UPND explains it’s MPs boycott to Parliament

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Charles Kakoma

The opposition United Party for National Development has justified has justified the decision by its Members of Parliament to boycott the official opening of Parliament by the President Edgar Lungu last week.

UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has told QFM News says the UPND does not recognize President Edgar Lungu as duly elected hence the boycott of his parliamentary address by its Members of Parliament.

Mr. Kakoma says UPND members of parliament will only be attending parliamentary sittings when necessary.

All the 58 UPND Members of Parliament stayed away from the ceremonial opening of Parliament by President Lungu last week on Friday.

But the Zambia National Students Union (ZANASU) is disappointed with UPND Members of Parliament who boycott the ceremonial opening of parliament by President Edgar Lungu.

ZANASU outgoing vice President Prince Ndoyi says time for politicking is over and that there is no need to hold the Zambian people hostage.

He says it is completely unreasonable for the UPND MPs to abscond attending to their parliamentary duties when they promised to represent and serve the people in their respective constituencies.

Mr. Ndoyi says much as the MPs may have their own reasons for their action; there is no justification for their boycott.

He has reminded Members of Parliament that they do not represent the interests of the party, but serve the interests of the Zambians in their respective constituencies.

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  2. who are you not recognise his presidency if UN and G8 member countries has recognized him as duly elected. kuti wasekwa na kuchipuba

    businessman
    October 5, 2016 at 2:53 am
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    • We the electorates are above UN and G8. The problem with you guys in PF you have an inferiority complex and when you hear observers from you Europe speak it’s the Gospel truth. The 58 are representing their people very well and I hope each time ECL gets to Parliament they walk out. Just by being in state house does not make one Legitimate, you thought this stolen Victory will just disappear you are wrong buddy.

      Chinyanta
      October 5, 2016 at 5:10 am
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      • Whom are these UPND MP’s representing?Is it the party or the people who voted for them regardless of their political parties?for sure it’s not only UPND members who voted for them but all the people in their areas hence these voters need representation in parliament otherwise they miss develomental issues being raised as no one to represent them.It’s high time these MP’s know their task ahead of them or they remain behind in developmental programmes.The speaker should take action on these MP’s who boycotted.UPND MP’s are there for the peopla and not for Lungu

        Refrendum
        October 5, 2016 at 6:45 am
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    • Think Big, what happened to that Ugandan fox who came to stall our democracy, found in the sever room with ECZ ID, manipulating figures. You think we are happy. NO TRIBE IS SUPERIOR IN ZAMBIA. LUKA KUSHAPISA PULA WENA . HOW CAN UN RECOGNISE SUCH ELECTION, ZAMBIANS SHOULD BE THE FIST RECOGNISE.

      MWANA A POHO YE SU
      October 5, 2016 at 11:18 am
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  3. Iwe ka ndoyi, people are angry with ecz, con court and lungu who store the election in broad daylight. Their is no way we can accept and pretend that things are okay. A lot of us zambian are hurting because of what happened. You are just speaking for a few pf fools because you are as well a cadre.

    mbu
    October 5, 2016 at 3:30 am
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  4. Iwe ndoyi, shut your dirty mouth up!
    Who do you think held Zambians hostage?????
    Pf are holding us hostage because they stole our votes.
    Idiot you!

    zambian
    October 5, 2016 at 4:04 am
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    • You must be a fool how can PF stole your vote while watching?Mine was not stollen because I protected it but you this is the fourth time a vote is stollen from you.If think next time you say your vote is stollen even your child will ask you that dad be carefull why the steal from you alone next time carry a suitcase and after voting put your vote in andlock it up and take it to ECZ yourself then it will be safe there.2021 is just near can we start making strong rooms for our votes.Last time we were told by UPND that they put up measures to secure our votes now telling us your vote was stollen I they should explain why the did not secure our votes as assured.

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:43 am
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  5. Ndoyi never open your filthy mouth again.
    You Lungu is a thief! He stole votes and He expect us go be quiet????

    zambian
    October 5, 2016 at 4:06 am
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    • Ba Zambian
      You should check your sentences and corrections before you post ok!Even if your name is not there it gives a bad look for those reading such comments which are not well presented.

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:02 am
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  6. hh akankontola kamuyanda kamutayandi

    kenko zambia
    October 5, 2016 at 4:34 am
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  7. You Ndoyi thing whatever you call yourself shut up and continue eating your corrupt money. Bullshit!!!. It the useless Menomeno .

    integrity
    October 5, 2016 at 5:08 am
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  8. The MPs action justifiable. Their reasoning good and stable for they represent people’s views and not puppets.

    Nevy Kabs
    October 5, 2016 at 5:46 am
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    • The same UPND made the refrendum to fail and now they want the parliament to fail.What do they want for the people?

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:10 am
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    • Have they just boycotted only the opening of the parliamemt or they will boycotte all the sittings for now?They will just look fools or like they dont know what they are doing if at later stage they attend and Lungu will be there in parliament.What will happen?they will just boycotte speaking while the bodies will be in attendance? Ng’ombe ilede Kekekeke.

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:30 am
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  9. UPND should move forward and concentrate on the 2021 elections. In the current situation, if HH was President he would have challenges in ruling the country. Imagine if the 101 MPs didnt attend the opening ceremony if HH was in power?

    IN the interest of the country i would strongly urge the UPND man-up and move forward

    Katuta
    October 5, 2016 at 6:04 am
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    • Who are you? In the interest of good governance all issues relating to the petition should be heard and resolved. Five years is a long time to allow illegalities to continue.

      Choongo Mulenga
      October 5, 2016 at 6:59 am
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  10. Idiot,stupid, silly&rubbish skank ndoyi.Coment not next time or else u will eat yo feaces

    Monkey sausage
    October 5, 2016 at 6:37 am
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    • How old are you to write such words?You should be an under eged person with no mature mind as one can tell from the same.

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 6:50 am
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  11. If UPND MPs do not recognize ECL, they should not attend the Parliament he opened. It is an illegal parliament finish. If they attend any business in that house, then they have in principle agreed that ECL is the President of Zambia and he opened the Parliament. I think what the MPs are doing is contempt the Supreme court which swore in president Edgar Lungu.

    dodoma
    October 5, 2016 at 6:59 am
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    • Let them just stay for good hence no UPND in parliament finish.We are tired burging them to unit as we can now see from their behavours.They are still under eges in politics anyway

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:07 am
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  12. Upnd MPs will definitely only be attending parliament because this institution does not belong to PFools heynas thieves but it is for every Zambian.When the hyena thief is in, the people will boy courting.This will go on for five years.

    Kapandula
    October 5, 2016 at 7:09 am
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  13. My view is that all those that are passing negative comments regarding the action of UPND MPs when they are not MPs should be guilty of contempt of parliament. Parliament is a sacride institution and all members even those from MMD and FDD should be protected from negative comments and harassment by PF thugs. It is unfortunate that PF thuggery is now targeting parliament.

    Mpongo Muleya
    October 5, 2016 at 7:10 am
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    • Advise UPND MP’s to be behaving like law makers,how do you espect them to make laws when they can even boycotte the sittings of the parliament?nowarder they can not imprement issues on ground like 1 of our MP in Mazabuka Central for 10 years now, no water, no good township roads hence they blame the gvt very unfair they can not even sonta at 1 project of their implemention and the people of Mazabuka Central can witness that.

      Refrendum
      October 5, 2016 at 7:21 am
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      • You must be grade 7 and failing to appreciate how parliament should be treated. Consult a lawyer or even a policeman. I also hope that those that are asking people to sonta at what they have done want them to sonta at things that they have done as individuals because even building yourself a house is some thing that one can sonta at and not a public project like constructing a road because that is public money for everybody to sonta.

        Mpongo Muleya
        October 5, 2016 at 11:02 am
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  14. The time for politicking is NOT over until the petition is heard.
    You cant recognise the thief.
    I salute UPND MPs for the action they took.

    joseph Mwape
    October 5, 2016 at 8:22 am
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  15. parliament is not a state house or lungu , they boycotted lungu’s
    presence. As Kakoma said they will attend sittings.

    sylvester kambowa
    October 5, 2016 at 8:49 am
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  16. the mahor problem in this country is failing to up hold the constitution of the Land.any one who is speaking against the UPND MPs is wicked and corrupt in the brains.when PF was raping the constitution every PF supporter was dancing dununa reverse,Today people want to point fingers on MPs for doing the right thing which was to be avoided in the first instance. every zambian including the internation comunity saw the things unfold as ECL and the corrupted ECZ manuplated the election of the People.can any PF supported tell the nation where in zambia is chitulika constituency with 33000 votes for ECL? can any well mean PF supporter tell th nation how many days did the ConCourt judges sit to hear the petition, our contstitution says 14days but the wicked PF judges sat for 10 days then you want people to recognise ECL as the duly elected president of this nation, no ways justice will prevail one day nor matter the time it will take. people will be held accountable to what happened in august 2016

    freedom fighter
    October 5, 2016 at 8:56 am
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  17. These kanchemas will die because of envy for ECL.We told you that 3 provinces only can not make you win and now you are crying and insulting every day like mad pipo.

    Even in 2021, you are going to lose again.

    john
    October 5, 2016 at 8:59 am
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  18. Nephi reminded Members of Parliament that they do not represent the interests of the party, but serve the interests of the Zambians in their respective constituencies.

    And on this particular time, they did a good job at respecting and reflecting our wishes

    child of the sky
    October 5, 2016 at 9:53 am
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  19. Iwe ka John go to hell dont start talking rubbish things who are you to judge are you God to choose who will be the winner. How i wish you dont exist on this planet earth go to hell.

    concerned
    October 5, 2016 at 10:03 am
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  20. I will doubt their stance to attend Parliament opened by an illegal President . Why? I will call them un principled fools to attend it . I wish the PF people can go to the Con court to seek interpretation of the UPND MPs attending parliament which was opened by a person they deem illegal and if they are right to refuse a person declared by ECZ as the winner and sworn in by the Supreme court. No guys let us sue them.

    dodoma
    October 5, 2016 at 10:04 am
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  21. Mr Ndoyi is 100 % unreasonable for he seems not to understand what it means for MPs to serve their pipo.

    What the UPND MPs did was part of service. They represented the will of their pipo.

    It is not just YES BWANA type of approach for them to serve their pipo.

    Mr Ndoyi seems not to live in Zambia. Pipo are demanding for justice.

    May be Zambians should find out from him, ( who owns this nation nation?) For pipo to do whatever they feel like doing.

    SOFT ANALYST.
    October 5, 2016 at 10:13 am
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  22. Firstly it is interesting to note that somebody can today say the international community has recognized lungu as president. When did the international community become eligible to vote in Zambia? I ask so because not too long ago was allover attending to one international event after another, he also spoke to a number of diplomats concerning a number of issues affecting this beautiful country. Members of pf from the highest office to ordinary members and sympathisers said all kinds of things among them that, tge people HH was meeting were not voters, one is forced to wonder as to what exactly has changed.
    The issue of boycotting parliament is neither here nor there for the simple reason that it is the presence of one lungu UPND mps were avoiding and the reasons spokesperson Kakoma has given. Besides in my view the event was ceremonial in nature so there was nothing like a debate had been skipped by the mps.
    Nkombo failing to develop Mazabuka is a laughable matter because who doesn’t know that in Africa, Zambia in particular its difficult to get your area developed if you come from the opposition? At political meetings you hear those in the ruling party say you can only see development if you elect somebody from the ruling party. It takes alot of lobbying for an area under the opposition to see development it is not an easy thing. Besides who says a member of parliament moves around or has a suit case full of money to develop his or her area, that’s government’s responsibility an mp only brings to the attention of those in charge of the treasury on the requirements of the area they represent. You may chose to ignore this very classical example of what I am talking about because of your cadre mentality, you ought to be nationalistic and patriotic enough to see and understand the sad reality that for an opposition mp to receive cdf, such a one ought to be politically correct, vote and speak in a certain fashion both within and outside parliament. This is how dangerous and how much certain politicians have destroyed this once upon a time enviable country.

    ZAMBIAN
    October 5, 2016 at 10:23 am
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  23. This is interesting. The standing fact is that the majority always wins unless something unusual happens. So PF has the majority MPs(101) and UPND has the minority MPs 58. Now let us asume HH won the elections with the minority number of MPs in parliament 58 and the majority number of MPs in parliament 101 opposing him, honestly do you think he would have managed the governance the country smoothly? This would have been hell on earth for HH. Also consider the fact that the voting pattern of the just ended election was that a president was attached to MP and vice versa so i don’t think it’s pruedent to think that a man with less MPs had more votes than one with many MPs as we had a few isolated instances where independent MPs won which doesn’t change the simple analysis given above. We will always cry fool and claim votes were stollen but the question is why letting it happen when you stop it invest in vote protection during election then you will sing a diferent song as it’s not helping when we all know that all political had their own in almost every polling stations countrywide. I stop here and the rest i leave it for your own judgement.

    Lasoma
    October 5, 2016 at 11:22 am
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  24. THESE UP AND DOWNS ARE TIME WASTERS ! PF,MMD,FDD AND INDEPENDENT MPs,concentrate on developing Zambia and forget about those cow dungs.We are fed up with their broken story of stolen votes.

    john
    October 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm
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  25. Justifiable boycott. How can one who stole from you start addressing you NO WAYS! UPND MPs will be attending parliamentary sessions. People who don’t encourage theft of votes are in support of this move period.

    Katak
    October 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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