Wednesday, February 28, 2024

PF rejects the Results of the Kabwata By-Election

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The Patriotic Front party has rejected the results of the just-ended Kabwata parliamentary by-election.

PF acting Secretary General Hon. Nickson Chilangwa said elections were not free and fair citing widespread intimidation, violence and manipulation.

He said the former ruling party is compiling evidence and consulting lawyers on the next course of action.

“As PF we do not concede defeat in the Kabwata parliamentary by-election, we reject the results. We are compiling all the evidence of electoral malpractice and we are consulting our lawyers on the next course of action,” Hon. Chilangwa said.

“The UPND went into panic mode and resorted to the use violence, intimidation, and manipulation to win the elections. Immediately Clement Tembo was adopted to stand on the PF ticket, the UPND started putting pressure on the Zambia police to arrest him on some fictitious charges. Their aim was to stop him from filing in his nomination, ” he said.

He adds that on the voting day seven PF members were arrested and badly beaten by both the police and UPND cadres and are still detained at central police without charge or formally arresting them.

“The UPND cadres besieged and literally took over all polling stations and the totaling center in Kabwata. They were armed with all sorts of weapons and intimidated and threatened our polling agents, election monitors, and even ECZ officials,” he said.

And Hon. Chilangwa the performance of the PF in the Kabwata by-election shows that UPND is losing popularity while the PF is slowly gaining ground.

He said contrary to assertions, the PF still remains strong, intact, and will not die.

“If the PF dies, people should worry because the country will slide into dictatorship under the UPND. We are still a formidable party and we are here to stay ” Hon. Chilangwa said.

36 COMMENTS

  1. Incredible, after having manipulated the August 12 elections (and STILL lost), these BAD LOSERS are complaining about being beat fairly and squarely. The Zambian voters will remember this……

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  2. The irony in all this PF citing widespread intimidation, violence and manipulation….really laughable…during Lazy Lungu brutal time every by election a life was taken.

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  3. The rest of the story remains irrelevant except this statement “The UPND cadres besieged and literally took over all polling stations and the totaling center in Kabwata. They were armed with all sorts of weapons and intimidated and threatened our polling agents, election monitors, and even ECZ officials,” he said.
    This tactic went wide spread in the just ended August, 2021 election. PF didn’t have the energy to act or petition that election. With the narrow perspective of bye elections, the replay of the UPND taking over of the polling stations can’t go unnoticed. When I said the police and the ECZ are under seige by the upnd, this is what I exactly meant.
    However if your petition will bear fruit, understand that people get pissed off with unending by-elections. Good…

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  4. This tactic went wide spread in the just ended August, 2021 election. PF didn’t have the energy to act or petition that election. With the narrow perspective of bye elections, the replay of the UPND taking over of the polling stations can’t go unnoticed. When I said the police and the ECZ are under seige by the upnd, this is what I exactly meant.
    Allowing an illegality of this nature at the polling station puts the ECZ under very serious performance audit.
    However if your petition will bear fruit, understand that people get pissed off with unending by-elections. Good luck.

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  5. Chilangwa, if what you are claiming has any iota of truth in it, then blame your party pf for having planted a bad (and violent) seed which has now germinated. You deserve to reap the product. You made Zambia look like a war zone and it’ll take a bit of time to normalize.

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  6. Atleast SEAN TEMBO was man enough to say he was going to PETITION, unlike PF which is hiding behind “rejected the results….”. Everyone knows PF is living in denial since August 12th, so NOT suprised by such statements. You can join Donald Trump, living in denial….as he also rejected Bidden`s victory. Rejecting the results doesnt mean anything. Stop wasting PF Party members money, just move on and start preparing for 2026. These elections have just shown neither UPND nor PF, has increased their electoral base, therefore, even if elections were held tomorrow, we should still expect similar results. PF, as usual, had no message, their campaign was based on just shouting out on increased fuel and also threats on one-party state if UPND had win. The later being a lie, as usual and curios…

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  7. Depending on one’s political affiliation I can see how polarizing the responses to Hon. Chilangwa’s statement can be. Let us for a second remove political affiliation and invite just thinking. In a country draped with this experiment called Democracy, such reports must fully meet the arm of the law. No natural human being should or must support such reports whether it was PF, UPND or any political party doing it. We the people must reject these forms of violence because they are bent on dividing us. I see bloggers saying, “UPND used violence and police brutality “ or that “PF is paying for its sins, karma so to speak”. What you don’t realize perhaps is that these labels you’re using represent people. It’s people, human beings, who are getting brutalized by this violence perpetuated by…

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  8. those that don’t even participate in it. Rich people stir up fights and yet poor people die in those fights. Can we for once use sympathetic identification, wishing no evil or violence for your fellow man as it is for you. Quit holding sides based on your political affiliation in exchange for objectivism, this idea of embracing moral goodness. Politics aside, we must remain a beloved people of One Zambia One Nation as opposed to bloggers waking up to see who they can bully online with some smart comments. Stop bashing each other and debate on principle, all for the good of teaching and learning.

  9. When Edgar lungu lost the election he said they chased his polling agents he had to storm the mulungushi center. Today it is Mr better limper complaining over the power, in short wether very is a fault the ZESCO should not go as long very is election between upnd and criminals murderers, tribalist and corrupt party PF. What does the law says on ZESCO? The thorn boy is in pain his fellow criminals are out .

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  10. PF you are free to petition the results if you are not happy. Only difference now you will be using your own money.

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  11. There is time for everything in life. you had yours, you rejoiced and now its time for somebody else. What i see here is self denial. you can`t really believe you are out of Power. it feels like a dream, but it`s real. for sure power is so sweet !!! Just accept the results and move on. it so happened in the bible too, when Saul was rejected by God. He wanted to kill his successor David. He failed to kill him. even in this case, what ever they try to do won`t work because their time is gone. don`t waste the little you have remained with. Life goes on, there is still tomorrow and you have a lot of other things to do in life. it`s not only politics and it`s not the end of the world. Move on !!!!!

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  12. PF should listen to Jimmy Cliff

    There’s a day of feasting and a day of famine
    Day of sadness and a day of joy
    You couldn’t see in your day of feasting
    That Life isn’t just a little play-like toy

    So your day arrived when you least expected
    ‘Cause you always thought you were well protected
    Now you feel like a fish out of water
    So now you’re wondering what’s the matter.

    Remember you said it wouldn’t happen to you
    Now you’re thinking how to start a new
    A drowning man will catch at a straw
    You were warned but you wouldn’t take heed

    Yes, you used to look down on the folks beside you
    Never they think you would have come down too
    Remember they said you got to reap what you sow
    Simple truth everybody know

  13. There’s a day of feasting and a day of famine
    Day of sadness and a day of joy
    You couldn’t see in your day of feasting
    That Life isn’t just a little play-like toy

    So your day arrived when you least expected
    ‘Cause you always thought you were well protected
    Now you feel like a fish out of water
    So now you’re wondering what’s the matter.

    Remember you said it wouldn’t happen to you
    Now you’re thinking how to start a new
    A drowning man will catch at a straw
    You were warned but you wouldn’t take heed

    Yes, you used to look down on the folks beside you
    Never they think you would come down too
    Remember they said you got to reap what you sow
    Simple truth everybody know

  14. I will not mourn for PF’s electoral losses. The more tears, the better especially for KZ & Co , hahahaha .

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  15. UPND contested all parliamentary seats which they lost and most bloggers supporting UPND said they were right to do so . Now that PF want to contest the results of a clearly rigged bye elections the same bloggers are saying its not okay. Chalo ichi.

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  16. IYEE INSONI BA PF! YOUR SONG ‘ALBWELELAPO PA MUPANDO, WILL NEVER WORK AS LONG AS ZAMBIA LIVES! THE CADRISM, CORRUPTION, AND STABONNESS YOU CREATED ANDVWHICH YOU OPENLY AND CONFESSED ON LOOSE AIR, RADIO AND TV WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN. AND FOR PETITION OF KABWATA I VE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO AHEAD SOTHAT YOU CAN RELEASE ATLEAST SOME MONEY WHICH WE STILL BELIEVE IS HIDDEN SOMEWHERE . YOU ARE ALSO GOING TO CREATE SEAONAL JOBS FOR SOME OF OUR GOOD LAWYERS WHO MAY NEED TO VENTURE INTO POUITRY FARMING AFTER THE RAIN SEASON. AND THE LAWYERS WILL HAVE TO HIRE THE UNEMPLOYED AND SHALL BE VERY GOOD . BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN THAT THAT KABWATA WAS GENERALLY VIOLENCE FREE AND HENCE PETITION WLL NOT CARRY ANY WATER.. BUT FOR THE SAKE OF JOB CREATION AS A VOLUNTEER GO AHEAD WITH PETITION…

  17. NAKACHINDA’S BINOCULAR IS OUTDATED. IT FAILED TO WORK IN KBWATA. AS FOR SEAN TEMBO, HE WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH NAKACHINDA, THE FAKE SEER 1 FOR THE DESERVING LOSERS, BECAUSE HE DIDNT TELL HIM THE TRUTH ABOT THE ZERO VOTES WHICH WERE TO .COME. PLEASE KALABA AND SEAN TEMBO DONTASSOCIATE WITH IDENTIFIED NATIONAL SUSPECTS FOR NATIONAL RESOURCES PLUNDERING THROUGH HIGH DEGREE OF CORRUPTION .OTHERWISE WILL CONTINUE DWINDLI NG AS CAN BE SEEN IN KABWATA Results . REMEMBE , IF YOU PLAY WITH A THIIEF YOU WILL ALSOBE CALLED A THIEF. ASK CK HE WILL TELL YOU A PROPER BEMBA SAYING RELATED TO WHAT I VE SAID

  18. When the opposition complained during your time in power you called them cry babies….so tell us nickson what shall we call you???

  19. TTHEY ARE THE CRYING BIG BABIES.NOW ESPECIALLY THE OLDEST BIG BABY (THE PF) AND SHOULDNT EVEN CRY BECAUSE WHEN IN POWER ARROGANCE AND GREAT VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHER PARTIES STILL LINGER IN PEOPLES’ MINDS. I SHALL EXCUSE CHILANGWA BECAUSE HE WAS PROBABLY IN MOST CASES BUSY CATCHING FISH ON LAKE MWERU AND WAS NEVER AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON.

  20. Kikiki….look who’s a cry cry baby now. Let’em go ahead with their petition , they won’t deep their long hands in state coffers this time.

  21. I notice the usual praise singers denying rigging by UPND as expected. I personally know three PF supporters who were prevented from a polling station by some UPND thugs conniving with the police. They arrived at the polling station before it closed but were told they were late. Yet clearly identifiable UPND supporters were being allowed into the polling station at the same time Sadly, these are uneducated PF guys and very fearful of authority and when told to report this malpractice, they panicked and disappeared. Just how widespread this practice was is left to one’s imagination.

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  22. Just swallow your bitter medicine joyously! You *****s really annoy me, look at that Mwamba Emmanuel, the stinking Katangese Kasai is busy howling like a rabid wild dog about things he did only a few months ago when Lungu was still in power. That chaps is the one who last saw FTJ Chiluba, he is the one who strangled the Kasai Stinker to death. May be the only good gesture he has ever done for society. He came back from Addis Ababa to help Lungu rig the elections but the effort fell flat and Mwamba was the first Ambassador to be FIRED! Mow he thinks the PF is a Bemba party, for the Bembas and only the Bembas. They can keep it to themselves these Kasais from Kasaistan.

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