HH leads the UPND leadership in visiting GBM who has been locked up in Ndola Central Police
HH leads the UPND leadership in visiting GBM who has been locked up in Ndola Central Police

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has vowed that no amount of intimidation will prevent Zambians from putting in place quality leadership in this August’s elections.

Mr Hichilema said in the first week of campaigns, the UPND has faced obstacles from many sides, including most recently the arrest of its Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

“Yesterday we launched our campaign and the UPND 10 Point Plan in style at Kitwe’s Freedom Park. We shared our vision for Zambia and called on our supporters to spread the message far and wide that although Zambians are facing many challenges, with their support on 11 August 2016 we will fix it,” he said.

Mr Hichilema said it is natural that many UPND supporters are concerned that despite the rapid growth in popularity of the party and the massive support it is receiving across the country, the real challenge remains to ensure elections are free and fair.

“We want to reassure our supporters that the UPND has a plan to protect the vote. Remember we are the party of planning and we will not neglect this aspect of the campaign. We are busy engaging the ECZ and various stakeholders on the outstanding issues and will continue to do so throughout the campaign period,” Mr Hichilema said.

“Nevertheless, the threat is real and we all need to stay alert for any suspicious activities. As such we are encouraging everyone to familiarise themselves with the various rules and guidelines. On this topic we recommend voters take advantage of available platforms to raise concerns such as that created by the Zambia Elections Information Centre, which has recently announced the launch of a free SMS platform for people to report what they see, when and where they see it on 2323.”

He added, “If we inform ourselves and stay alert, then nothing can stop us. No amount of intimidation will stop Zambians from choosing quality leadership on 11 August 2016.”

Patriotic Front says it is wrong and misleading for opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to suggest that the arrest of Mr Mwamba is a scheme to frustrate his party’s campaigns.

PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says contrary to Mr Hichilema’s assertions, Mr Mwamba has been arrested for allegedly committing an offence.

Mr Bwalya says politicians should not be under the illusion that they are free to commit offences during the campaign period.

He says the police are duty bound to arrest people committing offences regardless of the campaign period and their political affiliation.

Mr Bwalya was speaking to ZNBC news in Lusaka.

Mr Hichilema has been quoted in some sections of the media as suggesting that the arrest of Mr Mwamba is a ploy to frustrate the UPND campaigns ahead of the August 11, general election.
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  1. Ba UP N Down bena kuwayawayafye. GBM has a long long history of insulting and beating up people including his immediate family members, can you HH honestly today stand up and defend him ati bamubepeshafye he did not beat up those marketeers? Anyway, nangu mubabepeshe ba ECZ ati they want to rig you saw for yourself what took place at heroes stadium, and I guess reality has started creeping in what we’ve been telling you that Lungu is winning the elections.

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    • ZAMBIA SHALL INDEED FROM ALL THESE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL,SOCIAL AND MORAL WOES AFTER AUGUST 11 WHEN UPND TEAM TAKES OVER GOVERNMENT. TEAM HH WILL INDEED FIX IT! THE HH TEAM IS FAR MUCH SMARTER AND THEY MEAN WELL THAN THE PANGA FAMILY PF LOOTERS OF EDGAR LUNGU. THESE PF SATANISTS HAVE MADE ZAMBIA VERY MISERABLE. THEY NEED TO BE FLUSHED OUT OF POWER. ZAMBIANS NEED TO KICK THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN VERY DISHONEST TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. WE NEED TO ALL JOIN HANDS AND REJECT LUNGU’S STEALING GROUP OF POLITICIANS. LUNGU HAS TAKEN OUR FREEDOM AWAY AFTER OUR FORE FATHERS WORKED HARD FOR IT. ABASH LUNGU! ABASH PF! LUNGU MUST FALL.

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    • Ba HH can you offer quality leadership with the following people:
      1. Vice President…GBM, he insults, beats people, beats the wife and these are not allegations but all Zambans have witnessed his behavior
      2. Guy Scot
      3. Miles Sampa
      4. Bob Sichinga
      5. Edward Mumbi
      6. Nalubambe..Who failed to deliver in his constituency
      7. Lupando Mwape..He failed to perform as VP and agreed to work as an ambassador -Demotion
      8. Munkombwe
      9. Shikapwasha
      10. Mulenga Sata..You will only know how lazy this boy is when you give him a position. The name he is carrying has noting to do with his capability to deliver
      11. Mwaliteta
      12. etc
      These people have been tasted before and found to be inefficient in many ways but you want to convince us that they can offer better leadership? How? You alone as…

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    • …….. You are alone as HH can not manage Zambia, you need credible people to suport you but the people you have so far are all failed recycled politicians. PF is even much better now.

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  2. @Ba Sebenza, so call even call yourself a human being if not a monkey. We value people with sound reasoning, people who reason by using their God given brains but not people like you who reason by using the anus. What gains can one achieve if they all reasoned like you ? Your eyes can’ t see that the Zambian economy is in total jeopardy because you are f00l who can’ t see. Even a dog has got sound reasoning than you.

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  3. @Ba sebenza. Muli shilu Tata imwe. MuliCipumbu, iciwelewele fye. Didn’t u hear that the police failed to lay charges of assault on him bcoz the issue was cooked, instead they charged GBM with conduct likely to breach peace bcoz he passed through Chisokone market without telling the Charity Katanga. Zambia has really gone to the dogs, when did bcom a crime to pass thru a market to greet marketers?

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    • Prophecy na Ulechimona muli mbwa. tamwaumfwako imwe ati this chi GBM dog is a wife beater? How many people have dragged this bastard to court for violence related offences? Recently he was in the news for battering his wife. He almost beat his nephew Mwila suspecting him that he (Mwila) was bonking his (Mwamba’s) wife. He slapped an employ who took him to court for assult. This dog GBM is naturally violent and he will not change and this is the more why people will not vote for HH and UPND. We cannot allow Mwamba to come and embarass us in front of our wives if UPND forms government. Mark my word mwe mbwamwe that GBM is HH’s ticket to his loss of elections in August.

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  4. After PF loses. Keep track of the evil priest Bwalya and ensure the law takes its full course for this type of behaviour. Frank may God have mercy on you. Can you leave GBM or any other UPND member alone. Why is Lungu so scared??? GBM has done nothing wrong

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  5. People learn to accept if your id.iots have failed to run zed other than barking here like rabid dogs.
    I hates the most to human beings chanting “SONTA EPOWABOMBA”? This is insanity at it climax. PF is full Kaponyaz who can’t reason with heads, all they kno is that everything which happens is Global & must go through it. This kind of mentality is really driving us backwards. PF should instead started pointing at these issue’s below not the MMD roads they’re pointing.
    PF Sonta Pabunga….
    PF SONTA pamalaiti…
    PF SONTA Pa fuel…..
    PF SONTA Pa dollar….
    PF SONTA Pama Students allowances…..
    PF SONTA Pa Civil servants salaries….
    PF SONTA PAMA Medicine’s Mumia hospital’s. ….
    PF SONTA Pa high prices yama basic commodities……
    The list is endless………
    Only HH…

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    • Prophecy I think nautampa ukufainter seeing the crowd that attended Lungu’s rally. Lusaka na CB fyesu. Imwe ni ku Southern and North Western. Western tuleyekana pakati. Central tukakana. Eastern, Luapula, Northern and Muchinga fyesu no kuwina ninshi twaaaa wina. Ifyo ulesabaila ngomulwele wa menso tafyabombe. Ubunga in 1991 bwali K25 unrebased under MMD in 2011 it was at k35,000 unrebased. wali mwaice. Amalaiti walimonako govt iisunda amenshi to allow for the generation of power. Dollar gaining against the kwacha is a global trend and Zambia is not an island. i am civil servant my self and I am not complaining maybe you are an office orderly with a grade 2 certificate. Muchili mulesebana.

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  6. ZAMBIA SHALL INDEED BE FREE FROM ALL THESE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL,SOCIAL AND MORAL WOES AFTER AUGUST 11 WHEN UPND TEAM TAKES OVER GOVERNMENT. TEAM HH WILL INDEED FIX IT! THE HH TEAM IS FAR MUCH SMARTER AND THEY MEAN WELL THAN THE PANGA FAMILY PF LOOTERS OF EDGAR LUNGU. THESE PF SATANISTS HAVE MADE ZAMBIA VERY MISERABLE. THEY NEED TO BE FLUSHED OUT OF POWER. ZAMBIANS NEED TO KICK THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN VERY DISHONEST TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. WE NEED TO ALL JOIN HANDS AND REJECT LUNGU’S STEALING GROUP OF POLITICIANS. LUNGU HAS TAKEN OUR FREEDOM AWAY AFTER OUR FORE FATHERS WORKED HARD FOR IT. ABASH LUNGU! ABASH PF! LUNGU MUST FALL. THE UNSTOPPABLE STRONG WIND OF CHANGE IS SWEEPING ALL ACROSS ZAMBIA!

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    • TRUTH how are you going to remove Lungu from power single handedly? Are you blind to see that the August 2016 elections favour Lungu? Most Zambians have now realised that they are better with ECL than HH/GBM. If GBM can beat and insult people when they have not yet formed government what will happen they form government. it is better to be married to a humble, christian and poor person than to a rich, violent and foul-mouthed millionaire.

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  7. So who says that you hh you are a quality leader?you have never been a councillor,mp,governor,or company manager so how can you claim to be a quality leader?kikikikiki!!IF THE LEADERSHIP OF GBM AND HH IS THE QUALITY LEADERSHIP NEEDED IN ZAMBIA THEN OUR COUNTRY QUALIFLIES TO BE CALLED AN “ANIMAL FARM!!”GBM WHO BEATS HIS WIFE,WORKERS AND INSULTS INNOCENT PEOPLE AT WILL CAN PROVIDE QUALITY LEADERSHIP?HEY “CHUUNDU CHAITWA” CHAIRMAN HH PLEASE SPARE US AND GO DECEIVE YOUR FELLOW TONGAS!!”IFINTU NI LUNGU-2016!!”NUMBERS AT HEROES STADIUM SHOWED U WHAT U MUST EXPECT ON 11/08/2016 AS MAJORITY ZAMBIANS ARE READY TO RETIRE U!!

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  8. How could UPND have two businessmen as presidents? HH and GBM will first of all steal all the money and hide it in off shore accounts and blame the failure on the past administration. Before Zambians realize it, economy don die….kikikikiki. Zambians abeg, shine your eyes ? well well. HH and GBM are liabilities coz I foresee them sucking the economy instead of fixing it. Mark my words! The economies are bad everywhere. Read more news other than zambian news. Ndeloleshafye meanwhile mu diaspora.

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  9. Which quality leaders is hh talking about in upnd. The so called quality leadrs are all rejects from pf. You are loosing again.

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  10. Why is it that UPND is adopting colours of EFF in South Africa? Are they Sister Parties? I fear for this nation.

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  11. Mr. HATESPEECH HICHILEMA your GBM is just harvesting what he planted in the name of violence. That monster called GBM is a minus to your election fortunes, i mean no sane person can vote for a party with a running mate who beats his wife, insults and beats workers …………………………………………………..the list is endless. If you are ready to lose again, keep mwamba in your party.

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  12. But this is the person (GBM) who was entrusted with the ministry of defence in the PF government but now he is been called names by the same government because he no longer belongs to them. Very cheap politics

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  13. HH and other opposition leaders must know that they have got the numbers but these numbers will not translate into votes on the Polling day. ECZ and PF will manipulate the Voters Roll to make sure a lot of people in Urban Areas and HH perceived strongholds will not be able to vote. Their names will be deleted from their traditional voting stations or transferred to remote polling stations so that they do not vote. Lungu thru ECZ has resolved to disenfranchise voters in Urban areas and HH’s strongholds. This kind of rigging has been done already. So how does the Opposition mitigate this threat?

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  14. you are just intimidating yourselves with your behavior.GBM is decampaigning you idirectly.

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  15. Lol harlot scott, kilometer, ily joza, bashi nono,maroads and great bag of maize are quality? Under 5 akuloteni u dont know the zambians ask kk or rb

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