Secretary General Stephen Katuka
Secretary General Stephen Katuka

The UPND has dispeled information circulating on social media suggesting that they have appointed Patriots for Economic Progress Leader Sean Tembo as Vice President for Politics replacing Dr. Canicius Banda .

UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka said the information is false and malicious as the Vice President for Politics is Dr. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, while the vacant position is that of Vice President for administration.

Mr. Katuka said the party has a system guided by the party Constitution through the National Management Committee which handles such matters.

“At no time did the NMC sit to deliberate on such matters. We urge our people to ignore the social media publication”, Mr. Katuka added.

He said the UPND remains open to engage various stakeholders on many issues bordering on liberating citizens from the Patriotic Front’s induced poverty.

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  1. Yes its a rumour but what we are saying is that you should appoint him and make him a running mate to HH. GBM has never been presidential material. Sean is a better politician than HH himself. All he lacks is a proper political platform and the UPND can gain more from intergrating him

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    • It is not a position worth replacing to start with.

      Secondly whether they have or not, quiet frankly most don’t care.

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

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    • What are these posts for….imagine if they form government(God forbid)….these guys will have 6 vice Presidents….vice President of this…vice President of that…..its just a political party please…they want to make themselves feel relevant

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    • Are the biggest losers Drs Canicius Banda and Chishimba Kambwili in politics or is it just Dr Banda and Dr Kambwili just fell from grace? Why is Dr Chimfwenbe Mushota angry, so much that she forgot to say that she has a PhD? Doc flaunty it if you really have it! Why do you sometimes forget? Is there something we do not onw about you PhD? We are your online family share with us the intimate details about your life!

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    • UPND is “Doing TRIBAL BALANCING!” Kekekeke. “ONLY A TONGA CAN BE A PRESIDENT OF UPND,” Larry Mweetwa.

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  2. How old is poverty in Zambia? How old is the PF?
    You will end poverty? We are trying to alleviate poverty while you are working against the government in the interest of your party.

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    • Stephen Katuka all your cadres and party members were shocked to discover that Hanglo Hamerican (HH) held a secret meeting with President Lungu. Not even his nephew at Zambian Witch Doctor had an idea about it.
      I’m sure this appointment of Tembo was kept secret from you.

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    • (HH) has realized that GBM is wasting away without delivering anything for UPND. Only insults and a fleet of finished Arizona trucks.

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    • Meanwhile, UPND National Chairlady Mutale Nalumango said Mr. Tembo’s appointment is aimed at un-sitting the Patriotic Front PF especially after the court allowed President Lungu to contest a third term.

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    • This news was sponsored by inner UPND members on Kainde’s mouth piece Zambian Observer.
      It simply shows you that UPND are pushing GBM out to the kerb.

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    • UPND Courts Sean Tembo for Veep
      Chris Phiri | December 12, 2018
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      The Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) is courting Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) president Sean Tembo for the vacant position of Vice President for Politics.

      Sources within the UPND have confirmed that Tembo has been approached for the position but has yet to fully commit given the state of his political party.

      Tembo may join Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba who is the Vice President in charge of administration.

      The position was left vacant by Dr Canisius Banda who jumped ship after being overlooked for the running mate ticket during the August 2016 general elections.

      Tembo declined to comment on the matter referring all queries to the UPND.

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    • UPND APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT
      December 12, 2018 351 3

      United Party for National Development UPND has appointed opposition Patriots for Economic Progress leader Sean Enock Tembo as the party’s new Vice President for Politics.

      Mr. Tembo has replaced Dr. Canisius Banda who defected to the Patriotic Front PF seeking a job that has not yet been given to him.

      UPND president Hakainde Hichilema welcomed and confirmed Mr. Tembo as the new vice president at his residence today, to assist Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba who is vice for administration.

      And Mr. Tembo said he is grateful for the gesture by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for having confidence in him to be appointed as the party’s top most powerful man.

      Mr. Tembo is expected to be officially announced with his new party…

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    • …position at a press briefing to be held at the UPND secretariat on Thursday.

      Meanwhile, UPND National Chairlady Mutale Nalumango said Mr. Tembo’s appointment is aimed at un-sitting the Patriotic Front PF especially after the court allowed President Lungu to contest a third term.

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    • When you look at UPND of today you can feel sorry for founding party members who are being overlooked by Kainde.

      When UPND was being run by late Kambela Anderson, it was a party of true intellectuals. It was a shadow government in waiting, with alternative policies and shadow budgets. But now its just a cess pool of sewege mouths like Chishimba Kambwili, William Tekere Banda and Geoffrey Mwalya Bwamba.
      Intellectual hopefuls are being ignored by Kainde.
      UPND are like animals. After feeding on grass the whole day they are herded into a kraal by a kachema sometimes even a dog can put sheep back in the kraal.

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    • When you think of 2021 it’s a sealed deal that PF will win.
      In the unlikely event that people don’t want PF and Lungu, they’ll look to alternatives like Peter Sinkamba, Felix Mutati’s MMD or Wynter Kabimba, Harry Kalaba maybe even Edith Nawakwi.
      50% + 1 of people on the ground hate Kainde and his stinking guts.

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    • This is why of late Kainde is urging the masses to use ‘people power’. Kainde thinks peaceful Zambians can loot shops and riot amid perceived hunger.
      Zambians are peaceful people and they react on their own when things are tough.
      (HH) should accept that he missed his easy ticket to State House when he rejected the PF-UPND pact.
      (HH) thought he was too intelligent and rich to be Vice President to President Sata.
      Most UPND sheep and goats haven’t yet realized that (HH) is a con man feeding his family on their membership fees.
      Non members are paying K250 patronage fees per month to support UPND

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    • And besides, UPND has a small wish list printed on an A4 sheet of paper which they call a 10 point plan for Zambia.

      Being a grade 6 drop out, GBM has no idea what’s written on the A4 paper.
      You can understand why they want to kick him out, this illeterate huge turd in the toilet.

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  3. Mr. Katuka should know that the poverty that was “induced” on the people of Namwala was actually inflicted on them by UPND’s Life President. It is the PF’s Government that is working hard to rescue the Ilas by getting back large tracts of land from HH so as to return it to the rightful people. UPND is behaving like Malema’s EFF of South Africa – a childish breed of politicians that has dangerously emerged in the SADC region.

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  4. Povert is induced by the UPND who always oppose development for fear of unknown circumstance. When parliament is set for development discussion they walk out of the house. All they like most is issues to do about courts on forming government without elections. UPND wake up government is formed through ballot paper votes-dreams of zealousness will not earn you anything.

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  5. @ Mushota is getting more and more terrified of UPND? He has written so many messages in such a short time, mwe ?

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    • In a case of fake news you would see Kainde’s gutter journalists trashing the story. This news was circulated by an insider called Brian Mwiinga. There are people within UPND who are happy to frustrate GBM.

      Zambian Eagle
      December 7 at 6:18 PM ·
      Brian Mwiinga posts

      BREAKING NEWS

      United Party For National Development Leader Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect dropped Former Defense Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as Party Vice President and running mate.

      Details coming soon

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  6. “Mr. Katuka said the party has a system guided by the party Constitution through the National Management Committee which handles such matters.”

    If by the word “system”, you mean trib.al, then all Zambians will fully understand. We all know that everything done in upnd, even at the so called National Management Committee”, including appointments, has trib.al as the basis.

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  7. “UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka said the information is false and malicious as the Vice President for Politics is Dr. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, while the vacant position is that of Vice President for administration”.

    No Mr Katuka, you are the one who is false and fake, the upnd vice president for administration.is and has always been GBM. Can8sius was for politics, you are that ignorant in your own party?

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    • The fake news is this:

      LUSAKA TIMES
      UPND has not appointed Sean Tembo to replace Dr. Canicius Banda-UPND

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  8. This a creation of P.F.

    Kudos sounds like SUNDAY CHANDA. It is clear SUNDAY CHANDA blogs under the code name KUDOs. I am very sure!!!!!!!

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  9. Eastern province is a tricky province politically….Sean Tembo has he got grassroot support in eastern province.???…The answer is NOOO!!!….Therefore UPND should be careful….so far they ve done well not to make that appointment..Dr Canicius Banda is still popular in eastern province even now…

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  10. Hello Trib.al Hacks, have you got some news for us? How about that you have appointed Sean Tembo to succeed you?

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  11. But Sean Tembo is a plain brain boxer. I like his education potentiality period.He can contribute to the national development of Zambia which currently looks upon young and vibrant political leaders like him. If only he can discipline himself and make better connections to his political journey , NOT TO IMPOSE himself to masses of Zambia,definitely people will like him.

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  12. Convention Convention Convention is what UPND to rebrand if they are to make it in 2021. Katuka and Hachi are tired and past expiry date!

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  13. The real chipante pantez no proper direction?20yrs no manifesto,no intra party elections,no party convention.Basulila mwiida ma guyz aba.

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  14. desperate kainde with cheap games he knows better why is doing first he knows western he is strong secondly north westrn so now with his small political mind he want tembo eastern to think vote will increase in his fever by the way who is sean in politics of today even gbm just find someone even your tonga friend instead of lying to yourselves ba und5

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