Mr Bilumba being welcomed by President Lungu and PF Lusaka Mayoral elections Campaign Manager Paul Moonga
Mr Bilumba being welcomed by President Lungu and PF Lusaka Mayoral elections Campaign Manager Paul Moonga

UPND Kanyama Constituency Ward 10 Councilor Brighton Bilumba has defected to the ruling PF at a public rally in Chawama Constituency.

Mr Bilumba has accused UPND of not being a party for grossroot people.

He said the UPND does not know grassroot politics and that the people should not be lied to that the UPND is the party of the people.

“I was the only UPND elected councillor in Lusaka District and from the day I was elected I have never received a call from the party leadership either the President or his vice asking how am working, but I receive calls from the vice Republican President asking me how am working,” he said.

“For this today I have decided to join the PF, use me am here to work.”

He was welcomed by PF and Republican President Edgar Lungu during a rally held in Chawama to drum up support for Miles Sampa ahead of the Lusaka Mayoral elections.

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    • The lure of brown envelopes too hard to resist for Mr. Bilumba.

      There are other parties he could have joined.

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    • The problem with busy foools in UPND is that even if they have a Mayor and MP in a province like Solwezi, NW you don’t see any difference…corruption still exists and the mediocrity still continues..if you go to other countries run by opposition parties you see a difference their Party President can stand on a platform and say look at that city ABC we have changed service delivery there, removed street vendors, built libraries etc that’s what we will do when we form govt but with them its just bums on seats.

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    • Moonga himself in the photo is a defector as well welcoming another…..really laughable….Lazy Lungu will surely have a lonely ending with knives in his back!!

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    • So another by-election?
      Well if what Bilunda is saying is truth of not party forgetting about him, then what’s point of staying?

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    • MMmmmh! THE DISASTER OF IMMATURE POLITICS. IMAGINE YOU VOTE FOR CHILESHE TODAY AS MAYOR AND HE RESIGNS tomorrow CITING POINTS RAISED ABOVE.
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      Not everything is mellow from the UPNDEAD way of doing things. Its a weird standpoint. Again I sympathise. Either double h doesn’t know how to run/lead his party or the so called “only” councillor did not know how to do his job. The later is rather hash, I take that back. The reality though, is the group of gangs don’t know real politics and you know what? UPNDEAD is a sheer waste of time. Imagine clueless double h as our national leader. He too resigns and joins the PF. Leaders lead followers/grassroots.

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    • Africa just won the World Cup for the first time in history by hiding behind France ????????.

      Of the 22 man squad France had in Russia 15 were of African decent. Our own Siwale represented the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise with class officiating in 3 matches.

      This councilor just did what the French of African descendants did. To join the winning team even if that meant making African babies in France.

      Whining Is Not A Winning Strategy ~ B R Mumba, sr

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    • Immature politics and being unprincipled coupled with exclusion governing! Imagine an administration which makes it difficult for elected officials to execute promised programs because resources are denied them for belonging to an opposition party! Its a weird way of governing and not in any way being a democratic operating system! It justifies the one party governance system as truth of the matter is with the way things are while the constituents would choose their “desired” representative so long the choice is not aligned with the party that finally rules the result is the constituency being sidelined! Case in point is the Southern Province where the opposition hold sway and government is denying meaningful development projects with the head of state blatantly admitting the denial of…

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    • contd….. resources because its an opposition stronghold! Lucky to some extent is Livingstone for being blessed with the Musi oa Tunya falls a tourist destination! Otherwise were it not for this reason even the little resources trickling to the province would have not left the capital city. Same for Northwestern Province its because of the mine and governments’ fear of repercussions by residents of this province! Thus I sympathize with the principled opposition elected leaders who still hold on to their principles despite government making it difficult for them to serve constituents! The weakness of defectors is lack of understanding that its not the business of their sponsoring party to allot development funds but only see to it that the elected officials representing the party deliver…

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    • contd….. on programs aligned to their party’s manifesto! Mr. Bilumba has caved and the defection phenomenon is repetitive whenever leadership changes! IMMATURE NON PRINCIPLED POLITICS AND POLITICIANS!

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    • @1.9, You are wrong. It is the opposition that does not want to work with the Government. It all begins in parliament. MPs are in the forefront frustrating Government programs so that people rise against the government. You do not recognize the President but you want the same person to provide you with resources. But even with this foo.lish attitude by the opposition, this President has demonstrated that he will develop every region of Zambia even if they did not vote for him. We can see this happening. You are a liar.

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  1. I don’t like defections. They defeat the purpose of democracy. However HH must reform himself.

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  2. Ok people i don’t like the way PF is working but UPND is not the party to trust.It driven by some groupings.I can’t vote for this party.If u read watchdog its message is about tribalism. Iwe nakana mayo this party called UPND.I hope it gonna die a natural death coz it’s people are to bitter n don’t know how to campaign.
    PF should just continue buildig on where Sata left especially linking Zambia and tarring the roads in all areas.
    Roads are important and can make this country great coz cost of doing business would reduce.

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    • Yes,
      I agree totally.
      Mrs Mwanawasa introduced me to HH, using my international experience in developing countries, I gave him some ideas in agriculture, mining and power generation. To this day, the arroganr man has not communicated bach.
      He’s not suited to lead this fragile country.

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  3. “ONLY A TONGA MUST LEAD UPND” says Ackson Sejani. The beginning of the decline of the tribal grouping UPND has started. The day before yesterday another UPND councilor in Kaoma resigned to join the party for all tribes PF. Political analysts have forewarned that the political fortunes of UPND will further diminish soon after losing the forthcoming mayoral and council elections that will be held across the country on 26th July, 2018. UPND has no leadership, no vision, no political strategy and no inspiration that is why those who are able to see this are jumping into the boat to save their political aspirations and career. Zambia is better off without HH and his tribal cult

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    • Zambia will be far better off without the corrupt theif Lungu and his gang of looters…..

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    • …the defectors all over the country don’t seem to be agreeing with you, Spaka….

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    • The UPNDEAD kingdom is so dead. It is so clueless. Why does everyone want to resign except they are defaults? This is so sick.

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  4. ….I MEANT AT THIS RATE. ….ALL THE ODDS ARE AGAINST UPND INCLUDING THE FIRES. AS ALL VOTERS BELIEVE THE FIRES RAVAGING MARKETS AND VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE ARE ALL WORKS OF UPND.

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  5. @JJ we are still waiting for HH’s nickname you tribalistic UPND cadre. Trying to pretend that you are a patriot when you are a diehard UPND cadre

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    • Its is illegal to be a upnd die hard but not a Tribalist upnd die hard. For you spaka and jj you’re tribalists die hards and that’s ok.

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  6. Chap knows which side his bread is buttered! Where his contributions to the country will matter.

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  7. This councillor has used his brain he knows UPND is going no where. What will he benifit by staying with losers. He is a grassroots man and he can read the mood on the ground it’s not about njala but reality on the ground

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  8. So he creates another by election worth hundreds of thousands of kwacha just to show the president that he is hungry.

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  9. Comment:HH IS NOT A LOOSER THE WAY MICHALE CHILUFYA SATA WAS BEING INSULTED THATS THE SAME WAY HH IS BEING INSULTED NOW REMEMBER SOME MMD MEMBERS WERE SAYING SATA WIL NEVER RULE THIS COUNTRY THEREFORE ASK YOUR SELF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2011 ,REMEMBER U ARE NOT GOD TO JUDGE HIM SOME PIPO IN MMD SAID PF SHOULD GO FOR A CONVETION SO THAT THEY CHANGE THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SATA HAS LOST FOUR TIMES ,DURING THAT TIME SOME MPS DEFECTED TO MMD SO DONT EASLY FORGET WHAT HAPPENED JUST SOME FEW MONTHS AGO I DONT BELONG TO ANY PARTY AM JUST TRYING SHADE LIGHT ON WHAT PIPO ARE SAYING.

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    • In Zambia times are gone when history may repeat itself. Even history is not happy with the insults being spewed by the opposition on the current administration, especially the president.

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    • Don’t compare Sata to a nonentity HH. Sata was not a tribalist like this kid. He had experience in all areas & was not dreamer. He accepted defeat even when he knew he had won. But this greedy bitter boy…..& has now resorted to fires. Heartless creatures.

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  10. UPND as a party is keepng or retaining HH as its leader at its own peril!!!You dont need a rocket scientist to confirm that HH is not a grassroot politician or he is simply not a politician.ALL SEASONED SPIN DOCTORS HAVE FAILED TO IMPROVE OR DEVELOP HH’S BAD PUBLIC IMAGE!!!UPND CANNOT CAMPAIGN FREELY IN LUSAKA BECAUSE MAJORITY PEOPLE HATE HH’S UPND!!!Today i was shocked when i saw heavy police escorting a van with few upnd cadres who were passing with a PA system in matero.Some people told me that they were booed at lilanda market.It is terrible to be a upnd supporter!!!NOW,HOW CAN UPND’S CHILESHE KANGWA WIN WHEN EVEN A SINGLE UPND COUNCILLOR IN LUSAKA URBAN CANNOT CAMPAIGN FOR HIM?
    Too much of anything is bad.HH has overstayed on top of UPND.There is nothing new HH can offer…

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  11. Bo “spaka like lilo”,hear it from us who live and vote in Zambia.Things are bad for your tribal party UPND.Your members are resigning in masses weekly across 3.5 provinces!!!
    President Edgar Lungu whom you call names 24/7 is the darling of the masses across Zambia.Politics is about numbers.if you see PF rallies live or on ZNBC,your eyes cannot believe it because all PF rallies are mammoth!!!Just ask your relatives in Monze to watch ZNBC news at 22hrs to see how mammoth today’s PF rally in Chawama was!!Normally,change of Govnt in Zambia starts in Lusaka and Copperbelt once voters hate the ruling party.HOWEVER, PF IS STILL VERY STRONG IN LSK AND CB URBAN,SO HOW WILL YOUR KAINDE WIN IN 2021?Dream on basankwa!!!
    PF IS HERE TO STAY AND MILES SAMPA IS 100% WINNING ON 20/07/2018!!!

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  12. GET ELECTED ON UPNDEAD TICKET AND BE LEFT STANDING THERE LIKE A TELEPHONE POLE THE NARRATIVE SUGGESTS.
    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
    It’s rough being opposition and strategy-less.

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  13. Ooops. Zambian politicians, full of mediocrity. Jumping from one party to another looking for survival, especially to the ruling party.

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  14. The only way we can have a voice in the opposition is by helping HH to step down as top-man of the opposition. If he fails to do that, then we don’t have a choice but to sclap off UPND.

    There has never been the best political party under the sun, however, tthe PF party is certainly the best option we have for some time.

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  15. With looters and thugs in government, it’s really difficult to remain in opposition where it’s self funding. The only option to the weak and paupers, is to join the looters. Njala yamunyokola. Good riddance UPND. Time will vindicate the UPND. Only genuine members must remain. Let the plunderers join the fellow Plunderers.

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  16. UPND is a TRIBAL & TERRORIST (TT) HORGANISATION. It is also a cult. It sacrifices blood. It just killed another innocent woman in the market fire. But the BLOOD of JESUS is more than the SATANIC sacrifices of any cult Horganisation.

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    • Gso u even know who started the fire, you guys are good, I pit u, too young and foolish to understand politics, but u will understand better in future, no wonder our forefathers kept u women under the carpet because u only see in front of ur eyes, u can’t even reason two minutes ahead.

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  17. Where is the story and photo in which HH is dressed in his priestly red rob? He is nodding to the sacrifice at the market! Why have you pulled it down?

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  18. I am enjoying the fun Hagain. When you say that upnd cadres were booed at Lilanda market I believe because I have seen that before with my own eyes. Look here upnd cadres, Lungu and PF may not be the best but people know that h.h and upnd are not the alternative, far from it. Therefore until something better than h.h happens, PF will rule forever. Why this is difficult to understand for upnd cadres I will never understand, oh sorry yes I do, when I look at their tribal base.

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    • Just wait for 2021 and see if this Lungu continues, then u will know u are just vomiting rubbish

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  19. Jj, we are still waiting for h.h’s nickname. We are losing patience ka, this is the last time we will ask you, your last chance to prove that you are not a staunch tribal upnd cadre

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  20. UPND MPs WITH THEIR FAT PARLIMENTARY ALLOWANCES CANNOT RESIGN BECAUSE THEY TOO ARE AFRAID THAT NJALA IZABANYONKOLA. THE POOR COUNSELLOR IS EQUALLY AFRAID THAT NJALA IZAMUNYONKOLA IF HE CONTINUES TO STAY AS COUNSELLOR. SO THE UPND MPs BY STAYING AND THE COUNCILLORS BY QUITTING ARE ALL AVOIDING NJALA KUBA NYONKOLA. SO SPARE THE POOR COUNCILLOR FOR HE CAN SMELL THE COFFEE AND DONT TALK ABOUT PRINCIPLES.

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  21. Insala teinobe, that’s how people with no vision behave, no principles, that’s just how we miss our blessings in life, jumping from one place to another, let’s see where u go when PF is out.

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  22. Shameful buying people like commodity, the foolish man doesn’t realize that he was used for this one day and then he will be discarded, he will have to kiss and boot lick lungu for Survival. The grass may seem greener in PF but soon the harsh reality of life is going to visit him. There are so many defectants who are still waiting for positions Miles Sampa has reduced himself from Presidential candidate to a simple mayor

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  23. If they were defecting at will I would give PF a plus. Unfortunately they are being bought. PF is busy buying those without morals from opposition. poor way of politicking. Not moved. This party is a disgrace.

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    • You’re in RSA so how do you know the motive for defections here? Not that I support defections. In any case Zambia has no political philosophy and ideology and as such we move from party to party like dogs without pedigree.

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  24. THE FOOL WHO USED THE TERM: “ONLY A TONGA CAN LEAD UPND.” DESTROYED THE PARTY. YES A TONGA HAKAINDE ICHILEMA, WHO DID NOT HOLD ANY POSITION IN UPND BECAME PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF, A LOYAL AND DEDICATED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UPND THEN, SAKWIBA SIKOTA.

    WHEN HAKAINDE FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH UNIP AND FDD IN 2006, HE CLEARLY CAME OUT AND SAID THAT IT WAS TIME FOR A TONGA. DID YOU SEE NAWAKWI CAMPAIGNING FOR HAKAINDE IN 2006?

    TODAY, HAKAINDE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN STATE HOUSE BUT HE WANTED TO BE PRESIDENT AT ALL COSTS AND TOLD MICHAEL SATA TO HIS FACE THAT: “WHY SHOULD A TONGA ALWAYS BE NUMBER TWO? I AM SURE THAT THE REST IS HISTORY.

    TO CUT WHAT CAN BE A LONG STORY SHORT: ANDERSON KAMBELA MAZOKA’S UPND IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO HAKAINDE’S UPND. WE ARE DEALING WITH A SELF CENTERED TRIBALIST…

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  25. How come the UPND councillors in the other provinces aren’t resigning? Do they receive encouraging calls from their leaders? doubt it. This councillor needed support because he was all alone.
    But unfortunately, this project about HH becoming President. mrs Wina was in touch with the councillor because she sees the bigger picture – running a successful government.
    This whole UPND vision is not that the party should get into power – far from it. The party is the trojan horse – what is inside the horse is the key – a Tonga President.
    That is why UPND do not made noise about printing ballot papers for councillors, mayors etc.. Only if it PRESIDENT.

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  26. Very interesting postings. But can someone advice Mr. Bilumba that according to the current constitution. He can’t re-contest his position on the PF seat in this parliamentary cycle until after 2021. So my friend you have lost even the little you used to get from the Council. PF will ignore you and field someone else to win them Kanyama ward in the quest of dominating LCC. Wrong decision you made. You should have become a consultant to PF and remain in UPND while chewing with PF. The reason of your leaving is childish. Imagine you wanted the entire Party President/Vice to be calling you a Councillor? When you should have been the one to reach out. Your impulse reaction will cost you. Hope you haven’t written your resignation letter yet.

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  27. One thing I am happy about is that LT has helped in letting the Zambian people know what goes on in the mind of the tribal and terrorist Horganization called UPND. At this juncture, even if this tribal grouping were to change its leader, the horganization is DAMAGED GOODS! Irreparable! Continue to burn infrastructure and see! No sane Zambian from SEVEN can trust Animo Farm! Thank God Animo Farm cannot be president.

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  28. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE UPND HAS ONLY ONE COUNCILLOR IN LUSAKA.
    SURE AND HOW?
    AND UPND IS EXPECTING TO WIN MAYORAL ELECTION IN LUSAKA?
    THIS IS A JOKE BANE.
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    MIND YOU BILUMBA IS NOT THE ONLY ONE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS CULTURE IN UPND.ANOTHER COUNCILLOR FROM NAMPUNDWE FROM UPND RESIGNED CITING SIMILAR REASONS.
    WHEN IS GBM AND HH GOING TO LEARN?

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