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Thursday, October 14, 2021

PF will Retain Power , High Number of Opposition Presidential Candidates has Thrown the Change Mantra Under the Bus- George Mpombo

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Veteran politician George Mpombo has said that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) will retain power this year’s elections slated for August 12th.

Speaking in an interview, Dr Mpombo, who is former Defence Minister under MMD regime, said that the opposition has no chance of winning the August 12 general elections and advised the opposition to prepare their minds that the ruling party will win elections and the incumbent President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, will be sworn in again as Republican President.

Dr Mpombo pointed out that the overcrowded pack of presidential candidates of opposition has greatly undermined the chances of opposition emerging victorious, thus giving more advantage to the ruling party.

“The overcrowded pack of presidential candidates of opposition has greatly undermined chances of opposition emerging victorious, thus throwing change the mantra under the bus,” Dr Mpombo said.

“The incontestable fact of vote splitting among the opposition ranks and file will deliver a debilitating blow, with the ruling party likely to successfully navigate the elections,” he said before adding: ” In 2006 under late President Mwanawasa, MMD lost Copperbelt and Lusaka Provinces but managed to win elections by winning Eastern, Central, North-Western and Western Provinces and by sweeping Ndola rural. So there may be sharing of votes in Copperbelt and Lusaka but the opposition must forget about these other areas, the people will vote for the ruling party.”

This year has seen one of the highest numbers of presidential candidates in the field in recent elections. 16 Presidential candidates successfully filed in their nomination papers for the 12th August general elections out of the 20 paid-up candidates at the official close of the nomination period.

The ruling PF, UPND, Third Liberation Movement, Socialist Party, Party of National Unity and Progress (PNUP), UNIP’s, United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) and MMD have successfully filed in their nomination papers.

Other parties are Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP), Democratic Party (DP ), Leadership Movement (LM), Zambia United for Sustainable Development ( ZUSD ), National Restoration Party (NAREP), New Heritage Party(NHP), People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF ) all successfully managed to file in their nomination papers for their respective Presidential candidates and running mates.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Your logic does not make sense Bwana.
    How did Edith Nawakwi and other split the vote before????
    Briefcase parties in Zambia do not split the vote

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  2. Braggadocio has expounded. This thesis was arrived at after much cogitation. Even Mr Quagmire would concur with this enunciated dictum!

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  3. Tell that to HH….he seem not to get it…August 12 Bandit President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will win the elect ions…..no doubt

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  4. SORRY MPOMBO IS ANOTHER FAILED LOST POLITICIAN AS COUNCILLOR
    OVER 30YEARS IN ABOUT 1986 WHEN I WAS IN SECONDARY , ONLY
    CAME RIASE WHEN THE TRIBESMAN MWANAWASA CAME TO OPWER , SO IGNORE
    HIS POINT OF VIEW , AS PF TODAY HAS LOST 60% SUPPORT
    AND CAN NOT MANAGE EVEN 40% FOR PRESIDENT AT ALL,SO WAIT AND SEE

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  5. Mpombo, you have missed the point, Man!

    Check your facts!

    You mean up to now you haven’t smelt the coffee?

    FINTU NI FORWARD..!!!!

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  6. Listen to musicians… Not Mpombo father of murderous son.
    Samfya music band has made PF sweating!! Even their disputed Edgar was forced to go campaign in Luapula this week. On his way back, another hit banged by beautiful Wezi and friends is echoed in Lusaka streets.

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  7. The UPND and Hichilema always go into elections with vested hope that other political Parties will help them win, this is the reason they’re very hostile to other contenders. A Party and candidate that is ready to govern must stand on own feet. The 1st election HH contested he lost terribly and blamed it alliance partner Nawakwi as having not campaigned for him. The 2nd electio he stood to split the vote because he never wanted Sata to win. In 2011 he collected all smaller Parties and those whose owners had died but he was a distant 3rd. The 4th he relied on GBM to win the Bemba vote. The 5th time he still relied on others to help him win. The 6th and final he’s still playing the same tactic, whom is he going to convince that he’s still presidential material after the 6th defeat? THE…

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  8. Most of those political parties mentioned are not even Known by most Zambians…..Ati Veteran Politician, kuwayawayafye kind of analysis.

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  9. Only two political parties are in real contention. Socialist Party is independent but may have real strength in future elections. 2021 is a contest between PF and UPND.

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  10. The 14 candidates on the ballot boxes will only be voted for by their families. The race is between PF and UPND. All opposition parties in Zambia get less than 10% of the vote even when they are well organised.

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  11. It has nothing to do with splitting of votes but everything to do with how powerful the pf party is. We are winning hahahaha. Upnd diasporans say something

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  12. Like him of hate him, depending on which side you stand, Mr. Mbompo has made a very valid observation which can only be dismissed who only want to hear their own lies of UPND winning. Despite the harsh economic times we are going through, PF stands a high chance of winning the coming elections. People are just not happy about their massive infrastructure development. They have scored highly in terms of timely direct input support to farmers which has led to a bumper harvest over the past three years not only for the maize staple, but also for Soya and to a small extent sorghum which has brought about crop diversification. This is notwithstanding the mismanagement of FISP which farmers blame on greedy civil servants and not PF. Farmers are also happy PF is banning the importation of onions…

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  13. Lusakatimes family, I am I need of advice. My son’s birthday is approaching and he has asked me to buy him BMW X3 for his present. A brand new one. If I bought it, would that be considered spoiling him? What do you think I should do?

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  14. Mpombo is right! PF will win this years election because of the selfish splintered opposition. It’s like we do not learn from the past. All we need is a race between 2 political parties (PF and UPND) sorry the rest are too small to make a dent .So Lungu will be president not because he is good but because us Zambians are foolish. We have seen the same pattern repeated time and time again. Don’t only blame PF for plundering the nation , we are also doing it ! WAKE UP ZAMBIA!!!

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  15. The high number of mistakes will cost PF the election.George Mpombo is a delusional lying douche.

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  16. For the upnd donkeys, reality bites! They hate the truth. Where I disagree with Papa George is the splitting of votes. It’s just the inability of hh to capitalised on his political fortune. He has failed to package a solid promise to Zambians to inspire them enough to vote for him. Where is his mining policy?? His social, economic, political policy??? All we’ve heard is lies, hate and anger for Edgar Lungu and PF.

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  17. and other vegetables. The creation of the ministry of livestock and fisheries away from the ministry of general agriculture has seen government focus more on growing the livestock and fish sector. The take over of Mopani and KCM has brought with it good tidings of staving off employment redundancies and increasing the country’s shares and participation in mining through ZCCM-IH. This is unlike the UPND policies of putting the mining sector entirely in the hand of White South African imperialist mining giants. The adoption of many young and upcoming politicians of diverse ethnic backgrounds, generations and gender even in the the cosmopolitan provinces of the copperbelt and Lusaka has made PF more attractive than the UPND that has seen long-serving but not-so-popular candidates like Gary…

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  18. …Nkombo preside over the adoption process. The formation of the Socialist Party with structures in a number of provinces like the Western and Muchinga Provinces presents a challenge more to long-established political parties like the UPND that may not be as well organised as the PF that enjoys the advantages of incumbency.

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  19. @KZ, every parent wants the best for their children. As long as your son doesn’t begin to think like Hichilema who always wants others to help him win elections, you can go ahead and buy him that BMW B3. He should understand that 1 day he’ll have to buy his own and that he should aim to be better that dad. Inspire him to do better than you. Happy birthday to your son!

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  20. Ayatollah that is wise advice. Thank you.

    Qwerty show me how it is done and I will follow your lead

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  21. All these smaller parties are serious time wasters, the battle will always be between UPND and PF, the many parties on the ballot have absolutely no impact, it is just an egos game

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  22. Even a mad man can still remind you to check the trousers zipper to avoid being shamed.
    As much as you don’t like Mpombo, his advice is convincingly valid. Since UPND is a bragging, boastful braggadocio, they think that lame Alliance is the ticket to numbers needed.

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  23. Mbombo is right PF is still stable on the ground and UPND structures have crumbled especially in the rural areas. Yes the economy is biting but UPND has no drive and ability to rally the majority to win the election. They are more like a pressure group and not a political party that is serious enough to form government.

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  24. Only a corrupt and selfish person will like of to win,an example of a flyover bridge can only excite kaiser because he has not seen massive investment. In muchinga and luapula province a fly over bridge to them is mushelemuko so there’s nothing to talk about because of fake condoms and expired drugs you had given your citizens ba PF and the gassing which is still fresh in people’s minds. So ba mpombo mwilaibepa pantu uno August kuya bebele.

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  25. GEORGE MPOMBO IS RIGHT. PF WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS. THE OPPOSITION WILL BE BEATEN HANDS-DOWN. UNLESS YOU ARE LEAVING ON ANOTHER PLANET OR YOU ARE JUST UTTERLY AN !D10T WHO ARGUES FOR THE SAKE OF IT, OTHERWISE PF IS CLEARLY WINNING THE 12 AUGUST ELECTIONS.

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  26. According to DR mpombo, on the copperbelt and lusaka the pf and opposition will share the votes. My analysis if that happens, then upnd is likely to win presidential vote. PF IS LIKELY to win eastern, luapula and northern while upnd is likely to win with more votes in western, southern, north western and central. My view is that,PF CAN ONLY win if they get copperbelt and lusaka with big margin. BUT the situation on the ground is favoring upnd even on copperbelt

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  27. Mpombo has lost the plot…a case of reading the dictionary everyday…go and visit your son in prison!!

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  28. If PF was strong and confident of winning the August 12 Elections they wouldn’t be considering postponing the Elections to a later date. Intelligence Reports say ECL and PF will loose the August 12 Elections unless a miracle happens. Their Election Rigging Plans have collapsed becoz even in the PF Strongholds People are chanting: “we want change ..we want change “.ECL due discontent among the People would be lucky to get 25% of CB and LP votes. Even in EP where ECL comes from there is a clamour 4 a change of Govt. Hence ECL is considering declaring a State of Emergency to postpone the Elections to a later date. They are using fake Covid-19 figures as a lame excuse to postpone the Elections. The Real reason is loss of Popular Support from the Voters. Indeed Macmillan’s wind of…

  29. I tend to disagree with uncle George Mpombo however the whole contest is between PF and UPND the rest are just escortees who just want to be known nationwide. The only upcoming politician is Andord Mayere Banda, Kalaba is yet to test the struggle in the opposition. Mark my words.

  30. Senior Citizen Mpombo is daydreaming. If ECL and PF were winning this Election they wouldn’t be considering postponing it. No Ruling Party in the whole World has postponed Elections due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The real pandemic facing ECL and PF is the loss of the August 12 Elections. Even with Election Rigging ECL has realised that he will lose the August 12 Elections. Macmillan’s wind of Change is blowing across Zambia and there is a clamour for a change of Govt. ECL and PF have lost massive Voter support due to Corruption,a hard Economy, Gassing, burning of markets, violence among PF Cadres,Militias and Vigilantes, killings etc. The writing is on the wall.

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  31. @ ka kamfwa. The bitter truth is that of will win almost half of western, north western and central provinces.
    pf will easily scoop northern, eastern, muchinga and luapula while upnd will automatically get southern.

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  32. It will be just like the previous two elections; UPND will sweep Southern, Western, NW, much of central and rural Copperbelt. PF will sweep Lusaka, urban Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern, Muchinga and Eastern. The only worry for UPND is that This time around Lungu might double or triple his vote tally in Western and NW.

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  33. Lets not waste time on this matter. Even PF knows that they have lost the elections. Even rigging will not help this time. and it will be a whitewash. I was there in 1991 and signs are the same. In any case, its PF that is being affected by the fragmented vote.

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