President Edgar Lungu this morning filed in his nomination papers for the August election at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. He was accompanied by his running mate Inonge Wina.
President Edgar Lungu this morning filed in his nomination papers for the August election at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. He was accompanied by his running mate Inonge Wina.

President Edgar Lungu and his running mate, Inonge Wina have successfully filed-in their nominations for the August 11, Presidential election.

This was after the dual swore the affidavit confirming declarations of documents and assets.

Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- Chairperson, Esau Chulu declared that the dual’s nomination successful at exactly 10:10 hours on Thursday.

Justice Chulu says President Lungu and Vice President, Mrs Wina have been validly nominated in the August elections.

He says the declaration follows adequate scrutiny of the dual’s documents.

And President Lungu told supporters that gathered at the Nomination Centre ground that the PF remains committed to the ideals of the late President Michael Sata.

President Lungu said the PF will emerge victorious in the August polls because of its pro-poor policies.

The President said he believes in the unity of purpose hence the need for all those who aspired to various positions to remain united.

President Lungu urged all party members to accept and support all the candidates that have been adopted on the ruling party ticket.

The President said he will continue governing the country under God’s guidance.

Meanwhile, Mrs Wina urged party members to intensify campaigns.

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    • It was a strategic decision to chose her for a running mate.

      She carries only a name ( if at all ) and a province in Western Province.

      The biggest province you win to win an election is the Copperbelt, Northern province and Lusaka.

      She has no influence whatsoever there.

      In chosing GBM, I am not sure he brings anything to sway voters in Copperbelt , but certainly will help in NP and Lusaka, with Sampa also in his pocket.

      Advantage the UPND.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Anxiety over running mate for HH
      02/06/2016

      HH
      We can take a lot of positives from adoption process
      A lot has been said about our adoption process. Whereas we are cognisant of the challenges we faced, we can take a lot of positives from this process. Yes, we know we have a lot to do to make our adoption process more effective.

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    • We have been able to field parliamentary candidates in all the 156 constituencies. This is no mini fate for a party they have consistently called a regional party. On the other hand, our colleagues in the PF have missed out on 3 parliamentary seats. In Monze central they couldnt find a candidate while in Lundazi and Muchinga, their ministers in their usual incompetence failed to make it on time to the nomination centres. Equally, the PF could not find a candidate for a ward in Lukashya in Kasama in Northern province.
      We feel for all our members who could not be adopted. How we wish we could adopt everyone. On average, all the applicants were very strong. But at the end of the day, only one person can go through. For us, the huge number of people who applied to stand on our party ticket…

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    • Even at running mate level, we have seen a lot of excitment not only in the party but the nation as whole. We did not see this level of excitment for the PF running mate. Clearly, people see hope in UPND and are anxious to see that the right person emerges as running mate for our presidential candidate HH.
      Lastly, we invite you for the nomination of president HH and his running mate tomorrow at Mulungushi conference centre. Please wear something red if you can.
      UPND

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    • Eishii Wapiaa Munzii, selako, so its actually 3 MPs knockout already for PF and not 2 as we earlier learnt??

      Ruling Party mwebantu?? Embarassing indeed, this has never happened in the history of Zambian politics- but ukuya mukukongola kalomba bama mbala are never late!!

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    • HH has picked Kaseba Sata for running mate, to be unveiled tomorrow…big mistake because she has no political muscle and this will lead to his supporters to lose confidence in his leadership….The hijacked from PF have hijacked UPND and its the end of UPND when HH loses again come August 11th, because these hijackers will move on and abandon him

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    • Does anyone know about the celebratory riots by drunk PFoolish cadres who are stoning cars near Zesco HQ on Great East Road?
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo
      #PF Zwaa!

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    • Me-too Chakolwa: “I will continue to govern under God’s guidance”. This one is straight off HH’s billboard near Shoprite Megasave on Kafue Road. Chakolwa has no new ideas at all and he continues to steal ideas and money every day. Chakolwa is the most useless and incompetent President that Zambia will ever have.
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo
      #PF Zwaa!

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  1. So imwe ba PF you managed to file in without anyone disturbing you. Tomorrow its your friends turn and you are advised to stay home all attend to whatever business you do and allow UPND to also file in in the peaceful environment that you yourselves enjoyed today. Tomorrow, we expect no monkey business. Mwaumfwa?

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    • Was Nawakwi disturbed? Or perhaps tomorrow they might present 2 presidential candidates and disturb themselves. Precedent has been set with MP nominations and the others. Or perhaps it will be 2 running mates. Warn yourselves chapwa.

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    • My Plea to UPND Membership,
      Be United, Adoptions should not expose any weakness in the Party. You have already shown the world that you can win an election. Don’t spoil your chances like PF almost did in the previous elections.
      One love and Enjoy wisely.

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  2. Lungu is more marketable than hh. PP will carry the day come August. our northern Bemba land is for PF except tombwas land of kachemas

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  3. What you need is a Good Team rather than provinces to get the economy right – this thing about province is slowly becoming less of an issue. Get the right candidates on the basis that they are able to deliver.

    What i see in both PF & UPND is mediocrity in the Candidates being adopted, & these do not inspire any confidence that things will change come 11th August 2016. UPND failure to chose RUNNING MATE ahead has shown that they are not READY to form Government. i am campiagning to vote for more independent candiates as MPs, We should also have someone running as an Independent Presidential Candidate, with a running Mate.
    FTJ is the best President Zambia has ever Had – All the others just follow the directions set by FTJ , Plse lets honor this GUY for the first 10 YRS.

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    • @AngoniBull: I will only believe the “this thing about province is slowly becoming less of an issue” after seeing the VOTING PATTERNS changing in certain well known Provinces that tend to vote based more on “kinship” attachments than MERIT or the so called “right candidate.”

      In my humble opinion, if the NEGA NEGA type of voting does NOT repeat itself, only then can we declare victory. Before that start to happen, well, all we can do is wait and see if indeed the “thing about province is slowly becoming less of an issue.” Good luck folks!

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  4. This Lungu and his Ruining mate do not inspire at all. Lungu Is a hypocrite who pretends to be humble and Godly but behind the scenes the man is evil and busy rigging these elections. Lungu is looking to God to successfully rig these elections to stay in power. Zambians have a life changing decision to make on 11th August 2016. To continue with Lungu’s destructive path or try some one new. The misrule , mismanagement of the economy and misgovervance displayed by Lungu since January 2015 to date leaves with me with no choice but to try someone new. That new person is HH and his Team. Vote for change. Vote Team HH#

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  5. I hope HH will not deliberately GO late for his nomination just to find an excuse. Already we hear from the grape vine that he may have to toss a coin in choosing his running mate. How has it become a problem in this party of learned guys to agree? Is it selfishness at play?

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  6. Point of correction, Dr Simbyakula John phiri did so on purpose. In Lundazi the guy who is standing as an independent is from the PF and is more popular than John phiri so to avoid splitting of votes it was decided Dr phiri gives up. In muchinga since PF are in a pact with MMD Dr Simbyakula had to give way to MMD. Mulekwatako information not ukusaibaila fye…..

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    • @12 Mwansa. If what you say is true, then why is Dr Phiri going to challenge his disqualification in the constitutional court?

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  7. GOD HAS BLESSED THAT WHY THERE IS NO PANIC NO TENSION NO HESITATION NO PRESSURE ABOUT CHOOSING A RUNNING MATE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.

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  8. Mwansa fyebe fi mwanamalayambi, tafyakwata info. fisoso na chi vice president ichakwata G12 certificate iyaku Djibout.

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  9. HH MUST BE CAREFUL BECAUSE UPND GENERALS ARE WATCHING
    HH must be extremely careful with his choice of a running mate. He has been sidelining old members of the party in preference for invaders. If he is not careful a rude shock awaits because no right thinking person can accept Kaseba, leaning on late husband’s name (who humiliated HH in 2011) to be his running mate. GBM is also wasting his time by getting upset because he is not the people’s preferred choice. The generals have already sent a friendly warning. Any silly mistake HH will cry.

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    • Hahaha @15 ba Brian Bwengwe….GBM has been a general and will be a general od UPND.Its not about how long one has been in an Org BUT productivity.GBM is the man of the moment HH shudnt make a mistake.

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  10. Kikikiki things are bad in under 5, it’s take that take this….haha haha but 2weeks down the line no running mate. The running mate should have been disclosed during the rally in kitwe BUT because of take that,take this….which has caused hh sleepless night and restless day never promise some body if you have no capacity to fulfill.
    Ba under 5 for real.

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  11. Yaba Backwardness reloaded , running mate wiggy kwati ni nani oh sorry kapusumuka ba mwine mushi[HH Please show these guys that you are fresh]

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    • Calling HH “FRESH” is like calling “Mabisi” (sour milk) fresh—ya, ya, ya, ya, kwena naizanda mu UPND ka!!

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  12. August 2011 is day of emancipation when Edgar Lungu finally will be politely asked out of State House…gosh, how did we get there?

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  13. Lungu knows hat he is weak. So he can only pick akakote who can’t compete with him or who can be a threat to his hold onto power.

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  14. Well he picked an energetic akakote let your under 5 pick his Chidumbo Maleketi Chapompa Saladi, or the one ushakwata inganda or better still Mutinta Mazoka

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  15. Yes indeed, why Kaseba, why not Mutinta Mazoka? After all Mutinta is a legitimate part of Mazoka and UPND. But you have got to feel for HH anyway, none of the choices that he makes for running mate tommorow can.win.him the presidency. One or the other who is not picked will cry foul and decampaign HH. Only consolation is that HH can buy out GBM with an offer of lucrative government tenders in the imaginary event of winning. Remember these are tenderpreneurs.

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  16. The editors at Lusaka Times must be products of the Basic Education system introduced by MMD. For God’s sake if you are referring to two people the term is “duo” not “dual”. The education system in Zambia is now at the bottom of the hill. This is sad.

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