President Edgar Lungu departs Addis Ababa Ethiopia at the End of AU Summit - Pictures Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has asked the Church to counsel some opposition political party leaders who have failed to accept him as Head of State.

Mr Lungu said he was shocked that the same people denying his leadership on the other hand want to meet him in person.

“Please talk to some of our colleagues that are still living in delusion and failing to come to terms with reality,” President Lungu said. “They continue to say Zambia has no leader, Lungu is not the President but as they deny me, I also won’t meet them. That is how it goes,” he said.

Mr Lungu said this today when he met clerics from different denominations in Luapula Province.

He said the Church should bridge the gap between political adversaries for the nation to progress in unity.

Mr Lungu said he and Government were part of the Church and the two institutions should work as a unit and encouraged Christians to join politics to bring sanity in the realm.

Mr Lungu assured the clergy that the country was in safe hands under the Patriotic Front Government, with development guaranteed under the One Zambia, One Nation motto.

Speaking on behalf of the clergy, Anglican Church Luapula diocese bishop Robert Mumbi thanked the President for the indaba and his commitment to improving the plight of all Zambians.

He urged Mr Lungu to ensure that Government enhanced the pace of service delivery in the spheres of agriculture and infrastructure development.

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Lungu be serious for once and stop hiding behind the church. Whenever an empty tin fails fails to articulate himself they rush to the church as a scapegoat. Look if you were really confident that you won those elections you would have refused to be sworn in until the legal process had been exhausted thus leaving no excuse for the opposing to label you an illegal president. However as you stole this election you couldn’t do that. Stolen things don’t last. Good luck

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    • Please engage the church in real issues. The Verandah is counseling HH and GBM, bye. Pass the wine please.

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    • When you start missing UNIP and KK, you knew that things are bad!
      Anyway, I hope we learn something from this as nation.

      NOT EVERYONE CAN BE PRESIDENT!

      Especially when you consider this fella evaluated himself and concluded that he did not have what it takes to lead the nation.

      This is his own self assessment, not mine or anyone else. Lungu said he was not well enough to do the job of the President.

      Let’s us not do this to ourselves again zambians, please!

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    • Hungry Hyena needs an exorcism to remove the sa.tan.ic streak in him, Nez( New Evil Zombie) and co also require the same deliverance. Otherwise these chaps are pure evil! JUst read their comments! Proper followers of lucifer! If you disagree then stop insulting and wishing death on others but you can’t because you are devil worshipers and you know that’s the truth! Simple and that’s a real fact!

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    • You see even in Jesus case his own people thrw stones at him, even some of those that he fed fish, even those he preached the parables to and performed miracles in front of. Its human nature to be evil and insult and backstab!
      Some of these sa.tan.ic blood thirty animals in the diaspora even visit the embassies and high commissions when the President visits those countries they are living in- they show their fake smiles and kneel and say how happy they are with the PF govt. Yet they are the same blood thirsty cretins that go on to insult and wish death. Low lifes and you know yourselves!

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    • Mr lungu reminds me of king Saul from the Bible, he is so troubled, i think we all who plays the harp for him and him he hates so much, am just wondering when God is going to raise a pastor with prophet Samuel mentality. I can’t believe the so called pastors sat and listened to that nonsense of someone trying to play holier-than-thou.

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    • How LOW can you GO! Trying to get the Church to legitimise his STOLEN ELECTION!!!

      And he says “I also won’t meet them.” !!!!

      To be a REAL PRESIDENT someone must be prepared to meet ANY ZAMBIAN. Obviously this has escaped Lungus notice.

      The GUILTY are AFRAID.

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  2. This man belongs to the Lusaka Play House, he’s a comedian. But seriously he doesn’t carry himself as a leader of a country. You can’t just say anything that comes to your mind as a leader.

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    • When people ask me WHY I do not show Lazy respect …I tell them the man has absolutely ZERO leadership qualities; this is a typical example, in some positions you can mold yourself into the role not with presidency you have to hit the ground leading from the front.

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    • MR PRESIDENT SIR, PLEASE ASK SOME SERIOUS CHURCH LEADERS TO COUNCIL YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT FIT TO RUN THE COUNTRY AND ACCEPT IT ALSO FOR YOU TO ACCEPT THAT YOU LOST THE ELECTIONS AND ARE HOLDING ON THE PRESIDENCY OF OUR COUNTRY ILLEGALY IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS I PRAY . AMEN.

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  3. They should start with a convicted clueless,useless,heartless,merciless,needless,brainless,directionless,ruthless,spineless and economical destroyer drunkard from the shambles of chairman bars.

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  4. They should start with a convicted clueless,useless,heartless,merciless,needless,brainless,directionless,ruthless,spineless and economical destroyer drunkard from the shambles of chawama bars.

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  5. Are you sure your conscience is clear Mr President when the officers at ECZ are resigning one after another? Don’t pretend and use God’s name in vain. It is dangerous.

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  6. The majority haven’t and will never accept his fraudulent election. If he is confident he won then let the petition be head. But he being a career criminal this is not an option.

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  7. Lungu cannot pretend that the 2016 Presidential Elections were not disputed. These Elections were disputed and duly Petitioned at Concourt. That Petition has not yet been heard, determined and disposed off. Lungu was not democratically, legally and constitutionally elected and hence the Petition. That makes Lungu an illegiitmate President. Lungu claims that Luapula Province made him win the Elections and meet the 50% + 1 Vote threshold. Since Lungu has the evidence showing how he won the Elections why not present this evidence in Court proving that he genuinely, fairly and openly won these elections. If Lungu can allow the Petition to be heard and disposed off and the Court declares him a Winner then, most Zambians will recognise him as the legitimate President. Blocking the Petition…

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  8. Meanwhile Mr Lungu has refused to accept that he’s leading Zambia into more poverty,more joblessness,more slum dwellers and higher indebtedness.

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  9. Its good to hear Edgar Chagwa Lungu conceding is not the president of the whole Zambia. This message has finally sunk in him. However, his appeal can not be taken seriously because even the church knows that he stole the elections results. He goes in Zambian history as one who stole election results ending being president of half Zambia. Mmmmm what a nice legacy to your children.

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  10. Namwe a Lungu, nanga ma Donkey yakumvwa? Olo ukambe tyani weo Lungu they can only give you a tribal response ati mice eater. Mbweba ni delicacy. Lets not waste precious time on UPNDonkeys.
    Tomorrow they will remember to call GBM monkey eater again. Tribe is deeprooted in UPND. They will never accept a fellow Zambian as their leader unless he hails from one of those areas.

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  11. Problem tribal is deep rooted in ZAMBIA. Why not change to ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE then maybe we take a step closer to unity.

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    • And just tell us who brought up tribal divisions to try and win an election in Zambia?

      Lungus legacy will go down in history as the one who was so desperate to be president he was prepared to destroy the unity of the Nation to get there.

      And the RULE of LAW too!

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  12. You’re the president of Zambia.Wether the opposition accept it or not.Just continue working my president,you’re doing a tremendous job so far.Don’t listen to these PC critics.Come 2021,it’s going to be another DUNUNA.They will cry again,CHIKONKO MWIKATE.

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  13. Spot on Mr President, you can’t meet people who does not recognize you in the first place. Let them first accept ECL is Zambia Republican President kwamana

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  14. Mr President us the majority of Zambians voted for you and are firmly behind you. HH worshippers please continue to insult and disrespect the President so that you display your true colours which are from the pit of hell

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  15. Zambia’s main problem is Leadership Failure and that problem is ECL. ECL wants to wish away that the 2016 Eelections were not disputed and were not Petitioned by HH & GBM. Lungu wants the Petitioners to forget about the Petition and recognise the Election Thief as the Legitimate President of Zambia. That is irrational thinking and the Petitioners will not withdraw the Petition from Court until it is Heard, Determined and the Court declares a Winner. This impasse can only be resolved if the AU and SADC step in. SADC urgently needs to do in Zambia what Ecowas did in Gambia. Lungu claims that he won the Elections so SADC and AU should simply force Lungu to produce the evidence in Court showing that he won. HH & GBM will also produce their evidence is Court showing how Lungu stole the…

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    • Because some politician wanted his tribesmen to vote for him, he came up with lies about tongas, he preached to his tribesmen that a tonga president will come and take all those not working to go and work in farms, strangely now everyone is saying agriculture is the way to go, secondly he preached that a tonga president will allow farmers to roam into cairo road with ox drawn carts and cattle will feeding at parliament grounds, and people literally took that as gospel truth, the truth of the matter is the same politician just hated tongas, and his hate for tongas just gave him a attack. mhsrip.

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    • Replace Zambians with Bembas,if it was true Zambians did not trust a tonga president PF would not have involved themselves in the unprecedented bribery,violence and rigging never seen before in the history of this country.Whats is annoying is this occupied them the whole of their first term of office unfortunately to the country at a cost of 10 billion USA dollars NOW WE ARE BLOKE LIKE A CHURCH MOUSE.

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  16. This looks like a UPND zone with nothing constructive.. Your bitterness is very conspicious. This is a congregation of haters. By the way, indeed, why does your president want to meet my president secretly? Come on. I know most of you guys were promised jobs back home. So now you are stuck with no plan B but to blog your hate. Start moulding a leader so that we can support you next time. Or have you given up and see this as your only vent of bitter disappointment? Do not lose hope. Make us believe in your cause instead of being such negative witch hunting energy

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    • It good that you coming to terms that we have our own president, and you president has always been begging for those wish solutions to come and help him sought out the economic mess he is leading you into, there is nothing wrong with someone with a bigger heart to help a lost soul.

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  17. Mr. President, there is only one solution to the impasse you have alluded to. Unbribe the concourt judges so that they undo their judgement [or was there one?] and hear the petition. Without this, forget about legitimacy.

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  18. Almost 6 months has elapsed since the last election and we still talk about concourt and petition? when are we going to stop this topic and move forward brothers and sister of my beloved country?????????????????.I really don’t have any reasonable grounds to believe the petition will ever be heard .To remove the sitting government from power by an opposition, a landslide victory is needed. I feel and its time for the UPND and its sympathizers to re organize themselves and aim for the landslide victory in 2021 than wasting time on petitions that might not be heard at all. HH still remains my future president of Zambia and the ONLY president just after 2021.Hateful speech , insults , refusing Lungu as president is share waste of precious time .

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    • This is wrong thinking. Who told you that you need a landslide in order to remove a sitting government? Are you admitting that the election was rigged? What you need are numbers, just more votes than the other whether a sitting president or not, and this is exactly what happened. Lungu lost the election but rigged to remain at the helm. The petition must be heard. As long as the petition is not heard, we shall always believe that Lungu rigged the election. Why did he fear to have the petition heard; why didn’t he hand over to the Speaker when the petition was filed? There is no other reason other than fear of being exposed. So don’t bring your warped thinking to this forum. The election was rigged.

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  19. according to the constitution the concourt needs to do two things wen there is a petition
    1.declare who the legitimate winner of the elections
    2 declare if there was no winner of the elections then allow a rerun
    wen an election is petitioned the declaration by ECZ is set aside now that the concourt did not declare any one winner how did President Edgar Lungu get sworn in? Someone must explain that part because it still leaves me with unanswered questions.

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  20. He doesn’t look like President,always moving like he is afraid of something, sometimes his hands together like he has been cuffed why? Just asking.

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  21. IN AS MUCH AS EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO COMMENT ON ANY MATTER, LET US REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A CIVIC DUTY TO RESPECT THE PRESIDENCY REGARDLESS OF WHO IS THERE. EVEN AS CHRISTIANS, WE ARE URGED TO RESPECT THOSE IN AUTHORITY. ON THE OTHER HAND, IS THERE REALLY ANY NEED TO LABEL ANOTHER PERSON ESPECIALLY A LEADER OF THE BIGGEST OPPOSITION PARTY AS A DEVIL WORSHIPER? IN AS FAR AS I KNOW, HE GOES TO SDA, ARE U IMPLYING THAT THEY WORSHIP THE DEVIL THERE? LET US BE SOBER IN OUR COMMENTS & DO UNTO OTHERS AS WE WOULD WISH THEM DO UNTO US

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  22. Never bow to corruption! Never bow to an illegitimate leadership! Never bow to a crooked political party! Never give in to thugs and thieves disguised as leaders!

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  23. Lungu knows that there is nobody in the Toothless SADC to force him to Hear the UPND Petition in Court and prove how he won. Lungu is counting on Dictators like Mu7,Mugabe, DoSantos to support him. Hearing the Petition is suicidal to Lungu so he would rather limp on as a n Illegitimate President than to allow the fatal Petition to be heard.What matters for Lungu is to retain power Rightly or wrongly. Possession is Nine Tenth of the Law. Lungu knows that docile SADC is not able to force him to allow the hearing of the Petition. AU and Ecowas cannot impose a political solution on SADC and Lungu in Zambia.

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