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Latest MP to defect from UPND says “Bally” cannot fix Anything

General News Latest MP to defect from UPND says "Bally" cannot fix Anything

United Party for National Development (UPND) Solwezi East Member of Parliament Hon Teddy Kasonso says it’s disillusioned to think that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema can fix anything.

Mr. Kasonso has admitted that governance is a serious and complex issue whose development is gradual.

Speaking when he officially defected to the Patriotic Front,Mr Kasonso said his defection is painful but very necessary in the interest of national development devoid of tribalism, regionalism and hatred which is what the UPND is known for.

He admitted further that the PF under President Lungu’s leadership has scored on many socioeconomic sectors and deserves to continue on such a trajectory.

“What will bally fix?he cannot fix anything” hon Kasonso said and emphasized that development cannot come at a goal.
He has since encouraged President Lungu not to be distracted by detractors but continue to deliver more development and unite the country beyond tribal and regional politics which is the DNA of the UPND.

He said he disagrees that the PF is not a party of national unity going by how it has embraced members from all regions across the country.

He said the PF has delivered and it is time to show the world “what you have done”.

“Chingola-Solwezi road is a good example of the good works under the PF” hon Kasonso said.

And Hon Kasonso has said the UPND does not have numbers to win this year’s general elections.

He said he will go flat out and give it “his best shot” to ensure President Lungu wins the August general elections.

He said President Lungu is Zambia’s best choice and has the experience of having worked with him for 6 years and knowing his capabilities.

45 COMMENTS

  1. Just agreeing that under 5 has now known what means to be humble. Zonda uzalema.
    How many has left upnd just from January up to now and same applies PF how many are leaving for hh.
    Politics is about numbers

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  2. Zambian political scene is so vague, political parties are not based on ideologies that would guide them to articulate their positions on (1) how society should be organized, and (2) the most appropriate way to achieve their objectives. I am not sure whether this is because of those 27 years of the one-party state, that has brainwashed the old generation, and it appears to do so for generations to come. You have these so-called MPs flopping from one party to another chancing on which party wins the next election. In other words, they are treating the elections as job opportunities in the next period and not to serve the people. There is a misguided understanding that being an opposition is a “Sin”, and yet opposition fulfils one of the principles of democracy to provide checks and…

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  3. There is a misguided understanding that being an opposition is a “Sin”, and yet opposition fulfils one of the principles of democracy to provide checks and balances. It’s really sickening to see this level of political prostitution. The only party now proving to be based on ideology is SOCIALIST Party by Fred M’membe

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  4. Those 2 misguided MPs left UPND when they supported bill 10.They should have been expelled a long time ago.
    I was disappointed when party officials were stating that UPND accommodates divergent views.Thats nonesense.We don’t need PF sponsored rebels in the party.

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  5. @ Zambia chalo chafipuba. Just remember your parents are from Zambia so add them to the above number. And maybe your parents are ifipuba because you were not manners. If you have nothing to say keep quiet.

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  6. Political prostitution at its waste really, it is sad that many people belong to whatever political of their choice without really caring to understand the ideologies in these parties to the extent were majority do not even dare to care about the principles of their own. It has become a trend that people will defect during or towards the election time in order to align themselves with the party they think will carry the day. These are simply belly politics and should not entertained. These are the people who have opposed the PF for the past 5 years, I wonder what has changed now or is it just because they have no confidence and tired of being in the opposition? At this rate we are moving, there will no be opposition in Zambia if this trend continues to manifest. I would like to see…

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  7. It is sickening indeed. There is no principle in our politics. The motivation is all opportunistic. Its all about the belly. What is worse ,these so called educated men shamelessly sink as low for a buck.

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  8. Honestly ba upnd,how can you say that it is good riddance for those members leaving the party? It is a falacy to think that even Sata lost members but won general elections.Mr.Sata was a political guru of Zambian politics whom you can’t equate with HH.Uwa fitala akaimwena says HH,utupuba tuletalika says ecl,elyo kabili umwine wa chisushi,tomfwa kunuunka says Akabwili.

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  9. So if ECL is the best why is the Economy in a mess? Prices of Goods and Services have skyrocketed, the Exchange Rate has depreciated fourfold, people can’t afford to buy basic goods and are suffering. To expect the Corrupt Visionless ECL to fix the Economy after destroying it in 61/2 years is pure hallucination.Retaining ECL to Power is as good as committing economic and Financial suicide for Zambians. Should this happen People will regret it and suffer for the next five years. ECL and PF have failed miserably. Lets try HH aka Bally will fix it. The writing is on the wall.

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  10. I don’t know why everyone is condemning these defections. It’s just a matter of rationale. Hh has simply failed to inspire these people once again. His approach, strategy has not worked. He thought by disparaging and destroying the character of Edgar Lungu, people would rise against him. But Zambians are not dull, they have compared the 2 personalities. Further, hh has not done the groundwork to present his social, economic and political ideologies of how he will move the country forward-as Telesphore Mpundu elaborated yesterday. His followers have become disillusioned.

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  11. Well, he should have consulted Kafwaya. Nowander he doesnt even want to contest because he cant win the sit, so he comes to PF alone. All he wants is the benefits that comes with Presidential campaign team kwasila. Teddy wants to eat with them!!!

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  12. How can some one who has lost and failed to win elections over 5 times fix anything? He is broken himself and needs fixing. Maybe this is one of the causes of his coma. Get well soon HH

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  13. He represents 47.63% (8,962,093) of the 18 mil population, and for as long as those people want him to represent them, he will stand even 10x, and it’s his constitutional right.
    The fact that the other 10 mil of the population prefers ECL does not disqualify him, neither does it measure his ability to fix it or deliver. That can only be measured after he is given a chance.
    It’s as simple as that. Anything else is sheer igno.rance and lack of understanding of how democracy works. Unfortunately, the ignorant one are the most vocal here on LT.

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  14. How can you compare Sata to HH.Sata attracted big fish toward elections. Those labels were expelled in 2006 and never campained for PF in 2008 during presidential by-elections.So UPND stop cheating yourselves that even PF lost prominent members.Sata received Magani,Sata welcomed Masebo.Not only that PF was in control of lusaka copperbelt,luapula and northern at that time.U can’t compared HH who is losing MPs in his strongholds especially western and north western.If PF just gets 40% of votes from western and north western then ba HH will lose terribly.Maybe Lungu 75% and ba HH only in Southern and parts of central (mumbwa,nagoma,Itezhi tezhi ect).PF continue working hard and also try to fix the Kwacha guys.

  15. “ Bally” HH m cannot fix anything. This is not news. We have always known from his (HH) mumbling that he cannot fix anything at all. All the people that have left his camp have one thing in common-HH is not presidential material. They have all agreed with the late MCS that HH is an under-five candidate period. We do not have a quarter system for the choice of a president in Zambia. People must just wait until a true national leader is raised from any region including the Tongas.

  16. Ba Kasonso what has PF fixed for you to cross over? We are not that dull to fail to read your mind. You are just one of those useless and unprincipled cardres on the political scene.

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  17. ECL has no Capacity and Competencies to fix the broken Economy. HH is Economic and Financially literate and is the only one who understands how Economies are managed. ECL’s core business is doing corrupt deals,looting and printing and borrowing Money recklessly. Now Zambia is overborrowed and bankrupt and is failing to pay interest to Eurobond Holders. ECL can’t fix this Economy. ECL has destroyed the Economy over the 61/2 years in Power with his moto: “Uubomba Mwibala Alya Mwibala Alya Mwibala Alya “.It’s wishful thinking to give these Crooks another 5 years hoping they will change. The economic mess will worsen and People will suffer. It’s only Team HH who can turnaround this Economy. The writing is on the wall.

  18. That is what they said about Trump. They said if trump win the economy will go under recession. But the opposite happened. The US economy grew record high, unemployment levels record low. Even the scriptures testifies this, “The stone that the builders rejected, lo it has become the cornerstone.” This happens at least most of the times. A person who successfully manages his household can also manage the country. I say let us try HH this time around if he doesn’t perform he can be voted out after five years. Think of it, are these people leaving UPND for PF, is it because PF has performed well or that ECL is a good leader? It is because of their selfish interest.

  19. When long forgotten academic fraudster Stephen Masumba aligned with you, it proved that you are only getting finished shoes.
    Teddy Kasonso has really sent ripples in the UPND camp. After adoptions, PF will fatten while UPND slim dowm

  20. BA TEDY KASOSO YAYI MU MUTENDE DON’T INSULT UPND THEY RESCUED FROM POVERTY AND BECAUSE YOU LIKE GOING WHEREVER THERE IS KADJO. WE ARE NOT SURPRISED AND IF YOU THINK YOU MATTER IN KALUMBILA RECONTEST ON PF TICKET TO SEE HOW YOU WILL FAIR. YOU EAT WITH BILL 10 AND BETRAYED THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. YENU CHACHIWAHI MUKUWUNDA. TWASANTA MWANE. YOU EAT IN MMD AS PS, JOINED UPND AS MP, NOW PF YOU ARE STILL ON THE MOVE. WHAT A SHAMELES MAN AND THE PF ARE BUYING INTO YOUR STORY NANCHI BA MARTIN MBAYA IS PRINCIPLED STILL WITH PF.

  21. Its only political prostitution when people move to pf teh! check your record maroads from chongwe how many parties has she been too…your chairman for elections chief manipulator…how many tickets did he stand on? Oh by the way even the man you detest with a passion was once one of you…from saki,,,to kakoma….how many have abandoned your ideas are they all hungry…remove the log before you can see the speck…. your hero is not well instead of praying for him you blame the state…did it put a disturbed mind in his brain…how many people did he destroy at Grant….one took his life…over ma shelleni….focus on his health because after 2021 it will national mourning for him……

  22. Naivety is in abundance amongst some people. How can one who defects from one political party to another a few months to elections claim that their party leader from where he/she comes didnot inspire him or her?? Such defectors are opportunists… period. What stopped these defectors to make required changes to meet their inspiration needs? What inspiration have they suddenly seen in the PF leader?? It is the inspiration of rooting public funds, abrogating the constitution and the rule of law. Any decent Zambian will vote for a party which will seriously address corruption and restore respect for rule of law and respect the role of independent governance and security institutions.

  23. You can defect even at the eleventh hour.
    Others will leave UPND two/one days before voting day. Start bracing yourselves when most people soon will start endorsing the Patriotic Front, if they can’t join PF in person.

  24. This will be a daily development in the country now. UPND MPs are fed up of the dictatorial behaviour of Hakainde Hichilema. They want to breathe free.

  25. His house is crumbling and HH is busy chit chatting on social media. The new age Nero, who is playing fiddle as his house is on fire.

  26. If they are traitors, then why UPND is giving red carpet welcome to those coming from other parties? Are they not committing treason by quitting their parties to join UPND? Don’t be a hypocrite. Face the reality.

  27. If these two are misguided, then what about the 14, who left last week? What about the hundreds of partymen who left and joined PF? Everyone is misguided and only your leader is the enlightened one?

  28. This happens when one man tries to control the party with muscle and money power. We are living in democracy. You can’t treat others like slaves.

  29. If HH can’t infuse confidence among his own partymen, then what can he do for the country? Good that he never came to power and never will.

  30. Your comment is as immature as you. The DP you have put is more than enough to tell that you are as ignorant about politics as the cartoon character in your DP.

  31. Politics is a brutal game. Everyone wants to grow. No one will stay with the party where one has no dignity and respect.

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