UPND campaign manager Depak Patel
UPND campaign manager Depak Patel

THERE is no complete PVT evidence by the UPND to prove that they won the last general elections, its former vice-president for political affairs Canisius Banda has disclosed.

“The truth about 2016 is that not even UPND has evidence that the UPND won the elections. The UPND’s own PVT is incomplete even as we speak. What UPND has is evidence of electoral malpractice, which if the Constitutional Court had its senses intact should have triggered a rerun.” He explained that there was no basis in terms of poll figures for the UPND to suggest that it won the August 11 presidential and general elections.

“I challenge the UPND to give you the complete PVT showing that they won the elections because they will not be able to produce it as there was none,” Dr Banda said. Mr. Banda said that in 2015, because of Hichilema’s own personal decision, without consulting the party’s NEC, he unilaterally outsourced vote protection services to a PF-infiltrated company.

“The truth about 2016 is that not even UPND has evidence that the UPND won the elections. The UPND’s own PVT is incomplete even as we speak. What UPND has is evidence of electoral malpractice, which if the Constitutional Court had its senses intact should have triggered a rerun.”

“Come to 2016, Lusaka Province is where much of the electoral fraud occurred. The protection of the votes in Lusaka Province was entrusted with one Dipak Patel, a friend of Hichilema. This task was given to Dipak by Hichilema himself. Many party officials were excluded.” Dr Banda explained.

“That is how we were conned. Ask Hichilema,” he said. Deliberately, he said, required forms were not distributed and kids were used…” and the rest is history.”

In both elections, he said, Hichilema was to blame, as an individual.

“And this was my warning to him 10 years ago; that becoming Republican President is in your destiny but should you fail it will entirely be your own fault. This has now come to pass,” he said.

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    • But how was it Hichilema’s fault? When it was team UPND? This was suppose to be collective team work! Why can’t this man stop yapping? When in a hole stop digging man!

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    • Carlos, you density does not displace water. HH has pride and as the Bible states, ” Pride cometh before a fall.” He wants to run everything like this is Kaunda and the one party period. This is not the 60s.

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    • If its true, Canicius has completely lost it. Guess he was and is still is very ignorant of what was happening in UPND. Instead of serving as VP he kept himself busy begging for beer at lodges. The issue is the petition must have heard in courts of law. Not Canicius asking us to ask UPND for evidence. Careful very soon you will be irrelevant!!!!!

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    • Obviously there was a lot of malpractice committed by the UPND.

      The UPND threatened people from voting anyone else than HH in southern province, and campaigned on poling stations throughout the voting period.

      They created a lot of false rumours rumours and interfered with the election process including the announcing of results.

      The beat up, assaulted, injured people and destroyed property and displaced people they perceived were not UPND in their region.

      So, no one can argue concerning malpractice.

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    • Obviously there was a lot of malpractice committed by the UPND.

      The UPND threatened people from voting anyone else than HH in southern province, and campaigned on poling stations throughout the voting period.

      They created a lot of false rumours rumours and interfered with the election process including the announcing of results.

      The beat up, assaulted, injured people and destroyed property and displaced people they perceived were not UPND in their region.

      They intercepted many ECZ vehicles and officials in order to try and still election materials for purpose of manipulation.

      So, no one can argue concerning malpractice.

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    • Pilgrim, Pilgrim, Pilgrim! Ninjala olo nichiyani? CB is doing as if he is the first man to be evicted in Zambia. What kind of disorientation is this. I hope Mwila will tell him to come after 3 years to join PF from the grassroots like he told Sampa. CB has some entitlement in PF as if he has always been PF when he actually worked very hard to make PF lose elections. At least Sampa just supported UPND but CB was UPND stronghold until njala yamunyokola ngako.

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  1. Sounds like a more reasonable take on this issue than wild claims that their votes were stolen. Malpractice makes sense to me than what has been peddled that HH won by 55 % and PF stole his votes.

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    • What difference does that make @Observer. The two are literally one and the same thing. Considering the major electoral malpractices which were used by the PF, it boils down to one and the same. The fact here is that the PF stole the UPND results putting itself to an advantage otherwise there wouldn’t be even the talk of PVT. Banda, just admit that you are a small man who is easily frightened. You got frightened by the entry of GBM and Nevers in the UPND that’s why you found solace in the very Party you were campaigning against. After all, Dipak was your junior who was answerable to you – to some extent. Leave politics to men and women made of steel. Politics is not stethoscopes.

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    • @2.1 Sinono – Now you’re adding your own words. Who said ‘major’ malpractice? And by PF? You’re creating your own news here mate. Electoral malpractice does not necessarily trigger a re-run. And in any case, the malpractice could have been by anybody, including UPND. Like Banda says, show us the evidence you have for us to evaluate than to carry on singing about being cheated. HH lost and nothing in this universe is gonna change that fact.

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    • That’s the reason why the election results were petitioned. ECZ and PF cannot prove the results for all Lusaka constituencies because the results forms (Gen 12 and Gen 13) were forged. They cannot be traced back to results from individual polling streams, they were never witnessed, and are completely inconsistency. This is the very reason why PF made sure that the petition was needlessly delayed and that the ConCourt should never pass a judgement.

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  2. Am glad Dr banda is stating facts here ,pf conned upnd in lusaka and voter fraud would hav triggered a rerun ,whenever a party or company is underperforming the blame is its top leader as is this case and pf violence is blamed on the self claimed humble man lungu.Dr banda should remain a principled man and not belly politician.i know one tabloit is trying hard to misqoute or put their evil intentions in your mouth.Be wise.

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    • NO,he is saying UPND had no reason to assume they won as PVT incomplete. No evidence. The rest on fraud is mere supposition as it is no evidence to its effect on losing UPND’s chances.

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    • The election results in all Lusaka constituencies were never properly concluded and results forms completed. Instead PF and ECZ produced forms that were not certified by any monitors and party agents and that did not agree with data from polling streams. That’s how the votes were stolen because the results have nothing to do with the actual votes cast. The results were manufactured so that Lungu could be declared winner without need for a rerun. That’s the fraud.

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  3. These stories are really beginning to get on my nerves because what ever is claimed to have been said by Dr. Banda today, tomorrow he will come out and say ” NO” i never said that. It was just the paper’s(Management of what ever media house has produced that story) figment of their imagination. Please Doc give a full statement in PERSON AS YOU DID WHEN YOU SAID BYE TO YOUR FRIENDS.

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  4. What is he saying really? The evidence was there of malpractice, but acknowledging they did not win because they did not have complete PVT to claim win? No evidence no case then correctly found by courts.

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    • @7Patriot Abroad, I too see CONFUSION in what Banda is saying or it the reporters’ poor job? It is SO HARD to get the GIST of the STORY! He says HH did NOT WIN but IF the CONCOURT did a GOOD JOB then the EVIDENCE WOULD HAVE LED TO A RERUN! BUT then WHAT EVIDENCE could have led to a rerun one UPND’s figures were INCOMPLETE?? Is the evidence he is talking about dependent on Video tapes they were requesting from ZNBC? Is Lungu stepping down and the Speaker to act part of the evidence? To me this guy IS NOT a HERO! He is JUST LOOKING FOR FAVOURS FROM EITHER SIDE!! He is SELF CONTRADICTORY!! I now see why HH preferred GBM over him! NO REAL STANCE NO REAL IDEOLOGY, NO SUBSTANCE!!

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    • What Canicius is saying is partly true. ECZ and PF made sure that there were no valid results for any Lusaka Constituency. Valid results must be declared by the returning officer at the venue and proper forms (Gen 13 and ECZ 19 for a Constituency) filled in and witnessed. Lungu and his henchmen made sure that the petition could never be heard and concluded because of this. The UPND PVT not being properly concluded is a subsidiary issue because final results were never declared at the Lusaka venues. Instead what ECZ used were manufactured by PF to ensure a Lungu win.

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  5. When is this Ch1kala going to shut up ifimano ububi kwati ni ka Edgar Chakolwa Kaloba Wrungu

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  6. THE UPND PVT IS NOT COMPLETE BECAUSE THEY WERE WAITING FOR FORM 12 DOCUMENTS STOLEN BY MASHAMBA ON THE COPPERBELT AND MWALITETA IN LUSAKA. THEY WERE TO ALTER THE FIGURES ON THESE DOCUMENTS, THEN TALLY UP. AFTER TALLYING UP, THEY WERE GOING TO COMPLETE THEIR PVT SO THAT IT TALLIES WITH THE TOTOTALS THEY WANTED TO CONCOCT. SIANDENGE WAS IN CHARGE OF THIS OPERATION AND IS STILL ON THE RUN. SPECIAL BRANCH MANAGED IN INTERCEPT MASHAMBA AND MWALITETA AND ARRESTED THEM. THE REST IS HISTORY, BUT THIS IS HOW UNDER FIVE PLANNED TO RIG THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WITH THE HELP OF ONE V.J. MWAANGA

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    • What you say is exactly how PF rigged the elections. Those people you are mentioning were trying to stop the PF rigging. That’s why Lungu is so vicious on them.

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  7. IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT THEY WENT TO CONCOURT WITHOUT EMPERICAL EVEIDENCE SHOWING THE FIGURES THEY HAD. THEY HAD NO FIGURES TO PRESENT BEFORE THE COURT, HENCE THE TIME WASTING ON PRELIMINARY ISSUES. IN THE MEANTIME, THE ECZ FIGURES PRESENTED TO CONCOURT, TALLIED WITH THE PVT FIGURES PRESENTED BY THE RESPONDENTS’ LAWYERS, THE FIGURES ALSO TALLIED WITH THE PVT RESULTS IN POSESSION OF ALL THE ELECTION MONITORING OBSERVER GROUPS, CATER CENTRE, EU, SADC, AND OTHER INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS. UNDER FIVE IS IN HOT SOUP, JUST JAIL HIM. HES WASTING THE COUNTRY’S TIME WITH THESE SILLY GYMNASTICS OF HIS.

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    • @9,10 Chile, YOUR STORY MAKES SENSE! I believe that is what they had done in THEIR STRONGHOLDS BUT THEIR INFLATED FIGURES COULD NOT MEET THE 50%+1 so they brought the scheme to CB and Lusaka and that is where they GOT ARRESTED and the DEAL WENT WRONG! The only problem is that PF IS TOO DISORGANIZED TO DEAL WITH THESE CRIMINALS CONCLUSIVELY!! They LIED ABOUT FOREIGN VOTERS when actually THEY WERE BUYING VOTERS CARDS and NRC from legitimate Zambians just to make the Post publish a story founded on FALSEHOODS and CAUSE SECURITY PROBLEMS. To DATE WE HEAR NOTHING ABOUT ALL THESE CRIMES UPND committed with the Post!

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  8. What about the rigging in Southern and Western provinces where even the 7 year olds were allowed to vote.

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    • Then why didn’t PF petition results in those provinces? Your lies are getting the better of you.

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    • Who cares mate? Let them waste as much time as possible, come 2021, they will be caught off guard and knowing how s1lly this grouping is, they my even go to ConCourt and ask for the election date to be moved forward, claiming they never had time enough to campaign! Pathetic Retards!

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    • There is no point worrying about 2021 when the roof at ECZ and ConCourt is still there. Current problems have to be sorted out by whatever means possible.

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  9. Did UPND conduct a clean campaign? Violence and corruption were the order of the day in all the parties. That’s why we shouldn’t allow those who have appeared on ballot papers twice to contest the same position.

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  10. Actually people should not worry much, Mwaliteta is feeling the heat in Chimbokaila. Soon the beans will be spilled by Mwaliteta himself. Hypnotised Hyena is just plain egocentric, that oval headed b*astard!

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  11. now that they have arested HH.Lets watch the game of chase.Lungu will fall.

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    • Lungu is following Museveni’s template to the letter. Besigye locked up for treason ; HH locked up for sedition. Lungu is desperate to shut up HH and that says a lot about his hollow victory. The international community are seeing all this desperation. IMF loans are not about removal of subsidies alone but even good governance is a prerequisite. The IMF are not China.

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    • @19 Banda – Ngati si uziba chizungu, wait for others to explain to you in Nyanja rather that exposing your ignorance of the language.

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  12. Copied from CB’s wall>>>Posted on 12 August 2016

    ZAMBIA 2016 ELECTIONS [The Immutable Case of the Voice of the People]:

    …the people have voted.
    …the people have spoken.
    …the results are known […the United Party for National Development has the results].
    …other entities that have done Parallel Vote Tabulation [PVT] should have the results.
    …the Electoral Commission of Zambia [ECZ] has the results.

    Why then the delay in announcing the results?

    …and the announced results must all exhibit harmony […no variances]. This is the required seed for national unity and peace. The buck stops with the ECZ.

    And as if Zambia’s poverty was not shocking enough, just imagine, the Patriotic Front [PF], Zambia’s ruling party, is now accusing the UPND of rigging the…

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  13. Dipak Patel, all by himself was supposed to protect the upnd VOTE? WHAT NONESENSE IS THIS?
    Dr Banda was there and he knows that neither PF or upnd WON the election..! Lungu was not ready to hand over the presidency after being in office for only 1 year. RIGGING HAPPENS IN ALL ELECTIONS ACROSS THE WORLD – IT IS HOW ONE DOES IT THAT MAKES IT POSSITIVE RESULT. The Troy in UK did, George Bush in USA did it. Zambia has done it..!

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  14. @21 Bo, yes, its true both rigged, but one was smarter. In USA george bush was helped by his brother jeb, was governor of florida state. Its normal. Under five must just move on.

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  15. DR banda the triator worse than judas escariot who sold jesus for 30 pieces of silver who can believe all these nosense from him supposed upnd won was he going to say hh was to blame for the win yayayaya

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  16. If this man said this that time when he was a Vice President of UPND it would have made sense. Unfortunate just like the article in Daily Nation, it does not make sense.

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  17. Now that HH and GBM have been arrested Dr C Banda is very happy and its Mission accomplished. Lungu can now give more money to buy alcohol and continue hallucinating. This Dr CB is really a traitor of note and extremely reckless.

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  18. Dr Banda, two wrongs do not make a right. I’m not partisan but playing to the gallery does not help. Be careful, you may be sleep-walking into the trap set for you by the people who ‘buy ink in barrels.’ Let it go my Christian brother.

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  19. Lungu and Banda are the same hence the confusion by Canisius Banda (both Easterners)….my question is that how do people like CB manage to get PhD’s and not think through things thoroughly before saying them. What if UPND had won the elections declared by ECZ as such., what would CB say then? Would he have left UPND….I very much doubt it. He is a traitor at best. There is total confusion in our country because there is no respect for the rule of law starting from the top with ECL. We need to revisit the constitution, amend it, declare a re-run and then move on.

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  20. Look at the MP count and you need not be smart to realize that HH rigged these elections. Look at the referendum count for the “yes” vote and the “no” vote too.

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  21. lets just meet at the icc why is PF talking of rerun when they declared themselves winners its like fear is gripping,let PF and upnd take their grievances to icc a icc will declare who won but do not run away this is our country no one harms no one

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  22. The G12 form was intentionally left in lusaka pollling station as a rigging strategy by Edgar lungu and the bogus electoral commission. All the lusaka figures that were announced were cooked. Edgar lungu stopped the recounting of lusaka votes because he knew he had lost. Why cant some of you get it. WAKE UP.

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  23. @30 hamulombe, its you who needs to wake up. what was mwaliteta doing with the g12 forms that he stole from electoral officers from the copperbelt at the time he was arrested by police? why is a former commissioner of police on the run? why not go to the police and hand himself in? wake up. can votes in dundumwezi surpass matero constituency? we know that this whole thing was full ballot stuffing and playing with numbers. all the pf polling agents in southern, western and northwestern election centres were harassed and chased away. the parliamentary high court petitions will be very interesting to hear. I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. TEAM stands for “Total Effort of All Members” and each has a duty to its success. Where there are three or more of you, choose a leader. When the leader thinks by being appointed he is the ultimate in thinking the team shall not do well because even foolish ideas are a contribution which might trigger deeper thoughts. When team fails the leader is a failure too.

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