Prof Luo, whose Munali parliamentary seat was nullified by High Court judge Edward Musona last week, had been off Facebook since August 13 soon after she was declared winner.
She only resurfaced on Saturday morning with a posting, “Morning Munali. Happy ssbbath [sic]” which, soon afterwards, attracted sharp reactions from her followers, most of whom wondered where she had been since August 13 when she last interacted with them.
Enock Simfukwe said: “Now you greet us everyday. You people what is wrong with you? Because you’re in trouble you have remembered us – the same old story!” while Patrick Muhunga commented, “The day of trouble even a bird fails to fly! Remember that in acute confusion, one can pick a sheet of paper to stone his enemy thinking he or she had picked up a stone.
People let us vote wisely!!”
Other Facebookers joined in to question Pro Luo’s absence, saying she had returned to Facebook to campaign since she was facing a by-election following the nullification of her seat.
Chyapeni Kazembe: “The time of reckoning has come madam. Politicians suffer from a rare kind of amnesia. You are all the same. You suddenly become too busy for us…once you are in those offices of yours, you are virtually unreachable…what nonsense!!!! I have come to realise that the only way one can become rich minus using JuJu is by joining politics and joining the dominating side. Lelo bami yola ba court benu. Napwisha.”
Sikaile Sikaile: “Youths are suffering in Munali imwe mudyela nansoni mulibe amai. The day of voting I will do a total fasting so that all people of Munali makes a rightful decision.”
Galvin Kazuba Mwale: “Mwankole! Nyandule! Where the hell have you been all this while? Crappy politician!”
Micheal Ngubufubu: “How many Sabbaths have passed from 13 august to now? And today is the first time u have realised you need to communicate with electorates. God is watching you madam.”
Prince Richard: “Ahhhhhaaaa!!!!!!! This page is alive, iiiikkkkkwena a politricks. Just hang yourself madam chameleon.”
Carol M Mwala: “She lost her password after stealing the Munali Constituency seat. Now she has done a pin replacement and active again as she faces a by-election. Too late. She can’t even spell Sabbath…Lol.”
Only two of her followers came to her defence, pleading that she be given another chance.
Jeffen Jay Nyirenda Tha II: “If we want development, let’s bring her back in the office for easy communication if there is anything which needs to be done guys…we all [sic] Munali, let’s not judge her based on the passed [sic]…let’s try her again en see where she will fail us… Remember if she fails us again…2021 is coming, then we can crucify her….let’s just put our heads en hands together en take her back to office.”
Dominic Haamukwanza: “I still like the Professor, maybe will still vote for her, but not being online from 13th Aug till after petition. Makes me think twice, anyway we will see.”
Despite receiving this backlash, Pro Luo did not hold back and still made another posting on Sunday morning about the work done in Munali, clearly signaling that she had started campaigning for the impending by-election: “Morning Munali. We have finished unblocking the drainage in Mtendere East. No more floods this rainy season.”
This time, some of her followers heaped unprintables on the higher education minister.
Musonda Kayula Mubanga: “Suddenly mwatampa ama daily updates after yo seat is nullified? Insoni ebuntu mayo wandi.”
Brian Mulenga: “Iwe weve ufunika che kuchokapo. Wadya maningi kuchokela mwa Chiluba namanje ukali kudya? Uli greedy iwe mbuya. Pumulako usungeko bazikulu.”
Mathews Silwamba: “Politicians lelo thats when you think of updating people…stop taking people for granted, voted you go mute and by-elections you start updating.”
Samson Chibwe: “Why can’t you start by apologizing to the entire Munali why you went into hibernation after fraudulently winning the seat?”
Subcommandante Equalist: “A little too late! Those drainages were blocked since the last 2 rainy seasons but it seems you’ve only seen them now.”
Sepo M Nabaloba: “Just give room to others mama.”
Jeff Choombe: “Are you still our MP? It’s too late, we need others to try also. We are the least developed constituency.”
Brian Bob Youngbanks Mweemba: “I have never seen a stupid old muchembele like you…”
Clement Chinyamah: “We don’t need you. Just leave the stage for fresh blood. We ‘re tired of recycled politicians!!!”
Robert Daka: “Let us for once bring in someone who is very close to the people and stay within Munali. Why let people from Independence Avenue rule us? Are we that stupid as a people?”
Oliver Hamankwamu: “Mwaziba bantu manje ka?”
In nullifying her seat, judge Musona ruled that Prof Luo had used government resources to campaign, therefore gaining undue advantage over other candidates in the election.
Judge Musona also noted that there was PF-sponsored violence in Munali, which left many UPND members brutalised.
Source : Zambian Eye Whatsapp Group