Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Reply to Sishuwa Sishuwa: You are right, President Lungu will win 2021 but for good reasons!

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The prediction by Political Analyst Sishuwa Sishuwa that President Edgar Lungu will stay in office after August polls is extremely correct but not because of the reasons he mentioned but because the numbers themselves say it all, says Governance Activist Isaac Mwanza.

Politics is a game of heart played by mind. It all depends on what people feel about the leaders. Public perception matters the most in deciding the fate of any political leader. As the general elections are closing in, political circles are abuzz with speculations about the outcome.

“While Mr Hichilema is sees himself as having already won the August 2021 election, despite biting the dust for five times in a row, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s popularity has steadily been raising over the last seven years he has kept a grip on the Presidency within and outside his party,” said Mwanza

He said the UNZA don may need to remember when President Lungu stood first became President in 2015, people did not know him very well back then. He was still adopted as the PF candidate, with great majority by the Patriotic Front. President Lungu’s popularity has been only growing. The phenomenal infrastructure work he has done in the country and the transformation he brought about speaks for itself. It does not need any publicity.

“If we look at the growth trajectory of President Lungu’s popularity, the picture gets crystal clear. There is a definite and consistent upward trend in the popularity of President Lungu. Today he is a household name in Zambia. He is so popular that every child knows him. The popularity will have an impact on the voters when they go to polling booths in August,” he said.

The voting trend in the country since 2015 shows a clear inclination towards Edgar Lungu. Despite being relatively unknown and being adopted by party as Presidential candidate, he managed to win by 20,000 votes and shortly thereafter, when people got to know the man who was adopted as President in 2015, by the ruling party, he won by 100,000 votes in 2016.

“In 2021, given the increase in the number of votes and his popularity, he is bound to increase his margin win to around 400,0000 votes. Going by the voting trend so far, August elections would be an easy walk for Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” said Mwanza

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  1. Waloba ilyauma iwe Isaac Mwanza. We don’t need to be lied to all the time. The PF is the most corrupt of all parties put together in the history of our young nation. The fact is what SS alluded to was basically what a docile country can expect if and only if the Zambian people are still sleeping. However, if they are awake and remain AWAKE till August 2021, then I don’t see a repeat of ECL and PF. We need total change.

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  2. 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 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

    What’s this dude talking about? “Popularity” my a$s, of course he may be ‘popular’ for all the wrong reasons: incompetence, corrupt and a tinpot dictator. Hitler was ‘popular’ too.
    Lungu knows he can’t win a free znd fair election and he uses state machinery to rig elections in his favour. Sishuwa is very right. What remains is what the Opposition’s strategy to stop Lungu and minions from stealing the elections again… unfortunately I see no strategy.

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  3. Debt default, 4th hungriest nation ,Kwacha devalued to 1$ = K22,inflation at record levels…there’s too many reasons Lungu surely shouldn’t win.

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  4. If that was true, why is there vote buying on a daily basis, arrest of opposition cadres, flouting of COVID-19 rules and literary panicking! Why the works speaking for themselves?

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  5. Yes, Lungu is winning because by June 2021, UPND and HH will be back to same level it has always been and alone.

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  6. Yes, Lungu WONT win because by June 2021, UPND and HH will be back WITH POSITIVE ACTIONS TO MAKE ZAMBIA GREAT AGAIN
    HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE ZAMBIANS WANT TO CARRY ON LIVING ON A SINKING SHIP CALLED ZAMBIA

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  7. @Mzambia: 4th hungriest nation?? How does a hungry nation produce 3 times its staple food and even export excess to neighbouring countries?? Zambia doesn’t import wheat or soya. Who’s feeding you information???

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  8. If PF wins it is because they have already rigged by ensuring that their strongholds have increased numbers of registered voters while opposition strongholds have reduced numbers. I used the word ‘if’ to mean unless the tables turn whereby the PF strongholds vote for the opposition

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  9. ECL is on record saying: “In 2015 and 2016 u voted me out but I am still here and in 2021 and beyond I will still be there”. The message is very clear. ECL will rig the 2021 Elections with impunity to retain Power. Can the Opposition stop him? What can the Opposition do to stop the Vote Steal? August 12,2021 beckons.

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  10. It’s a fact, based on his Record ECL cannot win a free,fair,credible and peaceful Election in 2021. The only way for ECL to retain Power is to Steal the Election by any means. State Captured ECZ and Concourt are key to ECL’s Election Rigging Strategy. The writing is on the wall.

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  11. Edgar is only popular amongst his peers, the people that have benefitted from inflated tenders. So what will happen is that should he force himself on the ballot we’ll all go flat out and out of anger to convince people to vote the Freemason whom we don’t want anywhere near the corridors of power. Yes! we’ll campaign for him and ensure that he wins. The instruction will be for him deal with all those that will facilitate the illegal Third Term, and we know that he’s equal to the task. So be ready to face the consequences.

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  12. Really the Zambian mentality is out of sinc.
    PFF has brought an enormous 37 billion $$$ debt to this country that is estimated will take 50 years to clear providing we have an annual growth rate of 5% which is very doubtful.
    Nearly all development done on borrowed funds New Lusaka Int Airport Sitting Idle, Kazungula Bridge open by the president still closed, Kafue Hook Bridge now 4 years
    Unfinished and not useable, the are many instances like this, all because payments being defaulted on.
    The people support pf are benefiting in some strange way
    And have absolutely no consideration for their children and future generations who will have the burden of this mess
    WAKE UP ZAMBIA !!!!!!

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  13. Lungu is a very serious thieving thug…….

    More suited to the hassel and bustle of chawama night life tarvens then running a country in the 21st century……..

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  14. Me , I’m in a win win situation……..

    If lungu wins , then I retire a wealthy man, because the Zambian economy will hit rock bottom and land will be getting sold like salaula by the PF thugs who have plenty plots…..

    If lungu loses , well , that’s a feel good factor for democracy and normalcy because nobody can be worse than lungu…….

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  15. The people, opposition, everyone knows that President Lungu is a clear winner of the upcoming elections. The opposition just trying to be safe!!!

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  16. It was not at all easy for President Lungu to reach this position. He worked really hard and won the heart of millions of Zambians. That is why people respect and trust him.

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  17. UPND is afraid of President Lungu. Hence, till today they are debating on his eligibility to contest the elections.

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  18. Only fools and criminal minded people would be voting for Hichilema. Rest all are the supporters of President Lungu.

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  19. The country is growing, the President has brought positive changes that no other President in the past managed to do that. Our votes are for Mr. Lungu, only!!!!!

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  20. Rightly said, President Lungu has done phenomenal infrastructure work across the country and the transformation he brought about speaks for itself. It does not need any publicity.

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  21. Even we have witnessed that HH constantly losing in the elections but still, he is the richest person in Zambia, how??? What is his source of income???

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  22. Seriously, HH behaving as if he has already won the election as he already started forming his own government. Hahaha

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  23. Lungu only survives because he pays the army, the police, his security services and most civil servants afraid to speak out. And he is surrounded by his group of corrupt thieves like KZ. And he protects murderers like the killers of the two innocent citizens last month – they will never go to prison. Plus he controls the media like ZNBC, Daily Mail, Times – and he shuts down enemy journals like the Post, and sends the “boys” around with any other publications that might want to go the wrong direction. This is the same PFake that under Sata and Scott ensures that we had free press! After Sata’s untimely death (may God have his soul) it didn’t take long for Lungu to turn things around……

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  24. INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SPEAK FOR ITSELF..

    Which President in Africa has carried out such massive infrastructure development which we have witnessed?

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  25. Dr EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU is winning the elections again. Everything points to that. Every Zambian knows how tribal, bitter, unkind HH and his tribal UPND party is. The man HH has unexplained wealth which he acquired overnight in other countries he would have been compelled to explain in court and possibly jailed. Zambians don’t want him in power where he is going to spend whole his time possibly brutally shutting up who ever talks about his wealth. If Zambians can’t learn from what used to happen in our neighbouring countriy only few years ago where soldiers used to through live human beings into the den of crocodile and eaten live, then Zambians should also prepare for the same fate. Videos are on the internet for everyone to see. Another most important thing- Zambians can see the…

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  26. Isaac Mwanza should know that ECL is no longer Electable. All he can do to retain Power in 2021 is to rig the Election with the help of ECZ and Concourt. ECL based on his poor performance Record cannot win a Popular Vote. Right now ECL and PF are busy scheming how to steal the August 12, 2021 Vote. Without ECZ and Concourt conniving with ECL and PF, ECL would be disqualified to stand for a Third Term. That’s the truth.

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    Another most important thing- Zambians can see the infrastructure PF with it’s two presidents have implemented.
    The next level is now to form up manufacturing industries and food processing industries while infrastructure development still continues and Zambians must take advantage of this rather than waiting for foreign entities.

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  28. Luapula Premier
    ARE YOU OK ??? SURE MASSIVE DEVELOPEMENT IS THERE BUT NONE OF IT IS PAID FOR
    ALL OF US WOULD HAVE PASSED ON LEAVING THE DEBT BURDEN TO FURURE GENERATIONS
    I SUPPOSE LIKE MOST ZAMBIAN LIVE FOR TODAY AND BUGGIR TOMORROW
    BA AFRICAN POLITICS

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  29. ECL WILL WIN NEXT ELECTIONS. NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS DONE. BUT BECASE OF WHAT THE OPPOSITION HAS NOT DONE. THE TRIBALISM IN UPND IS WHAT WE ARE FEARING. UPND HAS LITERALLY DONE NOTHING TO PROVE THAT THEY ARE NOT TRIBAL. SECONDLY, UPND HAS NOT SHOWN THAT THEY WILL BE ANY DIFFERENT FROM PF. THUS WE ARE IN TROUBLE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO EVILS. PF AND UPND. IN THIS CASE, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW IS BETTER THAN THE ANGEL YOU DO NOT KNOW. IT IS THEREFORE SAFER TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF VOTING FOR ECL THAN RISK VOTING FOR UPND.

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  30. Zambians are not naive. With high cost of living and miserable life under the ECL Govt who wants a continuation of this misery? Generally People are fed up with ECL and PF Govt’s misrule and they want a change of Govt. The only danger is that ECL is relying on rigging the 2021 Elections to retain Power. If the Opposition is alert and takes counter measures to stop the Rigging and protect the Vote, ECL cannot win this Elections. People are Angry and Hungry for change even in PF strongholds. Time will tell.

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  31. Ha Ha Ha PF thinking they are winning, Lungu was piggybacking on Sata’s legacy and that ride ended a long time ago and now its a disaster for all to see. Even your own cadre Tayali is complaining daily, you forgot the Mufulira incident. Don’t forget the kwacha is depreciating daily and inflation going up by August the Zambians will have learnt a lesson not to repeat the same mistake. People know ECL will try and rig and they are prepared, they are more vocal now

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  32. The chances indeed point to the fact that ECL has acted much more respectably than his colleagues in opposition. Just when we thought that HH would take advantage of the economic difficulties of our country and gain popularity he started insults, losing the whole point. On the other hand ECL just ignored the opposition’s insults and unsubstantiated talks often marred with fake talk. Clearly ECL has outsmarted HH by far. It is likely ECL will take the day come 12 August 2021. As for our UNZA Don, well he is entitled to his views but I fill his views fall far short of the reality and largely marred by his biased analysis.

  33. Bankrupting a country is development for dull PF and dander head Lungu meno meno… The id1ot is dull good for stealing

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