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PF bows to Pressure, Selects a Woman Candidate for Position of Deputy Mayor

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Ms Chilando Chitangala A Councillor from Roma ward 17
Ms Chilando Chitangala A Councillor from Roma ward 17

The Ruling Patriotic Front has bowed to demands to have a woman as a candidate for the Position of Deputy Mayor of Lusaka following the move by Nkoloma ward one Councillor and President Edgar Lungu’s Daughter, Tasila, to contest the Position of Deputy Mayor.

In a statement released to the media, PF has decided to field Roma Ward 17 Councillor Chilando Chitangala as the candidate for position of Deputy Media.

According to the statement, the candidature of Councillor Chitangala has been welcomed and endorsed by all PF Lusaka district Councillors including Councillors Christopher Shakafuswa and Tasila Lungu.

Below is the full statement

For Immediate Release

Subject: Official Candidate for the Position of Deputy Mayor for the City of Lusaka

Following recent developments regarding the issue of election of the Deputy Mayor for the city of Lusaka and subsequent consultations on this issue which has generated a lot of interest we wish to announce that the PF official candidate for the position of Deputy Mayor for Lusaka is Councillor Chilando Chitangala.

She is councillor for Roma Ward 17 of Mandevu constituency. The candidature of Councillor Chitangala has been welcomed and endorsed by all PF Lusaka district Councillors including Councillors Christopher Shakafuswa and Tasila Lungu.

It is our trust and confidence that Ms Chitangala will receive full support from all Councillors as she endeavours to provide leadership as Deputy Mayor after elections slated for Monday 26th September 2016.

Issued by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila

September 23, 2016.

 

President Edgar Lungu with Lusaka Councillors at State House
President Edgar Lungu with Lusaka Councillors at State House

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33 COMMENTS

    • So foo-lish of my party. They should have let my Tasila to be there. If i was this woman i cant be happy because she is just like a dummy used to pacify the Tasila and Shakafuswa factions. Anyway whatever it takes to maintain peace in the party

    • @ Muntu Wanzelu

      Is there democracy in UPND? Watch the way HH is going to be imposed or impose himself for 2021. All this claim of votes stolen is a deliberate ploy to claim that since he did not lose he should contest the elections again in 2021. We have already heard it from some quarters within his supporters.

    • At least something close to sanity has happened in PF. I now see Tasila as a great opportunist who just wants to ride on her father’s name. She has come from nowhere and just so suddenly wants to become Deputy mayor? Surely there must be time for maturity in politics!

    • It’s a year of women. Our young democracy cannot afford to join a culture of male chauvinism characteristic of Hichilema and GBV politics. H.E President Lungu commander of our Armed services in Zambia has illustriously shown us that women are not to be spectators, but centers of national power. Doing otherwise would be reversing the gains of girl child in our democracy. Viva Tasila viva girl child! All women of virtue arise and reign in the frontline. Any woman but not a man to deputize the City Mayor is victory for our democracy.

    • @Shot Put: It is Tasila who forced this issue and made PF leadership take notice and change their mind. Without her insistence on running, we would have ended up with “wamuyayaya” Shakafuswa again. Now see, the seat has been opened up for a woman. That’s what CHANGE AGENTS do; not get intimidated when they know they are right.

      Like my sis @Nubian Princess, I am also “still voting for Tasila.” Way to go young lady!

    • Tasila must be book of Zambia records, she has silenced bafffikala mu PF. She dragged them all the way to her father. Am tired of those Shakafuswa bandits.

  1. The great leader, HE who is the Party and Republican President, came back, offered his impeccable leadership, and all is well in the party.

    See what I told you Jay Jay…

    • I support president Lungu, but he needs to appoint a new secretary general. Tasila should be allowed her democratic right to stand. No one should run unopposed.

    • Its really sad that you call this “impeccable” leadership when you have forgotten that the SG and the party endorsed the other guy only backtracking because they do not want to upset the little spoiled girl…says alot how most of these parties respect individuals more than their ethos.
      Study more about leadership and wake up!!

  2. Councillors are civil servants once elected into office. Why are they raising the PF fist? That is wrong, they need to clean up Lusaka and not give us Davies Mwila dictatorial tendencies. Viva Democracy. Let Tasila run.

    • If Tasila went through then Upnd were going to have a field day. Let the president lead without unnecessary distractions. What has happened is the best for the party and for the nation.

    • Stop, I usually disagree with the UPND, but the PF has some questionable leaders too, i.e Davis Chama new defense minister, Davis Mwila ” wrong SG ” plus whom ever is minister of commerce, because she does not pay back her loans.

    • Davis Mwila will surprise you. He’s a good choice to watch over our armed forces. Margaretis good for Commerce. Let’s wait for the full cabinet commrades. PF is doing fine this term.

    • @Ugly if you perform well in PF your position is secured. We don’t give handouts to lazy people. We have a lot of work to do this term so that you can also Sonta po in 2021. This will be a good 5 years

  3. Ba LT chizungu – In a statement released to the media, PF has decided to field Roma Ward 17 Councillor Chilando Chitangala as the candidate for position of Deputy Media.

  4. Davies MWILA nomata what he will fail us the earlier the better is a failure just like the late upnd Lida hh, there almost same only that hh sometimes speak something similar to knowledge/wisdom but aba bena ? Pliz my President we want new sg

  5. Just appoint a wise leader like yourself, this one is the waste of SG in all political parties including that of Muliokela. I thought it’s a joke now its seems serious, ha the big man can not organise that’s why he failed to an independent. We can everything he his but the let home do something else not SG.

  6. This is a good move, and not bringing in women down. Zambia must be ashamed misogyny .

    Men with little egos tried to get their ages by stealing from me and I ask the President to Cain them.

    Suspicious Assasin SMS from: 00260965521871

    I was contacted from my Zambian contacts that they received a message on one of my Zambian phones from an Number: 00 260 965521871. Stating that they are diplomatic security and would like to meet up with me. I have forwarded this number to Diplomatic security to confirm if at all they contacted me, as Gilbert Phiri of PNP Advocates, Makebi Zulu Advocates namely Jonas Zimba and Margaret Muyoba and their accomplices, including a Ugandan whom they stole my vehicle through are attempting to kill me after they stole my belongings worth over $300,000…

  7. @1.5 KABU.
    That decision has already been made. You want to show us that you can think ahead when you actually read it in the media when GMB said it. Stupid Pf intelligence. fwebene twali ishiba akale. You are not even supposed to say anything.

  8. Check list for you .each time there is any gathering check the high table if not wives you will be luck to have one woman.parliament how many women .We are very far to equity. So Sad Woman Publisher

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