The United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance has with immediate effect resumed its campaign activities.
Last week, the alliance had announced the suspension of campaigns following the death of First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.
Speaking at a briefing held in Chilanga, UPND Secretary General Batuka Imenda said that it is in order for the Alliance to resume campaign activities because an election is a constitutional matter.
Mr. Imenda however said that the alliance will not hold the campaigns on Dr. Kaunda’s burial day on July 7, 2021 and urged UPND alliance members country-wide are forthwith instructed not to conduct mobilization activity on 7th July, 2021 set aside as Dr. Kaunda’s Official Burial Day, adding that as a befitting tribute to former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, the UPND will celebrate his life now and beyond the 52 days of the general elections.
Mr. Imenda implored UPND Alliance members across the country to adhere to all Ministry of Health (MoF) coronavirus (covid-19) protocols and remain peaceful, in line with Dr. Kaunda’s One Zambia, One People, One Nation Motto.
And speaking at the same event, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Secretary General Lucky Mulusa said alliance partners will use the mobilisation platform to accord young generation to experience Dr. Kaunda’s leadership by sharing his legacy of love, unity and selfless characteristic to serve humanity beyond Zambia.
Mr. Mulusa regretted that the enviable ‘One Zambia, One People, One Nation is being defaced by Patriotic Front (PF) leaders, who continue spreading divisive tribal remarks, which continue being countered by UPND Alliance and will be restored once Zambians elect Hakainde Hichilema as the Seventh Republican President on Thursday 12th August 2021.
“Apart from our own message of zero tolerance to corruption, better life to all citizens, and servant leadership during party mobilisations, UPND Alliance campaign mobilisation foot soldiers and mobile teams will celebrate KK’s legacy now and beyond 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Election,” vowed Mulusa.
Meanwhile, Mulusa, formerly National Planning and Development Minister, insists that all Zambians must without compromise be accorded an equal opportunity as Government leaders and the presidency to pay their individual and collective last respects to Dr. Kaunda.
Mulusa says last respects to Dr. Kaunda must not be a preserved privileged to Government leaders and Patriotic Front party regalia clad members.
“For us as UPND Alliance partners, we do not have a problem with taking the body around the country, as the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda is the founding father of the Zambian Nation. If that is the request of all the citizens it is a well come move but, remain opposed if this privilege is being for political reasons as you know that PF has never been genuine in whatever they do. If they build you a road or a bridge, just know that it is at four times the cost of doing so, thus we hope and pray that taking the remains of KK, our heroic father of nation, is not profiting some government official, or business person with close ties to the powers that be,” cautioned Mulusa.
And Mulusa says UPND Alliance partners are yet to see if government will adhere to all covid 19 protocols and ethical moral conduct surrounding the 21 day period of mourning and actual rites for Dr Kaunda.
“If we are going to see only the PF cadres gathered at the airport to receive the body and preventing any other citizen from witnessing or respecting the body then PF is going to be politicking and we shall not hesitate to remind them to do a correct thing,” admonished Mulusa.
The Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) Secretary General emphasised that a day of burial is a sacred occasion
And Mulusa prayed for all political parties to coexist and respect the burial of the late Dr Kaunda by desisting from using the requiem mass platform to mobilise the electorates.
AND WHY NOT
Peace loving Zambians should vote UNIP in protest against PF and UPND power hungry monsters. Even in mourning they itch for power, perhaps sensing that all is now clear for violence now that KK is no more. Don’t test the Zambian people…we are capable of the impossible.
Yes they can campaign but not heavy campaigning which can even distract people from the period of national mourning. But also on 2nd and 7th July do not campaign as these dates have been set for the official funeral and burial respectively, of our founding Father of the Nation
The evil party continues with its evil. To get power at all costs including wishing ECL bad. Did UPND and HH win when the person they referred to as ailing dictator died?
Kkkkk,when you suspended your campaigns you didn’t know that an election is a constitution matter!upnd sometimes behaves as if they are not in zambia.Pliz stick to your word not until burial takes place.kkkkkkk
Ba Chimbwi no plan. Upnd plays to the media gallery and have no solid strategy. Look at their communication above-all focused on what the PF is doing.
Emotional decisions. Due to desperation your HH thought if he said that he had suspended campaigns then everyone else will do the same and then start boosting/campaigning that we introduced suspension of campaigns, with a view of getting sympathy vote. Mwaloba ilyauma.
This Party is not sure whether it is going or coming. They party whos symbol is forward. So HH went to lie to the KK family that they will hold off campaigns. The moment he leaves the funeral house he does otherwise. This is the kind people you want to give power to. People that can not keep a promise for one minute.
These devil worshipers and ruthless tribal grouping…just look at the man in above picture…imagine this makaka in power …UPND is just a ruthless tribal grouping
The Kaunda Family were happy with the gesture, so aba ba kolwe above don’t matter. The first few days of mourning are tough, it was only right that we suspend campaigns. Now that we have the program for the old man’ funeral, we can get to work. Your ka humbl.e one buckled under pressure, probs pooped his pants too then went fishing. What a nice move on how to motivate your troops before battle. The lynchpin to your rigging and validation is gone too. Anyone would poop there pants in this situation….. lol
Is Luck Mulusa still in politics? Our country is really Democratic, some seeds awe mwandi. We point fingers at others when they drink, but some of these guys they disgrace our country.
Mashilu aba. Suspended then what has happened to resume?Never trust a desperate party
No wonder they will never rule. Remember only a Tonga can be a president of upnd. Upnd only preaches one zambia one nation in pf strongholds in their strongholds wako ni wako.
The BIBLE says, you shall know them by their FRUITS. The resumption of campaigns by UPND before the expiry of National period of mourning for KK shows how desperate and their INSATIABLE APPETITE for plot one and other portfolios in Government that accrue to the winning party after the elections. It shows how heartless and unpatriotic the party is to matters of NATIONAL INTEREST AND VALUE.
Patriotic Front Secretary General Mr. Davis Mwila when Mr Guy Scott appointed him to the same post he holds today during the death and mourning of President Michael Sata, he declined the appointment because it is a TABOO in Zambian Traditions and Culture when you are mourning a leader or chief to go against the norms. This is an example of how PATRIOTIC AND CULTURED PF Party is to mother Zambia…
Unfortunately the INSATIABLE APPETITE for power by UPND has exposed the Party.
On Mr. Mulusa regret that the enviable ‘One Zambia, One People, One Nation is being defaced by Patriotic Front (PF) leaders, who continue spreading divisive tribal remarks, which continue being countered by UPND Alliance and will be restored once Zambians elect Hakainde Hichilema as the Seventh Republican President on Thursday 12th August 2021, to the contrary. Can Mr. Mulusa give us the names of UPND candidates in Lusaka, “NANGU TAPASOSWA”
I beg Mr. Mulusa to take out the PERK in his eyes before pointing a finger and accusing others. Just rescind your decision. We understand your frustration and the relentlessly propaganda war you have waged against ECL but to no avail. Anyway the “SUPREME LEADER”…
is on record to say “We shall defy all “ORDERS” from the POLICE, ECZ and presumably the Ministry of Health.
Please note that WE ARE ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. My condolences to KK family and the Nation Zambia.
Zambia is surrounded by the coronavirus, ent and canceled all theutork vi its political campaign activities. We feel pity for UPNDlitical campaign activities. We feel pity for UPNDliticorters!aign activities. We feel pity for UPND supporters! #Shame #HH #UPND
We, the patriotic Zambians express prohibition against this insensitive behavior of UPND. KK’s funeral not happened yet, how could they even announce resuming their campaign activities?
UPND’s Secretary General talking here as he phere for making its cad ambitious members in the party for making its campaign activities. Everyone is puppet there, follows onls, he hns shared a fake copied manifesto in the do is f development!!! The only activity UPND can do is crdevelopment!!! The only activity UPND can do is creating fake content, images, videos, and target PF!
Not shocked! UPND is the most selfish polmost sensitive issues like Covids n, genvery big deal for them!!!he death of #KK is not a very big deal for them!!!he death of #KK is not a very big deal for them!!!
But our question is, when did UPND has stopped spThrding their PR Media, they were criticrzing, spreading lies, and targeting the ruling partyng, spreading lies, and targeting the ruling party
Undisciplined party that cannot even stick to their own promises. No one forced them to suspend. Now look how f00Iish these under 5s look
When the whole nation is mourning over the death of our first President, Hichilema and his party members are busy planning for its campaign activities
Oh! Now the officially super spreader of Zambiadsy virus wanted to spread more virus among Zambians
Did the ECZ removed the ban of political campaign activities or as always the party has taken the decision on their own.
I think Hichilema already decided that he will skip the funeral of late Dr. Kaunda and clalong wtth fake images. He is so shameless that decan do get personal selfish benefit!!! ize his death to get personal selfish benefit!!! ize his death to get personal selfish benefit!!!
As per WHO, there are 2,060 active cases in Zambis.and UPa shamefd to resume its campaign activities. Such a shameful thing.
They suspended campaigns in the days following KK’s death. Did they tell you when they would resume? Was it a suspension forever? That’s why it’s a suspension – can be lifted at any time. PF never stopped their campaigns, by the way. I don’t see why the usual trolls here are getting their pants in a twist by the UPND alliance announcing a resumption in campaigns.
Keep on making UPND Alliance popular…..Thankyou in advance.
U pend suffers from indecision. Suspending campaigns was suicide in the first. Now what has changed to resume
I have a ask, did pf suspend their campaigns after the death of kk, if they did, does it mean they followed HH order to stop campaigning , because we didn’t hear any pf official cancel campaigns after kk’s death, if they followed HH ‘s order and stopped, then if he has order for campaigns to resume, Let them follow, follow the leader’s order.
Good move. Don’t mind the dead even Christ said let the dead bury themselves. Life goes on do let’s hit the road and campaign hard. PF will feel it in their spines.
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