President Edgar Changwa Lungu's Running Mate Inonge Mutukwa Wina
President Edgar Changwa Lungu’s Running Mate Inonge Mutukwa Wina

President Edgar Lungu has passionately described Vice President Inonge Wina as a lady of integrity who has been by his side throughout his reign of one and half years, adding that she deserves the honour and respect as well as continue being in the leadership for next term of office.

Speaking at the Launch of the PF Campaign at Heroes stadium, where he announced that Ms Wina will be his running mate, President Lungu said that Ms Wina has been his advisor and even at times when he does not take her advice she has never grumbled or protest openly.

Ms Inonge’s motherly heart and quality leadership has earned her the “mother of the nation” title which can easily be traced from the way she handled the in fighting that almost split the party after the death of President Michael Sata.

The President said that Mrs Wina as Vice President has demonstrated that she is equal to the task. President Lungu said that since he became President he has led a winning team and that there is no need to change a winning team.

The President has also directed Mrs. Wina to start grooming quality young Women to take over from her and the Presidency.

Mrs Wina has served in the women movement where in 1996, she was elected National Chairperson of the Non Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council. She was appointed Republican President on January 26, 2015, by President LUNGU.

Ms Wina said that the turnout demonstrated an indication that PF is here to stay and work for Zambia for the next hundred years adding that the party is here to see that everyone will be party of the economic empowerment.

Ms Wina urged the people to grant President Lungu the next five years to govern and provide strong leadership to Zambians.

President Edgar Changwa Lungu's Running Mate Inonge Mutukwa Wina
President Edgar Changwa Lungu’s Running Mate Inonge Mutukwa Wina

And President Lungu expressed gratitude for the large turnout and shouted “Sonta epo ubombele, Ngatawa sonte!” as the crowd responded in unison, “apo wabombele!”

“We in PF have lived the legacy of late President Michael Chilufya Sata and it is folly to change a winning team. No football coach wants to change a team that works,” he declared much to the overwhelming and resounding chorus as the crowd jubilated.

President Lungu called for the country wide mobilisation exercise so that the party wins the 50+1 and charged for all to be ready for the task as he is equal to the task.

“I was a nonentity now am known and I am equal to the task. We must remember that we can only win these elections if we work hard as a team,” he says.

He took a swipe at the opposition leader for UPND Hakainde Hichilema whom he says has never been at any level of leadership even at the position of councillor if he wants to be considered for national presidency.

The President said that when he called for national prayers he was castigated by Mr Hichilema who wrote a letter to him in which he accused the President of having failed hence the call for national prayers.

Mr Lungu, however noted that no one should fool around with God adding that to date the opposition leader has mounted his campaign billboards where he is quoting God in his messages.

“Those who are criticising are professional critics, let them criticise as we walk the talk of developing the country,” he says.

On the Referendum, Mr Lungu said that his administration wanted to put to rest the issue of the constitution and urged all the Zambians to vote YES for the Referendum so that the country forges ahead in national development.

He wondered as to why his administration should be removed from power when the works can clearly be seen in all the ten provinces, ranging from schools, universities, health centres, roads and the enhancement of the agriculture sector what with the introduction of the e-voucher.

Mr Lungu castigated former vice president Guy Scott for defecting and abrogating what he promised the people that in the 2016 the PF would not have difficulties with campaigns because they would just point at the works done.

The President said that in three months time am coming with a full mandate for the next five years and not the last 21 days he had last year when he went out to campaign.

On religion belief, the president said that his administration will never leave God outside in the governance adding that contrary to what the opposition is planning to revoke October 18th as a Day of National Prayer, it will remain as per declaration as it helps to bring together all Zambians to call upon God for guidance.

On the use of public resources, the president said that last year he won without it when he was ostracised by his colleagues in government then led by acting President Guy Scott. He however, called upon the cadres to avoid sarcasm, insults, misconduct and the use of abuse language as well as engaging themselves violent campaigns.

And PF National chairperson Dr Ngosa Simbyakula said that the thousands that had managed to fill up the stadium have shamed the critics who earlier claimed that it will not be possible to do so.

Dr Simbyakula said that the politics the PF is pursuing are politics of development hence the large crowd and response adding that it has never happened before.

Former Vice President Enock Kavindele declared at the PF national Rally: “We don’t want to go into the second re-run. Let us get our voters cards ready and make sure we give President Edgar Lungu the first win”.

And Former MMD president Rupiah Banda’s appearance at the stadium upon arrival from the Mutati led MMD convention sent the crowd in applause as he took to the podium to greet the crowd.

“Mulibwanji onse. Nabwela kukupasani moni. Nachokela ku Kabwe kuli convention ya MMD,” he says.

Christian Democratic Party leader Dan Pule speaking on behalf of his fellow opposition. Leaders supporting the PF leader Mr Lungu, called on all Zambians to go out and mobilise the campaigns so that he is elected for the next fives years.

Dr Pule also called on the christian fraternity to rally behind President Lungu whom he says has demonstrated his submission to God through his works and the dedication for the construction of the Cathedral House of Prayers.

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74 COMMENTS

  1. what motherly heart??? she has forsaken us her real children,,, even mumbi phiri will agree with me this time

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    • They say action speaks louder than words………..we all know that the billboards and adverts on tv where HH is quoting the bible are nothing but a ‘screen saver’. His action of not attending the National day of prayer spoke louder than the billboards and adverts about his Christianity. Worse still, he claims to be an Adventist but he continues to break the Sabbath by holding rallies on Saturday.

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    • The People’s national launched by all Zambians enmass at heroes stadium on Saturday 21 May, 2016, has already decided to consolidate a landslide for a sober and humble servant leadership of ECL. Keen to see if opponents will afford to present sober tickets if not GBV motormouth.

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    • Ba sebeza
      When they look at their wives or husbands they see HH, when they are eating they see HH, when they are sleeping they see HH, when the read any thing they see HH, when they try to write anything they write HH.

      Dyaka petro HH.

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    • She is old and wise….. pakusende (blank) ku nkonko kunakilila (those familiar with this bemba proverb help out).

      @ndobo, so you never got the job she promised you?

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    • Mother of the Nation is Betty Kaunda (mhsrp). Inonge is uninspiring and too old to be VP. A young lady was stripped naked at a function Inonge was officiating and up noe no arrests despite footage showing 6 police officers present when this crime was committed

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    • God is great. It is a done deal deal for HH. Inonge Wins is a walkover. She has no constituency and can’t even win as MP in her previous constituency. You can’t get power from a bemba and ignore them. Bemba’s now are moving enmass to UPND where they will have a Bemba Veep at least. moreover western province is UPND second bedroom. Plus Lozi’s can’t support a PF government that has been dribbling them since 2011. Thank you God for this mistake. Mutati would have delivered more than Inonge.

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    • @ Ba sebenza hh has never be an adventist so you are right when you say he claims you are very right. An adventist does not work on sabbath at all.

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    • Asking an honest question here ….. do you remember ECL in his first campaigns quoting the Bible or speaking of God’s favour? ? Honest answer here please. …politicians are using the word of God as a means to an end…. when lungu addressed the elite International farmers union the maize output success was purely attributed to his govts policies I don’t remember mention of God answering prayers for the rains and yield. But when addressing the gullible masses it’s all down to prayer since policy to this audienice is typically a triviality

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    • @shameless,didn’t you hear him mention that God came through for us when we prayed for rains in front of diplomats accredited to Zambia during his last press conference?

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    • Birds of the same feathers flock together,she is also clueless,visionless,heartless,hopeless,dullness,useless,ruthless,spineless,brainless and a cruel woman.

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    • Mrs Wina, we are still waiting for the apology you promised in parliament? Did Chama, your junior, over rule you?

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    • Yes INDEED – MOTHER OF ALL LIARS!! & LIAR OF ALL MOTHERS Has made it again with her VISIONLESS SON OF CHIBUKU, CHAKOLWA CHAGWA KUDALA LAZY BUM LUNGU!!

      Vote Wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! VOTE UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! pamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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  2. The mother of all liars.

    We rember how she pedalled the lies of her house being attacked by UPND and the bweengwa kidnappings where she was passionate with lies blaming UPND all the while she knew it was cheap PF lies.

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    • Mother of the Nation!

      Indeed she is. I mean she is such a mother that she watched unmoved while a young woman was being stripped naked during youth day celebrations

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  3. Do people ever retire..surely what can this grandma Bo Inonge contribute? There is a reason why we have a retirement age.

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    • I thought this Party ceremony was meant for something called a manifesto launch; articulating the PF’s road map for next 5 years but alas the Lazy Bum Edgar is still doing the same thing he did at the last election campaign continuing with the same thing and appointing the same old characters.

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    • WHAT ABOUT YOUR GRAND MOTHER , WHAT CAN SHE CONTRIBUTE OR SHE IS VALUELESS

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    • My Grandma is working hard on her farm with no pension whatsoever…she doesn’t need to sponge off taxpayers to earn a title “Mother of anything”…she wouldn’t stand mute and watch her children destroy and plunder her future children’s resources.

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  4. A Satanist puts clean billboards and a Christian goes to destroy them around midnight. Last time I checked in the Bible, I read that Satan comes to destroy, steal and kill …….. I only hope flies dont flow smell of rotten parts of the human beings murdered for rituals.

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  5. We thought the mother of the Nation is the First Lady and not an elderly Running Mate. On moral grounds alone Lungu should have dis-appointed his Cabinet Ministers from their posts after Parliament was dissolved on 11th August 2016. Lungu has illegally kept his Ministers in their jobs to help him rig elections using state resources and state machinery. Lungu has no respect for rule of law and his oath of office. Lungu claims to be godly and humble but he is rigging these elections right in our eyes. Lungu has no respect for governance . He is wasteful with tax payers money and has no respect for the human rights of Zambians. The man is a drunkard, a thief and corrupt to the core. Lungu’sleadership is a failed one. He did not even talk about bread and butter issues. Lungu has no plan or…

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  6. UPND HAS LOST IT. PF IS NOT A TRIBAL PARTY. HH AND UPND HAVE NO LEADERSHIP QUALITIES DEMANDED BY ZAMBIANS.

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  7. While the mammoth crowd at yesterday’s PF campaign launch seems to be the news of the month, for me the most memorable event is that yesterday the PF geopolitics officially left the North and the party is now formally an East-West partnership with the nomination of boma Wina to the unfireable VP position. The tribal PF of 2011 which saw Zambia being turned into a Bemba state is now officially dead and buried with its owner. On the other hand the bemba-obsessed HH has managed to turn HH into a gathering of frustrated bembas at the expense of loyal lozis, Luvales, kaondes, Linda, Solis etc. Ever wondered why HH is now only seen in public with bembas only? Wake up lozis, ECM has given you a chance to participate in the governance of this great nation while HH wants to use you for your vote…

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    • Iwe leave the bembas alone. Even when the main supporters of PF is us bembas we are quite happy to have an easterner as president and a westerner as VP. This will teach all of you a lesson that bembas are not tribal . But you better pay great attention to the way other regions will vote. I rest my case.

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    • @7 ndate mushokabanji,

      YOUR BLOOD SMELLS TRIBALISM. LEAVE BEMBAS ALONE AND STOP THINKING LIKE A MAGGOT. THIS WILL SHOW YOU THAT BEMBAS ARE NOT TRIBAL WHEN THEY VOTE FOR INONGE WINA AND ECL AS THEIR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENTS. YOUR TRIBAL WAY OF THINKING WILL MAKE YOU CRY AGAIN. SEE THE VOTING PATTERN AGAIN AND REVISIT YOUR LINE OF THINKING!

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    • @ndate mushokabanji, I admire your creativity! You still find creative ways to bring in Bembas in your TRIBALISTIC way of doing politics, right? Trust me, your ideas about Bembas are simply in your head. And these elections will show you how non-tribalistic and pragmatic Bembas are.

      Bembas don’t play the NEGA NEGA [email protected] They are perfectly fine to support anybody credible for the Presidency of our Zambia. Unlike you !d!ots who sees everything through tribe and tribal kinships (everything is about Aisha, aishia, aisha.) I am sure you are so confused because this election has robbed you of one of your silly campaign montra—the phantom Bemba tribalism!

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    • continue…

      Now it is Nsenga (Eastern) and Lozi (Western) at the center of politics in PF, leave Bembas alone! Trying to cleans UPND of its TRIBAL STENCH by hiring THUGS like GBM can never work miracles for you. Apologise to the Zambian people first for the tribal manner in which UPND was taken over by political opportunists like HH. That’s what will exorcise UPND of its TRIBAL DEMONS—not by accusing an entangling innocent Bembas in your warped tribal politics!

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  8. The comments above it is PF 2 UPND 5.
    This translates to 28.5% for PF and 71.4% for UPND. I will be adjusting per every multiple of 7.
    Note: I am a neutral citizen and will accept whoever will be president. I know the best but I too understand the power of democracy.

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  9. CONTD…, HH only wants to use the lozi vote to form a bemba dominated govt. Why should barotseland always be a swing state for desparate politicians? ECM has given us a chance to be partners in his Government while HH wants to only wake with bembas in his government. He has continued to snub Milupi, Musokotwane, Mukata, Lungwangwa etc despite their offer to work with him. Do you really think he will change and start embracing Lozis when he forms govt? Forget it! Lozis let’s support our own for a change just like other tribes in zambia do. Sure how can a lozi vote for a party that puts GBM as running mate, the same GBM who sent military plans to go and intimidate the noble people of barotseland when he was defense minister?! Or a candidate who prefers to only be seen in public with…

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  10. SHE DESERVES IT BIG TIME. SHE IS VERY HARD WORKING, LOYAL, GENUINELY LOVING, LISTENS TO UNDERSTAND, PATRIOTIC AND MOTHERLY, ETC. THESE ARE QUALITIES YOU CAN NEVER TAKE FROM HER. SHE ABSOLUTELY, DESERVES THE POSITION. GO BOMA INONGE WINA, GO. “SELA BABOMBEKO”.

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    • What is your definition of “hard working”? You mean having two positions one as Veep and National Planning Minister where she has made any policy announcements. The only reason he has appointed her is she is weak, too old for ambition and a token vote.

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  11. Unbelievable that ECL considers this lady a mother of the nation. It is time she retired and rested. ECL should also realize that some of the support he gets is purely based on empty stomachs. Pule knows that his party doesn’t stand a chance of ruling Zambia so by standing up and declaring support for ECL he is trying to secure a job for himself. Sooner or later Pule will abandon his party. Nevers did it. Inonge Wina, if she has a motherly heart, should turn down the offer. How is a running mate decided upon? Through voting or through appointment by the Presdient? It sounds very dictatorial to me.

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  12. Mother of which nation??? If she was a real mother should advise ECZ to come clean and ensure that there will be fairness and transparency. She is always contradicted 80% of the time by her juniors. Is she really in charge or just holds the title

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  13. What is it that draws Lungu towards old women? I hear even his wife is much much older than him. Anyway, he can pick anybody as running mate now that his company, Al Ghurair Printing Company of Dubai will be printing ballot papers.

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  14. I read the article to the last line hoping to read even just a summary of the PF campaign manifesto; particularly on what measures they’ve taken to fix the “volatile economy”, that has affected production and services in many industries, the agriculture industry too…. By the way, can someone tell us how many made it to arrive back home, and had decent dinner or breakfast today, if it’s not funerals by the suspected PF “SACRIFICE OF HUMANS TO APPEASE THE RITUALIST WHO’RE HELPING THEM GET THROUGH”,(NB. suspicion)… In short, what is the PF approach in bettering the situation.. This is what people are interested in hearing, because the challenges inflicted on them are visibly being experienced by everyone in one way of the other, and there’s no need for the Opposition to waste…

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  15. I was expecting to see a manifesto. It is apparent that still Edgar has no vision. Eeish!!

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  16. Kwena Ba UPND muli mucibe.Why sayig that Bembas are dribbled?Do u think bembas believe in tribalism like UPND party?Ifwe fwe ba bemba nowonder we can’t vote for UPND bcoz u believe too much in tribalism.HH couldn’t even pronounce maize in Bemba.The man can’t learn.So if UPND is cheating itself that UPND will win because bembas won’t support PF then u’re cheating yoselves.Teti tovote tribal party who wants to use GMB and Mulenga Sata.Twalicenjela saana.U’ll never see votes in Northern,luapula muchinga n cb bcoz we know that HH loves tribalism n hates bembas

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    • Moscow(OP) keep on dreaming ECL has damped you for a Lozi and you are still hoping Bembas are in control of PF.Even the son of the founder Sata has been dumped.Palibe chanu ba bemba.We HH cares for his people in western and north western he cant dump us.

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  17. I am told he presented a manifesto. Its the reporting that is letting us down. Lusakatimes, please report on the PF plans for the nation. That is what we interested in.

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  18. Ba LT, please quality, quality, quality !!!
    “….. She was appointed Republican President on January 26, 2015, by President LUNGU.”

    Really??

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  19. NO VOTES FOR LUNGU IN PF STRONG HOLDS, WAIT AND SEE. THIS IS A REAL TWIST OF THINGS. MOST LIKELY UPND WILL CARRY THE DAY.

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  20. She is decent and has a place in Zambian history, but people can not eat decency. What NEW thing is she going to bring that she has not brought in the last 74 years?. We are in a technological and fast world and I do not think the Madam is the right person to hold that position at this time in history. What we need is a team of people with economic acumen to defeat poverty, disease, superstition and ignorance which is affecting 69% of the population. The country is rich with naturals and the human resources, but we need radical changes to bring out the potential. All jokers should be dumped in the dustbin of history.

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  21. PF has no chance to win the 2016 elections, represented by people from minority areas

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  22. Guys,
    PF is winning big time…Brace yourselves for another 5 years of President Lungu.
    The wise ones will rally behind PF
    Next time round, efficiency will be enhanced
    Mrs Wina’s age will pull votes like a magnet!

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  23. LATEST: Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli sacks minister for being drunk on the job.

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  24. Two quarters of the guys in the disaster stadium not voting, one quarter were kids. Only a quarter of that crowd expected to vote,plus a few others who remained in provinces. It’s tough. Why tinaviyamba ivi vinthu

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  25. Leaders should refrain from using words they do not understand. “Mother of the Nation” indeed!?! What Mother goes to sleep knowing that most of her children go to bed hungry?!?

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    • Mother of the Nation who is enjoying taxpayers allowances and salaries whilst her children wallow in poverty!!

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  26. All THINGS WORK OUT FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, AND TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE, ROMANS 8:28, GOD BLESS OUR INCOMING PRESIDENT.

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    • You guys are still hung up on the AGE THING? Unbelievable!

      And why don’t I hear how “YOUNG” HH is anymore? Is it because AGE is catching up on him also?

      Trust me, by the time your HH takes another crack at the Presidency or VP, he will be in his 70s. So be careful what you frown on now, growing OLDER is a blessing and, certainly, coming for all of us—nothing we can do about!

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  27. No doubt President Lungu has rewarded her for her continued loyalty and for originally helping him secure the PF presidency in the first place. Looking at the pool of potential running mate within the PF, I doubt Lungu had many other choices anyway. I suspect despite the age Bo kuku bo Inonge is still a smart and shroud politician having come from the school of Arthur Wina.

    Besides Lungu would have been accused of disloyalty had he snubbed her just on account of age.

    However politics has damaged bo Inonge’s integrity and she is not the same lady who was NGOCC’s chairperson. She now is capable of doing anything just to get votes. Don’t be f00led by the ‘grandma’ laid back demeanor, she can slit throats in the background.

    The ball is now in HH’s hands to counter strike with…

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  28. if you are truly modern and technological, age should not be a significant factor. it’s just a number and a myth some of you would shamelessly try to use to malign innocent citizens. bear in mind youth concept is meaningless without the likes of bo inonge. the nolly movie industry has for instance thrived on the inclusion of 50 plus agers while our own jeff sitalis are ‘now old’? all wise youths must have every good reason to vote for ecl/bo wina blending.this has created a gender paradox to which is underpinned a strong assumption that most women will vote for ecl and this has imbalanced upnd no end.

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  29. Continued….

    The ball is now in HH’s hands to counter strike with his running mate. If I were him, I would have worked hard to convince Nawakwi.

    By the way LT, could you please now alternate headlines between Lungu and HH to create a level playing field (or at least to be seen to)?

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  30. COMPARE MORALS OF THE TWO VPS: INONGE WINA AND Gbm. Who is more appealing?

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  31. Its a pity that a lady like bo Inonge has now been evolved into one of the despicable PF cadre leaders. Vice-President? She is ceremonial in that position and merely paroting Lungu’s non-existent vision. Minister of National Planning? Have we heard any meaningful policy plans in relation to the same?
    As for RB appearing at this PF campaign circus after the Mutati fiasco – the man is a treacherous leach. He behaves like a retired unsuccessful fisherman who has now taken up a career in witchcraft.

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  32. YES, LET HER EARN THAT TITLE AND ENJOY WHILE HER RELATIVES ARE STINKING IN PRISONS( AKOMBWA AND COLEAGUES OVER THE BAROTSE ISSUE)(

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  33. What a nosense is this so called mother of the nation? Where was the so called mother of the nation when an innocent lady was being stripped naked? Where is the so called mother of the nation when the opposition are harassed day in and day out by the PF police and PF cadres. She is also too old to be considered VP again. What value has she added to Zambia except her contribution to the looting of our resources thru Lungu and other PF cadres. She is the mother of PF and not of Zambia

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  34. I totally agree that she has a motherly heart of stealing votes from John to Peter. That your Zambia fellow Zambians.

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  35. There can be no development without clean water. Give us clean water in Chelston, Mutender etc,.

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