Saturday, June 15, 2024

PF is dead and will never bounce back into power-Elisha Matambo


Copperbelt Minister and ruling UPND Provincial Chairperson Elisha Matambo has said the Patriotic Front (PF) is dead and will never bounce back into power.

Mr. Matambo said the PF will be like other former ruling parties in UNIP and MMD that have never bounced back after losing power.

He said the UPND’s victory in the recent controversial Parliamentary by-elections in Kabushi and Kwacha Constituencies shows that the people of the Copperbelt have confidence in President Hakainde Hichilema and his New Dawn administration.

UPND’s Bernard Kanengo won last Friday’s controversial Kabushi Parliamentary by-election after getting 6,556 votes against his closest rival and independent candidate Richard Kalasa’s 4,607 votes.

Leadership Movement’s Osias Telela collected 226 votes and another Independent candidate Alfred Joseph Yombwe amassed 81 votes.

In Kwacha, UPND’s Able Mulenga scooped the by-election.

Mr. Matambo said the UPND will grab all the 22 Parliamentary seats in the Copperbelt Province in the near future.

“Firstly, I want to thank God, the almighty, the ancient of days, the giver of life. For sure he is not a man that should lie. I want to thank the people of Kabushi, the people of Kwacha, the people of Copperbelt for their confidence in President Hakainde Hichilema and the New Dawn administration. I also want to thank His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces for his resilience and being focused, for his unwavering support to the Copperbelt Province even when he was in opposition at that time under very difficult circumstances. Thank you for the support Mr. President. You are a true leader,” Mr. Matambo said.

He said Parliamentary seats are not personal to order.

“I have always said that there is time for everything. There was time for UNIP, UNIP went. There was MMD, it went, then there was PF. PF is gone and it will never ever come back. It will never ever come back. I have always said that PF’s time is over. I think all they need to do is apologise for what they did to the people of Zambia. This election has shown that nobody can say this is my constituency like the two brothers of mine (Bowman Lusambo and Joseph Malanji). One thought Kabushi was his constituency, it was personal to order. Even Kwacha was personal to order. There is nothing like that. I think I want to remind PF, I told them when we were in opposition that someday we will grab the entire Copperbelt Province. Out of ten (10) districts in terms of mayoral and council chairpersons we got eight PF got only two mayors,” Mr. Matambo said.

“We got nine MPs out of 22 under very difficult circumstances. What transpired in Kabushi and Kwacha is a sign that even in other constituencies which the PF won on the Copperbelt that is what they did. We never had a chance to campaign in other constituencies but we managed to get nine MPs. I am pleased to announce to the nation and to His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema that we have delivered two more constituencies on the Copperbelt. Mr. President, sir you now have eleven (11) constituencies on the Copperbelt. You now have two brand new Members of Parliament. The new Member of Parliament for Kabushi Constituency is Honourable Bernard Kanengo and from Kwacha the new MP is Honourable Able Mulenga,” he continued.

Mr. Matambo further thanked the UPND members and officials imported from other provinces during campaigns in Kabushi and Kwacha in the Copperbelt Province.

“I salute the officials of UPND starting with the polling station committees, the branches, the constituency, the district officials, the provincial officials. I salute all those who came in numbers, especially those who came from Lusaka Province and other Provinces. You came to assist the people of the Copperbelt and this is how it should be. I salute all the MPs, the Ministers who came to campaign with us on the Copperbelt. We have to hang in there and I also want to encourage all the officials that President Hakainde Hichilema is walking the talk. He is a true leader and we should be patient with him and I think this year he has promised that he will try his best to do something for the UPND and all the people of Zambia,” he said.


  1. Sick fat hippo. He is scared of us. Next general election you are out.

    Eric shumbe

    Pf member in East London

    • There is money in London, don’t forget to send money for memorial ceremony on August 12 of each year. When UPND hands over power to the new heritage party in 2096, I can not count how many memorials you will have by then

  2. PF will never die. we must in bless change and never think of bring down an institution like PF. Democracy is about win and lose. and when you win it does not mean you are the best but you are an option at the moment. look at politics in America today the Democrat and tomorrow the republic party this is the line we should be thinking not wamuyaya part no.

  3. I’ll be surprised if HH gets deceived by this statement from Matambo. He needs to be careful with Matambo and his firend the former ZANAMA. The UPND rating is very low on the Copperbelt. Batuke Imenda and his Deputy Imenda haven’t done much. They have neglected all those that lost elections and weren’t successful in their petitions, eg Kamfinsa and Kalulushi. This is why some members are crying for a militant Obvious Summerton Mwaliteta. Kwacha and Kabushi were losses unless you enjoy self-deceit. We expect you to do things differently but it seems we’re back to where we started from

  4. Is this his obsession…. eliminate a political party? Kwacha and Kabushi are not elections one can boast of or use as measure stick.
    It’s people like this oaf that make our presidents blind to reality.
    What has this mammoth done apart from issuing utopian pronouncements?
    Hakainde should replace this modern Alexander Kamalondo before it’s too late.

  5. Anyway I can see where this thing is coming from. At most independence celebrations the PF seemed to outnumber the ruling part in attendance. So to assure his boss, the appointing authority he had to come with this childish garbage.

  6. PF is an active criminal enterprise………..

    They were selling zambias future for political donations………….

    Even when Mopane refused to pay the new electricity tariffs with the threat of job loses …………PF had been collecting money there for party functions.

    The revelation of being paid $3 million by Glencore is the tip of the iceberg………

    None of their imported vehicles paid duty , a scam PF caders used to import personal vehicles…………

    We expect and await ZRA to finish PF off…………

  7. Zambia is behind in development because we are busy “killing the opposition” and barely doing little, nothing to build the country. We all know PF shortcomings as well as their strength. It’s not for UPND to remind us.

    PF was perpetually vilifying MMD telling us the vanquished party should never rule Zambia again.

    UNIP suffered similarly at the hands of insecure MMD.
    UPND was typically under five and unfit to rule us. Little did they know about “change goal”.

    UPND is preoccupied with the same. Redeem us from Zambia’s past misdeeds. Just do your job. Lead us to prosperity. Stop those political antiques. We know what’s best for us.

  8. But the issue is, why preoccupy yourself with something that’s dead?
    At every juncture, it’s PF this or PF that! Twanaka, just perform while in office, that’s the only guarantee for you remaining in power.
    You forget easily ba Elisha, didn’t PF say HH will NEVER rule Zambia?
    Isn’t he president today?
    So reserve the word NEVER for the almighty God. It’s not for you to say what happens tomorrow.

  9. if the PF party is dead why do the upnd keep talking about a dead party? it is saddening every time a upnd member open there mouth to talk first 10 words its PF, concentrate on the promises you promised zambian i dont think you promised us the same song every day PF, PF,PF no we need drugs in clinics, more jobs, low food prices not PF all the time. stop living in the past you are now in government sha

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