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Canisius Banda apologizes to the people of Eastern Province for urging the to vote for HH

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HH with Canisius Banda at KKIA this morning enroute to Eastern Province
FILE: HH with Canisius Banda at KKIA this morning enroute to Eastern Province

Former United Party for Nation Development (UPND) Vice President for Politics Canisius Banda has apologized to the people of Eastern Province for having misled them in 2016 to vote for Hakainde Hichilema.

Speaking when he appeared on a political hour programme on Breeze FM Radio Thursday evening, Dr. Banda said he is in the province to apologize to the people for having misled them during the last general elections.

Dr. Banda said he campaigned for Mr. Hichilema in the Province and the opposition UPND party got a number of votes.

He thanked the people that voted for the UPND but was quick to mention that UPND is not a good political party to lead Zambians.

Dr. Banda said it is true that there is tribalism in the UPND because there was a time when he was stopped from going to Southern Province for party mobilization because he hails from Eastern Province.

He said UPND has remained a platform for projection of ethnic pride and thrives on that.

Dr. Banda said the party picked Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as the running mate for Mr. Hichilema despite, staying in the party for a short time and not him because he is not rich.

He said his ethnicity became a problem in the UPND as he was called a mole and spy sent by President Edgar Lungu.

“They were calling me a mole and a spy sent to UPND by Lungu. It’s not President Lungu that told me to leave the party but because the place became hostile and toxic for me. I was not consulted about the issue of a running mate and only knew the running mate at Mulungushi International Conference Centre when filling nominations,’’ he said.

He said he does not belong to any political party at the moment but that he supports the ruling party and President Lungu as government has continued to perform extremely well as far as delivering development is concerned.

Dr. Banda said the story that was in the media that he was evicted from a house in 2016, was false and created to discredit him from being selected as a running mate.

49 COMMENTS

  1. Dr. Banda, Sometimes it is better to keep quiet than to make statements that don’t help you in anyway. You will apologize again, and again

    • How is this man even a doctor…hungry and broke with no morals. Stop dividing people Dr Banda just go ask Lungu for employment

    • This is another reason why docile Zambians need to use their heads when voting so they make their own judgement not listen to these politicians like BUFFOON CK and Canisus who will come to apologise after 12 months without shame!!

    • His story confirms our call that UPNDEAD is highly tribally charged. Nothing new here though. He stayed with it in his stomach. We believe you though you did not believe it yourself whilst you were dinning with these b.l.o.o.d.y genetic tribal bigoted goons. CB=CK.

    • I thought educated people should have principles. Anyway its just papers what goes on in brains of some educated fellows only God knows. Njala imanyokola siziba doctors. The Dr is slowly being turned into a PF vuvuzila believe you me 2021 campaign you will see Dr Banda flying with the president for campaign. The results of poverty musebanya.

    • I will plagerise some words from Much Mob:
      “Dr”. Mushota, Sometimes it is better to keep quiet than to make statements that don’t help you in anyway. You keep repeating yourself again, and again!

    • Dr with No brains, why start something that is past?? This dude has no direction that’s why he has no position in PF.

  2. Banda!!!!, am seeking donations for this guy, I feel sorry for him, a qualified doctor failing to pay rentals,

  3. An educated person like Can Banda should be scientific in choosing the direction to go. Yes UPND is like that and it is important to put principles first. I only hope GBM will come to sense fast and set his plan and vision right. However, Dr there is no need to apologise because what you did was purely political. You had your interest as UPND member because if HH was going to be Kateka, you were not going to do this. But one thing you should understand is that being a politician doesn’t make one immune from problems. The problems we are facing due to stupid hate politics you are part. So please let us rise above pettiness and draw a distinction between being literate and illiterate. Hope your apology is not because you come form there. Go everywhere you went say the same words.

  4. Interesting stuff from the good doctor. For such radio programmes to really help people know the whole truth, the managers of the radio station should feature both sides at the same time. CNN, SKY, BBC all do it and we see it. I do not know when the Zambian media will learn. HH and GBM are around and the next time they are in the Eastern Province, I hope the powers that be will allow them to use the same platform.

  5. Iwe Banda don’t be a cry baby.If u were not chosen running mate move on.Its water under the bridge.Positions come and go.Chagwa,HH,GBM etc will all be gone one day.

  6. Interesting stuff from the good doctor. For Breeze FM to really help the listeners to know the whole truth, there is need to feature both sides at the same time as CNN, SKY, BBC AL JA ZEERA do. We see it in real time but I do not know when Zambian media will learn. HH and GBM are both around. I hope the next time they are in Eastern Province they will be featured on the same radio station to explain their side of this story.

  7. “Dr. Banda said it is true that there is tribalism in the UPND because there was a time when he was stopped from going to Southern Province for party mobilization because he hails from Eastern Province……….
    “He said his ethnicity became a problem in the UPND as he was called a mole and spy sent by President Edgar Lungu”.

    I have no problem believing that, remember Ackson Sejani in 2006? Even GBM can not act as president of upnd.

    My problems with Dr Banda are that he despite being intellectually/academically more accomplished than underfive
    1. hh could dupe him so easily
    2. Dr Banda only realises the tribal problem in upnd today, which everybody else knows from 2006?

    Next it will be mr fat albert GBV appearing on rado Amano in Kasama saying exactly the same things.

  8. “Dr. Banda said it is true that there is tribalism in the UPND because there was a time when he was stopped from going to Southern Province for party mobilization because he hails from Eastern Province……….
    “He said his ethnicity became a problem in the UPND as he was called a mole and spy sent by President Edgar Lungu”.

    I have no problem believing that, remember Ackson Sejani in 2006? Even GBM can not act as president of upnd.

    My problems with Dr Banda are that he despite being intellectually/academically more accomplished than underfive
    1. hh could dupe him so easily
    2. Dr Banda only realises the tribal problem in upnd today, which everybody else knows from 2006?

    Next it will be mr fat albert GBV appearing on rado Amano in Kasama saying exactly the same things.

  9. Chikonko Mwikate Piligrim … kikikiki
    Take the Chill Pill Piligrim! Go back to your core business. You and your former boss are not fit for politics! Stop sucking up the Muzungu wanga anikonde way!

  10. SO,,, ACKSON SEJAN IN 2006, MS SAVOY EMBWELA 2018 AND NOW DR C BANDA 2018 ALL ARE LIES? WHO IS NEXT TO LIE? LETS WAIT AND SEE…………………NAYO POLITICS GENTS AND LADIES.

  11. YAMUNYONKOLA NJALA. HE WANTS TO BE GIVEN VICTORIA KALIMA’s CONSTITUENCY. WELCOME HOME. THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM IN THE BOAT.

  12. Efwe we knew about the tribalism long long time ago. Nothing new. Tongas r tribalists, always have been always will be.

  13. CB must be running crazy ,which people from east are offering your apology.
    be serious if you have nothing to say just ask for akabwali from PF quetly.

  14. It is a known fact that UPND is a tribal grouping!!A caller told HH live yesterday on Radio Phoenix how tribal UPND cadres insulted them in Monze while watching Monze swallows game.These UPND cadres ordered Kabwe warriors soccer fans to use tonga and forced to raise their hands(UPND SYMBOL) or get beaten!!!HH never said a word about this because he knows that in tongaland it is a crime to use bemba or wear any other party’s kit.THAT IS HOW TRIBAL KAINDE’S FOLLOWERS ARE!!Thank God that majority Zambians especially those in 6.5 provinces know that HH is a tribal terrorist and they cannot vote for him or his UPND!!!Dr Canicius Banda is just singing the chorus we already know!!!!

    • Someone was asking me about truth! Still wanting to know truth? Read #17 and you will know the truth!

  15. File: “(Canisius … this morning enroute to Eastern Province!)” What kind of journalists is Evelyn Hone producing? What a shame! Maybe not from Evelyn Hone but from Namwala!

  16. I am glad Dr. Banda got counsel from friends. He meant well to belong to any party but he did not understand who he was with in the union. Well done Dr. Banda.

  17. Only the hardcores cannot understand Dr. Banda’s revelations and insights. I know this man and he is a hard worker. It is sad at first I failed to come to glimpse as to what he was doing with HH. I am glad he has realised. This is the same thing we say. You can see HaJJ and HaSpakata or any of them sugarcoat it, it will still remain and come back to what that “guy” told Sakwiba Sikota, “UPND is for Tongas. You are not Tonga to be President of UPND!” Now let’s wait and see if one group of people can elect you into office to be president of all the people of Zambia! Small minds! Little boys!

  18. Yaba! Where is it? I thought it was going to be here! If the story were about the President talking about development or anything, it was going to be here! Tribalists! Tribal Horganisation! HaTribes Utd trying to destroy our nation! Hooligans and bullies!

  19. “ONLY A TONGA MUST LEAD UPND” says sejani. (1) HH is a hard core tribalist (2) UPND is a tribal grouping(3) TONGAS are tribalist(4) TONGAS have grouped together to produce a TONGA president (5) UPND is for TONGAS and TONGAS are for UPND (6) Most Zambians know that TONGAS are tribalists(7) HH is a danger to Zambia’s peace and security.

  20. If you share seat with someone who has big bums,you will find your self on the floor. I wonder why they picked GBM and left you out

  21. PF, as weak as its members are in terms of calibre, has acted reasonably in not accommodating this doctor in its ranks.

  22. Pilgrim this is not the way to fast track your appointment. Ask the professionals like Edward Mumbi, lifwekelo, Antonio mwanza, Cosmo etc. They will show you the correct way to do it.

  23. Better late than never. Dr. Banda that is your right, just like many other politicians have done, eg Chishimba Kambwili went to apologise in Southern province, Miles Sampa admitted, similary Winter Kabimba etc etc.

  24. After reading so many comments I have been compelled to contribute and clear the notion that Tongas are tribal. It’s not true that Tongas are tribal for he just wants sympathy from the people of Eastern Province but they proparbly knows what is best for them. My brother is just a failure and my advice is that he should try something else for he has finished himself politically. Iam an MP for Livingstone Central but I am Ngoni by tribe and I was Voted for by the Tongas
    Let us scrutinise some of these people that in this era of political dispensation I person can talk like that wanting to divide our Country. Shame on him.

    • Hon Jere, do not expose your ignorance here. You won because you stood on UPND ticket. Try to stand next time on another party ticket and see what will happen.
      They adopted you to stand in Livingstone just to pretend they were not a tribAl party. When are you going to woke up.

    • Dull John Chinena the fact that they voted for him because he stood on upnd means they vote for the party and not tribe you !d!ot

  25. What a failure and cry baby you are Dr. Banda. You are even contradicting yourself. The truth is that you are not running mate material because you don’t command any clought. Even as a junior doctor you failed. Now you are hungry and crawling back to PF

  26. Dr. Banda, move on. We are going in the third year after last elections. Do something for yourself,tell me your village in Eastern Province so that some of your relatives can knock sense into an educated man like you. Cry baby

  27. The most important thing is that we are one, let’s talk about issues that glorify God. We are not permanent on earth, as we are living a borrowed life. Lets talk about how to find solutions to problems and not creating them. Let’s love one another irrespective and uncoditionak to tribe just like God loves as.

  28. Sometimes PF is more segregative and tribal than Upnd. How many innocent civil servants and service personnel has ECL retired in the so called national interest just because they are Tongas or from Upnd strongholds? No other President in the history of Zambia managed to purge out fellow Zambians from strategic positions for the sake of holding on to power than Ecl and his PF. Tongas believe in Upnd just like Bembas in Luapula believe in Sata’s PF. Choma is a Upnd stronghold just like Shiwang’andu is a PF stronghold.and is a no go area for Upnd. Why is it that PF cadres believe that its only good for PF to have strongholds and not Upnd? Why should it only be tribalism in Upnd’s southern province and not in Pf’s Luapula province? This doc is unprincipled and lacks patience to be trusted…

  29. GBM wasnt as handicapped as this hungry doc that’s why HH, after having carried the burden of sustaining Upnd single handedly, for so many years, saw it beneficial to work with Wandalama Munankwe, who is Tonga between Gbm and Banda? Which tribalism are these cadres talking about here? One day thus unfair tribal accusations these Pf cadres heap on Upnd will back fire on them. Its common knowledge, even me I can’t partiner with a broke dude when a fellow rich guy is eager to work with me, why should I? Banda is not loyal and even Ecl is scared of trusting him, he failed the test of patience.

  30. These *****s from kumawa also, why did he have to wait for so long to speak out? Besides, Chipatans always vote “Umodzi kumawa” so as veep on the ticket he would never have brought any value.

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