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Sunday, January 17, 2021

President Lungu Should Step Aside and Give a chance to Somebody to Represent PF-KBF

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Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Fube Bwalya commonly known as KBF has told his supporters that he is still a member of the ruling Patriotic Front and he will be running President either under Plan A or B.

In June this year, the Patriotic Front(PF) Central Committee formally expelled him after he had claimed that he had not been served a formal letter of expulsion. The letter delivered to Mr. Fube by PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri and seen by the media, stating that the Central Committee at its meeting held on 2nd June 2020 expelled him from the party.

However, speaking to his supporters online, Mr. Fube said that PF must start looking for a new candidate and that he will not back down on that. Mr. Fube said that when he decided to run for the presidency, he did not want to challenge the incumbent President Edgar Lungu but rather ask him to step aside.

“When I declared my intention to stand to run for Office, I respectfully said I would not challenge the President but I will ask the President to step aside so that another person takes over this party so that we can have a new vision, a new face, new ideas to push the agenda of this Nation”, Mr Fube said.

Mr. Fube insisted that President Lungu has had his time and that the Republican Constitution in Article 106 (3) clearly stated that a person who has twice held the office of President is not eligible.

“The President has had his time, some of us like my colleagues CK, Harry Kalaba, Given Lubinda, Mulenga Sata at the time we all humbled ourselves in 2014 and allowed him at the Convention to take the reigns of the party. We have now tested his leadership now it’s time for him to support us,” he said.

Mr Fube said that the President must step aside for a different face, adding that there is nothing personal.

“These things are not personal. If the party rallies behind him and then tomorrow we suffer a blow, then what? And what’s more: why do you want to create confusion in the nation over one person?” he asked

Mr. Fube further said: “A section of the PF may want President Lungu but is it the whole country? Some of the economic problems we facing today are attributed to his leadership. He may not be guilty per se. But his ministers, his civil service that he has presided over, directors and others are responsible for that. Now in politics, the buck stops at the President so you can’t run away from that.”

Mr. Fube insisted that the ruling PF just have to be courageous, face that bullet and bite that bullet and tell President Lungu to help another person and go and enjoy his retirement.

KBF said that the source of the ruling PF party’s problems began in 2016 when others bought their way in, the process was not transparently crating a situation where there are independents who are actually PF and that when he brought these issues up , he was called a rebel.

“By 2016 there was no legit Central Committee whose time started in 2011 and now we’re trying to rape the Republican Constitution, am too experienced at the law for me to start making mistakes. “We cannot be trusted as a party if we are flouting the law and cannot respect our own party Constitution. Your word is your bond. If your word means nothing, people can’t trust you,”

59 COMMENTS

    • The majority of us in PF are voting for KBF as PF President. The guy is not talking from without. There are more PF members and in the majority not making noise than the few making noise with the minority membership. Who in his normal self can support such an economic and governance mess, Infact this is no longer a partisan issue, it is more of a common sense issue where all economic indicators have been brought on their knees and somebody wants to support, HOW MWEBANTHU? Watch this space. Galamukani…..

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  1. Let us all register to vote. As we go to vote. Lets not vote on emotions. Let’s ask those standing to share their manifesto so that we vote or not vote for them based on the ideas/policies they have that affect all of us.
    1. What’s their policy on pay as you earn?
    2. What is their policy on excise tax/ duty?
    3. What’s their policy on corporate taxes?
    4. Whats their policy on Pensions ?
    5.Whats their land ownership policy ?
    6. Whats the policy on education, health?.
    7. What is their policy on agriculture and promotion of local products?
    What’s the policy on easing regulation?
    8. What is the strategy to ending smuggling,???? corruption etc
    9. What is their policy on the rule of law and ending the pathetic cardalism within their parties etc?
    I can go on.
    You can not swim to the shore with rocks double your weight tied to your legs.
    We need transparent leaders..

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    • Phillimon Mfula we have the responsibility to disuxxus witbr hem things that affect them at that level and the questions they need to ask those who go to seek their vote, because rural people are the ones more often than not taken advantage of. We know political is about numbers and a vote counts as one vote regardless of who casted it. Enlightening rural people is the only way we will attain true democracy. Otherwise no matter how well urban people articulate or scrutinize these politicans, it will never work for rural people are just left like that” uniformed”

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    • Joy Musonda Kambole lack of empathy creates greed, and soon enough greed makes them overnight millionaires. And the indigenous suffer terribly.

      The circle goes on and on.

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  2. If the PF respect the Party heirarchy then Mama Inonge Wina should be their candidate. However, we’ve heard the rumor that Uncle Jimmy was sent to tell Edgar to step aside and KBF has been proposed by the Luapula United. If this rumour is true then PF will end up divided. The other region will feel used and discriminated, so do the right thing

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  3. I like the enthusiasm and focus on the ball by Kelvin Fube Bwalya – KBF. I cherish intelligent people who stand their ground. The PF should have made KBF a running mate to ECL and PF Secretary General before he even thought about going for the top post. It’s amazing how African leaders don’t recognize untaped talents.

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  4. THE MAIN PROBLEM IN ZAMBIA IS THAT WE ARE THREATENED BY PEOPLE’S TITLES AND PROFESSIONS. WHEN SOMEBODY APPROACHES YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE A LAWYER, DOCTOR, ENGINEER, ETC. YOU GIVE THEM ALMIGHTY TRUST AND BELIEF THAT THEY ARE THE KNOW IT ALL IN THEIR PROFESSION. IN TODAY’S WORLD WITH SO MUCH INFORMATION FLOWING OUT THERE IT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GLADLY GIVING THE PLATFORM TO A FEW INDIVIDUALS WHO TO BE HONEST ARE MERELY BENT ON ACHIEVING THEIR OWN SELFISH AND GREEDY MOTIVES THE MOMENT THEY REALISE THEY HAVE WON YOU OVER

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  5. This country is cursed with clowns and i.d.!.ots masquerading as leaders. If KBF wants to lead the PF, he must convince the grassroots, the membership and leadership of the PF, not the social media supporters. When Sata died, the elders and mobilisers who carried his wish convinced the membership that ECL is the party’s choice. Nomba ba KBF wants to use Facebook and zwd to drop ECL and choose him?? What an Id.!.ot!!!

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  6. Thank you for telling the truth. You acutely right Lungu will sink the ship for the PF….
    This is not 2016 people are smarter and they understand the constitution. Lungu is not eligible to run. They are trying to change the narrative. Moving fast forward to 2021 when his candidate’s application is not accepted when filling for running as the PF president what happens then…find another candidate??? These people are so dull….they will bounce around like headless chickens watch this space.

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  7. Too many tuma piyefu in PF.Olo ma cadre’s are in wrangles and divided.Ba district Vs Kalimanshi and his army.Bene Maxwell being given contracts as payment to insult KBF.This confusion is making it more weak.Continue preaching about HH,uwafitala akaimwena

  8. We told these PF dwarfs that find another candidate Edgar Lungu has been sworn in twice and that represents two terms.

    Ask your uncle Alex Chikwanda with more data.

    PF must go!

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  9. The most incomprehensible issue that baffles every body is how some PF members want to stick to ECL who has clearly failed. Inflation is all time high, exchange rate is the worst since independence, GDP was contracting even before Covid, Reserves are completely gone, Zambias debt contracted under PF is unsustainable, Unemployment is all time high and many more. Does this look like a picture of success, really defies logic on how people can align themselves with clear failure. What is wrong?

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  10. “I’m too experienced at law to start making mistakes “. Kikiki…! Wonders shall never end. KBF really said these words? Really!!! I rest my case!

  11. Embarrassing for a man who had so much to give in the future. Glad his true colours came out. This f00l cant even take care of his own kids. His son is a drug addict and thief in America

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  12. The beginning defines the end, everything we are reaping is a result of how it all started at mulungushi rock in kabwe, it was watered and nurtured by your group.

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  13. The all Pf thing should disappear from the face of Zambia, they have run down the country to nothing, yet they want to cling to power, twapa Pata, kwateniko uluse, leave something for the poor masses. Don’t destroy Zambias democracy, it was gotten at a cost, your rulership is substandard.

  14. Leslie Mwape Chibuye – Really laughable. Cha Lesi na Ba Robbie, please educate Leslie Mwape Chibuye about KBF – a character who thinks we are dumb. KBF thinks leading PF is an entitlement for him.

  15. My advice to KBF is to lobby ECL and the PF Party to adopt you as the running mate to ECL only then you will get the Presidency on the silver platter in 2026. Your ranting and ideas now are a figurement of the UTOPIA WORLD which is not attainable.
    What is obtaining on the ground now WITH JUST under five months for nominations is not possible for PF to sell your name as THEIR 2021 PRESIDENTIAL candidate across the nation may be on SOCIAL MEDIA for the few elite who are not even registered VOTERS after all. ECLs name is the talk of all voters across the nation; he is the most hated, insulted PRESIDENT ever but FEARED BY HIS FOES, and YET HE IS THE MOST LIKEABLE and preferred Presidential Candidate by sane Zambians across the nation. Thanks for his efforts to change the face of the nation…

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  16. CONTINUED
    ZAMBIA and breaking up of the “CARTELS”
    KBF hold your fire and do as advised above. Otherwise you are doing more harm to the Party by dividing the PF and creating confusion. By the way when are you going to fulfill the pledge your made to one of the UZC Congregations in MUFULIRA during your presidential ambition lobbying errands now that they are done with their building project for which you promised funding’s towards.
    If you can’t fulfill a CHURCH Promise what more of the NATION ZAMBA. Please OWN UP. HOW DO WE TRUST YOU AND ENTRUST YOU WITH POWER TO RUN THE ENTIRE GOVERNANCE OF ZAMBIA.

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  17. Fube oloso!!!, trust your professional qualifications and practice good law. You may just begin to afford “ubunga “. Jumping on the political bandwagon is a sign of a failed career. We have too many predators already !!!

  18. Very much agreed. I have successfully registered as a Voter. I will stand with my principle to the grave, UPRIGHTNESS, INTEGRITY, RULE OF LAW AND RESPECT TO CONSTITUNALISM. Count my Vote for anyone not seeking a THIRD TERM.

  19. This man sounds intelligent but always remember he helped Lungu to his position and so should bear the blame for the mess we are in.

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  20. Advice and counsel to KBF. Since you are very popular country-wide form a political part of your own. Stand for the top post 2021. We shall call you your excellency when you win. SIMPLE!

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  21. Samuel Doe President of Liberia’s presidential election on October 15, 1985 were heavily r ig g e d; Doe publicly declared that if he lost the elections, he would not hand over power, Doe had the ballots taken to a secret location and 50 of his own handpicked staff counted them. Foreign observers declared the elections fraudulent and suggested that runner-up Jackson Doe of the Liberian Action Party had actually won. Doe was formally sworn in on January 6, 1986. On the day of his inauguration as twenty-first president, in the stadium . Doe was c a p t u r e d in Monrovia on September 9, 1990, by a leader of INPFL, Doe was taken to Johnson’s military base. his ears and fingers were c u t o f f and was t o r t u r e d for 12 hours. Doe was finally m u r d e r e d; his c o r p s e…

  22. Samuel Doe President of Liberia’s presidential election on October 15, 1985 were heavily r ig g e d; Doe publicly declared that if he lost the elections, he would not hand over power, Doe had the ballots taken to a secret location and 50 of his own handpicked staff counted them. Foreign observers declared the elections fraudulent and suggested that runner-up Jackson Doe of the Liberian Action Party had actually won. Doe was formally sworn in on January 6, 1986. On the day of his inauguration as twenty-first president, in the stadium . Doe was c a p t u r e d in Monrovia on September 9, 1990, by a leader of INPFL, Doe was taken to Johnson’s military base. his ears and fingers were c u t o f f and was t o r t u r e d for 12 hours. Doe was finally m u r d e r e d

  23. President Samuel Doe was finally murdered; his corpse was exhibited n a k e d in the streets of Monrovia, the c o r p s e had its head shaved…….The spectacle of his t o r t u r e was video-taped.
    this is what happen’s when people are tired of thieving corrupt politicians

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  24. Us the youths of Zambia want fresh leadership, in their ninth year of rule is when the PF are talking of youth empowerment funds, we are not accepting any bribes. 2021 we are retiring you, clearly against your will

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  25. Yes, as youths we are not giving PF the vote in 2021. Anybody else yes, but we can’t endorse this clear and massive failure by PF, we are wide awake now, it’s not like before, where people were voting for bribes called tee shirts and chitenges and money. We will now be voting for our betterment as citizens

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  26. Most people in PF do not realise that their Central Committee is illegal, under the PF constitution. This is what Mr Fube is counting on. The day he will take the PF to court , the courts will rule in his favour. It is in black and white that only a national convention can appoint a member to the Central Committee. The President may like what Sata did in 2011 have his own preferred people to be members of the CC but it is the convention that rubber stamps them.

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  27. ECL and PF know that ECL has been elected and sworn in twice but are relying on the State Captured Concourt to rule that ECL is legible to stand in 2021 Elections for a “Third Term “. What if Concourt Rules ECL is ineligible? This will be after Nominations are closed. Its high Risk 4 ECL and PF. Time will tell.

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  28. Amazing how day and night some bloggers ‘stand on hills’ to proclaim the values and virtues of democracy and later, the same characters condemn those who challenge or voice opinions about the incumbent. As long as they are not insulting anyone or threatening them with violence, what’s the problem? Is it the unprincipled nature of these bloggers, that they feed from the same trough with ECL or both? KBF may have his skeletons in the closet, but that is no reason to stop him voicing his views – unless you incarcerate him for something?

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  29. PF should go to a convention and decide between Edigar Chagwa Lungu ECL- and Kelvin Fube Bwalya-KBF. PF have an opportunity to change leadership than brag about with a baggaged leadership with corruption. I like KBF is decent, but would never vote for either of them.

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