Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Geoffrey Lungwangwa officially ditches UPND to join PF

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United Party for National Development (UPND) Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa has officially ditched the opposition party to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking at a colorful ceremony held in Lusaka, Professor Lungwangwa said he decided to join the Patriotic Front and make a public commitment now that he has been adopted to ensure that President Lungu wins with a sweeping, convincing, and resounding victory in Western province.

Professor Lungwangwa said they will work as a team with his colleagues to mobilize the people of the Western province for PF.

He has assured President Lungu that he will rally behind him.

“Lack of peace in Africa is the biggest challenge. Zambia is an oasis of peace and tranquility in African. Let’s work together to make Zambia remain united by getting rid of violence, tribalism, hate speech and regionalism. The DNA of the UPND party is bitterness, violence, and hatred. We should build bridges of unity,” Professor Lungwangwa said.

He said there is no party apart from PF that has clearly outlined what it wants to do for Zambia.

“We have been watching, reading, and analyzing what the PF stands for. The PF Government has taken steps to address economic issues pertaining to development. We want to strengthen this developmental trajectory that is why we have come forward to come with the humbleness of the heart,” Professor Lungwangwa said.

“Lusaka has transformed, driving in Lusaka is something Zambians should be proud of. I know where I left the projects under the ministry of transport and communications and deserves our support, commitment and President Lungu deserves to win so that all these achievements can continue. It is our responsibility of all Zambians to make it possible,” He said.

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  1. It is not surprising that he is being loud in praising the PF and Lungu, who would not do that if he were invited to share the national cake anyway? What has taken the professor so long to realise this? Do he seem to think PF will carry the day and wants to safeguard his political career? It is just a sheer waste of time listening to these defectors who are not principled. I hope the people of Nalikwanda will see the trickery of the professor. The professor should know better not to shower your ex with dirty!

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  2. He officially ditched UPND when he supported Bill 10. That was official because it was done in parliament. So this is not news

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  3. He’s a coward that ran away from the MMD to join the tribal Party. He should be challenging Nervers Sekwila Mumba if he indeed believed in the ideals of the MMD. Now he’s in PF, he’s an educated coward. He doesn’t believe in the ideals of the PF

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  4. Welcome to fun side of politics Prof. If a Professor with his analytical tools can deduce that PF is the answer to our economic challenges who are we to dispute. I know one crazy guy will be insulting the Prof….Let me just say little knowledge is dangerous. Watch and learn …

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  5. Good leadership is proved in tough times not in good times. People who get promoted to become good leaders are those who stand the time in bad times.

    How HH handles the next 4 months will determine the aftermath and what becomes of him after August 2021 in his political career.

    HH is getting undressed every day that pops up. And he appears to be confused what to do.

    He wasted so much time and energy giving excuses and blame gets. He is only comfortable campaigning in S, W and NW Provinces. Unfortunately those 3 areas cannot give him the Magic Number he needs.

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  6. Kikikiki, and he is a Professor………………….and he is talking of how driving in Lusaka feels, and not in his constituency!

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  7. PF is winning big this time around. In parliament they will be passing whatever law they want. No one to stop them because the opposition will lose big on 12th August. We need a strong opposition in this country but what we have it is so weak which is not good for Zambia.

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  8. This Prof is not a team player. He supported the Evil Bill 10 against his Party, UPND ‘s stance. The Prof was bought by PF and knew he was not going to be adopted after being disloyal to his Party.We only hope his Constituency will send him “ku wire “. Such a treacherous Prof shouldn’t be voted for. The Prof has joined the Corrupt PF which has gassed so many Zambians. This is good riddance for bad rubbish.

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  9. Did it get vaccinated?? Hoo sorry, did Ba Lungwangwa get vaccinated, he is walking naked without a mask.

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  10. Iam surprised some people are surprised the professor has joined PF.The man has been PF all along.

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  11. KZ I also want to join are you going to organize a colourful ceremony for me. We should even drink some tarino orange

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  12. Why are these MPs changing sides and being adopted immediately …I thought we redrafted the constitution to stop these swingers from doing exactly this same thing.

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  13. A professor who can only talk about a few roads he has driven on in Lusaka and is ‘mesmerised’. What about the numerous impassable roads in most rural areas? The lack of clean water, food security and the general economic malaise that most people are going through? What kind of glasses does he wear? Is he such an unprincipled ‘educated’ man? Ordinarily, he ought to be even more enlightened, but he has clearly behaved like a salivating Roman about to sit at a decadent banquet while the rest of the Kingdom starves

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  14. I personally want to see more defections to PF. This way the opposition will have truly principled people remaining. Ultimately the citizens will be voting. They are more than a few monkeys swinging from one branch to another. True test of an individual is during tough times.

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  15. Look how angry the tribal upnd diasporans are. Hahaha. I have been working all day as part of party election research. So far the poll says that pf is winning by 80 percent of the vote. Upnd is finished..why you think their members are joining us.

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  16. Tarino stay strong brother. Continue asking f00lish questions haha. Anyway you are in diaspora so I excuse your ignorance on zambian issues. Why comment about our country when you have no clue.

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  17. Trashing and labeling the party you have ditched is immaturity and uncool.

    Thus, sad to see the entire professor sinking so low 🙁

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  18. “The DNA of the UPND party is bitterness, violence, and hatred. We should build bridges of unity,” Professor Lungwangwa said” The politics of yester -year of bitterness, violence, and hatred must be stopped at all costs. We the people of Zambia should thank God that he has given us a rare gift of peace in our land. We must destroy hate speech, tribalism, regionalism and insults. Any political party or its leader who practices these things must not be voted into power. I was taken a back when at more than one instance, a leader of the opposition political party, Hakainde Hichilema pronounced insults at a rally in the Northern province of Muchinga. And earlier on he had refered to some policemen as morons. Clearly we cannot have a leader of that mindset. We would like to believe that…

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  19. It is very much surprising to see the comments from the upnd cadres. Just accept that these people who are leaving the party have been working closely with hh and the reason why they decide to leave is what they have seen and not heard. You are supporters from outside. Learn one or two things from them.
    The question is why leave if there are so confident with the winning of elections

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  20. The professor in defecting,in zambia people are taken for granted by politicians who move from political party to another political party saying all sorts of rubbish. I have in mind Bwalya mwamba and chishima kambwili. The called president Lungu and the PF thieves, corrupt and even wondered how God could create an evil person like …. today,the opposite is being said.

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  21. Well done Professor to the winning team. Moreover you never supported Bill 10 cos it was illogical to do so. Shame upon those criticising the Professor. Every Zambian has a constitution right to make personal decision. Check how a chief`s wife get involved in abduction of her fellow human being .This is pure tonga politics at its best.

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  22. The bottom line is: people are leaving. Wait till you see hordes defecting soon.
    Just give us the UPND aspirants in Western province so we know at what level the I opposition is compared to the working PF.

  23. The biggest mistake UPND has always made, is having the same man run as their president for three decades. Think about, in 2000s, 2010s and now 2020s. What horrible opposition. PF is not Zambia’s best choice, but the opposition is something else.

  24. Professor is doing politics of the belly.Does
    The professor know the cost we have paid
    For those roads?We are starving as Zambians to see those roads you are proud
    Of.Because all our revenue is going in debt
    Servicing.where did he do he become a professor as even a layman does know this.

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