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PF not buying, UPND has lost grip in Western and North Western provinces-Mumbi Phiri

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Patriotic Front deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says opposition UPND should acknowledge that it has lost popularity in Western and North Western provinces.

And Ms. Phiri has denied accusations that UPND members including councillors are being bought to join the PF.

Speaking when she received over 850 defectors in Kabompo district in North Western province, Ms Phiri said no single individual has been bought to join the PF as she beamoned the growing tendency by UPND members of parliament to refuse partnering with government to foster development in their respective constituencies.

She said it is regrettable that no tangible development has been done in UPND perceived strongholds despite controlling majority of councils.

“Those of you who listened to the radio on Wednesday am sure you heard UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema telling the people of Chama that president Edgar Lungu is in Southern Province taking development where people did not vote for him but is was you the people from Chama who voted for him.Do you want the President not to bring development here just because you did not vote him?” Hon Phiri questioned and urged Kabompo residents to ignore such narratives which do not promote inclusive development.

Ms. Phiri recalled how the Kafue Mayor was reprimanded by the UPND leadership leading to his resignation for merely accepting an invitation to partner with government on developmental issues.

She further cited the walking out of parliament by opposition MPs instead of debating the Bill which seeks to promote mixed member representation, women empowerment among others as being retrogressive and equally condemned the misinformation being peddled on Bill 10 as it was done on the referendum which would have strengthened the bill of rights had it been supported.

Ms. Phiri however urged defectors to scrutinize their leaders concerning important national development matters and endeavour to work and contribute to the growth of the party at various levels without feeling inferior.

“Those of you who have joined today are just the same as the old members and you should feel free to work at any level in the party be it at the ward, district or constituency levels” she said and encouraged them to organize themselves in various cooperatives and take advantage of the empowerment programs for women and youth in areas such as fish farming, agriculture, livestock among others.

Mumbi Phiri  receiving over 850 defectors in Kabompo district
Mumbi Phiri receiving over 850 defectors in Kabompo district

Mumbi Phiri  receiving over 850 defectors in Kabompo district
Mumbi Phiri receiving over 850 defectors in Kabompo district

21 COMMENTS

  1. No amount of propaganda or deceit will work this time, just start preparing for jail next year, PF kuya bebele

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  2. According to Kampyongo and Kanganja this gathering can’t cause the spread of COVID-19 only that of a handful of youths can. Kanganja even wanted to go and hunt them down from the bush in the name of COVID-19. If this isn’t embarrassing to the top PF leadership then they’re not human-beings. I doubt whether mental faculties in the PF leadership are working properly. The PF has shut down others from mobilizing their members and they call it democracy. Even those who’re venting their frustrations on social media are now being hunted down and detained beyond the legally stipulated period. Edgar shouldn’t pretend as if he doesn’t know what’s going on. My conclusion is that he’s the chief promoter of this PF lawlessness. But we’re not bothered, we’ve dealt with Presidents more…

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  3. People will show up en mass to get free chitenges, ka K50 and other freebies.

    That’s a hired crowd ba mumbi, start blowing the popularity Trumpet after the votes have been cast and the counting is over.

    Despite being in the rural areas those people analyse politicians better than urban folks. That’s why you are bribing them to attend your meetings, those chitenges, tshirts are up front payments for those who will vote pf, because politicians use us like scaffold in the construction of a building or any infrastructure.
    Scaffolding is very important in the construction in civil engineering, after the completion of the project, the scaffold is dismantled stored away for re use in another project. CONTINUED

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  4. That commanding and overwhelming vote hh got in these provinces is going down. I really wonder where the rigging claim will come from in 2021 because the gap is widening. Westerners and N/Westerners are disappointed that the people they voted for are more loyal to hh than them, they have let them down and neglected to concentrate on development instead focusing on politics and one man’s ego.

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  5. This is true my sister. In fact upnd members are begging to join us . Pf is a party for all zambian. So who are we to deny membership to any zambian. The upnd have a poor strategy and poor leadership. Their members are beginning to see this and have lost confidence in them. How can one man continue to stand as candidate over 4 times in a democratic state? Disgusting tribal dictators

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  6. The electorate in zambia have been treated like scaffold, we are important during your quest for office (elections) but you will discard us once you accomplish your project (elected)

    In most cases we are not even worth your time and voice, once you are elected. You only speak to us through your proxies(spokes personnel).
    You elevate yourselves to deities (GODS) who only speak to mankind through prophets.
    And during campaigns we are able to see you in born and flesh and can hear your voice. Awee Ng’anda ya buteko abantu balachinja.

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  7. Agony is parading 2 people as defectors, others looking curiously numbered as 850 defectors – Zambians are aware of this propaganda

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  8. Paid or not the Mighty PF Will pull through with those tribal remarks coming from Tonga/Mukuni Land I can’t waste my vote on a tribe which doesn’t give the Republican president the correct respect due to him . This massage will be spread across all Non Tonga regions

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  9. If PF is popular as you claim ,why are you denying other parties to campaign during covid 19 .Nevertheless God has already planned for Zambians .PF you where in opposition you use to cry and god head your crying for what mmd mistreated you. Now you are in power you have forgot , very silly to have forgotten insults from Siliya Dora. GOD will punish you.

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  10. Look at the man in the last picture, that is the calibre of our voters. Neither UPND no PF should take pride in getting votes from people who dont know jack about basic economics or civil rights.

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  11. @Chiza Chirwa, formerly Spidery Existence how do you know the man doesn’t understand economics or civil rights? And why should that be a criterion for voting? He too wants to live a better life in Zambia. On election day, what matters is not the level of education among the electorates – it’s the numbers.

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  12. @9 Chale, its an suumption about this man, I may be wrong or I may be right. However, I don’t agree that voting should be as basic as most people would want it to be, we should put restrictions on voting. There ought to be a reason why one gets an NRC at 16 but cannot vote till they are 18, the basic reasoning behind it is that someone should have finished High School and understands basic civic duties,
    If we have basic educational requirements for MPS, why don’t we similarily have them for the voters?
    Remember, the ignorance of one voter in an election imparis the security of all-JFK.

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  13. I have never seen a Political Party that campaigns for 5 years like PF…when it comes to development its commissioning grossly inflated infrastructure which will be passed on to our children.

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  14. Only 1d1ots would be dancing dununa reverse in this day and age!

    As for the head of the pf police, this gathering was ok since it was done by his fellow lawless people in the pate and its government.

    For those not in the pate covid regulations apply

    Shame on all of you!!

  15. The writings are on the wall, How many by elections have been held in Western province! How many won by under5, Pf has won more by elections therefore keep on saying they are buying people. Mongu is slowly taking shape because of infrastructure projects and people want development. Continue with yapping ba under5, someone will get a doctorate in losing election very soon.

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  16. HH has failed to translate his richness (Zambias richest man) and relate it to people’s needs. All he want is Plot 1!

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