Tuesday, June 18, 2024

UPND Accuse PF of offering a Bribe to UPND Mpulungu Parliamentary Candidate to Withdraw from the Race

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United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) of offering the party’s Mpulungu Parliamentary candidate Leonard Mbao $1 million so that to withdraw his candidature in a electoral context with former Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe

UPND National Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa challenged Mr Sikazwe and the Patriotic Front to deny the fact that they have offered Mr Mbao $1 million to withdraw his candidature said reality is finally catching up with the PF that Zambians were annoyed with them.

Mr Mweetwa revealed during a media briefing in Choma that the Patriotic Front having sensed defeat for Mr. Sikazwe in the August Parliamentary election has offered the UPND candidate $1 million to have him withdraw and support the PF candidate in the election.

He said Mr Sikazwe has realised that his popularity and that of the PF in the area has reached its lowest levels having won the 2016 election through a paltry 200 votes difference with the UPND and now wants to use money as an escape route.

“Let the PF and Mr. Freedom Sikazwe who is a former area lawmaker deny the fact that on Saturday, they offered the UPND Alliance Parliamentary candidate $1million to withdraw his candidature. Let old man Sikazwe deny the fact that two weeks ago, he threatened Mr. Mbao with unspecified harm should he not withdraw from the 2021 Parliamentary race. Let him deny this. Leave the candidate alone. The people of Mpulungu just like the rest of the country are annoyed with the PF and are ready to vote for a more responsive government”, he said.

The UPND mouthpiece advised the PF to pack quietly and gracefully accept defeat because not even their illicitly obtained satanic money will save them from the wrath of Zambians this time around.

Mr Mweetwa added that Zambians have had enough of the PF and its poor socioeconomic performance while at the same time spent the entire five years not caring about the welfare of sectors such as small-scale traders,students and the civil service which they reigned on with terror.

“Time has now come for the Marketeers you were chasing around for their small earnings every day to now chase you out of power. Time has come for the civil servants you continuously downtrodden to have their voices heard through a ballot. Keep that illicitly acquired money to yourself because the people of Zambia do not want to share in your curse,” Mr. Mweetwa said.

35 COMMENTS

  1. And i will believe that accusation .PF has lately been inducing defections and bribing a lot of chiefs with PF branded bicycles .

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  2. You have no proof, so better stay silent. PF will surely retaliate and attract much more attention, and who has then won in the end?

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  3. Make effort to understand emotions of other people before you communicate what has occurred. There is no party in Zambia that can dish out $1 million dollars to bribe one person. Get it, your party will fail to knock out votes from PF with such pronouncements. UNPD has only one hope, as of now, to disqualify ECL come Wensday. If they fail, the game is over.

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  4. That’s hogwash Mweetwa. So your Mbao is worth K 22 million and you are worth K6 million?
    Your absurd stuppidity is shocking

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  5. Mr Mweetwa be serious with figures I am where is a smiling fooooool like Sikwazi going to get a million dollars maybe if you said $10,000….really laughable

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  6. And these are the f00Is we have in opposition who wish to rule. This boy mweetwa is on some hard drugs. Just look how bulgy and dilated his eyes are. We don’t need to pay anyone to join us from upnd. Just yesterday we welcomed charmaine free of charge. Upnd is finished

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  7. Some of these claims that make UPND headlines are laughable. Who can offer that kind of money in Mpulungu? Don’t restrict your life to Southern province and then claim to be a national leader. Travel and see Zambia. Freedom Sikazwe is popular in Mbala and Mpulungu, he doesn’t even need to campaign. However, just for your info, in that they’d rather use witchcraft to induce to withdraw from an election and not a monetary bribe. So Mweetwa and UPND must shut up

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  8. Ba spokesman, take it easy. There’s no wind of change currently. You keep losing key members from your party and all you say is that it’s their democratic right! Does that guarantee you victory????

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  9. I think Mr. Mweetwa Sir you are now beginning to be boring. If you had said that PF is attempting to offer ZK1 Million to HH so that he leaves UPND and join PF, maybe, just maybe it would make a creditable reading story. In the meantime you are telling us that the PF party has US$1 million to spare and they have decided to offload it to a certain Mr. Leonard Mbao (a name, hitherto, never heard of) so that he withdraws from standing on a UPND ticket in a PF strong hold?! Really laughable

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  10. Where is PF getting all this bribery Money? At this rate of PF looting by August 12 the National Treasury will be bankrupt while the Central Bank, BOZ led by a Casanova Governor will be empty. The Economy beyond August 12 will be in a mess. Another 5 years of Corrupti,incompetent and Visionless ECL Rule will kill most Zambians. The writing is on the wall.

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  11. New Normal..create perception that UPND is weak then rig election! Reason they are scared of rallies!

    Stop corruption, buy medicine!

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  12. I am really concerned about the way LT reports. Please quote the right amount in your articles. Listen to the press conference and corroborate the data. This year is a very sensitive year and facts are important. I think PF and UPND will be responsible for peace to prevail during the campaign and eventually the polling day. Tolerance, restraint and love for our country must prevail. We are one people one nation and mere political affiliations must not divide us.

  13. This sounds like a lie, honestly $1 million is not small money, and where can the Smiler get that money from?

  14. Mweetwa !  Since you are the one breaking the story, the onus is on you to produce evidence that $1m was paid. Tell us who made the payment / transaction and how these funds were given this chap.

    You had 4 years to prepare for General Elections Campaign Strategies and how to rise above water. And this is the best you can offer at this junction. It’s really sad.

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  15. Zambian politics are not so precious, for one to pay such ridiculous amount you are talking about, just to bribe a candidate’s withdraw.

    I can see that even your own UPND Regular Staunch Supporters, on lusakatimes cannot buy your story.

    Creative minds in UPND have ceased to function. Everyone is resorting to making up stories. This is an embarrassing claim.

  16. Here, UPND is just trying to get public attention as they have nothing to run under their so-called propaganda.

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  17. So this is new fake propaganda of UPND, spreading that former UPND members got money from PF and hence they left the party to join PF. Nice try!!! Still, no voted for you.

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  18. UPND leader Hichilema is scared! Trying to remove President Lungu from the Presidential race by spreading rumors about his eligibility, doing all possible things to paint a bad image of PF. And here acting so innocent!

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  19. Same way they have alleged ECZ, and when ECZ rubbished the statement and asked about proof, the party shut their mouth.

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  20. As if UPND is a strong powerful party and PF is below normal… ?????surely UPND members are living in the bubble.

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  21. Wonder how he knows that PF was bribing? He has no evidence about it, he is just accusing the ruling party.

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  22. The members left because HH betrayed them. Stop dragging PF in all the matters, they have more productive work to do with money rather than giving it to former UPND members as they are not useful to PF.

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  23. He is speaking as if the said candidate was winning in the race with the majority of votes… #Losers #UPND

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  24. I have a strong feeling that in the coming days UPND would shield more crocodile tears to get our sympathy as its members knew that there are zero chances of the party winning in the August 12, elections.

  25. Mweetwa was given a paint and brush to smear filth on PF. That is what you are paid to do: paint and in black. In is a pity you just alarm the nation with matters you can’t substantiate. Keep dreaming while the other camp is in reality. It’s been several days now since Cornelius challenged Freedom.

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  26. Mweetwa is exaggerating figures.Who can
    Pay one million US? Maybe to bribe HH to
    Stop contesting.Anyway we need such people to counter PF thinking.

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  27. Agreed.PF let us not waste time in this case.Uselesssssss case.PF let us also create accounts so that we fight with ba UPND social media.UPND candres are creating accounts on face book to insult PF and Lungu.One cadre is creating 10 accounts just to show that Zambians are tired of PF.The chaps are so desperate to rule this country.Indeed there is total triiiiiiiiiiballll politics in UPND.Let H.H lose maybe we can have one Zambia.His coming into politics has made this country to be divided.For it’s bantu—-stan

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  28. Lets hope they are leaving some cash to pay back log of remittance to insurance and lending companies. civil servants salaries are being deducted but money is not sent to these institutions for many months hampering their smooth operations.

  29. Please Mweetwa listen to your self when making some unsubstantiated claims.$1million is too much money to lure your un heard of candidate.
    Your are making UPND weak

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  30. Failed politians, a spoiled man like mweetwa should not be taken seriously. He only know that bribery is the only way out. For how long is he going to bring out such baseless issue, concentrate on your campaign and bring out real issues ba sir twakomba

  31. Mweetwa,seem not to be himself whenever he opens his mouth to speak.There is no colleration btn his mouth and the brain,he is slowly becoming a junior Kambwili abene ba chisushi.

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