Ant- Voter Apathy  (AVAP)  executive director Richwell Mulwani has advised opposition parties to emulate the ruling Patriotic Front  ( PF) by conducting primary elections in the ten provinces.

Mr. Mulwani says the PF has demonstrated true democracy by holding its provincial conventions where new office bearers are being elected to consolidate their party structures.

ZANIS reports that in an interview in Chikankata today, Mr. Mulwani said that opposition parties should do likewise ahead of the 2021 general elections which he said was not too far away.

He said those parties worth their salt should follow and  emulate what the PF has done.

Mr. Mulwani said it is paramount that all registered  political parties  should go for the convention to choose leaders of their own choice saying doing so will show the nation how democratic they are.

Recently, the  ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party held its first provincial conference in Kabompo district, Northwestern province where a new  provincial executive committee (PEC) was ushered in.

The ruling party successfully held elections for the party’s main executive committee, women wing and the youth wing, respectively.

And former Southern province Political secretary during the first Republic under the United National Independence Party ( UNIP) has praised the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) which has kicked off their provincial conferences.

Mr. Kasolo said the PF is in the right direction and further urged the party to extend these provincial conferences to all the ten (10) provinces of Zambia to elect leaders through the ballot as opposed to just temporal appointments.

He said only those political parties that will heed to the advice will be able to consolidate their parties ahead of 2021 general elections.

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  1. This is good advice. However, sometimes you cannot fix something that is not broken. I hope you can also advice the PF to emulate other Partys that have a non violent culture.

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    • We will not subject our great leader to an election. GBM will defeat our great leader and the party will be in the hands of the BEMBA’s. This we will not allow as our party was founded on BANTU BOTATWE doctrine.

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    • Who will allow the opposition to gather and vote?

      it is either the police will not give them a permit or arrest them. If not PF cadres will beat them up.

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  2. When PF wins the elections, others cry foul especially UPND who have held on positions clung to same positions for the last 15 years, Same PMs and one presidential candidate, its pathetic!!!

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  3. In Zambia today, if you say anything to put PF in good light then you are condemned to be a CADRE!!! It’s not a good thing but this country is divided, a huge crack has appeared on tribal and party lines. KK and the freedom fighters are dismayed and are suffering seeing what is transpiring-WHAT DID THEY SACRIFICE FOR?????

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  4. You need to hold meetings, have local teams campaign and then, yes, hold these elections, unfortunately the political situation does not allow, you only have to wear UPND regalia to be mobbed by PF thugs. We are a failed state. Killing our grown up democracy. Tell PF to grow up first.

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    • Very very true. Any opposition planning this exercise will be harassed by cadres of the PF and our Zambia Police will cite security concerns and rightly so.

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  5. If you are afraid to hold intraparty elections then deregister your party cause it is not promoting democracy you keep on singing about every day. How can the same people be holding the same office without performing. Being an MP for 15 years in the constituency but no development. How do you loose presidential elections for the record 5 times yet others are winning with easy, even the newcomers like ECL honestly. Please give chance to others. Society is not about one man.

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  6. PF has done a great job in Zambia! Please NEVER listen to the Namwala Party! Its politics are tribal and not based on substance! God bless Zambia!

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