UPND convention was fake, says PF

UPND convention was fake, says PF

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE UPND CONVENTION FAILED TO PASS THE LITMUS TEST OF DEMOCRACY

The Patriotic Front (PF) predicted that the United Party for National Development (UPND) convention would be nothing but a facade, a sham and we have been vindicated.

The secrecy surrounding the UPND convention to the extent of blacking out the media and accrediting Civil Society Organisations aligned to the Opposition party was most unfortunate. It confirms what we have always said that there is no semblance of democracy about UPND.

We still wonder why the UPND constitution has always been a highly guarded secret document. We still wonder why the UPND leadership did not tell its membership that it had introduced a life presidency clause in its constitution to serve Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s narrow interests. We are also aware that the UPND constitution has been amended to kill intraparty competition. To date, UPND members are still confused as to who was elected and how.

We have said this and wish to repeat that the UPND is a dictatorship in the Opposition. It is Mr. Hichilema’s personal to holder club. This party has no capacity to conduct free and fair intraparty elections.

Zambians have seen yet again that the Opposition party can never be an alternative to the Patriotic Front (PF). The have no alternative transformational agenda to that of the Patriotic Front ( PF). While UPND, in collusion with Civil Society Organisations aligned to it, specialises in armchair criticism and promising Zambians ‘a car in every garage and chicken in every pot’. As they go about misleading themselves, PF remains firm on translating its vision into tangible programmes of action. PF is working hard to ensure the Vision 2030 becomes a reality. We can confidently state that their is no manifesto better that the social contract the people of Zambia have with the PF.

It is a shame that UPND lined up CSO monitors who have been lined up for adoptions as Members of Parliament such as GEARS. On this score, we are challenging the UPND to explain why it took them three (03) days to count 1000 convention votes. We want to believe these results were rigged especially that there was no transparency in the election of leaders.

Issued by:

Sunday Chilufya Chanda
Media Director
Patriotic Front

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    Mandanda 2 weeks ago

    Indeed I agree with Sunday Chsnda, that was a fake convention. Voting for people without positions? Just wait, that will rebound and bring a lot of confusion, and Upnd will crack. Ba Upnd you are mistaken, I don’t know which yard stick you use to gauge your Hichilema, the truth is that Hichilema cannot help you to remove PF from power. He’s a wrong person for that. He can’t win in the Northern provinces, and Eastern, Lusaka and Copperbelt. So where is going to get the votes from to win?

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    Jonas 2 weeks ago

    What’s wrong with voting HH? The party has decided he is the only who has the muscle to bulldoze PF so why changing him. Tell us what you will do different after elections not about the in capability of UPND we are not interested. We are learned enough to know which part is capable or not to deliver us from poverty no politician must guide us where to put our vote. Perhaps talk about how the debts will be paid not reminding on how to vote.

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    Sylvester Moomba 2 weeks ago

    What is extremely fake is all what comes from Chanda’s mouth.

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 2 weeks ago

    Slanderer Chanda!!!

    I was hoping you would have died of Covid by now! You scoundrel, mind your PFucking business!

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    Gilbert 2 weeks ago

    Warped mind full of hatred and jealousy this fellow will faint when Upnd excels.

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    Romanos 2 weeks ago

    PF you’re accustomed to electing your your leaders by lifting of hands and seeing the real, no vote buying, no rigging and violent free  has left a lot mess and big time questions how and what your PF party elections will be like, already KBF is been expelled for wanting to challenge Edgar Lungu 

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    Bo MUNYENGE MUNYENGE 2 weeks ago

    Boss Sunday Chanda let me assure you that come august 2021 the PF will emerge victorious. UPND is nothing but a tribal political party which cant offer any solutions to the problems facing the republic today. UPND’s agenda is sell off remaining state assets.I myself Munyenge will cut off my scrotum and donate it to paul Mushindo university for reserch purposes if UPND wins.

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    Waka kasonde 2 weeks ago

    I THOUGHT I LISTENED TO THE ELECTRO OFFICER AND EVEN H H HIMSELF ASKING FOR HOPEFULL CHALLENGERS TO GO AHEAD DO THEIR NOMINATIONS.

    HOWELSE WOULD UPND HAVE CONDUCTED THE CONVENTION WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

    KINDLY TELL US OF ANOTHER BETTER WAY THAN WHAT WE FOLLOWED AND WATCHED.

    IT LOOKED TO ME THAT UPND TRYED UNDER VERY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.

    THUMBS UP TO THEM REALLY

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    Samuel 2 weeks ago

    Iwe chanda,ask the owners of the convention to tell you the number of ballot papers they had to count.shame upon you

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    Banda 2 weeks ago

    All political parties are likely to hold fake ones. Sir quickly show them and hold a genuine one.

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      Monster among men 2 weeks ago

      We have failed to rule and you are busy condemning others. The economy in this country is asking for a Savior and you are busy singing songs of jealous. Am going to Exodus from this party if you continue fighting others. It’s not going to help the party but only receive critics. We need deliverance and repentance as a party because of the spirit self-love.

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    Zambian 1 2 weeks ago

    Pf shut up and hold your own internal elections, at the moment you don’t even qualify to pass a comment, you have been beaten, go yo yours and show us tumone Kabili

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    Chilyata 2 weeks ago

    Sundays Chanda’s pumpkin head will burst with envy, jealousy and malice.
    UPND has shown PF what it means to be organised even in the midst of the pandemic and watermelon headed Chanda can believe what he has seen!!

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    Muntu Bulyo 2 weeks ago

    PF should focus on redeeming themselves as a violent party that has failed to develop the country and pay terminal benefits to workers than pointing fingers at UPND. Surely as party in Government they should have better and more important things to do that trying to micromanage the UPND. I understand the frustration of PF. UPND has outsmarted them because they were unable this time around to sponsor candidates to cause confusion in UPND.

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    PF. There are so many political parties in Zambia. Sometimes try to talk about other parties such as Rainbow Party, EEP, FDD etc. What is your business in UPND? Go to the convention and show the nation how it is supposed to be done. Nyumba yana neba ikutekeni nfine?

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    Some people will burst from hatred! just say Congrats! and move on.

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    Its the tradition of black Africans and worse Zambians to condemn anything instead of putting all the energies on developing and helping poor Zambians who feed once a day. We even condemn what Jesus did to save mankind.