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Thursday, April 15, 2021

There will be no Elections if HH is deliberately Not Allowed to Appear on the Ballot, says UPND Youth Leaders

Headlines There will be no Elections if HH is deliberately Not Allowed...

A consortium of United Party for National Development (UPND) youths from the country’s ten provinces resolved that any manoeuvre by the Patriotic Front (PF) government to remove their leader Hakainde Hichilema from the ballot will be met with serious consequences.

The consortium, which comprises of UPND provincial youth chairpersons from Luapula, Northern, Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, Western, North Western and Eastern provinces told journalists in Lusaka yesterday morning that plans to arrest Mr Hichilema by the PF would be met with full force.

Lyson Nyirenda, who’s Eastern Province Youth Chairperson accused the PF-led Government, told journalists that the UPND was aware of manoeuvres to try and implicate Mr Hichilema so that he doesn’t successfully file in his nominations papers next month.

He warned that there would be no elections if Mr Hichilema is deliberately not allowed to appear on the ballot, adding that whoever touches Mr Hichilema touches every Zambian.

“We people in the East are very unfortunate because we have the President, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and the infrastructure Development Minister who all hail from the east yet we are very impoverished with poor road network.
We’ve had enough hate from PF ” he charged.

In echoing Mr Nyirenda, UPND National Youth Chairperson, Gilbert Liswaniso says youths in UPND are more than ready to bite the bullet, adding that the party’s youths had resolved to stand by President Hichilema and ensure that he is ushered into state house courtesy of the Zambian people.

Lusaka Province UPND Youth Chairperson, Anderson Banda, says the PF will democratically because Zambians have suffered enough.

He said that UPND has been closely monitoring the manoeuvres and schemes of the PF to implicate Mr Hichilema and prevent him from appearing on the 2021 ballot.

In his submissions, Luapula UPND Youth Chairperson, Nelson Kalembwe warned that arresting HH on flimsy grounds would lead to wide spread chaos in the country.

He also called on the PF to build more more prisons if they wanted to proceed with their plans to bar him from appearing on the 2021 Presidential ballot.

The Meeting of the consortium, which comprises of UPND provincial youth chairpersons from Luapula, Northern, Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, Western, North Western and Eastern provinces
The Meeting of the consortium, which comprises of UPND provincial youth chairpersons from Luapula, Northern, Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, Western, North Western and Eastern provinces

Milner Mwanakampwe, who is the Central UPND Youth Chairperson, charged that the ECZ’s biased handling of the elections and disregard for the Electoral processes has the potential to bleed anarchy.

“Not handling the electoral process properly has the potential to bleed anarchy.

We are also giving the Police IG 24 hours to release those who are unjustly held in police cells.

We are aware that the continued holding of the four officials is aimed at accusing HH so that he is barred from contesting the forthcoming polls.

This follows statements that from PF leaders and officials that a Tonga will never rule while some say HH will never rule.

We wish to call on the PF leadership that going for HH is not the noblest of things for him to do if he wants the country to be safe,” he said.

Northwestern Province Youth Chairperson, Bruce Kanema, Western Province, Jack Mwanga, Muchinga Youth Chairperson, Brown Simbeye and Paul Mulenga of Northern Province were among the youth leaders who attended the briefing.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t Edgar Chagwa Lungu promise the world that Zambia will hold free and fair elections? I highly doubt that.

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  2. WHO SAID HE IS NOT ON THE BALLOT ???????????
    DONT TALK ABSOLUTE RUBBISH !!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS THE ONLY CONTENDER
    GO JOIN Pf YOU USELESS FELLA WE DONT NEED THAT SORT OF NONSENSE

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  3. UPND is in constant fear to a point were one can manufacture any allegation. and rush to the media.
    This is a sign that, they don’t have any developmental message for the people of Zambia.
    We don’t have opposition political party’s in Zambia

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  4. UPND is a cursed party. Every election they dream of HH getting arrested poisoned and killed this time even bring in covid 19 and every election none of this happens and what happens is HH loses. This year it will be the same HH will not be arrested, HH will lose, HH will petition and no one will pay attention to him. 14 days will elapse and ECL will be sworn in. There will be no single Zanbian who will risk his or her life for the disgruntled few.

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  5. Whether hh appears or not is indifferent to the results. Even your very ugly children, you upnd supporters,know that pf is winning in August.

    Also this seems like a threat to our peace and to the government. Let this monkey boys be very careful. Whatever nonsense that gay boy hh is feeding them will make them pay heavily with hard labour. Sons of beeches. Motherfaka

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  6. No problem, Zambians have a credible choice in UNIP. We are sick and tired of more of the same politics of threats upon threats. UNIP has democratically elected a new leader who will soon send shockwaves to these gloom and doomsters.

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  7. AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE? I NEVER READ THE NEWS ABOUT SOMEONE SAYING HH WILL BE BARRED FROM STANDING FOR PRESIDENCY NEXT AUGUST. PEOPLE COULD YOU UPDATE ME PLEASE THOSE IN THE KNOW? THESE CHAPS ZOONA HAVE STARTED CONCEDING HEAVY DEFEAT. THE OTHER DAY IT WAS THEIR WAMUYAYA WRITING TO AU AND SADC. OF COURSE NO ONE ZAMBIAN IS GOING TO VOTE FOR A CHAP WHOSE PLAN IT IS TO BRING ANOTHER RWANDA IN ZAMBIA. WHAT A FUULISH STATEMENT.

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  8. For the sake of democracy, HH will be on the ballot paper to validate and authentic the elections results. Even President Lungu need a grooms-maid. HH is a perfect President Lungu dancing partner. But again only ECL will be at the alter to take the oath of office…

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  9. ECL has to change the Tune and assure the Nation that Elections will be free and fair not in words alone but in Action. ECL promised SADC and AU free ,fair, credible and peaceful Elections but on the ground he is doing the opposite. He has already rigged the New Voters Roll and he is insisting on a Third Term even though it’s illegal and unconstitutional. Now ECL and PF Cadres are threatening HH with arrest,detention and poisoning. ECL is busy trying to incriminate HH so that he can be convicted in Court and his name removed from the Ballot Paper. It’s only natural that the UPND Youths must stand up and fight in the interest of the Party and the Nation. These are ingredients of a Burning Fire that Sishuwa Sishuwa was alluding to. ECL risks starting a Civil War in this Country…

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  10. Dem.onic party the only ones talking about violence, All political parties are preaching,speaking of the need for peace during and after general elections except for you ba under5..And ba under5 what makes you think your idol hh will win! It can’t happen.

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  11. Paranoia is a poor campaigning strategy. No one is arresting or poisoning Hichilema. It’s all in his mind. He has run out of people to vilify.

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  12. It’s a fact ECL recognises HH’s Popularity and realise that he cannot win free and fair Elections in Zambia against HH. ECL is so desperate to have HH’s Name removed from the Ballot Paper. ECL and Madam Nawakwi are very desperate to have HH arrested,detained and Convicted as a way of eliminating him from the Presidential Race. Hence Nawakwi is insisting on the Hatembo Family appealing the Farm Case at the Appeals Court. Nawakwi has been promised PF Vice Presidency and ECL Running Mate should she get HH convicted and eliminated from the Presidential Race. The UPND Youth must stay vigilant and protect the interest of the Party and the 2021 Election Results. With all these potential fights 2021 Elections are likely to be violent,stolen and disputed. In which case Zambia is likely to…

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  13. That is the problem number one in UPND, they think that UPND is Zambia and Zambia is UPND how dare you say if you touch HH you touch all Zambians. Your HH has been losing for as long as he has contested elections and he is more t likely to lose this year’s elections than ever before.

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  14. It’s so surprising to hear this talking about hh being arrested and not allowed to be on the ballot. Is there something we don’t know about hh’s dealings that land him into prison and for him not to added on the ballot list, are you telling us that he is eligible to stand or maybe he don’t have a grade 12 certificate.

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  15. Why these UPND people are so concerned about this? Who would stop HH from being on ballot? If they think PF would do that, then they must understand one thing. HH is not that important for PF to go to such an extent. Don’t stress your tiny brains. Just go home and chill.

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  16. What makes you think that there would be any attempt to remove HH from the ballot? Is there any reason to believe that? Has he done anything serious that can cost him candidature? Why don’t you come out openly?

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  17. Ok. If you are aware of the so called manoeuvres by PF, why don’t you expose them right away? What are you waiting for? This is the right opportunity to expose the conspirators. But I am sure you would only talk and never act. You are like the barking dogs who never bite.

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  18. This is called preparing grounds for inevitable. If one reads between the lines, it is clear that UPND has started preparing ground to put the blame of HH’s crimes on PF. He is bound to land in serious legal trouble very soon and UPND is preparing to make emotional appeal to people of the country portraying that PF has deliberately taken action against him. This is such a cheap strategy.

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  19. These youth appear to be ill-informed on what is happening in Southern Province where people have given unconditional support to HH and UPND. Why don’t you shed some light on the conditions there? I know you are making false allegations jus to grab attention.

  20. This is the clear indication that UPND has lost the elections. Now they are only preparing the ground to justify the defeat.

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  21. You nailed it. This is the clear sign of frustration and helplessness. UPND has realised that it is going to lose big time. That is why all these tricks.

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  22. They can’t do anything else. They can only hope that something happens to HH and UPND wins the elections. I doubt, someone in UPND sabotage HH to gain sympathy of people and blame it on PF.

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  23. They are saying this because they know, HH’s sins and crimes will haunt them. So, they want to make sure that people think it was PF that harmed HH. But they forget that people are not dull like them.

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  24. Do not give altimatums you cannot follow trough. You have given Kanganja 24 hours altimatum to release suspects. Lets what you will do after your 24 hours altimatum. That is why Zambians do not take you seriously. Mwalikwata utuma threats twa fake. Months ago, your MPs promised to ensure ECL is impeached. Today ECL is still the president and will be for the next 5 years.

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  25. If Mr Hichilema, is clean he should have nothing to fear. If he has committed a crime the law must take its course in the courts of law. Your clever lawyers should be ready to defend him. Its not you running to the streets and throwing stones and burning tyres. Zambia is not for such kind of reckless behaviour.

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  26. We want this year’s elections to be clean. If you have no grade 12 certificate….you will not appear on the ballot. Equally if you have a criminal record you will not appear on the ballot.

  27. So If you have a president and minister who hail from your village, you expect your village to be more developed than other villages? That’s warped thinking, just shows how development is misunderstood by certain people. This tantamount to corruption.

  28. The problem is that the unpopular ECL will not handover Power even if he loses the Elections. ECL is committed to remain in Power by Hook or Crook. So ECL will steal the Election using various tactics. He has already manipulated the New Voters Roll in his favour. He is imposing himself on Zambians thru an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term. Now he is trying to remove HH’s name from the Ballot Paper by any means. He has signed the Cyber Security Bill into law to help him in his Election Rigging Efforts. All these measures point to a violent, rigged and disputed 2021 Elections. Sishuwa Sishuwa, the 3 Church Bodies and EIU’s predictions about violent,rigged and disputed Elections in Zambia in August 2021 remain on Course. The writing is on the wall.

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  29. PF is confusing ECL’s Third Term Eligibility and HH’s Eligibility. ECL’s Eligibility problem is a Constitutional issue. It is Article 106(3) of the Constitution which is barring ECL from seeking a Third Term. ECL is trying to counter his Constitutional Problem by incriminating HH so that he is removed from the Ballot Paper. Article 52 of the Republican Constitution gives any Citizen a Right to Petition any Candidate seeking an elective Post. HH’s Nomination cannot be challenged at Concourt on the Basis of Article 106(3) becoz he has never held Office as President whereas ECL has. ECL simply needs Concourt ‘s endorsement over the Third Term issue. Concourt should deal with this issue in an Objective and Professionally manner and in terms of the Republican Constitution. We…

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  30. HH will be on the ballot no one will remove him as he has ever been on it, however you his followers are not doing enough to campaign for him, Instead of you going out to campaign you continue to complain when you are aware that he will stand again.
    I have observed that you never encouraged your members well enough to go and register for elections in the forth coming polls but you kept on fighting with the police.

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  31. Another big fish…Hon Ephraim K Belemu defects to the ruling party..Ati hh bp is high and failed to comment when called…His retirement in politics is just around the corner..

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  32. This is becoming very tense. Arresting, detaining ,poisoning HH, barring HH from contesting 2021 Elections is a very dangerous move. People are Angry and Hungry. Arresting HH is a time Bomb. ECL needs descalate the situation lest People spontaneously rise against this repression. ECL shouldn’t take Zambians for granted and rig these Elections with impunity. We need a smooth and peaceful transfer of Power in August 2021 just as we saw in Tanzania recently. The Tanzanian Political leadership was guided by Democracy, Good Governance and Constitutionalism. Zambia should emulate what Tanzania has done by correctly interpreting,obeying, defending and enforcing the Zambian Constitution. Zambia Concourt must realise that the whole World is watching as it deals with ECL’s Eligibility issue…

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  33. Let us wait and see. We are one Zambia One Nation. We have One National President and alot of political presidents who falls under One National President and His name is ECL.

  34. It is of no consequence.
    h² was the strongest of his kind only in 2016. He was given a good wip.
    2021 going upwards he doesn’t amount to anything. He is a weakling. He is no entity aka nonentity.
    Watch this space.
    Even supporters are beaten before the game starts.

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  35. Some people want to sound relevant by cooking up situations. That’s why UPND loses before the fight. Do they think PF will win unopposed? HH must be on the ballot so that he is walloped and disgraced on the pitch by Zambians

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  36. Zimba HH has been leader of the Upnd for twenty years without giving the leadership to another person. What does that indicate? It means that given the national instruments of power, he will be dictator and won’t surrender power easily.

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