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There is a silent revolution going on in Zambia, says UPND aspiring candidate

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With just 100 days to go until Election Day, there is a silent revolution going on in Zambia, says UPND’s aspiring candidate for Mapatizya constituency, Choolwe Chibomba.

“The people of Zambia are tired of the current administration,” he says. “Unlike 2011, where people actively made noise about changing government, the wind of change this time around is very quiet.”

Chibomba describes the “wind of change” this time around as a “silent revolution,” where people are patiently waiting to cast their vote on August 12th. “The ballot will speak for the people on Election Day, and the vote must be protected.” According to the aspirant, the people need to come together and ensure that their will is respected. “We have to come together, from all corners of the country, to ensure that our votes are protected.”

He also noted that for many young people, this will be their first time voting, as they are coming of age and are seeing their futures being stifled at the hands of a government that only serves itself. “The youth vote is particularly important,” he notes. “As the future of this nation, we must make sure that we are not bought off by short-term benefits and focus on what really matters.”

“That is what makes this revolution silent,” he went on to say. “While people are watching politicians defect, hand out money, and short-term development projects, they still know within themselves what the right thing to do will be on August 12.”

Chibomba says the Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND are the “only options” if we want to restore order, peace and integrity in the country. He said that the current government has had their chance to prove themselves, and that it is time for us as a nation to take a new direction.

“The recent violence at the PF secretariat also highlights how incapable the current government is to run the country, and the standard that our country has been reduced to,” Chibomba says. “Zambia has had a reputation since Independence as a peaceful nation, but over the last decade, we have descended into the most violent regime in our history. Recklessness and lawlessness have become the order of the day, and this is not what our country was built upon.”

“August 12th is the chance Zambia has to redeem ourselves, but it is up to all of us to play our part and make the right decision. With just 100 days to go, we must make sure that we don’t lose focus,” he said in closing.

44 COMMENTS

  1. To some extent the observation is correct, indeed many people ant the PF out but there’s no alternative. The UPND has failed to give people hope, so we’d rather continue with the status quo. That wind is just in your imagination. We look forward to seeing the Hatembos freed

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  2. Oh, sorry Mr. Choolwe Chibomba. They are loudly silent because UPND as an alternative is not inspiring. They are disappointed in the entire uncoordinated opposition. They have resolved to retain the devil they know than be associated with the confusing chaos.

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  3. Even Laura Miti concluded that wind of change “theliz no”. Upnd haven’t done their groundwork.

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  4. Ayatollah, your observation is spot on: every Zambian is sick and tired of corrupt Lungu and his band of thieves. But I feel the same: there is no alternative. I’m sure HH means well, but you can’t run a government by just meaning well, he’s got no professional intellectuals around him to run the show. And every other party will be too small……

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  5. HAS OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT GOT INTELECTUALS AROUND HIM ??
    IF THAT IS THE THOUGHT WHY ARE WE IN SUCH A MESS AND SINKING DEEPER
    ENLIGHTEN ME PLEASE

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  6. Silence revolution? Hahaha hahaha please do not make me choke on my coffee. More like silent losing with HH stuck in a coma. How do you field a fayce book president

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  7. How can you have a silent revolution,see what’s going on in Mynama(sp) BLACK LIVES MATTER, etc, you go out there and be seen and heard you don’t just sit on your hass drinking chibwantu. Azapitilila futi only to find himself at the Woodlands Traffic Circle ??

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  8. A revolution of replacing a normal person with a manic depressed person for president. Your revolutionary leader would be going about shouting to people and insulting them as he paced about from one point to the next. Why is he not appearing in the public? Is it not because of his mental state?

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  9. The fact is that in 2016, ECL had more friends than enemies
    In 2021, clearly ECL now has more enemies than friends.

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  10. @10 Independent May 7, 2021 At 12:56 pm
    The fact is that in 2016, ECL had more friends than enemies
    In 2021, clearly ECL now has more enemies than friends.
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    The opposite is true. PF was at the lowest ebb in 2016. Most members left the party. But Edgar Lungu pulled a winning sling. PF is much stronger today. This time around, there are no factions apart from the long forgotten KBF who wants to ride on the non effective alliance with Mutati. Even with Zambia’s debts, UPND has failed to tick. It is disgustingly disappointing to the UPND leadership.

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  11. Patriotic Front = party of poverty and unsustainable debts so a revolution is badly needed.

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  12. WHY ALL ARE BUSY SAYING UPDN, UPND. THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE GRADE1 MATHEMATICS WHICH IS 1+1=2;
    1. HARRY KALABA WILL POUR 9%
    2. MEMBE FRED WILL POUR 7.1%
    3. THE COMBINED MUTATIES 2.3%
    4. NEVERS MUMBER WILL SCORE 1.9%
    5. EDGAR C. LUNGU WILL SCORE 17.3%
    6. HAKAINDE HICHILEMA 62.1%
    7. OTHERS 0.3%

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  13. Yes he is right. There is indeed a silent revolution going on in Zambia. And when it will culminate, UPND will be history and Choolwe Chibomba will be in PF.

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  14. The wind of change is definitely around. In fact the change is happening. UPND is undergoing lot of changes. It is shrinking as many leaders and MPs are quitting the party and people are really looking forward to vote on August 12 to root out this weed forever.

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  15. He has completely failed to read the revolution. The opposition is scattered. There is no unity. Everyone wants to be President. They are forming unholy alliances to gain upper hand among themselves. They are taking suicidal steps in a bid to beat the competition. How can country see a revolution in such situation?

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  16. If there is so much support to HH and he is the only option, why does he need to harbour criminals around him? Why is he not kicking out Chellah Tukuta, Anthony Bwalya and Mubita C Nawa? Let me tell you, it is because, HH himself is a criminal and likes to have criminals around him.

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  17. Come out of hallucination. Just look around, and tell me who is with HH? I can bet UPND will be shattered soon. It is just a matter of couple of months for it to happen. Maark my words.

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  18. What is so redeeming about UPND? The party has failed its own people. Those who voted it 2016 are paying heavy price and have distanced themselves from UPND and HH. Come on, face the reality.

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  19. The ballot will speak a lot on election day as HH won’t be on it. He will be in jail serving 14 year jail term for filing false declarations about his assets.

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  20. If I were a first time voter, I would have never voted a criminal who is rushing to jail. And I am confident that today’s youth is more wise and aware about politics. They will take the right decision and show the ‘revolution’ on August 12.

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  21. If HH and UPND were the only options, then why there is so much dissent within the party? Why leaders and MPs are quitting? Why is vice president Madam Mutale Nalumago upset? Can Chibomba tell us?

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  22. The violence at PF secretriate needs to be condemned. Having said that, what about the violence at UPND offices across the country over adoption? What about UPND aspirants going for throats of their party colleagues? Who will speak about that?

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  23. Sure ba HH please come out and meet the people. Revolutions are about taking risks to raise support. It is not a church sermon on a good friday.
    It is not boardroom politics of hostile take -overs. You have to be courageous and not be speaking from the window like the pope at Vatican. Chiluba dared Kaunda, Sata dared Mwanawasa and Banda. Ala tafisa nga meno yamukanwa!!

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  24. Yes there is a silent revolution going on because the people of Zambia now have a choice to choose a party which align with what they believe in and that party is UNIP, power, mulilo. We have a new leader in UNIP and I hope the party is being organised for a rebirth. UNIP leaderships brings hope to the old and young alike. We are tired of politics of hate and greed. We are tired of the same old recycled criminals reinventing themselves in the name of politics.

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  25. Who is going to vote for a party whose leader is doing a fantastic job of looking like he’s running scared? You can nearly smell the fear from UPND. 100 days to elections and their leader is nowhere to be seen. HH is a cheapskate, he is no leader and he can not lead.

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  26. When people are quiet it is either they are hungry or angry or both. In our case it’s both. They don’t want to listen to speeches, promises etc from anybody. They are just waiting patiently for August to kick these guys out!

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  27. On one hand they are not Happy
    With the current government but
    They are not convinced UPND is
    The solution. They think the devil
    They know is better then the Angel they don’t know.

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  28. Silent revolution? HH just wishes there could be a revolutionhere but its not hapning.

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  29. Zambians have experienced ECL and PF Rule for the last 61/2 years. The Economy and People’s lives are in a mess. Governance under ECL has been very poor. ECL has no Vision, Capacity and Competencies to turnaround this Economy and on this basis rational Zambians are eager for a change of Govt. To give ECL another 5 years of corrupt rule,mismanagement and misrule will be suicidal for Zambians. The only option available to suffering Zambians is to give HH and his Economic and Financial literate Team a chance to turnaround this Economy. HH aka Bally will fix it. The writing is on the wall.

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  30. I’m sorry to say this but am utterly disappointed with my fellow Zambians here dissing on the UPND for being silent……ask yourselves this question…how do you as an opposition party campaign when the landscape is not fair. PF are using state machinery to put fear into people by suing the ZP as ponies. PF have employed bad tactics to hoodwink people into believing that HH and UPND are silent because they have no voice. You guys are inept and have no vision. The writer is spot on, you just have to think outside the box to understand what he means. With all the intimidation by the ZP and so many PF cadres you wonder why people wonder why HH is the best alternative…? HH is the only and the best alternative ever, I pray he wins but only if the elections will be free, fair, transparent…

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  31. I’m sorry to say this but am utterly disappointed with my fellow Zambians here dissing on the UPND for being silent……ask yourselves this question…how do you as an opposition party campaign when the landscape is not fair. PF are using state machinery to put fear into people by using the ZP as ponies. PF have employed bad tactics to hoodwink people into believing that HH and UPND are silent because they have no voice. To the contrary. You guys are inept and have no vision. The writer is spot on, you just have to think outside the box to understand what he means. With all the intimidation by the ZP and so many PF cadres you wonder why people wonder why HH is the best alternative…? HH is the only and the best alternative ever, I pray he wins but only if the elections will be free,…

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  32. HH is the only and the best alternative ever, I pray he wins but only if the elections will be free, fair, transparent and credible. I concur with the writer 100%. Good observation indeed.

    Guys why should we be lied to by thugs and stupid people like politicians who take people for granted. We need a serious change in Zambia. Let us learn from the Americans….they voted Trump out through the ballot. Let’s do the same as citizens of this beautiful country. We can do this… vote wisely and sanely.

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  33. Marge your party is buying their members like commodities where do you think the phrase bamushanina bwala is about. You have bankrupted the country buying off useless UPND non entities and causing endless bye elections. You caused so much hunger that CK had to return to his vomit. If you were smart enough you could have channeled that money to things that were going to enhance citizens ‘s lives

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  34. ALL HYPOTHETICAL AT THE MOMENT
    LET US WAIT AND SEE IT WILL BE NOISY I STRONGLY SUSPECT
    ITS NOT A WISH BUT A FEAR OF REALITY ………

  35. I’m asking this…HH has been at the helm of his party close to twenty years.. what does that indicate? 1) He is a dictator 2) He does not allow opposition in the party… project that on national level 3) Hasn’t Upnd got other capable candidates. Overall a sensible and honest person would have handed over to another person.

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  36. I concur with your views honorable dispite the many desperate efforts by PF to paint a picture of having an upper hand the under current of change is very strong it is causing them to have sleepless nights.
    A crallion call to all well meaning Zambians let us join hands in redeeming our country on 12th August by voting out this mediocre government

  37. Silent revolution will only be known after 12 August. For now lets wait and see.If what you are
    Saying is true then it can only be confirmed after elections.

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