GBM and HH during nomination filling in
GBM and HH during nomination filling in

UPND president has finally ended the speculation on his choice for running mate by settling for party vice president administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM.

Mr Hichilema and his running Mr Mwamba have since successfully filed in their nomination papers before ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu.

Justice Chulu validated Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba’s nominations.

Speculation had been rife over the past few days over who the UPND leader will pick as his running mate with former first lady Dr Christine Kaseba being among those thought to be on the shortlist.

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UPND Vice president politics Vice President Politics Dr Canisius Banda former Acting president Guy Scott and UDF leader Miles Sampa were among the notable figures who accompanied the duo for nomination.

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164 COMMENTS

  1. Difficult but the right decision.

    Commend HH for looking at the big picture here.

    Worries me to think GBM would be the second in command, having said that you are HH, you bring a person that is likely to get you that closer to the pinnacle of your career.
    I am glad he has accommodated the people who has some influence of some kind.
    This could be a master stroke, having said I am never his biggest fan
    Blair anf Brown never got along, but they were 1 and 2. Boris Johnson and the Prime Minister never get along, but he is seen as the next PM in ths same Government although George Osborne will wish otherwise.
    You don’t have to get along in a team to get the job done. All you do is Respect one another

    Thanks

    Bb2014

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    • Agreed. More importantly, number 1 is HH. He has to stamp his authority on his team, unlike Chakolwa who seems to run a chaotic and shambolic govt. It’s time
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo
      #PF Zwaa!

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    • A good move to woo the Bemba votes and to take advantage of GBM’s resource mobilisation capacity. However it damages HH’s and UPND’s squeaky clean Image. It’s a practical disaster. GBM’s crusade is driven by greed and vengeance not to serve people. He is the epitome of corruption in the mistaken belief that ‘te mpiya sha ba noko! Sha buteko! The theory of sebana wikute, and an example of how politicians can be uncouth never mind his holding a boxing match at home without a licence. Now if you think Chikwanda bankrupted this country twice wait for the next vice president!

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    • Boris Johnson will not be the next PM, Jeremy Corbyn will be. Some people in the UPND are truly aggrieved as it is now clear that GBM will take over if HH loses.

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    • @Nostradamus
      how can you be that quick???! I heard you flew in and out mulungushi, I asked abaiche ati ba Nostra has left, but they gave me a tequila bottle you left for me, thanks man!!!, on my way to the airport I met our ex-friend lungu,, ala iwe, he wanted to grab my bottle,, I told `no no no,, Nostra left three bottle for you kuli bana dalisto`,, that’s how I escaped him, so expect a call if he doesn’t find those bottles,,,
      all in all good job brother, at least canicius banda listen to you

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    • This is a right decision HH had made…He has done exactly what the PF didn’t wish for…khikikikiki…I am sure Edgar now is already on Jameson to numb his fear and avoid running stomach.

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    • HH has thrown all his cards into this one. I like that now more than ever he believes he can win. He has never felt this way. On the other hand, this is truly the last election he is standing for as leader of the UPND because if he loses, GBM and the “infiltrators” will question his leadership. Truly even some of the traditionalists will remember that he ignored their preferred candidates for running-mate. This is truly a game of high stakes now.

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    • OK APA NOMBA HH NABALASA BAFIKALA BA PF…BUT EXPECT BWALYA TO ISSUE BWETU-BWETU, AS A WAY OF CONFORTING ONESELF..CONTINUE CONFORTING YOURSELVES…HH MADE IT RAIN, AND WILL SURELY MAKE RAIN, ON COMMAND…HEHEHEHE…MORE TIME, OFF TO KASAMA..CATCH ME LATER..

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    • I am BB15 and BB16 in advance. GBM does not meet educational qualifications and he will be barred and so will be HH next week.

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    • What a toxic concoction hostage taken Hichilema has made! LusakaTimes editorial team, kindly allow me henceforth to join your regular columnists league. I’m ready to invest time in contributing analyticAL articals on a broad spectrum of issues with respect to Decision 2016 and beyond.

      Let me laugh at this first then start blogging in season.

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    • Your hatred for Lungu shows that you are surely Tonga. Do not make this tribal. A lot of people dislike his management but insulting anyone is just derogatory. Your family or kids if you had any would be ashamed of you.

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    • if you dont like the choice of vice president, you have yourselves to blame. When HH started, he was focused on certain economic goals which he felt would help the country and he preached that. Unfortunatley, we the electorates could not listen to his logic. we always opted for people with kaponyaish behaviour as our choice e.g Sata. So after so many attempts, HH is now thinking, if you cant beat them, join them. so he has also gone kaponya style just to win. we destroyed whatever was good with HH and UPND. so suck it up and lets continue. Again, the real losers will always be us. the people of zambia. our perception of leadership is skewed to the loudest speaking candidate as the best and not the logical thinking candidate.

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    • I’m now ready to start contributing analytical articles.
      A hostage taken mind has no room for rational decision making as shown by Hichilema. Happy blogging to all fellow patriots!

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    • HH has messed up good time.
      You can encourage yourselves as UPND.
      But I think that is all.
      As we know HH is losing in August.
      What do you think will happen?
      HH has surrendered UPND to GBM and Miles Sampa.
      You can save what I have told you, so that you read it next year.
      Up to you anyway, doesn’t matter if you don’t recall – it will happen anyway.
      HH’s political career ends with his loss in August 2016.
      Deny this or not – does it matter? Fact remains the same HH will concentrate on his businesses.
      Instead of counting how many votes he can have, HH will be counting how many cows are gonna be born the next five years.
      Instead of worrying about the voters register, he will be worried about the number of cows.
      GBM will try to campaign but it will be tough.
      They will try to…

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    • They will try to merge UPND and Rainbow because of M’membe but things will still not work out.
      That is how a once very big party will be spoiled, going instinct without ever ruling the country.
      A, ah! Don’t pretend, we all know that – it ain’t a secrete.

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    • They will try to merge UPND and Rainbow because of M’membe but things will still not work out.
      That is how a once very big party will be spoiled, going extinct without ever ruling the country.
      A, ah! Don’t pretend, we all know that – it ain’t a secrete.

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    • Sontalization in progress. Leave my hardworking, humble, god fearing president. Not your HH who has a serious vision for this country; has a good head to turn things around. But who cares? Being president is about marrying an ugly, big-nozed woman, who is always in sunglasses even at night, and drinking Jameson!!!!!! Who needs brains? We are enjoying the suffering, hunger, loadshedding, unemployment, high cost of living, indecent healthcare, corruption, violence…..whoops! The list is too long. And that’s why I will vote PF again. How stupid!!!!

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    • Damn, is this the kind of choice which kept HH up at night up to the last minute? PLEEEAASSSEE!

      HH, Mwamba (GBM) is NO Vice President material, let alone someone who can takeover the Presidency in the event that you die or become incampassited in office. Zambia would be the laughing stalk of the region/world if that was to happen. GET A GRIP ba UPND, really!

      Yah, yah, yah, ati “it has been a busy week.” A Busy week indeed listening to GBM’s garbage in those negotiations meetings: “Ati [email protected]@–la imwe, look here, naliposapo impiya ishingi sana pali ka UPND. Iwe HH, if you don’t pick me, ala ndekuponona ine waumfwa. Ala ine nalachita demand ulupiya lwandi naposapo pali ka Pati kobe, naumfwa? I mean it—AND HH CAPITULATES BIG TIME.

      This says a lot about UPND lack of…

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    • God forbid. Can anyone imagine GBM being president in the event that HH dies during his tenure in office. This is a big blunder on HH and no serious zambian can vote for these two now.
      He may have the money, certainly no brains to lead a nation.
      A president needs to have good education, good temper and language, integrity and tolerance. Unfortunately GBM has none of the above.

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    • Kwena eyeee ba PamaFi mwaponta te??? Mwa lwala shiki polomia te???
      UPND ya mi bika kabaaaaa!

      ABANTU BAYA!!! pamaFi ni Polomia yeka yeka – ta mwa lale lelo – mwa kula butukila ku fimbusu fye mpaka buche!!

      VIVA HH, a MAN WITH A VISION TO UNITE NORTH & SOUTH, EAST & WEST!!!
      A VISION TO CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, SO RICH IN ITs RESOURCES & dare one say OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE RIGHT MINDS TO RUN THE COUNTRY!!

      Time is up for the drunks & sellouts that have sold this country for a song & ARE STILL TRYING TO SELL IT TO BA BUNU!!!

      Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #cghagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • I weigh more than him, full stop!

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    • @james buga

      Relax, it will be a govt of principles with internal control systems in place, not drunken chipantepante fye kind of management by clueless drunkards. GBM’s contribution to UPND’s political fortunes has been unparalleled. He is on a serious mission to disembowel PF and bury it. He should be supported.

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    • people might think that GBM imposed himself. HH is a leader and that can be seen just from the selection of his running mate. No one knew but managed to instill discipline in his subjects not to leak the information. I salute you HH and your intelligence cause this attracted the attention of all Zambians even Chagwa Lungu himself was in the dark.

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  2. Nice move. I hope the filing documents are legit. The battle lines are drawn, may the best man win.

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    • I heard Edgar chakolwa kaloba Wrungu had diarrhoea when he saw such a crowd and asked for more Jameson.

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    • @Red Lutuku Presdo- Am sorry I don’t call people names. You need to be objective. HH’s crowds will always be smaller than Edgar Lungu’s because he is the incumbent and there are some people who just want to see the President. That said, this is not a judgment on how popular someone is. Hosting rallies in stadiums is less influential than door-to-door campaigning. I am likelier to vote for someone who has visited my house than the one who hosts a rally at the football ground.

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    • Very good question, and let’s not forget that under the current constitution the VP is not dismissible as was the case in the last constitution. Under the current situation if the VP is not getting along with the President the VP can even conspire to kill the President and then succeed him… yes people that is the reality of the situation, it’s that ‘simple’. So in addition to your question above I ask, can GBM be trusted??? Now this is a man who fell out with PF coz he could not accept not being president of the PF, i.e. he is power hungry this is something visible on his forehead. Next question, can GBM be controlled??? Especially where he knows he cannot be fired??? Next, a lot has been said about the move of picking GBM as the running mate being the clincher for HH…is it? Let’s ask…

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  3. The level of secrecy that this Kaponya (HH) has shown with his Running mate selection shows that he’s a man of hidden secrets, sworn to secrecy by the Livingstone FreeMasson Lodge. It also shows that he can’t make timely, smart decisions if by chance he finds himself in power.

    His choice of Running mate is retarded to say the least. Hap Hazard Kaponya (HH) you don’t know that a Running mate is a potential president? The Ginger Bread Man you have chosen is a fat turd with sewage water in his small brain. Zambians can never allow themselves to be ruled by such a mediocre, vulgar embicile like this illegal driller.

    Under 5, you are indeed as dull as they come. You lack experience. No wonder Canicius has defected. Nkombo is boiling. Kaseba has rejected you wise choice Kaseba

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    • Mr Kudos, go and poop, its gonna be too laborious to hold that screws azzhole of yours man!!!!

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    • Ahhh shut up you. You are now boring like a broken record. No one is laughing anymore. It’s now boring, boring and boring you human hater.

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    • The haters like kudos who is the devil’s nephew are gnashing their teeth in disappointment because they were hoping for HH to make a wrong move so that there could be division in the party. This is the right move by HH and it is a winning combination. Those who play chess know that in order for one to win, you have to sacrifice certain pieces in order to get the queen or check mate.
      What the haters should be worried about is how Lungu has managed to dribble all the Bembas and flush them out of his inner circle. He has shown complete hatred for all the luapula and northerners as being directed by Banda. HH’s ultimate goal is to become the president and he has accommodated people from all provinces of Zambia. VIVA UPND, VIVA HH may god bless you. Let the haters go and hang themselves.

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    • [email protected] I totally agree with you.
      How can GBM be running mate? he can’t have a conversation without hailing insults. He is disgusting! Edgar Lungu will win this election and the Kaponyas will cry terribly.

      God Bless EL

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    • Learn to ask my dear. This medium is read by so many people, dont show your dullness here, if you have read books or if you are that kind of a person who don’t read but depends on hear say, its unfortunate. Who told you that Kaseba refused? Because you are PF you want everyone to be PF. in fact only people who benefit direct to PF are the people who are still supporting PF. What HH did its a credit of leadership, you can identify leaders just that. if he chose Kaseba you are the same people who would be busy saying HH is copying from Lungu, but i wonder if there are things HH can copy from Lungu, cbecause from the time he came into power he has never initiated anything, he has never made directives apart from insinuating violence. Shame to the the people who are still riding on a black…

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  4. Yaba, iyi yeve ni own goal ba UPND! seriously I shudder to think what would happen to the country if HH won power and by some chance he could no longer continue and we ended up with GBM in state house. Kutukwa tillKingdom come!

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  5. HH has dug a grave for himself by choosing GBM. GBM will take HH nowere. Cannicius Banda has been with the party for too long. GBM will try to use all his financial muscle but ni Don’t kubeba. He cannot influence the people of Kasama to vote for HH

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  6. AS I kept on saying that the two big parties UNPD and PF should ensure they give a VEEP position to the Northerners (Muchinga,Luapula & Northern provinces) because they account to about 44% of the Zambian population. Well done HH you are now a good unifying factor for Zambia.

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  7. @Mushota this is the flimsiest of excuses one would give for the poor choice HH has made. GBM is not leadership material…no development will come to Zed as long as such uneducated kaponyas are the main influencers of would be president of Zed

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    • You are right

      About leadership. This is not about him its about HH vs Lungu.

      Lungu thinks in Wina he strikes 2 strokes with one punch: women and Western province, personally I think he does the latter not the former.Women respect Wina but she doesn’t relate to them like Nawakwi does.

      he brings votes, its not about individuals it is a bout 2 parties

      I agree that as a man, he takes a lot away, his history you name it.

      HH had to take someone who would influence Northern and Copperbelt to some expectant and wipe the tribal tag away.

      Although unpopular GBM suits that cause.

      As a leader, he is no different to Frank Bwalya,Mumbi Phiri, they are all empty vessels.

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  8. AS I kept on saying that the two big parties UPND and PF should ensure they give a VEEP position to the Northerners (Muchinga,Luapula & Northern provinces) because they account to about 44% of the Zambian population. Well done HH you are now a good unifying factor for Zambia.

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  9. Thinks look brighter for ECL now. It is the time to start the campaign. GBM to be Zambia’s next president if HH wins makes me shudder. What will become of his opponents because he is always threatening those against him. Sad indeed for HH. It will be like in 2015 when Mr. Munkombwe’s comments costed HH some votes.

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  10. Wow, Lusaka time took you so long to post this. GBM is the man to sort out all this mess, messy created by PF. GBM is capable of respecting everyone. You need that foul mouth if you are dealing with weak law breakers like ECL, Kanitundila. The thuggry part of PF needs hard men. Zambia is finished you someone like GBM who can stand out and punch these *****s who are killing innocent people on ECL’s watch. Excuse my language but so many innocent lives have been lost and the president is quiet. It has to be another party not PF.

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  11. Can this grade 6 drop out called GBM preside over the affairs of our parliament as leader of the house? Can GBM lead this country as president if HH were to be incapacitated or pass on? Does he have the temperament to unite the country? What management skills does GBM possess that HH has been singing about as necessary for running Zambia? If Mr. Sata could not bring GBM closer to the position of Vice-president despite how much of his money he gave to the PF campaign, what is it that HH has seen in GBM which Mr. Sata did not see in GBM? This is desperation at its best. Am Bemba and if HH thinks picking a foul-mouthed and highly temperate Bemba like GBM will win him the Bemba votes then he needs to remember that in 2006, Bembas in the North voted for Mwanawasa and not Mr. Sata.

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    • Totally agree with you. Its really disappointing that HH chose this man. Surely, even if its the Bemba vote, he should have picked someone else.

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  12. Your lack of wisdom Kaponya (HH) has led to your party’s demise. All Zambians are definitely wiser than you. How do you choose this retarded fat vulgar, violent thug who recorded insults with Tayali?
    The same GBM who was fired for tender corruption. You can’t win Kaponya

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  13. And this is how UPND STOPPED being a party away from the tongas. simple….GBM can pull a fast one on HH who has never ben near STATE MACHINERY..then easy becomes president and appoints Miles as a running mate then it is a bemba party. Garry Nkombo AND FRIENDS check mate

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  14. GBM may not be the right choice for Veep, however, i support the move by Hakainde, its a master stroke. Sometimes as a leader you need to make decisions. If GBM had left, the 20% of the northern block would have disappeared. Now ni nayo, nayo. Lets see how it puns out. at least he has my vote now!!!!!

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    • Congratulations winning team!!! I assure you of my vote and those of my immediate and extended families and friends.

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  15. Game over for this NGO called UPND! In an effort to woo the MIGHTY BEMBA votes HH has made a hopeless choice! In bemba we say that “Umulembwe wa chipuba, upwila mulitumfwe! The rest is history…..!

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  16. THERE IS A SPLIT IN UPND FORMER MPS AND DR MITI AND MEMBERS OF CENTRAL COMMITTEES OPPOSED TO MR MWAMBA SITING NUMEROUS CASES AND AGGRESSIVENESS WITH THE ROAN UMBER 10 KABULONGA

    OTHERS WERE SAYING ITS BETTER TO JOIN HH RATHER THAN BEING BULLDOZED BY A FORM 5 AND WHO WILL HAVE NO RESPECT FOR HH HIMSELF AND WILL NOT DELIVER THE PARTY PLOT 1

    HE HAS NO STRATERGY EXCEPT TO BOAST ABOUT THIS AND THAT AND HE IS NOT ORIENTATION TONGA AS WAS PROPOSSED BY MEMBERS OF THE PARTY

    THIS SOME MEMBERS HAS SAID HAS MADE IT EASIER FOR LUNGU TO WIN BASED ON THE OBSCURE IMAGE OF GBM MADAM KASEBA COULD HAVE BEEN A SINCERE CHOICE

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    • @ Costly Choices…You cant even spell correctly..go and continue drinking beer …notumakufi twabutuluka!!

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  17. This tells you the kind of leadership found in upnd. How can a wife batterer be someone’s running mate. Who can vote for this kind of trash. Game over for tongas. Even Nalumango despite being ugly would have made a better running mate than this savage. Mwaitaya. You have dribbled yourselves.

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    • you sound so bitter Shamrock biemba. Take a cold chill man. By the way how beauty has nothing to do with it.

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  18. HH has thrown all his cards into this one. I like that now more than ever he believes he can win. He has never felt this way. On the other hand, this is truly the last election he is standing for as leader of the UPND because if he loses, GBM and the “infiltrators” will question his leadership. Truly even some of the traditionalists will remember that he ignored their preferred candidates for running-mate. This is truly a game of high stakes now.

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  19. North South kwisa? Mukaivotela mweka uko! Enjoy the ful’s blissful moment before August!Upnd has shot itself in the foot! RM, a person without respect for women, no regard for marketeers- all in the hope of getting Bemba votes- some will give you the votes but the Greater majority of Luapula, North, Muchinga, CB, Lsk and Eastern’ll never vote for hh! Achepa sana for state house- mean while- Ifintu NiLungu!

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    • Ifintu nafiLUNGUla….ubunga, saladi, sugar, soap, imitengo, fyonse Lungu aLUNGUsha

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  20. @13 Zedoc, I agree with you.Not much achieved despite the secrecy it was shrouded in… those who think GBM will bring a lot votes for HH have short memories indeed. Northerners or Bemba speakers (which includes Northern,Muchinga,CB,parts of Central and Luapula Provinces) are not captive to group thinking! For them GBM is an individual in his own capacity who some of them just hear about! Remember that in January 2015 GBM himself,Katele Kalumba,Mutati,Mutale Nalumango,Mucheleka joined forces to campaign for HH. How many votes did he get? Votes comes from strong party structures at all levels were voters have to be convinced by people close to them that there is need for change. Is one person going to do that? Are councilor and parliamentary candidates that have been adopted influential…

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  21. This Is good news and confirms GBM has grade 12 or equivalent. Now u will see Lungu/RB harassing and trying to send GBM to jail. This will backfire badly for Lungu and PF. Lungu is sleeping drunk tonight with this combination. We are entering an exciting period in Zambia’s political history. Rigging in these circumstances will set the whole Zambia on fire. Lungu’s advisers better keep their mate and client in check. This need sober reaction and handling or else Lungu will compound hs problems. Time will tell!

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    • Be more analytical. Before the celebratory noises, you should observe that some key allies and party members have skipped the nomination event. Your party needs to heal from this process and am sure that HH has acknowledged this. There are hard line traditionalists within the UPND who feel that their choice of candidate was not picked, this is natural. Also, remember that these hardliners are analyzing that GBM will surely take over the UPND. That said, GBM was HH’s natural and best choice. I look forward to seeing how this election will go.

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  22. HH is looking at numbers. It’s a marriage of convenience that should not be underestimated.Frank Bwalya does not impress me for a campaign manager.

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  23. This is Treacherous !!!! We toiled under Mazoka, were teargassed by Sata, Rupiah and Edgar Lungu !How dare HH goes to bed with tribalist Kolwestans ?? Bembas insulted us Tongas and today you want us to follow you in selling Mazokas Party to these Kolwestans ! Woe to Nkombo Muntanga etc etc. Shame shame shame

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    • @Ichishinka Sir,

      You still believe in that tr1bal drivel…..get a life. Zambians are ONE. Man North, Man South. That is why you have Chanda Hamanjanji, Phiri Lubinda, Suwilinji Kajiya etc.

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  24. HH have made a desperate move just win this elections not to save pipo of zambia. Some of us we respect HH but on this one he has played a wrong number . It is just the issue of removing Tribal tag otherwise he was in the fixed

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  25. HH must have spent quite sometime weighing the pros and cons of what he knows to be a BAD CHOICE. GBM isn’t the best of choices for running mate. The wisdom of his choice, calculated to solicit the Northern vote, remains to be seen. Meanwhile, it is ECL all the way to 11 August and beyond. HH, enjoy the rough ride with GBM.

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  26. Ba up n down have just proven their ever tribal card- vying for Bemba votes- these characters and their foul watch dog who have been pouring scorn and ridicule on Bembas, today you want them to vote for you- we care less for those disgruntled shameless hungry vultures who have invaded upnd- they’ll soon take over- talk of the elephant in the room! Umuntu NiLungu! Sontable by God!

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  27. LIKE IT OR NOT GBM IS NOT FREELY PREFERRED RUNNING FOR HH, HH WAS EITHER INDIRECTLY FORCED OR SELFISHLY PICKED ON GBM. I DON’T WANT TO BE PERSONAL, BUT GBM IS NOT A GOOD PUBLIC LEADER WORSE No. 2 IN PART WORSE IF HE GOES IN GOVERNMENT. PLEASE BE REALISTIC UPND ON GBM AND GOVT LEADERSHIP.

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  28. HH + GBM = . Electoral defeat
    GBM has no clout among Bembas any more let alone among the Electorate at large.
    HE is despised every where even among Kaponyas.
    Hh you have shot yourself in the foot.

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  29. Upnd supporters are real jokers. What bemba vote is gbm bringing to the chuundu party when he was shown a red light if by elections were to be held. Him is only known in kasama were he can’t win as mp. This looks like the defender is dribled together with the goalie and striker is facing goal alone. Nalitenta kale.

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  30. Mission accomplished, the cartel has finally won and too bad for the old faithful UPND guys. This is what will happen:
    Upon losing the general elections to President Lungu and the PF on 11 August, GBM will call for a convention where he vigorously campaign to remove HH from the position he has held since Mazoka’s death. For those who dont know the cartel’s strategy this is already on the cards. UPND has been taken over. Miles Sampa will disband his PDF party and will fight tooth and nail to be GBM’s vice in UPND.
    Then they will restrategise for the 2021 general elections based on some well calculated maneuvers. Its all over for UPND and HH and PF will grow stronger and mightier because a lot will defect to PF. The good thing for PF is that no one can vote for UPND now with GBM as a…

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  31. contd
    The good thing for PF is that no one can vote for UPND now with GBM as a running mate because should the unlikely happen and UPND won, who would want to be led by GBM as republican president as per new constitution? HH never saw this ploy, but we understand because this is what desperation can do. UPND and HH is doomed!!!
    More in my next analysis.. for now, its ECL and PF till 2021.

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  32. Agony is to have a vice president whom you once called kaponya when he wasn’t in your party. Also his nomination is not legit because GBM has no grade twelve certificate, so how ECZ even accepted his papers when few weeks ago them ECZ told the nation that GBM was among people who brought in forged G12 certificate?. Lastly y’all get ready to be insulted by these veep and all those old UPND members are used and dumped like toilet paper, never trust HH.

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  33. PF is having sleepless nights on this one. This so called under 5 has graduated and matured for real. Who saw this coming?

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  34. Canisius has shown maturity and love for the country. Do not despair and do not be swayed. Now that it is over, go out and campaign harder than before. Your time is coming.

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  35. Am also disappointed with Gary Nkombo by instigating violence. He got someone who was just fallen in the group and bruised himself and paraded him that he has been hacked with a panga by PF carders. By the grace of God some one untide the guy and the wood was not of that of a Panga. Also announcing that there are PF cadres who have put on UPND ligalia so pipo should be careful .Such statements can cause commotion among themselves . There was 3 buses carried supporters from Monze , some from Choma and others from Kitwe so they don’t know each other they will be fighting themselves each one suspect each other to be PF

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  36. Gbm won’t bring numbers. Zero. Actualy even his dota wil b wacked in kasama. Good luck ba hh, but mwaikata panshi!!!!

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    • It is not objective to state that he will not bring numbers. Of course his daughter will lose in Kasama but she won’t lose by a margin that other candidates would. Let’s be objective.

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  37. Let us see how this plays out. Before any celebrations, UPND must do a healing process. Indeed there are hardliners who are unimpressed with this choice. You will observe a lot of alliance partners and UPND bigwigs did not show up for this event.

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  38. I wonder what could have motivated HH to pick on GBM. was it just the urge to fight the tribalism tug? I am sure there are better candidates in the Party to satisfy that.
    There are definitely many causes of concern on GBM:
    1. he is not easy to sell, even in his home area in Kasama;
    2. he is easy to de-campaign due to his poor civil record;
    3. he lacks the civility to walk along with the refined and well-mannered HH;
    4. there is already word that the man is now bankrupt and all he is doing is keeping up
    appearances; borrowing huge amounts just to donate. how can you entrust Govt coffers to
    such a person? they will be asking.
    5. if our dear President HH could not see all these clear weaknesses in GBM, could it be that the President himself may not be well-discerning?

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  39. It’s not about individuals,it’s about quality leadership that is needed to liberate Zambia.Great team.Viva HH

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  40. All those that ever doubted that education is important have been put to shame. Look, even GBM, as wealthy as he is, his ambitions would have been halted if he did not have the right documents.

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  41. honestly bwebantu can we have GBM as our vice president. let me tell u GBM wants to be president at all costs. HH careful

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  42. Harry Mwanga Nkumbula story all over again..Once HH looses he will then have a bemba take over once a regional party that the most STUPID WHITE MAN called Bantustan and he has joined the same party..You blame MMD for taking over PF when PF rejects have taken over UPND. Kamebla must be turning in his grave to see what he had built go to waste by this corporate manager who masqueraded as an Accountant at an audit firm and you expect him to be president. The choice of GBM is a to get power and not to serve the country in truth so do not vote HHGBM pact. With Guy looking like a hero when he has been part of the current set of probems he wsa Vice for 4 o thf the 5 years the ECL has been in power. Do not be emotional but look at the bright side the impact of a new Government the first five…

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  43. This shows how tribal HH’s thinking is. do you really have to choose such a rif raf just to appeal to a Bemba vote??? Look Edgar had so many Bembas o choose from both male and female but he opted to continue with bo Ma Inonge who doesn’t even have a strong constituency. but he looked at a bigger picture of quality, loyalty, wisdom and level headedness. that the man who doesn’t think in tribal way and that’s the way Zambia should be going. We shouldn’t be always thinking about which tribe is this one or that one from. The only good thing is that I know Bembas and Easterners don’t vote on tribal lines. they vote for someone who has their interest at heart!!! Bembas are traders and as long as you allow then do their business without trouble they will vote for you regardless of your…

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  44. GBM is a Man of principle remember his resigned on principle when ba shilubemba was being barred to be come Paramount Chief.That showed he was not in govt to eat and amass wealthy as exibited by some current Pf ministers.Here HH as balanced the scale of getting votes from both North and Southern region of Zambia.However all the best to all contesting Parties.Stay peaceful and refrain from violence till Aug 11.

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  45. Why didn’t they just instruct Dr Banda to cut his hair and beard then make him running mate? What HH has now is a jogging mate. GBM can’t run. Too heavy!

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  46. Ba PF fimo fimo we know you are hurt hard luck. GBM our Zambian Donald Trump kikikiki

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  47. KKKKKKKKK Master Stroke, getting the Northern Vote…lol….this is indeed the final nail in this mans short political life…if you wanted a northern vote surely Nalumulango offers that vote…So what happens to woman power in the leadership of Up and Under? ….We now have two blind mice seeking to lead our nation? Lol awe we are better offer suffering until next elections…look at Mama Nawakwi…you and pull something that no one has head off? Can GBM and that Dr. Rev preside over a divided parliament? Anyway thanks to the dunder head HH who is obviously after GBMs money…am out of here I am going to vote for the devil I know.. I cannot stand GBM in parliament for five years probably insulting or boxing his wife or whatever takes his fancy…NEVER! No sane woman can vote for that…

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  48. From the picture, it looks like HH and Guy Scott have become very close.They are always together now.

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  49. Repeat of history, South/North – East/West – the 1967 Mwansa Kapwepwe/Reuben Kamanga debacle. It may take a hundred years for Zambian politics to straighten-out. The South refused to embrace the East in 1967. I has done so, once again. But as was he case then, so now – the South/North Alliance is a marriage of inconvenience. The South, naturally polygamist, should probably have gone the way of grabbing both the East and the North. Too bad, that could be allowed.

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  50. Oops! So HH has now decided to live without sleeping a wink everyday? I mean now HH must not only remain awake, he must also practice the lessons from driving school ati : As you are driving look out for the driver in front of you, to your right, to your left, behind you, and more importantly the unseen driver. Wow! What a risk to take for the chance to be in state house! The ultimate risk baba!

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  51. How come PF cadres are all over commenting on HH’s running mate? Why do you not take time celebrating your own Running mate Inonge? You have a lot to do for her to pull crowds. For GBM, its natural. You seemk extremely hurt by HH’s decision; why should it be your problem? Focus on your choice; this is HH’s choice. He is smarter than all of you blogging here. Both these men have established and run businesses successfully and you now ridicule them as misplaced. Just swallow it friends. HH successfully worked on your minds to the point everyone is talking about UPND Running Mate. Admit it; HH has outwitted your street smarts…he is a million miles ahead of you all. He is not what he is for nothing. Swallow it and move on.

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    • I just love your thoughts. Couldn’t have said it better. Talk about Mayi Gulu. Viva GBM

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    • When people throw stones at a mango tree,…….know that the fruit is ripe and juicy yellow!

      PF are condemning this alliance cos it is havoc on their hoped for grasp on power. And to you UPND faithfuls, don’t be unruffled by detractors and naysayers. Focus on the ball……
      belo yalila ngilingili…..pf kukomboka….upnd kwingila……(I love this song….sweeter than nakambala sugar and solwezi uchi)

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  52. I just cant understand a young man with a promising political career if he were patient enough to risk his political career mumusango uyu. Pantu nomba chapwa this will be the last time to be leader of UPND, come August 12 UPND will be looking for a new opposition leader, abanobe bakakubutuka nga leprosy!

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  53. HH has handed over the UPND to GBM and Sampa, in the name of regional balancing.
    Oh my! Very sad for the loyal UPND supporters and leaders at various levels. Their chances are gone.
    What has happened to UPND by merely making this choice is that GBM, Miles Sampa, and Lupando Mwape have taken over the party.
    If ECL had left the PF to the dictates of Guy Scott, PF would have lost the election.
    HH choses to make Guy Scott and Sampa his advisors – I feel pity for HH and UPND.
    After 12-Aug-2016, HH is out of the picture.
    The so called regional balancing will take HH out of politics.
    Believe it or not, that will happen because HH will lose the election to ECL, and subsequently UPND to GMB, Sampa and Lupando Mwape. Nevers will be forced to join PF to pursue his political career.
    UPND will…

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  54. Nalumango Could have been a Game Changer True,

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  55. UPND will face popularity struggles as most of the loyal supporters and voters from Southern Province will back out their loyalty. The reformed UPND will attempt to join hands with Rainbow party at the advice of M’membe. This will not work out, and as such GBM, Sampa, and Lupando Mwape will again look for another promising party for better opportunities. That is how once strong UPND will die.

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  56. A marriage of inconvenience that won’t last. watch this space many UPND loyal members are leaving

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    • You once predicted there will be a fallout after the running mate is chosen. UPND is a smart party; you wont see it because it is beyond your comprehension. PF has already lost 3 wards and two parliament seats before the game begins. You all believed GBM had no papers. There you are. sealed. Watch this space; PF has lost this election and your leaders already know. They are trying everything possible to hang on but Zambians have passed a verdict. How does EL win a battle with Mukupa and Bwalya as campaign managers? They are a million times below Depak Patel. UPND can fill Heroes stadium any time without a single musician and only with a day notice. Take it and swallow it.

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  57. LT
    No picture on HH filings. But when ECL did, there were many published here. Whats up? Did HH address his supporters or not? Tell us more

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  58. there is no Bemba vote its also the veil in GBM to SEE HH WHO CALLED SATA CHIMBWI NO PLAN NOW THE SONTABLES ARE SONTING MWEE

    UPND here in Northern is a forgone conclusion NO VOTE VOTE is on PF ONCE BEATEN TWICE SHY BANE TEIMWE BA CHIMBWI UKO KUMUCHINGA NA PA KANONONA

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  59. What has happened to Guy Scott. Maybe I need to educated in this dressing. To office wear down sports wear

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  60. What has happened to Guy Scott. Maybe I need to be educated in this dressing. Top office wear down sports wear

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  61. MILES COULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER CHOICE ALSO BUT HH LOST IT IN THE GBM LUNGU FIGHT AND FAILED TO GAIN SOME VOTES IT WILL BE RESENTMENT FOR GBM ALREADY JUST LIKE HH HAS BEEN RESENTED HIMSELF ALSO

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  62. YES TRUE EVEN GARRY WAS BETTER WHEN YOU LOOK AT ECZ STATISTICS FOR LUAPULA AND NORTHERN AND OR CENTRAL STATISTICS 2010 POPULATIONS YOU WILL REALISE THAT GBM CANNOT DELIVER FOR HH

    GARRY OR MILES OR KASEBA ,BUT OBVIOUSLY NOT RIGHT ,COULD HAVE BEEN A SOFTER PERSON

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  63. GBM = Zambian version of Donald Trump.
    If Republican are now embracing Trump, Zambians also ought to consider embracing this guy despite his dirty mouth, at least he is not scared to vow out what he thinks

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  64. THERE NOW ONLY TWO PARTIES FOR FUTURE PF AND FDD THAT IS WHY TREAKING TO THESE TWO PARTIES BECOMES ATTRACTIVE AS OTHER PARTIES ,UPND INCLUSIVE WILL DISINTERGRATE AS THERE IS NO SOLID GROUND ON WHICH BASED AND LEADERSHIP IS HEAVY AND LITTLE HOPE OF LONGTERM POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

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  65. Wow HH is really desparate for plot 1, he is not really interested in the plight of Zambians. But tongas are so excited because for them the ultimate victory is to be accepted by bembas. Even those diplomats who endorsed HH are now regretting. My vote goes to ECL again

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  66. How can GBM be running mate??!! what comes out of this man’s mouth is utter filth. Why are Zambian’s such fools? I now believe that money can but a lot because we all know that this man has no education. Nonetheless we rejoice at him being running mate, why Zambia? wake up, we will never develop. UPND is now the new PF.

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  67. Guy Scott and gbm have no agenda other than getting at Edgar Lungu. What have they got in common with HH?

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  68. A lot of UPND diehards are now disappointed with the selection of GlioBlastoMa (GBM). They know GlioBlastoMa (GBM) is a disease and a negative force to UPND and the nation at large. Surely this guy can’t even debate parliamentary discussions intelligently, What a blunder!!!! Those who are in support of this move, continue blabbing otherwise UPND have lost it.

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  69. hh kept the name.of gbm to the end because pf was going to block him like they did in kitwe. it was a right strategy.

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  70. This move just shows how desperate and power hungry HH is.

    He is not the right person to govern Zambia.

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  71. If you have an urgly wife.. you have all the reasons to be timid to introduce your wife to the friends or relative… This was the case of HH failure to tell us his newest sleeping partner.. or running male.

    HH has an urgly running mate.. he was forced to introduce him to the public. GBM personality is well know.. do i need to say more.?? ..no need. Good Luck to this newest couple in town.. HH-GBM. Enjoy the honeymoon.

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  72. Kikikikikk awi kuntu waseka. Best news ever! Mwebantu just imagine Gbm in parliament answering questions bearing in mind that this person freaks out on any little thing. God forbid it can never happen. We have well able men and women for Veep but not ba Gbm. Instead of responding to questions i see this man hailing insults and even beating up mps when he fails to answer. Awesure wrong move.

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    • SATA was worse than GBM but you voted him in power. Why the hypocricy you frustrated buggers. GBM will simply be vice and not the president. Was he not Minister of defense in your PF Government, meaning third in command and acted as president at some point. Your hatred for HH will kill you characters. Whether you like it or not you are going on 11/08/2016. Already you have lost three parliamentary seats and plenty of wards you failed to field candidates. This is a game changer bane mukose. After all you are PF, ask your yourself why worrying about HH losing elections?

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  73. Gbm is indeed the worst choice. I am reliably informed a UPND break away party is in offing. After elections HH will retire, GBM will take over and real UPND members will form a new party. Scott will influence a few people in UPND to join UDF and join hands with Kabimba to continue fighting Lungu.
    I feel sorry for HH and his supporters. This what is called POOR FINISHING.

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  74. BE NOTIFIED THAT GBM HAS MONEY NOT FOLLOWERS POLITICALY AND THE BEMBA SPEAKING ARE MORE INDIVIDUALISTIC THAN GROUP MOVING IN TERMS OF POLITICS. LAST PRESIDENTIAL PRODUCED A GOOD PICTURE HOW MILES SAMPA, MUTATI, NEVERS MUMBA, CHIPIMO etc LOST FROM SO CALLED BEMBA LANDS.

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  75. Let’s not forget that under the current constitution the VP is not dismissible as was the case in the last constitution. Under the current situation if the VP is not getting along with the President the VP can even conspire to kill the President and then succeed him… yes people that is the reality of the situation, it’s that ‘simple’. So in addition to your question above I ask, can GBM be trusted??? Now this is a man who fell out with PF coz he could not accept not being president of the PF, i.e. he is power hungry this is something visible on his forehead. Next question, can GBM be controlled??? Especially where he knows he cannot be fired??? Next, a lot has been said about the move of picking GBM as the running mate being the clincher for HH…is it? Let’s ask one question…what…

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  76. If only one can take time and listen to the insults that were said by GBM during the conversation he had with Chilufya Tayali, then, one could safely conclude that GBM is not a Presidential material. It is very easy for the PF to de-campaign GBM because all they can do is to play the recorded insults during their rallies and then ask the audience to think about such a leader. And I believe that is one of the strategies PF will use.

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  77. The problem Is That in Zambia we like voting for the favorite not the best and most of zambians know that HH has been the best since he came on political seen but we prefer sewer than fresh milk. HH now not when he will be old.

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  78. A lot of zambians will vote for Edgar Lungu than hh due to gbm who is a known thug!!!ECL MADE A CLEVER MOVE BY APPOINTING MATURE INONGE WINA AS HIS RUNNING MATE!!!GBM IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL BUT AS USUALL HH ONLY THINKS ABOUT TRIBE.HH THOUGHT THAT BY MAKING GBM HIS RUNNING MATE THEN MANY BEMBAS WILL VOTE FOR HIM-NEVER BABA!!!US BEMBAS ARE NOT LIKE THAT.LET HH SEE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS AND CONFIRM HOW BEMBAS VOTED FOR ECL’S PF DESPITE HAVING GBM,FELIX MUTATI,ETC WHERE IN UPND!!!Patrick Mucheleka lost his Lubansenshi seat under upnd in 2015 too to PF under Edgar Lungu despite gbm campaigning and spending millions of kwacha there.THEN AT PF’S CONVENTION IN KABWE,GBM LOST BADLY DESPITE BRIBING MANY BEMBA PF LEADERS AND GIVING THEM MATRESSES!!THEY JUST ENJOYED HIS STOLLEN…

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  79. Lets call a spade ..BEMBAS cannot be left out in politics coz it will be a mistake by any political party en for this reason no one should claim that Bembas are tribal but language which is spoken all over the country makes it easy to sell to voters. HH and his Haishas have realised that they cant do it for themselves without involving other tribes hence delay to name running mate .I am sure HH had tuff time with his fellow tribalists to choose a Bemba .HH cannot be a good leader coz he is very slow to make decision more especially when his fellow HAISHAS put too much pressure on him .I fill for this country.

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  80. Technically UPND has already lost the elections by choosing a running mate wth questionable……????

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  81. HH HAS DIED POLITICALLY BY CHOOSING GBM

    That ends the political life for HH. Experienced members in UPND told him, advised him, but as usual he had back door meetings with PF defectors. Look, do not expect the PF defectors to have the UPND beliefs and values enshrined on their hearts overnight. They still have the PF hangover. I am told today Emmanuel Chilekwa is re defecting back to his PF to enjoy their old ways. Bad habits die hard. There is a long list coming which I will post around 13 00hrs. Most of these chaps will be in Ndola to announce their defections. Secondly UPND Generals are angry with the latest development because it kicks into the ideals of the party. The GBM is insolent, brutish, a rascal you just need to blog and listen how he insulta in the GBM INSULTS MULENGA SATA…

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  82. Listen how the man insults in “THE GBM INSULTS MULENGA SATA” AUDIO which has gone viral, and I can tell you we do have a problem which will cost us dearly. Why did we have to suffer like this my God!

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  83. Belo yalila ngilingili………..
    Thugs wielding Pangas OUT….Rule of Law IN
    Corruption OUT………Good Governance IN
    Nepotism OUT……….Meritocracy IN
    Road blocks for corruption OUT….Good driving IN
    Tribalism OUT…………Ubuntu IN
    Theft OUT……………….Financial Prudence IN
    Hunger OUT……………Household food security IN
    Violence OUT…………..Peace and love IN
    Discrimination OUT………Respect for All Races IN
    Hyper Inflation OUT………Economic management IN
    Weak Kwacha OUT………Stable Kwacha IN
    Lack of medicine OUT………Good Health IN
    Youth joblessness OUT………Good jobs IN
    University closure OUT………Good education IN
    Lungu~RB~Siliya~Kaingu~PF OUT………HH~GBM UPND IN

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  84. HH has made the biggest mistake of his political career. If anything happens to HH, GBM becomes President. Just Imagine!
    Who wants another uneducated President after seeing what Zuma is doing in South Africa?

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