?!

    A life travels fast but has short legs whilst truth is ever encompassing and annihilates hate, lies and evil innuendo. Zambians, watch the drama unfold.

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  7. Great of you Miles to condemn the evil and injustice of the ruling party. Keep it up and you will gain more respect from us Zambians. Wish all opposition could speak out against this evil because it will fall on them too when they become popular.

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  8. IN LIFE YOU WILL ONE DAY PAY FOR ALL WRONGS YOU DO TO INNOCENT PEOPLE. TODAY YOU CAN SHINE AND BE HAPPY PERSECUTING OTHERS BUT JUST REMEMBER EVEN WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP THAT YOUR DAY WILL COME. IN LIFE LEARN TO BE IMPARTIAL AND DO GOOD UNTO OTHERS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A LEADER. ONE DAY SIN WILL CATCH WITH YOU. THIS IS MY PIECE OF ADVICE. THERE IS SO MUCH GREED IN ZAMBIA AND EVERYTHING THAT LEADERS ARE DOING COMES FROM GREED AND FEAR OF PROSECUTION WHEN THEY LEAVE OFFICE HENCE THEY ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO PERSECUTE THOSE PERCEIVED AS OPPONENTS. YOUR IS DAY COMING..

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  9. UPND I have a question that you guys never seem to answer. What happens this year when HH loses again? Is the great Gary Nkombo going to finally get a chance to run UPND as its president?

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  10. Comment: chimpanzi (chipenzi) electoral expert kwiso ko?chi mouth piece chakwa Hi Ha come up in the open,we show you how it is done in politics makaka iwe,skanka pakunya ,wewabula inshindo pakwenda!

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  11. People have already decided whom to vote for on 11/08/2016,so people like Miles Sampa,GBM are just wasting their time!!PLUS EVEN IF MILES SAMPA JOINS HH’S TEAM,MAJORITY VOTES FROM THE NORTH WILL STILL BE FOR PF!!AM ALWAYS IN LUAPULA,NORTHERN AND MUCHINGA AND I CAN CONFIRM TO U ALL THAT PF IS STILL VERY LOVED THERE!!thats why u see people like Nevers Mumba,Mwansa Mbulakulima,Catherine Namugala,Kampembwa Simbao,etc all running to PF as they know 100% know that PF will win more than 95% seats from the North!!U KNOW,US BEMBAS DO NOT MOVE WITH WIND OR FOLLOW TRIBE BLINDLY!!GBM OR MILES SAMPA ARE IN WRONG PARTIES FOR NOW SO WE’LL VOTE FOR PF IN 2016!!!to prove this,did Nevers Mumba or Edith Nawakwi split PF’s votes from the North in 2015?BIG NO!!VICTORY FOR PF IS ALREADY ACHIEVED!!

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  12. There is a saying that when you are at the top of a tree never overlook the people you left on the ground because you will one day clampdown and meet them. It does not matter how many years pf and this leadership will stay in power, they will one day became an opposition, and one of these parties now in opposition will rule this is a fact. And that time you will have no police to command, be careful cafareful how you use you power now or one day you will be made to drink the cup of your own medicine.

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  13. YOU CHAPS WHO ARE COMMENTING AGAINST THE ARREST OF GBM, WHERE ON EARTH CAN ONE ORGANISE AND TRAIN MILITIAS IN THE WESTERN COUNTRIES? MOST OF YOU BLOGGERS LIVE THERE- IN THE WESTERN. ARRESTING HIM IN ANY CASE DOESN’T MEAN JAILING HIM. THE CASE IS IN COURT FOR GBM TO PROVE HIMSELF. THAT HIM AND UPND WERE NOT TRAINING MILITIAS BUT JUST REDUCING SOME WEIGHT WITH PANGAS, GUNS, AND AMMUNITION IN A GYM. THAT ALSO RAISES ANOTHER QUESTION. I CAN BET ONE CANNOT START TRAINING MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE IN A DOMESTIC GYM WITHOUT OBTAINING A LICENSE FOR THE PURPOSE IN THE WEST. THERE ARE GYM AND LEISURE (COUNCIL) CENTRES FOR SUCH TRAININGS.

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  14. “But some quarters have criticised the grouping and urged its founders to stop dragging the name of God in politics.”
    APART FROM THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ORGANIZATION (JWO) ALL THE CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA HAVE BEEN DRUGGING JEHOVAH GOD’D NAME INTO POLITICS. SO, THIS IS NOT NEW. THE ONLY NEW THING ABOUT THIS GROUP IS THAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO BE OPEN AND FRANK ABOUT WHOM THEY ARE SUPPORTING AND FOR WHAT REASONS. IN ANY CASE, THERE’S NO OPPOSITION POLITICAL GROUPING FIT TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY. MOST OF THE CHAPS IN OPPOSITION ARE SIMPLY THUGS.

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  15. Whatever the situation we are voting PF. keep on pretending as though you are not zambians. Go round zambia most pipo are saying no to HH and it is a fact you cant change now.

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    • Whatever the situation we are voting UPND. keep on pretending as though you are not zambians. Go round zambia most pipo are saying no to ECL and it is a fact you cant change now.

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  16. Zambians are not foolish..they ve seen such persecutions from Kaunda times and even if PF is deposed from power the successors will still use state machinery to suppress any elements of dissent. So people are far much better sticking to the devil they know well..lets face it people, there is no democracy in Africa.

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  17. When a nation becomes brutal to its citizens, it loses its legitimate to govern. Changwa has lost it & he needs to go because he has failed to govern. Shame on the Lusaka pastors for supporting this evil regime

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  18. #Jeff Mwanza, you are one of the most useless PF cadres in diaspora. You’re enjoying your freedom in the lucky country and at the same time supporting the continuation of oppression of your fellow Zambians. Come on, change your mindset.

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  19. Comment: Zambians are crazy people,they support any person for wrong doings as long as they are in opposition. It is wrong and evil to keep guns,ammunition and pangas under your roof.If everybody is left free to keep dangerous keep dangerous weapons there will be more than fifteen million dangerous weapons in circulation, what kind of a country will that be? The president,even HH if he becomes President has the constitution right to arrest people practicing illegalities in the country such as military drills at homes.Why pretending when all know that owning guns has become a threat in countries likevUSA and SA.

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  20. Comment: Even if KK or RB,former presidents were found conducting illegal military drills were supposed to be arrested. Just because GBM is UPND then he should be left to committee illegalities with impunity?No.This is a country with laws.Being in opposition does not mean you should behave like an animal

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  21. People have already decided whom to vote for on 11/08/2016,so people like Miles Sampa,GBM are just wasting their time!!PLUS EVEN IF MILES SAMPA JOINS HH’S TEAM,MAJORITY VOTES FROM THE NORTH WILL STILL BE FOR PF!!AM ALWAYS IN LUAPULA,NORTHERN AND MUCHINGA AND I CAN CONFIRM TO U ALL THAT PF IS STILL VERY LOVED THERE!!thats why u see people like Nevers Mumba,Mwansa Mbulakulima,Catherine Namugala,Kampembwa Simbao,etc all running to PF as they know 100% know that PF will win more than 95% seats from the North!!U KNOW,US BEMBAS DO NOT MOVE WITH WIND OR FOLLOW TRIBE BLINDLY!!GBM OR MILES SAMPA ARE IN WRONG PARTIES FOR NOW SO WE’LL VOTE FOR PF IN 2016!!!to prove this,did Nevers Mumba or Edith Nawakwi split PF’s votes from the North in 2015?BIG NO!!VICTORY FOR PF IS ALREADY ACHIEVED

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  22. I fill sorry for you Ba UPND members and leaders because what I have seen is you ready for blood shedding now what you are forgetting is that you relatives who not UPND they are PF some are not in any party so think twice before your self interest. It is only Devil and his members that enjoys blood shedding because that is part of sacrifice. By the end of the day you find you have no relatives

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  23. UPND WON’T ACCEPT DEFEAT! For self-defence the time to buy guns is now before they get more expensive towards election time.

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  24. Kilometre Sampa,Mambo and others are frustrated elements. There is no doubt that PF is winning again. Honestly how do you support people trying to cause instability in the name of human rights. You are a batch of useless politicians. The vote surely is for ECL no matter how much you hate him.

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  25. Cow dung party will never rule this country because they are full of envy and hate.The record for PF is very clear and indicators for regime change are utopian for now.

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