The PF MPs based on the Copperbelt during a news conference at Protea Hotel in Ndola
FILE: The PF MPs based on the Copperbelt during a news conference at Protea Hotel in Ndola

A caucus of Members of Parliament from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) on the Copperbelt has requested the party through the office of the Secretary-General not to go for a convention in 2020.

The Parliamentarians say going for a National Convention to choose the Party’s Presidential candidate ahead of the 2021 General Elections will not be necessary because there is already a consensus on President Edgar Lungu.

Caucus Chairperson Evans Chibanda has told ZNBC news that the MPs have instead asked the PF Secretary General Davies Mwila to call for a General Council in which President Lungu will be picked as a sole candidate.

The Mufulira lawmaker who was flanked by Chifubu Member of Parliament Frank Ng’ambi and Nchanga MP Chali Chilombo said the Copperbelt MPs have also reaffirmed their endorsement for the President LUNGU as the PF’s 2021 Presidential Candidate.

And Dr. Chibanda said the PF Secretary-General will soon be informed formerly through writing about the Copperbelt MPs’ call for a general council.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ng’ambi said the MPs on the Copperbelt have been motivated by the leadership style of LUNGU and as such would want him to continue for another term.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting Politics we have in Zambia. It does look like once someone becomes President, there can not be any legitimate challenge to their Presidency of the Party because anyone who dares to gets smacked. So naturally, the prudent thing to do is what these B00tlickers are doing, declaring the party boss Sole Candidate and we will still be told that the Party is very democratic.

    Is it not funny how Zambia tends to have leadership crises? You often hear that ONLY one man can do the job properly despite the Economic Outlook begging to differ. There is massive corruption and the debt is bulging but we are told these chaps are chaffed by how GREAT ECL has done as Zambian President.

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    • ECL will leave the Zambian presidency @ a time of his own choosing; not whn the republican constitution says it’s time to go. Everything else is just a noise.

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    • The Uneducated like Bowman will always want to bootlick. We are a democratic country, let the president be challenged. What is wrong with that? It’ Time Lungu left, another 5 years will finish ZAMBIA completely?

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    • Utucawa nelyo democracy yaisa nibu muzungu wanga. Lungu must see that I will die for him so he can give me a job when he wins
      Can’t Lungu tell his cadres to practice democracy?

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  2. Yes, let us not waste time. “If it ain’t damaged, don’t fix it!” Let us save the money and have him go and send the little boy Under Five into the Livingstone Museum in 2021. The President has worked very hard and changed Zambia for better. We want him to continue pointing at the progress Zambia has made over the years while the boy will continue to eat bitter herbs with his bitter tribal children with bitter hearts.

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    • THE PROBLEM WITH PF CADERISM IS THAT THEY ALL THINK LIKE THEY LIKE ECL, REASON IS SIMPLE, ECL WOULD SEE THEM KILLING AND STEALING OTHER CITIZEN, CHAPONA WILL STAY MUTE AND THEY WILL KEEP DOING RUBBISH AS THOUGH THEY ARE THEY OWN ZAMBIA. TIME IS COMING WHEN ALL THE CRIMINALS WHO HAVE HIDDEN IN THE NAME OF PF CADRES WILL BE ARRESTED.

      UMUNTU NI LUNGU. WE HAVE VOWED TO DIE WHETHER WITH YOUR GUNS OR PANGAS. YOUR TRUE TACTICS HAVE STARTED COMING OUT EG DR. MUSHSINGE IN SOWLEZI HAS REVEALED A LOT OF YOUR DEEDS TO ALL ZAMBIANS.

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    • Exactly what has Edgar done to change this country apart from working very hard to take it backwards. And you guys in the foreign missions are the biggest culprits for having failed at your jobs and made the president do your jobs himself. Truth be told this is the opportunity am sure Edgar had prayed for once in his life to have a positive impact but has lamentably failed at doing so. Individually he may be a good person but at leadership he has failed. Leadership is not about how long you rule but how well you rule. Mugabe ruled for 36 but died with nothing to show for his long reign and yet khama ruled Botswana for 10 years and did good things for his country. Corruption, high inflation, increasing foreign and local debt, misplaced policies and priorities, high unemployment, more…

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    • More taxes, violence, oppression and abuse of resources and parastatal companies like zesco are the achievements synonymous with this government.

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  3. Foolish decision, bcos you’re fattening at the expense of the poor ad doing nothing. Bt will see whose going to vote for him, those MPs hv one vote jst like me bt we’re the majority. We send you to parliament ad you turn against us.

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  4. “PF MPs from Copperbelt wants the Party’s 2020 Convention Shelved, and President Lungu made sole candidate”
    PF MPs…. want President Lungu made sole candidate. Gosh….incredible.Appoints with pychiatrists or psychologists warranted immediately. President Lungu is , arguably, the most incompetent and inconsequential individual to ever become President in Zambia, and arguably in Africa. With a broken economy, unrestrained corruption, uncontrollable PF thuggish cardres, why in the world would people want Lungu in the office? He needs to be voted out as soon as possible. Zambia has endured wasted years of development under Lungu. Yes, painfully wasted years.

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    • Let’s analyse the calibre of so called MP’s from copperbelt and determine why they would make such decisions.. The findings are there for all time see..

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  5. Personnel politics day in and day out. Everything evolves around the president and the ruling party as if there is no other substance for debate in the country.

    Zambia is in dire need of progressive-thinkers, non-partisan citizens with the know-how, synergy and genuine passion for the country and it’s people. We need to get rid of the delusional thought that only one individual or one party can steer the nation forward. The call is on each one of us to identify and recruit ourselves in a network of skilled citizens that can show these power-hungry politicians that they’re not the center of the universe.

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  6. Someone in the PF and opposition needs to challenge these 5 MPs. disgrace to the CB. President Lungu must also be tired of these useless MPs.

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    • These fake and dull MPs are all imported from MMD hence there fear of not been adopted as candidate’s in 2021

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  7. What a corrupt dictator ship ensemble this PF is………Lungu, lusambo , mwila , kapoyongo , kapata ………

    Jesu is Lord help Zambia…..

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  8. Same Brain Dead demented GUNDWANE’S who moan H.H has never had a convention??
    THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IN ZED IS KAPUT!!
    You have a TOTALLY USELESS leader J0na who rather than use Taxpayers cash to pay farmers, teachers, civil servants on time, put desks in schools, & develop the nation, taking that money & paying THUGS -(MPosa Mabwe’s) masquerading as M.P’s to be his Stormtroopers, & perpetuate his illegal stay in State House thereby further stagnating Zambia’s development.
    ALL THESE RATS PROPOSING JONA STAYS ON CANNOT SURVIVE DOING AN HONEST DAYS WORK, HENCE KUBWETUKA -BWETUKA TO SAVE THEIR EVER EXPANDING BELLIES.

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  9. I don’t hate ECl and l am PF . But clearly these are one of the useless PF MPs who want to impress the president by bootllicking…..they are no short cuts to success. Why are these guys scared of convention?

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  10. KKKKKKKKKKKKK self centred people ati mp shame all they know is putting their inerest first and not people wait mukalila time is awez catching up u think majority Zambians are happy with wat we have gone through with ytour mediocre leadership.

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  11. Foolish MP’s. Regressing to wamuyaya and sole candidate type of politics. They should go back to school, that is if they ever went there in the first place.

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  12. Now that makes President Lungu exactly the same as president Hichilelema, and PF exactly the same as UPND which has not held any convention since 2016.
    And yet just yesterday the President himself told ZNBC in a foreign land about how Zambia and Africa must emulate Botswana in conducting regular, democratic and free and fair elections. He went to direct these same MPs to enact laws that enhance democracy in Zambia, and avoid, repeat, avoid the embarrassing election fiasco of 2016. Those were the words and directives of His Excellency. Now hear these MPs, are they suggesting that the President does not mean what he says?

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  13. Wait until they are not adopted by the same Lungu in 2021 then you will hear them say the “truth”. For now those MPs are fake news.

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  14. Ine I get nauseated when I hear full grown men puking…. Can someone direct me to a cure coz this scene of puking men is becoming an order of each and every new day!

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  15. We did away with the one party system in 1990/1. We dont need this type of myopic thinking. Please guys, if you want adoption this is NOT the way. Just work hard and let the works speak for you. By the way, has ECL changed his position of not having a vision as he once declared at a public rally. If he does have a vision now, what is it?

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  16. Lungu is humble and the the best President to ever grace the political landscape. In Lungu we have a God fearing President who even declared a day of National Prayer just so that Zambians could dedicate a whole day of fasting and Prayer. On top of all this he was chosen by God, we can not go against Gods choice people of Zambia. Let us all vote Lungu come 2021
    Ifintu Ni LUNGU

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