Frank Bwalya and his Deputy
Frank Bwalya and his Deputy Katongo Banda

THE Patriotic Front (PF) has refuted claims attributed to Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi that President Edgar Lungu wants her to be his running mate.

The PF has since given Ms Nawakwi 48 hours to prove her claims to the public.

PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya said it was disappointing that a woman of integrity like Ms Nawakwi could make such claims.

“One thing I can confirm is that President Lungu has never had a conversation with Ms Nawakwi on working together with the FDD.

“President Lungu has never said anything in hiding regarding the issue of a running mate. We are giving Ms Nawakwi 48 hours to prove her allegations,” he said.

Mr Bwalya was reacting to a story that was published in Friday’s edition of the Post.

The article said Ms Nawakwi had been approached by Mr Lungu to be his running mate and that she had sent him many messages refusing the offer.

Mr Bwalya said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that Ms Nawakwi should not drag the PF and President Lungu into disrepute.

He challenged the FDD president to state the place and the time when Mr Lungu made such announcements.

Mr Bwalya said the PF’s aim was to engage the public on issue-based politics and not unfounded claims.

He wondered whether Ms Nawakwi understood the implications of her claims as it meant that the President was lying to the people of Zambia.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. In a country where politicians like recording their phone conversations, i won’t be surprised when something comes up.

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    • And these empty tins want to end violence with such language giving ultimatums…these ****s are destroying everything our grandfathers fought for!!

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    • Is there PF and FDD in the lips of Zambians? I dont think so! Everywhere you go now its UPND. This is because PF has messed up our economy and I wonder if a normal person can think of voting PF for what?

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  2. In same article Nawakwi defended Bwalya by condemning those 3 weak guys who beat him up in Monze. Some priests awe mwee, that is why kulaponokwa fye umo shachela.
    Bwalya were you still in hospital from beatings when your friend Amos Chanda was covering up Edgar’s sins? According to Amos, the messages between Nawakwi & Edgar used to flow.

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    • Fatherless Bwalya was beaten by no-one. It was jst a calculated move. Whenever a pf official comes 2 s/p ati he was beaten. U shud sho us th wounds, not jst purporting reports ba pf.

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  3. Comment: stupid bwalya we already heard the denial from amos why react to something already reacted to? and if edith doesnt respond after 48 hrs what will you do? today is easter you shoyld have concentrated saving sows.

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  4. If Edith Nawaki refused to be a running mate for Edgar Lungu, Is it a crime? Is Edith Nawaki mentally disturbed who can just talk something without evidence? “Utsi siufuka popanda Moto”

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  5. What happens after 48hrs if Nawakwi doesn’t do anything? These are what i call empty threats with short legs coming from an empty man

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  6. Maybe Kadansa in a drunken stupor forwarded Mumba’s message to Nawakwi. As late MattP would say “don’t argue you were not there”.

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  7. The issue is between PF and FDD but i can c the UPND cadres involving themselves in the matter. awe guys u really like commenting on social media

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    • @ Helen

      What are you trying to say? Social media is “reserved” only to the members of political party in the news? Be serious. There is more “non-partisan” bloggers that brain-washed cadres and they are entitled to voice theirs opinion same like brain-washed jerks.

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  8. Frank Bwalya has now become the most dangerous person to our democracy! He is now threatening Nawakwi by wondering whether she understood the implications of her claim. What are you going to do? Send Policemen to arrest her like you did GBM? Aka kachicarla kakabutukilefye namumpanga ba PF ngaba luusa! Pantu tukepaye mbwa!!

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    • Thats a very good catch there when he says implications. That could easily be used to arrest her for calling the president a liar. Welcome back goebbels we missed ya

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    • IT’s the name of the game. They are politicians. Give me a name of a politician who doesn’t seek attention. Strange thing you are saying.

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    • Which Kambwili naiwe, the boat is sailing and you are busy watching it sail without jumping in it.

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  9. the issue is true pf always U-TURN when the issue comes on the media.48hrs for what for rapin her (idot)

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  10. The Post and Nawakwi, both indecent citizens of Zambia. Since both are single, when is the wedding?

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    • OMG, I mistook you for wise head in the other debate! Kanshi you are just a shame. Nawakwi or PF, what’s the truth? 90 days?

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  11. Edith grabbed another womans husband so she is sort of married in sin. Second she was messed up when she partnered HH so she doesn’t want an alliance without her as president. Third she has Carlington maize deal and Manshe money in her pocket. Fourth she is worried that the PF announcing a female running mate has eaten into her constituency. Lastly, she needs to call for a convention so we can vote chifumu as our president!

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    • I am not a supporter of Nawakwi, but what annoys me as a man is how people accuse women of having “grabbed another woman’s husband”. What load of nonsense.
      Why absolve the man (husband) of the blame when he main “starring” in the whole episode?

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    • Ba ellen be fair to your fellow ladies. When did Nawakwi grab another woman’s husband? Marriage is between the two and its not good for you to poke your nose in other people’s affairs while trying to hide your secrets. Every person is entitled to privacy with issues of relationship, so why do you want to flood the social media with rumors and hearsay?

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  12. Very simple countrymen and women, Nawakwi has never been part of Lungu’s plans. The woman the President alluded to is Ms K, a proud daughter of a Legend and daughter of the soil. Fred Mmembe knows and Nawakwi knows but has opted to fight dirty out of frustration and spite. ….SHEMUNENI BANE!!!

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  13. PF continued failure to explain about the rabbit taken out of the bag by Nawakwi is now turning into threats to Nawakwi’s life.
    Typical of PF resorting to violence when they fail to reason.

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  14. Iweeee bwalya u think u can do anything if nawakwi said nothing in 48hours? Those re empty threats mwana!!!!

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  15. U re just an ***** iwee bwalya together with ur deputy katongo, go to hell. U be sorted out after 11 th august 2016 wait and see!!!!

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  16. @4 NYASALAND, DO YOU MEAN THAT THERE ARE NO LIARS IN THE WORLD BECAUSE ACCORDING TO YOU AND I QUOTE: “Utsi siufuka popanda Moto”. NAWAKWI HAS NEVER HAD ANY PUBLICITY UNLESS SHE’S GIVING BOMOLA CHICKENS IMPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA, TO RESIDENTS. WITH A PERSON LIKE NAWAKWI SEEKING ATTENTION SHE WOULD GO TO ANY LENGTH JUST LIKE SHE WENT TO ANY LENGTH BY IMPORTING VILLAGE CHICKENS FROM AUSTRALIA JUST FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLICITY. ANYWAY AT LEAST THE CHICKENS-FROM AUSTRALIA WAS GOOD FOR RECIPIENTS.

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