Given Lubinda at the Results Centre
Given Lubinda at the Results Centre

Lusaka-Kabwata Law-maker Given Lubinda has cautioned UPND leader to take extreme caution in the tone he chooses to in calling the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) ‘biased’ and accusing them of ‘colluding’ with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to allegedly rig the August 11.

The Former Agriculture Minister was reacting to an intense live broadcast of Hichilema’s frustration at the work of the ECZ on Joy FM radio last night which he described as ‘uncalled for, highly inflammatory and has the ability of throwing the country into chaos.’

Below are some of the quotes an ostensibly infuriated Hichilema uttered on his live radio address he gave to local, foreign media and election monitors in Lusaka on 14th August in reaction to what he is calling a ‘rigged election process. These are Hichilema’s words:

“What has happened (the election that has placed Edgar Lungu in the lead) is a military coup on a democratic process. That’s the only way I can describe it

“I invite you to be active (Hichilema did not elaborate on the form of ‘active’ he wants his supporters to take but the message is not lost

“This docility (Zambians are docile according to Hichilema) will damage your families

“Will the election result be free and fair, my answer is NO. The electoral commission is receiving instructions from a participant in the election (Edgar Lungu)

There ae fake ballots inside the ballot boxes (transparent ballot boxes) and figures are changing along the way from polling stations to tallying centre

We could go on but everyone interested in this highly inflammatory statements, especially the police can get it from the radio station in question.

Our main concern is that Mr Hichilema has decided to take his frustrations to a criminal level that has the potential of throwing the country into turmoil.

He has accused President Lungu of colluding with ECZ to steal a victory and cheat intelligent Zambians and at the same time he is calling on the same Zambians to be “active” in quelling a coup.

How does Mr Hichilema even expect a victory of fairness from an ECZ, one of the most respected electoral commissions on the entire continent by calling them inept and compromised? Who advises Mr Hichilema?

We call upon the relevant authorities to protect the integrity of our ECZ and that of the Office of the President and talk to Mr Hichilema to elaborate what he meant by these above “military coup statements.”

Zambia loves its peace, it cherishes it and detests anyone that calls for confusion of any sort.

Need we remind Mr Hichilema that President Lungu responded to each and every prayer call by the church while he on record called it a waste of time, President Lungu signed a Peace Accord with ECZ which he did not?

It is out of order for Mr Hichilema to continue to wantonly insult the ECZ and call on Zambians to be “active” while at the same time risking our cherished peace.

We also ask the international observers, media and local to be cautious in the manner they report on this dangerous man’s frustrations. Hichilema must wait for final official results instead of being the usual political cry baby he is quickly turning into. All peace loving Zambians must disregard his hate and bitter speech.

President Lungu was in church praying for love and unity when Hichilema in his usual arrogance was bossing the ECZ officials and calling for their dismissal in the same manner he called the entire police service MORONS. We are also aware that Hichilema is banking on a government of national unity. It won’t happen.

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  1. VESSEL PF: “requestdockingcoordinates”

    DOCKING STATION:”look for nearest station and guide the ship.”

    VESSEL PF:” condition preventing docking is in effect”

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    VESSEL PF: “all clear DOCKING NOW COMPLETE”

    DOCKING STATION:” good job Captain EL and welcome to State house”

    2016 Edgar has won,,,,

    I thank you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    • ZAMBIANS, we have INDEED BEEN TAKEN FOR A RIDE!!!!!!

      WILL WE ACCEPT TO BE TAKEN FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEAR RIDE WITH BLACKOUTS, UNEMPLOYMENT Whilst CHAGWA & HIS THUGS FILL UP THEIR POCLETS WITH MONEY THEY BORROW ON BEHALF OF US BUT DON’T GIVE US A PENNY??????? WHEN IMF COMES CALLING, THEY WILL SAY TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS WHILST THEY CONTINUE SPLASHING OUT JAMIESON!!!!!!!!!

      THIS IS THE BREAKING POINT!!!! THEY ARE STEALING OUR VOTE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IF YOU DON’T MAKE A STAND – YOU CAN FORGET ANY PROGRESS!!!!!!! COUNT ON MORE HUNGER & JUST KNOW THAT HUNGRY MEN & WOMEN WILL BE ANGRY MEN & WOMEN!!!!!

      THIS IS THE END OF DEMOCRACY AS WE KNOW IT – FROM THIS DAY ON, VOTES WILL BE WORTHLESS, USED TISSUE PAPER WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE!!!!!

      ONLY ACCEPT DULY VERIFIED & COMPLETED FORM G12 FOR ALL…

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    • …..ALL CONSTITUENCIES, LUSAKA INCLUDED!!!

      #CHAGWA THE MURDERER HAS FALLEN & NOW STEALING OUR VOTE!!!!! PamaFI KUYABEBELE!!!

      I thank you!!!

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    • HH is too bitter whatever uncle chintombwa did to him at childhood, must be behind his spiritual struggles. The spirit of bitterness has outgrown in him with corrosive hatred and insolence for others. But we believe he can have a Damascus experience spiritually to eventually give him a human soul. Late Idi Amin like Shaka had similar background of a troubled childhood that manifested rage against everywhere to all fellow human beings. The country must direct prayers on HH in this respect.

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    • HH is mentally unstable. He is a textbook case of grandiose schizophrenia! He thinks the whole country is against him. Very deranged. Basically, he is running cult in Southern Province.

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    • UPND Lets NOT BE DISTRACTED,This move would be falling into the TRAP OF DELAYING RESULTS & ALLOWING TIME FOR RIGGING!!!

      GIVE Ba PamaFI ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG THEMSELVES!!!!!!! THE LONGER THEY TAKE TO RELEASE, THE FEWER EXCUSES & INCREASED PANIC TO MANIPULATE RESULTS & HENCE INCREASED PROPENSITY TO MAKE MISTAKES!!!

      WE ALREADY HAVE ELECTORAL MISAPPROPRIATION ON OUR SIDE, EX-MINISTERS HAD UNFAIR ADVANTAGE/ILLEGAL ADVANTAGE BY HELPING THEMSELVES TO GOVT FUNDS FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNS!!!
      THEIR WINS WILL BE NULLIFIED, BUT WE SHOULD ALSO SEEK TO PROSECUTE FOR DEFRAUDING OF GOVT FUNDS!!!!! THEY HAVE NO DEFENCE FOR HAVING STOLEN THOSE FUNDS – MARTHA PREPARE FOR THAT CASE, RATHER THAN HALTING THE RESULTS PUBLICATION!!!!!!!!!!!

      #CHAGWAMURDERER HAS FALLEN!!!!!!! PamaFI KUYABEBELE!!!

      I thank you!!

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    • I just feel sad for the people HH has been able to DUPE into believing that he is something he is actually not—A NATURAL POLITICAL LEADER. The unfortunate part is that he has even refused to learn from his past delusions.

      This guy will end up exiting the political scene a very sad and mentally ruined individual. Even simple Math seems to have escaped him, and he claims to be an Economist. Bwana, the Math for you to win these elections simply can’t compute. No matter how many permutations you wanna employ, the Calculator is spiting back ERROR, ERROR, ERROR!

      The “TWALAFILILA MUSENGA” mentality is dangerous and unbecoming of someone who purports to be an SDA CHURCH HELDER. Did you skip Sabbath prayers yesterday, Saturday?

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  2. There is no way one can a national state leader over a diverse society if he is the kind that is naturally be overflowing with hatred, bitterness xenophobia for the rest excerpt his village. It is as dangerous as a poisonous chalice can be. He need salvation first and serious counselling to receive his freedom from spiritual strongholds first.

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  3. ZAMBIANS, we have INDEED BEEN TAKEN FOR A RIDE!!!!!!

    WILL WE ACCEPT TO BE TAKEN FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEAR RIDE WITH BLACKOUTS, UNEMPLOYMENT Whilst CHAGWA & HIS THUGS FILL UP THEIR POCLETS WITH MONEY THEY BORROW ON BEHALF OF US BUT DON’T GIVE US A PENNY??????? WHEN IMF COMES CALLING, THEY WILL SAY TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS WHILST THEY CONTINUE SPLASHING OUT JAMIESON!!!!!!!!!

    THIS IS THE BREAKING POINT!!!! THEY ARE STEALING OUR VOTE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IF YOU DON’T MAKE A STAND – YOU CAN FORGET ANY PROGRESS!!!!!!! COUNT ON MORE HUNGER & JUST KNOW THAT HUNGRY MEN & WOMEN WILL BE ANGRY MEN & WOMEN!!!!!

    THIS IS THE END OF DEMOCRACY AS WE KNOW IT – FROM THIS DAY ON, VOTES WILL BE WORTHLESS, USED TISSUE PAPER WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE!!!!!

    ONLY ACCEPT DULY VERIFIED & COMPLETED FORM G12 FOR ALL…

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    • WAPYA MUNZI -SOUTHERN, WESTERN AND NORTH WESTERN IS NOT ZAMBIA. I FEEL PITY FOR THESE THREE REGIONS! IS THERE A WAY THEY CAN SECEDE BEFORE THEY CONTAMINATE THE REST!

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  4. …..ALL CONSTITUENCIES, LUSAKA INCLUDED!!!

    #CHAGWA THE MURDERER HAS FALLEN & NOW STEALING OUR VOTE!!!!! PamaFI KUYABEBELE!!!

    I thank you!!!

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  5. Mr. Lubinda,
    The issue at present is not “heat speech” as you claim, but CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES of your CONVICTED EMBEZZLER leader and his associates. Constitutional rights of Zambians have be violated with arrogant and criminal impunity.

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    • Zambia is a mock-up of a country. It is a failed state where elections are a charade. Lungu made sure his cousin, Chulu, was his Chief Rigger at ECZ. We are all losers here.

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  6. Zambia is bigger than one individual. FELLOW ZAMBIANS PLEASE PLEASE IGNORE THIS M.ORON.AS YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR. PUT ZAMBIA FIRST!!

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    • Which “moron” are you referring to?

      This Given Lubinda?

      I can assure you he is not a moron. Just doing his job of character assassination against his opposition. Why else would he be bringing “prayers” into it?

      The issue here has nothing to do with religion. It is pure and simple. Do we have an honest and accurate election?

      If there is any shadow of doubt, it must be investigated, checked and rectified.

      Not talking about which hypocrites go to which church!

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    • Ha ha ha ha! ??!!! Good joke!

      Lungu in church praying for peace and unity? I think he was more likely to be praying that his rigging plan is working and he can steal the election from the Zambian people!

      And that he will not go to jail for stealing K23 MILLION of TAXPAYERS MONEY!

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  7. BO LUBINDA, YOU ARE A ZAMBIAN I UNDERSTAND AUTHOUGH YOU ARE HALF MWENYE HALF MUNTU.
    THE ISSUE IS NOT ABOUT WHAT BUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING. YOU ARE ONE OF THE LAW-MAKERS BUT YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE NATION, WHEN YOU KNEW VERY WELL THAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO VACATE THE MINISTERIAL OFFICE BUT YOU CLING TO YOUR POWER HUNGRY FOR LEADERSHIP. WAIT VERY SOON YOU WILL BE NULLIFIED WHEN UPND COMES IN POWER THIS AFTERNOON.

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  8. HH has a egocentric problem and I know it all mentality, and these are the reasons he has lamentably failed in politics. Any way calling ECZ names when infact it’s UPND party that has failed it’s self by not engaging competent party members as UPND election monitors at every polling station who could report factual results to UPND senior officials instead illiterate party members were engaged as monitors and didn’t report factual results to UPND, hence HH and entire party should just blame themselves for this mess and not inciting violence in Zambia when he knows very well that he has lost these Elections.

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  9. For now stop attacking HH as an individual, otherwise you are again losing sight of what is wrong.
    The current system is simply not right. All normal thinking Zambians should know this and should work to fix the system and not blaming HH.
    Do you realize and acknowledge that ECL did not play his cards fairly? The Public Media , The Police, Minister, The Kaponyas, etc. all these were rigged even before the elections started.
    It is not right to pretend that all was okay can except HH. The elections ought to be fair but its clear they were not, and instead of us condemning the man behind it, you are condemning the victim. Are you accepting that unfairness election should be the norm or precedence for future election? WAKE UP PEOPLE

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  10. @3 Katondo boys, the senile and bitter upnd cadre, what are you talking about? Do you read and understand world economic events? Do you know El Nino and what drought is? Who cheated you that HH is a magician who can put water in the Kariba dam to end load shedding? Who cheated you if HH came unemployment would disappear? I prefer to believe in a keader whi takes practical steps to solve practical problems, rather than a so called leader who cheats people that he can solve problems with abra cadabra. Look bwana, HH is no solution to any of Zambia’s problems, and even his supporters in strongholds know that. The only thing they want is their tribe in state house, they are least interested in someone who can solve Zambias economic challenges but a tribe in state house. And that is the…

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    • Good for you. Start roiling red carpet for IMF and be prepared to use tar instead of relish

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    • At least HH has A PLAN!

      Much better than Lungus solution – just pray and hope God will fix it!

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  11. It was alleged that in southern province PF election monitors were chased and that it was shown on news that during voting there were checking who somebody was voting for to ensure that everyone voted for HH. If this is true then even the high results for HH in southern province are not credible. It means some people voted against their will out of fear.

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  12. Lungu is a visionless alcoholic who is learning well from his cronies Museveni and Mugabe. Kick that drunk out. He has lost.

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  13. The only thing they want is their tribe in state house, they are least interested in someone who can solve Zambias economic challenges but a tribe in state house. And that is the reason why God will continue to deny this clique leadership of the country. And you will be denied painfully with the narrowest of margins at the ballot.
    HH stands a better chance of becoming president of Zambia by joining the national PF than remaining in hisvregional UPND. Just look at the voting pattern 44,000 votes to 300, are those normal human beings? I expect that even GBM has now seen the tribal nature of “his” party and that he is being used (they have already started calling bembas names as monkeys)
    I wouldnt be surprised if today GBM realised that he has betrayed his clan and ditch the UPND today…

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  14. I expect that even GBM has now seen the tribal nature of “his” party and that he is being used (they have already started calling bembas names as monkeys)
    I wouldnt be surprised if today GBM realised that he has betrayed his clan and ditch the UPND today without delay. I hope you are reading this GBM.

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  15. Take it from me, the interests of ALL Zambians are safe under ECL. On the other hand the interests of the few Zambians who belong to southern region may be safe under HH. I say “maybe” in reference to the conflict over grazing land between ine individual HH and 60 village families in Namwala, what more if HH was given state power, surely even tongas will not be safe.

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  16. Lubinda you are a useless thief young man. We wants results on G12 form or a recount. shut up young man.

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  17. Upnd chaps your type of voting is not all about who should bring development but what tribe someone is.

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    • Observer honestly speaking who is better between HH and ECL tribe and party aside? only a retard would fail to get the correct answer

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  18. I thought Lubinda was one of the few intelligent chaps in PF so dullness can spread from one person to the other? My advise to this former illegal minister is to patiently wait for the ruling of the constitutional court because your short lived victory of kabwata will soon be taken away due to unwise decision made by ECL and not HH who you jealously hate with all your heart

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  19. Why not wait for what is happening. The regional voting was more pronounced. No need of tribal calling here. Given left when Sikota was defeated by HH and he is still bitter himself.

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  20. HH, provide tangible evidence rather than just ranting. Read the EU, AU, Carter Centre and SADC election reports.
    “Free, fair and a genuine reflection of the will of Zambians”
    Is HH saying all these are part of the alleged rigging? UPND supporters get real.

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  21. Lubinda Just start Dununaling The Refunds I dont think you will even go into Parliament Because the Learned Lawyers Have Aready prepared the cases Against you all including Kambwili ……. When your Spokes person speaks –Fr Bwalya and Kambwili against HH its good speach

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  22. No wonder the young man is referred to as under five politician. Only someone not matured would utter such statements. i pity UPND

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  23. Guys,
    The votes from the Copperbelt parliamentary elections is an accurate barometer to judge President Lungu’s popularity.
    Despite the widespread job losses, they still elected PF members of parliament.
    That is testimony to the PROFOUND CONFIDENCE THEY HAVE IN PF…AND PRESIDENT LUNGU.
    Why can’t HH accept that he has failed.
    His untrammeled arrogance has finally caught up with him!
    The man is out touch with the Zambian people, period
    Get ready for President ECL’s inauguration

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  24. Fact checking. The current occupant of state house has just continued the reckless attitude e.g. the president has directed that they should build a school at village ‘x’ (un planned), the president has directed the police to arrest ‘y’ (undermining the independence of government bodies). The president at the official opening of a toilet in Chawama (the are way to many government representative who can do this, eg minister ), government has borrowed ‘xyz USD’ to dig a drainage (borrowing at any rate kills the future generations). Traveling around the country in political regalia (sign of division), dancing everywhere ‘instead of articulating issues – not even able to debate’ , chartering planes while we no clean water Lusaka the supposed to be great green garden city. Zambia’s…

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  25. A performing government must invest in human capacity development (literacy + skills), Providing working health care, economic and energy diversification. Planned infrastructural development. Reform public service and eliminate waste in government expenditure. Most Zambians do not know the implication of their vote.

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  26. Actually one just needs to help Zambians without actually telling them about it because with most Zambians its hard if not impossible to have a constructive conversation about any important topic.

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  27. As far as concerned there is no credibility left in the current ECZ and ZP. About Lubinda, he should understood that people have the right to express their feelings and to say what they think without intimidation. We all love peace but peace in Zambia has been taken for granted. People must act this time. #ZambiaElectionRiggingEnoughIsEnough

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  28. We refuse to used as TOOLS TO FORGE the UPND leader into becoming the President by hook or crook. We already decided through VOTING and are just waiting for the final whistle. If he wins well and good, and when he looses he should accept the consequences. Those that want to fight- Please join “oriental boxing”. That’s where they pay you for fighting.

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  29. We don’t want to fight. We just want our votes to be counted. We want to live in our own country and live life as human beings. Look at examples of failure all around, Burundi (Nkurunziza), Congo (Kabila), Uganda (Museveni), Zimbabwe (Mugabe), SA (Zuma), No no guys enough is enough

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  30. He will never be President in Zambia! Next time he should contest as an MP for Bwengwa! He will make it!

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