UPND Chawama Rally
UPND Chawama Rally

The United Party for national Development (UPND) has that it find it hard to believe that an approval was granted by the department of Civila Aviation to fly a Helicopter over the site of a UPND rally in Chawama dragging a Vote Edgar Lungu banner, while the crowd below waited to hear their leadership team speak.

In a statement released to the media, the party wondered who in the Department of Civil Aviation cleared the chopper to fly at a UPND rally, which they described as a clear violation of the electoral Act.

The Party has since called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to act immediately to show that such blatant disregard of legal requirements concerning elections are treated with the seriousness they warrant.

Below is the full statement

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

The Latest Show of PF Lawlessness

In their latest show of wanton lawlessness and intent to provoke the
opposition the PF has today flown over the site of our rally in Chawama dragging a Vote Edgar Lungu banner, while the crowd below waited to hear our leadership team speak.

We find it hard to believe that approval was granted for such a venture, particularly given strict requirements and procedures that have seen us grounded several times simply because a supposed VIP is touring in the same province as us.

The Department of Civil Aviation who cleared the chopper have done so in clear breach of the Electoral Process Act. The ECZ must act immediately to show that such blatant disregard of legal requirements concerning elections are treated with the seriousness they warrant.

Furthermore, the clear intent to provoke by PF at a rally when our supporters turned out despite intimidation and the terrible events of July 8th is highly irresponsible and shows their complete lack of regard for law and order, as well as their lack of genuine commitment
to promoting peace and unity.

Stephen Katuka
UPND Secretary General

PF Choppers flying over UPND Rally
PF Choppers flying over UPND Rally
UPND Chawama Rally
UPND Chawama Rally
PF Choppers flying over UPND Rally
PF Choppers flying over UPND Rally
UPND Chawama Rally
UPND Chawama Rally
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41 COMMENTS

  1. These are the same people calling for fake prayers for peace while holding a panga in the other hand and provoking their opponents. Shame

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    • I thought that Upnd say that Ecl is not fit to lead this country because he is just a drunkard from CHAWAMA. I’m surprised that they still went to chawama to ask for votes. So chawama people are human beings after all!

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    • PF are thugs and they misunderstand prayers to me, time to re-energize for more violence. Only the blind attend those evil and ill prayers theirs organized by Christians for Lungu and not for Jesus.

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    • then some people are too prone to provocation eish. they may end shooting at mosquito with AK47, too angry guys. cool down…lo lo lo.. mangalofye ata, after all we are all nshima eaters.

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  2. First things first, there’s no department of civil aviation in Zambia but Zambia civil aviation authority. Secondly, Zambia Civil Aviation Authority doesn’t issue such permits but ZAF. So please stop accusing innocent guys imwe ba chimbwi vi upnd. Stop being cry babies for once

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  3. Cry babies you where on the ground and we were in the air space. Your permit was on the ground not in the air space.

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  4. ATI NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYERS! ALL THOSE ATTENDING WHAT IS SAID NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYERS ARE PRAYING LUNGU AS THEIR god AND NOT THE TRUE WORSHIP WHEN EDGAR CONTINUES WITH MOCKERY ACTIVITIES.
    IF TRUE THEY ARE REAL PRAYERS, LET US SEE THE VIOLATOR BAD PLAGUE ( OMEN) HAPPEN TO HIM IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE HE IS BLASPHEMING. REMEMBER IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH STATES ” ONE WHO INSULTS THE SON OF MAN SHALL BE FORGIVEN BUT HE WHO INSULTS THE SPIRIT OF GOD SHALL NEVER BE FORGIVEN”. WHAT I MEAN IS ALL ZAMBIANS ARE TALKING ABOUT VIOLENCE FREE, WHEN OTHERS ARE PROVOCATIVE.

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    • Imagine what would happened had that been a upnd stunt. I bet you the police or somebody would have shot the chopper down. They would have claimed the act posed a threat to the security of the president.

      There is no morality in Zambian politics. Pure manure!

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  5. If UPND had done that, it would have been a crime. And Lungu would have issued harsh instructions while pretending not to be involved. Shame

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  6. THE BELOVED PARTY PF MISBEHAVED HERE, PERIOD. YES PF WILL WIN BUT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT. CALL A SPADE A SPADE.

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    • Bravo!
      That is the type of thinking we want among Zambians regardless of party affiliation, if its wrong, don`t defend it.
      Thumbs up @Chisenga !!! I am sure you noticed the amount of stupidity displayed here, one wonders what these people have in their heads.

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  7. Shame on you all PamaFi supporters, for you claim to be violent free but you went to provoke the upnd peaceful rally. We know your plans,I grantee you that God is watching.

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  8. PF are morons indeed. Can’t understand their desperation. Let them wait for 11-08-16 patiently if they will carry the day… It seems they have realized that its not all rosy for them – been dununing reverse in all fronts and now its tooo late to dununa forward. Sunckers you should grow up upstairs.

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  9. I think HH misses an important point? What is the chopper had, God forbid, crashed on to the people on the ground? It would be a tragic accident without proportions! This act in itself re-inforces the fact that ECL needs to be voted out for disrespecting the rule of law and an abusing state assets.

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  10. Expect Lazy Bum Lungu to be church talking about peace tomorrow…the bum is either too weak or just useless

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  11. Ba UPND, use precedent and apply for licenses to fly banners of your campaign banners around Lusaka.

    Act….stop complaining!!!

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  12. Mwemashilu all PF Cadres on the forum. You are Lucky I don’t have supernatural powers..I was going to visit each of you and teach you a lesson. You are the people giving Zambians a headache. A once peaceful nation turned violent because of you. Mashuka sana.

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    • P.F, IS A PARTY FULL OF UNCIVILIZED BARBARIC [email protected] WHO LACK ANALYTICAL THINKING CAPACITY!!
      They would leave a can of poison in the kitchen next to foodstuffs, or a loaded firearm within reach of a child, & if any sane person lectured them on the dangers of such risky behaviour due to potential dangers of accidental injury or death, they would respond by insulting you, & saying, the poison is there, but not for eating, & I’ve instructed the child not to play with the loaded Gun. Sadly their leaders think alike.
      Vote these G00Ns in, & see Zambia turn into an open Sewer.

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  13. UPND, remember the President was in Kasama and GBM went there and Radio Mano hosted him and aired his conference at his residence. What did you say? You said Ba Kapokola baloba ilyauma yet it was provocation but to you it was ok.

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  14. When applying for a clearance for that flight no one mentioned that it would also drag a banner. In fact no one was supposed to mention because boma no boma right? Wrong!!! Its because a banner is just a piece of cloth like any other. I see no harm in dragging it as a campaign strategy.

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  15. Today u condemn churches,tomorrow u will condemn president lungu next day u will condemn God,be wise and be a great analyst.

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  16. UPND and ECZ should condemned the actions of the appearance of the plane carrying a PF banner as it is disgusting and a cowardly move. This is not fair politics and Lungu should be ashamed of himself because he’s been caught with his pants down too many times. This act is completely and “unbelievably tasteless”, and “completely disrespectful”. PF… “Flying your plane over the UPND rally is beyond low.” Have some self-respect and disappear!” This is sickening disrespect for the opposition! PF it’s nice seeing massive rallies in full attendance right? Well find your own people then!

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  17. Looking at this aerial scenario, I see PF spying while trying to steal voters. Has nothing to do with innovation and if that were the case, then people would not be losing jobs, getting killed, corruption would drop, Kwacha would have appreciated, would have seen Lungu on a presidential debate including British interview he chickened out. The banner move can be harmful due to safety standards, especially if those flying it were under the influence of alcohol. And if everyone started applying for licenses to spy or disrupt rallies, only becomes chaotic? Think long-term not short term.

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  18. This is campaign period as long as you are not killing each other, it is do or die time, one has got to plan to woe votes. What did you expect that you go to ECL’s place and nothing happens, grow up be innovative stop crying all the time? Mukose politics are not for babies. Even though it is campaign period we should have funny.

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