HH accompanied by GBM, Mr Kambwili and the UPND legal team arriving at Solomon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola this morning
HH accompanied by GBM, Mr Kambwili and the UPND legal team arriving at Solomon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola this morning

United Party for National Development(UPND) has rubbished stories that a rift has emerged between the party President Hakainde Hichilema and the Vice President Geofrey Mwamba.

In a statement released to the media and signed by Senior Presidential Advisor and UPND MP Douglas Syakalima, the party said that it is not true that the Mr Hichilema has instructed party members to hound out GBM from the party.

Below is the full statement

HH, GBM REMAIN BONDED, UNBREAKABLE PAIR

As UPND, we are deeply distressed by the divisive statement by a Mazabuka. based Tabloid Zambian Star in which it insinuates bad blood between President Hakainde Hichilema and his Deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

We wish to strongly refute claims by the tabloid that President, Hichilema has “instructed UPND leaders and members to hound out his Deputy from the UPND”.

From the allegations put forth by the Zambian Star, it is very clear that the owners are likely to be working under instructions to try to cause mistrust between the two leaders after failing to break them down using hate , accusations, arrests and intimidations.

President Hichilema would never allow for such a trend of rumour mongering, use of uncivilized and unpalatable language against another individual for political expediency.

We must also not ignore that Dr. Mwamba is a man of principles and his choice to work with President Hichilema was made on the basis that he believed and shared the vision of his President, brother and friend which is for a better and equitable Zambia for all and as a party we believe and rightly so that makes the two a winning pair already endorsed by members across the country.

We want to inform the nation and the Zambian Star that the two UPND leaders share an iconic friendship based on mutual understanding and respect, honesty, aimed at making life better and fostering national unity and development.

It should also be noted that the decision to have GBM both as party Vice President and Presidential running mate was not an after thought, but a decision drawn by the party from a deeper understanding of the quality, value and principle that he brings onto the political scene.

Such negative schemes shall never break the party nor the two leaders in their resolve to seek a better Zambia for all people regardless of their economic and social status and we as a party call on the media to exercise self restraint and responsibility in its reportage.

UPND members across divide are happy and satisfied to have them as candidates in any foreseeable election because of their agenda for a better and united Zambia.

We have only one country and it is our duty together with the media to ensure that we remain United for posterity.

*Remember it is:People Power,Our Power,Our Land*

Issued by:

Douglas Syakalima* (Hon)
Senior Presidential Advisor-UPND

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36 COMMENTS

  1. PF lies, only this time they are not using the PF Zambia police ……remember the bweengwa kidnapping, the GBM training UPND militia , namwala massacre ??

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    • He should sideline GBM to stand any chance of ousting Lungu.

      I doubt GBM brings anything better than say Kambwili.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Hecky Hecky No! is like a cheap pro$titute. Now he wants Kambwili to be his Bemba mascot. GBM is of no use now!

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    • That’s how it starts: rumours, denials!!! Until the truths is outs out eventually. We hear Kambwili has offered terms & conditions. So this is phase one for totoise-looking gbm. Watch the space.

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    • “After Tribal Leader HAKAINDE HICHILEMA MENTAL loses in 2021, his deputy will become the President of the TRIBAL GROUPING in 2021!” Larry Mweetwa.

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  2. HH couldn’t have picked GBM on principle stand point as the post has alluded to. HH picked GBM to win support from Bembas. The all scheme was to disturb the mbuya ship relation between Bembas and easterners. Only a stupid person failed to read this manoeuvre from HH. From here every well meaning Zambian could tell that the foundation of UPND is based on tribe. Yes, there is friction between HH and GBM especially with the public flashing of UPND sign.

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    • I don’t know if you have been to school because if you have then I don’t know the reason why you did that.are we talking about tribalism here?

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  3. “We want to inform the nation and the Zambian Star that the two UPND leaders share an iconic friendship based on mutual understanding and respect, honesty, aimed at making life better and fostering national unity and development.”.

    1. Okay, so they do share corrupt principles too?
    2. Honesty? Corruptly honest, like Zesco tenders.
    3. National unity? You mean unity of the trib.al clan? Of course we saw a demonstration of that in dundumwezi and tge surrounding areas.
    4. Today trib.al upnd has an issue with fake news?? Are they not the architects of it? Taste of their own medicine I suppose?

    By the way, why doesn’t GBM ever act if there is mutual trust? Can trib.al Hacks be allowed to let GBM act, a bemba monkey?

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    • UPND is a tribal H-organisation and UPND cannot hide that no matter how they decorate it! Larry Mweetwa, BoSpakata, HaJohnny, HaLombe, Nose Demon and the like sells it H-openly!

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  4. Never knew GBM is now Dr Mwamba.It looks like the business for Degree/Diploma mills is booming looking at the rate at which Zambian politicians with money are becoming PhD holders.Is there smoke without fire?

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    • The intellectual bankruptcy of Douglas Syakalima is glaringly clear by his reference to GBM as Dr. Mwamba. Surely, Syakalima, formerly a lecturer at UNZA, should know that honorary doctorate titles are not used before one’s name! Only those who earned their doctorates in the old fashioned and time tested way of scholarly research deserve this accolade. This point has been repeated several times by the Zambia Qualifications Authority and the Higher Educational Authority. It’s even more ridiculous if the person being addressed as Dr has not even gone beyond secondary education!

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  5. now you have failed completely freelance paparazzi. and by the way do you know that paparazzi means hangover. you had too much last night go and have a shower from there you will be fresh and back to your senses. tribal politics will never succeed in this country.

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  6. People want GBM for UPND Preesident!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even me i will vote for UPND if HH is out!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wayayayaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets practice democracy, give chance to others…………

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  7. The intellectual bankruptcy of Douglas Syakalima is glaringly clear by his reference to GBM as Dr. Mwamba. Surely, Syakalima, formerly a lecturer at UNZA, should know that honorary doctorate titles are not used before one’s name! Only those who earned their doctorates in the old fashioned and time tested way of scholarly research deserve this accolade. This point has been repeated several times by the Zambia Qualifications Authority and the Higher Educational Authority. It’s even more ridiculous if the person being addressed as Dr has not even gone beyond secondary education!

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  8. It is a fact GBM is not considered an inner influence of upnd.
    GBM is just being used to win votes. He is NOT trusted and not part of upnd. The only problem is he is dull and cant read between the lines.

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  9. The problem is that you all don’t want to to accept facts, why should we all start Condemning the tabloid before we get the facts? The problems with us bloggers is that we all have hidden agendas for the the parties we belong to. Lets be positive as we analyse some of these issues. Siakalima is a HH Boot-liker an can any thing to protect his master (shame on this former lecturer of UNZA) . You see smoke and you want to say its coming from without! Go and see where its coming from , there must be fire there! Nyonyonyonyo atasee. Nayaa ineee

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  10. The problem is that you all don’t want to to accept facts, why should we all start Condemning the tabloid before we get the facts? The problems with us bloggers is that we all have hidden agendas for the the parties we belong to. Lets be positive as we analyse some of these issues. Siakalima is a HH Boot-liker and can do any thing to protect his master (shame on this former lecturer of UNZA) . You see smoke and you want to say its coming from without! Go and see where its coming from , there must be fire there! Nyonyonyonyo atasee. Nayaa ineee

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  11. The PF rats have been crying for GBM to abandon UPND ever since HH was incarcerated on those fake treason charges …..only to swallow semen when GBM showed solidarity with HH …..

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    • Spaka boi, do you really think GBM is vice presidential material you should even debate about?? Do you think Levy, Kambela or FTJ would have made GBM their vice?? Look at the real picture, don’t use emotions, it’s the country we are looking at-GBM republican vice president?? Ninshi Zambia ya pwa!!

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    • @ Zambian Citizen. Much as I agree that there is no leadership quality with GBM, Iam at the same time wondering what leadership quality Lungu has. If Lungu was found worthy to be president of this country, I personally see nothing wrong GMB giving it a goal. After all GBM is a businessman for all to see while Lungu is still struggling to assert his authority as president of Zambia and has resorted to gagging the press and arresting any one who points a finger at him.

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    • Lungu joined politics after practicing law. He rose through the ranks by becoming MP on merit not on patronage. GBM used his financial muscle but failed to become MP in MMD and used the same method by funding PF whose political ability won him a seat. Lungu went on to rise through the ranks when PF took power on merit until he became Sata’s right hand man. GBM went straight to ministerial position in PF govt. and again showed his lack of leadership by muscling his way around the armed forces and parastatals with his crude and abrasive style. If Lungu had no leadership ability, the PF membership and the general populace would have rejected him in 2015 as they would have done to someone like Wynter and gone for a familiar person like hh. Lungs bad image is but a creation and fake media…

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    • ….attacks of a bitter and hateful opposition led by upnd and hh. Lungu started his presidency with the introduction of the amended constitution and it took leadership to do that. GBM is best known for insults and wife battering….

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    • You can keep GBM! He is no factor! In fact, soon he will take over UPND! “This will happen because UPND is not a tribal H-organisation you say it is!” BoSpakata.

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  12. Ba Koswe mu mpoto bayamba futi. they publish using a “mazabuka” publication, am sure sure the article came from one of the chandas or mwanza!

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    • Mapatizya Formula with MAD COW DISEASE at work! Animo Farms with a lot of dung is a risk factor to the brain.

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  13. Everyone knows that GBM is the man to lead the party. Look at how well he mobilized people in Ndola the big man. Look at how popular he is he told the whole nation that ‘I don’t and have never begged any kaPresident of any party for anything, I make my own money’ when he telephoned Tayali . We all know he is tired of being a side kick to the man at the helm especially that his own daughter lost in Kasama his home town. But here in Lusaka he is a force to reckon with he is mightier than those whose roots are in the South…..let our man rule and run in 2021. We know why the ex chief whip was set aside but lets not be distracted.

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  14. This political parties are the same …the people running them are the same..very greedy, useless, haters, thieves etc. We know now that Kambwili is coming to UPND.

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