Davies Chama addressing PF Members at the mobilisation meeting
Davies Chama addressing PF Members at the mobilisation meeting

The Patriotic Front says reports that it extended the period for filing in of nominations for candidates intending to stand on the party ticket because it could not find suitable candidates are untrue.

The Post Newspapers on Friday reported that the PF is struggling to find candidates with Grade 12 certificates to on the party ticket hence the extension of the nomination [period by a further one week.

But PF Secretary General Davies Chama told Journalists that the extension is meant to allow more women to apply for various seats on the PF ticket.

Mr Chama said to the contrary, the PF is overwhelmed with the number of applications received from people intending to stand on the party ticket.

He said the adoption body is encouraging more women to come forward and apply in order to meet the 40 percent target of adopting women to contest as Members of Parliament.

“At the moment there is a stampede going on in the party for these seats, PF are all over each other applying on the PF because it is the most attractive party. This is the ticket that assures one of victory in these elections so it is not true that we are struggling to find candidates,” Mr Chama said.

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    • YOU SEE TROUBLE WITH THE POST NEWSPAPER IS THAT IT IS NO LONGER A CORPORATE ENTITY. IT IS MEMBE’S TOOL TO HAVE A GO, INSULT OR ABUSE ANY PERCEIVED ENEMIES OF HIM. IN THAT CASE ALMOST EVERYTHING THEY WRITE ARE NOT AT ALL TRUE. IN FACT ALMOST EVERYTHING THEY WRITE IS JUST TO ATTACK LUNGU AND PF. YOU SEE THE MORE YOU ATTACK SOMEONE WHO IS INNOCENT THE MORE PEOPLE READ BETWEEN YOUR LINES AND CONCLUDE THAT, THIS IS NOTHING BUT VENDETTA. GO LUNGU GO, GO PF GO, GO WELL MEANING ZAMBIANS GO. VIVA PF VIVA LUNGU, VIVA ZAMBIANS. DO NOT VOTE FOR TROUBLE WHEN YOU CAN SEE IT COMING. RETAIN PF FOR THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE AND STILL DOING.

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    • all the grade 12s have gone to DF, UPND,AD, and madam Nawakwi where there no Pangas,,,, only grade 7s have remained for PF,,, Iye imwe chifundo PF,,,,
      please bloggers who is willing to `rent out` his Grade 12 certificate to PF ????

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    • Then I don’t know what’s news to you….this could be an insight into women participation in Zambian politics it could be good to learn more since your PF party made a truly positive move to increase women allocation of opportunities to contest but few are coming up….for a change it may shut some women folk who are always making noise about not being given these chances

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  1. We lost the opportunity to shut this paper down our kindness is being paid back in this sort of drivel! The Post is Partisan and supports UPND.

    Sensible Zambians turn a deaf ear.

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    • Thankfully there are more reasonable people in Zambia than cretin @Patriot Abroad.

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    • @unpatriot foe

      No one has yet been born who an shut the Post as belongs to and serves Zambians.

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    • IT DOESN’T MATTER WHOM OR WHAT POLITICAL PARTY THEY SUPPORT. BUT, AS A PAPER, WRITING NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH IS VERY IMPORTANT. NO USING IT AS A TOOL TO ATTACK PERCEIVED ENEMIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS. EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE AN INCLINATION, WHETHER POLITICAL OR SOCIAL.

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    • now the post is a very good and truthful tabloid to tongas especially now that hh has reconciled with meembe and he is being covered extensively.
      very absurd…

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    • PATRIOT ABROAD, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR SORRY SELF BACK HERE AND SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES WHAT OUR BELOVED COUNTRY HAS TURNED INTO BY YOUR PARTY.

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    • PATRIOTS ARE not supposed to be abroad you foo.l . You cannot even use these terms together. PATRIOTS should always be home when it matters. Live abroad no no no. Am sick of you and the s.tupid so called PATRIOT ABROAD. Mugabe is a jerk but he’s a PATRIOT. Banned from traveling to UK but he still don’t care about shopping there.

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    • The Post was not partisan when it was supporting Sata and the PF. Talk of warped thinking and senseless double standards! What next Mr. patriot in a dingy Zambian embassy abroad?

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  2. We all know this, against all the effort, the Post has proved themselves they never lie. Just look at what has happened to RB & immunity, they reported this on the first day the plan was hatched. Here we are.
    If the post misquotes or it turns out that the sources were not so reliable, they would usually write a correction. I believe what the Post writes unless there is clear & unequivocal evidence to the contrary.

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    • does it mean that hh has now renegaded on his promise to zambians that he will pursue meembe and nchito on the 14 billion zambian airways saga once he is voted into power?
      just asking…

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  3. I have just bought a copy and am from watch dogging before coming to pf ‘s lusaka times, chama my friend you can have your secretariat overflowing with applications, but you have failed to find suitable candidates that you have extended your adoption process, is English that difficult?

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  4. Why then are women not applying on the most “attractive” party. After all Kadansa has given them 40%. Want to hear Boko Haram Chama’s spin on this one.

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  5. Comment:Has the post opened post tv as they intended before sata’s death? All their plans were shuttered just after the death of the king, asyou can see all their projects came to the halt after the tax saga.Nothing sensible can come from them at the moment than negative reporting about govt.

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    • You were not complaining when the PFost was frothing at their mouths about Michael this, and Michael that. And you forgot who made Sata win in 2011. Let’s see if Mmembe can prove his point that he is a king maker in Zambia.
      #ChagwaMustFall

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  6. But you are struggling to find the sensible ones because no right thinking person can associate himself or herself with a clueless,visionless,brainless,useless,hopeless and a drunkard Wrungu. Ifintu kuyabebele. FLIGHT HH

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  7. There’s panic in the thug organisation knowing beyond doubt they are out after August 11/16.

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  8. IT IS FUNNY TO HEAR CHAMA SAYING WAITING UPON WOMEN TO ALLOW THEM REGISTER. THIS SIMPLY MEAN THAT PF IS FINISHED.

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  9. A dying party always has excuses. Were the PF women sleeping when the applications were opened? The PF has been all over the country campaigning it is therefore strange that the women did not want to come forth.

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  10. PF is a party full of democracy unlike UPND which their spinelss god choses who to stand in which constituency,he is the tail while he thinks hes the head,akose pompwe.

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    • Today UPND supporters can be on the side of the Post? The paper that called them Bantustan? So UPND which is supposedly better than PF supports the fact that the Post has not paid corporate tax? If HH wins does that mean Membe will have a tax holiday and GBM will be able to build his business empire on government contracts? If HH had any principles and not as desperate as the late Sata was to become president he would not associate with the post and gbm. As it turns out, HH is as inconsistent as Sata was. He was against the removal of RB’s immunity to the extent that he used to accompany the old man to court but when the old man was acquitted he was the first to complain! Just what does HH stand for besides wanting to be president?

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  11. I have not read the Watchdog for months now. Do they now say that ZRA pursuit of unpaid tax by the Post is overnment persecution? Have they forgotten how the Post supported police brutality on UPND supporters when they were protesting against the appointment of Nchito as DPP?

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    • these are tongas my friend.
      whatever their small god (hh) says, goes.
      today meembe and nchito are more than angels in the eyes of tongas because hh says so.
      they can not think on their own, never.
      give them a valid point, they resort to insults…
      inferiority complex at its best…

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    • Gentelemen, it is the will of the pipo. The post only follow the mood of the pipo. They may instigate a few things, but the end of the day they follow the mood of the pipo.
      The end is near for PF.

      Zambia deserves better.

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  12. Pf is aparty in power why they have failed to get the suitable candidates? Dont cheat people we know that you are good in creating and cooking stories, you are trying to twist the truth of the matter.

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  13. The Post and Mmembe, Interestingly even professors can be hoodwinked with their eyes open, they reduce themselves to party cadre level…..maybe thinking that is the way to personal prosperity but they never improve their lives one little bit and they never learn why. That is why today the academia are the least respected section our society, the majority of citizens think of them no differently from party cadres, I mean grade seven party cadres.

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  14. Mr Chama, I am PF, please give us a strong candidate in Katuba. Twachula pafula. Right now at 20hrs, there is no power, and that’s despite load shedding almost the whole day

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    • Vote Wisley, don’t vote with tribe in mind but for the future of the country my friend.

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    • Are you being load-shedded because your MP, Shakafuswa, is UPND? Could that be the reason why he wants to cross the floor? Will you be able to afford electricity at a tariff increase if 400% should Lungu win the elections in August?
      #ChagwaMustFall

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  15. unless roneone is blind, it is a notorious fact, as lawyers would put it, that the
    post newpaper is partisan and supports upnd. To them there is nothing good lungu is doing. Looj at the way they twisted the pf extension period. But let me tell the post and its supporters. Those tricks wont work. Come augusj lun.u will still be at plot one. Prepare urselves for a huge defeat so that u dont die of shock when the final results are announced.

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  16. Ba membe just pay your taxes, you will be a free man. Don’t bank on the next grz cos it will still be pf. you then have to dance to their music. It’s better to remain neutral.

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  17. It is laughable for Zambians to bank on an MP who is not yet elected to provide electricity to you. Ask them how they will make an hydro power station with no or low water level to generate power. Unless one is talking of magic. Here is a dam wall height 120m height. The turbines are situated at an height of about 100m in height and the water level is at 10m level. Can those of you who are very intelligent tell us how this hydro power station will make the turbine produce power? I would very much want to learn from you guys. Don’t talk of solar, wind or nuclear. Zambia is dependent on hydropower since independent.

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    • Kariba is producing power be it at minimal level, if the turbines are at 100m can you tell us how the little power is being produced if the water is st 10 m as you claim ????

      This is PF reasoning for you.

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  18. YOU DONOT CLOSE THE APPLICATION PROCESS BEFORE PARLIAMENT CLOSURE YOU WAIT EVEN FOR THOSE MPS IN THE OPPOSITION STRONG HOLD TO APPLY ONCE PARLIAMENT IS DISSOLVED SOME HAVE EXPRESSED OPPORTUNISM TO STAND FOR THE ELECTIONS ON PF IN SOUTHERN BUT WORRING ABOUT POSSIBLE MUTATI SITUATION

    SO CONTINUE COMPILING THE APPLICATION LIST AND DONOT CLOSE UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AFTER PARLIAMENT CLOSURE BACK GROUND WORK CONFIDENTAILLY CAN CONTINUE

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  19. RANKING OF CONSTITUENCIES AND KNOWING THE PERFORMED BETTER INCUMBANT MP STRONGER APPLICANT PER CONSTITUENCY WITH THOSE POTENTIAL VOTES WILL BE A CLEAR 65% WIN BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALREADY WON

    FIELD STRONGER SITTING PERFORMED MP OR BETTER APPEALING CANDIDATE AND EMBRANCE THE MPS WILLING TO STAND FROM UPND ON PF AS FOLLOWS STARTING WITH:

    No NAME
    1 BAHATI
    2 BANGWEULU
    3 BWEENGWA
    4 CHADIZA
    5 CHAMA NORTH
    6 CHAMA SOUTH
    7 CHASEFU
    8 CHAVUMA
    9 CHAWAMA
    10 CHEMBE
    11 CHIENGE
    12 CHIFUBU
    13 CHIFUNABULI
    14 CHIKANKATA
    15 CHILANGA
    16 CHILUBI
    17 CHIMBAMILONGA
    18 CHINSALI
    19 CHIPANGALI
    20 CHIPATA CENTRAL
    21 CHIPILI
    22 CHOMA…

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    • Listing constituencies in an alphabetical order cannot be a strategy. Any kaponya with access to ECZ can generate a sorted list of constituencies.
      #ChagwaMustFall

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  20. THE LIST IS LONG AND THERE ARE ONLY TOP 10 ADDING CONSTITUENCIES ON ECZ VOTERS ROLL AND SIGNIFICANT OF THOSE OF FOR LUNGU 75%

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  21. FROM CHOMA AT 22 TO ZAMBEZI WEST IF YOU ASK ME ABOUT THE TOP PIVEES THEN THE FOLLOWING WITH A STRONGER INCUMBENT OR ASPIRING SEAL THE DAY IN STRENGH OF VOTERS CHIPATA CENTRAL MONZE CHIFUBU SOLWEZI CHOMA CENTRAL MWENELUNGU MANSA CENTRAL NDOLA CENTRAL KASAMA CENTRAL MALOLE CHAWAMA KANYAMA LIVINGSTONE KABWATA MATERO MANDEVU MUNALI CHAMA SOUTH AND MINES TOWNSHIPS

    THOSE ARE FOR LUNGU 75% AND ITS SURELY A FOREGONE CONCLUSION NO 50 50

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  22. FROM CHOMA AT 22 TO ZAMBEZI WEST IF YOU ASK ME ABOUT THE TOP PIVEES THEN THE FOLLOWING WITH A STRONGER INCUMBENT OR ASPIRING SEAL THE DAY IN STRENGH OF VOTERS CHIPATA CENTRAL MONZE CHIFUBU SOLWEZI CHOMA CENTRAL MWENELUNGU MANSA CENTRAL NDOLA CENTRAL KASAMA CENTRAL MALOLE CHAWAMA KANYAMA LIVINGSTONE KABWATA MATERO MANDEVU MUNALI CHAMA SOUTH AND MINES TOWNSHIPS

    THOSE ARE FOR LUNGU 75% AND ITS SURELY A FOREGONE CONCLUSION NO 50 50

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  23. From China at 22 to Zambezi West a stronger incumbent aspiring will make it easier. With due deligency on these constituencies ranked as follows in voter turnout and contribution forecast

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  24. 75% of these votes are in favor of Edgar’s. Lungu. In that order All mine towns chama south munali mandevu matero kabwata Livingstone kanyama chawama malole lsk central kasama central Ndola central Manda central mwenelunga choma central solwezi central chifubu monde chipata gwembe lundazi kafue down to the least but significant kalabo

    You have won Field stronger incumbent or aspiring to make campaign a easier

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  25. Rather from Choma at 22 to Zambezi west at. 121 a stronger incumbent inspiring candidate with performance track record

    To maximise the votes the following. Constituencies will require much more attention as a portfolio but non is more superior because of synergic effect

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  26. Copperbert towns chama south munali mandevu matero kabwata Livingstone kanyama chawa ma malole lsk central kasama Ndola central Manda mwenelunga choma solwezi chifubu monde chip at a gwembe lundazi kafue luapula kabushi sinasongwe mpulungu katombola lukashya siavonga nchelenge mazabuka Bangweulu petauke kasenegwa nakonde mbala chongwe namwala in that order

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  27. This competition is interesting. I hope those who won’t be adopted won’t feel injured and start De – campaign the party . In areas where there was no challenge it was going to be better not to allow competition. Now Mandevu, roan n all subjected to junior members may be curltic

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  28. IF PF IS STRUGGLING THEN RAINBOW SHUD BE THE WORST,FOLLOWED BY FDD,UPND,MMD THEN PF IN THAT ORDER FROM BOTTOM TO TOP.
    WITH UPND PLANS ARE JUST PICKING FROM SEVENTH DAY MEMBERS TO STSND AS COUNCILLORS RAINBOW ,FDD HAVE NO SOURCE TO PICK FROM PF AND HAVE PRESENT/PAST REPRESENTATION AS AN ADVANTAGE.
    HH ,FDD,RAINBO HAVE LOST HOPE OF WINNING BCOZ OF G12 SO POWERFUL A TOOL TO SWEEP WITCHES,PRIMITIVE,TRIBAL CADRES OUT OF POLITICAL CIRCLE WAIT 20YEARS FROM NOW WE SHALL HAVE MODERN POLITICS

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  29. ITS TRUE PF HAS A BROAD BASE OF CANDIDATES BOTH ASPIRING AND INCUMBENTS

    BUT EVEN WHEN NOT ADOPTED THE PARTY WILL STILL PERFORM BASED ON THE LIKENESS OF THE PRESIDENT YOUR KNOW THAT THERE IS A VERY HIGH INELASTICITY EVEN WITH THE VIOLENCE TRICKY TO DUMPEN LUNGUS VOTE PEOPLE WILL STILL VOTE FOR LUNGU AS I HAVE CHECKED IN MANDEVU AND MATERO AND ALL LUSAKA COPERRBELT TOWNS INCLUDING CHILUNDU CHOMA AND MAZABUKA

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  30. UNFORTUNATELY HH IS COMING THIRD NOW TO NAWAKWI AND NAWAKWI APPEARED NOW STRONGER IN LUSAKA AND KAFUE INCLUDING CHONGWE THAN HH

    YA UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL TAKE HH ANOTHER 10 YEARS NOW OR SIMPLY CALL IT QUITS

    THATS A FACT

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  31. It would be the surprise of the century for a political party in Zambia to run out of candidates. Zambia lives, sleeps, talks, eats, etc nothing but politics. Nobody cares about the dirty surroundings and the foul stench from markets as long as politics make the headlines day in and day out.

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  32. IF PF wins we should be prepared to suffer another 5 years of high cost of living- mealie meal will reach k300, a continuos load shedding,
    high unemployment,
    politcal violence ,
    budget overruns ,
    high borrowing,
    confussion of ministries and decentralization, high mulnutrition

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