Monday, June 24, 2024

Kambwili resigns from NDC

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NDC President Chishimba Kambwili has finally resigned from the opposition party.

Mr Kambwili made the announcement in a recorded video message last evening.

“Let me take this opportunity to inform the nation that I have with immediate effect tendered my resignation to the Central Committee of the National Democratic Congress that simply means that I have resigned from the National Democratic Congress with immediate effect.”

“My resignation is purely personal though in the interest of the NDC and the Zambian people at large,” Mr. Kambwili said.

He thanked all NDC members for supporting him while he was President from 2017 to date.

Mr. Kambwili further thanked Zambians for supporting the NDC.

He said he will announce his next political move today.

It is widely expected that Mr Kambwili will announce his return to the PF at the same briefing.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party has started receiving application letters from bonafide members seeking to be adopted for various positions on its ticket.

According to a statement issued by party Secretary-General (SG) Paul Mbulo in Ndola yesterday, the party plans to field candidates at all levels being competed for in the general election.

The positions are local government, parliamentary and presidential seats.

Dr. Mbulo said application fees have been pegged at K400 for Mayoral, Council Chairperson and Members of Parliament while councilors will pay K200.

He stated that the party has set April 30, 2021, as the closing date for receiving applications.

“We are inviting members of the part interested and meet the requirements to contest on any position of interest to them. Committees at ward, district, and provincial levels will deliberate and make recommendations to the central committee between May 4th and 7th 2021,” he said.

Dr. Mbulo stated that the party’s central committee will have a meeting on May 12, 2021 to deliberate on the recommendations from the structures and close the adoption process.

50 COMMENTS

  1. Bwana Kambwili your intention of going back to PF is like going back to lick your vomit. Don’t go back to PF it is a toxic party.

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  2. I pray the Zambian people will put the final nail on his coffin by not voting for him when he stands for anything. This criminal should be in jail.

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  3. Opposition parties are run by men and wen who know what they are looking for. CK formed NDC in order to fix the PF but ended up being fixed.

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  4. I can confidently say Kambwili’s strong and influential political campaign message is unrivalled BUT I seriously doubt if anyone will ever listen to him again if he joins ‘that party’

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  5. Just because he is not on your side you are insulting him. The cause of all this is upnd they failed to add a C to the alliance. And you are saying you can unite Zambia

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  6. There is another dog out of the kennel for HH. This one is more vicious than its predecessor Nawakwi. At the end of the day we know who we voting for in Aug.

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  7. CK is such a disgrace. So will ECL appoint CK as his Running Mate? CK has exposed himself as a Political Prostitute with no Principles and Shame. Voters will not give him any votes. CK will actually make ECL even more unpopular.

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  8. Once again we will see Kambwili standing with Lungu on the same platform and hear Kambwili extol Lungu and disparage HH. Once again he will help Lungu win. Once again he will be appointed minister in Lungu’s cabinet. Once again he will be fired. Once again he will resign form PF and form NDC version 2 and apologise to Zambians for helping Lungu win and once again he will tell Zambians that Lungu is a thief who only had 1 million Kwacha in 2015 but in 2022 he has K1 billion. Once again, history will repeat BUT Zambians are not gullible- thank GOD! You can fool some people, some times, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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  9. The good thing is that Kambwili has realized that he was wrong in most of his political statements. He could have ended up in jail for nothing. This is lesson to all politicians, please verify your information before you make public comments. MCS was set up with a forged letter from Andeleki and he fail for it. Let’s be sober in our political discourse because there’s life after politics. Those that aspire for public office must moderate their language, then their followers will also follow suit. Most political statements today are based on falsehoods. I also commend Mr Valden Findlay for accepting to have a conceit judgement, that’s what gentlemen do.

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  10. This calls for electorates to scrutinise the candidates more fully to avoid voting for the same recycled candidates who in the morning say one in the afternoon something else and in the evening they refuse or forget what they said in the morning.Zambia is heading into the same economic and political pit as Zimbabwe.

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  11. Just because he is not on your side you are insulting him. The cause of all this is upnd they failed to add a C to the alliance. And you are saying you can unite Zambia

    The question that begs answer is; “Has the PF accepted to add a C to their Party?’
    Oooh yes they have added a ‘C’ as in a person of Chishimba.

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  12. Kambwili is a political failure. I will be surprised if he decides to go back to PF after all those insults.
    In my humble opinion, he needs to keep away from politics for sometime and reflect. Otherwise, he will be running up and down like a headless chicken.

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  13. Lucky PF because Kambwili would have caused serious damage during campaigns. This Kambwili personal decision favours PF than the Opposition. I don’t see PF losing in Aug 2021. Kambwili is a missed opportunity for upnd. Lost him all because of a C on the pact name.

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  14. Anyone with at least two functional brain cells know Kambwili brings nothing to the PF, I cannot comprehend why he would have any political value.
    If he brings any value to the PF, it says a lot about our electorates.
    The next question now would concern the NDC supporters, how do they feel right now in this moment? Do they follow the President? Stay in the NDC?

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  15. Chiza, allow me to state the obvious, CK was NDC and NDC was CK. So when CK leaves, NDC ceases to exist and the followers either follow their leader or cease to exist

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  16. Good move! It means that after the August election CK will disappear into the history books forever! What a dumb move from an overrated corrupt man!

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  17. This guy CK will be used by PF, after elections will be dumped like a rag again, then straight to jail. This will further reinforce what we already know that that PF have no regard for the rule of law.

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  18. Ck has been traumatised and cowered by lungu and findley,

    his mouth is bigger than his brains……….or no brains at all.

    He belongs in the dustbins of history….

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  19. It is interesting to read comments from “Earthly saints” who have not made any mistakes in life. CK is allowed to make mistake if that is what you wanna call it. Besides CK has all the right to review his political career and reset the button. Besides CK has right of association. He can join PF or choose to retire from politics. Some of you wanted CK to carry you on his shoulders to state house. Please learn to fight your battles. Well done CK for making a decision to resign from NDC. Some people have failed 5 times…a classic definition of madness… Say no more..

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  20. They are many who have crossed and it was never an issue but this one is because he is a heavy weight….you have felt the punch…under 5 mweh chepa….

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  21. From “IMBWILI” to “FLUFFY”
    We now have evidence that Kambwili and GBM are totally dependent on the government for survival.
    Overated corrupt politicians who will bring Zambia down .
    We should thank HH for exposing their true intentions.

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  22. Akabwili thinks he will take over if the con-court declares that ECL is not eligible. Aloba ilyauma mambala!

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  23. Nothing sinister. It is his right to do so. His blood will always be pf. He did the right thing and apologised. We know the upnd put a spell on him. Lesa wamaka welcome back ba kambwili

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  24. Zambians I hope you are learning from this circus by this BUFFOON…He left PF you followed him formed his party you registered with the party now the same clown has gone back without shame and left you alone.

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  25. Viva Chishimba Viva PF. Upnd had a chance through CK to win this years elections but missed this opportunity. You guys are busy making noise that CK will add no value to the PF. If he had joined the long finished UPND he was going to add value. But with PF, he would add no value. Please, leave us along. Just continue weeping the chances you have missed since Sata’s request to work with HH. I know UPND does not regret. You miss GBM, CK, Charles Kakoma, Kasonso, Lungwangwa and others you still say the part is not shaken and does not regret. CK all this long was still PF, he was only on sabatical leave thats why he was offering consultations with other parties like NDC and UPND. If you never saw value in CK. He had and will forever value him as a true,honest and hard working leader.

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  26. He used to call one politician in Luanshya as a ‘kakunkubiti’, He, himself, has now turned out to the empty tin. The man is groping in the dark like chiyongoli.

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  27. Politicians are not there to improve our lives or the standards of living but rather to make themselves and their close associates filthy rich.

  28. One of the conditions of all charges being dropped against him has been fulfilled. Now waiting for the other condition also to be fulfilled for him to join PF which will get him either a full pardon of his conviction or overturn of his conviction by a higher court.

  29. Where efficacy for separation of powers between the Executive, Judiciary and, Legislative is delegated to the Executive it makes more sense for those whose livelihood is dependent on government to grovel to leadership of the Executive! Chishimba Kambwili no matter how he tries to put up a brave face, understands the trouble that he is in and knows too that the head of the executive wields power over the other two! Therefore underneath it all CK’s prayer is that his desired outcome in the August elections is achieved then his repentance to Lungu and Findlay will be rewarded by saving him from courts and jail! The NDC followers believing in CK are better described as driftwood for it follows where the water currents determine!

  30. It’s only in Zambia where people think a person with a single vote can win someone an election. What happened in 2016? Kambwili was campaigning for PF and it didn’t make a difference at all. PF lost and went and stole an election. At the time the sympaphy vote was 45%. Now add the listing, breaking of the law,
    poor governance, killings, mukula, gassing, cost of living and the economy in general. The guy in state house can’t read the signs, but if he has, he is pushing his luck and God knows where he will end up.

  31. Which ever way he goes, going by the evidence on court, he shall remain a convict even when HH forms government. There should be no leting him free. CK has a big voice but only uses it to insult, abuse, demean and lie about other people. You can see how unreasonable he is, just after being kicked out of NDC he started standing on an antihill to insult people who had embraced him. He is not normal. And if that’s the type of leadership the people of Zambia want. Good luck! We have alot of Kaponyas and cadres who due to the environment the live daily insults should be normal to them, but this cannot be extended to the leadership. GBM & CK are not leadership material. I think out of the 4 gentlemen who wanted to contest the PF leadership, there really was no much choice. Sampa was still raw…

  32. A decision has been made by CK.
    All you folks have to respect his decision.
    For sure CK is a force to reckon with inside the upndead camp. They dread him like cancer because he scares every cell in their anatomy.
    What rants!
    Kikikikikikijukija
    For us it’s PF

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