Antonio Mwanza
Antonio Mwanza
THE Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) is on Monday set to unveil the running mate to presidential candidate Edith Nawakwi and all parliamentary aspiring candidates at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

FDD party spokesperson Antonio Mwanza confirmed yesterday that the party would also take the advantage of unveiling candidates to feature in all the constituencies and launch its official campaigns for the August 11. general elections.

Mr Mwanza said the launch of the party manifesto and unveiling of the candidates as well as Ms Nawakwi’s running mate, the opposition FDD would hit the ground and canvass for votes.

He said once the FDD formed government after this year’s elections, it would continue with its programmes of empowering the youth, women and enhance the decentralisation policy.

“FDD has a clear programme of empowering the people especially the youth, women and devolving powers through the decentralisation policy,” he said.

Mr Mwanza said the opposition FDD once it formed government it would deliver various developmental projects to various parts of the country.

He said FDD had fielded a seasoned and most experienced politician in the name of Ms Nawakwi who had previously served in the MMD regime as a cabinet minister.

Mr Mwanza appealed to people to vote for FDD because it had well-articulated programmes.

He pledged that FDD would do its campaigns ahead of the polls without any violence.

And FDD National Chairperson Portipher Chungu said the party was receiving support from various people who were resigning from other political parties.

Mr Chungu said he was optimistic that the FDD would scoop the general elections because it was one of the best political parties.

He explained that he was happy that even the people who had applied for adoption on the FDD ticket were people of high calibre.

“I am extremely happy that the party has done its groundwork and ready to form government after this year’s elections,”Mr Chungu, who is likely to contest the Chipata Central seat, said.

So far, the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and Rainbow,have all launched their party manifestos for the general elections.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Ms Nawakwi. I like the courage this woman has in her. People please give her the support. She really has worked to make FDD get to where it is today and hopefully she can beat incompetent Lungu. I would pick Ms Nawakwi any day over incompetent Lungu.

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    • Courage what courage? These are the MMD thieves who enriched themselves immediately after going into power. You Zambian voters have such short memories. That’s why you get fooled all the time.

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    • There is no PF Manifesto – they just want to copy from UPND! The usual “me too” rubbish from PF who can even formulate a robust electoral vision and vision. PF being full of and made up of jokers and jackals!

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  2. Nawakwi is well poised for second place behind Ecl.atleast she has the experience after being former minister of finance minister, agriculture, and energy.not aba bambi bakwetefye experience mu privatisation nokulila ababofi ama pension yabo.

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  3. Edith should swallow her pride and endorse HH under an alliance. As FDD Edith and her party have no national appeal and prospects for winning these elections are poor. FDD and other opposition parties should unite under the leadership of HH to fight Lungu/RB Alliance whose main aim is to rig the elections infavour of ECL and PF. ECL with RB’s assistance is determined to rig these elections with the help of ECZ and other state apparatus. Lungu with the help of dictators in Uganda and Zimbabwe is set to rig these elections and retain power unless he is stopped. Zambia will be a failed state under the visionless dictator ECL and life will be unbearable for us Zambians. #Lungu/RB/PF election rigging must be stopped without fail.

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    • Pride and frustration is making many endorse others. Standing on your party shows your belief you have in your Party and Vision. This year FDD will have seats no one could ever imagine.

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  4. Only Kaponya (HH) has failed to name a Running mate because the grass roots have threatened to defect if GBM is appointed.

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  5. With due respect Edith is among the few old politicians with a sense of responsibility, others are nomads and have lost the sense of responsibility like Robert Sichinga, Lupando Mwape, Nevers Mumba, ba kapulikoni ba muselala kwakaba.

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  6. @pio:
    True Nawakwi has just stopped her politics of insults especially against men like Dora and Mumbwe Phiri. But anyone can tell you that there is no way FDD can form Govt. The ground work shows that she wants to join and work with PF which is unfortunate. But even if she joined PF, there is no way Lungu can win this election even with rigging!!
    Even with that ZAF commander Chinye.nye intimidating the opposition, people have resolved to uproot PF and dump it in the historical archives. PF offers no hope BUT misery to an ordinary person in our country.
    It’s Forward with the Nation – ask PILATO or KK!

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  7. Zambians, let us try this lady 4 President, not those 2 wolves jostling 4 power to abuse national resources. hh $ ecl. are all out 4 personal gain and not to develop the country. Pliz Zambians, let us massively vote. for EDITH Z NAWAKWI. She is a very serious lady and cannot be compared to the rest of the presidential candidates.

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