President Lungu in Lusaka Lauch PF campaign cairo road Drive
File: President Lungu in Lusaka Lauch PF campaign cairo road Drive
THE Patriotic Front (PF) youths has declared President Edgar Lungu as the sole candidate for the 2021 general elections and has warned some senior party officials scheming to take up the leadership of the governing party that they risk being flushed out before the next general elections.

The governing party has also declared war against Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and former deputy chairman for elections Kelvin Bwalya Fube for having rebelled against the governing party.

PF youths from eight districts in Lusaka have vowed that both Mr Kambwili and Mr Fube would not be allowed to challenge President Edgar Lungu or contest any of the positions during the party convention in 2018 because the duo had exhibited rebellious conduct towards the party leadership.

The PF youths from Lusaka, Luangwa, Kafue, Chilanga, Chongwe, Shibuyungi and Chirundu have declared to have all the rebellious leaders and members flushed out of the party for allegedly abrogating the constitution and agitating confu-sion in the party.

Speaking during a joint press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Lusaka Province Chairman Hollace Longwe said the youths in the Province had observed with dismay that there were certain people who had openly exhibited rebellious behaviour to-wards the PF and its leadership and had been issuing reckless media statements without clearance from relevant authorities.

He said the Lusaka province had identified the rebels in the party claiming that some leaders were no longer in good standing with the governing party and could not, therefore, continue enjoying the membership of the PF.

“These rebels have been calling for premature elections within the party when elections were conducted last year. So these are rebels and not in good standing with the party.

We have been watching them and have been issuing reckless media statements about elections. They have exhibited all the traits of rebels and we shall flush them out. For us in the PF, Presi-dent Edgar Lungu remains the sole candidate for the 2021 general elections,” Mr Longwe said.

Mr Longwe alleged that some leaders in the PF were involved in covert and clandestine activities by holding dark corner meetings without the blessings of the party.

“When you are called a rebel, He said the party had elections last year and it was unac-ceptable for any member to start calling for elections or con-ferences now because the period was not yet ripe.

“…as a province, we support President Lungu and whatever directives he gives, the province will follow. We support the secretary general Davis Mwila so far he has been fighting for the cause of the party,” he said

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    • That is very good of the PF youths.

      Their colleagues in UPND have been stack with HH for more than a decade now.

      Am sure even in 2021 the UPND youths will again, as usual, relentlessly carry HH to the polls.

      The UPND youths have been doing the same thing for the past more than 10 years, expecting different results.

      At least for PF youths want to do the same thing expecting the same result.

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    • Well, many of these youths were not yet born in Kaunda era, therefore, please do not blame Kaunda for the bad behavior of these dunderheads, blame someone else.
      The problem these people take any effort to analyze situation and make their decisions, instead they go by the masses. As a long as one buys them chibuku, he becomes wamuyaya.

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    • A bunch of id!ots who don’t even know what they are doing. The man they want for 2021 hasn’t even served 5 months in his new 5 year mandate. Total nonsense.

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    • Not all Zambians are PF but most PF members are Zambians. Not all PF are youths and not all PF youths are a party to such outrageous statements. We are aware that two senior PF youths KBF and KC are lobbying for elections in the party from top to bottom. The statement above might even be pioneered by a solo power intoxicated PF loser taking advantage of mob psychology. Now we are told here by 2016 MIB and 2016 BB, as the votes currently stand (you know who) that we are ignorant, we don’t have ACCA’s, CIMA’s and we are not about to complete online PhD’s. Mushota naiwe ngawakolwa Christmas pudding elyo ishupililafye ayi? Kabiye uko we!
      Zambia is waiting for a raising star ba Lungu be a iyo.

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    • Is Zambia about elections!!! What on earth is this that we have to always talk about the next elections? Weren’t the last elections a month or so ago? Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic!!! Can we for once grow up and work.. Makes me sick.

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    • @ Peace for Zambia tell me which President has gone through three elections after Kaunda ??? Later on who is eligible to run through 3 elections as a sitting president …constitutionally Chapona is not eligible to stand for a third election he stood for the by-election won and served whatever was remaining stood in the general election and won and now he has to do his final term….besides who would want this riff raff government to continue ????? Seriously this country will be left so backward with politics driven by the Lumpenproletariate

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    • Lungu can be president of PF forever. But he will not stand on national level as the constitution bars him. He’s already serving his second ans final term. So PF can have him on yoo asvlong as they want. We’re not bothered. What a waste of time and space

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    • Kambwili and KBF must be flushed out asap. Every dog has its day. Flush out thw buggers. Ler them go and form their own party. Let Chishimba Kambwili go and eaen his stripes by forming a party. Otherwise, we ‘ll start calling a chicken; or better yet a christmas turkey.

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    • Just when one would think a generation exposed to latest advances through IT would breed intelligence to get it right ignorance supersedes!

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    • PF is its own enemy ….more like an amoeba. Which sole? Shoe sole or a lone candidate. And you want to vote by fists and pangas again?

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    • Lungu will be an expired product by year 2021.

      A Happy New Year to the Zambian Residents and Visitors.

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    • Really? Zambia is increasingly becoming a huge social, economic and political sewage under PF/Lungu and these youth don’t see that? Please, look for pyschiatrists, quick !

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    • That is the unit PF talks about, flushing out people from the party. How odd can a party be, than this…..? Kaponya’s making decisions after enjoying juntas

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  1. As useless as their leader EL, These PF thugs need locking up, Just because they are benefiting from running markets and bus stations s they want this lawlessness to carry on because they know that with vision-less EL in charge they are untouchable.

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    • If they were in majority the need to rig would not have arisen,They are just capitalizing on institutional weaknesses to do wrong,can you say the behavior of the concourt was the wish of everybody.All reasonable people wanted the case heard,what winner would be scared of a court process?Africa loves mediocrity.

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  2. Mr. Longwe, for all I know your Origins are Malawi and you have np right trying to promote ‘Wamuyayaya’ tactics here. Stop the rot and if you are a Kamuzu descendant go back to Dzaleka where you may be tolerated.

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  3. …iyoyine press briefing…..was there no question time..??…to ask the gullible ignorant youths if Chagwa is eligible to stand in 2021…and our learned scribers sat there ndwi until the end of the briefing…??…immediately the youths brought out their ignorance of Chagwa standing in 2021, the scribers were supposed to switch off their recorders…withdraw microphones and get the hell out of that nonsense….I blame the journalist for bringing this trash as news…

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  4. PF Youths are confused, 2021 is for Felix Mutati. Edgar Lungu kulibe 3rd term, that’s why Mutati is MMD President and Minister of Finance, the only MP whose calls the shots in Government. If Edgar, want money he has to ask Mutati, if Inonge wants money she has to ask Mutati, this man is the candidate for 2021 watch the space. As it is MMD MPs and Ministers owe allegiance to Edgar just for appointments but to Mutati for 2021 and financing. Even Kabwili’s fight with Bowman is useless as the man controlling Lusambo is Mutati as MMD President and that’s why he wont give up the position while he is Finance Minister. Edgar will be so shocked that his 3rd term bid will fall hard like FTJ’s because MMD is calling the shots!

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    • Which third term?

      Are you able to define what you mean by third term?

      ECL is very legible to stand in 2021.

      The only term ECL has is the current one. The 1.5 years he ruled was not a term

      Look, the constitution states clearly that:
      ‘where a person completes another person’s term, the period he/she rules shall considered a term if it is 3 years or more’.

      Thus, the 1.5 years was not a term and he is just starting his first term now. 2021 will only be the second term for him to contest.

      HH can hope for 2026, when he will meet a new person on the seen. This is for those that are worried for him.

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  5. SO THESE MANGUAMS THINK PF IS ONLY IN LUSAKA? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER REGIONS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE ISSUE WITH THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP? CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI IS RIGHT!!! OBVIOUSLY THE “UPPER-MWAMBAS ” WILL TRY TO SILENCE HIM OR YET STILL TRY TO BUY HIM OUT. I GUESS THIS IS WHERE WE FIND OUT IF KAMBWILI IS MAN OR MOUSE. THIS IS WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE. ONLY REAL PRINCIPLES STAND THIS KIND OF TEST. THAT IS WHY DESPITE WHAT THE OUTCOME OF THE PAST ELECTION WAS A LOT OF US STILL RESPECT GBM. THE MAN STANDS HIS GROUND. KAMBWILI ARE YOU “MAN OR MOUSE”?

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  6. It appears Mr Longwe has no ambition because if he had, he would know that in order for him to rise in PF, people must keep moving up or out. If ECL doesn’t step aside, it means, no one else moves in their positions, so Mr Longwe will forever be provincial chairman. People need to have ambition and be bold enough to follow it.

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  7. Is political life all about elections??? Barely 5 months after last elections, and you are already dreaming about the next elections!!!!

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  8. Sure? OK, but these “PF youths” will be so drunk tomorrow night they will forget about it by the 1st.

    Don’t believe me? Wait and see how many more times they make a similar (or even contradictory?) declaration between now and 2021. This really doesn’t deserve to be news. Next!

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  9. One time! One EL is the man, 2021 its Edgar v hmmmm maybe Sinkamba…Hungry Hyena and GBV are non issues that belong elsewhere far from politics, they are good for cattle rustling and paying tuma maliongos to steal maize from commercial farmers.

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  10. More rubbish in this God forsaken country. This is all Lungu’s doing. He wants us to forget that he is a Chiimbwi Without A Plan. There will be no progress in our country with Pa Fipuba in government.

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  11. That is very good of the PF youths.

    Their colleagues in UPND have been stack with HH for more than a decade now.

    Am sure even in 2021 the UPND youths will again, as usual, relentlessly carry HH to the polls.

    The UPND youths have been doing the same thing for the past more than 10 years, expecting different results.

    At least for PF youths want to do the same thing expecting the same result.

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  12. And the nonsense goes on. This country is in serious need of redemption from this PF rubbish otherwise we are all doomed.

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  13. @ 5 kabaso

    Which third term?

    Are you able to define what you mean by third term?

    ECL is very legible to stand in 2021.

    The only term ECL has is the current one. The 1.5 years he ruled was not a term

    Look, the constitution states clearly that:
    ‘where a person completes another person’s term, the period he/she rules shall considered a term if it is 3 years or more’.

    Thus, the 1.5 years was not a term and he is just starting his first term now. 2021 will only be the second term for him to contest.

    HH can hope for 2026, when he will meet a new person on the seen. This is for those that are worried for him.

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    • is it the reason why he is against those having perceived presidential ambitions? Uganda style rule, it looked remote but now its right on our door step.

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    • I think the issue here is that the ‘so-called’ youths are denying other members to enjoy their right to contest or vote for their preferred candidate. Issuance of threats and intimidation has no place in Zambia’s democracy boss

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    • Edward has to go back to his party to be assessed for suitability going forward. Why would the party be seetling for the same thing in 2021 then expecting different and better results?

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  14. Embarassing. Death of democracy has gained momentum. Things are actually moving faster than planned by the guy in Zim, Uganda and Zambia.

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  15. LUSAKA CAN NOT DICTATE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ENTIRE PF. UNTIL COPPER BELT DECIDES WHICH WAY THINGS WILL GO THESE SMALL TIMERS IN LUSAKA ARE JUST MAKING NOISE. KAMBWILI HOLDS ALL THE CARDS.

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  16. Sometimes I wonder whether it is ignorance, foolishness, idiocy or ukutumpafye…….. or ka K50 mwitumba. Such disgraceful behaviour.

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  17. Where is Davies Chama? The man has gone into oblivion. I know he is the Minister of Defense but the silence from him is conspicuous.

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    • Chama’s ministry is sensitive he has to work quietly otherwise he can start war between Zanbia and Asia. Well done Chama for maintaining the peace and prosperity between Zambia and bilateral and multilateral partners. Chama for president in 2021.

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  18. Ba Edgar is at sea on providing solutions to the country’s economic challenges, that’s why his dull cadres are talking about 2021 when they have just from stealing an election. 2021 is for Mutati the real President at this moment. Edgar should just continue warming President Mutati’s State House, balibateya kale ba Chagwa Insolo. MMD is the one ruling this country not PF, ba youth ukupwalala ati 2021 but you not even in power ba chikolwa imwe. Felix Mutati for Republican President in 2021 or before 2021 as the MMD strategy unfolds!

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  19. Here there go again. Instead of focusing on development they have received brown envelopes and have started making Lungu the sole cadidate for 2021 when the man has not done anything after the just ended elections.

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  20. The UPND has no mandate to change their leader. So let the PF also keep Edgar Lungu. Zambians themselves are to blame.

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    • Another case of brain damage caused by excessive use of alcohol has made his “learned” 1mbecile contribution.

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  21. One doesn’t know whether to feel sorry for Longwe for being used like ichikolopo or just laugh. Ba Longwe you have been in PF since inception but mwapela muli bu chairman, Bowman comes in from MMD mu 2016 ni Minister CB, where is your honour longwe if you still be made to hire drunk youths to hold unprofitable media briefings. Ala muchampukako, kwati ba MMD not always going nowhere slowly. 2021 is for President Wa swag Felix Mutati not chikolwa wa chawama nafuti iyo!!!kwasila tasila tukasenda after Mutati is declared our President

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    • @Benard POINT WELL MADE. THATS WHY KAMBWILI IS FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL. THERE IS NO WAY HE WILL ALLOW MUTATI TO TAKE OVER. YET THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. LOL ATI BA LONGWE IS A CHAIRMAN! CHAIRMAN WHERE?JUST A GLORIFIED KAPONYA MEANWHILE UNCLE BOWMAN IS A MINISTER!!!!!!

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    • Kambwili said no way he would accept Dora in PF but he later had no choice. He will have to worship Mutati sooner or later assuming he’s being groomed for the highest job. All PF ‘useless ministers’ have let their Supreme leader Sata down in death by succumbing to traitors who sold his hard earned fight against looters of the economy. The man fought tooth and nail for the marjority of people using his pro-poor principles and lived each day of the short life in Presidency for what he stood for.

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  22. Poor Zambians. You have been dragged right back to the UNIP days. Your president keeps the company of autocrats like Mugabe and Museveni who only know staying on even beyond their graves. Ndipo mudzaciona mafela!

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  23. It should be time to deliver development to the people,not politics all the time.When are you going to work?

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  24. The STYOPET PF-youths were in their NAPPIES when we rejected FTJ’s 3rd term. They want us to go through that again just becoz their STUP1D brains were (AND STILL ARE) too small. MCHXXSSSSSM!!!

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  25. It will never work.We know that Edger wants 3rd term nowonder is chasing pipo like Kambwili.He’ll see mu 2021.It will be like Guy scolt vs Edger.Ba Lungui should learn something from Guy scolt.Let him resign otherwise he’ll be in trouble

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  26. PF as usual in the stone age. Dear PF, please be advised that we moved from stone age, to iron age and we are now in the computer age.

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  27. Holy mother of God! We are heading back to the dark ages. Bulawayo, Kamalondo and the likes come to mind. Such backward pronouncements are very disturbing.

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    • Another case of PF induced 1mbecility has decided to show in public to which extent his brain has been damaged

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  28. Ask Lusambo and Dora what they said about Sata and PF. Kambwili is our next president so don’t just make your life complicated

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  29. Zambian politics is about elections and not development, and any corrupt systems have beneficiaries who as long as they are eating care less about the ordinary citizens. These so called youths are being used by a ‘God fearing’ leader. This is the outcome of yesterdays celebration of Zambia the Christian Nation. Hypocrites!!

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  30. Pay these hungry Goats called Youth Cadres with beer, beef cuts, & some Kwacha, & Hey Presto, their brains immediately go into reverse gear.
    Its known as the Dununa reverse thinking /psychology of poverty!!

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  31. I have always said it, Zambia,s biggest enemy of progress are illiterate I.d.I.o.t.s with voters cards, there we go again.

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  32. If Lungu lost in areas where those youths have come from what value are they adding to PF? Leave men of action alone. Go kambwili go

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  33. Instead of rushing to read what the Constitution says, the dull bloggers are busy spewing insults here. The question is: Is President Lungu allowed to stand again under the current Constitution? If the answer is “legally yes”, then rephrase your comments.

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  34. @peace

    for how long have u been following politics mudaala???

    what has been portrayed is political ignorance

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  35. President Edgar Lungu is allowed by the constitution to stand in 2021 because he only ruled for less than 2 years after Mr Sata’s death.this current term is ECL’s first 5 year term.many learned Zambians know this fact including HH.so the question is can HH manage overcome Edgar Lungu in 2021 especially if PF delivers development across Zambia between now and 2021?it will be almost impossible especially that ECL know it well how to win elections!!!EVEN IF DR.KAMBWILI LEAVES PF IN 2021 OR BEFORE,HE WILL ONLY BE LOST IN THE BUSH LIKE MILES SAMPA OR GUY SCOTT GOT LOST IN 2016 AS MANY MANY WILL BE IN ECL’S TEAM!!so hh must expect another defeat at the hands of ECL’s PF in 2021!!!

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  36. Lungu is ineligble to stand he served a term under the old constitution when running mate was not a factor the consitution is clear only 2 terms the 3 years to constitute a term applies progressively

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  37. @ 40 #zed #dj,

    A lack of understanding of what you read can also cause someone to judge matter s right or wrong only in their own eyes when in fact they may be totally lost.

    Yet feeling very proud that they understand, and belittling everyone else as the wallow in their ignorance.

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  38. Smoke is still billowing intensely in The Gambia and Congolese Demons are once again dancing in the streets of Lubumbashi yet here go the Ignorant PF youths making reckiess declarations and imbecillic ultimatums under the intoxication of Kachasu ! Wake up, its not even 2017 yet ! Bury your blind loyalty have the Lawyer President educate you on how the law works, if he still remembers.

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  39. The current constitution does not allow Lungu to stand in 2021. He is serving his second term now.

    But I know stupid Lubinda is working on ‘cleaning up’ the constitution to create loopholes and Lacunas to let Lungu on the 2021 ballot.

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    • When it comes to “political” youth, they never age. Born as 1mbeciles, live as 1mbeciles, will die as 1mbeciles!!!

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  40. Zambians please, don’t we have something else to talk about? Politics everyday, it’s just too much. The ink is still visible on our thumbs and we are back at it, give us a break.

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  41. WHEN TRUMP SAID AFRICANS NEED ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS OF COLONIZATION, I WAS VERY UPSET WITH THIS STATEMENT. BUT WHEN U SIT & REFLECT ON THE HAPPENINGS IN AFRICA, SURELY ONE WOULD SEE SENSE IN WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING. ITS LIKE A CONSTABLE IN THE POLICE SAYING, THE IG SHOULD RETIRE. WHAT THAT VIRTUALLY MEANS THAT THE GUY WILL NEVER RAISE IN TERMS OF RANKS. ONCE THE GUYS ON TOP MOVE, THEY CREATE AN AUTOMATION UPWARDS MOBILITY FOR RANK & FILE. AS YOUTHS, LET US NOT BE USED BY THOSE WITH SELFISH MOTIVES. IT IS EVERYONE’S DESIRE TO MOVE UPWARDS SOME DAY.

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  42. JUST TO RESPOND TO THOSE WHO ARE COMPARING PRESIDENT LUNGU & HH. ECL IS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA. WHEREAS HH IS PRESIDENT FOR UPND. THEREFORE ECL IS BOUND TO UPHOLD THE REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION WHICH VOWED TO PROTECT & DEFEND. HENCE IT IS NOT UP TO PF YOUTHS TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO AS ECL’S CASE IS NOT ONLY A PARTY MATTER BUT A NATIONAL MATTER. ON THE OTHER HAND, LET US BE REALISTIC WHEN ADVANCING CERTAIN ADDENDUM, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST ECL BUT WHAT IS IT THAT ECL HAS ACHIEVED TO DESERVE A THIRD TERM? EVEN THEN, NO ONE HAS THE MONOPOLY OF KNOWLEDGE. IN TANZANIA, PEOPLE WANTED KIKWETE TO CONTINUE BUT HE REFUSED. LOOK AT THE PERSON WHO TOOK OVER FROM HIM, ISN’T HE BETTER THAN HIM?

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    • With that said, I hope you acknowledge that by the constitution of the republic of Zambia ECL has not done any term.

      The only term ECL is doing is the current one.

      By the current Constitution, a term is defined to be a period of 5 years.

      In a case where a person completes another person’s term, the period shallqualify to be a term if it is 3 years or more.

      So by making reference to the upholding of the constitution, you do acknowledge that ECL will be abiding by, and upholding the constitution by standing in 2021.

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  43. Ignorance is the worst disease one can ever suffer from. These chaps are thinking with their bellies, please forgive them.

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  44. @ 49 JAY JAY LOW,

    With that said, I hope you acknowledge that by the constitution of the republic of Zambia ECL has not done any term.

    The only term ECL is doing is the current one.

    By the current Constitution, a term is defined to be a period of 5 years.

    In a case where a person completes another person’s term, the period shallqualify to be a term if it is 3 years or more.

    So by making reference to the upholding of the constitution, you do acknowledge that ECL will be abiding by, and upholding the constitution by standing in 2021.

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  45. Jay jay low, zambia should never again be “colonized” by any nation. We are a great Nation that needs to learn how to mature, act responsibly . What we are lacking is educated yourh prepared to engage in politics and change our future.
    How old were KK, MANDELA, KAPEPWE TEMBO when they chose to change the future for their Countries.
    56 years is not a long time in the history of a Country….maybe our expectations have been too high.
    Ask ourselves…how has dependency on aid, grants etc affected our potential to be economically independent..
    WE AS A UNITED COUNTRY CAN ACHIEVE MORE THAN IF WE ARE DIVIDED.
    Education is great…………provided you use it constructively. You young graduates at home and in tbe diaspora believe in your ability to take Zambia to greater heights
    To all…

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  46. To all Happy and Safe New Year . In 2017 focus on positives for Zambia in spite of your political affiliations.
    Mother Zambia stay BLESSED

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  47. Be very careful of what you say and wish.Edgar is not God and he should respect the will of the Zambians and not to impress a few and a minority group that will tarnish his name and his future.He should in no uncertain terms call or denounce all those calling for him to stand again in 2021.Remember what happened to Chiluba?He entertained this kind of nonsense and see what happened to him.I know there are those who may say otherwise to this but God is watching.Lets learn from respected leaders who served their countries and retired at the right time.Why are some African leaders so selfish.Anyway,we are watching the space and above all,God has never failed the will of His people.

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  48. The PF Youth are worrying about 2021. They should be worrying about whether or not Lungu will even complete his current stolen 5 Year Term? Lungu and his NIGHT and FriendlyJudges at Concourt made a Fundamental Error. Lungu should have heard the UPND Petition and then used the Concourt Night and Friendly Judges to dismiss the Petition on the basis that it lacked merit. Since Concourt decisions are Final the Petition would have died by the operation of Law. Instead of Hearing the Petition Lungu chose to use the Concourt Night and Friendly Judges to block the Petetion on account of Time Expiry. There lies the Mistake. Courts cannot use Time Expiry Technicality to block the hearing of the Petition. Four months later the Petition is very much alive. In Gambia Jammeh after initially conceding…

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