Charles Kakoma
Charles Kakoma
The United Party for National Development (UPND) says it never banned its Members of Parliament and Councilors from attending state functions.

UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has told QTV News that the party merely issued a set of guidelines meant to facilitate decision making among its Members of Parliament and Councillors.

Mr Kakoma says the guidelines were prompted by a realization that invitations to attend public events were meant to politically compromise its councilors and parliamentarians.

He has since advised UPND Councillors and Members of Parliament to exercise good political judgment when invited for state functions.

Mr Kakoma says there is need for them to assess each and every invitation, stating that the PF has a tendency of using such gatherings to infiltrate and destabilize the UPND structures.

The UPND has recently come under heavy criticism for purportedly banning its Members of Parliament and Councilors from attending state functions.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Ati “He has since advised UPND Councillors and Members of Parliament to exercise good political judgment when invited for state functions”. To clarify he simply means to stand/sit 50 meters away from H.E Edgar Lungu, even in a confined space! Lol!

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  2. Mr. Kakoma says the PF has a tendency of using such gatherings to infiltrate and destabilize the UPND structures. Paranoid?

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  3. UPND is very organised. I admire them though I am PF to the core. I don’t know why they are hated so much by us the PF in a Christian nation. Their leaders also have very good ideas that can help the country. Lets live like brothers and sisters, this is just politics.

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    • Kiki ati am Pf. You imposter no one here mentions the party they belong to. To say you are makes it easy to be identified as not one. Try a different trick. This one didn’t work. Besides I’ve never read any comment saying an upnd…bla bla bla. Why do you feel shy to say am Tonga and Upnd supporter.

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  4. Ha Ha will eventually bow down. He has seen that his stubborness is not taking him anywhere. HH aliba stubborn kwati bwamba pa zero four in the morning. Kakoma dont pretend. The decision to ban ur mps from attending state functions was stupid. That decision can only be made by fools and sata:nist who want to c their electorate suffer. Foolish HH and upnd

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  5. An MP or councillor doesn’t need to be invited if the function is within their area of responsibility. You must have faith in your wife otherwise you’ll end up buying relish by yourself for fear that “men have the tendency of infiltrating other people ‘s bedroom’s “.

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  6. Of course their earlier pronouncement – which to my mind was more emotionally driven than rational – was unsustainable. Now finally the angry boy has realized he cannot refuse his mother’s food forever! It is time to crawl back to the fold banene…

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    • That’s politics of the under 5. What you the supporters. Pure retards you are to e supporting flip flops of a party.

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  7. Okay, shall we have progress and move now. We are done with this and it is good development. I want when our President comes to commission a borehole in my poverty-stricken constituency, my MP must attend the function also whichever party he or she belongs to. Sometimes we must put politics aside.

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  8. The opposition UPND has banned all its Members of Parliament and Councillors from attending state functions until all the election petitions cases are decided by the courts of law.
    UPND Secretary General Stephen Kakuta said in an interview that the party will not tolerate any of its officials to be seen at state functions. He said the UPND has a number of undecided cases regarding the outcomes of the August elections adding that attending state functions amounts to accepting that the PF won the elections fairly. DECEMBER 4th

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  9. Clearly, the headline is NOT consistent with the message, and hence completely misleading to anyone reading in a hurry to comment, or anyone with little comprehension.
    • Given PF’s Edgar Lungu, alias VASCO DA GAMA, reckless frequent foreign trips (Ukuseya no kululumba) in the middle of the Country’s supposedly austerity measures,
    • given the audacity by PF’s Kambwili to cut a portion of Luanshya Golf course and unashamedly award it to himself and see absolutely nothing wrong with that,
    • given Edgar Lungu’s lack of clarity how in less than 18 months his personal net worth shot up to K23 million, and fail to see how damaging that is,
    • given PF’s childish in-fighting within PF which is about personal egos instead of national issues, and name-calling and lack of respect in an august…

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    • Cont’d .. august house like House of Parliament, ….
      ….. it is only fair and correct for UPND Charles Kakoma to caution their MPs to exercise good political judgment when invited to some of these so-called state functions. This is not rocket science, but mere common sense.

      But then again, common sense is not so common

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  10. nothing wrong in u-turning if necessary and if you lost and you are told you didnt win you stole the win then you refuse to u-turn, its terrible bad.

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  11. This under 5 party should never be taken seriously. They issue all sorts of threats and never even believe in what they say. Its a bunch of confused fellas.

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