UPND has become too reluctant – Analyst

UPND has become too reluctant – Analyst

RECENTLY HELD LOCAL GOVT BY-ELECTIONS SHOW RELUCTANCE OF THE UPND IN ITS STRONGHOLDS
By Balewa Zyuulu

A political analyst Mwila Bwanga says the recently held local government by-elections in various parts of the country have shown how reluctant the main opposition UPND party has become in its strongholds.

In the just ended by elections, the Patriotic Front won 10 of the 15 by-elections held in North-Western, Western and Luapula provinces out of which 8 are in UPND strongholds.

Mr. Bwanga tells Phoenix News that the result from the election must be an eye-opener for the opposition political party to do more grassroots mobilization if they are to stand a better chance of winning the 2021 general election.

He explains that while the ruling pf have done their homework in the opposition stronghold, the UPND seem to concentrate only at the presidential level ignoring the importance of grassroots mobilization.
PHOENIX NEWS

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    SMOKE 6 hours ago

    Really get troubled too how people analyse issues. Its like fighting someone whose hands are tied then you throw a punch and ask your opponent why they are not throwing back…..
    Thats what Pf have done…and now are asking why…? Really

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    It’s unfair to say “UPND has become too reluctant” PF denies permits to the opposition party. Give permits to the opposition parties so they have the exact same freedom to campaign as PF. Why is PF so bent on limiting our choices?

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    Kajongosi the under 5 can wins only on social medea

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      Ichalo Lifupa... 15 hours ago

      Nick, Yes UNDP can win on” Social Medea” but not on “Social Media” Haha!

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    MERCYBANDA 22 hours ago

    SO?? Those impoverished rural dwellers who voted for PF will eat PF while HH and his family are having square meals. Lets just wait for 2021..No STRESS AT ALL…Those condemning on social media why dont you go and mobilize in rural places yourself. Or contribute cash instead of yapping on social media…

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      Zambian 1 21 hours ago

      Mercy Banda you are spot on, moreover, under the current circumstances pravailing how much do you need to convince people? Lwenu vote pf and see

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    The playing field is not level,permits only given to pf

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    adviser 1 day ago

    IchaloLifupa… – That is how useless you are – because for you grassroots mobilization means holding huge rallies. You have no strategy at all.

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    TRUTH 1 day ago

    UPND win on social media platform. Good at talking and does nothing to convince the real people who vote. They win by losing. Its laughable. Maybe Sata was right, our candidate is under 5

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    Critical 1 day ago

    We are losing g it.We are strong on social media but weak on the ground.

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    IchaloLifupa... 1 day ago

    How is it possible for UPND to conduct its business when permits are declined by the outgoing IG who has no longer got balls to execute his duties due to interference by higher authorities??