United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Stephen Katuka
United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Stephen Katuka

UPND Secretary General, Stephen Katuka has said that the performance of his party in the just-ended by elections is not bad. Commenting on the results of the just ended elections, Mr. Katuka said that results were not bad because the UPND has won a seat in Lusinde in Petauke, a place perceived to be Patriotic Front stronghold.

The UPND has won three local government ward by elections out of the seven elections held yesterday.

Mr. Katuka told ZNBC News in an interview that the elections have shown that the country has two political parties, the PF and UPND because in places where the PF comes out first the opposition UPND is second or vice versa.

Mr. Katuka said that PF needs to realize that the UPND is an equal partner and must draw value from the Opposition political party.

In Parliamentary elections held yesterday, UPND lost a seat to the ruling PF. PF won the Mangango parliamentary by election beating its closest rival, the opposition United Party for National Development.

PF Candidate Godwin Putu polled 5,618 votes while UPND candidate Akakendelwa Mwendoi got 3,987 votes.

United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia Candidate Chingumba Kabindama polled 607 votes and National Democratic Congress candidate Yuvwenu Kashandola got 122 votes.

The Mangango parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of UPND parliamentarian Naluwa Mweene who died in road accident in August this year.

A total 10, 488 were cast and 114 votes were rejected.

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    • Actually this is extremely very bad. This was your own seat, which has been taken from UPND.

      It’s this kind of stup1d pride that is costing you to keep going down.

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    • what the hell is this guy smoking, hh will never go to plot one with such people.

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    • Katuka is right ,he understands the dynamics of Zambian politics.

      I have a PhD in political science.
      A political guru.
      If you don’t accept what have just alluded to, go and argue with your ancestors in your village.

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    • Ndola…. – People like Stephen Katuka are happy because he has a parliamentary seat hence he is overpaid too comfortable to worry about losing 4 seats out of 7 ….these chaps are just wait for a fat gratuity at the end of the term.

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    • THE POTROZ AND CICOTAFS HAS TRIED HIS BEST TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU CHAPS THAT YOU MUST BE PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT, BUT NO, YOU WANT TO POLITICK AT EVERY CHANCE YOU GET.
      I can rest assure you that no one by the name of Banda and in normal circumstances should have voted for you in the area because of the tribal rant abuse they suffered at your careless talk.
      What a fluke! Anyway congratulations on your win in the EP at the ward level. Lets see NDC making inroads the SP kaili also. How I wish that that talk of PF and UPNDEAD flipfloping on positions 1 and 2 came to an end.

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  1. You had six seats belonged to your party and you get only three (3) and you say the results were not bad, so your expected worse results…kkkkkkk

    The thanks you Mr. SG for not crying and usual for rigging or stolen votes.

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  2. Seriously, I thought PF getting excited about wining a seat in Mangago, which the did in 2014 and lost it in 2016 , was delusional politics of the worst kind.

    And NOW comes this!!! I don’t even have any adjectives to ascribe to this Under 5 perception, can you take disillusionment to a whole new level, never seen before in Zambia politics?

    Looks like UPND are now on that mission, All the best with your ward in Eastern Province. Am sure there will soon be a son named ” UPND Banda” in that ward.

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  3. And this is a Secretary General of a political party talking like this …really laughable…3 out 7 is not bad…this is why you need young fresh hungry minds in any entity…not comfortable old farts!!

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    • Clayson Hamasaka you’re a true Red UPND cadre we can still see through your crocodile “objectivity”

      Aren’t we commenting on “International Refugee Law” or “Fitch and Moody’s” you chap?

      How’s your nephew Lloyd?

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    • You foools are all the same because you paint everyone as a UPND you dont know what to do when someone criticizes or condemns the busy fooools…its like a Lion cub not knowing what to do when prey fights back its not in their training manual so they dont know how to react….or its being confused like yourself seeing too many strange men being introduced to you by your mother as uncle this and that.

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    • Gay Jay I dealt with small miserable minds like yours before, even in high school, small wanna-be bullies resorted to “your father your mother” insults. “Your father your mother insults” is a low blow indicating the small bully had been defeated psychologically and mentally.
      You are an Under 5 cadres and you’ve have been defeated. Ask Dull Commentator from Canada how I chased him off the LT blog using intellect.
      You UPND cadres are rather dull.

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    • Yes I make those references as you lack discipline ..hallucinating names of foooolish cadres..do you know how long I have been on LT to link me to those people. This is how you start genocide …I will continue making those references as you dont deserve any better. You should thank your Grandma for looking after you when your mother was on call…silly boy.

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    • How can you defeat someone when you are engaging everyone and labeling them as cadre from a certain locality in Zambia…you silly foooools lack internet/blogging etiquette. The gloves are off for you chaps ..you know yourselves.

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    • Today they’re saying we have won an election in Lungu’s village?

      Same people who said President Lungu is a foreigner. Today he has a village in Petauke?

      Voting UPND in 2021 is voting for Satan (Lucifer) father of lies.

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  4. I have more respect for general elections. Me and my family I didn’t to vote in mangango. Reasons is that bye elections cannot bring the much needed change. But we are getting geared for 2021. Ask me how many voters are in Mangango.

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    • That’s how one with Masters in political science , lays down his thoughts, precise and to the point.

      Machiavelli must be applauding in his grave. George Washington is bewildered. Socrates is dancing. Napoleon is pouring ze french wine for you.

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  5. City lost to Mighty 7- 2 and the supporters said it was not bad because the last week Mighty had actually beaten Kafue 10-0

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  6. UPND need to campaign hard those results are bad and are not a good indicator so Katuka stop Comforting yourselves like all is well.

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  7. PF captured a rook and upnd captured a pawn. In the wonderful game of chess, who would be happier?? Characters like Katuka are the reason upnd are perceptual losers.

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  8. No Mr Katuka it is very bad you are supposed to defend what you have don’t allow mediocre to rule, you have to do some soul searching and find out where things have gone wrong.
    You cannot allow this government to celebrate so much you have to keep them on their feet we need strong opposition.
    Do things that will impress the electrote give Zambians some thing to look to try to learn something thing from that great politician who kept the government running when he was in opposition .
    Riots can not be something attractive for Zambians try to think deeper.

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  9. “Mr. Katuka said that results were not bad because the UPND has won a seat in Lusinde in Petauke, a place perceived to be Patriotic Front stronghold”.

    And upnd will soon suspend and expel the new Lusinde Ward Councillor for receiving President Lungu when he visits Petauke…..kikikikikiki…then we go for by elections and they will finally lose the seat to PF again…..kikikikiki….yaba but trib.al upnd, one step up three steps down!!!

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  10. “Mr. Katuka told ZNBC News in an interview that the elections have shown that the country has two political parties, the PF and UPND because in places where the PF comes out first the opposition UPND is second or vice versa”.

    What Katuka has not mentioned is that trib.al has become second BUT a distant second! And when MMD settles its differences, trib.al upnd may become a distant third.

    And what is a ward seat anyway, compared to losing a parliamentary seat? They gave up Mangango even before the by election, didn’t we hear that they did not even campaign? But we know why they did not campaign, they thought that their fake news would plunge the country into riots and chaos, and a rise against government, these trib.als really overrate themselves, who wants them? Very poor…

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  11. ……. But we know why they did not campaign, they thought that their fake news would plunge the country into riots and chaos, and a rise against government, these trib.als really overrate themselves, who wants them? Very poor strategy indeed, as usual.

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  12. To say that there are only two political parties in Zambia by Mr Katuka is shear arrogance and disrespect of other parties like NDC, FDD , DP,UNIP,MMD etc. Please note that Nawakwi,or sean tembo’s contributions to the political landscape are just as important for our democracy to thrive..

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