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Garry Nkombo warns Foreign Affairs Minister and Lusaka Province Minister, Stop destabilizing UPND

Feature Politics Garry Nkombo warns Foreign Affairs Minister and Lusaka Province Minister, Stop destabilizing...

United Party for National Development (UPND) Elections Chairperson, Garry Nkombo, has warned Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji and Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo to accept Lufwanyama ward Councillor, Rogers Simwemba’s decision to rescind his earlier decision to resign from UPND and join PF, stating that the later should not be a victim of the usual, typical threats from the ruling elite as all that was given to him after he resigned from his post were now his property.

Mr Nkombo said that the Foreign Affairs Minister and his Kabushi counterpart had gone on a rampage to destabilise the UPND on the Copperbelt following failed endeavours to do the same in North-western, Western and Southern Provinces, respectively.

Mr Nkombo said the law provides for a 30-day period after resigning and that the Council Chairperson is within the law to receive the letter of the councillor who rescinded his decision.

He said it is unfortunate that the PF is on a trail to continue causing by-elections which began in north Western province, North-western, Lufwanyama and now going to Masaiti.

He said PF is buying the councillors using stolen money from the government, in order to show the country that it is a preferred party when in fact not.

“PF should stop playing games and began to do the right thing, Councillor Rodgers Simweemba who rescinded his decision is one of the six councillors paid to resign,” said Mr Nkombo

He said the people behind the resignation of the councillors are Kabushi MP Bowman Lusambo, Joe Malanji and Spuki Mukemwa.

He warned the PF not to begin calling the councillor who has rescind his decision to resign and that the money given to him is his and after all it was willingly given to him.

He said that UPND will not tolerate but take action should PF try to threaten the councillor.

One of the six United Party for National Development (UPND) councillors who were allegedly bought by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) last week has rescinded his decision to re-join his party (UPND).

Earlier, Lufwanyama ward Councillor, Rogers Simwemba told journalists yesterday afternoon that he has rescinded his decision to re-join his party (UPND) and had opted to reclaim his seat after carefully reflecting and realising that the Patriotic Front was playing tricks

“PF forced me to resign, am a student of public health and they promised that they will give me a good job upon completion of my studies, I realised that they were lying and did not mean well,” said Cllr Simwemba.

He also said that the people of Lufwanyama have lost hope in the PF because they are suffering and struggling to live a descent life.

Mr Simwemba claimed that there were no political benefits on joining a political party that had lost its political glory, late alone lost touch with the grassroots.

Asked why he opted to rescind his earlier decision, Cllr Simwemba, who claimed to have been lured into joining the ruling party after he was promised a job upon completion of his Medical Clinical studies at one of the prestigious colleges on the Copperbelt stated that he could not continue hanging onto a political party without a future and hope for the people of Zambia.

And welcoming back Mr Mweemba to the Party, UPND Secretary General, Stephen Katuka expressed worry at the PF’s desperation to hold onto power at all costs including the “wanton” creation of endless by elections that he said were a drain on the country’s economy.

And Lufwanyama Councillor Chairperson, Chiyuka Moses acknowledged having received the letter from Rodgers Simweemba who rescinded his decision to resign.

He described Councillor Simweemba as a hard-working person who contributes positively in the Council.

“I knew that he was cheated and corrupted by the Patriotic Front and that he was not going to remain in PF because he cannot fit in as they have no principles and they care less about the community which is not the case with UPND.” Said Mr Chiyuka.


  1. We are remaining with a year to the next general election, these councilors get something like 3 pin per month, 3000 by 12 months gives 36 pin, if you are not entitled to gratuity after your tenure of office, the chances of falling for little trinkets like a full time job are so high.

  2. These politicians can not be trusted. It is possible Mr Mweemba staged his resignation. Garry Nkombo equally does not know that accepting a bribe is equally a crime. If Mr Mweemba deed accept property from PF in order to resign he is just as crooked as the PF counterparts he is accusing. To UPND cousellor please try and record the meeting you attending with PF so that it is not a word against theirs. These properties you receive should have paper trail like title deeds that can be use to prove someone was bought.

  3. F.u.ck you Garry. F.u.ck your party, F.u.ck your party leader,F.u.ck your party members and most of all F.u.ck off.

    Yes I said it. Until upnd learn to respect the office of president they can all F.u.ck off

  4. Well-done don’t take back the money eat it. But next time don’t have a small heart to be lured dragged to join a party because of money you are weak.

  5. I would not trust this councillor, He is not only corrupt but unprincipled. He does not support UPND because of its ideology. He is just a chancer….looking for a job, He is in politics not to serve.

  6. So the UPND paid this councillor a little more than the PF to stay with them. He is dangerous to his constituents. They need an independent there.

  7. Let him study hard otherwise he will fail his medical exams. Remember, I prepare and mark the exam and later on certify you.

  8. These councilors are free to join any part.. UPND must respect freedom of choice for any Zambian.


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