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MORE than 500 defectors from the United Party for National Development (UPND) to the Patriotic Front (PF) in Central Province have accused their former party leaders of betraying them thus leaving them with no option but to leave.

UPND Chibefwa Ward chairperson Kabinda Foloko said in Mkushi yesterday when he led the 520 defectors that there was hope in the PF.

Mr Foloko, however, said he would not give further reasons as to why he and his fellow defectors had left the opposition party.

He said exposing the defects in the opposition camp at this point would only make the UPND work out modalities of enticing those that wanted to leave.

“I have decided to leave the UPND with 520 members of the Chibefwe Ward after seeing a number of challenges in our former party, but I cannot disclose for now the main reason, because if I do the opposition party will find strategies of beating us,” he said.

According to him, women and youths in the UPND had been complaining for a long time of poor leadership and accusing position holders of being selfish.

Mr Foloko said he was still in talks with youths from the opposition party who equally felt betrayed by their leaders and wanted to join the PF.

He said about 1,200 UPND members from Itawa Ward had also indicated that they would join the PF.

“We are still having talks with about 1,200 UPND members who may join the party soon, along with us. We just have to wind up some talks with them,” he said.

Mkushi PF district chairperson Kunda Ngosa said it was clear that the youth and women from the opposition had realised the true leadership of President Edgar Lungu hence their decision to join the ruling party.

Mr Ngosa said it was worth pointing out that the PF had widened its catch and remained on course for another electoral victory in August.

He called on the youth in the district and around the country to embrace the leadership of President Lungu and support him to victory.

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33 COMMENTS

    • Confirmation by pf that there has been exponential UPND growth in so called pf strongholds, you can’t have such numbers defecting from opposition in your own so called bedroom as a ruling party or it could be the same pf caders who keep on defecting, how come defections nowadays people don’t handover their party cards, and why did those defectors not raise the pf symbol?

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    • @Ndobo. Indeed. This time they used the Liato Formula and not the Siamunene formula. That is, they didn’t make the same mistake they did in Chikuni, Monze by paying the “defectors” before the posing was over.

      Congrats ba PF at least you are learning. But come 11/08, ni dochi.

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    • BASHENI BEKA ABAMA DEGREES NE NDALAMA. THEY DON’T RESPECT THOSE WITH NO MONEY. MOSTLY THOSE WITH NO MONEY AND IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, ASK Dr CANICIUS BANDA. HE HAS THE FULL INFORMATION ON THE LACK OF RESPECT FOR POOR PEOPLE IN UPND. TEACH THEM A LESSON BA FITOMBWA ABA.

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    • One of the reasons given for defecting leaves much to be desired. Leadership; which party has this issue? It’s definitely PF, that’s why they are using this reason. You can only give people what you have and in this case PF has leadership issues. Sad!

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    • If these defections are staged we would want UPND to quickly come out and disown this FOLOKO (Folk) that he was not their Chibefwa Ward chairperson. The group of people is so huge and I think there are lots of supporters of UPND in this area. COME OUT IN THE OPEN AND DISOWN THIS MAN WITH PROOF e.g. by presenting the genuine UPND Chibefwa Ward chairperson.

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    • And they can’t pay all the 520! The PF are engaging in self deceit. Where are the pictures?!!!

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    • @C-General, It is pointless to refute a story that in itself looks fake. it is a waste of energy.

      The wise say “never argue with a F****, People might not notice the difference”

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    • How can it be termed stage managed when the names of UPND leadership in these wards have named and quoted. Whist UPND is excited about receiving finished individual PF defectors who have no impact on the electorate, PF is going to the grassroots – the people on the ground who are actually foot soldiers responsible for recruitment and ground campaigning

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  1. Who can risk development and appointments this time? I doubt if Western and North Western will risk voting HH the way they do. Doing so will greatly cost them appointments and development. If Bembas and their Mbuyas vote lungu again they will not allow Lungu to appoint pipo who rejected him.

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  2. Politics is about numbers. Dont get excited at the defection of one individual as they have only one vote. ‘Politics is about numbers”

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  3. if u ask them to raise a symbol they will raise upnd symbol ni dnt kubeba

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  4. I’M ONE OF THE DEFECTORS AND WE WERE TOLD NOT TO RAISE OUR HANDS AS WE MAY HAVE RAISED THE UPND SYMBOL AS WHAT HAPPENED IN CHIKUNI. MOST OF US JUST WENT THERE TO GET SOME MONEY AS YOU MAY KNOW THE ECONOMY IS BITING, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO VOTING……………..

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  5. CHANGE IS IN UPND FOR A NON TONGA TO LEAD CHANGE IS IN UPND FOR A NON TONGA TO LEAD CHANGE IS IN UPND FOR A NON TONGA TO LEAD

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  6. PF cannot lose 2016 general elections because they have numbers!!EVEN DR GUY SCOTT CONFIRMED THAT THE NATION IS DIVIDED POLITICALLY.HE SAID THAT FROM LUSAKA GOING NORTH AND EAST,ZAMBIA IS PAINTED GREEN (PF COLOUR),THEN FROM LUSAKA GOING SOUTH,WEST AND NORTH-WEST,ZAMBIA IS PAINTED RED (UPND COLOUR)!!SINCE PF’S STRONGHOLDS ARE STILL INTACT AND EASTERN HAS BEEN ADDED TO THAT,PF IS BY THE FAVOURITE TO WIN THIS YEAR!!ONLY A POLITICAL AMATURE CAN REJECT THIS FACT!!if you look at people at Edgar Lungu’s rallies,its amazing!!u know,elections are not won in dreams or by parading old and finished politicians,but by organizing voters on the ground!!PF is doing very well on that score.its on the ground across Zambia and this very vital!!Go PF Go!!

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    • @Eddy

      I salute you for wanting to debate facts. That is the way it should be and not the failure to reason instigated insults.

      Zambia was divided into two polar opposites between HH-UPND and Sata-PF.

      HH-UPND has changed in that it has embraced the North through the Sampa-GBM etc incorporates. It has grown and is now covered by the most widely read paper, the Post.

      Sata-PF has changed to Lungu-RB PF. That is the major change. The Sata-PF founders had been hounded out of the RB-Lungu led PF with the Dora Siliya and Kaingu MMD stalwarts taking charge.

      So which of the two halves has grown?

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  7. We have seen this hogwash since the advent of multipartism. What’s the proof that they were UPND or that they are PF now?
    Just give us real leadership & we will genuinely give you support in the ballot box.

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  8. PF’S CLAIM AS AT NOW IS THAT THEY ARE EMPOWERING WOMEN BY GIVING THEM A PLATFORM TO BE ADOPTED FOR THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS AS COUNCILLORS AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. THAT IS THE REASON THIS GUY CLAIMS NOT TO WANT TO SHARE SO THAT THEY ARE NOT BITTEN BY THE OPPOSITION. THE OTHER REASON PF HAS IS THAT THEY HAVE EMPOWERD SMALL SCALE-FARMERS WITH A LOT OF WOMEN AND YOUTHS BY GIVING THEM THE eVoucher TO ACQUIRE ANY FARMING INPUT FROM DEALERS. THEY CLAIM THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT HAS EXCITED THE FARMERS WHO NOW FEEL LUNGU IS MORE CARING. HOWEVER, THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT UPND HAS A FAR MUCH SPLENDID MANIFESTO ON AGRICULTURE THAN LUNGU’S PF GOVERNMENT.

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  9. Don’t sell your souls under the pretext of donchie kubeba lets go and vote and stop attending meaningless defection rallies…we are too busy….

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  10. PLEASE PF STOP THIS YOU ARE BECOMING PATHETIC; IF ONE LOOKS AT THE PICTURE THERE ARE MOSTLY YOUNG NON VOTERS THAT HAVE BEEN PAID TO POSE FOR THE PICTURE, COME AUGUST YOU WILL PROVE HOW UNPOPULAR THE PF IS. PITY IT CAME TODAY IT WOULD HAVE MADE THEE APRIL FOOL DAY PICTURE OF THE CENTURY.

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  11. Ba UPND mulifipuba chabe imwe. Imagining you to rule Zambia is insane thinking. Your leadership is JUST NOT SELLABLE AND HE CAN’T MARCH PRESIDENT LUNGU IN EVERY WAY. Moreover, PF has demonstrated that it means business to run the affairs of the nation by the massive development carried out so far.
    Come August it’s 68% PF 30% UPND, 1% FDD. The numbers don’t lie and all parameters now are pointing in favour of PF and President Lungu.

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    • How can you insults the rest of the tribes that support UPND by saying they only account for 30% of the voting population? Do Bembas and Eastern now make up 70% of Zambian population? Even then, do you also want to insult rest of reasoning Bembas/Eastern who want to take this country out of its quagmire?

      why insult other tribes by labelling them Tonga? You even insult them in Bemba thereby belittling their tribes and calling these other tribes useless for supporting UPND

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  12. Umutundu tekantu bane it’s one Zambia one nation. The truth of the matter is that PF is winning these Elections PERIOD!!!.

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