UNITED LIBERAL PARTY President Sakwiba Sikota S.C
UNITED LIBERAL PARTY President Sakwiba Sikota S.C

NATIONAL Dialogue Forum absentees should not undermine efforts of gallant and patriotic Zambians by talking ill about the resolutions arrived at after great sacrifices, United Liberal Party president Sakwiba Sikota has said.

Mr Sikota said all delegates at the Forum showed great commitment to the plight of the country unlike those who deliberately stayed away.

He was reacting to sentiments by United Party for National Development (UPND) president, Hakainde Hichilema that the NDF was a sham and that it had drifted from the Siavonga resolutions.

Mr Sikota reiterated that it was wishful thinking for some sections of society to speculate that NDF drifted away from the Siavonga resolutions when they boycotted the Forum.

He said it was wrong for absentees to degrade the efforts of others when they could not sacrifice their time and put away pride for the sake of the wellbeing of the country.

Mr Sikota told the Daily Nation that it was unfortunate that bitter individuals could still stoop so low to spread falsehoods that the NDF drifted away from the Siavonga resolutions.

He said those who attended the NDF were representing the Zambian people and that it was an insult to undermine their efforts.

The opposition political party leader said the stakeholders did address all issues which were agreed upon in Siavonga.

He said some of the resolutions were adopted but most of issues which were agreed upon were addressed.

“Quite number of the Siavonga resolutions were adopted during the forum, those which not adopted were very few.

“People did agree that most issues agreed upon in Siavonga be addressed because they were important to the governance of this nation. So it is wrong for those who were not present to spread falsehoods about the outcome of the National Dialogue Forum,” Mr Sikota said.

Mr Sikota said the UPND and its leader were a let-down to the Zambian people, that a good leader would not have shunned such an important event.

He said if the UPND leadership wanted their issues to be addressed they would not have boycotted such an important event.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. You wanted 17 million zambians to attend? It’s not only upnd that are opposing some naive resolutions, even me Do

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    • It is preposterous for Sakwiba to boast about the National disaster forum which recklessly proposed to bring back deputy ministers/extend ministers stay in office until election time using tax payers money at great expense. I agree with HH it was an utter sham.

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    • How the MIGHTY have fallen!.

      To think that this man used to be one of the most revered Legal minds in our country.

      Look at him now. Like most of our once celebrated figures integrity counts for nothing. All selling out for a few pieces of silver.

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    • Now I understand why one lady called the National Monologue Forum, if those resolutions you made at NDF are not going to the National Assembly then you can tell
      to shushi, as long as those resolutions are going to the national Assembly all Zambian national have the right to air their views.

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  2. The NDF was just a disaster, you can not have the same people propose, review and The same people MP make laws. That’s why we are doing very bad economically and in the laws affecting citizens.

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  3. Zambians Che, ubuwelewele bwekabweka. Akainde is a bitter soul who deserve no response to his uncoordinated rants. Sometimes I wonder how much cow dung he smoked during childhood.

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    • His followers can sometimes upset someone. To many, its tribe alignment and a few umungulu chabe and sheer hatred of the current government.

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  4. Mr Sikota, I am sure as a lawyer you know that laws are not formulated to to promote and disadvantage particular individuals, if that was the case Zambia will never have a constitution that will last a longtime, as each party that comes into power will keep twitching it to prolong it’s stay in power. I know there isn’t much that you do, but you’re better off keeping quiet and enjoy your loot. How are you going to pass that in parliament?? A constitution is not your tissue paper mind you!!!

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  5. Sakwiba, who gave you the submissions to deliberate on. Who told you we need deputy ministers. This campaign machinery of deputy ministers you want to put up for 2021 is just a cost. Do you go to Church, Sakwiba? A proper candidate for ex communication nabanzako bonse if you do go to Church

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  6. Yawn… sikota is used and finished goods. He is now being shafted by the pf. Being f.u.c.ked from the back just for mere peanuts. Anyway elisa my swiss wife and I have had a beautiful sunny day in London. We are sat next to each other and am just thinking how lucky I am to have such a beautiful woman. From her blonde hair to her perfect toes. Oh you beauty

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  7. Mr Sakwiba, do you see how misplaced your reasoning is?? You are doing about useless political manipulations of ECL. You are fielding a donkey in a horse race and therefore want to change the rules so that the donkey can win. People don’t want the polical violence, they don’t want the POA, they don’t want the politising of the police, they don’t want a captured justice system, they don’t want corrupt and compromised politicians like, they want credible and ethical leadership with integrity. They want a Govt that works for them. You don’t fit into the category described here. Shut up. You are just one out of the 17M Zambians and each one of them has a right to be heard.

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  8. This is the man that has been bitter all the way after being defeated by HH to succeed Mazoka. It calls for strong men to sustain an opposition party. Sakwiba has become politically impotent to guide any sane Zambian

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  9. This man is a let down and sale-out scorner and a rascal who could not hear what the citizens are crying of issues like Concession government when the 50+ 1 has not even test of time. Zambians did not think of going back to deputy ministers when the country has gone into economical crisis.

    Bo Sikota you are bitter sikota sa poison.

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  10. It is so sad this country has lawyer politicians like Sikota and Kabimba. So unprincipled.

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  11. Oh my foot……The last bit of respect that I had for Sikota who has been ‘hiding’ from the public has evaporated with his comments. As an opposition party president he has been so ‘absent’ from the political scene. I was surprised to even see him at the NDF…..he just wanted to make a few dollars more, I bet!

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  12. I am shocked by the very low levels of debate to Sakwiba Sikota’s straight forward statement. Most of the comments are focused on personal attacks, others like James and Musenge resorting to insults. The NDF forum was open to the UPND and other political parties. Zambia is a democracy those that proposed the re-introduction of deputy Ministers have the right to do so, just as those who opposed it at the NDF. It is surprising that after stopping UPND members from attending the NDF, HH can now start crying that NDF moved from the Siavonga resolutions, he should have allowed his party to debate the issues at the NDF. No one appears to have a proper response to Sakwiba statement. I agree with Sakwiba Sikota, those who stayed away should not trash the NDF resolutions.

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  13. people debate Sikota’s statement, don’t rush to saying he is bitter. Bitter with whom? For all I have observed Sakwiba is among the very professional Lawyers in this country. If I recall correctly he represented HH and UPND in 2013. Remember the Espionage case which late president Michael Sata slapped on HH, it was Sakwiba Sikota who represented HH successfully. Otherwise the King Cobra would have swallowed HH alive. I also agree with Sakwiba Sikota, it is very unpatriotic for some people to stay away from the NDF only to start misleading the general public. HH should have attended the NDF may he would convinced the delegates regarding the Deputy Ministers.

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  14. James you are very dull, HH never defeated Sakwiba Sikota at the UPND CONVENTION, it was rigged remember what the late UPND Treasurer and Secretary General said about the delegates lists at the UPND convention, he was instructed to change delegates from UNZA, Evelyn Hone Colleague, NIPA, Central Province, Eastern Province and North-Western Province. And remember it was made clear even before the UPND Convention that “ONLY A TONGA CAN LEAD UPND”. Zambians have a short memory said late President Levy Mwanawasa. James you have a short memory. if Sakwiba Sikota was bitter he could not have represented HH and UPND in 3 very hot cases in 2013.

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  15. James look for the copy of the Post News Paper of 6 July 2006, it was Headlined “HICHILEMA’S SUPPORTERS RUN AMOK”. I will help your short memory by reproducing the exact story.

    The POST Newspaper
    HICHILEMA’S SUPPORTERS RUN AMOK
    By George Chellah, Bivan Saluseki And Mcdonald Chipenzi
    Lusaka — CONFUSION erupted at the UPND convention at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre last night as presidential aspirant Hakainde Hichilema’s supporters ran amok, violently closing ballot boxes and ordering the delegates to leave the conference hall.

    And Hichilema’s campaign team last Thursday sneaked in delegates into the VIP lounge where some of the cadres were heard saying they were receiving money. Delegate from Southern Province were clear on replacing Mazoka with…

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  16. Bakalamba ba HH this is the problem of boycotting important national events such as the NDF, you start chasing the wind. GBM has revealed your Tribal Tactics. Only a Tonga can Lead UPND says GBM,

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  17. Sunday, December 07, 2008

    ‘Kahenya wanted to challenge Hichilema for the presidency’

    Written by Chibaula Silwamba and Lambwe Kachali

    Sunday, December 07, 2008 6:42:00 PM

    UPND sources yesterday revealed that former secretary general Tiens Kahenya was expelled from the party primarily because he had ambitions to challenge party president Hakainde Hichilema for the presidency.

    And Kahenya revealed that he had heard from some party members that Hichilema was accusing them of campaigning for him to become party president.

    But Hichilema said any reasons away from what was given by party vice-president Richard Kapita on the expulsion of Kahenya were manufactured.

    In an interview, the sources said Hichilema suspected Kahenya of harbouring ambitions to contest for the party…

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  18. James I am certain you remember a portion of this article from the Post News Paper in 2008.

    The sources further revealed that, according to a voice purported to be Kahenya’s on the audio recording, Kahenya was heard talking of having back-dated a UPND card for Hichilema to enable him qualify for election as party president in 2006 since he [Hichilema] had no membership card at that time.

    “Kahenya worked in-conjunction with the UNZA branch led by Antonio Mwanza to get this act done. They also gave similar cards to some UNZA students to qualify them for voting at the convention,” the sources said. “And the same voice of Kahenya on tape continues to connect Hichilema to Xavier Chungu and FJT Chiluba as a courier of the plundered state resources. The tape also reveals that Sakwiba…

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  19. James, I hope you remember this article from the Post Newspaper also:
    December 2008

    The sources further revealed that, according to a voice purported to be Kahenya’s on the audio recording, Kahenya was heard talking of having back-dated a UPND card for Hichilema to enable him qualify for election as party president in 2006 since he [Hichilema] had no membership card at that time.

    “Kahenya worked in-conjunction with the UNZA branch led by Antonio Mwanza to get this act done. They also gave similar cards to some UNZA students to qualify them for voting at the convention,” the sources said. “And the same voice of Kahenya on tape continues to connect Hichilema to Xavier Chungu and FJT Chiluba as a courier of the plundered state resources. The tape also reveals that Sakwiba Sikota…

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