UPND starts preparing for Mpongwe bye-election

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The united party for national development (UPND) says it is not surprised by the defection of MMD chairman for elections, Gabriel Namulambe.

UPND secretary general Winston Chibwe says Mr. Namulambe’s defection is not surprising because his party saw it clearly by the conduct of some MMD officials during some joint meetings.

Mr. Chibwe however states that his party is disappointed that Mr. Namulambe has decided to create an unnecessary by election which he says will gobble huge sums of tax payer’s money.

Speaking to QFM, Mr. Chibwe further states that the UPND, will start preparing ground for participation in the forthcoming Mpongwe parliamentary by-elections.

And when asked if the UPND is considering going into a loose pact with the MMD, Mr. Chibwe states that his party is not in any alliance with any political party on electoral matters.

And in a separate interview with QFM news, expelled MMD national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe says his party stands no chance in the Mpongwe by elections whether it goes in as a pact with the UPND or not.

He has however wished the MMD the very best in the forthcoming by-elections.

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71 Responses to UPND starts preparing for Mpongwe bye-election

  1. ZAMBIANS, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE TIRED OF THESE GAMES PLAYED BY GREEDY POLITICIANS. NAMULAMBE IS THE MOST UNFORTUNATE PERSON ON EARTH. IF WE MAKE UP OUR MINDS HE CAN BE THE LAST PERSON TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO THE POOR ZAMBAN VILLAGES IN MPONGWE.

    WHY ARE WE SITTING IDLY AND WATCHING A GOVERNMENT WHICH WE FAITHFULLY VOTED FOR TREAT US LIKE THIS. FIRST IT WAS MASEBO AND THEN MASUMBA. AND WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING HELPLESSLY. ZAMBIA DOES NOT BELONG TO THESE GREEDY PEOPLE.

    NAMULAMBE WENT AND BRIBED 372 VILLAGERES WITH A FEW KWACHA AND BECAUSE THEY ARE SUFFERING, THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF THEIR MAIZE, THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED INPUTS, THE MEALIE MEAL PRICES HAVE SKYROCKETED, HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM.

    WHAT A WICKED MAN. HE DELIBERATELY ABDICATED A SEAT TO CAUSE AN EXPENSIVE, UNNECESSARY BY-ELECTION. I APPEAL TO ALL NGOS, STUDENTS AND ALL WELL-MEANING ZAMBIANS TO CHALLENGE NAMULAMBE AND MAKE SURE THAT BY-ELECTION DOES NOT TAKE PLACE. IT IS BETTER THAT THE SEAT REMAINS VACANT. THIS IS THE HIGHEST KIND OF ABUSE OF THE PEACE-LOVING ZAMBIAN PEOPLE.

    UPND DONT RUSH FOR THAT ELECTION.. LET US AS ZAMBIANS PREFER THAT THE SEAT REMAINS VACANT BECAUSE OF THE NAMULEMBE’S HIGHLY IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUS. HE DOES NOT WANT THE SEAT AND DOES NOT CARE FOR THE PEOPLE OF MPNGWE. HE MUST NOT GET I BACK. LET IT BE VACANT. I AM VERY, VERY ANNOYED.

    KATONGO NSAMBE - December 16, 2012
    21:37

  2. HH & Upnd to contest Mpongwe, the way to go! Thumbs up Upnd, you are the only reasonable voice for the voiceless. HH we love you & you will be the best Zambian president ever.

    Kayombo - December 16, 2012
    20:39

  3. People will vote for same chap Namulambe coz he will be standing on the ruling ticket. More money in Mpongwe by elctions to buy votes from villagers and you win. A reasonable regitered voter will get your money as the case was with RB and vote otherwise, kicking you out for creating unnecessary election.

    Observation Point (OP) - December 16, 2012
    20:32

  4. only a fool who does not love Zambia and his children will vote for Gabriel people like him are sell outs who are letting down the country. People of Mpongwe if you know what is good for you Gabriel is not something good. Reject his leadership by the way the onus is on you Mpongwe people.

    Mzee Hekima - December 16, 2012
    19:17

  5. Go go UPND!! This time around we do not want what happened in Mufumbwe to repeat itself. Whether we shall lose or not, we have to field a candidate!!!

    Mubanga - December 16, 2012
    18:58

  6. Honestly speaking,poor Zambians have never been good at knowing what to do with the ballot paper.Zambia is poverty bound and we all owe it to the poor.It’s all because they don’t know how to vote.In the foreseeable future,Zambia will continue to wallow in abject poverty,thanks to the poor majority.

    Shaka - December 16, 2012
    18:57

  7. Why insulting and what are we gaining?Who ever wins its ok as long is a Zambian because we want Zambian to be in Parliament.So stop pointing fingers on one another as any one has the right to resign and join any part of his choice.But through hatred and looking on tribe as Political Parties wan’t take us to State House.Because one or two tribes wan’t take some one to state house but you need to win 7 to 8 Provinces to go through.So let us not mislead ourselves.

    Kuyumayuma - December 16, 2012
    17:48

  8. It’s a big blow to the country…..

    Zambian youth - December 16, 2012
    16:56

  9. very good upnd but please put the following into consideration
    1-organise anti rigging and vote buying squard
    2-use mapatizya 4mular for any suspected move from cnp\pantu fyesu(pf)
    3-jata niiluma because i know pf claims to be popular in that area therefor ,the drunken idiots will be very aggressive and v.lent.
    4-go door 2 door and tell them the truth that (PF HAS FULLFILED THEIR COMPAIGN PROMISES BY (A)-TAKING THE BUNGA PRICE HIGH,
    (B)-POWER BLACK OUT
    (C)-ABUSE OF OFFICE AND ZAMBIAN CONSITITUTION.
    (D)PROMOTING CORUPTION ATI PANTU UBOMBA MWIBALA ALYA MWIBALA.
    (E)PUSHING THE COUNTRY TO 1 PARTY STATE.
    (F)CREATING MORE DISTRICT WITHOUT BUDGET
    (G)SHORTAGE OF WATER IN HOSPITALS
    (H)NO MEDICINE IN HOSPITALS NABANAMAYO UKUPAPILA MUMATAX ESPECIALLY IN NDOLA.
    (i)SHORTAGE OF FUEL IN THE COUNTRY.THE LIST GOES ON AND ON
    (5)-tell the voters not to exchange their card with tu pamelaz,a kapamela only last 4 1-2 hours and suffering continues,but if they vote wisely ,the better 4 life.
    thanks

    tshekele pete. - December 16, 2012
    16:32

  10. Really?

    v v t i - December 16, 2012
    16:18

  11. Also start to put in place anti-rigging structures. Otherwise you will cry like in Mufumbwe

    Bokoseni Mwale - December 16, 2012
    15:37

  12. Pama Fweee 4 Death! Zambia 4 grabs… Yatinyokola njala tu supporters twa PF no wonder the grip 2 power. Namulambe u r stupidy even when its democracy, is PF the right track 2 race on?

    Mzilikazi - December 16, 2012
    15:16

  13. Pa maka for life pf for real

    kangwe edwared - December 16, 2012
    13:45

    • Stupid what pamaka, people are suffering and you are busy saying pamaka, idiot learn to have remorse and get concerned of issues to do with Ntional interest.

      Pedro - December 16, 2012
      15:12

  14. HH AND UPND WIN MPONGWE AND FORGE AHEAD AS PRINCIPLED YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN.

    zero in - December 16, 2012
    13:45

  15. I know the Lamba people will do the right thing of teaching that stupid former mp a lesson please UPND go there now start the ground work PF has already started!

    London - December 16, 2012
    13:35

  16. Vote for UPND!!!
    Nearly 60% countrywide rejected PF in 2011. And statistics are getting worse.
    The people in Mpongwe have Nothing in common with a govt of lies and failure.
    Don’t allow rigging like it was in Mumfumbwe. Vote UPND!

    Spyglass - December 16, 2012
    11:37

  17. Chutuwo is from the army he understands the disrespect shown by youths

    non Partisan - December 16, 2012
    10:46

  18. You are not Namakando nawa. We know you are a Kolwestine. Just use your real name.

    Kintabante - December 16, 2012
    10:46

  19. Trouble in the village.

    kopa nakis - December 16, 2012
    10:45

  20. Looking at chituwo and Namugala speaking on TVZ, i could clearly see PF mind set in them. Mark my words; we are heading for more bye elections in many constituencies under MMD as most of their MPs are just moles. God help us.

    Mutonkela Kunona - December 16, 2012
    10:32

  21. Nice step UPND its time 2 start campaing for 2016. Currently PF is decampaing themselves even nature is against them army worms

    TC - December 16, 2012
    10:28

    • Another election to prove how weak the opposition still is. I bet you they will be burried in this one too! That’s the whole cry about.

      kundu - December 16, 2012
      10:38

      • UPND will probably lose the election, though their victory will be in the # of votes they get. I see an improvement there, in preparation for 2016. Every single vote will count then, even from mpongwe

        beeds - December 16, 2012
        12:09

  22. Odi Tubombeko! Pantu Mwafwilwa Pafula. I Don’t See Any Light At The End Of The Tunnel In PF Because The PF Tunnel Is A Circle. Viva HH & UPND, We Are Behind You.

    Bakinondo - December 16, 2012
    10:06

    • that the word Pana Fii think people are still behind their useless leader
      let them cry hope the farming community in mpongwe show them the door

      voice of one crying in wilderness - December 16, 2012
      18:13

  23. ULIBWA NAMAKONDO IDIOT.IF SATA IS YOUR BOSS,UKOKWINE MUKASABANA ,WENAMAWE.

    US WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING SATA IN 2011 ELECTIONS.AFTER SEEING HIS FELURE WE ARE LONGER IN PF.

    UNLESS A FOOL AND CORRUPT PERSON CAN STAND TO SUPPORT SATA AND PF.

    YOU CAN’T SEE THE DECREASING ZAMBIAN ECONOMY LEVELS FROM WHERE MMD LEFT.
    YOU MUST BE THE MOST STUPID AND FOOLISH CARDER.

    WANYA TAMWAKAPITE 2016 WAKO.WOOOOOOOOOOOO CHINAMAKANDO MUPOKEFYE SISTER OBE NGALALYAKO.

    KITWE - December 16, 2012
    09:58

  24. I pity Zambians surely how do you let pipo like Namulambe fool you around while you watch. I know PF will win this seat from foolish and unprincipled voters who are subjected to constant load sheding, erratiC water supply, exhorbitant & scarce meal meal , exhorbitant cement prices, self inflicted bus fares, terrible exchange rates , no freedom of assembly, increasing presidential salary by 100% while you increase civil servant by 15% and you remove retention allowance( Levy Mwanawasa NEVER)

    Njekwa - December 16, 2012
    09:48

    • You are right, Njekwa. Sata does not respect education. Civil servant’s motto must be: NO RETENTION ALLOWANCE NO VOTE FOR PF. NO COMMITTED OVER TIME ALLOWANCE NO VOTE.

      mupetabune - December 16, 2012
      14:47

  25. Pipo u knw nathng abt ths pf z nt knwn n lambaland thrz only mmd nd upnd thts 0 i cn asure pf cnt scup ths seat

    Pf wasting tym - December 16, 2012
    09:46

  26. you think loudly and cheap!

    Politics - December 16, 2012
    09:36

  27. Donchiii kubeba pf we are getting this1.

    Muntu niwakalijo - December 16, 2012
    09:25

    • Wabe bolo. PF Nitakula!!! You are slowly loosing popularity.

      Pedro - December 16, 2012
      15:14

  28. use your real names, you are not namakado nawa you fool. your father just wasted his sperms. fool.

    bashi dr economist - December 16, 2012
    09:22

  29. Pf will meet you guys head on in mpongwe.The seat is for pf and namulambe.

    Reginald mugoba - December 16, 2012
    09:17

    • STOP DREAMING MWANA.

      KASAMA - December 16, 2012
      09:43

  30. why consult kachingwe who has no party..!let UPND go for this one..

    CNP-4U - December 16, 2012
    08:58

  31. Hey, my post please-reaction to KCM-December.

    yanga yanga - December 16, 2012
    08:43

  32. Ba upnd muleiposelafye inshita.u thing u can win mpongwe.hehehehe.party 4 tongas.

    Bm babz - December 16, 2012
    08:42

    • You are saying so, because your PF is a party for Mwansas, Mulengas, Mutales….

      Zed@crossroad - December 16, 2012
      08:47

    • you belöng to the dust
      bin,..

      Politics - December 16, 2012
      08:48

    • Mr. Chibwe z tonga? U r an embecile

      sharp - December 16, 2012
      09:01

  33. DONT YOU PIPO KNOW THAT PF AND MMD ARE THE SAME. SECRETARY GENERAL FOR MMD IS NOW PF PRESIDENT. NO WONDER KABIMBA THINKS HE IS THE NEXT. MWANAWASA AND MAGANDE WERE UPND THATS WHY OUR ECONOMY HAD GONE UP. MMD & PF ARE THE SAME PIPO, PLEASE DONT DISTURB THEM. LEAVE THEM ALONE.

    numba - December 16, 2012
    08:41

    • they are three my friend,unip included..
      Its a life cycle of unip!

      Politics - December 16, 2012
      08:51

  34. its time for UPND to go for it alone and test their popularity in lambaland

    wemo - December 16, 2012
    08:31

    • thumbs up!

      Politics - December 16, 2012
      08:52

  35. Very strange to note that Chituwo is trying to defend a traitor like Kachingwe.

    fg - December 16, 2012
    08:31

    • thats what poverty can do my friend,his intestines are dry!

      Politics - December 16, 2012
      08:53

    • I have completely lost respect for Chituwo. Its really a shame!

      blago - December 16, 2012
      09:06

      • big let down!

        Politics - December 16, 2012
        09:09

    • i feel like vomiting. how can chituwo be so indiscipline like that. he can not even respect his president who was in illegal detention. am so disappointed with traitors like him, kachi and namulambe. all these times these guyz were pf cadres. shame on you, poverty stricken mps

      wapazed - December 16, 2012
      13:14

  36. @katwishi
    Why impersonating the bembas? You have blandered in your bemba gramma! Write in tonga so that your point can reach home!

    jodo mbi - December 16, 2012
    08:31

    • Probably he feels safer to be associated with that name under these trying times.

      Zed@crossroad - December 16, 2012
      08:43

    • jodo, it is not blander, but blunder. So when one blunders in bemba gramma, then he is tonga? I thought this site is accessed by all who care to visit it? Using your reasoning, I suggest that you also use bemba so that your point can reach home, though God knows how many people will understand it.

      Snake Lady - December 16, 2012
      11:40

  37. Politics of the belly are taking this country back wards. The Government should not rejoice in conducting these unnecessary by-elections created by selfish and foolish individuals. UPND is the only party with disciplined members of parliament who cannot be bought easily because they are there to serve the people who sent them to parliament. Being the In-coming government they should prepare themselves adequately. How I wish the people of Mpongwe could teach this idiot Namulambe a lesson by rejecting him for taking them for a ride.

    Jamela - December 16, 2012
    08:28

    • we the people can stop politics of the belly by choosing dedicated leaders in UPND..

      Politics - December 16, 2012
      08:56

  38. I feel sorry for those who call the poor unprincipled Kachingwe, father. I wish this old man can behave according to what his age demands. I thought politics of the belly had age limit.

    The Advisor - December 16, 2012
    08:05

  39. Ba UPND it seems you don’t know what you want… You always talk about democracy, but you are the first to reject its ugly side; freedom of association coupled with expensive exercises such as bye elections. Please don’t be lukewarm and tell us whether you’re fade up with democracy instead of showing double standards…

    KCM - December 16, 2012
    08:00

  40. UPND is the only principled party, their past and present speak kind of their calibre. In the UPND and HH, one sees a good government and its ONLY a matter of time before we begin to live our wish with the future. UPND will certainly rule this country. PF and MMD are of one heart, mind and same wine in perhaps similar or same but not necessarily new wine bottles. Their management of national affairs similar. PF has no clear and effective policy on agriculture (watching army worms wrecking havoc), mealie meal shortages ever, kaponyas keep littering streets and begging – hey STOP entertaining these functional illiterates because they are part of the problem, let them feel the pinch then they wil vote wisely next time, fuel shortages ever, now Tazara goods trains grounded,constitution making process an elitist affair (if at all they PF and TC are elite, no transparency and accountability,even NCC was better, Police brutality order of the day, government pre-occupied with poaching mps from opposition, no campaign promises fulfilled, ZESCO more moribund than under Sisala. Don’t expect too much from PF because they have no calibre or required acumen to deliver development. their campaign message was not even rhetoric but just hallucinations!Just continue preparing for 2016 because this regime is surely ephemeral.

    Dr Think Tank - December 16, 2012
    07:57

    • Nothing more to add. Nice summary.

      Sway - December 16, 2012
      09:23

  41. UPND GOOD MOVE,WE ARE BEHIND YOU GUYS.

    SHIKULU MATU NAFILWA UKUTEKA,ALEKOKELE SHA UNIP/MUGABE OF ONE PARTY STATE,ZAMBIANS A GOOD BECAUSE THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS EASIERY,LIKE NOW THEY HAVE TURNED AGAINST PF,AS IF IT WAS NOT THE POPULAR PARTY ON COPPER BELT.VOTES IN CB IN FAVOUR PF WILL BE FEWER THAN BEFORE.

    NOW WHEN YOU MENTION PF PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT YOU, AS A STRANGER IN ZAMBIA. IN THIS PF TENURE POVERTY IS EXTREMELY INCREASING,THAN EVER IN ZAMBIA.
    CAN WE A VOTE FOR PF AGAIN? NEVER VICTORY TO HHHHHHHHHH!!!!2016
    BANE OUR CANDIDATE IS HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!2016

    katwishi - December 16, 2012
    07:54

  42. Kachingwe is a pf cadre,UPND should contest the seat,no more silly agreements with disgruntled mmd.

    Politics - December 16, 2012
    07:53

  43. DEPORT ALL FOREIGNERS DOING ILLEGAL THINGSIN ZAMBIA. Thanks PF. Please keep on deporting them. The MMD allowed this culture of foreigners becoming big headed without respecting the local. Look at South Africa. Our friends do not allow the kind of nonsense we take from foreigners and yet investors keep flowing in SA. So you idiots, stop blaming the govt..atase.

    Kayawe - December 16, 2012
    07:33

  44. It’s good to start preparing for elections now so that you don’t cry foul when you lose like you always do “crying child UPND”…..

    Namakando nawa - December 16, 2012
    07:33

  45. Trouble for MMD.

    Kangala Itoito - December 16, 2012
    07:16

  46. upnd. Is very right to start preparing ground now its the only opposition that can not be sold or bought eg who can buy HH or sell him ? What about upnd mps at how much can you buy them
    ? I get inspired by the calibre of upnd no wonder pf have failed to work with lubinda. In pf if you are educated or rich automatically you become number one party enemy.

    kalindawalo - December 16, 2012
    07:13

  47. Namulambe and Kachingwe Turned into moles. I wish the two can disappear from this earth. why try to create an unnecessary by-election. why not work to foster development even in MMD for his constituency?

    Politicians are all after their bellies not serving the masses they claim to represent.

    Mpangula Mputyu - December 16, 2012
    07:05

  48. if only the mpongwe people dont re elect the twit…..it wud send some shivers to the wud be defectors and restore sanity in our politics

    in the year of king Atas - December 16, 2012
    06:58

  49. “My party stands no chance to win the by election. I wish MMD well”,-Kachingwe. What kind of thinking is that? Confused chap, doesn’t know where he belongs, kitchen or toilet.

    Janvan - December 16, 2012
    06:53

  50. You can clearly see where Kachingwe’s loyalties lie … how can he say his patry stands no chance of winning the election?

    Ulemu ni Wabwino - December 16, 2012
    06:51

    • Very gud upnd you are the only opposition that is princepled eg who can buy HH and his mps and @how much ?
      Just give chance to pipo with human heart to run the country.
      No wonder pf have failed to work with lubinda. In pf if you are educated or rich then you become number one party enemy. Lets go mr chibwe us mpongwe residents want upnd.

      kalindawalo - December 16, 2012
      07:27