FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press
FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press

The FDD says rumours linking them to a pact with the PF are malicious lies concocted by the enemies of the party who are feeling the heavy presence of the FDD on the ground and have realised that they cannot win this election with the necessary 50%+1 due to the FDD factor.

Party Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza described the people perpetrating the rumour as charlatans bent on discrediting Party President Edith Nawakwi and mislead the voters as well as make party members believe that the party has been sold to the PF.

“The rumours that FDD is entering in a pact with PF are malicious lies concocted by the enemies of FDD who are feeling the heavy presence of FDD on the ground and have realised that they cannot win this election by 50%+1 due to the FDD factor.

“These charlatans are trying their best to discredit President Edith Nawakwi and mislead the Zambian voters and confuse the FDD membership by fabricating all sorts of political hogwash to paint President Nawakwi as a sellout who has abandoned the cause to liberate Zambia from the the jaws of poverty with a ministerial position. They want to confuse our members into believing that FDD has been auctioned to PF,” he said.

He further stated that there are number of reasons why people should dismiss the rumour with the contempt it deserves among them that constitutionally anybody who loses an election is not eligible for appointment as a Minister.

He also called on Journalists to check for facts before publishing whatever comes out of the mouths of politicians because most politicians just say things to save their interests.

Highlighted below are what Mr Mwanza says should be taken as facts.

I want to categorically state the following

1. There is no pact between FDD and PF. It’s all lies.

2. President Edith Nawakwi is running for the Presidency of the Republic of Zambia on the singular FDD ticket

3. Madam Nawakwi is not interested in being a Minister. She has served this country as a full cabinet minister in four different ministries and she is now ready and able to serve as the Republican President. She is not going to relegate herself to a minister.

4. Constitutionally anyone who loses an election is not eligible to be appointed Minister

5. FDD has grown and cannot be ignored anymore. We are in this race to win and not just to participate. We have fielded credible and strong candidates countrywide and we will win lots of seats in Parliament and the Local Government. There is no doubt about that.

6. Our opponents are feeling our presence and they have realised that FDD is a force to reckon with. They can’t ignore us. They can only pretend but they know that in this election FDD is a serious factor and an equal competitor that is why they are now panicking and fabricating all sorts of lies to try to derail our momentum. Bola nayikosa. It’s 50%+1

7. We want to urge our members, sympathisers and all the voters nation wide to treat these lies with the contempt they deserve. Do not despair. Soldier on. Don’t get discouraged. We are matching to the finish line. Nimayofye

A named news paper yesterday published a story accusing FDD President as being offered a ministerial job as Finance Minister by the PF when they are re-elected in the forthcoming polls.

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51 COMMENTS

  1. It’s because UPND are panicking, time is catching up with them and it’s the last trial for HH. So they have colluded with their previous worst enemy, the Post newspaper in desperation. Just read HH’s watchdog online, they are inciting the country to go to war. But Zambians know and seeing through their lies and are going to show it in three weeks time. Edgar Lungu is getting the sympathy for all the wild allegations. PF is an organisation and is broad based, not UPND that is personal vehicle for HH. The so called crowds, UPND is displaying will disappoint you as the vote is secret. If it’s crowds display that matter, why didn’t UPND win last year by elections, because you displayed crowds all over. Besides, Felix Mutati, katele Kalumba, Lumpa Kalumba and many others who campaigned…

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    • Ba Nawakwi is finishing herself politically. She has shown her true colors that Zambians can not trust her with National matters. I thought the woman was intelligent but she is not. She changes like a chameleon and there is no consistency.

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    • I commend Zambia watchdog for releasing the latest recording of Davies Chama and Chikwanda giving details of where my tax for last for last month will be spent (Funding PF candidates and cadres).

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    • Musemuna do you sleep pali HH? Am sure even when you do sleep you dream you only dream HH and UPND. I can organise some sleeping pills for you. The article is about minister Nawakwi not HH.

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    • What Antonio Mwanza doesn’t know is that, Edith Nawakwi is doing the contagious pathological Donchi Kubeba lies on gullible FDD & Zambian people at large.
      Most informed voters know Nawakwi’s political anxieties & addictions of illicit deals including the infamous Carlington Maize Scandal of which $55 million dubious vanished when she was Finance Minister. FTJ demoted Nawakwi to the Labor ministry for her corrupt & scandalous manuovers.
      Antonio you’re a young, diligent & futuristic leader, don’t let rotten tomatoes spoil your political stew. Wake up now.
      Viva HH!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • May be you are right Spellcheck. Kabili tumfwa ati HH ni Satanis’t kabili ni mason. Musemuna afwile nacula kukumukama pamukoshi ubushiku.

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    • @Musemuna Daka
      No we are not scared. We do not depend on and have never depended on government handouts like some folks here have. We are hard workers and lose or win, we are sticklers. WE SHALL VOTE UPND and whatever Ms Nawakwi says and does is of no consequence to us. She has developed the habit of double speaking. She criticizes our candidate and calls him all sorts of names and praises Lungu in the same line and you expect us to shut up. No we are not panicking and we simply have said BRING IT ONNNNNN! Those of us who are genuine will not even insult her, we simply say madam good luck!

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    • Ugh Lusaka Times!?!
      Is the moderation in being purely critical of irregularities in PF a way to discourage diversity of views whilst those glossed with insolences’ in their comments are not moderated?
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • These accusations, bwana FDD spokesman stems from your president’s statements that “Don’t vote for HH” and ends there. Why don’t you add “Don’t vote for HH nor ECL and vote for EN”?Then you shall be taken seriously.
      In this statement you come out on the 50+1 in a manner that suggests FDD will not achieve it, so ” Tufilile munsenga” as one local language saying goes. You are there as spoilers.
      You position yourselves as very unlikely winners and we want to hear more of yourselves than HH whom you are unconsciously campaign for.

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    • NAWAKWI IS MANTOOMBWA ANYWEBO BASA. WE SHOULD’T WASTE OUR TIME TALKING ABOUT ARROGANT NAWAKWI WHO IS BUSY DIVIDING THE VOTES OF THE OPPOSITION. IF NAWAKWI WAS NOT SELFISH, SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE UPND ALL HER VOTES SO THAT THE OPPOSITION UPN CAN SCORE 80% VOTES. ANYWAY WHAT MATTERS IS WINNING, AND WITHOUT NAWAKWI HH IS SCORING 73% VOTES. VIVA CHANGE VIVA! VIVA HH VIVA!

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    • I was a proud supporter of my fellow women but problem is:
      1. She talks too much for no good reason.
      2. There is fulltime proof that she is pro-PF (wait and see how she’ll support Lungu in case there is need for a re-run).
      3. Her speech is always filled with rage and bitterness.
      I’m discouraged; clearly no future here

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    • Madam, too late to defend yourself. We’ve all seen your unwavering support for A Lungu. Who are you cheating?

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  2. FDD is just a useless party and is reason why it only got a total 12,000 votes throughout the country during the last election and that figure represented less than 1% of the voters at that time. I will definitely not be surprised to see those rumors coming to pass.

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    • Ba Nawakwi, be mature. You have some this to yourself by always attacking UPND. It means that is a shared enemy between yourself and Lungu.

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  3. The two faces of FDD, Nawakwi and her toy boy Antonio. Some parties are just time wasters.

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  4. UPND is planing to rig the elections.Infact ba PF should be very careful especially in southern province,part of wetern,North western part of central province.UPND is planing to engage all UPND supporters to conduct elections.They will be jst marking voter registers and ballot papers.UPND is planing to use southern province to win elections .PF should send monitors who are not tongas in these areas.According to the information on the ground,they want to use some pipo who are who tongas who claim to be PF but are UPND.Therefore we urge govt to send men n women in uniform who come from other areas to monitor the elections.This what they did in 2015 jan but it couldn’t work coz they failed to get enough votes in Lusaka and CB.This party is so violent and can kill to send a tribalist to…

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  5. FLASHBACK 17 JULY 2001
    Stop insulting me, Chiluba tells Nawakwi
    President Frederick Chiluba has asked FDD secretariat chairperson Edith Nawakwi to stop insulting him “because this is how a nation begins to slide into civil war”.
    Addressing Chawama residents to drum up support for his party’s candidate in Chawama by-election Lindon Mfungwe, President Chiluba said his silence on Nawakwi’s remarks did not mean that he was afraid of hitting back but respected politics of peace and stability.

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  6. Antonio Mwanza seems to talk sense but on this one he is lost.Can Mwanza explain why his FDD President keeps on attacking another Opposition Leader and Party not in govt?Yr Edith Nawakwi has told people not to vote for HH and implicitly saying People should vote for ECL and PF. Yr boss is not bothered about the suffering that Zambians are going thru as a result of Lungu’s misrule and mismanagement of the economy but wants to join the PF gravy train. We know that Nawakwi corruptly made money out of the maize deal during the Chiluba days when she was Minister of Finance and Is missing the PF gravy train. How can an opposition party decampaign another Opposition Party? HH is not in govt so why is Edith Nawakwi attacking HH and UPND? Mwanza is In the wrong party and in Edith Nawakwi FDD has…

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  7. For sure Bola naikosa and this under 5 party with the Past Newspaper are becoming desperate with lies. Ama politics teyabana!

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  8. Instead of you (FDD) telling us not to vote for UPND you should be telling us why we should vote for you or better still tell us the part you want us to vote for and why we should vote for that part.

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  9. Check on Facebook and listen to the two Pf thugs how they are using your money….Pf more money in your pockets…its only for Pamafi cadres

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  10. She may not be in a pact with the devilish PF but she is definitely campaigning for them. She thinks UPND is currently in power and messing up the economy and not PF and therefore must not be voted for. Her frustrated feelings emanate from the realization that UPND will win the election and perform so well that parties like hers and Lungu’s will be completely irrelevant, obsolete and unnecessary. That’s what’s giving her nightmares and sleepless nights.

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  11. Does Zambianwatchdog still exist? If so, is it normal people that read it? I have heard about the defunct Post and the now human waste called Mmembe.

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  12. THESE TWO CHAPS NAWAKWI & HH COULD HAVE TEAMED UP TO LIBERATE US FROM THE CURRENT LAWLESSNESS AND MEDIOCRITY BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH POWER HUNGRY. COMING TO THE ISSUE OF DESCRIBING OTHERS AS SATANISTS, IT IS THE GREATEST CANCER WE HAVE IN AFRICA, WHENEVER SOMEONE SUCCEEDS, ITS SATANISM. WHAT TYPE OF THINKING IS THIS? LEARN TO APPRECIATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED SOMETHING

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  13. Why should opposition parties be fighting instead of fighting the ruling party? Why are they in opposition? I don’t understand why the party in opposition can continue fighting another opposition party it doesn’t make sense.

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  14. Well!! you cant help but wonder why Edith is behaving as though UPND is the party in government by the shes attacking them. When Jimmy Carter first came to Zambia in to help the opposition he stressed out the importance of a unite opposition, right now there is only one common enemy….The ruling party.

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  15. All the stories by HH, UPND, defunct Post, etc are hogwash.
    But my reasoning tells me that in the event of going to the second round, none of the parties including FDD is crazy enough to align themselves to HH. You simply have to be a mad person to do so, the arrogance, the insults, the chuundu tribal traits, the dishonesty of HH is appaling. Didnt FDD try an alliance with UPND before. What happened tells the story and today HH can even imagine that Nawakwi has forgotten the way she was treated? Come on guys give me a break!

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    • You are just a “terrible” waste of words!

      YOU…give US…. a break from your drivel!

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    • Ar.sewhore!! Give yourself a break mother fuc.ker!! It is not our job to give id.iots like you their breaks!!

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  16. I respect Nawakwi, but she only would only have to listen to her recordings in the last few days to realise that her attacks have been aimed almost exclusively at HH. even she would suspect that she has entered into a Pact with PF.

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  17. If you have not made up your mind on whom to vote for at this stage then you are an imbecile.

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  18. Ba Lusaka Time nebeve. How can the word I.M.B.E.C.I.L.E be sensored as though it is an insult? I wonder.

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  19. The young man Antonio have been quite inspiring. Now with this, it is now clear that there is a PACT with PF to ensure FDD garners enough votes to force a re-run. Then jump over to PF with job offers. THAT IS BEING A SPOILER and not a competitor. IF only you loved you country you would not do this… BUT INSALA….. what do you do! we understand you.

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  20. FDD… Party yama cheeky! Anyway it pays to be determined and stay focused in the long run ?…!

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  21. The madam should be thinking seriously about getting married,TIME IS NOT HER BEST ALLY….and i am sure Antonio can take up that position…..stop wasting time and playing hide and seek with people…we know you are masquerading as FDD but supporting PF morons and we are just asking you humbly not to destroy the Zambian people,s wish to change leadership,if you so wish please come out in open so that we know where to position.

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  22. BA NAWAKWI I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU BECAUSE NO NORMAL WOMAN CAN VOTE FOR HER BECAUSE SHE MESSED UP FOR HER SELF IN THE PAST AT KUTI BAKUPOKA ABALUME.

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  23. The bigger chalartan is Nawakwi herself. Always talking rubbish unnecessarily. [email protected] has bought you with a position sure? Join us in winning team UPND and make yourself useful

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  24. I commend Nawaki, no finger pointing and naming the other parties. CLEAN
    I wonder how ECL or HH would have addressed the same point

    Would have witnessed RUBBISH

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  25. The problem is that other people think they have won already, how do you say we won’t accept a loss? Before you play the game you want to win? No matter how big your crowds are you will never know how people will vote! So let us stop insulting each other and wait for August 11th, insults never win votes.

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