A youth leader has said the United Party for National Development (UPND)  should stop crying to the international community if they cannot participate in global events such as International Women’s Day celebrations.

In a statement, Prince Ndoyi expressed disappointment that the UPND leadership instructed their women to shun Women’s Day celebrations saying the event is neither a PF nor Edgar Lungu day but a global day that celebrates women.

He said the UPND should stop playing double standards by instructing the women in their party to shun international events while using money from government through the contributions from their Members of Parliament which includes women MPs to insult government.

“There was no need to shun women’s day celebrations as if the International Women’s Day is a Patriotic Front day or an Edgar Lungu Day. These are the same people who are going round crying to the international community but are failing to recognise international events.

The UPND should stop playing double standards, while they instruct the women in the party to shun national events; the leadership in the party is using money from government through the contributions from their Members of Parliament which includes women MPs to insult government,” he said.

He said the UPND leadership was embarrassed that they cannot point a finger at President Edgar Lungu when it comes to women empowerment because the President had demonstrated that he considers women to be equal partners in development by appointing the first female Vice President of the Republic.

He noted that it is days like this when stakeholders including political parties compare notes on strategies to improve the welfare of women especially on meeting regional standards and protocols on women participation in leadership.

Mr Ndoyi who is the former ZANASU Vice President further said it was appalling to see how the UPND’s leadership has begun to handle national issues judging from the way they are handling last year’s election loss as they have continued to live in denial by refusing to accept the outcome.

He also laughed at the notion that UPND women did not participate in the celebration saying the women celebrated with their colleagues through the various organisations they belong to.

“The UPND leadership in fact should not cheat itself that their women didn’t attend yesterday’s celebrations.The only thing that was missing was their party regalia otherwise the UPND women were represented through different organisations like the church.

“In a democracy it is folly to think because one individual says don’t attend this or that, and then no one will. People are seeing through the desperation of their leader to hold on to the party presidency. One cannot use such an important day on the calendar of women to gain sympathy and political mileage,” he said.

Mr Ndoyi commended women from the various political parties who participated in the celebration saying “the event is not about the Egos of individuals but celebrations of achievements scored by women in our different spheres of life.”

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  1. Why can’t pf accept that upnd will not parade itself before chagwa, we all celebrated women’s day but, the only thing pf cadres like ndoyi wanted was to see upnd members parade themselves before chagwa, so that he can start singing that they have accepted him.

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    • This Ndoyi is so blinded by PF bandits of visionless Lungu.
      Why was bandit Ndoyi mute when Mutinta Mmembe a woman was being assaulted by PFolice?
      This same Ndoyi was quiet when a UPND woman was undressed in full view of veep Inonge by PF bandits. To date, PF minions have never felt remorse, shame.
      There is no order, rule of law & democracy under PF~let alone women in opposition parties. The international community is the only hope left for UPND to have justice. Zambian institutions under PF are pathetically fermented.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • That is an insult to your mother, if you hate yourself so much why don’t you find another tummy to give birth to you, another thing it is legal to change names, just visit the the registration office they will help you on what to do.

      Thank you.

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    • We are talking about political parties here not people’s languages or nationality, why did you rush to tongalize the issue? You f oolish neanderthal.

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    • YES, PRINCE HAS A POINT, BUT, AS USUAL PEOPLE WILL POLITICISE IT AND STILL ALIGN THE RULING PARTY TO THIS INTERNATIONAL EVENT. IN FACT ZAMBIA AMONG THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND BEYOND HAS GONE VERY FAR IN HONOURING WOMEN. UNLESS, A WOMAN DOES NOT WANT TO TAKE PART IN THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, OTHERWISE WOMEN IN ZAMBIA ARE BEING EMPOWERED AT A RELATIVELY SPEEDY RATE. THERE’S TOTALLY NO DEMOCRACY IN UPND WHICH THE UPND TRY TO CHAMPION. WAKE UP YOU, UPND SUPPORTERS. “YOU CAN BE F00LED SOMETIME, BUT, YOU CAN’T BE F00LED ALL THE TIME”. YOUR TOP LEADERS ARE UP TO NO GOOD BUT STAYING IN POWER, “TILL KINGDOM COME”. UPND, ARE YOU ALL BLIND AND DEAF?

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  2. PF used to boycott MMD events and Mr Sata is absent to see the product of such actions. The is clear that “You reap what you sow”. This is a circus we should continue accepting until the unknown future. PF seems to be haunted by the continuous absent of UPND. PF should never forget that they behaved worst in this regard of working wt govt coz they even boycotted the constitutional making process with those who participated called rebels. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GANDER SHUD BE DEEMED GOOD FOR THE GOOSE!

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    • You are right pf called all its members who were part of the constitutional making process as rebels, January 2016 someone signed the same constitutional document with his eyes closed while busy dancing to dununa. When in opposition pf never participated in any national event, they are now reaping.

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  3. So if MC was doing something wrong HH should do that also? Always copying even if it is wrong as long as MC did it and when they call him under five you complain.

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  4. Legally if UPND recognizes ECL then there is a case to dismiss any court action against his election.
    Why bring TRIBE into everything. Everybody slow down on politics ..focus on Zambia and our FUTURE

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  5. Speaking of EGOS . Prince you are inflating yours by this article.. why cant we just enjoy our Country.
    TOO MUCH POLITICS

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  6. Do all women have to parade themselves in celebration? Think before your unwarranted rants. If UPND women choose not to parade themselves so what?

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    • That’s lunacy. Where is democracy in upnd then. Why are upnd members and supporters fail to reason on there own kanshi. That’s why we say your party’s agenda is centered on tribe rather than national interest.

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    • Who was headgear lungu’s opponent at the pf convention, who Democratically challenged him?

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    • Meanwhile they were glued to the tv’s. The fact that they never worked is tantamount to observing the day. If they treated it like any other day we would have at least said they have boycotted.

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    • They had a beautiful bountiful free day, but not paraded before chagwa.

      Manje TV niya nyoko?

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  7. OH CLAP UP YOU LITTLE BRAT, HOW CAN THE WOMEN TAKE PART AND BE STRIPPED NAKED AND NOT EVEN THE POLICE GO TO THEIR HELP. THEY ARE NOT HEARD IN ZAMBIA AND NO ONE CARES THAT IS WHY THEY ARE CRYING OUT TO THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD SO THEY KNOW THAT DEMOCRACY IS JUST A WORD IN ZAMBIA AND NOT PRACTICED.

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  8. Only reason lungu appointed Wina as vp is to try and keep the lozi’s happy. Nothing to do with woman empowerment!!!

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