A Youth Leader from the former ruling party, the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has poured cold water on the Patriotic Front’s victory in Mangango saying the PF has lost in their president’s bedroom.

Prince Ndoyi a former student leader turned politician said the loss by the UPND in Mangango was expected as the same happened in 2014 but that the PF losing in what should be President Lungu’s bedroom sends a silent message loudly.

He said the loss in Lusinde ward of Petauke sends a silent message to the PF that they should decode sooner rather than later.

He observes that the PF has lost a by election just weeks after the dismissal of MMD President Felix Mutati which could be a message from the members of their alliance partners who continued to help the PF despite not being happy with their conduct.

…”And in agreeing with PF youth protagonists like Munir Zulu, the loss in PETAUKE must never be taken lightly, and speaks salient volumes ahead of what is soon coming. The people are sending a message but it’s PF’s responsibility to decode the subtle message and the actions thereafter. But surely losing in Petauke is not only an insult but an embarrassment to President Lungu.

“The Patriotic Front has lost a by-election in Eastern province barely weeks after the dismissal of MMD President Felix Mutati. The blue province on the East which is highly an agricultural province and more particularly PETAUKE district and constituency are speaking to this years’ farming season and perhaps to the agriculture policies of our alliance partners,” he said.

He said the lies of the MPs from Eastern Province have been exposed as the incumbent has lost an election in his bedroom due to their insecurities about the alliance which they felt posed a danger to their continued stay in parliament if the MMD reorganized itself.

“The lies that continued to create suspicions and insecurities in the alliance between the MMD and PF have soon shown that lies have short legs. The incumbent has lost the election in his own bedroom,” he said.

He noted that the dismissal of their leader could have been the last straw for the members who continued to have hope in the fragile relationship.

“The children of Petauke have seen that the relationship between their father and mother is in reverse gear, and this is a tip of their reaction.

“MMD members have been unhappy with the conduct of the PF but some of them continued to help the PF because they believed that there is an alliance. Dismissing their president from government could have been the last straw,” he said.

Ndoyi further mocked the PF with a Nsenga parable “Ndeo yabene sibavulilapo jacket,” a parable that simply means you cannot remove your jacket in a fight which isn’t yours.

“With the card renewal launch the members have been given hope and see a leader that can bring life into the party so they decided to leave the battle for Patriotic Front, more especially for President Lungu, to gauge their muscle. “Ndeo yabene sibavulilapo jacket, is what MMD did in Petauke by elections,” he said.

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  1. Easterners, just like Westerners vote on merit of a candidate. This is not Dudumwezi. Can we stop politicking for just a while and develop Zambia.

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    • You are right Prince Ndoyi. I agree with you on that thought but I would like to ask you this (these) questions: Your Party (MMD) entered into an ALLIANCE with the PF in the 2016 Elections, did this Political ‘MARRIAGE’ backed by a LEGAL DOCUMENT’? Secondly, wasn’t your ALLIANCE equivalent to a COALITION WITH THE PF? If it is and your Party President was fired by the Party President of the Alliance who happens to be the Republican President, is this ALLIANCE still TENABLE? For your information, Mr Mutati, if he was a true politician as I know him to be, has the potential of bringing the PF government DOWN BY PULLING HIS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM THE PF Government, move them to the Left hand side of the Speaker and press for a SNAP GENERAL ELECTION!

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    • Just be frank with Lungu, don’t beat about the bush. People in Eastern province are failing to understand this bemba speaking leader who claims to be one of them & yet he has brought no tangible development to peatauke let alone the whole province. His predecessor in the 3 years that he was president, spending much of it in a sick bay, has put up schools, hospitals, universities in his home area. So just watch the space & see where this will go come 2021. Sinda was always a problem but gave pf a chance. Wait until Mpezeni & chipata stands up then you will speak well well. He must consult Rupia, his own people throw him out.

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    • SIMPLY PUT, IN A NORMAL ELECTION, YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME.
      In the latest US elections we just had Democrats flipping Republican Red state and vice versa for the Mid-term House of Representatives.
      We desire such so that little tompwes don’t hacking opponents in Xenophobic fashion. What an unwise and regional rant! Sit down.

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  2. bla bla bla. Anyone can interpret and spin any election outcome as they see fit and the narrative that supports their context. Prince’s analysis is not worth a further commentary. Seeking relevance for himself and his party. You have a hard fight ahead of you!

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  3. There is nothing like political bedroom. Thats just a trible comment.

    Pf won in managango because lozis is not hard core

    Today lungu is a Zambian just because he has lost in petauke in ka small by election. Your friends catch buffalo and hippos not rabbit s

    Am a non partisan political consultant

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  4. ECL does not come from Lusinde PEOPLE VOTED PF out because of a dull MP Who since entering parliament fails to debate and too immature. However, PF is still popular and MMD is not a factor we shall reorganize ourselves to face UPND in 2021 , no problem election just like chipolopolo and their She’s loose sum win sum Thus democracy bane

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  5. Anyoko keep pumping yourself instead of humbling yourself. Next upnd will be wining in the northern and you will be dismissing it. This is how change starts, just a small spark can ignite a big change in how people vote. This victory will give hope to many people who want change to believe that their vote is going to count unlike before when people absconded thinking PF will just rig everything

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  6. Wards & constituencies are not & should never be conceived as any body’s bedroom in Zambia.
    They Maybe a guest room for people willing and able to serve for a Season.

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  7. RIFF RAFF- YOUTH BLAH BLAH – True. A bed room is so private that you cannot allow anyone to enter. A ward or a constituency is open for anyone. Remove the mentality of bedroom and there will be no violence. Violence starts when people believe that it belongs to them only and only them just like a bedroom mentality. This party or that party wining here or there is very good for our democracy. Let PF win in the conceived areas of UPND and UPND win in the areas conceived to be PF strongholds then we will be saying democracy is working.

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    • I also don’t see anything wrong with a party lead by a Southerner winning an election in another province. Just like the PF won in Western. This is what we call One Zambia One Nation. But this guy who wasted time at Unza is simply a trbalist and a divisionist.

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  8. Chi Sharon…..you always see ‘Tribalism’ in everything…Grow up stupid fellow and try to argue non-tribally! If People in Lunte vote unanimously for a local candidate, it is not tribal but if people in Namwala do likewise, to you it is tribal!

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  9. Comparing a constituence and ward is foolishness and lack of wisdom.

    PF won a constituence, a district election for Lupososhi and 2 wards.

    UPND won only 3 wards

    MMD won 0 wards

    NDC won 0 wards

    From the summary above, which party should celebrate.

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  10. PF won 1 constituency, 1 district and 2 wards.
    UPND won 3 wards
    NDC won 0 wards
    MMD won 0 wards

    From the summary above, which party should be celebrating?

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  11. The mighty brave Michael Chilufya Sata started with bone Mp not from his own Town but others and there he was. MHS RIP my pen down

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