UPND Mayoral Candidate Kangwa Chileshe campaigning with HH and GBM
UPND Mayoral Candidate Kangwa Chileshe campaigning with HH and GBM

Losing UPND Lusaka Mayoral candidate Kangwa Chileshe says now is not the time to give up.

Reacting to his loss to PF’s Miles Sampa, Pastor Chileshe declared that the race to 2021 has just began.

Final and verified results show that the PF amassed 81936 while the UPND received 36753 with Mundia Mukubesa of PAC emerging third with 7741.

Pastor Chileshe said victory beckons at the doorstep.

“To my President, his Deputy the entire party leadership, and the gallant and heroic supporters in my beloved Party the UPND, I wish to sincerely thank you for your courage and unflinching support and confidence you bestowed on me by standing up for democracy and flying our party flag with honour and integrity,” Pastor Chileshe wrote.

“Your undaunted and heroic support has made me ten times stronger and more resolved to look at the future with hope and great expectation,” he said.

He said yesterday’s election has shown that the upcoming times are pregnant with victory and good promise.

“This is not time to rest and give up hope, for the race to 2021 has just began in earnest, and victory beckons at the doorstep. I also wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all my collegues in other opposition parties that took apart in this epic race,” he said.

“Dear friends, you did not compete against me, but alongside me, for together we accomplished our mission and gave example to our people especially our youth, that political opponents are not enemies but partners in shared values and beliefs, to move our country foward in prosperity and equal opportunities for all.”

Pastor Chileshe has since congratulated Mayor elect Sampa on his victory.

“To my elder brother the Mayor elect, I extend my best wishes for the future as you strive to make Lusaka a better place for all who live in it. I will not hesitate to provide my democratic right to offer necessary checks and balances in line with principles of democratic tenets, each time an opportunity arises.”

He added, “To my beautiful wife and wonderful children, thank you very much for standing by my side, for fervently praying for me and with me, even when it seemed hopeless and lonely. I can only promise to love and cherish you more.”

“Lastly but most importantly, I wish to thank my God for powering and protecting me and my family throughout this whole process. Thank you heavenly Father….”So do not fear, for Iam with you; do not be dismayed, for Iam your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will hold you with my righteous right hand”. – Isaiah 41:10”

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29 COMMENTS

    • Kangwa Chileshe is not UPND name, a white man or Indian name like Sanders, Scott, Patel will win with land slide than a gimmick Kangwa or Musonda.
      Let’s be real, UPND need keep the identity of the Party, party of minority and elite.
      PF has maintained to idea of thuggery, call-boys, Katongo street dealers, crooked lawyers, low-class musicians.
      PF is party of outcasts.
      Pastor Kangwa Chileshe Kabanana belongs to Chistian Party of Dan Pule.

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    • I think people forget that UPND is fighting two parties, PF/MMD, When PF was in opposition, Their fight was agaist MMd only but now MMD has swallowed PF with RB has the gold father, SO the battle for UPND is even bigger, When i look at the result i feel that UPND is doing ok because they are fighting MMD/PF combined with GRZ resources, So heads up ba UPND surely your day is coming.

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    • You will keep preaching like your boss. People dont react well to the color red. Its not calming. PF will always win because of Blue.

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  1. Its not about you.

    If you stood of Pf you would have made it

    You are far much better than miles sampa.

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    • “Pastor Chileshe has since congratulated Mayor elect Sampa on his victory.
      “To my elder brother the Mayor elect, I extend my best wishes for the future as you strive to make Lusaka a better place for all who live in it. I will not hesitate to provide my democratic right to offer necessary checks and balances in line with principles of democratic tenets, each time an opportunity arises”
      How I wish HH, GBM, Kakoma, Katuka, and Kambwili would have such an attitude to losing an election. Zambia would have really moved forward by now. In fact iwouls say HH would have been a true opposition leader… Sibanga copeleko kuMfana sure.

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    • HH, GBM, Kakoma, Katuka, and Kambwili are the hyena.s in the cartoon “Lion King.” Always losing because they are selfish and greedy.

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    • Common man, be real. Only candidate who was better than Miles is President Saviour Chishimba.
      Miles Sampa is good guy, PF voted for him as party president, but he knew he was a wrong pick, and accepted to give to HUMBLE Edgar. Remember Kenyan vice-president came to mediate than PF peace treat?
      Miles fits as Mayor. Not Kabanana.

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  2. Comment:Good words from the Pastor,they can only be one representative at a time,wish you the best of luck in your future endevours .I enjoyed your reasoning in mayoral debates and only hope you perform better next time.GOD BLESS

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  3. Usually God help those who help themselves. If am holding a javelin or a spear pointing at my chest ready to spear myself, at the same time am praying to God that the spear should not kill me then it becomes an illusion.

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  4. Proud of your courage! Got almost half of the winner. May be u did not know, u stood along side a president and who has been in politics for a while in comparison.

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  5. Well done brother , this is the beginning of the mayoral race for 2021. This is the time for the youth to start taking up responsible positions. Do not sit back and wait for 2021. Sell yourself now so that we know who Pastor Kangwa Chileshe is. We need the new VJ’s of yesteryears now to dominate politics.
    VJ joined politics early and walked his journey well no wonder he walks with head high.

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  6. And where’s Kambwili’s NDC? Even the musician is better respected by the voters of Lusaka! Shame Kambwili.

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  7. Well done pastor, it shows how a humble servant needs to behave because it’s God who opens doors and closes the same. Sorry you might have stood on a wrong ticket this time round. Nice words to the Mayor elect. Try next time and please continue to be a salt and light in your team.

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  8. Kangwa chileshe this is your second loss ever since you joined the political arena, double check your political affiliation, I would assume if you stood as an independent candidate, you would stand a better chance of winning than standing on the ticket you stood on.

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  9. I like that spirit Kangwa! However, chose one; politics or pastor. You know God wants professed up right people as His torch bearers. Don’t follow blindly bro. Mind you: Cimbwi afwile intangalalo. Best.

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  10. UPND has eaten its humble pie.The rate of depreciation is worisome. Mwayumfwa dununa reverse!!!

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  11. Indeed Pastor if we field you as our presidential candidate we will win with Adolf we will continue to eat dust

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  12. Even THAT ONE after losing the first election thought the next would be easier and today he has made it six loses to his name. In 2015 he was bragging that he only lost by a portry 27000 and came 2016 the difference became huge. Stop cheating yourself kamgwa one lose is enough in politics otherwise you will become immuned and used to it. Your best time to quit is now. Dont follow after the steps of THAT ONE.

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  13. Pastor that tone will get you fired from UPND. chances are you wont be adopted in 2021. Ask Maureen she became civilised and the rest is history

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  14. Pastor you have to mind your tone, in UPND you don’t congratulate your opponent when you lose, you have to say it’s ECZ or EU behind the results. Kkkkkkk

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  15. Bantu you are right MMD is married to PF. Kangwa by elections are not even necessary the general elections are around the corner. I’m seeing PF not going anywhere. We shall support you.

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  16. Why should this young man who has a lot to offer zambia give up? There is more wisdom in kangwas tiny toe in comparison to lungus entire body. Keep up the good fight young man. We in upnd thank you

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  17. Agreed, sensible exit write up from Kangwa Chileshe I wish his superiors could look at political issues in a realistic manner… …am not UPND but bravo Kangwa

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