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UPND Members should forget about Convention, HH will hand pick Vice President-GBM

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Mr Hichilema shakes hands with Chairperson Mutale Nalumango after the news conference at his residence
Mr Hichilema shakes hands with Chairperson Mutale Nalumango after the news conference at his residence

Patriotic Front vice-chairperson for mobilization Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has rubbished claims by United Party for National Development (UPND) National Chairperson and Acting Vice President Mutale Nalumango that the position of the party Vice President will be filled at the party’s National Convention.

Mr. Mwamba said that UPND members should forget about going for a convention because Hakainde Hichilema will handpick a running mate ahead of 2021 general elections.

Mr. Mwamba said claimed by the UPND leadership that the party would hold a convention were mere claims because Mr. Hichilema could not allow anyone to challenge him.

He said in an interview that Mr. Hichilema would use his power to handpick a running mate. The former UPND vice president for the administration said the opposition leader was looking for anyone who would be a puppet to be his running mate. Anyone who will seem to be a puppet will be given that position and able to dance to his tunes, he said.

“Seriously can Mr. Hichilema make a mistake to go for a convention and allow to be challenged for the position of party president that is a lie. Zambians and many who have been part of UPND before know that the position of party president is personal to the holder to Mr. Hichilema and that is the fact.

“So the party members must forget about the convention because he will do what he has always been doing each time he wants someone to be his vice president,” he said.

UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango said the party would hold a convention to elect new office bearers. She said currently she was acting as party vice president and the position would be occupied at a convention.

51 COMMENTS

    • But GBM has become ichipuuba, of course all running-mates are hand-picked!! or is saying himself GBM was elected at the convention? GBM costed Zambians the 2016 elections, he is hard to sell. Now he is finishing PF, how stypudi is PF mwebantu to appoint GBM for anything.
      UPND should be smart, they should go to convention and hand pick Nalumango as HH’s running mate, then 2021 election will be 72% to UPND, PF 15%!!
      I am not UPND, but I see Nalumango as the best gift Zambia can get.

    • GBM is unwanted nge ifibashi akwata pamenso. All we want to hear from PF is the projects and remedial measures for the economy not cadre nonsense. Otherwise ni we want change. Have been part pf KK,FTJ so seen the most powerful fall.

      thanks

    • Ati “going to dismantle HH and UPND” Any proof? If this is your strategy then forget it iwe chi GBM because HH and UPND are gaining ground everyday

    • What’s good for the goose is also good for the gander, kanongaebo mentality, was you Grain Bag of Maize not just leg picked?, what about tu pf as you used call them just weeks ago, when they were raising hands at mulungushi during isabo lyamfwa , was them not saying uyu wine ubatushila, tatulefwaya naumbi, is that not hand selection, iwe boyi jiBM use your hand picked doctorate wisely. Muntu with a handpicked doctorate ndiye atupange bize, aikona man.

    • He said in an interview that Mr. Hichilema would use his power to handpick a running mate.

      I think even the USA running mates are just handpicked, Ba Nostradamus mwamba vanzelu mwe.

    • Extracting from GMB’s comments. I quote… !!

      “” He said in an interview that Mr. Hichilema would use his power to handpick a running mate. The former UPND vice president for the administration said the opposition leader was looking for anyone who would be a puppet to be his running mate. “”


      Oh’ Dear !! In other words GBM is saying he was hand picked because he was a puppet to HH. Or HH saw a puppet in GBM.

    • If GBM told me that Nelson Mandela was a South African politician who spent 27 years in jail i wouldn’t believe him. This is how much i don’t believe anything that comes out of that mans mouth.

  1. Politics of personal attacks will not put food on Zambian tables,improve UTH or end load shedding. POLITICS OF ISSUES PLEASE bwana GBM.

  2. Iwe’ Big M@t4k0 G.B.M, why are you bothered.
    Didn’t you say you will dismantle U.P.N.D, manje’ wayamba ku p0lom!y@ because you know your dodgy transporter Contacts will be null and void in months to come?

    • I had never heard GBM talking about economy ,like mentioning figures is it that he does not understand figures?GBM he is a very dull man who has failed to dismantle upnd .my vote is going to upnd for the first time ,Edgar lungu should forget my vote.party of killers pf

  3. HH in my view is the only Presidential candidate in Zambia who is ready and deserves to lead this nation to prosperity.He has been tested for authenticity by PF unfair treatment as the late Sata was treated by MMD. He has also demonstrated this consistency in his business life. The same cannot be said about Edgar Lungu who was an opportunist and has never been tested for authenticity. The only thing protecting him is the OFFICE of the president. Strip away the office and reality will dawn. HH cannot afford to allow an opportunist to take lead. Let me advise HH as he probably knows that Failure in past elections is the secret to success! Ask Thomas Edison “When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an…

  4. Cont.. Let me advise HH as he probably knows that Failure in past elections is the secret to success! Ask Thomas Edison “When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” “Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophy.” I cant wait to attend the inauguration of the next republican president Mr HH.
    I also can’t wait for the truth to be uncovered about Mukula,underhand payments, land sales etc will be uncovered. I am afraid that a lot of people are headed to prison and I hope HH will shake the police system and give the police the power due to them. It is shocking how the PF cadres seem to have more authority than the police!

    • How can an undemocratic candidate be the best for our nation??? Hh came to upnd top spot wrapped in tribalism as Kambela left 2 deputies. He has further abrogated the party constitution by staying beyond 2 terms and not holding regular conventions since 2006 (14 years!!!!!!) Jeremy corbin has conceded defeat and will pave way for new leadership, what will the tonga dictator do next????

    • Zambian citizen tribal cousinship ukokwine mwangala, millennials are way are million miles past that, all we need in this country are economic managers, it doesn’t matter which tribe they come from iwe macaque.

    • Aristotle, I can never do chimbuya with you tribalists. I do that with Easterners and Northerners who are extremely wonderful people. You bantu botatwe savages are too bitter. Tell me, how unique is Zambia such that it’s not affected by the global economy???

    • Has he been a grassroots leader, has he been a ward chairman has he been a Councellor has he been an MP if yes to these then I will vote for him. See how Trump is messing up big time.,he thought his riches would help him rule America, . You need to go through the mill,leading a country is not a joke

  5. Attacking HH is what makes fools relevant to other fools. Attack HH and fools will give you all the space. PF is full of fools and criminals that’s why can’t reason logically.

  6. Why can’t GBM just concentrate on mobilising his party. Sure you can’t be ashamed to always talk about somsome who never responds to your useless attacks? Nkulisenda kaka zimwi ziindi.

  7. Comment:pipo stop insulting each other lets just pray and see what God is going to give us in 2021.
    these comments of insults will take zambians nowhere.

  8. When are we going to see a PF convention ???

    Many people in PF have expressed their wish and right to challenge lungu……..or is lungu a dictator ??

  9. My uncle GBM has first hand experience in dealing with the autocratic upnd party. Everyone knows that hh is upnd and upnd is hh. That in itself is a weakness because it means all power is concentrated in the supreme leader HH who controls every detail of the party. I am sure they are told even what colour of underwear to wear as a party by hh. Red perhaps? Zambian are clever enough to not allow a dictatorial party in power. 2021 will be another record loss for these cowboys. Kz

    • Mr KZ

      First we have to commend you for airing your views with the rest of us , and hopefully provide a link to higher authorities to recommend any good ideas citizens have on social media.

      Can I also appeal to our people to avoid wanton insults and maybe this can lead to a united Zambia amongst us

    • Spaka many thanks for your wise words. I too hope that we can all come together to share ideas. Of course I will provide a link to his excellency. I take every contribution seriously. I just wish our friends in opposition could also be on this level of maturity.kz

    • Just continue lying to yourself. I know for a fact this is not Kaiser Zulu. This is a well calculated move by PF to shoot down anything UPND and HH because they know that whether they(PF) like it or not, HH will win 2021 elections. HH is our next President, this all good talk by KZ to try and cover up PF mess is an old gimmick that won’t work come 2021.

  10. People who have no integrity are known by how they switch camp when things become tough for them, as long as things are not good 4 for them they will never stand firm for wat is right. GBM is such a one, He said lots of things about PF as corrupt bla bla bla bla but after PF fixed his businesses and he started suffering then he went to beg pf 4 him to be given back contracts and today PF is the darling just coz they have given him back wat safeguards his interest and not the people of Zambia,s interests. u can fool people 4 some time but not all the time bwana their is time 4 everything God is the only one who knows how to make the impossible to be possible. i dont support HH but i can tell u that no matter how u demonise this guy as long as God says he is going to be President it shall…

  11. Nalumango for Veep? Lets be serious, and try to avoid having recycled politicians who are also tired, old and have nothing to offer the country. This is the same as having the current veep who is inept and clauless, if anything were to happen to Edgar Lungu, surely can Wina do anything sensible?
    I do agree that the Convention is a mere statement, results are already predetermined. Conventions for both PF and UPND are an academic exercise. The former had wrangles in their convention, imagine having to chose between Miles and ECL?
    LOL.

  12. I had never heard GBM talking about economy ,like mentioning figures is it that he does not understand figures?GBM he is a very dull man who has failed to dismantle upnd .my vote is going to upnd for the first time ,Edgar lungu should forget my vote.party of killers pf

  13. Seems GBM has got his tissues back. He can’t articulate issues! After wasting UPND time, he has come to finish PF for causing him to lose his tissues and weight by squeezing his businesses!
    Zambians are not interested in hate speech and politics of hatred and character assassination! The earlier PF realizes the liability they have in GBV, the better for them!

  14. But this obese Kolwenic alpha baboon also, when is it ever going to learn to mind its own business, ala.

  15. HH IS LOSING 2021 AGAIN AS BEFORE BECAUSE FUNDAMENTALLY HE CANNOT WIN ZAMBIAN ELECTIONS AS PRESIDENT OF A POLITICAL PARTY HE LOST 5 TIMES AND EACH TIME HE LOST CHANCES OF LOSING AGAIN INCREASED AND NOW THERE IS NO HOPE THAT HE WILL EVER WIN THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENCY THAT IS FACTUAL

    ITS THEREFORE WISER TO HANDOVER TO JACK MWIIMBU THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION PARTY WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP IN PARLIAMENT AND ANOTHER GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE CANDIDATE A IT IS ITS LIKE DOING THE SAME THING HOPING FOR A DIFFERENT RESULT THIS TIME HE ACCEPT HIMSELF THAT I HAVE FAILED BENENE

    • Give proper reasons why HH cannot win 2021 elections. I have never heard of anyone with an economic reason to shoot him down. And please, never say never because you ain’t God, but just an individual. Zambia is not PF.

  16. Ba GBM chipuba. How did he find himself in that position as National Vice Chair for Mobilization? Was he not hand picked by Lungu?
    These guys in PF must explain to the nation why there’s untold hunger, mismanagement of resource and corruption in the country. I have also observed that there are people in the diaspora who for sure have failed to achieve certain goals but have opted to support government in power, in this case the corrupt PF thinking one lucky day, they will be asked to serve in government. Sadly, before they moved to diaspora, they worked for government. What did they achieve? Nada! Supporting PF is like supporting a thief who stole the last loaf of bread your children needed for their meal for the day.

  17. Ba GBM, please concentrate on your role in PF which is mobilization. These tactics will not grow the PF membership he has promised to do. Please leave us alone, forwArd with UPND

  18. GBM is very far to be close to ECL let alone running mate, Chilufya, Davies Chama, Kampyongo even Mumbi Phiri can not allow GBM to be close to ECL. Hence Mobilization of fimo fimo unheard in PF cycles.

  19. HH is a dictator is more like Hitler or Benito Mousolin of Germany.UPND is for hh and any other person and that’s why all the Coneroius are purpets to hh,the god of upnd no one is above upnd apart from hh.Bonse ni bambuli they cant talk.Any way this this when they learning politics and politics are not for young ones.

  20. Dictator will always remain a dictator and given chance to rule these guys will dance to his tune.Those who have been close to this gay knows it the man is dangerous, is a real dictator all members of the executive are puppets.

  21. UBUKULU BWA MATAKO, TEBWINGI BWAMAFI (BEMBA)
    BUPATI BWAMATAKO, TABULUBUNJI BWAMATUZI (TONGA)
    UKULU WAMATAKO, SIWUNYINJI WAMATUVI ( NYANJA)

    Not all grown old people, are grown ups. I will end here and forgive ba Big Papa.

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