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Six-Time Losing Presidential Candidate HH should resign on Moral Grounds

Columns Six-Time Losing Presidential Candidate HH should resign on Moral Grounds

By: Marvin Chanda Mberi (Law Scholar)

We wish to congratulate the mighty Patriotic Front party which is led by the able and fit leader of the Christian and Democratic Republic of Zambia President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the resounding victory in the just ended by-elections.

We have taken note that the oldest existing opposition party in Africa has lost grip and hold of Western province.

Reality is slowly dawning on six-time losing Presidential candidate Hakahinde Sammy Hichilema and his faint dream of ever becoming President is shrinking and the ray of hope of ever becoming a President is withering away like the sun setting in that horizon during dusk.

Indeed the outstanding results and the substantial chunk of a support base that has tilted toward PF in Western Province is owing to the fact the PF is becoming the organization of mass movement.

The PF is now a fully-fledged national party and membership cuts across the regional barriers. Indeed the people of the western province have realized how faithfully the PF has fulfilled every vow it made during the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Indeed the political shutting down of UPND life President Hakahinde Hichilema is dawning.

It is not a secret that Western province has two UPND structures and there is one faction loyal to HH and the other one loyal to Honorable Garry Nkombo. We, therefore, invite all the UPND that are displeased with the divisive leadership in UPND to join the united frontless by ECL.

We further wish to assure the electorates that President Lungu and the PF will not betray the trust which has been reposed through the voice of the electorates.

Bally has been fixed in 5 out of six wards that were held by his party and this is a vote of no confidence in his failed leadership. Mr. Hichilema should do the Honorable thing by respecting the will of the people and tender his resignation.

We also believe that this defeat is a learning curve for the UPND to concede the anticipated defeat in 2021.

Once more congratulations to PF and ECL for being results Oriente

55 COMMENTS

  1. Come on those are just by-elections.

    But indeed I smell a heavy 2021 defeat for the h² upndead team.

    Not through the analysis described in this narrative but through the lack of leadership exhibited by dead camp.

    How can a person be charismatic only from a region he hails from?

    H² is simply u5. He loves violence that boy.

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  2. Why should a Presidential Candidate resign for losing a Local Govt by-election? By-elections have no reflections on the National popularity of a Presidential Candidate. Why are PF cadres scared of Bally? They know HH will win the 2021 Presidential Election if they are free,fair and credible. Any sane Zambian wanting a better life will not vote for Visionless ECL and violent PF. We can’t wait for 2021 Elections to vote out ECL and PF. #Rigging or no Rigging ECL and PF must go in 2021.The writing is on the wall!

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  3. It’s high time (HH) gave up on politics. He’s a failure with a dirty image.
    All thanks to Ackson Sejane, Bally Matore is going nowhere. 15 years in opposition. What a failure!

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  4. The mighty, all conquering Napoleon was unexpectedly defeated at Waterloo. That’s why there’s a saying every man has his waterloo. MMD never saw their removal from government coming…but it came! PF, too, will experience their waterloo–that unexpected defeat.

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  5. If Chanda was a wild life, could be hyena. its so ugly and notorious, living animal eats it, not even maggots is attracted to it. Disgusting creatures.

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  6. I wonder why Chanda is bothered about UPND losing so many times, this is what democracy is about, they have a right to stand however so many times they wish as enshrined in the Zambian constitution. After all the country benefits by having a strong opposition that providse effective checks and balances.

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  7. Marvin Chanda Mberi is a scared little hyena without brains living in the past. Just wait for 2021 and you will eat your sh.it with relish. No Zambian in their right mind will vote for PF and hope to endure another 5 years of lawlessness, corruption and PF Thieving. I wonder how smelly the pu.ssy that gave birth to this this thing Chanda Mberi would be!! Terrible really!

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  8. He has taken the words right out of my mouth. You see the upnd are very arrogant people who believe they are some sort of infallible party. You can’t tell them what to do. They lack objectivity as you can see from the behaviour of their supporters in diaspora on this forum. For example I could say the exact thing hh said and they would still down vote my comment. This is his hateful these evil chaps are . The zambian people can never allow such to rule. Ati pf is going next year .. kwisa? MWANYALA

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  9. @chilyata you say no person in their right mind would vote pf. Let me ask you simple question. So what did the majority do in the by elections we just had?

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  10. @chilyata you say no person in their right mind would vote pf. Let me ask you simple question. So what did the majority do in the by elections we just had? Kz

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  11. Iye me I always say he lost 4 times. I didn’t even realise its 6 kikiki. So technically this guy has been party leader for close to 30 years. If that is not definition of dictatorship then I don’t know what is. Are upnd supporters so dwanzy that they can allow one person to preside over them this long ? Is this telling us that in upnd only one person has the ability to be a leader ? If so what would it mean if they won elections? Would hh be the only one managing every office in government since only he has ability to manage in upnd?

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  12. I happened to pass through Nangweshi area on my way from Shangombo a couple of days ago. What I found PF cadres doing was completely horrific. These were imported cadres who couldn’t even speak the local language. I saw a heap of burnt UPND regalia. They were just there for the mayhem. It was like a war zone. No wonder many voters didn’t bother to come out to vote. I wonder when our politics will mature from this barbarism.

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  13. Semukila the only problem with that lie is that if that really happened the upnd would have cried about it. And also everyone knows that had it happened, as soon as upnd saw that, lives would have been lost due to their violence . So osatuname iwe. Wanyala kiki

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  14. I passed through Nangewshi area on my way from our Shangombo project a couple of days ago. What I saw the PF cadres doing was really horrific. These were imported cadres who couldn’t speak any of the local languages. A heap of UPND regalia had just been burnt. There was generalized chaos all over.
    I just wonder when this type of barbaric politics will be behind us. Hopefully next year.

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  15. When you see Kaizar Zulu getting extremely excited like a poppy on heat just know that he has been testing his rigging scheme for 2021.

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  16. PF celebrations are like a boxer bragging about knocking out an opponent who had his hands tied …

    Only PF were allowed to campaign using covid as an excuse to ban others

    Have free and fair elections , then we can all say , well done PF , not now.

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  17. Ba LT sort out your confusing mess. Your story has two bylines. By Chief Editor at the same time By: Marvin Chanda Mberi. Is Mberi the Chief Editor?

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  18. I don’t belong to no political party, religion or…. I only belong to my wife.
    PF should be celebrating if mps in upnd strongholds of Southern, central, western and northwestern provinces, resigned and pf won the mp seats in a by election.

    It’s like being a door bouncer at a night club, you are beating drunk people and you think you are good fighter to fight in a pro boxing ring.
    Firstly there is voter fatigue, secondly the pf has a lot of resources to pour in a by election thirdly government officials are ordered to go campaign in a constituency where a by election is taking place, and lastly voter intimidation by ruling party cadres and bribery. so by normal logic PF will come out victorious.

    But come general elections it’s each man for himself and mother nature for us all…

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  19. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    This is fun indeed or should I say sad. So the legend goes: the winner who keeps winning against an opponent calls for the very opponent to resign. Isn’t that strange? You would think they would be happy for winning against the same disliked opponent. Something must be wrong here… are they feeling their winning isn’t legitimate enough?

    Psychologists what do you call this kind of syndrome? I don’t think this is a Stockholm syndrome, is it? Never in the history of mankind (even during the Biblical period) has ever been this kind of strange behaviour. Experts will have to come up with a new name for it: Patriotic Front Syndrome or Changwa Lungu Syndrome or Hakainde Hichilema Syndrome?

    Here is a university degree research subject idea for you students.

  20. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    This is fun indeed or should I say sad. So the legend goes: the winner who keeps winning against an opponent calls for the very opponent to resign. Isn’t that strange? You would think they would be happy for winning against the same disliked opponent. Something must be wrong here… are they feeling their winning isn’t legitimate enough?

    Psychologists what do you call this kind of syndrome? I don’t think this is a Stockholm syndrome, is it? Never in the history of mankind (even during the Biblical period) has ever been this kind of strange behaviour. Experts will have to come up with a new name for it: Patriotic Front Syndrome or Changwa Lungu Syndrome or Hakainde Hichilema Syndrome?

    Here is a university degree research subject idea for you students.

    Wtf?

  21. 2007,2011,2013,2016….is it six times or it’s a disease that runs in some bembas with name Chanda….these are guys are so hateful one day, just one day…. Zambia is for zambians not a single proud thievery tribe

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  22. Ati Christian and Democratic Republic of Zambia. Are you normal? Another Chainama case

    Should read as below;

    Dictatorship and Satana Republic of Zambia

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  23. MMD under RB were winning almost all the by-elections.But in 2011 the party that had been in power for 20 years straight was defeated.
    The PF also conveniently forget that Western Province and North Western province were MMD strongholds under Mwanawasa and RB. The provinces only switched to UPND after 2011.
    They key takeaway from the recent by-elections is that voters are giving UPND up to 35% of the vote in Luapula/northern provinces even with rigging.This is unheard of.
    Kambwili’s one year old NDC party even got 10% in Chiengi.
    Harry Kalabas DP is also poised to grab voters in his home province.Its only logical for people to vote for their son.
    Change is surely coming to Zambia.

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  24. The strategy by the ruling party (PF) is working, buy off Councilors in the Opposition perceived strong hold, then create by-election and make sure they win it at all cost. When they win those induced by election, they are sending a message to the whole world that PF is still popular on the ground and come 2021 they will win the General Election. Their intention is to sow a seed of despair among the Opposition Political Parties and to make them think they can not win the General Election. Opposition Parties wake up don’t fall for PF strategy, if they induce a by elections, don’t contest let them go un opposed so that you re-organize and meet them next year in the General Election after all its only 12 months to go. What PF Government has done is to create extreme poverty so that it…

  25. Independent it is good to remain hopeful for your mental health’s sake. However, there is a difference between hope and plain unrealistic dreaming. This dreaming is actually worse for your mental health because it leads to disappointment when things will not go your way in 2021. Instead of accepting that your upnd needs to change its tactic, you appear to be in denial. I have been in politics majority of my life and have won elections. Choose to ignore my advice at your own peril. Even tasila will be president before your demigod hh

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  26. Independent it is good to remain hopeful for your mental health’s sake. However, there is a difference between hope and plain unrealistic dreaming. This dreaming is actually worse for your mental health because it leads to disappointment when things will not go your way in 2021. Instead of accepting that your upnd needs to change its tactic, you appear to be in denial. I have been in politics majority of my life and have won elections. Choose to ignore my advice at your own peril. Even tasila will be president before your demigod hh. Kaizar z

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  27. Same style we saw of RB and MMD winning big in bye elections only to come and cry on national TV after the Presidential elections . Keep celebrating your fake wins

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  28. Indeed, what type of thinking is that, Bye elections with only 15 people voting in some wards should warrant HH to resign. Ndimwe ofuntha?

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  29. It’s people who vote, so don’t show your ignorance on a national blogging forum like this, when Edgar Lungu lost in his home village in Petauke , did we ask him to resign despite his vivid incompetence. Wake up

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  30. Local elections are a good test of mood among electrolates. The current mood for UPND is hopeless to nothing.

    It’s not a good idea to bluff when you’ve been given a feedback. Respect the voter reasons they act in that way.

    PF is secure. President Lungus’ leadership is dutiful, uniting and with mind to the job at hand. UPND, MMD leadership is divisive, violent promoting disunity, looking for a hole in the wall to wriggle through. Zambians are peaceful and conservative at heart.

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  31. This what adultery, corruption, nepotism and lies do to one.
    The author thinks Zambians are *****S our memories of socking evidence that emerged of PF hidding more than 12 000 presidential votes for HH in Kalulushi constituency alone are still fresh.
    In the scheme of things, the UPND parliamentary candidate Evaristo Mwalilino sold his victory to Kampamba Mulenga, the PF minister of information. The UPND won by more than 12000 votes but their candidate decided to receive a bribe from Kampamba Mulenga. The personal driver to traitor Everisto Mwalilino, Wana Chiyengi has spilled the bins. According to Chiyengi, former president Rupiah Banda, PF lawyer Kelvin Fube Bwalya were all part of the crime and were the ones who paid Mwalilino.
    The witness has challenged Kampamba, Rupiah and all…

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  32. LT WHERE ARE MY POSTS? Every time I post it flips off the page. Are your editors frightened of opinion contrary to theirs?

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  33. JUST LET THEM CEREBRATE. WITH THE SAME BY-ELECTIONS IF IT IS THE UPND WINNING YOU ALWAYS BRAG THAT UPND IS NOW TAKING OVER POWER. THESE BY-ELECTIONS COULD BE A SNAP-SHOT SAMPLE REFLECTING WHAT WILL TRANSPIRE IN 2021. FORGET ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH MMD. PF IS A DIFFERENT PARTY. JUST TRY TO MARKET YOURSELVES BETTER. YOU MAY TURN THE TABLES

  34. Politicians just be serious politics is about numbers if you are not gaining numbers then there is no hope better you re-brand yourself before it is too late.
    The same people who are voting in the by – elections are the same people who will cast those votes things will not change much.
    My advice is that you do what you haven’t done in the past, what you haven’t tried may be changing the man at the top or change your slogan, well better you do your homework .

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  35. We wish to congratulate the mighty Patriotic Front party which is led by the able and fit leader of the Christian and Democratic Republic of Zambia

    Mmmmmmmh! Sounds so so North Koreash.

  36. Lungu has been losing six times too –
    (1)falling Kwacha ,
    (2)unsustainable debt ,
    (3)depleted reserves ,
    (4)high inflation ,
    (5)stagnant economy and…
    (6) IMF downgrades.

  37. PEOPLE–RELAX… The way some of you debate (esp KZ PSYCHO), its as if YOUR LIFE depends on who wins 2021…Be like ME. Who ever wins 2021 life continues… I mean DO I EVEN CARE

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  38. Peopl Edgar Lungu is humble, he is God fearing and he is chosen by God. Lets leave it in the hands of God and keep voting for Lungu. I think we should make him life President.

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  39. So shameless hw pf cheats itself . Pf rigged elections in 2016,hs it helped them no.it hs jst made them more desperate. Keep cheating yosef dear pf….

  40. Stalin put it very simply:
    DURING ELECTIONS, IT’S
    NOT THOSE WHO VOTE WHO COUNT,
    IT’S ONLY THE ONES WHO COUNT THE VOTES WHO MATTER
    how true

  41. It’s a pity tht PF leadership still want to continue running this nation whn they hv failed. They hv continued ruining this nation after MMD failed with their privatization to correct whr they thot UNIP went wrong. It could even be best for PF leadership to step aside than even go to elections with this current leadership, it’ll be shameful because it’ll be the worst defeat they’ll suffer next year.
    PF is a waste of time, jst go in peace. Don’t create another Libya.

  42. Pride comes before the fall.You can say all you want but always remember that everything has got time.Too much corruption in the pf will make them lose.People are fed up of the lies inequalities and mismanagement of our beloved mother Zambia.When people protest know that there isn’t progress.If 80% of people are broke just know that you will find fire where the smoke is.

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