Patriotic Front National Chairperson Ngosa Simbyakula addressing the Media during the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka
Patriotic Front National Chairperson Ngosa Simbyakula addressing the
Media during the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum at Pamodzi Hotel in
Lusaka

The ruling PF says it is still solidly intact and is confident of defending the Lusaka Central and Munali parliamentary seats whose results were recently nullified by the courts of law.

PF National Chairman Dr Ngosa Simbyakula said the PF will defend the seats if bye elections were called.

Dr Simbyakula said despite the rulings made regarding the two seats, the PF remains convinced that it won the Parliamentary seats convincingly and its on that basis that we have appealed against the High Court decisions.

“We have looked at the grounds for nullification coming out of Court and we are confident that in both cases we have good grounds to be heard. With that said, let me not discuss the matters active before the Courts considering that we have appealed against the rulings in both instances. Let me make it clear that even if we were to go for by-elections in Munali and Lusaka Central, the PF will defend the nullified seats,” Dr Simbyakula said.

He was speaking this morning when he addressed Journalists during the PF Interactive Forum in Lusaka.

Dr Simbyakula assured that the PF under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu remains solidly intact and focussed on uniting the nation and delivering on the promises made during the last elections.

“The PF has grown in terms of its numerical strength and remains Zambia’s most attractive political party with a clear agenda of what Zambia’s future must look like. We have consolidated our strongholds in seven (7) out of the ten (10) Provinces of Zambia,” he said.

He said the PF won eleven (11) seats out of the 17 seats in the recently held Local Government by-elections contrary to statement especially on online media following which he said led to some people in the Opposition celebrating that they had taken majority of the seats.

“We lost Mukuba Ward to the Opposition UPND not because of the Party’s unpopularity but because of the mismatch between the demands of the voter and a decision that was made by the local leadership. We are aware of these challenges and as the national leadership can assure continued renewal of structures in order to consolidate and redeem our fortunes in areas like Mukuba,” Dr Simbyakula said.

“We must now channel the pain and negative vibes arising out of Mukuba ward into a productive force that will energize our party; to make it much stronger and resolute in performing our current core mandate as a governing party. That was just a temporal setback.”

On the nullified seats, Dr Simbyakula said the party has looked at the grounds for nullification coming out of Court and is confident that in both cases we have good grounds to be heard.

He said the PF remains fully committed to the general economic principals as contained in our party Manifesto.

“We believe that these principles are able to grow our economy into a strong growth one with benefits trickling down to the masses. The short-term will certainly call for sacrifices such as the removal of subsidies but this is a measure intended to create a firm foundation for a Zambia envisioned under our Vision 2030.”

He said over the next five (5) years, PF will raise the standard of the party to the extent that those who have doubted its resolve to create a better life for all citizens shall wake up to a shock when they witness the fulfilment of the promises made while maintaining its status as a strong and effective Party.

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56 COMMENTS

  1. Simbyakula is around?
    Some people are better off in some other fields. The man is not a politician.

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    • Wow wow, life is unfair, Simbyakula from being groomed as next PF president reduced to Frank Bwalya position.

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    • PF is a tribal party for northerners and easterners. Anybody else has to bow down to these owners. PF will never unite Zambia as long as they see people in the other 3 provinces as enemies, who they insult and intimidate daily. A country cannot run at its optimum if it is not using all its human resources. Lungu and his sidekicks can continue sneering at bakachema. But we will see so will laugh last and loudest.

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    • Of course yes.

      There is no way the voters will who voted in numbers for PF will allow PF to lose.

      Aba bambi balimuchibe,
      Aba bambi bola naikosa,

      In fact what will happen now is the the pf supporters will not just watch the pf campaign, but will go out in numbers both to raise money and to campaign.

      The PF supporters are now, more than anything, ready to punish malicious and mischievous people.

      Anyone who calls on Zambians to rise up and fight will surely be punished.

      Mark my words, the coming election will not only be for politicians but much so for aggressive voters.

      So if you are a party that calls on people rise and fight, watch and see how big your lesson will be.

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    • Simbyakula should know that his statement amounts to influencing the Judges to give the PF an advantage. Besides, is it the PF party that has appealed or Luo and Mwanakatwe as individuals? Simbyakula, you are a lawyer and you should know this.

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    • Why lost case in first place, we talking about women Ministers here, Maggie mwanakatwe wife of Zamtel CEO who listen to phone conversations between Judges. And Nkandu Luo, a woman who can top Inonge in a blink.
      Moonde, a poor kachema won petition, but the 2 were neglected.
      Why even appeal for God sake?

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  2. In an earlier post, I did say that the nullification of elections was groundless and winning the appeal is 95% chances.
    Dont you see that even HH has failed to celebrate? Or maybe he is still licking his wounds that power has been restored to the five provinces without the uprising he prayed for?

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    • The PF manifesto of stealing of national resources while people suffer blackouts is complete nonsense. With the depletion of Eurobonds, PF have nothing to offer. Even the Dununa Reverse song is a hollow cacophony of inanities. In 5 years’ time, Zambians will be poorer than at the end of the Unip era. Indeed Poverty is Flourishing.

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  3. The other day I met this UPNdonkey who thinks that there will be presidential by election soon due to the petition. I was amazed at how the poor chap thinks in thus day and age. HH should feel pity for these cadres that he has turned into donkeys that cannot think.

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  4. Dogs! Dogs! Dogs are still talking? At one time I thought that this imbwayakula was someone sensible and wondered why Chiluba never elevated him to Cabinet level, but now I know the truth and I now know why we have had so many UNZA law students drop outs at Ziale. This fool should zip his filth mouth or the courts will zip it for him. Nja.

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  5. ZESCO and the PF must remember to compensate the affected people for loss of business and goods.Further,ministers who held office during the last election office should payback tax papers money as directed by the courts…

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  6. Comment:Lets not put everything in politics ….natural is natural…Upnd what you did to ZESCO thing is not good …lets grow people tha

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  7. By intimidation and violence people will stay home only cadres wil vote again the judge will nullify

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  8. Its a Petetion and by-election gallo. We hope political parties have learnt something from the High Court judgments. Violence,cheating,rigging of elections, use of state resources, vote buying etc will lead to another disqualification. In the USA Hilary Clinton and the Green Party have gone to Concourt to have a Vote Recount in three States. This is allowed and there are no hussles in appealing for a Vote Recount in the USA.In Zambia its over three months after the Polling Day and the Presidential Petetioners have still not been heard and yet the reasons for the PF MPs disqualified in Munali and Lusaka Central apply to the Presidential Petetion. The only way to resolve the Election Impasse is to dispose off the Presidential Petetion and allow the Country to move forward. It will be sad if…

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  9. “………….PF remains fully committed to the general economic principals as contained in our party Manifesto.
    “We believe that these principles are able to grow our economy into a strong growth…………”

    Imwe ba Dr Ngosa Simbyakula, what are you talking about, principals and principles is not one and the same. Confused.

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  10. Of course yes.

    There is no way the voters will who voted in numbers for PF will allow PF to lose.

    Aba bambi balimuchibe,
    Aba bambi bola naikosa,

    In fact what will happen now is the the pf supporters will not just watch the pf campaign, but will go out in numbers both to raise money and to campaign.

    The PF supporters are now, more than anything, ready to punish malicious and mischievous people.

    Anyone who calls on Zambians to rise up and fight will surely be punished.

    Mark my words, the coming election will not only be for politicians but much so for aggressive voters.

    So if you are a party that calls on people rise and fight, watch and see how big your lesson will be.

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  11. @8 mwape, please get it into your thick head. The presidential petition is time bound in 14 days. If UPND failed to present their evidence and the 14 days elapsed, it’s their fault. The Concourt ruled on that matter conclusively and there is no court under the sun which will hear your case after the 14 days elapsed. Just look at some of the parliamentary petitions by UPNdonkey parliamemtary candidates. The High Court judges ruled that they were filed out of time or certain procedures were not not complied with within stipulated times. The petitions were thrown out and not a single UPND leader or lawyer has raised any issue. So what is special about the UPNdonkey presidential petition when it is subject to the same time frame requirements? The example you give in USA is applicable to you…

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  12. @8 mwape Contd….The example you give in USA is applicable to you too, subject to time requirements of the constitution in Zambia or USA. If you stop thinking like a donkey in everything then everything will make sense.

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    • In any country 14 days means 14 working days. The PF decided to include weekends which is not correct but because it suited their cause they did it anyway ! It’s sad that rulers can bend the rules to suit there own
      needs !

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  13. In the UPNdonkey presidential petition which HH is too daft to.understand, the first time requirement is the 7 days time frame for filing in the petition. The UPND lawyers and leaders did not dispute this time aspect and they rushed and met the time frame otherwise everyone accepted that the petition would not have seen the light of day. How can UPNdonkeys accept the entry requirements and refuse to accept the exit requirements of yhe same petition? The only answer is that they are donkeys. But no electoral law under the sun is made for donkeys because these don’t vote do they?

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  14. Sorry maybe the donkeys in the three strongholds DO vote alongside human beings in presidential elections? Which could explain the voting pattern in those areas. But so far as I know this would qualify for electoral malpractice under our consitution.

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  15. Judicial reforms are on the way. Those UPNdonkey judges in high court will hit the back exit door. We need a professional judiciary!

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  16. Certain judges can make one doubt their capabilities to certain cases.I have read certain grounds for nullification of cases eg Lusaka Central. I don’t know what the same judge is going to say if Ms Mwanakatwe is going to give her side of evidence in court when actually she was omost shot by a well known cadre and the case is active. Maybe, some of our judges are now playing politics o its now a new form of cartel in Zambian politics

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    • This really shocked!!How can a victim of violence the culprit.This is what happened in Mtendere and Luo mentioned at the rally when she was explaining why she joined the rally late.She had, if I did not hear clearly,one her vehicles damaged and call her the cause of violence?Shameful!God is there for the righteous people.
      Congrats to Moonde, just waiting for Siamunene, the victim as Namwala where the opposition candidate was clobbered by a fellow opposition.

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  17. Dear PF pessimists,MMD realists and UPND optimists while you were arguing about the Munali glass of wine … i drank it .
    Sincerely – the opportunist

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    • include my motherhood party UNIP-but kaunda killed through selfishness!! Please PF leadership be careful, don’t kill the party like RB had done to mmd and made his faithful migrate to PF in order to prepare its death!!!!!Too much witch hunting and leaving the founder members.Look at what the trump has done.Read the profiles of the people he is appointing, long standing members not fortune seekers as we have seen since January, 2015-disliking old members.Advice to old members, be strong and bit like red ants(impashi).

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  18. Still waiting for a response from HH’s representatives on my arguments why HH’s cries on being heard is frivolous at worst and childish at best. Repeat: why did HH accept and respect the 7 days time limit to file hus petition and yet reject the 14 days time limit for the oife of a petition, in the same constitution? This clearly exposes that the man has no integrity and no wonder he failed to be lected as president of Zambia and will never be elected as one maybe until 2099.

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  19. Failed lawyer who has raped Peoples Constitution reduced to peddle “his masters voice” 1mbecility.

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  20. peter njovu, obviously you do not watch znbc. obviously you are out of touch like any other upndonkey. hakahivotela heka and his under five primary school football team can never win any seat in Lusaka. let the byelections come we will teach under five and you a lesson.

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  21. This time that disgraced ECZ should ensure that all the rules of the game(bye-elections) are obeyed. It must be clean games this time. That’s why it is always emphasized to base the campaigns on issues, not personalities.PF should also tame their thugs. Violence never pays. It will be making you lose petitions.

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  22. Comment: its sad that pipo stil support based on pride. certain zambians were living on a dollar a day, bt now they doomed to starve.. mayb hh wasnt the best choice bt thts more evident for lungu… failure is failure nd no amount of pride wil change tht.

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  23. This is a man who misled his party against all advise that the Ministers where legally in office after the dissolution of parliament, today he is still speaking? This is a man who failed to lodge his papers to run as MP the reason being he arrived late at the filling. Well we have news for you if you don’t send people to beat us up or stone us we can beat you hands down..but as you perhaps now know no court will uphold ‘wins’ based on violence…not rigging VIOLENCE….kwamana…. we shall campaign vigorously us who unlike others believe parliamentary seats are just as vital as the presidency, unlike our great leader chairman Mao…2021 Zambia Forward…under new leadership

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  24. Mr or mrS terreble I beg on u pliZ do not call other pipo donkeys lov ur frllow humanbeing u hv demonaised tongas for to long u a being raicil pliz stop it ( insoka) tabaikomka kubwendo u will regret:

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  25. I USED TO BE A PF SUPPORTER UNDER SATA FOR TWO MAIN REASONS. 1. SATA NEVER FORGOT THOSE WHO HELPED HIM AT THE TIME OF NEED. 2. DESPITE HIS SHORTCOMINGS, THE MAN HAD A HEART FOR ZAMBIA WHEN HE WAS THE SATA THAT MOST OF US KNEW & ASSOCIATED WITH. THAT ASIDE, THE CURRENT PF LEADERSHIP HAS BECOME SELF CENTERED, BA KA NDILE, KALIMWITOBO. TO THINK U WILL DO A WALK OVER IN BY ELECTIONS IS BEING TO OVERZEALOUS. UNLESS U GO FOR UNDER HAND METHODS, OTHERWISE WITHOUT VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION & MANIPULATIONS, YOU MAY BE IN FOR A RUDE SHOCK.

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  26. NOTHING IS GUARANTEED IN THIS WORLD. WE ALL WROTE OFF TRUMP, WHERE IS HE? CHANDA CHIMBA WAS ON TOP OF THINGS UNDER RB, WHERE IS HE TODAY? TODAY MAY BE YOURS, TOMORROW DOESN’T BELONG TO U BUT TO ANYONE. SATA WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT, HH WILL NEVER RULE THIS COUNTRY, PF WILL WIN STRAIGHT IN ALL BY ELECTIONS, ARE U GOD?

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  27. THINGS ARE TERRIBLE IN PF. AND HAVE SPILLED OVER TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. PF HAS NO VISION FOR ZAMBIA EXCEPT THEIR HIDDEN AND NOW OPEN AGENDA OF MILKING AND DESTROYING THE NATION.

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