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Chief Chitimukulu affirms his support for the appointment of Professor Nkandu Luo as running mate For President Lungu

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Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba-speaking people has affirmed his support for the appointment of Professor Nkandu Luo as running mate to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu ahead of the August 12 General Elections.

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu has said the Bemba speaking people of Northern, Muchinga and Luapula Provinces are grateful to President Lungu for appointing one of their own to such a high ranking political position.

The Mwine Lubemba said this when Republican Vice-President Her Honour Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Mungwi District of Northern Province.
The traditional leader said Professor Luo needed a lot of support to guide her in her new role and much more when she becomes Vice-President of Zambia hence has called on Her Honour the Vice-President to guide her as she embarked on her new journey in the political arena.

“I am very grateful to President Lungu for appointing one of my own children to act as his running mate and ultimately become the Vice-President of this country after the August 12 general elections,” he said. “Our daughter needs all the support she can get to perform accordingly in her new role of presidential running mate as well as when she becomes vice president.”

He also said he was particularly grateful and honoured that Professor Luo saw it fit to visit and seek blessings from him at his palace first thing after being entrusted with such a critical responsibility to the party in government and apparently to the nation after the August elections.
And Paramount Chief Chitimukulu has pledged to support the candidature of Professor Luo as President Lungu’s running mate saying she was a daughter of the family that he could not neglect when she needed him.

He has since assured the Vice-President that he was going to do everything possible to ensure that President Lungu and Professor Luo emerged victorious in the upcoming August polls.

Meanwhile, the Mwine Lubemba has said he and his founded Movement for Voter Sensitisation (MVS) was going to hit the ground running to sensitise the general public about the need to cast their votes in August.

He said it was disappointing that the three provinces in Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces recorded less number of votes combined as compared to Southern Province alone in the previous elections.

The traditional leader said he was particularly concerned with the high levels of voter apathy in Luapula Province where less than 50 per cent of the total l registered voters managed cast their votes in the previous election.

Meanwhile, Her Honour the Vice President Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina said it was encouraging to see the traditional leader taking a bold step in conducting voter sensitisation.
“We have been encouraged to note that Paramount Chief Chitimukulu is spearheading a campaign to champion voter education in the face of rampant voter illiteracy in Zambia,” Mrs Wina said.

Mrs Wina has further called on other traditional rulers in the country to emulate the Mwine Lubemba by complementing government efforts of promoting voter education to the Zambian people.

Her Honour the Vice-president was also accompanied by PF Member of the Central Committee and National Mobilisation Committee Vice-Chairperson MCC Hon Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, MCC Hon Jean Kapata, MCC Hon Sylvia Chalikosa, PF Kasama Central aspiring Member of Parliament Sibongile Mwamba, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe and various PF officials from Kasama District.

40 COMMENTS

  1. You have done well to reconcile with Mwine Lubemba but don’t end there. Now proceed to Southern province on the same mission because what you uttered in Chilubi about Tongas was inappropriate. Thanks Mama Inonge for this gesture. My advice to all is that let’s moderate our language and actions for we don’t know what the future holds for us.

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  2. FINE EXAMPLE OF THE COVID 19 GUIDE LINES
    HOW THE HE*LL DID HG WELLS KNOW ABOUT US WHEN HE WROTE HIS BOOK ANIMAL FARM

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  3. He carries one vote not even his subjects agree with him.

    He is fed by GRZ does obe expect to oppose what Edgar Lungu has nominated?

    Common sense is very important for one’s consciousness.

    PF must go!

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  4. The man was not even with them but somewhere else.

    The body was present but the spirit somewhere else.

    Look at Chitimukulu, he was sleeping showing that the choice was a, wrong one.

    PF must go!

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  5. Chitimukulu and Mpenzeni are two openingly tribal chiefs. Even if Nkandu Luo was to declare again that he was not the correct heir to the bemba throne, Chitimukulu would still praise PF just in order to spite HH. I am glad my chief Gawa Undi does not involve himself in this circus.

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  6. Very few ‘good men’ in Zambia! You can not even remember who helped you and who nearly stole your future. Where are the good leaders in Zambia?

    Ian not surprised, though. Tribal instincts could have influenced everything! Good luck!

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  7. Nothing tribal here. It is a matter of choice. Not everyone is UPND and indeed Zambia is not PF. If Gawa Undi decided to court UNIP, we will still be saying the chief is too backward. Because Chitimukulu is genuinely putting past perceived differences aside to foster peace, it shouldn’t be assumed to be tribalism.

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  8. The wise man has spoken. We thank you for your support. Historically it has been proven that all those that have ruled this nation have all had support from the chitimukulu and our friends in the north. So this says it all.

    Fake Computer scientist what are you talking about

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  9. The wise man has spoken. We thank you for your support. Historically it has been proven that all those that have ruled this nation have all had support from the chltimukulu and our friends in the north. So this says it all.

    Fayke Computer scientist what are you talking about

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  10. You can Pound sand, PF has taken eastern, northern, Muchinga, luapula. Copperbelt is ending towards ECL because he did a Zambian action by holding the mines from collapsing and also initiating ZED full participation in our minerals. Lusaka looks beautiful today, ECL is likely to grab it. ECL has substantially knocked out votes from the main opposition Western province and to some extent in Southern province – infrastructure development.

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  11. I bet that she has told Chitimukulu that she was only following orders from Michael Chilufya Sata. Blame it on the departed.

  12. Chief Chitimukulu needs to learn to keep quiet. A man of his position must not play dirty politics.

    He says: ” He is grateful to Lungu for choosing their own. ” This appointment is about picking a person who is right for the job. And it’s fine for Lungu to have picked Prof Luo.

    What if Lungu picked an Easterner and Chief Penzani said the same words Chitimukulu has just said. I am sure, Lungu would be castigated.

    In that case, we should be calling the Tonga as tribalist, if they too say : Let we Tonga choose or have our own.

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  13. Garlic you know the deal. Thank you for your enlightening comments. Continue educating these tribal apes like tarino

    #Sangwapo akap0n0ka

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  14. Meanwhile, no one is noticing the abuse of state resources by Mrs Inonge Wina giving a lift to Nkandu Luo to campaign. Inonge Wina’s husband turns in his grave. His wife has been turned into a monster.

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  15. Just look at the foooolish chief putting himself in such company…at one time Chief Chitimukulu had savvy advisers what happened to be reduced to a bootlicker…

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  16. I meant…

    In that case, we should NOT be calling the Tonga as tribalist, if they too say : Let we Tonga choose or have our own.

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  17. I shredder to just imagine what Zambia will become under the inept leadership of Lungu and the heartless ruthless wo-man Luo as Veep…it will be 5 years of hell.

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  18. Picture is clear, a forced smile, yes you see Chitimukulu is doing his job, but the Sosala in him can’t forget misbehavior of that Luo.
    It had to take Inonge to go apologize on behalf of Luo.

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  19. The optics this chief presents are little bit too awkward because he records too many of his thoughts for public consumption. The Internet is a very cruel place to do business because it throws out contradictions like one has never seen before. It is not at all surprising that you hardly hear from most royalty; it is for a good cause.

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  20. Thank you for reminding us by son of you that the Batoka-Baleya chief Mukuni of Southern Province is nonpartisan. Either we forgot or we only want to go by what suits us.

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  21. Thank you for reminding us, by SOME of you, that the Batoka-Baleya chief Mukuni of Southern Province is nonpartisan. Either we forgot or we only want to go by what suits us.

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  22. BA LT NOWADAYS TAKWABO KUSANFISHA FILM MU LAB IN ORDER TO REALISE A PHOTO. MEANING YOU DO NOT BUY FILMS IN ORDER TO TAKE A PICTURE. AND YOU CAN TAKE AS MANY AS YOU WISH AND AT THE END OF THE DAY DELETE THOSE THAT DID NOT COME OUT NICELY. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE PICTURE WHICH WAS TAKEN WHEN MWINE LUBEMBA FLICKERED HIS EYES. IN YOUR OWN LITTLE BRAINS, DON’T YOU THINK IT HAS BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY MWINE LUBEMBA. OR IS IT BECAUSE IT’S YOUR VERY IDEA?

  23. Nkandu LUO, Madam WINA and the entire pf entourage are abrogating the electoral conduct. This guys are still using government vehicles for there visits to THE CHIEF. Nkandu Luo is not yet a vice president to be using GRZ property. This are issues ECZ should address.

  24. FROM 21
    MWILABIKA MA PARTISAN POLITICS OR HATE MUMILIMO BAICE. LEARN TO BE PROFESSIONAL. IF IT WERE IN THE HOUSE OF CHIEFS AND MWINE LUBEMBA WAS DOSING IN THE MIDST OF DELIBERATIONS, MAYBE THAT WOULD MADE A BIT OF SENSE. BE SENSIBLE AND PROFESSIONAL IN YOUR JOURNALISM. BE CONTEXTUAL TOO IN YOUR NEWS PRESENTATION.

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  25. Mwine Lubemba must be trusted to go by his word. He is a Paramount Chief after all
    His ego was severely hurt by Nkandu Luo
    Bembas are known to say one thing and do another calmly when they have been insulted
    PF should just keep the big man under check and ensure his compliance

  26. There’s no room for tribalism in a Republic. Luo is not representing the Bemba in a Republican government. She is representing Zambia. Get that into your heads

  27. If I’m opposition that assumes governing power only a few traditional leaders I would turn to for advice and among them being Gawa Undi and Nawaitwika for they have never been blabber mouths as many are that have jurisdiction over sizeable ethnic croups

  28. Luo never at once supported Chitimukulu accession never…today the chief has approved…..you can even tell ka smile kabufi…..we know chief is peace maker but Luo is lying to herself…power hungry

  29. @Gundown boi naulanda…..I was thinking of the same that Traditional Chiefs across the country ought to be partisan. Unfortunately it is clear to see where Chief Chitimukulu gets his bread buttered. These are the kind of politics I loathe with all mine heart. Just see what he said below: no nensoni sure.

    “He has since assured the Vice-President that he was going to do everything possible to ensure that President Lungu and Professor Luo emerged victorious in the upcoming August polls.“

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