President Edgar Lungu ushers the way to the Special Envoy from the office of the Commonwealth Secretary General Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at State House shortly after he called on the President 
COMMONWEALTH secretary general Patricia Scotland’s envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, says the road-map leading to the process of dialogue and reconciliation ahead of the 2021 general elections is expected to be set up by December this year.

Addressing a press briefing yesterday, Professor Gambari said the road-map to the process leading to dialogue and reconciliation among political stakeholders in Zambia is expected to be set up soon.

Meanwhile, the Patriotic Front (PF) says it is willing and ready to engage in dialogue with the opposition UPND.

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said that the ruling party is willing and more than ready to engage in dialogue with the UPND for national development.

Mr Mwila said that this is evidenced in President Edgar Lungu’s speech who committed the party to dialogue.

He said that President Lungu’s speech emphasised more on dialogue and national unity and urged all Zambians to heed the President’s call.

Mr Mwila was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka.

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  1. Just let them deal with Frank bwalya Sunday chanda and mumbi phiri. HE ECL shouldn’t be distracted with such trivialities of crying under5s.

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    • Would not agree more…these cry babies are a waste of time. Let them go and talk to maimane

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  2. @3 HH Oval Head, exactly my thoughts…kikikikiki……
    But remember that under5 wants to make his name among his followers by being seen to be talking to diplomats, Patricia and her envoy, Presidents etc. For example what most people missed about the purpose of his trip to South Africa was that he expected to be given the status of a special guest of the South African parliament which would have given him a seat inside the chamber and a guaranteed handshake by the South African President Jacob Zuma. But no, he ended up sitting with me in the public gallery. This damaged his ego greatly, not to mention his speeches which left him permanently damaged ideologically in the eyes of Zambians back home. Shooting himself in the foot is his speciality this under5 of ours. To salvage a bit of…

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  3. ….. Shooting himself in the foot is his speciality this under5 of ours. To salvage a bit of his ego, he had to rush back home to be seen shaking hands with Patricia’s envoy. No, boss-under5, nothing will save you but good behaviour befitting a Zambian leader at all times.

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  4. I imagine the picture when Patricia’s envoy sat with under5 and his UPNDonkeys to discuss the process of dialogue. Prof Gambari addresses the Donkeys like this: “I am from State House where I met His Excellency President Lungu. The President remains committed to dialogue…..”. And for the benefit of their regional followers under5 and his UPNDonkeys come to the public and say “we don’t recognise the President”, “all court cases will be heard”, and finally add as an after thought: “we are committed peace and delelopment for tye benefit of our people. Come on under5, just a while ago, didn’t you say that you are committed to armageddon in Zambia? Is it correction working on you or is it Patricia?

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  5. I imagine the picture when Patricia’s envoy sat with under5 and his UP.N.Donkeys to discuss the process of dialogue. Prof Gambari addresses the Donkeys like this: “I am from State House where I met His Excellency President Lungu. The President remains committed to dialogue…..”. And for the benefit of their regional followers under5 and his U.PN.Donkeys come to the public and say “we don’t recognise the President”, “all court cases will be heard”, and finally add as an after thought: “we are committed to peace and development for the benefit of our people”.
    Come on under5, just a while ago, didn’t you say that you are committed to armageddon in Zambia? Didn’t you torch a few markets, schools and other public property serving the poor in our society? Is it correction…

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    Come on under5, just a while ago, didn’t you say that you are committed to armageddon in Zambia? Didn’t you torch a few markets, schools and other public property serving the poor in our society? Is it correction working on you or is it Patricia?
    Well under5, I think you should come down to earth and apologise to the people of Zambia. Otherwise it is not clear where you stand or what you stand for as you aspire to lose the elections in 2021.

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  7. One thing is certain and for sure though, that you under5 will never ever in your remaining opposition life, never ever block Eagle One or do anything else even remotely similar to that.

    We know that it was your self defeating ego of trying to show off to your ignorant supporters that you under5 enjoy the same status as the President. But ignorant as your followers are, you forgot that you were in a private vehicle and NOT Eagle One.

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  8. I hope this dialogue is between Political Parties. There is a Government in place in this country and I do not expect any other person to be in control in this country. So please the opposition should avoid being seen as the one in control of the process or else it will not go anywhere

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  9. Dialogue should not be between UPND and PF. It should be between all political parties that participated in the 2016 elections and are planning to be part of 2021 elections. If PF agrees to dialogue only with UPND they will indirectly be saying that not ECZ but them control elections in Zambia.

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  10. We shouldn’t set an example that we will regret with in the future. Dialogue should be around electral reforms and not petitions. Petitions should be dialogued with the courts. President Lungu & PF should only come to the table if the oppositions want to discuss reforms not the legitimate of his election in 2016.

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  11. Why wait for December 2017 to start the Dialogue why?We saw UPND giving its Position Paper to the Mediator but we haven’t seen PF do the same. We wonder what is Lungu and PF’s Position is on the Dialogue? Will the Commonwealth apologize for declaring the Kenyan Election free,fair and prematurely? Mr John Kerry and the Carter Centre have apologized to Raila Odinga and his NASA Alliance for forcing them to concede defeat when in fact the Election was flawed. Odinga and NASA have been vindicated by the Supreme Court of Kenya when it declared the Presidential Election Invalid,Null and Void due to numerous irregularities and illegalities committed by EIBC. Following the Kenyan Precedent the Commonwealth and other Foreign Election Observers who observed Zambia’s 2016 Election must…

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