Fourth Republican Party president Erick Chanda
Fourth Republican Party president Erick Chanda

Fourth Revolution Party President Eric Chanda has announced that his party will boycott this August’s general election due to what he called political persecution by the PF Government.

Mr. Chanda complained to Journalists soon after appearing before the Lusaka Magistrate Court this morning that he has been unable to campaign because he is spending too much time at court.

He further explained that his decision to quit the presidential race has nothing to do with the K75,000 presidential nomination fee.
Mr Chanda said he is able to raise the required amounts of money for nomination fees.

“As 4R, we cannot continue stomach the amount of persecution, when we talk we are brought to court and this is denying us valuable time for campaigns. So as 4R, we will not participate in this election. Let them achieve their dictatorial tendencies,” Mr Chanda said.

He added, “I direct all members of 4R that no body shall take part in this election until the status quo changes, let the tiny dictators be happy. As young leaders we been denied the right to campaign so there is no need to participate.”

Meanwhile, the case in which Mr. Chanda, Post Newspapers Managing Editor Joan Chirwa and reporter Mukosha Funga are facing charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu has been adjourned to 23rd June for possible plea.

State Prosecutor Samuel Zulu applied for an adjournment because the Director of Public Prosecutions has not yet issued a consent order.

In its first election in January 2015, the Fourth Revolution Party emerged sixth obtaining 8,054 votes representing 0.48 percent ahead of NAREP, Heritage Party and the Green Party.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. that is PF for you, no different from ZANU PF.
    government media blackout of opposition
    no permission to fly around
    it takes men of extraordinary courage to withstand them. So comrade use you youth to fight against injustice.

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    • Eric and Elias Chipimo are too clowny, they do not know what time it is. Edgar too has no vision so best is for them to join and sink with him

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    • Chanda is persecuted because he is from the most dorminant ttrive of the country.

      The benchmark and the truth, either one is Bemba or they are questionable simple as that

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • This 75,000 kwacha nomination fee will come back to bite the PF when they will be in opposition

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    • This Chanda guy is just a weakling why always crying like a baby kukosa nga mulefwaya efya kusa. It shows Chanda is unfit to be a President just from his give up attitude. The late MCS got 2 percent of the vote in 2001 did he give up or start crying like chi Chanda??? Chaps like Chanda are weak soldiers that could never even pass the recruit phase.

      2016 ECL nafuti

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    • AH ERIC IS JUST BROKE. ALIBE K75PIN UYU. USING ANOTHER WAY TO PULL OUT AND BLAME IT ON PF. KIKIKI. TO SHIELD THE EMBARRASSMENT.

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    • Sonta po????…..

      High mealie meal prices… Up 300% in two years
      Inflation close to 25%
      No jobs but only pf cadres given by Lungu kambwili
      Contracts only for corrupt
      Borrowing heavily to steal

      Nasonta……!!!!

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  2. Tomorrow let’s hear UPND has boycotted roads, cheaper fuel, hospitals constructed by lungu because he doesn’t have a vision and he is a drunkard. People will take you serious. Look at your comments about ZNBC but in the evening you take your adverts to same pipo you insult. Thanks Eric Chanda

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    • what cheaper fuel? for your bicycle? Just eat with them for tomorrow it will be others eating. I hope you have invested wisely

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  3. You just don’t have the nomination fee to pay. If you can’t mobilize nomination fee for yourself, then how can you mobilize money for the country? Stop wasting our time!

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  4. Lungu is vision less, Lungu is incompetent but busy benefiting from projects OF A USELESS AND INCOMPETENT LEADER.. Boycott these projects Ba UPND. SCOTT IS THE MOST STUPID WHITE MAN TODAY SCOTT IS A DARLING. .

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  5. LUNGU SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF STATE HOUSE THIS AUGUST. LUNGU IS A CRIMINAL AND A LOOTER. LUNGU IS INTOLERANT TO DIVERGENT VIEWS AND DIVERGENT IDEAS TO BENEFIT ZAMBIANS FROM THE OPPOSITION, WHO ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO RUN THIS COUNTRY IF THEY ARE GIVEN A MANDATE TO DO SO FROM THE CITIZENS, THE VOTERS. IT IS ZAMBIA HAS GONE TO THE DOGS WITH LUNGU REMAINING AS PRESIDENT. NOW IS THE TIME FOR REAL CHANGE. NOW IS THE TIME FOR HH AND UPND TEAM TO LEAD ZAMBIA.

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  6. Its a new term in this year s elections boycotting instead of no k75 000 or G12 master weed remover care hh will be next to boycot for not having G12. chanda just say the truth u have no cash or naufwa akaso to spend such when you know you cant win

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  7. The Lack of a Grade 12 certificate and nomination fee money is what is preventing his running.

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    • Eric completed Grade 12 in 1993 at Chikola Secondary School and went to CBU up to 3rd year when he was kicked out. He was in the school of business at CBU

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  8. Hh is very incompetent he failed to technically advice his mps to work hard and show zambians how to manage funds,projects etc upnd mps were the least,corrupt,mismanaged as they were busy worshiping hh and insulting pipo shame

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    • Ndipo mumaziniela pali HH. Anyway you are on the way out come August 2016,like it or not. YOU ARE GOING.

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    • @jkalusa, “…upnd mps were LEAST Corrupt, mismanaged…”. Don’t you think it’s a plus for HH. PF mps are the most corrupt, a minus for ECL.

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  9. ba Chanda naimwe you are a political none entity and you are using flimsy excuses for backing out of the elections. Who can vote for you baba, maybe by mistake you can score a vote. Go back to sleep and leave the political scene to people of substance.

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  10. 4R, Kabimba, Sampa, Muzungu o Pusa, Sata Mulenga, Chidumbo and Mpombo will soon miss PF. The heat is yet to start. Don’t waste your K75,000. Invest it is Mealie meal.

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  11. Iwe. Campaigns only started on 16 May. What do you mean you can not campaign because of court attendance? There is still more than two months to go for campaigns. Give us other reasons.

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  12. Kuwe iwe, just a little pressure and you scamper. Anyway, you are no game changer, in or out, no effect on the outcome.

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  13. Chanda, to borrow Chakolwa’s language, what deal have you cut. Your statement is tacitly endorsing Chakolwa, the man you are claiming is persecuting you. How strange.
    If your cde KK & his colleagues of the independence struggle had given up because of persecution would you have had the freedom you are abusing.

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  14. He doesn’t have the money & political appeal & there4 stands no chance. He was just taking chances hoping to benefit from the benevolence funding of big players as vote spoiler. But having castigated HH whom his mentor Sampa has unfortunately joined he only hoped Lungu 2fund him. But Lungu also fears splitting votes which may favor his arch rival. After all Chanda is the Inkakas from Chinsali Lungu doesn’t want to spoil his chances.

    Even if it goes 2round2 whoever shows strong showing in round1 e.g 1st contender 49%, 2nd 30% & 21% shared by spoiler parties, 1st is most likely to grab it in Rnd2 with any small spoiler party support. Lungu knows this. So why split votes & come No2 & be seen to have been clobbered. No sponsored parties this time. Just stand on your own & just endorse…

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    • No sponsored parties this time. Just stand on your own & just endorse any of the front contenders.
      Off course no.2 also stands 50% chance of scoping it but why damage morale in Rnd1 by coming 2nd?
      So Chanda just participate & come out No3 & bargain for a good package with HH or ECl for support in Rnd2.

      How nice it will be if it turns out only 2 contenders participate in Rnd1. Money saved!

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  15. ..what a si11y reason to give….failure to raise K75,000 could have been a better reason..if the Kaundas and group did the same to colonialists we could never have achieved the independence

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  16. Comment: just leave my friends alone. Some of you are so scared of politics. You have never taken a chance not even to stand as ward chairman. look at what he did in the last presidential election? Court business can be so stressing more especially when you are been pursued be the people with the powers (presido) . Who told you that he never finished his degree. He is a qualified accountant who has worked for same good big reputable companies around lusaka and CB currently he is doing consultancy making enough money even to handle this crazy campaign. I expected people to support this brilliant young man with a vision. Unlike others with a vision ayakwiba from the dead one

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    • He can not be a brilliant young man looking the way he does and wasting time politicking. Brilliant minds are busy doing something of substance and earning big bucks doing so. Time waster more likely.

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  17. Least performers amongst the mps,most corrupt,check the constituencies where upnd mps where its a sad story.now these none performers what can happen if put in power.
    Already upnd cadres are threatening bembas that they will chase them from mwiniluga,solwezi etc just bcoz they refuse there shops to be stuck with posters.this is a violent party

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  18. Chanda has no vision, no goals, no direction, no purpose in his life for him to give up so easily or there are other self defeat reasons he can’t mention. If he had all these, he wouldn’t give up. Because by participating he would learn something & improve on that rather than boycotting, he will not even remember the cashier’s office where to pay ZMW 75,000.00, even rich people who may pay for him they will think twice. Who doesn’t meet obstacles in his life? It is these obstacles which prepare us for challenges ahead otherwise even when you are voted as president at first attempt you can easily resign when you meet tribulations as Jesus before warned.

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  19. HE HAS ALSO BEEN BOUGHT ,VERY SHORTLY WE LL HEAR THAT THE CHAP HAS ENDORSED EDGAR C LUNGU.THIS IS A YEAR OF POLITICAL DRAMA,”NO POLITICAL SYSTEM WIL EVER BE ABLE TO DELIVER US FROM THE FEAR OF LIVING”.

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  20. This fella doesn’t even have Grade12 – so why bother to boycott elections? Ask Chipimo to help you with ka K75,000….I bet even Chipimo doesnt have that amount! Aliye manyanzi sure – jokers!!

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