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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Holding rallies is risking people’ lives-Lubinda

Feature Politics Holding rallies is risking people’ lives-Lubinda

Patriotic Front Presidential vice campaign manager Given Lubinda says political leaders advocating for campaign rallies amidst rising cases of COVID-19 must be condemned.

Mr. Lubinda said those politicizing the restrictions to hold public rallies are risking people’s lives.

He said Zambians should not be misled by those purporting that the third wave of COVID-19 is politically engineered.

Mr. Lubinda, who is also PF Member of the Central Committee, said this when he addressed officials and candidates in Kasama yesterday.

Mr Lubinda implored the PF leaders and members to strictly adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

And Mr. Lubinda also called on the PF candidates in Northern Province to highlight the developmental achievements of the ruling party since 2011.

Earlier, PF Provincial Chairperson Chomba Chipili also urged party members and candidates to tirelessly campaign while observing COVID-19 measures.

32 COMMENTS

  1. “And Mr. Lubinda also called on the PF candidates in Northern Province to highlight the developmental achievements of the ruling party since 2011.”-LT

    Say no to top down leadership.

    Ask PF Administration who is going to pay for these developments? They answer is taxpayer and international community.

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  2. The big question is: If this third wave of covid is real, why are bars and taverns still open? People are questioning this not because they don’t think covid is real but because this PF government lost credibility a long time ago. Almost everything that they say or do leaves question marks???…..

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  3. Look at this yellow belly Bo Lubinda as if anyone can listen to him….meanwhile the lazy one is planning a working visit to either CB or EP this weekend.

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  4. What was that packed room at Buchi Hall? Don’t end up with all your supporters in hospital on polling day. Stop mass meetings in public and in private. Your competitors may not see you, but the covid-19 virus can see you and find you. This is true for political parties and other bodies that gather crowds of people.

  5. imwe bantu, has anyone on this street been visited by the door to door campaigns? if so what questions are you asking them and if not please don’t forget to make videos of your interactions and post on social media, we would like to hear their answers to your questions.

  6. Exactly what I have been saying comrade lubinda. You are a very wise man who calls a spade what it is. The problem with upnd is that they have borrowed so much money and made promises to their gay funders such that they are desperate to win elections even at the cost of human life

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  7. When the opposition is gathering then it’s called a rally, but when Edgar China Lungu does the same thing it’s not a rally but a meeting. I know where that Covid-19 third wave is coming from: the ribbon cutting ceremonies for those stup!d flyovers when all those criminal cadres were not wearing masks and keeping 1cm distance!

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  8. Nobody knew that PF was going to be a big let down in our country, governance is an issue as seen by the unfair banning of rallies by a fellow competitor in the race who himself is having calculated rallies and campaigning, economy is on its knees even before covid came, and the public media run by everybodys tax payer is gravely abused

  9. The World over there is no Country which has banned Rallies during the official 90 day Campaign Period. U can’t have free,fair and credible Elections without Political Parties being allowed to freely campaign during the Campaign Period. Political Parties should be allowed to disseminate their Campaign messages and Manifestos. It is illegal for ECZ to ban Rallies during the Campaign Period. ECZ should issue guidelines for holding Rallies under Covid-19 conditions. ECL is Campaigning thru Working Visits but thru ECZ he is banning HH and UPND Alliance from holding Rallies and Road Shows. International Election Monitors and Observers should intervene if Zambia is to have free,fair elections in 2021. ECL should realize that People across the Country are yearning for a change of…

  10. True. But the self proclaimed ‘I know all’ leader will not understand this. He is only worried about his personal gains and not the general good of people.

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  11. Only a sensible leader can say and implement this, like President Edgar Lungu. That’s why we love him so much. It is of no use telling this to those used to exploit innocent and poor people for vested interests.

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  12. If one is confident of people’s support, he need not hold massive gatherings and campaign rallies. People will vote him anyway. Since Hakainde Hichilema is not confident of people’s support, he is desperately campaigning. He is even not hesitating to spread death among people.

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  13. We are fortunate to have leader like President Lungu who cares for the people, more than his own life and comfort. The country has come thus far just because of him. I always shudder with the thought, what would have happened to us if it was not President Lungu, leading us!

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  14. People are wise enough to know who is fit to lead the country. They have been showing this for last five elections and will show this for the sixth time. The killer will be cut to size forever.

  15. The one desperate to come to power won’t understand this. He will play with lives of millions of Zambians because his own life is in danger….. his financiers must be after him.

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  16. This wisdom is not expected from Hakainde Hichilema and his mindless supporters. They are on spree to spread Covid19.

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  17. Hakainde Hichilema is doing exactly opposite. He is not only risking lives of people, but also of those who support him. He is such an insensitive man, that he has left his die hard supporters to die, literally.

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  18. The campaign rallies Hakainde Hichilema has been organising are only to put lives in danger. He is killing people. His campaign rallies are proving to be death traps for millions of Zambians.

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  19. Ba UPND used to call late President Sata a Chimbwi No Plan (CNP). But the man they called names made sure when he lost the last election he did, he avoided courts and swung into campaign mood traversing the length and breadth of this country. Late Michael Sata had more foresight than the so-called UPND economic managers. If the UPND have been following developments in Covid-19 world wide, they should have forseen the Covid-19 third wave and started preparing themselves for the worst case scenario. But being the Chimbwi No Plan that the UPND are, this is when they have started preparing for the 2021 elections. Yet their leader, HH, is the same person that called on PF to lockdown the economy of the country when Zambia had the first imported cases of Covid-19. One wonders why now he wants…

  20. … Covid-19 super-spreader rallies to go ahead. It is clear the man does not care about Zambians. He cares more about himself. When Zambia had the first imported cases of Covid-19 in early 2000, he called for the lockdown of the Zambian economy because he wanted to see economic hardships inflicted on Zambians so he could benefit politically from this. Now that an even more deadly Covid-19 third wave is with us, he wants to hold rallies because he cares about the political benefits to himself more than Zambian lives.

  21. Actually, this is NOT true. Evidence shows that the SARS2 virus spreads more efficiently in closed doors. The risk is not as high outdoors. That is why Africa has not seen the same numbers as the rest of the world. You are more likely to catch Covid in a shopping mall than at a football stadium. The Indian example is wrongly quoted. It just looks like a very convenient excuse by the parties with declining fortunes. In the US the Covid rates did not differ much between stay home democrats and Trump rally attendees. The government should be pushing vaccination not cancelling rallies. Has the President been vaccinated or is he an anti vaxa?

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  22. Mr. Gift Lubinga on campaign trail and continues disregarding covid-19 regulations. Whilst they campaigning indirectly they refuse others.

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