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Opposition Alliance will now be called UPND Alliance and I’ll be the Alliance Presidential Candidate-HH

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United Party for National Development(UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has announced that the opposition alliance formed to unseat the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) will now be called the UPND Alliance.

With the post on social media, the UPND leader said, that at a meeting held yesterday afternoon with the party’s fellow alliance partners in the opposition to address various issues on how to progress ahead of the August 12 elections, a declaration was made all partners to work together as an electoral pact to liberate Zambia and bring it to normalcy.

Mr. Hichilema further said that partners entrusted UPND with the responsibility to be the flag carrier of the electoral pact, a gesture which the party humbly accepted, adding that the Alliance resolved that going forward, the pact will now be called the UPND Alliance.

Mr. Hichilema further announced that his alliance partners entrusted UPND with the responsibility to nominate a running mate when the right time comes.

“This is not just an alliance with our opposition partners but it is also an Alliance with the people of Zambia. Together we will liberate this country,” Mr. Hichilema concluded.

Opposition Leaders meeting to form an alliance in 2018
Opposition Leaders meeting to form an alliance in 2018

It was not clear which parties will be part of the partnership, but a key figure missing from the alliance announcement was Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili

Last year Dr. Kambwili made publicly said that that a united front is required to eject president Lungu from Office. In a congratulatory statement to the Malawian opposition alliance’s victory, Dr. Kambwili said an untied resistance team is needed to eject president Lungu and his PF from office.

THE NDC leader appealed to all opposition political parties to learn from Malawi that unity of purpose bears results.

“I appeal to all the opposition political parties in Zambia to learn from Malawi’s case that unity of purpose bears results, and if you are disintegrated you will not achieve anything. This is why, we in the NDC and UPND have been serious about our alliance,”

52 COMMENTS

  1. That’s great,you need to be strong like the NATO Alliance with political,diplomatic and electioneering nukes to counter the misgoverning PF.

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  2. HH and his dictatorial tendencies. This was expected, once a dictator always a dictator. Hope Kambwili and others have now opened their eyes.

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  3. PF has invited its old Members back to the fold. So Guy Scot, CK , ABC etc are wanted back in PF. Given CK’s integrity and Court Cases it would be dangerous for HH to appoint CK as a Running Mate under the UPND Alliance flagship. CK is untrustworthy in general. Let PF hold its Convention and choose its Leaders then we will see if CK will appointed as a Running Mate to ECL. Is NDC going to hold its own Convention? The period b4 Nominations for Presidential Candidates are going to be interesting.

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  4. Let the alliance thrive remove all forms of greedy and selfishness the country is in a terrible economic situation bad governance, disunity, poverty and corruption

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  5. Alliance may bare results to unseat this corrupt PF govt which is busy making donations from stolen public funds. I hope Zambians can wake up & not be fooled by the 100 kwachas PF is dishing out. Lets have a consolidated effort to throw ECL & his PF into oblivion. Rotten bunch of thieves!!

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  6. Showing Alliance picture from 2018…..this is the beginning of the the end for HH…..Power hungry….looks like we will continue to endure more pain under PF bandits….we dondon’t have serious opposition

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  7. HH should appoint Mutale Nalumango as his Running Mate in the 2021 Elections. It would be grave error on HH’s part to appoint CK as a Running Mate. CK is a tainted product with divided allegiances. CK could turn out to be a worse sellout than GBM. In anycase what value addition does CK bring to the UPND Alliance? Not much!

  8. hh was Chairman, Charles Milupi was co chair. The rest were absent. THAT is why we the chair is NOT quoting them.
    We also resolved to use UPND slogans and the chair’s campaign symbol of a hand and his mother language in in our campaigns

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  9. HH is so slefish.He can’t rule the country.He is not yet ready.Embrace yourself for another heavy defeat ba UPND

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  10. Every one knows the big boys in this alliance was /is UPND and NDC, but as political scientist I this UPND has realized that time is limited and the alliance can’t continue negotiating over and over about who will be president and running mate, especially that NDC is marred with court cases and it seems that has made him to hibernate, surely with an election in 6 months decisions need to be made. I listened very carefully to saboi on hot fm this morning, its pity her resolve is if NDC an’t have it we all won’t have it, if this was the mentality UPND had in 2011, they too would have easily teamed up with MMD so that their former alliance partners would not have it, but been a mature party they let the popular and bigger opposition party carry on for the good of the people. but her…

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  11. HH want to be call President all the times. HH does not mind even being the President of a school governing body. As long as he is called President he is fine. Mr HH the President of…XXXX

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  12. HH should have consulted widely , include the Church , NGOs and eminent people and including the General Citizenly on how to go about having a working Alliance. Learn to do things differently , most especially if you have failed in the past. At present , among the Opposition Presidents , CK has more weight and he surely can assist the Alliance to get numbers on the Copperbelt , Luapula, Northern ,Muchinga and the Metropolitan towns across the country. As things stand , with this announcement , the PF is heavily smiling . They can smell Victory.

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  13. If the Alliance is serious they cant entrust one party to chose the running mate it should be a collective responsibility agreed by all parties involved but from that statement alone it tells alot, Maybe that’s why CK is not involved mostly likely HH is pushing for a lions share in the Alliance hence the change of name. what was so special about changing the Alliance name.

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  14. This is a brilliant idea but will the State Captured ECZ certify a UNDP Alliance Presidential Candidate and Running Mate? Lets hope they will and Concourt will not spoil the broth. This fight has just started. We are dealing with a Mafioso here. So the UPND Alliance should stay awake. God bless the UPND Alliance.

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  15. A SEASONED LOSER FORCING HIMSELF ON THE COUNTRY. THE ARROGANCE OF THIS MAN IS NAUSEATING. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HE THINKS HE CAN WIN HAHAHAHA

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  16. There should always be an enterim executive to manage an alliance if the alliance is to be meaningful and bear the fruit of purpose. An the alliance should also be extended to lower orgarns I.e provincial down to district levels. There should be an interim provincial executive as well as an district interim executive respectively.

  17. Don’t be styupid again by appointing Kambwili as running mate. Zambians love and respect Nalumango, HH keep listening from us.
    Zambians are tired of losing elections.

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  18. @HardbullZ regional politics are not tolerated in our constitution, any normal party should call the entire zambia its stronghold, because come election time your name will be on the ballot in the entire country, stop this regional segmentation of your political parties.

  19. They have realized that Kanbwili is a convicted criminal and it will be political suicidal to appoint him as a running mate as he will not be allowed to contest.

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  20. CK is being fayntard by lungu and courts .

    CK is hoping for some relief from lungu.

    When lungu sees no way out , he will call on CK.

    When CK sees no call from lungu , he will scramble to take pictures with the the alliance

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  21. The UPND Alliance is likely to crumble in its current form because the reason Chishimba Kambwili is advancing does not make any sense. Look what happened in 2016 MMD shallowed its pride and all its members stood on PF ticket. CK is showing a lot of inconsistency. If the NDC is serious they can still appoint some one else other than CK because he has a case yet to determined by the high court and dragging on but soon CK is declared run mate to HH the court will pass judgement upholding the lower court judgement. In any case where do you find MPs standing on their party ticket instead of the alliance. CK’s position is still not clear because of uncertainties. PF must be smiling at the situation in the alliance.

  22. Kaizar Zulu © 
    February 25, 2021 At 10:11 am

    “A SEASONED LOSER FORCING HIMSELF ON THE COUNTRY. THE ARROGANCE OF THIS MAN IS NAUSEATING. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HE THINKS HE CAN WIN HAHAHAHA.”

    It is lungu horving him self on Zambians, I mean the man has spent billions and is still using violence and intimidation to block the opposition…….

    he cant even have an open PF convention for fear of being toppled…..

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  23. Why UPND Alliance? Have these opposition parties joined your party? It is nothing but hilarious to see jokers dancing to the tunes of Hichilema.

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  24. Mr. Hichilema further said that partners entrusted UPND with the responsibility to be the flag carrier of the electoral pact, a gesture which the party humbly accepted – Who will believe this? Anyone who thinks this is what actually happened, then he needs to see a good psychiatrist.

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  25. And you call it a democratic leader! If you read between the lines, you will realise that these small and almost non-existent opposition party leaders have been intimidated and forced to toe the line. Now don’t try to tell the world that they are here willingly.

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  26. You gather these opposition party leaders, decide the agenda, dictate the terms and you make announcement of your own name! How transparent a process! Still you want Zambians to believe that it was a unanimous decision taken in a free and fair meeting.

  27. Is this the current picture, where the leaders are lined up? I know it is old one, because there is GBM in the picture! It is not surprising that CK is missing from the meeting, but he is seen in the picture! How come?

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  28. This alliance is incomplete without Dr Mumba and Dr Kambwili. Any number of parties and leaders supporting HH, is meaningless unless these two leaders and their parties are in the alliance. We are not going to trust HH on this.

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  29. When HH is organising something, you can’t expect a different outcome. He can’t tolerate competition. That’s why he ditched CK and got in these stooges.

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  30. Finally, you got a new set of yes men! Do you think they will help you win in August? You are doomed, HH. Take it from me.

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  31. What? NATO Alliance? This is National Alliance of Thieves’ Organisations. Are you out of our mind to compare this unholy alliance with NATO? I can’t believe this.

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  32. Zambians muwathandize ma opposition leaders anu kuti awine zisankho this coming August ife ku Malawi kuno tinapanga zomwezo . opposition parties anapanga alliance which called Tonse Alliance ..at the end anawina. Mu opposition mulli mphamvu. what they can do is asankhe munthu amene alibe milandu amene ali ndi maso mphenya a utsogoleri.

  33. Hichilema is useless and very dull! He needs to attend Harvard school of politics so that he learns politics! How does he certainly announce his name as the “unanimous” pact presidential candidate? That is 1920s hollywood commendy!

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  34. Frankly, HH is scared of another loss.

    Munchinga, Northern, Luapula, Eastern, Copperbelt, Lusaka & Central Provinces are now extremely hard for HH. Western Province is now a big tossup, as VP Inonge Wina has made inroads for Lungu & PF.

    From day one HH has always tried to form alliances that have failed miserably because he is a control freak. HH knows that he is not popular to gainer a win into the state house. This is another fruitless point to dupe Zambians that he has a big following.

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  35. cont..

    Who are these other parties in the UPND Alliance Group?

    1.Mulongoti is dead and gone is party
    2.Chipimo and his NAREP don’t want to be aligned with UPND
    3.Chishimba has made it clear that he got used by UPND in byelections

    Truth be said all these other small parties, are registered parties on one band train political journeys.
    He has every right to keep trying. That said, HH has become a dark cloud in UPND, which has a lot of talented people who can grow UPND from his dictatorial behavior.

  36. The death of this alliance is a nightmare for PF. Kambwili and Nervous can each claim heavily in the Bemba speaking regions and thus reducing Lungu’s vote. HH, on the other had will continue sweeping in the western and central provinces something that could see him narrowly win.

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  37. Very wise move. I also fully support the name UPND Alliance which stands for UNITED PARTIES for NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, not party but PARTIES. Protecting the votes should be the main campaign message as you embark on massive party mobilization. Remember PF can NEVER win an election without rigging

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  38. CK has been squeezed by the regime and waiting for him will be a waste of time.
    We cannot afford wasting time on negotiations.

    It’s time UPND started focusing on election strategy going forward and forming structure at every polling station country-wide.

    UPND needs a team that will entirely focus on vote-counting and protection
    Period

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  39. FROM JUNK STATUS TO NEW HEIGHTS
    MAKE ZAMBIA GREAT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    VIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  40. We’ve seen this before, we’ve heard this before, we’ve smelt this before. When MMD was under mutati, the MMD had to make a decision whether to partner PF or UPND. They went with PF and Mr mutati was subsequently appointed as minister of finance following the victory of their pact. Here is the reason mutati went for PF; he said PF allowed the MMD to exist as a separate entity while they remained in an alliance. The Upnd on the other hand wanted to completely swallow the MMD and absorb it into upnd. All MMD candidates were to stand under upnd. This was pure cannibalism and it was disrespectful.
    This is what is happening to kambwili and NDC and am sure Mutati is just laughing. HH has no capacity to learn, he is a fooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!

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