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President Hakainde has discouraged UPND members from Petitioning Elections Results-Mweetwa

Feature Politics President Hakainde has discouraged UPND members from Petitioning Elections Results-Mweetwa

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that President Hakainde Hichilema has discouraged his members from petitioning elections results unless in cases where there is compelling evidence of gross electoral malpractice.

Speaking today at a Media briefing, UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has said that this was to enable the Government to concentrate on developing the country and move away from politics.

Mr. Mweetwa however says individuals have the right to petition the elections in line with the constitution

Mr. Mweetwa noted that the UPND has received concerns from some organizations stating that the petitions will cause unnecessary by-elections.

And Mr. Mweetwa has explained that the opposition Patriotic Front did not float any name for the position of deputy speaker.

He said it is unfortunate that the PF is accusing the UPND of dribbling the elections of the speaker.

Mr. Mweetwa has since urged the PF to be truthful on the matter.

Meanwhile, the UPND Spokesperson also noted that civil servants that were retired in the national interest because they were said to be UPND sympathizers should wait for the establishment of a platform where their matters will be attended to.

Mr. Mweetwa said all those affected should be patient with the Government.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Mweetwa you are contradicting yourself best you remain quiet on this matter…you think someone would petition without evidence.

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  2. One of the petitioners from Luapula had borrowed big on the premise that he would pay after winning the election not if he wins but WHEN HE WINS

  3. Last erections were fair…. even Dora Siliya couldn’t handle that PF street kid Jay Jay.
    Even UPND lost to that ka Munio Zulu, why petition, that cartoon won straight!! another cartoon who won was ka Romeo in Sesheke. Some well losing cartoons are Akakunkubiti Chanda of Luanshya. kekekekekekekekekekekeke. That boy should have stayed as mayor,
    Irish Fulama also lost hahahahahahaha.

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  4. All petitions should be heard, and where found wanting, results annulled.

    Let us discourage sweeping wrong doings under the carpet.

    Let us all point out wrong doings, even if culprit is UPND.

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  5. There’s that doctor still languishing in jail from Luampa, the gay couple from Kapiri etc all just population prisons for nothing.

  6. The choice of words are appropriate. He has ‘discouraged and not commanded’. So those with strong cases can proceed to petition but no one should think President Hakainde plans to weaken the opposition by increasing the UPND legislative numbers.

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  7. HH should appoint Beston Chambeshi as Minister of Community Development.
    I can’t find any Zambian manager, in any field who is as good as Beston Chambeshi. Us men should study that man, we can learn alot from him.
    Beston Chambeshi is nice guy, he will go to heaven and God bless him and his players.

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  8. There are people in UPND with a voice of reason. Unfortunately, not many as most have selfish intentions. Wait patiently for next elections rather than continuing putting our meager resources under pressure. Democratic right or not, forget what PF did by triggering too many by elections in 2012. Otherwise, how will you be any different from the same party you detest with every fibre in your backbone? Remember people will respect you for putting Zambia first and give you a landslide next time.

  9. These politicians are just selfish if it happened that you lost it doesn’t mean that you are dead, politics are just games like football if something strange happened that you didn’t score you don’t continue complaining,
    The bottom line is if your top man won though with so many discrepancies you also won, politics is not a clean game including football there is a lot of cheating and faking problems just to win the game.
    What you the players in politics should know is that we fought for this democracy you want to destroy because of your greediness.
    Please keep democracy having several parties competing and we know that there is no fairness with human beings .

  10. It’s an individuals right to petition if he or she thinks a wrong was committed during the elections but they must listen to this advice and only petition if there is strong evidence otherwise it will be a waste of time and money as petitions are not cheap.

  11. I hope the Kabushi constituency petitioner will not develop cold feet and withdraw his case. He appears to have very valid reasons for petitioning.

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