President Edgar Lungu with Nevers Mumba during the Zambia Vs Congo match in Ndola Stadium
FILE: President Edgar Lungu with Nevers Mumba during the Zambia Vs Congo match in Ndola Stadium

THE MMD in Eastern Province has charged that it will not reverse its decision to back President Edgar Lungu in the forthcoming general elections.

MMD provincial spokesperson Zephaniah Kaleya said yesterday that the Provincial Executive Committee’s (PEC) decision to back President Lungu in the polls would not be reversed because MMD leader Nevers Mumba allegedly was not a factor in the elections.

Mr Kaleya revealed that MMD provincial leadership took the decision to back President Lungu during his visit to the province recently.

“When the President came recently we met him at Luangwa Lodge where we assured him that as the provincial MMD leadership we have decided to back his candidature in the general elections,” he said.

Mr Kaleya said what was agreed between the Patriotic Front (PF) and the MMD at Luangwa Lodge was final.

The President even asked the PF to quickly buy the idea of working with the MMD in the general elections.

He said he was aware that some political parties such as the Rainbow Party, United Party for National Development (UPND) and United Democratic Front (UDF) among others were on the loose to dislodge the ruling party in the general elections.

Mr Kaleya said MMD leader Dr Mumba had lost popularity because of the current confusion in the party.
Meanwhile, the PF in Northern Province has attributed the massive support the party is receiving in the province to President Lungu’s quality leadership and focus on development.

PF provincial chairperson, Felix Mfula said Northern Province was still a PF stronghold because of President Lungu’s leadership style.

Mr Mfula said in an interview that apart from the PF’s good policies on development, people in the province were attracted to the party because of the President’s quality leadership skills, focus on development and his humbleness.

He said a number of people from various political parties had joined the party and vowed to support the President during the August 11 general elections because of his leadership.

Mr Mfula said if one visited any village in the Northern Province they all support and talk about President Lungu’s leadership skills and his humbleness.

He said President Lungu was not as he was portrayed in The Post Newspaper but a hard working focused and humble person.

He said Mr Lungu was focused on development and did not respond to attacks in the media.

“President Lungu has made it easier for the PF to remain a strong in the province,” he said.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. MMD in Eastern Province will support President Lungu. We are not surprised!! I feel sad Dr Mumba.

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    • There’s no MMD to support PF and Edgar knows that. Please, Easterners, stop trying to make the PF think they’re still relevant.

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    • If it was southern province saying that, they would have been screaming “these bantustans who don’t escort others to Plot 1”, so on and so forth.

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  2. Very true indeed!!its very easy to market president Edgar Lungu than most of the opposition leaders!!ECL is very humble and never insults or attacts anybody through the media despite receiving havoc from bitter politicians who have failed to believe that he is Zambia’s 6th president!!YOU HAVE OUR VOTES ECL SO LET EVIL POLITICIANS KEEP ON RANTING FOR NOTHING!!WE (VOTERS) ARE THE BOSS AND WE 100% KNOW WHOM TO VOTE FOR ON 11/08/2016.”IFINTU NI LUNGU-2016!!”GO PF GO!!

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  3. IT’S TIME FOR MUMBA TO QUIT POLITICS AND REPENT OF HIS STUBBORNNESS AND HIS DEPARTURE FROM FAITH TO SEEK RICHES AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOR PEOPLE. GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU MUMBA AND YOUR CRAZY LITTLE BROTHER

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  4. Lusaka strong hold for cholera,ritual killing,riots,hunger,dirty,pangas,loadsheilding,shortage of meal meal.
    This is the price of humbleness.

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  5. sudan,wanya is it not you people who throw rubbish any how?then you wait for BOMA to come and clean for you,and one thing there is no place in lusaka were mealie meal shortage was or has ever been reported,loadshedding is a natural calamity,one the water sources are affected then we cant get enough electricity.

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  6. The bible says those who humbles themselves before the lord they are lifted up and he who boast alway will be brought down for God resist them and gives grace to the humble ones may Gods favour be on our chagwa edgar lungu.whether u lyk it or not chagwa is a winner vivaaaaaa Pf

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  7. If it was neganega they will be happy,now it’s eastern not happy at all too much bantustanism.

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  8. Viva Pf let’s continue to enjoy our peace and free movement everywhere anywhere all corners of our mother land Zambia, let’s support PF with its developmental programs.

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