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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

President Lungu says he is confident of getting over 60% of the votes this year

Feature Politics President Lungu says he is confident of getting over 60% of the...

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has said that come 12th August 2021 he will not only exceed the required 50 percent plus one but will safely get 60 percent of the Zambian vote because Zambians have chosen to continue with his government which has shown positive development.

Speaking when he featured on a radio programme in Chipata, President Lungu said he has carried on a mantle of good leadership and all the corners of Zambia have applauded him.

Citing various infrastructure development that have turned the face of Zambia and made services of education, health, housing, transport and so on by not only making services available but of quality, President Lungu said in all his travels across the country, the request is for a continued leadership.

“We first embarked on infrastructure development and we did just that and now we are working on rebuilding the economy,” he said.

President Lungu cited various mechanisms that the Patriotic Front was putting in place to rebuild the economy and noted that his government which is a tried and tested government would also deliver on this promise.

He also observed that some opposition political leaders exhibit very violent characteristics that have made them very unattractive to Zambians.

“Moreover, Zambians want peace imagine I am the only one and a few others talking about peace, talking about not wanting violence in these campaigns. Yesterday, I saw some disturbing pictures on social media that were very annoying breaking vehicles, beating people in full view of even one opposition leader and I know Zambians cannot vote for such a guy, Zambians love peace,” he said.

“There is nothing for him here, so the truth of the matter is that we are winning and I have no doubt about that in my mind,” he said.

And on a very pomp note President Lungu said, “When I first came in 2015 we won by 27 000 votes and 2016 we got 100 000 plus votes, this time 2021 we are getting 60 percent votes plus… it won’t be 50 percent plus it will be 60 percent plus and if they want a recount they will even find that it was 70 plus.” he laughed off.

41 COMMENTS

  1. If you are that confident, why not agree to a debate and share your vision for the next five year? Stop hiding behind ECZ, Zambia police and that kangaroo court you call the con court .

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  2. I don’t think he’s a president willing to be told where he’s falling short. He is not ready to meet fellow citizens who disagree with him.

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  3. With due respect, Mr President, I doubt it. The ground has shifted. Unless you buy off the small parties like socialist party, PEP, DP, etc

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  4. Congrats to all the legal minds at The Attorney General Chambers, Solicitor General and Presidents defense team. What next? UPND macroeconomic vs Kambwili economics? Where are eminent professors now? Simple things complicated by Sangwa and UPND professional big ego.

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  5. SORRY SIR YOUR FIGURES ARE WRONG HAVE YOU UNKNOWINGLY REVERSED THEM ???
    YOU GETTING 40% IF YOU LUCKY
    THE NATION IS TIRED OF UNFOREFILLED PROMISES AND THE UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT RAMPANT MISAPPROPRIATON OF FUNDS ETC ETC
    TIME FOR YOU TO VACATE NOW

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  6. Ba Edgar mwisamwa over what the con-ruling. Judges just want peace in Zambia that’s why they allowed you to be on ballot paper for 3rd time.

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  7. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Of course I would be that confident if the ECZ, the police and ConCourt were all my ‘tuntembas’ doing my personal bidding. He’s the only one allowed to travel the country and campaign.
    The 12 August are a sham elections.

    At infrastructure development my a$s. When was the last time you were in Ng’ombe compound just behind that Manda Hill, Arcades and that other new shopping mall? That’s what you call ‘development’ where the quality and standard of living is worse than it was in the 80’s under KK and 90’s under FTJ. The only development is in your [email protected] bank account.
    What a [email protected]!

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  8. Only with rigging formula yes? otherwise just a pipe dream. Am sure the constitutional court workers getting massive bonuses this year.?

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  9. Only with rigging formula yes? otherwise just a pipe dream. Am sure the constitutional court workers getting massive bonuses this year.?

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  10. 12 years in office is unconstitutional, no one is in support of this.

    Kangaroo courts may be in your favour but it does not make it right and if I were you I would resign for presiding over such courts. The same courts will be used unjustly against you.

    The Scriptures say “woe to those who make unjust laws and those who issue oppressive decrees”.

    Why do we fail to do what is right?

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  11. I think Edgar China Lungu really is convinced that he is going to win, just because he is surrounded by YES men. He only gets to hear what his disciples know he wants to hear. And that has got nothing to do with reality. PF is now so impopular that he won’t make it on August 12!

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  12. Maybe he thinks he is in Malawi where things are looking like Chakwera….forgetting mu Zambia mweve Chagwa.

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  13. “……. I am the only one and a few others talking about peace, talking about not wanting violence…..”

    You only talk peace when you see your vuvuzellas, when you reach statehouse, you command and direct violent PF caders and direct the police to harasses anyone you feel is a threat to your autocratic corrupt rule……

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  14. Look how angry the upnd monkeys above are. Mr president sir you are actually being modest because the latest poll my team carried out shows you winning with 80 percent of votes while hh at 15

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  15. The upnd diasporans who don’t even vote are the ones making noise here kiki. This is why they always end up disappointed every 5 years when their tribal leader loses

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  16. ECL is daydreaming about winning the 2021 Election by a 60% land slide. Let him continue burying his head in the sand like an Ostrich. Concourt has imposed u on us. On August 12 we will show u that we have the Power and Final say to stop your Third Term Steal. We have already elected u twice in 2015 and 2016 and Concourt cant force us to vote for u for the third time. On August 12 ECL will be shocked when Voters overwhelmingly reject him at the Ballot Box. Another 5 years of ECL Misrule will be suicidal for Zambians. On August 12 we will send ECL “ku wire” without fail.

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  17. Mr President you have state machinery with
    You so you can even win with 90%.See the
    Road shows and make a judgement or see
    The UPND rallies?

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  18. When a blind man says I will hit you with a stone….better start running for cover….chances are one of his foot is stepping on a stone……Edward Chagwa Lungu has shares in ECZ and Judicial system

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  19. ECL is displaying some “dutch courage”. Intelligence operatives must have told him that his Popularity has plummeted country wide. He will be lucky to force a Run Off with HH. With Macmillan’s wind of Change blowing across Zambia it will be difficult to rig the 2021 Elections without being caught. LP and CB are the swing Provinces in Zambian Elections. The unpopular ECL will be lucky to get 40% of LP and CB and of the Total votes. Everywhere in Urban and Rural areas Zambians are clamouring for a Change of Govt on August 12. Should there be a Run off it will favour HH becoz he represents Change. The writing is on the wall.

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  20. Don’t mislead people because you’ve been misled. There’s no candidate that’ll get 45% of the votes cast. So we should brace for a re-run. Many people don’t want you, if the UPND had come up with a better candidate you could’ve packed your bags by now. Some of us will give you our vote because Hichilema and the UPND are worse. Many of your trustees might not come back into government because they’ll be casualties.

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  21. Let ECL dream on. He has been gifted an illegal Third Term by Concourt. We have already elected ECL twice and will not elect him for the third time in 2021. Concourt has imposed ECL on Hungry and Angry Zambians yearning for change. The Real Concourt of Public Opinion will retire ECL from Politics. After 61/2 in Power ,ECL has failed us. The hard Economy, Burning of markets, Gassing Citizens, PF Cadre lawlessness etc. Who wants to vote for a continuation of this suffering? PF Cadres, Militias and Vigilantes are law to themselves. Another 5 years of ECL Misrule will be suicidal for Zambians. These violent PF Cadres, Militias and Vigilantes will persecute us and further ruin our lives. Zambians lets liberate ourselves from the ECL Dictatorship. On August 12 lets overwhelmingly vote…

  22. One of the things l have come to respect about this man is that he hardly talks fantasy. In all fairness with the depressed economy, overall the work they have done especially in the rural areas are likely to give him enough votes. Social cash transfer, early distribution of inputs, maize floor price , opposition decampaigning itself through violence. Even in the urban areas not all have shifted. Taking over of Mopani and KCM and the general infrastructure development and reforms in almost all sectors of Govt will surely give him a fairly good performance. He may not garner the 60% vote he is talking about but 50% + 1 is certain

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  23. Why dont they ask him how he intends to reduce the huge debt he has put on our grand children …he talks of infrastructure development but he is busy asking debtors for relief and defaulting….what a clown!!

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  24. THE WAY LUNGU IS SPEAKING ABOUT 60%
    HAVE THEY ALREADY PRE FILLED THE BALLOT BOXES ???
    NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN ZAMBIA UNDER THIS GOVERNMENT

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  25. The truth of the MATTER ZAMBIANS WANT TO DISCONTINUE WITH PF MISRULE AND WOULD REDUCE ECL’s chances of winning and VOTES BY 60%. ALL TRICKS IN THE BOOK AND IMAGINED ONE’S HAVE BEEN TRIED BUT THEY ARE ALL FALLING APART. JUST YESTERDAY ANOTHER SMOOTH TRICK WORKED. BUT THE FINAL RESULTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE PUBLIC OPINION.

  26. Piece of advise to ECL. This time you slept very well knowing which way the ruling would go. On Aug 13-15th brace yourself for sleeplessness nights. ECZ will not be enough to give you victory like your paid off judges. You living too much in a bubble which will certainly burst. Enjoy round 1 of 2!!

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  27. The mood of the Nation is totally different from 2015 and 2016. People are feeling the effect of a hard Economy and are clamouring for a change of Govt. People are sick and tired of PF Corruption, PF Cadre Violence, Gassing of Citizens,high cost of living, PF Cadres Lawlessness etc. Who wants to vote for continued poverty,Violence and suffering? Nobody! Another 5 years under the ECL Misrule will be suicidal for Zambians. People want a Change of Govt on August12 without fail.

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  28. Get it, if you are economically short sighted, selling KCM to Indians for a song has mainly contributed to the debts we have today. Grabbing KCM and avoiding placing Mopane Mine unnecessarily on care and maintenance will go a long way in reducing the debts. Anglo America are eager to grab our copper/cobalt mines through HH-UPND. Do not vote for this selfish person, HH. Miners in Copper belt have a good reason to vote for ECL and I am very certain, he will take CB. Students are a Barometer, they have endorsed ECL. We should always believe in creating opportunities of every Zambian to contribute to the economy.

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  29. Unless if u are a beneficiary of PF: “Ubomba Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya ” why would u vote for ECL? Those who have benefited from PF Corruption and Patronage have a reason to vote 4 ECL and PF but how many are they? The majority of the voters are suffering from high cost of living,hunger,poverty,unemployment, PF Cadres gassing Citizens, Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda being killed in cold blood by the PF Police etc. All these things have happened under ECL’s watch. U will have to be insane to vote for ECL to continue suffering. HH is our only hope with the UPND Alliance. HH aka Bally will fix it.

  30. RCZ must make sure all the candidates are represented at all polling stations for vote count. Ti funa transparency bane. We don’t want fong Kong formula as was seen in Uganda.

  31. What arrogance. Concourt May have saved you mr president. I’m looking forward to seeing you lose at the ballots. The victory will be sweeter

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  32. “There is nothing for him here, so the truth of the matter is that we are winning and I have no doubt about that in my mind,” he said. That’s ECL speaking as if they have already rigged the elections. Why are they all scared of HH becoming President..? Because they have dirty hands and minds. August 12 couldn’t come sooner. PF kuyabebele uno mwaka.

  33. Political Road shows have brought mote confusion than public rallies especially when PF cadres are moving around. No traffic rules being observed as though the police has gone to sleep.

  34. Instead of insulting your opponent ,UPND sympathisers what has your party put in place to ensure victory on August 12? I am very disappointed with you people in that you confine winning elections to 90 days of campaign. When did UPND become a political party in Zambia? When did they know that in most cases the opposition don’t have fare coverage on nation media and sometimes private media? If HH and his team are as intelligent as they claim they would have figured out a strategy of reaching out to people from 2016. Nawakwi and FDD managed to get a seat in Luapula in 2016 through personal interaction and goat farming empowerment . I thought HH and his team would pick lessons from that alas they have spent 5 years running from court to court. 2 months to voting UPND is still in court. If…

  35. If one can’t strategies on winning the elections in the Zambian environment, what ,makes you think he has a strategy to lift the Zambian economy above what it is now. HH declared that within hours of him being president the kwacha will significantly gain against the USA dollar. As much as that is possible but the handlers of HH should have advised him not to issue such statements because with his connections to the business world its easy to link him to the kwacha depreciation and campaign against him on that basis. The PF will use that statement against him. Anyway elections are quiet vast and complicated. I really feel for HH but he needs to be as astute as Sata and FTJ where to win elections.

  36. Has Edgar China Lungu actually ever met a real Zambian? I mean, not one of his lackeys which always tell him what he wants to hear, but a REAL ordinary Zambian from the street? I doubt it very much because the ordinary Zambians that I talk to are totally fed up with his corrupt thieving government!

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