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5 opposition leaders rally behind Lungu

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) autographs the visitors book during his visit to Divine Providence Convent School in Chawama,Lusaka on Friday,March 23,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) autographs the visitors book during his visit to Divine Providence Convent School in Chawama,Lusaka on Friday,March 23,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

Five Opposition Political Parties and two Civil Society Organisations in the country have resolved to rally behind the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

New Revolution Party (NRP) President Cosmo Mumba, Zambia Republican Party (ZRP)’s Wright Musoma, Citizens Democratic Party (CDP)’s Robert Mwanza and Peter Chanda of the New Congress Party (NCP) leader have called for political maturity and civility in Zambia.

Network for Young People Against Violence Executive Director Moses Kalonde and Zambia DNA Spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa threw their weight on President Lungu.

Speaking at a joint press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, the seven leaders said President Lungu means well for the Zambian people as he has stimulated unprecedented economic and national development.

They condemned the opposition UPND for allegedly perpetuating hate speech, abusing social media by peddling lies on President Lungu and the entire PF leadership that Mr. Lungu has failed to govern yet to the contrary.

They said the Head of State is delivering to the aspirations of the Zambian people and appealed to members of parliament to enact stiffer laws on those bent on hate speech, abuse of social media and fueling violence in the nation.

Meanwhile, New Revolution Party (NRP) leader Cosmo Mumba has appealed to government to consider renaming Soweto Market which was gutted but now being reconstructed after late fifth Republican President Michael Sata.

Dr. Mumba said president Sata pioneered the local government reforms when he was a Councillor, Minister of local Government, Minister without portfolio and Head of State hence, befits to be renamed after his sound works.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) greets pupils at Divine Providence Convent School in Chawama, Lusaka on Friday,March 23,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) greets pupils at Divine Providence Convent School in Chawama, Lusaka on Friday,March 23,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

34 COMMENTS

    • Selfish leaders want power at all cost. Failed at the ballot 6 times and now they’re thinking other means of going to state house. Shame shame. Mazoka is 100 times better it’s time for change in upnd.

    • Ma jokers yeka yeka….. please let us not report like we are leaving in Mars what is an opposition party ?? Better say “Lungus allies affirm their support”. The headline is too paradoxical for my liking

    • The President has my full support … he’s doing everything humanly possible to move this nation forward. Though he still needs to show that the company he keeps is not subject to scorn.

      He has to be above reproach to maintain moral authority and right now he isn’t. His opponents and enemies are using that to his detriment and that of the entire country.

      Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals ~ Author Unknown.

      The insulting opposition’s only strategy is paint him black as the most corrupt President ever and they want to use distortions, forged documents and lies.

      All these things in their strategy have no basis in facts and/or the truth. But they are not interested in facts and/or the truth. Their preoccupation is to drive that negative narrative hoping it sticks.

      They are a…

    • Continued…

      They are a bunch of failures, yes failures who have failed to get to State House using legal means and so contrary to what they want to make believe, we only have two things:

      1. A bunch of corrupt failed politicians ready to do, say anything and connive in any way to get to State House no matter what it takes ~ THE MOST CORRUPT OPPOSITION EVER!!! It doesn’t matter if A was insulting B yesterday and vice versa but today A&B are Joint Venture partners as long as ECL is the common enemy. Dangerous Snakes, These Are …

      2. A bunch of laity, men and women going through MID-LIFE CRISIS. Psychologists will tell you how dangerous such people are. They try to extrapolate their failures onto someone else in this case they want to burn the entire country with them as they go…

    • Continued…

      They try to extrapolate their failures onto someone else in this case they want to burn the entire country with them as they go down.

      NO ZAMBIA IS NOT IN A CRISIS, THEY ARE HAVING THEIR MID LIFE CRISIS AND WANT US TO BE PART OF THEIR QUANDARY ~ B R MUMBA, SR.

      That’s why you would have a Bishop in his own mid-life crisis of all people asking innocent people to start committing crimes such as arson by burning tyres in streets as a sign of revolt.

      So there you have it ~ THE MOST CORRUPT OPPOSITION EVER & AND MID-LIFE CRISIS PATIENTS!!! That’s a murderously dangerous combination.

      The smart people of the Zambian Enterprise get it and they know which side of their bread is buttered.

      The ConCourt needs to conclude the eligibility case yesterday so we know…

    • Continued…

      The ConCourt needs to conclude the eligibility case yesterday so we know quickly if ECL is standing and if not we need to find a viable successor because there’s currently NO ONE among the opposing candidates fit to move this nation forward.

      Leadership is a serious National Security matter and Zambia Is Greater Than Any Single One Of Us ~ B R Mumba, Sr.

      Heaven help us all …

    • I actually went back to check the quote “… Bad Company Corrupts Good Character ~ Author, St. Paul”.

      1 Corinthians 15:33 …

      The President needs to serious heed of this, it may be his Achilles heel that may lead to his downfall.

      When one falls people forget all the good one did with their only focus on what he did wrong.

      Please Mr. President you have no full moral authority because of some bad apples around you.

  1. For now am with the Patriotic Zambians….all those insulting the Presidency everyday due to their own political incompetence should sit down.
    They lost to Mwanawasa.
    They lost to Sata.
    They lost to Banda.
    They lost to Lungu( x2 ).
    How much evidence of incompetence do we need?

    • Totally agree … you don’t corrupt, insult, denigrate and impeach your way to State House. You have to have a coherent strategy let alone a sellable candidate.

      If these guys think they have a chance even in 2021, they are mistaken. The smart people of the Zambian Enterprise are the silent majority and always in charge of their own destiny.

      The more the opposition insults their intelligence, the more they loothe them and silently puts someone else in office instead of them.

      They will cry foul again … that’s the only thing they know best.

  2. President Dr cozmo..! Kikikikiki. Kuti waseka. How many members does this cretin have in his kantemba party? Insala kapondo banee.

  3. Bane no need to worry. If and I say IF they can impeach Edgar, it won’t make HH president because there’s going to be any election until the Vice President completes the mandate. But as of the moment HH is troubling himself and he’s lucky he’s got HBP or Sugar disease.

    • I recall this Wright Musoma to have been a cleaner at Advocate Malupenga’s Law Firm. Can he dispute this.
      These are what the late Micheal Chilufya Sata exactly referred to as “mwanshya neka party”

  4. Do u think u so called president won the election or he rigged?????? And the so called political parties Larry behind a koswe those are just booty lickers who wants something the koswe afuma muponto aya mwibala.he keeps on persecuting the opposition parties so that he remains in power.this time ubepelefye

  5. Let HH rule first, then judge him, just like Lungu was given the chance to rule and has failed lamentably. Suddenly, the so called saint chosen by Sata is not as good a leader as we all thought shame!!!!

    • Not under the watch of the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise … no one gets to be ruler over us so we can be their subjects, we only allow leaders to lead us.

      That’s the difference between a monarchy and a democracy. Monarchs have rulers (Kings, Queens, Lords and Nobles); democracies have one class called leaders (Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen and Congresswomen, Senators, Parliamentarians, Mayors, etc).

      No one wanting to rule us will ever ascend to Power at State House

  6. Dont just eat and let the country degenerate into oblivion.
    All learned Zambians must rise to the occassion and do the right thing. Support the rule of law and not caderism. Their focus is on amassing wealth regardless of who gets hurt along the way.
    Think twice country men, you who have been entrusted with the chance to make important decisions. Do not listen to hired empty tins for they make the loudest noise ans do not care about posterity.

  7. The unfortunate thing is that the seven so called opposition party leaders only lead themselves. We have not seen or heard about their other party officials. Therefore it is safe to say they do not represent any organization but themselves. They are better referred to for example as, Pastor Peter Chanda trading as New Congress Party. Pf needs to learn how to respectfully engage the Zambians not through these failed tactics of having the support of imagery opposition parties.

    • PF is far better off with one Anti-NYOO-Nawakwi than all these. At least the young man was magnanimous to say “insala yala njipaya” – not aya mapwetete. Even ba Davis Mwila SG is not comfortable please. Maybe these are Kaizer’s made support base, that he has the ‘…..same qualification with ba Nkandu Luo….’ as detailed by Hon Mumbi Phiri.

  8. tutemba parties – what a misleading headline ba LT. No matter how much you will try to cover Lungu’s failures with this kind of reporting, the negative situation on the ground is much more than what these PF sponsored one man parties can try to cosmetically hide.

  9. Electoral reforms urgently needed . No way one that underperformed can be a winner. One student writes 7 subjects and the other one 3 and get the same result. Who’s dull of the two?

    • If both have failed then both are classified as such, you cannot justify failure of any sort to be success. FAILURE IS FAILURE. No ping-pong here

  10. Comment:The road to state house for HH is like in an underground tunnel without any light. HH switched off the lights in 2015 when ECL had no influence on the outcome of the elections. 2021 it’s for who has a secret pin code for BEATING ka HH.

    • Lungu can not win any election in a clean and fair manner ……if it were not for lungu using ZAF helicopters and ministers to campain and rig , he stood no chance….

    • I DO NOT AGREE; FTJ BEAT KK WITH STATE MACHINERY, AND SATA BEAT RB PANTS DOWN WITH THAT KEY IN HIS HANDS. WHAT PF NEEDS TO MAINTAIN BEING IN OFFICE IS SIMPLY TO RE-ENGINEER THEIR WAY OF DOING BUSINESS IN GOVERNMENT; THE GOODWILL AND TIME TO DO IS MORE ON THEIR SIDE. HOWEVER, IF THEY CONTINUE ON OBVIOUSLY FAILED TACTICS IN STATE GOVERNANCE THEN THEY ARE CREATING A BIGGER WEDGE FOR THE EASE OF THE OPPOSITION PARTICULARLY UPND AND TO A LESSER EXTENT NDC. MY ADVICE CHANGE THE STRATEGY!!!!!!!

  11. Why are people even talking about ECL? A corrupt and worthless pretender to the presidency. No leader has wasted Zambia’s development time as ECL. To have ECL come back in 2021, is to sign a final warrant for Zambia. There will be no more Zambia. All institutions of the state are in a coma, courtesy of ECL. The magic year 2021 is the only year left for Zambia to exist, to vote out ECL. Wake up, people.

  12. Let’s face it, HH cannot and will NOT win any presidential elections and if he had any sense at all, He could learn from Changirai of Zimbabwe, Odinga of Kenya and Malema of South Africa. All those who seemingly present a false picture about President Lungu are cronies who were promised jobs by the bad smell HH in the failed 5 time attempts. The message to the UPND, if you can’t challenge and change leadership in UPND whilst in opposition, stop fooling yourselves about Zambians voting for UPND to State House.

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