PF will only adopt grassroots favourites-Mwila


Secretary General of the Patriotic Front ( PF), Davies Mwila says the party will adopt candidates that have been chosen by the people at the grassroots to contest the August 12, general elections in all parts of the country.

And the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in Luanshya has supported the candidature of President Edgar Lungu as the presidential candidate in the August 12, general elections.

Mr. Mwila said the party was carefully still considering the applications and will announce the adopted candidates at all levels on May 12th 2021.

“We as the central committee are not going to choose people because they want to contest the election but will only pick those candidates preferred by the people as the people are the ones that vote and should drive the choice that will be made by the party,” he explained.

He added that “It doesn’t mean that because you applied then you should be selected, many people have applied for various positions from member of parliament to mayors and councilors but the party will only pick one person preferred by the people to represent the party in the August 12, elections”.

He has meanwhile implored those that will not been adopted to remain loyal to the party saying they will be appointed to other responsibilities.

Mr. Mwila said the party members should remain united, loving and supportive to one another even after the adoptions.

He also appealed to the church to pray for politicians and party leaders as the nation heads towards the polls.

The PF secretary general said Zambia is larger than the politicians hence the need to pray for love and unity among political players.

He was speaking in Luanshya today when he attended a special fundraising church service of the United Church of Zambia Cathedral.

Mr. Mwila said government values the continued partnership that the church has shown in national development.

“The church plays an important role in issues if national development and the UCZ in particular has partnered with government in issues of health and education,” he said.

Mr. Mwila said government will always support initiatives that are in line with the party manifesto of fostering development in all parts of the country.

“I urge you to read Exodus 4:8, which symbolizes the importance of church and giving, and I therefore appeal to each person here to search their hearts and contribute towards the finishing of this this cathedral with a full heart,” he said.


And UCZ Presbyterian Bishop Chilufya Bowa said the church supports the candidature of President Edgar Lungu which was unanimously arrived at during the recently held PF national convention.

Bishop Bowa said his church always supports the government of the day hence it is indebted to government involvement and contribution towards the construction of the cathedral.

“We are always grateful to the republican President Edgar Lungu whom in 2016 contributed K250, 000 towards the construction of this church and will always support government activities in the district,” he said.

He said the cathedral was almost ready for commissioning but was only awaiting the installation of auditorium chairs and visual and audio implements which are all valued at K5 million.

He said the remaining parts were the reason why the church has held a fundraising service where it invited the PF secretary general and the local business community to help in raising funds to complete the works.

He said so far, the church has raised K733, 800 towards the K5 million needed to complete the project.

The service was also attended by Chifubu Member of Parliament Frank Ng’ambi, the PF provincial committee and party mayoral and MP candidates, Luanshya District Commissioner Patrick Maipambe, Luanshya mayor Nathan Chanda, who is also aspiring Roan constituency candidate, and his contender Joel Chibuye among other notable ruling party members and the Luanshya business community.


  1. It is just laughable. Let each Church member make a decision. It has to be the will of an individual not corporate


  3. PF is a sinking ship, the clever PF MPs will jump ship now, so that they can be remembered when HH wins in August.

  4. Just watched on ZWD Grandma Bo Inonge dishing out cash to people like a master throwing bones at dogs..I have never seen this in my life. It wasnt a pleasant sight even DDMU boss Chanda boy was there getting money out his pocket and dishing it out.

  5. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make decisions by what His ears hear

    Let my verdict of vindication come from Your presence; May Your eyes look with equity and behold things that are just.

  6. Since UCZ only supports lungu I urge all members of this church who are members of opposition parties to withdraw from this church and join other churches which are not biased.

  7. Razor – UCZ is a corrupt church rotten to the core even during KK’s time even when people were disappearing they never condemned anything as KK was a patron and used to frequently attend the Kabwata’s St Pauls and St Andrew’s UCZ Sunday church services.

  8. A party of grassroots doing exactly what we say we are about. Tarino good. We don’t want f00ls blogging here

  9. Why do these recipients of ’empowerment’ funds not ask where the money is coming from? President Lungu was not a billionaire before he became President. His salary and emoluments are in public domain. Where has he got the money he is dishing out now? Let us for once assume that the money is given to him by well wishers. What do these well wishers get in return? There is no such thing as a free lunch. In the developed countries, donations to political parties are restricted in amount because people know that no one donates without an ulterior motive. It may explain why an uneducated man from a certain named country can become an expatriate in Zambia, selling chickens at Soweto market!

  10. What is this obsession with the church kansi? Not too long ago politicians would decry any religious leader talking anything close to a political sermon or speech. Also sport. This is irregular, hypocritical, and very shameful. Also note that you cannot ask a church to represent its members in support of a political dispensation. It is as personal to be religious as it is to support a political inclination. Mwe fipuba mwe.

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