UPND campaign manager Depak Patel
UPND campaign manager Depak Patel

ZAF Interfering With UPND Campaign Again

Once again we are seeing the Zambian Air Force interfering with our campaigning schedule after cancelling our flying permit to Luapula at late notice with the sole intention of disrupting our rallies, draining our resources and further fanning the tensions on the ground being felt across Zambia. The following airspace clearance certificate demonstrates the illegal and provocative behaviour we face. We have now lost a major rally plan.

The Zambian Air Force is funded by the tax payer and their role is to be neutral. Unfortunately senior officials within the Air Force, including Colonel Jere, are abusing their power, corrupting our society, and demolishing the public’s faith in democracy. It is time for them to go.

We have made it clear to these officials that they need not fear us when we come into power. We are not the tyrannical brutes that we see in the PF, we just want to do the best for our country, create jobs for our people and fix our broken economy. Colonel Jere and his thuggish tactics represent everything that is deplorable about PF’s regime, but we shall allow them to enjoy their retirement.

We call on all Zambians and all stakeholders to stand steady and resolute. If PF think they will frustrate us, they are in for a shock. We are not relenting, if it means us traversing Luapula on bicycles to spread our message of hope, we shall do just that.

Dipak Patel
Campaign Manager

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Cry babies! You are heading for defeat. My advice is use the new pedicle road….it’s quick quick.

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    • EVERY ZAMBIAN WITH A PROGRESSIVE MIND HAS COME TO A CONCLUSION THAT LUNGU’S GOVERNMENT IS A MEDIOCRE AND A LYING GOVERNMENT. THE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY THIS GOVERNMENT BORROWED FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD HAVE GIVEN ZAMBIA A LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE IF THESE SCANDALOUS PF LEADERS DID NOT STEAL IT. UNFORTUNATELY THEY LOOTED MOST OF THAT MONEY THEY BORROWED, AND THEY ARE STILL LOOTING THE NATIONAL TREASURY. WE HAVE THIEVES IN GOVERNMENT WHO ARE ONLY SERVING THEMSELVES. AS ZAMBIAN PEOPLE, WE NEED TO STAND UP TOGETHER AND UNITE OUR VOTES BY VOTING FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM IN ORDER TO EFFECT CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT THIS AUGUST. WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING TREATED LIKE DOGS AND CRIMINALS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY UNDER PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU WHO IS ONLY SERVING A FEW OF HIS FRIENDS AND HIS FAMILY…

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  2. Not now boy. If you know that you are winning why frustrate upnd imwe ba chimbwi. No relanting it’s forward now. We want genuine sober leaders to lead this nation now.

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  3. The Air commander made it clear that he will not allow UPND to fly to these areas to campaign its there on LT archives..

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  4. But is President Lungu’s campaign team not travelling there, too? After all UPND has been allowed to be there on a number of occasions. Let UPND also allow the President’s team to be there, too. Am sure ZAF is doing this to secure the security of the Presidential team.

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  5. The difference is simple,,,ECL is the Head of State&Commander Inchief of the Armed Forces!!!hh is just a kaponya aspiring to be president “not yet one” ZAF made it clear that nobody will be allowed to fly were the President goes,,,very simple instructions,meanwhile Vote ECL&the PF

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  6. The explanation ZAF has given is simple and straight forward. ‘There will be VVIP movement in that area’ So in English they mean they wont allow funny choppers with an overweight passenger to be flying around Luapula like an evil spirit, waumfwa ?

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    • Bemba’s 4 updown wandepula!!!kikikiki ya ati like an evil spirit!!!ZAF gave simple instructions that where the ECL goes no foreign chopper will be allowed,,,simple instructions indeed!!!Vote ECL

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  7. Mwenye mopusa. Just go to india and try those st.upid politics of disrespect there. The President is flying around Luapula and no f00l should also fly around like a mad man. You don’t see how traffic is stopped when the Presido is driving on roads. The same with flying iwe idi0tic mweneye

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    • There is nothing wrong with the cancellation. The President will be in Luapula for 3 days and during that time no planes or choppers can be flying anyhow in that area. Edgar is the country’s president not just a political party president so don’t equate yourself to him ba GBM, its a matter of security.

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  8. Cheap politics. We do they want to follow the president? UPND has been to Northern, Muchinga, Eastern, Luapula, CB, Central and when President says he wants to go to Luapula, they also announce they are going there. Useless morons

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  9. LUNGU MUST ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE ATROCITIES HE HAS COMMITTED AGAINST THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. LUNGU HAS KILLED AND MAIMED A LOT OF ZAMBIANS EVER SINCE HE BECAME PRESIDENT BY ABUSING THE STATE APPARATUS. LUNGU HAS PLUNGED ZAMBIA BACK INTO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WHEN AFRICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD HAD SEVERAL DICTATORS. WE NEED TO REMIND EDGAR LUNGU THAT WE ARE A DEMOCRACY. OUR PARENTS FOUGHT FOR DEMOCRACY IN OUR LAND, WHY SHOULD WE ALLOW LUNGU TO STEAL IT AWAY FROM US? YOU GUYS IN ZAF BE OF SOBER MIND. KNOW THAT THE FREEDOM WHICH HH AND THE UPND TEAM ARE FIGHTING FOR IS FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, AND YOUR CHILDREN’S SAKE. STOP BLOCKING UPND. ALLOW THOSE ZAMBIANS TO FREELY SELL THEIR MANIFESTO TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. LET THE ZAMBIANS JUDGE BETWEEN THE LEADERS WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE FROM ARMED…

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  10. ZAMBIA IS A FAILED STATE UNDER EDGAR LUNGU’S LEADERSHIP. IT IS VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION, THREATS,POLICE BRUTALITY EVERYWHERE. ZAMBIA HAD NEVER BEEN LIKE THIS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF FOUR FORMER PRESIDENTS OF OUR REPUBLIC. LUNGU’S MUSLIM FAITH BACKGROUND, COMPOUNDED BY HIS ILLNESSES INCLUDING EPILEPSY AND HIV/AIDS EXPLAIN HIS SPORADIC BEHAVIOR AND MOOD SWINGS. THIS GUY IS NOT NORMAL. HOW CAN SUCH A SICK PERSON BE GIVEN THE POWERS OF A PRESIDENT TO INSTRUCT POLICE AND ARMY? DO YOU THINK SUCH INSTRUCTIONS WOULD BE SAFE TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA, AND TO ALL LIFE AT LARGE. AS ZAMBIANS, WE ARE IN FOR IT, AS LONG AS WE HAVE LUNGU AT STATE HOUSE. GOVERNANCE IS NOT A SMALL JOB, IT IS NOT A JOKE. IN OTHER COUNTRIES SOMEONE WHO IS SEEKING THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT MUST HAVE HIS BRAIN SCREENED TO ASSESS…

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  11. Pamusula obe ati truth epaba Zambia is a failed State!!!fyonse Imwe mufimwena mu “CHUUNDU”!VOTE ECL

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  12. The greatest mistake that we Zambians made was to elect Lungu as State President. In January 2015 we did not know Lungu that much but his stealing of client’s money and the violent and irregular manner in which he grabbed the PF Presidency indicated taletell signs ahead. Lungu during the last 16 months has revealed his true character. Lungu is not humble or Godly. He is a thug,brutal, violent and dictatorial. If Lungu succeeds in rigging the upcoming elections then Zambians will regret ever electing Lungu to be President. Zambia will become another failed state Ugandan and Zimbabwean style. We have to stop Lungu and his visionless and violent PF. On 11th August Zambians have a chance to redeem themselves by electing Team HH & GBM under UPND.

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  13. Dipak the Indian has spoken! If you are not happy with what Jere is doing at ZAF, well Brexit, go back to India, finish!

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  14. Message is very clear…let the evil spirits be grounded..they can contaminate the president . UPND was given permit and went in to Luapula some few days ago. What have they forgotten already which they want to remind people?

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