Tuesday, June 18, 2024

PF should choose a party President who is known nationwide-Chungu

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Former Patriotic Front (PF) Luanshya Member of Parliament Steve Chungu has said the PF should choose a party President who is known nationwide and can be easily sold to the people ahead of the 2026 General Elections.

And Mr. Chungu, the former PF Luanshya District Chairman, said the people of Zambia are looking for alternative leadership because the UPND Government has failed to meet their expectations.

The PF is preparing to choose a party President at a convention that is expected to be held in March next year.

PF presidential aspirants include Emmanuel Mwamba, Mutotwe Kafwaya, Emmanuel Mwamba, Chishimba Kambwili, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, Brian Mundubile and Greyford Monde.

These aspirants have already filed their nominations for the PF presidency before acting Secretary General Nixon Chilangwa.

Commenting on the race to the top PF position, Mr. Chungu said PF should pick a party President to help them give a message of hope again to the Zambian people.

He said the PF President should be able to give people confidence on matters of the economy, Christian values, job creation and investment.

“I just wish them (PF) well. I wish all the Presidential candidates the best and that the members should open their eyes and pick the best candidate amongst the eight. They should pick a party President to help them give a message of hope again to the Zambians people. They should also take advantage of the current government’s mistakes and unfulfilled promises if they are to make the Zambian people trust them again. They should talk about cadrelism never to show its face again, the violence never to show its face again, the corruption never to show its face again.”

“Those are the things people expected to hear and see even from the current government. But these things have again shown their ugly when people were trying to say oh now we have a messiah but people have started regretting now that they made a mistake by bringing the UPND. That is why people are looking back at PF. Had they UPND performed well in the last one year, the PF was going to be finished now because the UPND has also failed to perform to the expectations of the people, that is why the people of Zambia are looking for another option. The Zambian people have decided to look for another option,” Mr. Chungu said.

“I have talked about someone who is going to give the Zambian people hope in all aspects. One, the economy, Christian values, job creation, investment, somebody who is going to give the Zambian people hope that there will be more money in people’s pockets again because there is no money in circulation right now. There is absolutely nothing. That is why you have even seen the artificial drop of the American dollar or the foreign currencies that are artificial because there is less money in circulation. So there is no competition for the foreign exchange. The gaining of the Kwacha is not there to stay, it is going to crush, the Kwacha is going to crush very soon,” he said.

Mr. Chungu, who resigned from PF last year, declined to reveal his preferred candidate for the PF presidential race.

“I wouldn’t want to get involved at this point in the matter of who is the best candidate. Those are internal politics of political parties and individuals who are vying for these positions. I think for these individuals to seek that position I think they have got all the confidence to win. But I have said we need somebody to give us hope. Yes the party President must be sealable with a national appeal and with those other factors I earlier mentioned. They should give us hope because we have lost hope in UPND. We have lost it,” Mr. Chungu said.

23 COMMENTS

  1. It seems Steve Chungu misses his former party, why can’t he just rejoin? All parties have their own internal systems on how they choose their leaders and usually what comes out is against the expectations of outsiders. I wouldn’t be surprised if the PF elect GBM or Kambwili the very people that destroyed the party when they joined hands with the UPND. But then most politicians and their followers are short on grey matter. Whether they bounce back or not doesn’t matter. If the PF dies another party will emerge to come and humiliate the UPND.

    • They talk about Christian Values but support the corrupt chaps..they thiink christian values is talking against homosexuality

    • One wonders what Chungu means. Kambwili is known nationwide for being a buffoon. GBM is known nationwide as a wifebeater and like Dora Siliya a muselela kwakaba without any principles except making money, Sampa is known nationwide as an Under Five politician who always cries when he is in trouble. Emmanuel C Mwamba is known nationwide as a Chancer number one who is an expert at empty tin opinions.

  2. PF is dead. When CK was part of the alliance he told the world that PF was the most corrupt party, GBM also told us the same, so when did PF reform to warrant even having a President. The best PF could do is to disband with immediate effect. Most people left PF like Chungu himself, only remnants are remaining in PF and this history of remnants is a difficult one world over, they can be very hard core

    • Very true. That entire lot is useless. Why didn’t Lubinda stand? He has experience of constituency politics unlike political gatecrashers like Mwamba

    • Chunga – Bo Lubinda is the biggest coward there is, let me jog your memory to 10 years ago one then SG Wynter Kabimba nearly kicked him out of the party for leaking information to opposition…they dont like Lubinda and they dont trust him. PF need new young faces

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  3. PF has no material for President, the consolation is that all other opposition parties are in tatters like them

    • It’s not consolation. Without a strong upright opposition, UPND is leading us to the sewer hole. To drink poisonous murk disguised as water of life. Zambia needs a strong opposition not shallow PF

  4. PF being the worst party to have ever ruled Zambia deserves to go extinct, I am told they have even been wired in the just held bye elections.

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    • Trust me this is just a formality if PF were desperate to elect a President they would have called for elections next week but they keep buying time for something…you can not have all these Presidential aspirants not one has spoken out aginst the past party failings or Lazy Lungu’s presidency. It seems someone has paid for all of them in form of a donation to the party…trust me if I paid that type of money to particpate in something I would make my presence known.

  5. “These aspirants have already filed their nominations for the PF presidency before acting Secretary General Nixon Chilangwa.”
    What is even ore suspicious is these chaps have all filed their nominations nit one has complained about the K200,000 nomination fee I mean chaps like Greyford Monde …really laughable.

  6. This chap Steve Chungu is a Luanshya man in short all he is saying is vote for BUFFOON CK…these people can never reform I mean bad habits die hard..elect the loud mouth coward CK and he will trade the party for handful of silver and make a run for it like he did at NDC the chap has no principles and should not be on that list.

  7. If the 8 members represented all provinces I would be able to vote, otherwise this list is the worst list of candidates ever seen one sided politics and too much greed and boastfulness

  8. Very true. That entire lot is useless. Why didn’t Lubinda stand? He has experience of constituency politics unlike political gatecrashers like Mwamba

  9. Deja Vu why you never comment on such matters eh?? Do you want Bonanza and Bowman to contest?? Really laughable….

  10. Lubida by nature of his parentage may not qualify by the Zambian constitution, but very experienced. He can only run as vice president. All those standing now are not good leaders.

  11. Chungu’s stateement is incomplete. He says pf should choose one who is known national wide.’ He hold realse that some among the eight candidates are knwn nationallly becase of their, criminality, tribalism, incosistence, insults, hungry fr power. Are such going to push f into victory come 2026 or 2031 the more ssible year of changing the republican resident as current constitutio.

  12. Chungu’s stateement is incomplete. He says pf should choose one who is known national wide.’ He should realise that some among the eight candidates are known nationallly because of their, criminality, tribalism, incosistence, insults, hungry for power. Are such going to push pf into victory come 2026 or 2031 the more possible year of changing the republican president as per current constitution.

  13. with such potentials.. PF is doomed to die, Those are only looking for the prosperity of themselves.. they dont care about the ppl

  14. its now one and some months, we were promised to stop buying cooking oil in plastics go in shoplite spend 1000k and count the items in 1000k you can cry ,sometimes last just admit and say life is difficult we canot afforde to say like.

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