Some Patriotic Front members have blamed their loss in Roan Constituency to the refusal by the top leadership to listen to the grassroots. In various PF Social Media groups monitored, the PF members said the loss in roan was self-inflicted as the party top leadership refused to listen to the cries of the people.

They warned that the NDC victory in Roan might be an indication of what is coming in 2021 should the party continue to ignore the grassroots.

And in some groups, the PF members attributed the loss to the many challenges Zambians are facing including the failure by government to pay salaries.

And NDC Consultant Chishimba Kambwili has thanked the opposition Alliance for the role played in the NDC victory in Roan.

Speaking on Hot FM’s Breakfast Show, Mr. Kambwili said the Alliance especially the UPND played a critical role in the campaigns leading to the win.

And Mr. Kambwili said the NDC victory in roan is a protest by the people against their sufferings and have taught the PF a lesson that they will not accept mediocrity.

President Edgar Lungu has accepted the Roan Constituency parliamentary by-election defeat.

The President says in as much as it is not the result that he desired , the people have spoken, and that is what democracy calls for.

He has since called for serious introspection within the ruling PF.

And President Lungu has signed into law the the national dialogue Bill.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says the president assented to the bill on April 9th 2019.

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66 COMMENTS

  1. Unemployment, corruption, Nkandu Luo closing universities, Edgar dancing dunana reverse. This is what caused PF to lose. You can fool some people sometimes, but not all the the people all the time. PF= Party Finished!

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    • Unemployment, corruption, Nkandu Luo closing universities, Edgar dancing dunana reverse. This is what caused PF to lose. You can fo0l some people sometimes, but not all the the people all the time. PF= Party Finished

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    • Really laughable…Just saw our drunkard Finance Minister on Bloomberg…what a joker talking like she is a Tourism minster …wasted years indeed.

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    • When we tell those in senior positions in govt to reduce expenditure on their lifestyles and become servants not masters they ignore, they continue to follow the MMD culture of being in govt to eat. People are no longer blind. Continue driving luxury SUVs, passing repressive laws, allowing illegal traffic roadblocks, not paying ordinary civil servants on time,being out of touch with reality to the hardships and come 2021 we will see another govt in office. The writing is on the wall.

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  2. Unemployment, corruption, Nkandu Luo closing universities, Edgar dancing dunana reverse. This is what caused PF to lose. You can fo0l some people sometimes, but not all the the people all the time. PF= Party Finished

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    • Kambwili is acknowledging that the Tongas he used to insult when he was Minister have today given him something to brag about. Unfortunately for hh the alliance won’t work because both he & Kambwili want to be president now. Hh will soon learn what uluse did kunwali

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    • I see people like Lusambo and Dora being stranded soon. Dora was and is still MMD eating with PF looters and carriers of the bag of money. Lusambo, a once MMD die-hard now purporting to be a PF die-hard without scruples. If CK takes the mantle I do not see him accepting such falsehood. In fact such will end up in jail! A little lesson for Lusambo do not boot lick another human being for a job, have principles and live by them! Is the word principle any familiar to you? PF get rid of Lusambo, he’s a liability!

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    • Here is a statement by another f00l. Mumbi Phiri Says Artists Who Performed In Roan Must Return Money, Failed To Excite Voters.

      Zambians are as foolish as you think, they need solutions to real problems not to be excited by songs and cheap talk, please.

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    • ‘Mumbi Phiri Says Artists Who Performed In Roan Must Return Money, Failed To Excite Voters.’ Well, well, well well. Zambians are an intelligent Enterprise and are not excited by such rhetoric. They need solutions to real problems and not songs!

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    • Really laughable so if Musenge had gone ahead and written to the Registrar of Societies asking for the suspension of all NDC activities and de – registering NDC this would never have happened.

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    • All sentiments from people in the article are correct. Winning all the time sometimes is bad. Losing all the time also is bad. At the end of the day, its about the people. They will judge you according to your works. Now let’s not plan on how to steal votes rather lets strategize on how to be servants of the people, meet their needs. It’s all about the people. If you will cross them, they will teach you an election lesson. Iwe Kashimba Chimbwili uleke insele no musalula. Elo iwe ECL remember, seeing is believing. Don’t rely on hearsay, ati no Mr. Presedent, everything is OK and people like you, no no no, remember seeing is believing. Let’s roll.

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    • Al – bashir has fallen. He is history now. Next it will Lungu . I cant wait to see the back of this accidental thief of a president and his gang of thieves.

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    • This is not about which party came out on top. This speaks to the stu.pidity of Mpatamatu people. Their minds are warped by mine pollution, they are Zombies, no brains!. They will forever live in poverty. I went to that desolate town a few times, I came away nauseous each time.

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    • Where is Lazy Lungu flying to this weekend the workshy bum…no 3 day working visit to tour developmental projects? Really laughable…what a waste of space and oxygen.

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  3. Lusambo told you at PF Copperbelt convention that Ka Nathan Chanda and Jerabos can’t bring enough votes.
    From a distance, the problem is Copperbelt PF leadership. Akakunkubiti can’t run that region.
    He is chairman there because he bought Ba Edgar’s a pair socks or was it a hat for K20000 ($2000) at PF fundraiser.
    Think big.

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  4. Blame it on Mr Nkandu Luo’s stunt during the campaign week when VEEP and the President were dancing on stage. Luo closed CBU and insulted the Lecturers.
    UNZA should fire Luo.

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    • CK says the UPND support was crucial , you say it was not needed , who do we believe , the man who ran the campains or you kudos, a armchair critic ?

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    • You a long distance armchair critic in UK with no idea what’s on the ground! But take it from me not CK.
      NDC will become more of a factor than UPND as we head to 2021.

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    • That’s good if NDC grows bigger then UPND in CB , better for the alliance.

      If NDC can deliver half CB and UPND deliver SP , WP, NWP …..the boat is under mud not water….

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  5. A real leader comes out in the open; the same way he was coming out on his pointless 3 day so called working holidays and say these things not send chola boy Amos Chanda….this article is vague.
    I wonder where that foooool Sunday Chanda is?

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  6. I don’t think that PF understand anything about their loss, they are too much into mediocrity. Imagine Hon Freedom Sikazwe that clown as presidential advisor, and many others in PF, are they serious for our country?
    You have graduated down to the level of trib.als ba PF!!!

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  7. KAMBWILI WAS LOOTING WHEN HE WAS THE ROAN MP. HE GOT ALL CONTRACTS AND WILL NEVER CHANGE.
    IT’S A SHAME THEN TO LOSE TO HIM.
    PF SHOULD CHANGE DIRECTION NOW OR ELSE THEY WILL BE BURIED IN 2021 BY THE HYNAES WAITING TO COME AND LOOT

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    • Two things played a big deal role. Upnd members voted for NDC and the fact that people don’t believe it’s Kambwili’s fault that they suffering bad. They blame government. It’s not about the devil you know and the angel you don’t know, it’s about choosing between two devils.

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  8. This is just an indication that people are not happy. Dollar reaching K13 meaning prices are going up while income is stagnant. Salaries not being paid. Arrogance and know it all attitude has cost the PF this seat in their stronghold. If they don’t control the failing economy then expect worse for them in 2021.

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  9. Bahati and ward byelection loss by one akainde has been relegated behind and funny how akainde and his minions are celebrating ndc’s win like they are the ones.

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    • “…Mr. Kambwili said the Alliance especially the UPND played a critical role in the campaigns leading to the win…..”

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  10. Time has run out too quick for PF because they settled for someone who has the swag and can dance. That’s not what the people need at the moment. People need food and a future full of hope. C/B sparks the revolutions. Wait and watch. Drastic measures are needed now but the leader of PF is a joker. He has sorrounded himself with mediocrity.

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  11. @10#Albert. While you are obsessed with Hakainde, people of Zambia are speaking through the ballot. Whenever the vote has been guarded diligently your PF has lost. It’s not Hakainde who boot PF out of power it’s the people of Zambia. Enjoy your last days in foreign service.

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  12. What is so special about Roan? How about Bahati? Unknown to you, Kambwili had been campaigning with money from the time he was dropped from government. The official campaigning period was simply a conclusion.

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    • It is PF leadership who because of their hatred for Kambwili ran the most expensive bye-election where the whole PF leadership campaigned for a month and still lost.

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    • Luanshya

      It was the whole GRZ campaigning against CK …..they lost billions….

      They the PF needed to silence and bury CK with a victory……now the only way out for lungu and his gang of PF theives is to buy CK back into PF.

      Other wise CK will deliver atleast half of CB to the alliance which already has southern…

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    • Whats so special about Roan? Go and ask those empty tins who camped there
      Lazy Lungu
      Grandma Bo Inonge
      Mulenga Kampamba,
      Bowman Lusambo,
      Japhen Mwakalombe
      Nathan Chanda
      Davies Mwila,
      Professor Nkandu Luo,
      MMD Muchinga MP Howard Kunda, Bwana Mkubwa
      MP Jonas Chanda,
      Chilanga MP Maria Langa,
      Freedom Sikazwe
      Kaizer Zulu,
      Lunshaya MP Steven Chungu,
      Lands Minister Jean Kapata
      Michael Kabombo

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  13. By elections are not a serious indication of how a party in power is performing. It is almost impossible for the govt in power to lose a by election. Look at the govt machinery they release during by election. In Roan more than 10 ministers were camped there followed by the VP who also camped in the area for 4days plus the president himself and kaiser Zulu. Where did they get the resources for their hotel bills when some of us have no salaries up to now. We are definitely kicking them put

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  14. I don’t know why PF are looking for answers to why they lost that election. Answers are right on their noses. Some of us are really praying day and night for the demise of this party. We have suffered as if we are not in own country. Taxes even on boreholes. Tuma business tonse grounded.

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  15. Now it has become so difficult even to get K50 from a friend. Our houses we can’t get paid rentals because people are not paid. Ku nchito nako situfola. What Where else can one go other than to have these lunatics retired in national interest through the ballot box.

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  16. Cadres are crying about the loss because they are the ones who enjoy the loot from their party leaders and have everything to cry for. But for us ordinary Zambians and voters we are happy.

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  17. Luapula Premier, its simple and straightforward not to understand the political significance of Roan but its scary to be ignorant . Just a simple political significance of any constituency in copperbelt . The barometer of popularity of any political party starts with CB. Once any political party starts to lose in CB that’s the end, UNIP, MMD all these two political parties suffered losses in these losses extended to Northern, Luapula central urban and Lusaka the end is within sight. Bashichilufya baSata, had CB Lsk Northern, Luapula, Central urban areas and he won.
    PF: stronghold -Eastern,
    Toss
    Northern, Luapula, muchinga and CB are no longer strongholds for PF as Kambwili and Kalaba will get a big share of votes.

    Toss
    For any political party- Lusaka and Central though rural…

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  18. Who k nows why kcm is struggling to pay workers. Is this a real challenge or a power play. Who k nows why kcm os not paying suppliers for long periods of time. Many can hardly survive. The latter has home on for too long. Govermnet sòlid have forcefully stepped in. The loss in roan may olly be the beginning if govement cant sort out s uch issues, who is g oing to place confidence in them. People

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  19. That’s good if NDC grows bigger then UPND in CB , better for the alliance.

    If NDC can deliver half CB and UPND deliver SP , WP, NWP …..the boat is under mud not water….

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    • Alliance should now start thinking about the alliance leader. Who will lead the team on the ballot.

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  20. The truth is , there is no we shall back to the drawing board, listen to grassroots , bla bla bla ……..kulibe , nothing will work with a shiiiit economy badala.

    PF , fix the economy and you will win.

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  21. Bwana Edgar Bouteflika Lungu needs to fall too alongside Yoweri Museveni ,Paul Biya and this brutal guy Teodoro Obiang who’s now been in office for 40yrs.

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  22. Ask rupiah Banda he knows better than anyone wht is coming.money can’t buy anything.kip on giving us ad we will be accepting bt de heart knows o de truth.rupiah once gave us bicycles ad we denied nothing bt little dd he knew what ws in our hearts.i voted for pf bt dey av disappointed m.

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  23. Mumbi Phiri doesn’t think like a normal person, when she claims the money back from the musians .Does she think it’s when the musian will be focing people to vote for pfools Cadedant?.

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  24. I don’t see what the fuss is all about this election. PF have won almost every by election we have had and unless people want the PF to control parliament 100% the loss in Roan is good for democracy. And those predicting the end of the PF don’t actually appreciate what democracy means. This makes African politics stink. The mocking of the loser, the non acceptance of losing actually make our politics a death trap. One wins, another one loses, get on with life. PF is not destined to rule forever. Their vacating power should not make one lose sleep. KK, Rupiah are both enjoying life. So what’s so sad that a party loses to another party. Theresa May has failed to pass her deal in Parliament but that doesn’t make her a failure.

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    • Ndanje Khankeis Lungu and the entire PF members are definitely losing sleep. How do I know this? Just try to imagine for a second how much was spent in trying to appease the voters, look at the entourage and consider how much each individual had to be paid in order to make their stay comfortable, people of Luanshya received relief maize even when there was no need to take maize there. Close your eyes for a minute and try to imagine…

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    • Does it matter whether he loses sleep or not? My point is why are you wasting energy discussing the obvious.

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  25. PF serves you right for losing this seat. How many seats have you lost on CB. Congrats NDC. As for the alliance I don’t think it will be there in 2021 as Kabwili and others will want their faces on the ballot paper. Alliances have failed in the past because hh wants to be the leader all the time. NDC and other new parties just concentrate on growing your parties so that we retire hh and ECL. If pf wins in 2021, we will continue with the same poor leadership, if upnd wins, be assured that what happened to non Tongas in Namwala will be a picnic. Remember how they talk to non tongas that when they win muzachiona. I shudder.

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    • Only theives need fear……if you did not partake in the looting of the country, you have nothing to fear…..

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  26. Had it not been for UPND, NDC was not going to win so plz watch out for 2021 PF IS WINING baba.olevwa demwa.

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  27. ROAN still loses out. It does not matter which party win. Zambia you are a sad country. Even toilet tissue is treated well.

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  28. The non Tongas who suffered xenophobic attacks in namwala were nowhere near state coffers, they never looted.

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  29. had kalaba done what Kambwili did then we would have predicted 2021 better. But now Kalaba decided to be selfish and never took Bahati to the alliance. Kalaba must join the alliance now or become forgotten very quickly

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