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It is irresponsible to write to the UN, President Lungu tells HH

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President Lungu greets UPND president Hakainde Hichilema during the memorial service of the Late President Michael Chilufya Sata at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka
FILE: President Lungu greets UPND president Hakainde Hichilema during the memorial service of the Late President Michael Chilufya Sata at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka

President Edgar Lungu has described as irresponsible the decision by United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to write to United Nations (UN) over alleged threats to democracy and rule of law in Zambia.

Mr Hichilema recently wrote to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to seek an intervention over the matter.

Responding to questions from journalists in Livingstone yesterday at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport shortly before his departure for Mongu, President Lungu described the move as irresponsible.

“It is very irresponsible move for Mr Hichilema to write to the UN,” President Lungu said.

Mr Lungu, who addressed a mammoth rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone on Sunday, was yesterday standing inside his vehicle along Musitunya Road while waving at Livingstone residents as the presidential motorcade was going to Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport.

The Zambia Airforce (ZAF) plane, which carried the Head of State, left the airport around 08:45 hours for Mongu to continue drumming up support for the ruling party candidates.

And PF Livingstone Constituency Chairperson Elias Mwila said the huge turnout of Livingstone residents during President Lungu ‘ s public rally was a sign of victory for the ruling party both at parliamentary and local government elections.

Mr Mwila said in an interview yesterday that the ruling party was expected to retain the parliamentary seat and win more than five wards from the 17 wards in Livingstone Constituency.

“As you may be aware, we only had three councillors in the suspended council but we are hopeful that we will have more than five councillors.

“Our campaigns have been fruitful and we have gauged that we are a popular party in Livingstone,” Mr Mwila said.

He also dismissed claims that the ruling party brought cadres fro districts outside Livingstone to fill up Villa Grounds during President Lungu ‘ s public rally.

“It is not true that we hired trucks and buses to ferry people to Villa Grounds from other towns of Southern Province.

“The local people in Livingstone started flocking to Villa Grounds around 13 hours and the Ground was fully packed around 18 hours when President Lungu arrived to address the gathering,” Mr Mwila said.

PF Livingstone Parliamentary candidate Omar Munsanje said the ruling party was ready to carry the day on August 11, 2016 going by the succesful campaigns conducted.

Mr Munsanje, who is former Livingstone District Commissioner, said a lot of people in Livingstone had confidence in the leadership of President Lungu.

He also trashed claims suggesting that the ruling party ‘imported party supporters from other districts on Sunday, adding that those who attended the meeting were local residents.

38 COMMENTS

  1. Writing to the UN does not make any logic and I do not think Bank Moon Kim will waste time on that, he will just file it for records sake but nothing will come from the body. Democracy has been hijacked in many African countries and UN has literally done nothing.

    • Mr. President, Zambia is not a separate planet. Its just one of the countries on planet Earth. Zambia is part of the global village. What you do in this country impacts others. From your reaction I can tell that HH’s letter to the UN has had an impact. The UN must have told you sonething you did not to hear. Well done HH!

    • CHAKOLWA IS SHOWING PANICK. IN VIEW OF YOUR ABUSES OF POWER, IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IN FACT AFTER THE ELECTIONS YOU SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE ICC WITHOUT FAIL. IF HH FAILS TO DO IT, WE, THE CITIZENS, WILL DO IT SO THAT THOSE WHO WILL COME AFTER YOU WILL DRAW A LESSONS FROM THAT. WHAT HH DID WAS TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT THINGS TO FOLLOW. YOU’RE YOURSELF TO BLAME FOR THE ABUSES YOU HAVE BEEN COMMITTING. IT IS ACTUALLY YOU WHO HAVE BEEN IRRESPONSIBLE FOR ABUSING THE POWER ENTRUSTED TO YOU BY THE PEOPLE.

    • The world has changed, the violence in Zambia is bad, these leaders should be held accountable. I saw a video of PF cadres killing a UPND supporter?? where is the Police? Zambians say no to violence and wake up?? politicians are selfish people who want to divide you. We should send them all to the International criminal court. They are not leaders but murderers. It’s a shame that both Lungu and HH have just kept quite letting people kill each other because of their personal interests. Zambia has always been peaceful why should they mess this up in this election?? ECZ are also very weak and corrupt. They should disqualify both leaders.

    • Chakolwa is a mass murderer and a thief. He had presided over a criminal enterprise that has stolen from Zambians and continues to brutalise and kill Zambians. Chakolwa should go to hell. Chakolwa is the devil.

  2. For what? So that UN fixes Zambia economically? Then we suffer and he is happy cause he will not get the pain? What a president. We should not have such a president Aisha.

    • YOU ARE INDEED REALLY DULL LIKE YOUR LUNGU WHO HAS ALREADY DONE WHAT YOU’RE ALLUDING TO. YOUR LUNGU HAS ALREADY MESSED UP THE ECONOMY AND HE HAS ALREADY CALLED IN THE IMF FOR HELP TO RUN THE MESSED UP ECONOMY FOR HIM. THE IMF WILL COME IN AFTER THE ELECTIONS IF LUNGU WINS TO INTRODUCE THEIR HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. LUNGU HAS ALREADY FIXED YOU, LEST YOU DON’T KNOW. ON 11/8 JUST VOTE FOR HH AND UPND.

  3. Yet after that statement, Chagwa made other threats while he was in Western province. This Chagwa will face the Hague soon, and you PF minions should start contributing to his legal fees via MTN mobile money. Mwapya!!

    • Ecl is threatening those who want to bring in Armageddon if they lose. Ecl is on record reminding everyone to concede defeat after losing and to turn to violence. If anyone will be found in the opposite side of the law then he will be met by the equal measure.

  4. I am ashamed that hh has such a following. You people don’t you see the type of man he is? Come on, I would rather vote for Mulyokela.

  5. Hakainde is under five in politics that’s why he always rushes to the outside community for whatever he wants to complain about! Under five politics at play! He wants Zambia to be sanctioned so that all innocent people in Zambia suffer! What an aspiring president! No wonder he will never be president of Zambia. Bedroom issues you bring them out to the public! In Bemba such people in homes who bring out bedroom issues to the public are referred to as bachit….ngo!! Can HH learn to have issues addressed within the boundaries of Zambia. What a leader!!!!!

  6. Lungu you have been making threats to the opposition several times why are you complaining now? No one takes threats lightly.

  7. There was absolutely nothing wrong in HH writing and alerting the UN and others to a potential electoral fraud leading to social strife. It was very responsible and timely for HH to write that letter. Now UN ,AU,SADC and others are alive to a potential “Gbagbo situation” in Zambia and as a result measures are being taken to make sure that situation does not arise in Zambia. Already AU has seen it fit to send Goodluck Jonathan a former Nigerian President to come and observe the elections in Zambia and advise Lungu to handover power peacefully should he lose the election to HH. This Goodluck has already done this and we can see how ECL has cooled down since then. Well done HH for writing that letter which is in the best interest of Zambia. On 11th August we will reward u with our votes…

    • That’s why you end up impounding ecz vehicles for nothing. In the same vein, you will vote for hh for nothing.

  8. Well, It is ore irresponsible for the president to talk as though he is in a bar and issue threats like that! Next time sober up sir! You are a threat to justice, peace and democracy! Advise, never talk as though you are in a bar when addressing the nation!

  9. LUNGU MWANA WAMULUNGU to continue as president up to 2021. Headed to the Copperbelt to cast my vote for him!

  10. It’s also irresponsible to drive a vehicle – or a country – when drunk. Never mind claiming that God appointed you, that’s one for Chainama Hills hospital

  11. And its a curse to have such a president like you,the most incompetent and 1diotic president of the millennium.

  12. A drunkered President, a killer a thief who steals from a widow. What a President. No wonder he is for PF not for me.

    • You have no clue of what you are saying ubwatabwata chabe like a dog which has gone astray.vi upnd mulekula shaa!

  13. Lungu is behaving like a mother who badly mistreats step children and does not want them to report their mistreatment to anyone! HH did the right thing to inform the UN about Lungu’s mistreatment of the opposition.

  14. All institutions of authority are siding with PF, from ZRA, ZP, ECZ, ZAF, Zambia Army, ZNBC, ZNIS to all the public print media. So where do you want him to run? It’s a good and timely move.

  15. UN and AU are big brother. When you are being mistreated, you run to big bro. Ati bedroom issues! Can you call being shot and killed, stripped naked, beaten to death, sleeping hungry, bedroom issues?

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