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Nkombo calls for issue based campaigns

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Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Garry Nkombo has called on political parties taking part in various elections across the country to engage in issue-based and violence-free campaigns.

Mr. Nkombo, who is also the United Party for National Development (UPND) elections Chairperson said elections are an important component of the country’s development process, hence the need to desist from politics of hate speech and violence.

The Minister was speaking in Kaumbwe at Mwanjawanthu Primary School yesterday when he witnessed the filing of nominations papers for the October 21 Kaumbwe Constituency Parliamentary elections.

He said the UPND administration will only entertain politics of peace, stressing that it is only in a peaceful atmosphere that development can come.

Mr. Nkombo, who is also UPND Mazabuka Member of Parliament, also warned individuals or groups against political violence during the campaigns.

“UPND government will not allow some individuals or groups to take the law into their hands and cause confusion because this government stands for peace.We need to take drastic measures on this matter so that insecurity that has been pervasive does not resurface,” he said.

He urged Police to decisively deal with individuals or groups found to be engaged in acts capable of breaching peace during the campaign period.

And Patriotic Front (PF) Vice president, Given Lubinda has pledged peaceful and violence-free campaigns ahead of the Kaumbwe elections.

Mr. Lubinda said the party will focus on explaining to people the development that was initiated under its leadership.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Garry, you had shown so much promise but I doubt you will last the course.

    You are a cadre lover.

    I have lost respect for you. But you can redeem yourself and apply yourself to make all Zambians better.

    Remember that UPND does not have 2.8 million registered members. Use your brains sometimes.

    People voted for HH, not UPND. So you hangers on better behave and align with the program of our president.

    Bassop!

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  2. Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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 Honeybee)

    OK please lead the way by example, walk the talk. And please stay in LSK to work and not crisscrossing the country to do campaigning… we just went through a big campaign period where the country lost valuable time.
    Leave the campaign to UPND members who are not in govt to do the campaigning. Show us something different please, we are yearning. Also I hope there’s a clear distinction between government and party, particularly on using resources.

  3. You created this monster now you will have to live with it. You made it impossible to govern this country but because it’s your turn, you want order to return to politics. You reap what you sow.

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  4. KAMBWLI’S POLITICALACTIVITIES WILL NOT MAKE SENSE ANYMORE. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT PEOPLE SHALL VOTE IN GREAT NUMBERS FOR UPND CANDIDAED IN ALL THE BY ELECTIONS NOW SET. REMEMBER . PEOPLE IN MPULUNGU. KAPUTA. CHIPATA. MALAMBO, SOLWEZI. MONGU . LUANSHYA. NDOLA. CHINGOLA CHILILABOMBWE AND MANY MORE VOTED II GREAT NUMBERS NOT ON TRIBAL LINES BUT BASED ON PARTICULAR HOPE. SO CK YO TRIBAL UTTERANCES JUST JUSTIFY TO US HOW FOOLISH YOU HAVE BECOME ESPECIALLY DUE TO SOAR GRAPES AND LOSS OF PF’ AN PF WILL NEVER RSURR2CT AS LONG AS YUO CK. MWILA. LUBINDA, LUO. MUMBI, NAKACHINDA , KAMPYONGO. BOMAN . ANTONIO ….ARE SPEARHEADING IT

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