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Thursday, July 2, 2020

President Lungu accused of ripping both the party and Republican constitutions for his selfish motives

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Some Concerned Patriotic Front members have accused President Edgar Lungu of ripping both the party and Republican constitutions for his selfish motives.

In reference to President Lungu’s decision to appoint more of his stooges to the Central Committee and his attempts to change the Republican Constitution through Bill 10, some PF members across the country have vowed to fight to protect both the party and the republican constitutions.

Mwembe Chileshe, a known member of the ruling party from its formation in Luapula Province says it is saddening and disappointing to see how President Lungu has continued running the party without following the the PF constitution.

Mr Chileshe said appointing members of the central committee when the constitution doesn’t give him such powers is unacceptable.

He has bemoaned that it is unexpected that President Lungu being a lawyer, would fail to understand and respect the constitutions of both the party he leads as well as the Republican.

Mr Chileshe says the PF grassroots strongman also pointed to the on-going attempts by President Lungu to change the Republican Constitution through the infamous bill 10 which, if passed, would legitimise his nomination as presidential candidate in 2021.

“Bill 10 would block any individual who may wish to petition President Lungu’s ineligible nomination to stand in the 2021 Presidential election. It’s for this particular reason that President Lungu is spending huge sums of taxpayers’ money to ensure that Bill 10 goes through and be enacted as law”, he said.

Mr Chileshe says another prominent founding member and financier of President Lungu’s campaign in both 2015 and 2016 challenged PF members across the country to ask the President to tell the party membership at large which provision in the party constitution he was using to appoint members of the central committee.

He said the PF constitution states that members of the central committee shall be elected by the general conference every five(5) years.

President Lungu recently appointed his Minister of Defence Davis Chama and Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri as Members of Central Committee, against the law of the party.

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53 COMMENTS

  1. Mwembe Chileshe is “true green” like Kambwili. These guys believe they own PF. They started with Sata and they want to undermine ECL. Out the window you go, mu bitter man. Eligibility again??? Yaawwwn….

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  2. @Zambian Citizen you seem to be the only Jew in Jerusalem who does not know that Jesus is back

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  3. Accidental presidents, revolutionary leaders, will never surrender power easily.

    An accidental president is one who becomes president after the death of the sitting president in office. Examples of accidental presidents are former Angolan president Eduardo do Santos, he became president after Augustino Neto died in office.
    Joseph kabila he became president after his father was killed by one of his body guards.
    Edgar chagwa lungu he became president after the death of Michael of Michael sata. The list is long.

    Revolutionary leaders are those who have become presidents after an armed revolution. Examples are Paul kagame, Fidel Castro, late Robert mugabe and others, these leaders will either surrender power to a fellow revolutionary or they will loose the power through a counter…

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  4. @Ibrahim BAKAYOKO
    That will not happen in Zambia. When people taste democracy it’s like butter if you have not tasted it you don’t know that it’s sweet

  5. I had a dream about his excellency ECL in the early hours of today.

    In the dream, I happened to be at a clinic or hospital and then I saw his excellency walking without any security, I was surprised he was without an security, so I looked around to see if he had security near there was none but then I saw some paramilitary in a blue landcruiser afar.

    The other surprising thing I saw was the women who were selling merchandise (tomatoes) in front of the clinic did not even recognise him or pay any attention to him but the people I was with stood still (at attention) and them he just told us to keep quiet so that he would not be recognised.

    So he passed us by and went into the clinic, I said to myself that since he has no security around him, let me follow him to see what he is…

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    • you are not alone! I have had this kind of dreams twice. In my case, the president was busy running without and seemed to be in a hurry. It had to take me (a civilian) to command police officers to salute for the president in one of the dreams…… (let some one make things right otherwise time is up)

  6. Mwembe Chileshe, don’t cry louder, Edgar Lungu is your humble leader. I think you took advantage of meekness to humbleness.

    Your duty is to start campaigning for a better leadership as Edgar Lungu is not going anywhere.

    The man thinks he is in control but we shall him what we did to Chiluba rhe master dribbler of all presidents.

    There will be a time when he will send orders and nothing will happen and the whole governance system will turn against him.

    Then real change shall follow and that’s Zambia i know and for now let him do what pleases him.

    PF must go!

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  7. Competent person to take over PF at the convention is only KBF for now. In terms of leadership this party has an empty bowl, not sure if opposition is any better though but one thing for sure the current PF President has completely failed, the gauge shows that all economic indicators are down, even before Covid came in

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  8. More cracks appearing. I asure you, this is just the tip of the iceberg. As the pf general conference nears we will see more.
    And as for bill 10….Its a failure. Lungu has been frantically trying to bribe opppsition MPs and to intimidate PF MPs to vote for bill 10. But several pf MPs are going to vote against. In fact several of the people who seem to publicly support bill 10 are actually against it secretly.
    Lungu is going.
    The MMD caders, like bowmnan, sunday chanda and some people on this blog, who snicked into pf through the back door are the only ones that are blindly supporting lungu because their survival depends on it.
    PF died with Sata and Guy Scott. Its ideals, its pro poor policies, its patriotism died in 2015.
    From its ashes the Rupiah MMD spirit of greed, corruption,…

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  9. You can only fool people 3 times…the time is up…BaBA Kuya bebele…I’m done with the PF…I will be the first one to cast my vote…the Poor Fools party has done a lot of damage.

  10. continued…..
    PF died with Sata and Guy Scott. Its ideals, its pro poor policies, its patriotism died in 2015
    From its ashes the Rupiah MMD spirit of greed, corruption, and theft resurrected.
    But thankfully there are still a good number that have not forgotten Mr. Sata’s vision, and secretly they are working to remove what we worked so hard to remove in 2011.

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  11. YOU AS PF ARE THE CREATORS OF THE MONSTER WHICH IS NOW EATING YOU UP BY USING ITS VENOMOUS MMD, SO ENJOY THE RIDE.

  12. Good morning. The New Dawn has come. Wake up Zambians 2021 is around the corner the time is now

    • But extremely incompetent, President of 17 million Zambians just volume, in terms of value – zero. Argue with economic indicators, argue with your central statisticians who have said inflation is rising daily, go and argue with BOZ on exchange rate, and for once stop acting smart here because you have never been smart . You have used climate change, global economy and now covid – LIARS

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  13. Kaizar just shut it if you have nothing sensible to say! The issues raised here are critical! How can a learned lawyers fail to follow a party constitution and even the national constitution to which he swore to protect? Remember the ministers in office case, the constitutional court judges case, the handing power to the speaker case…….the list is long!!

    No wonder LAZ suspended him!!

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  14. No other government in the history of this country has abrogated the constitution, has disregarded court orders and done other acts of lawlessness more than the PF. That’s why the Mast newspapers described them as worse than the colonial masters. Some of these accusations are coming from their own people, the very people who eat with them. Musicians have also joined in condemning what’s happening. A revolution in the offing?

  15. Lawyer? Hamble a lawyer? No, the law degree was thrown into the dustbin long time ago, there is more to be gained as THE prime politician, well while he can…he he he!! Unfortunately the subsequent losses awaiting him are disproportionately huge and horrendous.

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  16. zambians are blood cowards that why kk danced on your necks for 27 years.
    Being silent means your are dormant nation coupled with umwenso.
    No wonder if even kachasu chaps can do anything muli chabe ndwii, muli tunkwa.

  17. It will be good if PF had a constitution that bars the president to appoint members of the central committee. I thought Sata was just appointing members of the central committee at will. Who voted for Guy Scott to be party vice president, for example? Ok it is nice if they actually have a clause in the constitutions which spells out how members of the central committee are to assume office. How is it done in UPND, MMD and FDD? Just asking!

  18. JOURNEY MAN,
    I AGREE WITH YOU 100%.
    DORA SILIYA,BOWMAN LUSAMBO,SUNDAY CHANDA AND MANY MORE MMD MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE PF AT HEART.THIS CAME LATE AND EVEN IF PF LOOSES POWER IN 2021,THEY WILL NOT BE BOTHERED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER SUFFERED FOR PF.
    WHERE WAS SUNDAY CHANDA,DORA SILIYA AND BOWMAN LUSAMBO IN 2006,2008 AND 2011 WHEN KBF,CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI,WYNTER KABIMBA WERE FIGHTING FOR PF?
    THEY WERE ALL IN MMD AND TODAY THEY WANT TO CLAIM TO BE MORE PF THAN THE ACTUAL FOUNDERS.
    THEY ARE BUSY MISLEADING LUNGU LIKE THE WAY RD WAS MISLEAD BY THE SAME CHAPS.
    THIS IS SAD AND INSONI EBUNTU BA SUNDAY CHANDA AND BOWMAN LUSAMBO NA DORA.

  19. @abbort mumbwe show us the way kaili. Do not just talk. You are just like all of us UMWENSO! After all you are a Zambia!

  20. Wht saddens me is this inability to hold a sensible debate among ourselves as Zambians. We’ve work to do but we won’t succeed if we cannot do even simple things such as having a reasonable discussion. Look, this country is one big mess and it will take disciplined work to fix it. We can’t say we’re ready if we lack the discipline to even hold a civilised discussion.

  21. Look at all the insults directed at the president and myself. A clear indication of the values of upnd diasporan members. Full of hate. Hate is like poison. So you will just kill yourself while we continue to serve our people. Why not concentrate on protecting your lives there abroad where you are considered to be subhuman. Kz

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  22. This mwembe chileshe hs remained behind. Lungu is gone already into 2022 as president. He hs a solid plan. U the same Bembas ar the ones to blame for this mess we ar in.

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  23. Last time I checked the constitution was intact and not ripped. The only ones good at ripping things are the childish upnd mps when things don’t go their way in parliament. They are very naive. Kz

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  24. Kongola I m old enough to be your father, so that insult is as good as directed at your father

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  25. Tom you are too insignificant to warrant a substantive response from a man of substance such as myself.

  26. @Kz
    This the problem with Zambia. Compound thugs like you and your humble president call your self men of substance. Not even fit to be tea boys

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  27. In 2021 Rats will start scampering in all directions when we asher in a new government which will control things. My question is how many people are ready to vote for another 5 years of poverty and violence under PF?
    Best wishes,
    Good life for all campaign

  28. Imagine Sunday Chanda lying today on radio saying global dynamics, climate change and Covid are the reasons why our economy is on its knees. Covid is a very new thing. This ignorant guy should be told that that other countries have had these same challenges but their currencies are not the second worst performing currencies in the world like ours. We are even worse off than during MMD days as if there were no global challenges and other challenges in MMD. Infact we are looking for leaders who would put up resilient strategies during crises and not giving us excuses please

  29. Let’s hope these breakaway elements in PF will be encouraged to make complaints through the use of the Party Constitution.

    It’s one thing to accuse the leader of breaking rules whilst breaking the complaints procedures by going to press. This is one undisciplined individual. Hons. Mwila and Mumbi should not hesitate to did him of his membership.

  30. I don’t blame gangster Lungu at all. He’s just being the gangster boss that he is. But I blame these PF members who think that gangster Lungu has any sense of right and wrong, rules and regulations. If you’re just discovering that corrupt Lungu is just a cheap tin-pot dictator, who doesn’t care about any rules or regulations standing in his way, then you must have been asleep all this time. Lungu refused to step aside in 2016, to allow for the election results to be challenged by the opposition. As per Zambian constitution, the Speaker of the National Assembly was supposed to take over from Lungu, while Lungu waited for the results of the petition UPND had submitted to the ConCourt. Gangster Lungu REFUSED TO STEP ASIDE and allow the Speaker to take over. Instead, he continued to…

  31. … act as though he had already won. This gangster, Lungu, who hides behind fake humility, is not to be trusted at all. Trust him at your own peril. PF members with enough sense need to wake up and see corrupt Lungu for what he trury is—a dictator who’ll do anything to stay in power. Don’t let his fake humility foool you. Wake the heck up!

  32. when PF loses next year i will slap kz direct in the face to remind him that he was right ECL was president but all terms come to an end. And for fraudsters it’s hell rising on them

  33. THIS KZ MAN IS AN IRRITE.HE,DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. HE BEHAVES LIKE A DRUG ADDICT.

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