Thursday, June 20, 2024

UPND Expresses Sadness Over PF’s Decline in Recent By-Elections, Warns of Weakened Democracy

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The United Party for National Development (UPND) has released a press statement expressing their sadness over the Patriotic Front’s (PF) downward spiral in recent by-elections. The statement, issued by UPND Secretary General Batuke Imenda, states that the PF has lost 21 seats to the UPND through by-elections in the last five months, which is not positive for a party positioning itself to take over power from a performing government.

Imenda also warns PF leaders, especially those seeking to take over leadership of the party from Mr Edgar Lungu to take an introspection and rebuild their party. The statement also mentions that the UPND cautioned PF leaders that attacking, insulting or demeaning President Hichilema would not win them any support of the people in this country.

The statement expresses concern that the posture that the PF has taken shall weaken the democracy in Zambia because there shall be no opposition with a support base at the moment to provide genuine checks and balances. The UPND also congratulates the Socialist Party for winning one ward seat in Lukashya constituency.

The statement also highlights that the UPND has demonstrated its growing appeal to the electorate by favoring it with two more seats out of the four by-elections held on Friday. The UPND held 2 seats out of the 4; they have lost two – one has gone to UPND and the other to socialist party. Meanwhile, UPND has taken 2, gaining an extra seat in the once PF stronghold.

In a space of 5 months, UPND has won 24 by-elections out of 28, losing only four. Out of the 24 by-elections, 21 are from PF strong holds. In other words, PF has lost 21 seats which they once held, while diminishing their power base.

The UPND remains committed to the restoration of democracy and good governance, and will endeavor to encourage all stakeholders to help grow the democracy in Zambia.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Are you not just celebrating? Your test was going to be the Kwacha and Kabushi but you manipulated these elections. Those ward elections are just a token.

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  2. PF is doomed because they have not reconciled with the Zambian people …they have not had an honest self reflection of themselves, they still continue to retain the selfsame old brooms like Emmanuel Mwamba, BUFFOON CK, GBM etc…they are only vocal when their friends are being questioned by ACC, people are not amused everytime they see the same faces of crooks walking free on their screens. Just look at the upcoming PF Presidential elections not a single word said against Lazy Lungu…I mean how can you challenge for the highest seat in your organisation without mentioning the failings of the previous regime.

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  3. As for UPND it will be the same 10 year cycle I am afraid, as the President has been stubborn to act on his ministers and appointees who have messed up, he still maintains the same cabinet of non performers and empty suits. MMD was like this after UNIP…Zambian politicans never learn from history.

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  4. DONT TALK BOLLOCKS UPND PARTY CADRES ARE REJOICING THE DEATH OF PF
    AND NOW OTHERS ARE CRYING FOR A STRONGER PF
    I’M CONFUSED
    HH SHOULD PUT A STOP TO HIS CADRES BLAH BLAHING NONSENSE

    • Please ignore this UK based Troll/Impostor it has run out of material ever since real KZ has been silent, it combs his Face=book page scratching for any little material now its resorting to swearing.

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    • Tarino go fark yourself and leave me out of your madness. Why are you obsessed with me? You spend all day blogging here you old sad rat. Go and get laid and get a life. Your balls are too full its now affecting your brain. Fuseke

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  5. Patriotic Front PF is headed to the grave yard where the remains of UNIP and MMD are buried.And they deserve political death.

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  6. We keep telling you, there is NO LEADER IN PF. The so called aspiring leaders are all no match to HH. Period.
    Mundubile, CK, Mwamba, Lvbinda, Nakachinda, Lvsambo, the list goes on………, they are all USELESS.
    Where is the so called re-branding? They are all focussed on demeaning HH, instead of coming up with a proper and revised manifesto that they can start selling. They are focusing on using cheap slogans on what HH promised, forgetting that HH has 3 more years to go BEFORE they call him a liar. They are forgetting that they did the damage and that damage can not be done overnight, instead of thinking through a proper strategy, it’s all NOISE MAKING. Let them continue with Chilufya Tayali as their advisor…..

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    • How can PF rebrand when they are in self denial…dont be surprised if Lazy Lungu stands unopposed in February’s sham election restarting the whole debate again about him qualifying to stand or not then wasting the next 3 years then later barred to stand by ECZ.

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  7. Hypocrisy at it’s highest level. You put ECZ in your pocket.. And bar strong candidates of PF from standing. And claim victory lol

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  8. PF winning elections is based on violence and bribery……..

    Remove either , they are doomed……….

    Now both are removed…….

    they stand no chance………..

  9. Who says we need PF for our democracy? Any of us can step into State House. Nor did we need UPND. We just need political systems or organisation and all of us can step in. Even Linda Kasonde can be president

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  10. I feel upnd should be be worried because of the high cost of living and economic hardships majority ordinary Zambians are enduring.

  11. Don’t you think what is worrisome to majority people is the high cost of living such that they can hardly afford three meals per day.

  12. We’re not sad at all for PF’s decline.May their slow painful demise continue after all the mess and pain they left for Zambians.

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