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Monday, August 10, 2020

Kambwili calls for the Fielding of One Opposition Presidential Candidate for 2021 Elections

Feature Politics Kambwili calls for the Fielding of One Opposition Presidential Candidate for 2021...

National Democratic Congress Leader Chishimba Kambwili has called on all genuine opposition parties in Zambia to unite and field only one candidate in next year’s presidential elections.

Featuring on Radio Phoenix, Mr. Kambwili stated that leaders of opposition parties should do away with their egos and do that which the people of Zambia are demanding, which is unity of purpose, similar to what was done in Malawi.

Mr Kambwili stated that opposition leaders should be ready to set aside personal ambitions for the good of the country and the desires of the people of Zambia should come above self interest.

He has since disclosed that the Opposition Alliance partners including NDC, UPND, RPP, and ADD are already in discussions with a view to developing a framework for a united opposition in support of only one Presidential candidate.

Mr Kambwili added that he is fully committed to this proposition for the purpose of liberating the people of Zambia from the corrupt PF government.

Several stakeholders have urged the opposition in Zambia to Unite if they are serious about removing the PF from power next year.

History Dr Euston Chiputa says continued fragmentation of the opposition gives the PF an upper hand in next year’s polls.

Dr Chiputa is urging the opposition to unite and their counterparts in Malawi who have united for the purposes of removing the ruling party and ushering in a government that is interested in the wellbeing of the people.

33 COMMENTS

  1. In Malawi, they do not have 50%+1, hence the need for opposition to field one candidate.

    But, the 50%+1 in Zambia takes care of that, i.e. it will automatically force the opposition to unite in a rerun.

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    • Malawi amended their laws to include the 50% plus one person rule after last year’s disputed elections. Please take note!

  2. But what is your manifesto, your alternative policy and ideas??? Tell the people what you are coming to fo differently. What is your policy on education, agriculture, commerce etc???? Copying and pasting what happened in Malawi won’t guarantee you success. Are you ready to bow to hh with what you are saying??? He heads the largest opposition, what will be your role in this alliance??? Are the political dynamics in Malawi similar to Zambia???

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  3. HH with Kambwili as running mate, then UPND will lose again.
    Unless HH & Mmembe.
    But this time winning team is HH & Nalumango.

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  4. Good call however the cup has runneth over. With one or as many opposition presidential fielding, PF is a gonna. That’s just my personal opinion.

  5. But ba PF your MPs don’rt work.Matero MP does nothing.There is no water in this area.How can people survive without water .Lilanda estate,lilanda ,chungu and matero.People have to carry containers on their heads everyday.Why no one is checking Lusaka water.?Fi PF why are u sleeping.Saulosi is the most usele— chancellor in lusaka.PF needs people to check how these chaps are performing. Ba Lungu can’t manage everywhere ba PF mwaonaula party.Can u work up plese.Matero is a big constituency which gives u votes.Why neglect it?Muletotonkaya guys.Bring Miles here please

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  6. Without or with unity of all political parties, PF is going that’s known to everyone in Zambia.

    There is no sane person who can vote for this PF government of thieves who steal at midnight and daylight.

    Ever since came into power nothing is moving well and I know some rats who eat with the PF thieves will be unsettled with my comments but that’s the fact.

    We aee working hard to send these thieves into prisons come 2021 elections.

    . PF must go!

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  7. You need a credible Electoral commission and independent judiciary. At the moment in Zambia ECZ and the constitutional court are suspect and you have a big battle.

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  8. I don’t know. Maybe we are seeing things differently. Every week people are defecting to join pf from the opposition parties including their councillors from very solid strongholds of the opposition and when the byelections are run in these places pf is winning. Is there any indication apart from what we are seeing now that will change the status quo in order for the pf to lose the 2021 elections? Personally, since winning an election is about numbers and numbers don’t lie I see pf carrying the day next year.

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  9. BRAVO CK.U ARE FULL OF WISDOM.PF ZWA.NOT THESE RIFF RAFFS BENE KZ,TOLE RED LIP ETC KUYA BEBELE

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  10. TO BE HONEST, THERE IS NO REASON TO VOTE FOR PF THE WAY THINGS ARE NOW OR HAVE BEEN HANDLED.
    US$1 = ZKW18, HIGH ELECTRICITY TARIFFS, HIGH FUEL PRICES,
    HIGH UNIVERSITY FEES WITH NO HOPE FOR STUDENT LOANS FOR ALL,
    KZ AT STATE HOUSE, BOW MAN MINISTER, CAR PYONG GO MISDIRECTING POLICE,
    CORRUPTION, IMPOSED BILL 10, SUPPRESSED FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, ARROGANT YOUTH,
    ETC….

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  11. For as long as you field Hakainde Hichilema Sammy Chintombwa then whoever the PF will field will carry the day. Hichilema is incapable of giving us the good governance that we yearn, so keep dreaming

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  12. Ba Kambwili knows that ichabo tapali so ku koselela kuli alliance for him to be relevant after 2021.Bale bendelela bu running mate.

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  13. We in do not need any alliance. The so called alliance partners are just chancers at election time. Look we had Mutati, Lupando, Sichinga and others who only wanted to ride on upnd. When UPND lost the elections in 2016 they all ran back to their holes . Only Milupi remained with UPND. Do not trust this Kambwili.Upnd supported him by not fielding a candidate in Roan . When it mattered most in Chilubi to unite, he fielded his own candidate and split the vote. We do not need this man near upnd.

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  14. Kambwili should never ever be allowed in any government. He is just thinking about himself.

    He is even more corrupt than Lungu, if that were possible.

  15. Hahaha what planet does this man live on. Does he think a party that said only a tonga can rule them, would allow anyone other than hh to be party or alliance president? Does he think a dictator like hh who has stood as candidate for decades without convention will allow anyone other than his greedy self to be candidate? You are naive kambwili. And please stop calling to ask to speak to the president in the night.

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  16. Looks like the Malawian new President will end up worse than his predecessor…Never trust a Politician…his first appointments he wanted to reward alot of Judiciary members with top positions…most of them have rejected the appointments…and his wife is a big spenders fond of overseas trips…Malawian tax payers money is in trouble

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  17. Zambia we are very good at Kukopela…we wanted to Kopela Kenyan Politicians and we failed even today Lungu and HH don’t even talk to each other…now Bandit Kambwili wants us to Kopela Malawians…no originality mu Zambia..even bill 10 is a joke

  18. These parties do not have manifestos and ideologies so it is easy to merge. If they have manifesto its just on paper. PF has a manifesto but look at the total failure, so manifestos are nothing at the end of the day.

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  19. Ba Kambwili, that alliance you are talking about will not be the first one. Alliances have been there before and all of were lead by upnd and it all came to nil. What is going to change the status quo. In my opinion, if a different alliance presidential candidate other than HH is fielded, the alliance might win but a repeat of fielding HH again will make many people applaud the stance taken by Nevers Mumba and his new hope MMD.

  20. Kambwili is the biggest Bandit in Zambian Politics…he stole railway line slippers….and ask him where he got the money for his luxurious apartments he belt when he was in PF govt…

  21. A progressive proposal from CK sending panic in PF camp as all eyes in Africa will focus on the Zambian elections with Malawi in mind.

  22. We need parties and alliances that will tell us what they will do for the people of Zambia not just kick this one out and bring this one in. Sata and PF managed to cheat us with 90 days mwakuti mwakuti …. At least they had something to sell. Opposition spend time telling the people what you will do better. We have heard the stories of corruption and debts – please sell your manifestos.

  23. There was only 100,530 votes difference between PF and UPND in 2016 elections. We also know of a chap who has disappeared and never investigated for being near the savers. Every reasonable Zambian smelt a rat in the 2016 elections. HH is the only candidate with the experience, vision and persistence to take Zambia out of this mess created by PF and ECL. The guy needs to be given a chance to liberate Zambia! I dont understand why Individual polling stations can not announce the results on election day immediately after the count.. Why wait?

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  24. Dreaming of a City called Jerusalem in Heaven. But if I may ask, “How many opposition members are ready to go to heaven today where there are no problems, everything flows milk and honey?” Its very surprising that none of them is ready for a flight to Heaven to a Land of Milk and Honey. They prefer here. I pity them for being afraid of going to heaven mwe…

  25. Am happy to note that Kashimba Chimbwili has finally realised that it won’t be easy to unseat PF even with the help of social media and the youths. early distribution of farm inputs and FRA cash and carry buying method is already a game changer especially among the rural folk apart from southern province. you cant compare malawi to zambia in terms of infrastructure development in the last 10 years and thats another yard stick.

  26. Let Kambwili come up with a manifesto for his party first. There was a lot of goodwill from many people within and outside Zambia when Kambwili formed NDC. But to date, he has failed to come up with a manifesto because of wanting to run NDC from his own pocket and home. Even when a committee was constituted to come up with a draft manifesto, Kambwili failed to fund the operations of that committee to its ultimate end and produce a manifesto.

  27. The UPND will never advocate an alliance or pact. They broke away from UPND-PF marriage of convenience nine years ago because they wanted to take the lion’s share in the merger. Already Dr Kambwili is labelled a gold digger just for suggesting a people idea.

  28. GIVE CHANCE TO HH THIS TIME. THIS MAN WILL BRING ZAMBIA ON THE ROD MAP AGAIN. I CAN ASURE YOU. ALL THE COMPLAINTS COMING UP AND AROUND PF WILL BE THE THING OF THE PAST. HH IS GOD GIVEN THIS TIME. NO MATTER WHAT. REMEBER MY WORDS. THIS IS PROPHESY FROM ABOVE.

  29. Taking into account that HH is backed up by a large constituency in Southern Province, it will be interesting if the equally ambitious opposition leaders ,such as Nevers Mumba, Kalaba and Kambwili will accept being relegated to a position of Vice President. Besides, there are some credible alternatives to HH’s leadership within UPND who have worked hard to deserve the position of Running Mate. The supporters of each opposition political party are also seriously assessing the leadership qualities of all political leaders as they plan to register as voters for 2021 general elections. Unfortunately, pending Court cases for some leaders may etch out some political potholes.

  30. Which greedy opposition leader will agree to this. They are all power angry and will waste 50% of 2021 fighting for who becomes the leader then pull out at the last minute when PF has already covered miles. HH made Sata to stay longer in opposition.

  31. Nevers Mumbi with has already indicated that he is standing next year, so count him out. But Nevers still has a sticky convention to contend with. It’s also clear NDC are cash strapped but have some potential to garner respectable numbers in Kopala & maybe Muchinga/Northern. UPND have the experience plus resources including a reasonable number of supporters, so these two parties’ stand a very good chance of winning. A combination of HH plus CK will be formidable. Others are seemingly not interested. My opinion.

  32. Would that be you or tribal aisha?
    One thing I know is that you cried on the Copperbelt when the useless upndead refused to listen to you.
    See CKinsultor, it tough being opposition. You realize that PF is still a threat to all of you tuma opposition groupings.
    H² wanted to lead over the dead/FDD, got it and he lost. He wanted to dupe Michael, he was well read and Sata ran alone and won.
    Stop deceiving yourselves, pacts don’t work in Zambia.
    Run like Michael and show us what you got thick necked faintizo sumo.
    This is an embarrassment.

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