Friday, February 23, 2024

PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly

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The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Sell out. You will wish you had not done what you have done. Unprincipled leaders like you have cost our nation genuine progress.

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  2. When the president was pronouncing unpalatables in the presence of our chiefs in Kasama…….. the fo.ol was even clapping.

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    • @paul banda: I am Tonga, and I have NO chiefs in Kasama. As matter of fact, I have no chiefs at all, not even in Tonga land. We Tonga do not believe in this “chiefs” bullsh1t. This is why we should demand that no money coming from our provinces is used to support or sponsor any chiefs. I the Ngoni, Lozi, Bemba, Luvale etc, want to promote or maintain their traditional rulers, let them pay for that exercise with their own money. The Nkoya should pay for the Nkoya chiefs, and not for the Litunga of the Lozi. In fact, I believe that it is time to turn Zambia into a federation so that the various provinces can focus on developing themselves. Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, DRC are all federations…come on Zambia

  3. I am sure Munir and that other Chipata MP(the guy who struggles with ENGLISH) are very annoyed with you. Ba ka ku .po.no.na

  4. HH was telling this sellout to be Strong and fearless.
    Which shows clearly that HH himself is the one sponsoring this click

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    • @Roy: HH is not a sellout, he is a powerless man, and there is a difference. HH is emasculated by the enormous US $31 billion debt that PF saddled Zambia with. Remember, in tandem with borrowing and looting so much money, PF succeeded in reducing the gross domestic product of Zambia from $28 billion to $22 billion. They also attracted an influx of refugees from Rwanda and other countries so that our population went up from 15 million to 20 million under their rule. All this means that Zambia is poorer and weaker than it has ever been. Given that MMD sold all the assets of Zambia to themselves and to foreigners, we have nothing to negotiate with. This is why HH has to dance to the tune of foreigner debtors.

    • Really? When did Zambia’s ruling party ever offer advice to the opposition? Everyone can see what mischief UPND are cooking up in their rivals

  5. kkkkk no one knows what our future holds but i can guess what the future holds for us because ilyashi likaya especially that ka one time naka dula plus nakeve ka one time kali bad.Where is KAIZER ZULU i miss this guy.Men are men.

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  6. time to move forward. pf was given chance to rule, now its time for upnd, and then another party shall come again. pf shouldnt think they have the birth right to come back to power, they are merely emotional . these pf are the guys who were moving around with bricks of cash and burning cash in public places and they think pipo miss them, my foot.

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