Thursday, June 13, 2024

HH settles for Nalumango as running mate

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UPND presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema has picked party vice-president Mutale Nalumango as his running mate ahead of the August general elections.

Mr. Hichilema and his Deputy arrived at Mulungushi International Conference Centre to file in their nominations accompanied by alliance partners Kelvin Bwalya Fube, Felix Mutati, Charles Milupi and Charles Maboshe.

Mrs Nalumango is a teacher by profession and served as Secondary Schools’ Teachers Union of Zambia vice-president, before resigning to join politics in the year 2001.

She was then elected member of parliament for Kaputa Constituency under the MMD where she served for ten years, from 2001 to 2011.

She has also served government as Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services (first female Chief Government Spokesperson) and Cabinet minister in charge of Labour and Social services under Levy Mwanawasa’s administration.

She was later elected Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly – first female to hold the position.

55 COMMENTS

  1. TO MY OTHER BROTHER HH I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST OF CONGRATULATE YOU FOR LEADERSHIP AND MATURITY IN PICKING HON. MUTALE NALUMANGO AS YOUR RUNNING MATE EVEN AT THE TIME WHEN THERE HAS BEEN ALOT OF LIES , TO YOU HON. MUTALE NALUMANGO CONGRATS FOR YOUR LEVEL OF MATURITY DURING YOUR TIME AS A LEADER IN GOVERNMENT AND ALSO AT THE UPND , EVEN WHEN WE HAVE HEARD OF ALOT LIES THAT YOU ARE SIDELINED .
    TO YOU ALL AND THE UPND , I WOULD LIKE TO YOU ALL OF THE SUCCESS IN THE FORTH COMING ELECTIONS AND ALSO ASSURE YOU OF ALL MY FOUR VOTES AND ALSO ALL THOSE I INFLUENCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY -WIDE , INCLUDING ALL THESE UNDECIDED VOTERS LEADING THIS MESSAGE HERE ,INCLUDING ALL THE PF MEMBERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS WHO HAVE ALL BEEN DISPPOINTED WITH THE POOR LEADERSHIP OF MY BROTHER EVEN WHEN WE GAVE HIM THE…

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  2. Congratulations to the opposing side for finally making their decision. We look forward to meeting you in the battle ground where ideas and policies will be the stones and blows. I like that you have selected a woman so that it is an even fairer battle. We know pf is the better team and I can wait to get into the thick of elections. As I blog I am right on the ground strategically working and meeting with the grass roots. God bless of and Zambia. We hope that when the results are announced you will respect them and respect the president.

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  3. It’s true, this is the UPND alliance. Only them. The rest can join them & hope for the best if they win. Mutati does not seem to learn. Lungu used him & later dumped him & his group when they were no use to him. Now they are doing exactly the same with this hh. Atleast if Mutati was VP then we could have been confident, they will be around for 5 yrs, if they won. Now this, awe. MDC was carrying my vote, but not under such useless arrangement. I doubt Kambwili would have gone with this nonsense arrangement of escorting others. No wonder he refused & left.

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  4. What an alliance. An alliance of one party. Even in Malawi the alliance was not about 1 party. Even Kenyatta had teamed up with another party, as running mate, to beat the other guy. This is why alliances don’t work in Zambia. Politicians are opportunistic like this. There is no alliance here, there are only followers.

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  5. We are here on the ground strategizing and listening to akabwelelapo. This song has got me feeling some type of way

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  6. HH IS ZAMBIA’S JOE BIDEN. AND HERE COMES OUR KAMALA HARRIS IN MUTALE NALUMANGO!!!!
    IT’S GAME OVER, AND THE COUNT DOWN NOW BEGINS…..

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  7. Wanu ngwee you are a mad boy Haha. How you compare nalumango na Harris. No disrespect but nalumango is not blessed in the looks dept and neither in the leadership. She makes a good farmer

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  8. Wanu ngwee you are a mad boy Haha. How you compare nalumang0 na Harrls. No disrespect but nalumang0 is not blessed in the looks dept and neither in the leadership. She makes a good farmer

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    • IWE KAIZAR ZULU, CAN YOU COMPARE YOUR MR NKANDU LUO OR GREAT GRAND MAMA INONGE WINA TO Ms. NALUMANGO, NANGU NAULYA KA PUSHI SURE MWATI NIFYO?

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  9. What happened to Mutati and Fube? Are they not dribled?
    UPND lies in wait to replicate what PF has done. PF, it’s women all the way. UPND only copies, nothing new. Fixing nothing. Leading nothing. One step Forward, two steps backwards. Going in circles!

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  10. It is an alliance in many other ways – it’s not only about running mate. Members from the various parties still have opportunities to serve in the government in areas they have experience or expertise in. It’s also about propelling people to come together and get rid of an evil empire as a first step towards real freedom and a control of resources that benefits the most

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  11. I think people should first understand what this particular alliance is before comparing others and saying it is not. There are terms of reference the working of this particular alliance that other parties are party too. Kabwili as you put it did not agree and well his back where he is comfortable.

    Just because you are part of it does not mean you take up a senior position, as someone above put it perhaps in wrong context, but that entitlement that you should is the very definition of opportunists.

    Just like on election day one vote one person and we all have our own opinions and some of those answers can only be given by the people in the alliance ask them. From the statements made so far personally I have a view of my own and generally I am up with the desire to bring sanity to…

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  12. Thank you HH, what a breath of fresh cold air. A gallant woman. Teachers make good leaders, Magufuli….and many more. I’m happy with this news. I can go do my night shift British Bum Cleaning.

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  13. HH and MN make a great combination which will make Zambians proud. HH and MN are cool characters who can bring about “The Zambia we want ” free from corruption, Lawlessness, mismanagement of the Economy, respect for Rule of Law,Good Governance and Human Rights . This New Govt will bring about order in our land. On August 12 ECL must be sent packing, these ECL controlled Concourt Judges must retire as well. Well done HH and MN. We must protect the 2021 vote at all costs.

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  14. ECL, KZ etc sent this PF Surrogate, Jezebel Nawakwi to harass HH and block him from filing his Nomination Papers with ECZ. What happened? Now ECL ‘s trump card is Rigging the 2021 Elections to retain Power. Zambians are Hungry for change and on August 12 let’s send ECL/NL Team “ku wire”.The priority for 2021 Elections is to Protect the Vote from PF Election Riggers. At the Polling Stations the Votes must be protected at all costs.

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  15. Tikki you must be mad to think hh pulls more crowds than ECL. Also remember that everytime upnd claims to win elections by claiming that their doctored pictures full of paid cadres is evidence of how popular they are. Even me right now I can pay a million zambians to form a crowd. That doesn’t mean I will be president hahaha. Lekefyooo

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  16. This Criminal Enterprise of a Government has got to go.They’ve turned State House into a Den Of Thieves.
    $20 Billion in Debt ,defaulting on repayments,how can you possibly ask for a Third Term ,another 5 years.Scandal after Scandal,42 fire tenders,Social Cash thefts,Presidential Jet ,$1.2 billion Lusaka Ndola dual carriageway,the list continues.
    Children being born in Zambia today will grow up Lumbered with those debts.

    Kuya bebele,Enough is Enough
    Wake Up Wake Up Zambians

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  17. I honestly feel sorry for Hachilema Hikainde for choosing Matale Nulumangwe and forthrightly congratulate the 4 PF Councillors for the record early win even before the elections are conducted in Eastern, North-Western and Luapula Provinces. They should be missing GBM who pumped in alot in 2016 to ensure the UPND did its homework.
    With Hachilema’s pocket drying up, PF will win big.
    Oh hell, upnd is a skeletone of what it was in 2016.
    I smell a heavy flagellating and political bruising of upnd by the Might PF this 8/12.

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  18. It’s a two horse race.who ever says it’s a silent wind of change has turned round as
    Seen from the crowd.It will be a close race.
    If this was in southern province then we would count him out but this is Lusaka.

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  19. Us we don’t talk too much. We work on the ground and wait for election day and the announcement. Please upnd promise to respect the result that is all I ask

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  20. Njangwa you and your tribal friends don’t learn. Even last time you started prematurely celebrating like you suffer from premature ejaculation.

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    Good for her and nd congratulations. She has been loyal to UPND even in hard times when a lot of hard-core UPND members wanted her out. Frankly this has been over due.

    I am not saying that HH is a Strategic Disaster in politics. But yes, that’s exactly what I am saying. Because numbers have not lied in the last 5 general elections for HH.

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    The constituents have delivered UPND MP’s to parliament. HH is the one that has failed to punch the numbers to get him into State House.

    So blame HH and not his MP’s or Disciples. No wonder a few disciples have switched allegiances into PF Camp because of tired of of losing.

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    HH was left with a big chunk of MP’s by the (Late) Anderson Mazoka. Today he has lost a third of that number.

    Yet, HH claims to be getting better and better. Surely he must be living in his singular coookooo world. If you cannot get this simple equation. Then! As the “Zambian Clique”  goes. Sorry William. !!!

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    If you lose in any competition don’t direct the blame on the rules and the referees. UPND has never wanted to accept the truth and reality. If its not blaming ECZ, Electoral Commission of Zambia, its blaming and insulting those that refuse to support or vote for HH

    Anything that ECZ does, is always rubbished. They see ECZ as an enemy and make claims and accusations without a thread of evidence.

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    In elections winner takes all.

    For those of you, who come to lusakatimes as { UPND Think-Tanks} . Do yourself justice by putting up good arguments, policies, wisdom, debates to persuade swing voters. Else, you just alienate Independent or Swing voters by showing your Frustration, Rage, Anger etc. That itself is a recipe for a losing team. !!!!

    No one wants to walk into an angry and frustrated house. You welcome people by having a compassionate mind and soul. It’s called *Customer Services and *Public Relations in the Business World.

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  26. Unless Iam missing something, I do not hear much enthusiasm from upnd supporters over the adoption of mutale nalumango as running mate. If the proffessor is so unpopular as mweetwa says, nalumango is worse. If her only qualification for adoption is being bemba, it remains to be seen what influence she has on the bemba vote, if any. Let’s hear your comment, Mr mweetwa. Isn’t she the one who complained recently about being sidelined? She has never been wanted by upnd loyalists and that’s a fact. Your comment, Mr mweetwa, go ahead and praise her!

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  27. Did KZ see the emotional and courageous Crowds at Mulungushi Conference Centre chanting “We want Change “? Those are indications of Macmillan’s winds of change sweeping across Zambia. KZ can continue burying his head in the sand like an Ostrich but Change is coming on August 12 at all costs. People are Angry and Hungry for a change of Govt and their hopes are in HH and MN. The writing is on the wall.

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  28. Congrats Mama Nalumango. The crowd that went to support HH and Nalumango at Mulungushi!!……….eishhhhh no wonder people say PF steals votes and that they can never win without rigging

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  29. This time most of bakabolala abena Jean Kapata are out of stigen. Nkani yalula even the one to Lungu is scared of this year’s election. Amata has reviewed that there will be more problems in PF. Last time it was Kalimanshi today is now another strong man been killed by their own camp in Kafue. What a shame.

  30. Our democracy has matured. Well done ECZ. Now the die is cast. All political parties participating must start selling their ideas and self to us electorates. We are the bosses now to determine the fate or future of our nation. Every registered voter must do the noble duty and right of choosing our leaders. Let’s do in the spirit of One Zambia One Nation One People. In God we do put our trust!

  31. Mutale you live in a bubble. The same happened 5 years ago. Paying a group of desperate people to shout rubbish in lusaka doesn’t equate to winning. Zambia is not lusaka. As I have said let us agree to run naked if either or our parties loses. Why doesn’t anyone from.upnd agree to do this if you are so confident? Hahaha . You will cry in August again

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  32. Ba now it’s time to use social media.let us do the work.Ba UPND have created even bemba names and eastern name to show that HH is popular.They were told to create 10 names each.Don’t let ba UPND use social media and abuse it ba PF.wake up and challenge them.We know these are cowards .They will stop soon

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  33. KBF and Mutati….the writing is on the wall…you’re being used like shinda paper….Alliance….what Alliance….this is UPND…and they just want help and you will be discarded in the toilet like shinda after you’ve been used…everyone knows how we discard shinda paper after using it…you can’t look at it twice…yak…so gross…..so now I know how important the Bemba vote is….minus Bemba vote its impossible to move into State House

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  34. The clouds you saw when HH was being nominated were nothing. If Lungu told his people to come and cheer him when he was being nominated, you should have been shocked. Lungu follows instructions. When ecz said let’s not have clouds, he followed and told all his supporters to remain at home. You should have seen confusions caused by huge clouds if Lungu invited his supporters to escort him. Let’s wait for the results of the 12th August instead of being hoodwinked by the cloud that was sponsored by the Upnd alliance.

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  35. How HH came into power is a good sign that Zambians should be very careful. Things may be tough but UPND under HH is a danger to other regions!!!
    let

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  36. This was a well crafted subject and what remains now is to go out flat ad mobilize the masses. With KBF in the goal to defend and protect the votes now PF will start having flue. Bowman Lusambo and a few who can’t read through the lines thinking so low that they have already won yet the game is not over until its declared over. Our defence line for votes has been sealed with the inclusion of KBF together with our youths country wide. To General Mosquito and Trevor please don’t ever sleep we shall do that after achieving victory. MOBILIZE MASSES.

  37. Well well, at long last HH has follewed the foot steps of Edgar Chagwa Lungu by selecting a female running mate. For once he has acknowledged the wisdom of his opponent. As far as I can remember HH has never conceded defeat neither has he recognised the incumbent, but it is surprising that he is willing to go to the polls with the person he does not recognise. Any way we forgive him for he does not know what he is doing.

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  38. @wanu ngwee if hh is Zambia’s Joe bidden then hh has dementia and we cannot vote in a president like that…look at Joe..cant give a sentence without getting mixed up and forgetting what he intends to say, and Kamala, she can’t even visit the border to deal with the migrant crisis..is this the leadership u admire or u are full of puff in that thing called your head

  39. Upnd were saying Prof Luo is hard hearted, but what can be more hard hearted than mocking a sick person? In 2015 when president Lungu fell ill, mutale nalumango was in the forefront of mocking him and even demanding medical certificates to prove that the president was ok. So much so that the then information minister chishimba kambwili remarked that nalumango’s heart was as bad as her looks. What kind of person rejoices in the illness of another? But I guess, for upnd, this is the Zambia we want.

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  40. 33# Issacher

    Spot on! The usual attack dogs are quiet.

    It’s because they don’t like the decision HH has made in picking Mutale Nalubango as running mate.

  41. @Matumbo politically both are disasters. They have only been appointed on the strategy of gender balancing

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