PF wants to use suspended Town Clerk to rig Livingstone poll – Muntanga

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The United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused the Patriotic Front of planning to use the Livingstone Town Clerk to manipulate the outcome of 28th February by-election.

Local Government Minister Emerine Kabanshi on Thursday nullified the suspension of Town Clerk Vivian Chikoti by Livingstone city council councillors on allegations of incompetence, and instead suspended the councillors for their decision.

Kabanshi appointed a PF cadre  Alex Bwalya as administrator of the council.

But UPND Kalomo Member of Parliament Request Muntanga has told QFM News that the PF wants to use the Town Clerk who is the Returning officer in the elections to manipulate the vote.

Mr. Muntanga says the move to suspend the council is aimed at creating loopholes to rig the by-election.

He says even if the decision by the council to suspend the three officials could have been illegal, the Minister should have found a more appropriate way of handling the matter.

Mr Muntanga states that the local government Minister should have simply reinstated the three suspended council officials and put the matter of the councilors on the table for discussion.

He says the quick decision by the minister to suspend the council only shows that there is a hidden agenda behind the suspension of the UPND dominated council.

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52 Responses to PF wants to use suspended Town Clerk to rig Livingstone poll – Muntanga

  1. This is beeing foolish, the PF wants to rig the election. UPND stand up now, aaba bantu balijisi maanu atabeleki. UPND go forward we are praying for you to take a site at Livingstone and Pongwe.

    MWEENE - January 19, 2013
    13:34

  2. MAPATIZYA FORMULAR! It works well and thats the way to go! People of Lstone pliz maintain your stance. Viva UPND!

    Mazwu - January 19, 2013
    07:31

  3. let me ask mangani your name sounds nice what happen out of your dullness have to join pf i tell you those who have defected there are in trouble where to take their leadership because winter has closed the door for defectors ask mulongoti in our language we say… nga ulefwa ku ishiba efyo yaikala gwena mumeshi ku ipusha ifubu

    coolman - January 18, 2013
    20:00

  4. its a shame how this MBR is manipulating this country.

    The mazoka massacre - January 18, 2013
    19:26

  5. VIVA mapatizya formula

    confuse - January 18, 2013
    15:25

  6. Sata-n’s ERECTION?

    Headman Kagoli - Monze District - January 18, 2013
    15:00

  7. Now can somebody sing don’t kubeba song ah……

    man chi weed - January 18, 2013
    14:55

    • Since you hav asked I will. “Donchi kubeba wilalila hushhhhiiiii!!” End of quote

      christopher katongo - January 18, 2013
      19:01

  8. Go go forward with Mapatizya Formula, this is the only operation that will grant Zambians the diginity we desrve. Operation Mapatizya Formula

    No Name - January 18, 2013
    14:15

  9. Yaunka kuli comment yangu..?

    Haamambo - January 18, 2013
    13:29

  10. With UPND and MMD fielding different candidates in both constituencies,the PF will win with a landslide,white wash and an unparalled victory. Mark my words bana bokwesu.

    Haamambo - January 18, 2013
    13:27

  11. You seem to be defeated already.What an opposition, test the ground if you thought its soft.Why can’t you concentrate on voicing out what you will do for the people of livingstone and stop the unnecessary cheap pep talk to the electorate.
    PF when it was in opposition, it challenged the then ruling party on facts not just insinuations.
    Feel the pressure,politics is not for boys but men!!!

    kanchule mano - January 18, 2013
    12:20

  12. The rigging is being done at the registration center in the showgrounds not in Livingstone. PF cadres are registering to vote in the Livingstone by election but are not part of that constituency. Check this for your selves. MMD has already discovered this scam by the PF. If not stopped then Andeleki will win the election in Livingstone.

    Maria Mwamba - January 18, 2013
    12:17

  13. TOO BAD.

    The Don - January 18, 2013
    11:27

  14. Given, what is your option now? To resign or waiting to be fired? Kuyumayuma mulombwana. Remember, you are Honourable. Wakazwa kulamfu Chilombwana. I am sure you remember the “Ncuungu” saga at NRDC in 1983.This lady was becoming a dictator and you as OUR PRESIDENT spearheaded the chasing away of this lady PEACEFULLY. You even turned the policemen who came to protect her to be against her. You did it Given. Do you remember now. Go back Given and remember everything. You were not too mature then but you are now very mature. Do it NOW.

    The servant - January 18, 2013
    10:34

  15. Weldone 2 the pipo hu escoted HH to the police,big up 2 Nevers Mumba that is wat hapens wen u supress pipo 4 a long time.Pipo continue beating the police for supoting wrong thngs

    BRIAN HAPUNDA - January 18, 2013
    08:53

  16. mapatizya is the only way to go livingstone is upnd

    MWINSHO - January 18, 2013
    08:52

  17. I will still vote for P.F bafi colour

    Watch Dog Santanyoko - January 18, 2013
    08:51

  18. Imwe Bantu why do you hate PF so much that you cannot see sense in what my sister Emelly Kabanshi did.Livingstone City councillors should have known by now that councils do not have powers to hire and fire officers in division 1,2 and 3 after the introduction of Local Government Service Commission.Councillors can just make recommendations to LGSC for further action. So abo bambuli should remain suspended for the next six months(Please Hon Minister add another 90 days after the expiry of the first 90 days).Livingstone city council has not been stable under leadership of Mayor Aggrey Njekwa.This Mayor, it appears is hot-headed.The same chap differed with the former Town clerk -Ms Nevras.WHY again now with Chikoti?
    As for the appointed Local Governmenment Administrator-Mr Alex Bwalya(PlGO southern Province is not a PF cadre but a dedicated civil servant(PLGO)who supports the govt of the day.Him and other former PLGOs Fewdays Yenga and Solomon Sakala have been very effective Local Govt Administrators for suspended councils before.
    Imwe tu ma councillors where have you ever seen kama school PTA or Kama school board suspending Teachers in a govt school?Councillors are part time in their fuctions and therefore operate like school PTAs or Boards.
    In the current administration of elections I do not know at which stage can a TC rig elections? It is impossible in the presence of election agents and observers in the election process .I rest my case.

    The Eyes of an Eagle up in the sky. - January 18, 2013
    08:31

  19. we dont care who dies MAPATIZYA formula is a UPND security measure to protect there votes.So you suspended those guys so that you put your currupt caps lig the seat ok.You will find us we are still waiting for you .Mind you madam Kangela,how do you start sumoning people before the campagn period is ready.work well you were not born at that level in the police service.Now how do you expect those parties you are treating like foreigners to do to you when they comes into power.All these cops who are caders will be fired its bad am not the next H.E

    PEACE BA SATA - January 18, 2013
    08:26

  20. No mater what Livingston is for UPND.We don’t CNPs in the province.

    field sham - January 18, 2013
    08:25

  21. Use the parallel monitoring system to you the opposition’s advantage and you will have a field day

    mother - January 18, 2013
    08:24

  22. Is Andeleki wins and becomes Minister of home affairs, then Zambia will be at war. Look at the way he mistreated opposition, civil socities and churches whilst at Registra of socities! Let all move to Livinstone and prevent possible war. Let us stand up for Zambians.He will use the POA to even stop people talking to family members and Iam told even funerals will require police permit as long as the funeral is for someone connected to the opposition. Let us rise to the occasion. People of Livinstone, you hold the future of this country into your hands. Stop the mascare and police brutarity. I know Lobongan and Jere are going to the Hague after 2016 for crimes against humanity.

    mumba chama - January 18, 2013
    08:18

  23. Let the pafwaka cadres asK people like mangani and lucas how pathetic this pf is.viva HH,Milupi, Saki and Mumba

    atas - January 18, 2013
    08:15

  24. Mapatizya was tested yesterday at woodlands police. It is very possible and must be used!! Abash bamwisa!!!!

    Defend Democracy - January 18, 2013
    08:15

  25. The move is retrogressive indeed.

    Honest - January 18, 2013
    08:04

  26. ITS UPND HH UPND HH UPND HH UPND HH UPND HH FOR LIVINGSTONE AND ZAMBIA. TWANAKA, UBUFI BWACHILAMO BA PF. THEY LIE IN TALKING, THEY LIE IN BODY LANGUAGE, THEY LIE IN THE MANNER THEY EAT NSHIMA, THEY LIE IN GIVING TENDERS, THEY LIE TO THEIR WIVES INFACT ALL OF THEM ARE IN EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS, THEY LIE IN DREAMS.

    BASEBELE - January 18, 2013
    08:02

    • Hahahahahaha… what an amusing piece!

      Mubanga - January 18, 2013
      10:26

  27. basa lets move with HH not behind him, things are bad, we need fresh blood to think and run this country. insults are not a solution. let our HH avoid public confrontations, we are with you Mundala just work hard and talk sense, the house is yours come 2016 viva HH, mwana a kuchuundu.

    Tonga lady - January 18, 2013
    08:02

    • @Tonga lady: Nku yuma yuma basa. Ba Mazoka ba amba.

      Mwanarob - January 18, 2013
      08:15

  28. but ba sata zoona! education is power indeed

    people power - January 18, 2013
    07:57

  29. viva saki

    pafwaka - January 18, 2013
    07:57

  30. Idiots ZWD,where is my comment,ntoto henu

    Muchende - January 18, 2013
    07:57

    • @muchende tokwe maanu. ulatukana pesi ba zwd bacita publish comment yamatusi anu uyanda kuti katubala matusi?

      john simankobbolyo - January 18, 2013
      14:02

  31. Am going to livingstone to work hard so that upnd wins, i can not sit addle and see my town being ruled by ba mwisa. Tulibe Mukuni, we will defend our city and land

    pafwaka - January 18, 2013
    07:56

  32. Sata wake up otherwise all MPs will be for upnd. Stop the nonsense of running a country like a tarvern

    Chilufya - January 18, 2013
    07:53

    • How can all these Mps be for UPND? Can PF MPs be upnd a party that will not see the corridors of state House? Atleast not before 2071.

      isaac - January 18, 2013
      08:33

      • Keep living in denial stage!

        Mubanga - January 18, 2013
        10:27

  33. Mapatizya indeed.

    Mutombu Kabunji - January 18, 2013
    07:49

  34. We will crash you using the police force

    Mwansa - January 18, 2013
    07:47

    • You idiot, you seem not to understand the Mapatizya Formula. It is an election management strategy which fosters transparency in the way the whole election process is conducted through the active participation of the electorate. It allows the people’s will through the ballot to be respected and it is not something that should be painted in a negative way. It promotes transparency, a smooth technical process, but also includes the respect for basic civil and political rights such as freedom of expression, of movement, of association and assembly; as well as the absence of barriers to the full participation of all citizens, without any form of discrimination; the absence of any form of intimidation; and the compliance overall with the rule of law. Those found disturbing the tents of free and fair elections are dealt with by the law.

      Sara - January 18, 2013
      08:07

    • How short your memory is, look at your today’s post(distasteful paper) headline pictures if you think the police can stand up to people power

      Suggestor - January 18, 2013
      08:25

    • You can suppress people for a while and for sometime but not all the time. There will come a time when people say “enough is enough” and they are ready for anything even to die!

      Mubanga - January 18, 2013
      10:29

  35. someone to tell me what is dis mapatizya formula

    Nchelele Bula - January 18, 2013
    07:47

  36. I hear the drums of war!

    Ulemona - January 18, 2013
    07:40

  37. its true..Mapatizya formular is the only way out..we are ready!!

    CNP-4U - January 18, 2013
    07:35

  38. it wl not work! nchelele bula is informing us nd wl hammer pf again nd again.

    chammy - January 18, 2013
    07:33

  39. Isecond the motion

    Mwamvwa - January 18, 2013
    07:32

  40. Let UPND use the ‘Mapatizya Formula’ otherwise these PF thugs will not stop at anything to rig the elections.

    Sara - January 18, 2013
    07:27

    • I think so

      Masomaso - January 18, 2013
      07:30

    • Mapatizya Formula ibeleke awa

      kopala 1 - January 18, 2013
      07:43

    • with these pathetic failures that is the language they understand

      Suggestor - January 18, 2013
      08:26