GBM , Miles Sampa and Nevers Mumba in the audience
FILE: GBM , Miles Sampa and Nevers Mumba in the audience

United Democratic Forum (UDF) President Miles Sampa says he respects and supports the re-election of President Edgar Lungu.

The UDF Leader is among the political party leaders that entered into an alliance with the opposition UPND before the August 11th General Elections.

In a statement to QFM News today, Mr. Sampa says this is now the time for healing the nation through reconciliation and forgiveness so that the President can effectively serve Zambians.

Mr. Sampa says it is clear that the nation needs peace and unity regardless of diverse political views and that he will play his role as a unifying factor and travel across the country to preach unity and peace.

He says there can only be one President at a time and it is incumbent upon all of politicians to honour and respect the Presidency.

He notes with sadness the acrimonious divisions and anxiety that has gripped the nation following the just ended Presidential and general elections.

Mr. Sampa says as leaders, they need to come in and promote unity in diversity adding that the election has now passed and campaigns are over.

He explains that the leader has emerged and for development, peace and unity; all need to support that leader.

The UDF Leader has since congratulated and wished President Lungu and the Vice President Inonge Wina a successful 5 year term.

Below is full statement by Miles Sampa

I note with sadness the acrimonious divisions and anxiety that has gripped the nation following the just ended Presidential and general elections. As leaders we need to come in and promote unity in diversity. The election has now passed and campaigns are over. The leader has emerged and for development, peace and unity; we need to support that leader.

As in any competition, for instance in the game of football, there can only be one winner at the end of 90 minutes when the referee blows the final whistle.

In the past 15 years, I have participated actively in all our general elections. I have been part of a team that has lost some and won some. At all times and regardless of any perceived disputes, I have learnt to move on once the final whistle has been blown in view of the bigger picture and for the sake of the over 15 million Zambians.

As leaders, it is paramount that we consider the welfare of all Zambians we wish to serve before anything else.

I may have had my views pre Election day, but what matters in this Post Election era is peace and unity.

As the Bible teaches us, Leaders are chosen by God and there is a time for everything. Consequently, I choose to acknowledge, respect and support the re-election of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. This is now time for healing the nation through reconciliation and forgiveness so that the President can effectively serve Zambians.

It is clear that the nation needs peace and unity regardless of diverse political views. I will play my role as a unifying factor and travel across the Country to preach unity and peace.

There can only be one President at a time and it is incumbent upon all of us to honour and respect the Presidency.

I therefore congratulate and wish President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the Vice President Inonge Wina a successful 5 year term.

May God bless Zambia.
Miles Sampa
UDF President

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68 COMMENTS

    • Finally Miles Sampa has woken up and smelled the coffee. I am so happy for him. Too bad he is realizing too late how a joker of a person HH is.

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    • SaMPa you will make a great Preseint

      You are mature although you are wrong as I feel HH won these past elections.

      2026 it will be you

      Thanks

      Bb2014

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    • When we say that the petitioners are wasting our time you call us names and insult is. We know the tricks which were played in southern province where there was more rigging than Lusaka. The same people shifting camps Will open up soon. The petitioners played more dirt than you have believed them.

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    • I have consistently said, understanding seasons in life is a skill-set one cannot afford to lack in politics. Unfortunately, my young brother HH doesn’t understand seasons or read fillers. Right on these threads freely given to him as authentic overt source of vital wisdom, i have deposited for free that following popular mandate ECL has received in the ballot, Zambians have moved on this extended funeral has been left to HH as personal to holder. He will burn a lot of fuel, emotions and money but all in vanity alone. GBV and Nevers are hopeless opportunists without a following anywhere. They merely using HH to pitch themselves on a platform they hardly afford to create. HH’s time in politics is up. Let another one take over but certainly not worthless GBV or Nevers. Regardless, Sampa…

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    • All HH Sympathizers.

      Do not deceive yourselves, Hakainde Hichilema has outstretched his losses beyond all reason. His latest antics in ConCourt are a perfect example of the last kicks of a dying horse. It is time for UPND to do their home work properly, it is time for them to strike a trial balance and see what props their credit. Build from there and maybe bounce back with an all inclusive agenda for Zambia. Can someone inform HH to save his face by retreating kumushi, town life and politics are not his romantic squeeze, epo mpelele.

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    • No amount of scheming will change the fact that this election has been RIGGED! Without a doubt Criminals and Thugs have taken over our country! Men and women of integrity have either gone into hiding or are joining the criminals! The criminals are now controlling the media, the police and the courts. PF is WICKED to its core! Even the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs is just part of PF’s wider WICKED Scheme against the country! God is watching: Someday this WICKEDNESS will end!

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    • This is what crime does to people,it makes you a slave to those in power,any one who has served in the PF govnt has to be in good books otherwise the law will visit them.

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  1. So that State House PS who was fired last week was right all along that Sampa was reaching out to Lazy Lungu as he is in debt…how do you congratulate Lazy Lungu when the people whom you were campaigning with are petitioning the result and the whole process? This is the problem we have in Zambia with Politicians they have no loyalty to anybody but themselves.

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    • @Jay Jay – You asked: how do you congratulate Lazy Lungu when the people whom you were campaigning with are petitioning the result and the whole process?

      Answer: because of diverse thinking.

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    • @Zambia1 – Have you ever heard of the word “synergy”?
      @Respectforothers – Let the Concourt decide that…this is not a football match.

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    • @Zambia1
      3D perception ..when this generation of leaders has no principles or morals both in the ruling and opposition- today corruption is part of daily life…utter disgrace..what generation are we nurturing…where you can jump from one party to another like a velvet monkey looking for ripe mangoes in trees. Oh I forgot Zambia is a Christian nation (whatever that means).

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  2. Well done Sampa way to go let that Old white guy go on confusing UPND. GBM stay cool coming to get you my brother.

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    • THE VERY SAME SAMPA YOU CALLED NAMES AND INSULTED WHEN HE LEFT PF? THE SAME SAMPA YOU DEMONISED WHEN HE FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH UPND TODAY YOU CONGRATULATE HIM? HONESTLY SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO DIGNITY.

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    • No amount of scheming will change the fact that this election has been RIGGED! Without a doubt Criminals and Thugs have taken over our country! Men and women of integrity have either gone into hiding or are joining the criminals! The criminals are now controlling the media, the police and the courts. PF is WICKED to its core! Even the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs is just part of PF’s wider WICKED Scheme against the country! God is watching: Someday this WICKEDNESS will end!

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  3. Sampa was miles away from the reality until now. Next it will be HH, Mumba, GBM. If not these three need to seek assistance from a good Doctor from Chainama.

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    • No amount of scheming will change the fact that this election has been RIGGED! Without a doubt Criminals and Thugs have taken over our country! Men and women of integrity have either gone into hiding or are joining the criminals! The criminals are now controlling the media, the police and the courts. PF is WICKED to its core! Even the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs is just part of PF’s wider WICKED Scheme against the country! God is watching: Someday this WICKEDNESS will end!

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  4. PATRIOTIC POLITICIANS
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    Real politicians who puts the country first understand that they will live to politic again. Sampa excuses himself from the under5’s perception politics.
    Good riddance.

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    • No amount of scheming will change the fact that this election has been RIGGED! Without a doubt Criminals and Thugs have taken over our country! Men and women of integrity have either gone into hiding or are joining the criminals! The criminals are now controlling the media, the police and the courts. PF is WICKED to its core! Even the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs is just part of PF’s wider WICKED Scheme against the country! God is watching: Someday this WICKEDNESS will end!

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  5. Sampa has realized that ECL is a better leader than HH.UPND can never win an election with HH as leader and,and particularly with GBM as running mate. Sampa also knows that HH genuinely lost the elections and is using the Concourt to cause instability and usurp the Presidency and State power which the Zambian people have five times refused to give him. HH is a selfish and sectarian leader whose only choices are either the Presidency for himself or ‘armagedon’ for the rest of us Zambians. HH will bring confusion and strife in this country if he remains on the Zambian political scene .The earlier his supporters abandon him the better for this country. Some times one can mistake a snake for a stick one holds it.You let go before you are bitten. Well done Miyles. I am sure you don’t…

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    • No amount of scheming will change the fact that this election has been RIGGED! Without a doubt Criminals and Thugs have taken over our country! Men and women of integrity have either gone into hiding or are joining the criminals! The criminals are now controlling the media, the police and the courts. PF is WICKED to its core! Even the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs is just part of PF’s wider WICKED Scheme against the country! God is watching: Someday this WICKEDNESS will end!

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  6. J J you are an nonentity human being who has never crowd on earth. Respect is a virtue, you don’t know Lungu you don’t even know HH just an empty tin that was picked in bag share luck dropped abroad and have oudacity to call your President lazy. Ulemu Ambwana

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    • @NJOKA SIYENDA NAMWANA every penny I have earned can by traced, every plot I have bought the money can be traced…the amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act anything else is just dubious.
      In Zambia corruption is so ingrained to a point where one can accrue a net-worth of K23million within 12 months and the docile will call that hardworking.
      Wake up from your folly!!

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  7. imivotele ya DUNDUMWEZI yalisalapusha abanthu nga miles,canicius na ine.kwashala fat Albert.Elo nomba free marsonist akamoneke icipuba.All those non-DUNDUMWEZIs want to cross back nomba baleumfwa insoni,but guys kufumamofye,akambeba akansoni kafwilile kubwendo.kuipompafye wakosa elo wafifumamo fi DUNDUMWEZI.

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  8. Thats how God embarrasses the devil,wait for more embarrassments until LUNGU stamps on yo head and sing hallelujah to God. Always God on top.

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  9. I have always told me friends that HH is not saleable, with all that ammunitions he had on his side but still lost. he should not even think about 2021 because the difference will keep increasing.

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  10. GOD IS ON A PLAN TO EMBARRASS HH. AND GOD DOES IT STEP BY STEP. UNTIL YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF AND REALIZE THAT HE IS THE ROCK AT THE BOTTOM. GOD WILL REVEAL A LOT OF HIDDEN SECRETS ABOUT HH THAT THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE SURPRISED. WATCH THIS STEP.

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  11. 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
    “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
    21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
    22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his…

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  12. …CONTINUED….. feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

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  13. What amazes me about these characters, Miles Sampa, Masebo, Guy Scott et al, is their incredible idi.ocy. They try to manipulate citizens to allow their talentless ambitions to be President, by stirring the hate pot, then as now think that you can turn off hatred. Once you create hate and encourage people to be violent, that opens up complex scenarios that can’t be controlled by throwing water onto the situation. It won’t dampen the emotions you create because human beings are social, psychological beings. There are many reasons people are manipulated by hatred, and depending on their dire circumstances (poverty, unfullfied lives), they can only respond with passion, and that can’t be turned off as you like Miles. It’s sad to see people who we’re spoilt by privilege throw it…

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  14. It’s sad to see people who we’re spoilt by privilege throw it back in the face of the benefactor. Miles’ call is ‘a little too late.’ People have died, been injured.

    QUIT YOUR STYLE OF POLITICS MILES, TEETHER YOUR GREED AND WORK UP TO POSITION.

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  15. Well done Miles. Thats what good leaders do. Good choice but where is your cousin? Mwandi move on and begin to strategise for 2021 it is possible. While others are exposing whats in their hearts to the Zambians, you have decided to do the right thing. [email protected]

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  16. Comment: MR SAMPA IS A FECK POLITICIAN! ! UNDER 5 POLITICS REAL. tabakwata napo baiminina ukwalola umwela ekobalola. Twatotela pamashiwi wenu lelo muli party yaba Tata naba president Lungu tamwaisemo pantu mu PF tamwaba under 5 politics mukosefye na UDF yenu kabili nomba mwaimwena ati HH and GBM are failures . Ine niba guy scot nachi GBM ebantunkile shalefwaya ukufuma mu PF.

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  17. I hear Chishimba Kambwili has been dumped
    Doris Liya is going to be finance minister. Yaluma local government. Kambwili youth and lisambo deputy. Sata inner circle has been reduced to rumble to ensure that the power remains to former MMD

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    • We have been saying PF now is MMD Banda led….its obvious but people are too excited to see the truth and blame HH for tribalism yaba…..Kambwili saw this coimg and was warned….next Simbykula is out mark my words

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    • HH against all odds got 1.7m votes,lungu got 1.8mrigged votes,according to your stupidity HH is alone,wait until the real world catches up with you,until then enjoy your so called win.

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  18. Miles has no admirable democratic principles. I would have had some respect for him if he had waited to see the conclusion of this case before sending a congratulatory message to Lungu. Doing it now clearly shows that he does not really care about all the massive electoral malpractices. What matters currently is his economic survival and the prospects of leading the patriotic front in the event that Lungu is disqualified by the disgraced constitutional court. He is a bad leader because he DOES not care about the RULE of law. Which leader,in his right frame of mind would be congratulating Lungu after all the mess he has put us into including refusal to hand over power. There is definitely something going on.WAIT AND SEE.Sampa has always been half hearted anyway .

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    • Which part of the constitution which mandates the president to hand over power has the incumbent failed?

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  19. ON THE CONTRARY ITS WAS IN SOUTHERN WHERE THE VOTERS ROLL WAS UNDER THE TREE AND THE BALLOT PAPER WAS MERELY MARKED TO GIVE THE DUNDUMWEZI NUMBERS THESE NUBERS CAN BE PYSCHOLOGICALLY BE SEEN 30000 NOT 29123 OR 29121 AGAINST 2

    30000 IS QUIET A CONCIDENTAL NUMBER AND PURELY SHOWS THAT IT WAS STUFFING YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE SIMILAR TREND IN ALL SOUTHERN PROVINCE UPND STRONG HOLDS AGAINST THE MINOR GIVEN TO OPPOSITIONS

    TRUE TO SEE SIMPLY ALSO SEE THE NUMBERS FOR EDITH NAWAKWI IN NAMWALA AND SEE THAT ITS WAS WINDOW DRESSING TO INCREASE HH NUMBERS ITS SIMPLE TO SEE AS IT WAS NOT STATISTICAL BUT STUFFING TO ERODE NUMBERS REGISTERRED…

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  20. IN OTHER AREAS LOOK AT THE VOTES CAREFULLY AND SEE THE INSINCERITY IN UPND WHEN MILES COMES OUT HE OFTENS SPEAKS HIS MIND AND HE HAS SEEN SO MANY HH SCHEMING

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  21. To All HH & UPND Supporters.

    Do not fool yourselves, Hakainde Hichilema has outstretched his losses beyond all reason. His latest antics in ConCourt are a perfect example of the last kicks of a dying horse. It is time for UPND to do their home work properly, it is time for them to strike a trial balance and see what props their credit. Build from there and maybe bounce back with an all inclusive agenda for Zambia. Can someone inform HH to save his face by retreating kumushi, town life and politics are not his romantic squeeze, epo mpelele.

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  22. HH risks losing even the little that he has left with. It’s extreme wrong for him to continue with only him. What HH and his pipo should know is that there also skeletons in southern province. HH should learn to humble himself if God is to lift him up. If he is not careful he will end up in prison. Look at katumbi and sanders and be wise

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  23. The whole nonsense is perpetrated by Gbm and Mmembe. Gbm has two missions…to fix Edgar and to recoup his “investment in the election “. Mmembe to avoid paying that huge tax areas he must ensure “Edgar must fall ‘

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  24. If u can’t beat them join them,I thaku miles 4 showing respect 2 the president elected and to the zambians at large

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  25. Mr. Sampa you have shown maturity, humility and acceptance. God is truly the one that gives everything GOOD in life including leadership. David was just a shepherd boy, Joshua was just a helper to Moses, But God chose him to complete the mission. When God chooses its never easy for the person who has been chosen, TOO MUCH OPPOSITION,CRITIC,NAME CALLING and HATING. WHICH IS WHY GOD said to JOSHUA, be courageous, have knowledge of the my word (READING THE BIBLE AND PRAYING) and he told him that i will kill those that fight or oppose you. Go read the book of JOSHUA 1.

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  26. It is really interesting to see the unfolding events in the Zambian politics. Why have all these characters taken so long to say EL won fairly? Had they made these pronouncements maybe UPND would not have petitioned the election of EL. I hope Sampa means well and has some backing for his claim.

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  27. WE SHOULD FEEL SORRY FOR MILES. THE ONLY DAY HE WILL BE FREE IS IF HE HIMSELF COMES CLEAN ON WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTH MBANGU. IF NOT HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PRISONER OF BLACKMAILERS.

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  28. WHERE IS HH NOW? WHERE ARE THE MISLEADING BOOTLEAKERS INCLUDING PROF NDULO?

    You all remeber my words. Yesterday Miles Sampa was congratulating ECL who he called all sorts of names and described the PF as a Dictatorship. Wait for GBM, on his way back to the boat. We have only one choice. Get rid of HH and put in that seat a new President for UPND, kwamana! We have clean 5 years to make get a convincing win in the next Presidential Election. I repeat, do not reply like HH, on borrowed “empty brains” from PF and other Parties otherwise we will be deciding the tail end as our haven of rest forever! Once beaten? (answer)..and 5 times beaten? (10 times shy)! Mbuboo! BB, Kalomo

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  29. But why would he put himself and his followers through all that, note i said followers not supporters because true supporters would have advised to say bamudala natulusa kale lets make a proper plan for next time, but followers will follow as long as there is money involved. in the mean time we shaw start to DUNUNA today up to innauguration as they have provided us yet another opportunity to celebrate our victory as Zambians soon to be if not already a beacon of democracy. ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

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