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UPND used dirty tactics to win the By-Election in Katuba-Chiteme

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Mr Kapalasa flashes the UPND symbol after he was unveiled as the party’s candidate for the Katuba by election

National Development Planning Minister Alexander Chiteme has expressed displeasure at the violent politics being practiced by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).

During the media briefing at the PF Interactive Forum in Lusaka, Mr Chiteme accused UPND of wining by using dirty tactics and said that that he had witnessed first hand the lawlessness from the UPND cadres and their leaders who he reveled had harassed him and his colleagues from the PF on voting day.

He said the same underhand methods of harassing and intimidating people which they had used in Sesheke were the ones they employed in Katuba for them to retain the seat.

He said it was therefore laughable for the UPND leader Mr Hichilema to stand on a platform and say “thank you Katuba for giving us back the seat, ”

“They got so desperate they repeated what they did in Sesheke. Intimidating our polling agents, intimidating ECZ Staff, there is a report out there,” he said.

Chiteme said the Patriotic Front was gaining more and more ground due to its ambitious development agenda which was being fulfilled day by day.

He castigated Mr Hichilema for wishing the development agenda of President Lungu and the PF to fail just because of his desire to be President

And Mr Chiteme has said that it was preposterous for UPND to celebrate the Katuba win in the recently held Parliamentary by elections.

According to Mr Chiteme, a person who has been in the political arena as long as UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has, should bury his head in shame and not be in the forefront celebrating because just a few years ago, in the 2016 general elections, the Patriotic Front had not won even a single ward in the area, a status quo which has significantly shifted with PF taking 3 wards.

Chiteme said simple mathamatics should tell Hichilema that by 2021, with the significant inroads that have been made thus far, the Patriotic Front is poised to win the Katuba seat.

“Go to Katuba and find out how many wards we won in 2016, you will discover it was zero. All the wards were won by UPND. Today as we speak, PF has won 3 wards in katuba which is a so called stronghold of the UPND. We won Katuba ward, we won Chunga ward and we won cholokelo ward,” he said.

Mr. Chiteme said this when he featured on the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum at longacres lodge in Lusaka.

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  1. THOSE ARE KICKS OF A DYING HORSE,WITH ALL THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED MEDIA TELEVISION AND RADIO RADIO YOU ARE WHITEWASHED,COME 2021 IT WILL BE WORSE.YOUR PARTY PF IS IN IT’S WRECKED FORM.

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  2. How can a ruling party fail to win
    With all resources?It shows people
    Have totally rejected the ruling party.Mr chiteme just accept and
    Stop giving excuses.

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  3. Kikikikiki…NDC did the same in Roan? Despite taking the whole grz machinery and your president to dance for votes, you miserably lost. Indeed it pains to lose

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  4. Rantings of a group of people that feast on moneis ment for the elderly,disabled and offans.
    Chiteme and team think they can shove a useless agenda on an alert and informed electorate.

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  5. Chiteme just accept defeat, PF has no message nowadays except to drink and dance and spend money senselessly. Ilunda Chalo died at birth, so from where is PF getting the money it’s throwing around? Even minibus drivers were boasting about the K5,000 they were being paid per rally. How much was Dandy Crazy paid that could cause to mock Zambians in that manner? Obviously you can’t see all this, you’ll only realize when you’re out of Government

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  6. The same thing happened in Roan. The victory in Lubwa can be attributed to Joseph Malanji and to some extent Christopher Kang’ombe not Edgar Lungu. Edgar didn’t have any message for the people except to make noise with the chopper accompanied by his jerabo friends. It’s not yet late for you to change and sober up, otherwise you’ll kiss dust in 2021

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  7. with kasaka ka ndalama sure, government machineries against villagers only to be told zwaaaaaaaaaaaaa wait for 20-21. spare those tears.

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  8. UPND stop cheating yourself . In Lusaka ,Copperbelt,Eastern ,Luapula ,Muchinga and Northern provinces ECL is winning whether you like it or not.
    HH and his UPND have for a long time showing their innermost hatred for bembas and easterners forgetting that these are in majority in Zambia.This one major reason.
    In places where they find UPND members ( in workplaces,churches one can learn how bitter they are)
    No wonder GBM,Sean Tembo etc wouldn’t want to hear a name of HH because they witnessed how evil UPND is.
    Tribalism is at the peak in several UPND grouping because of HH political system.90% of tongas and their followers believe in tribalism.This is the fact.

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  9. So don’t cheat yourself ba UPND.

    You unearthed a bad seed of tribalism a seedling which KK hide for so long . KK made one party state with a slogan of one Zambia,one nation because kumbula incited several ANC members to fight KK regime using tribal supremacy regardless of how KK made a policy of appeasement with them.
    This was almost kept as secret for the sake of peaceful coexistence.HH and political bitterness unearthed the dead seedlings.A seed of tribalism.
    It’s good that tribalism is the known badge for UPND .So when UPND zealots comments that we are winning in 2021,first sniff your armpit.

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  10. Lazy lungu and his crooked friends can’t accept that they were refused by the zambian people. Also It seems my alias has been hacked. I would like to clear the air in saying that I have nothing against homosexuals and what they get up to in their privacy is their business. What I don’t accept is people using my alias to post some things here. If you want to know what my sexuality is why not ask? So what if I were gay? The main thing is to read what I write here. The fact that people respect my comments means that sexuality has nothing to do with the nature of a person. Can’t gay people contribute to the economy ? Here in UK gay people are even top management and business owners. Let us embrace each other.

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  11. THE PF IS A BAD LOSER OF ELECTIONS BECAUSE WHEN THEY LOSE THEY START CASTING ASPERSIONS AT THE INTEGRITY OF THE VICTORS. THIS IS UNETHICAL AND MUST BE STOPPED FORTHWITH.
    THE PF CAMPAIGN TEAM SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE SENSIBLE TALKING THAN FOCUSING ON AN ELECTRIC POLE IN DUNDUMWEZE.
    IT IS NOT BY TALKING ABOUT THE ALLEGED BADNESS OF OTHER PARTIES OR PEOPLE THAT WILL MAKE THE PF REGAIN ITS POPULARITY. AND ITS NOT BY DANCING TO DUNUNA REVERSE DURING RALLIES BUT TELLING THE PEOPLE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO DO FOR THEM. THE PRESIDENT MUST AVOID SAYING “GIVING ME SOMEBODY TO WORK WITH” WHEN IN OPPOSITION STRONGHOLDS. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS WAY TO GO IN SUCH AREAS SIR.

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  12. How can you win when all you can say is HH this HH that? All the entire Kateka could say was “HH can’t build you a toilet!” PF had no inspiring message for the voters apart from demonizing an innocent soul!
    I am sure the voters felt insulted about “toilet talk.”
    Of course a lot of Zambians are increasingly becoming concerned with Mr Chagwa’s unhealthy hatred for one HH! The Bible says whoever is angry with his brother without a justified cause is guilty of murder! Can the guidance ministry remind our leaders before they destroy the little left of our beautiful country!
    Sometimes, it’s better to keep quiet in defeat! Continuing to talk about defeat is a sign that PF is badly hurting after 3 losses in 2019 out of 4 Parliamentary byelections!

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  13. Mr P you will have heart attack in 2021 when pf loses start getting used to losing so you will not die remember all those votes you are counting are now split between pf, kalaba and Ck

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  14. The upnd candidate is just more likeable and more trustworthy as an individual than the PF candidate. He would win even if he stood on PF ticket, or the other party which contested with a lady.
    Looks like PF wanted to penetrate Katuba using the traditional leadership, as previous MPs were apparently all former herdsmen. Strategy backfired.

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