– He is a grassroot person
-He comes to this Mayyoral race with a Constituency that know him and can identify itself with him.
-He has experience of being Lusaka Mayor as he was once elected Deputy Mayor.
-He has a City identity and can easily relate to any Constituency of Lusaka by citing at least a Project done under his tunare of office at the Council.
-Chawama is big Constituency not only that a high density residential place or compound whose people can easily push for a Mayor to come from their compound hence Potpher getting bi-partisan or votes across part-lines even non UPND may wish to have a Chawama resident for Mayor.
-He goes to this race with 20 000 + / – votes to himself ,these are atleast voters he was able to inspire into voting for him, chances that atleast 80% of this figure still believe in him are very high.
-This Mayoral campaign will be hostile as the entire Lusaka will be politically activated, as such it takes an experienced candidate to know how to engage in the campaign and Potpher has been on this path as aspiring Councillor and as aspiring MP Chawama.
-May be of the 2 Potpher may be more ready and prepared of them all. And may have more financial sympathisers than others for he has some business class he may have helped while he served as Councillors and Deputy Mayor alike… Otherwise others may just depend on the Party even for nomination fees… 😰😰😂
-Potpher knows most of the PF thugs, atleast attacking him may be a challenge to them, that will reduce hostility against him, just like Mwaliteta, it’s difficult for PF thugs to attack him,their faces are familiar.. Just like it is difficult for UPND youths to physically attack Richard Kapita no matter the situation…. He will just mention your their names and it will all be ” aaah Boss shani ko ya drink” this is the trend of politics.
FOR NOW, IAM PRAYING THAT WE GO FOR POTPHER TEMBO, HE IS SELLABLE, HE IS A KOMBONI BOY TO WHOM PEOPLE OR VOTERS CAN EASILY APPROACH WITH LESS PRESSURE TO SPEAK ENGLISH….. THAT IS OUR OPINION