GBM endorses HH

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Kasama GBM Supporters 1As Zambian Eye reported on Sunday, Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geophrey Bwalya Mwamba this morning (Monday) endorsed opposition UPND candidate Hakainde Hichilema.

Mwamba commonly known as GBM says though he is endorsing Hichilema he will remain a Member of Parliament.

Press statement by Hon.Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba. MP.

Country Men and Women,

On 23rd December 2013, I resigned on principle from my cabinet portfolio as Minister of Defense because the Patriotic Front Government was about to install a known chief as Paramount Chief Chiti Mukulu who was not in the traditional lineage of ascending to the throne.

Up to now the PF Government has not recognized the rightful heir to the throne Henry Kanyanta Sosala, though there have been promises by the PF president Hon Edgar Lungu that he will be recognized. This was only after UPND President Hakainde Hichilema made an earlier pronouncement during one of his rallies in Lusaka.

We the people of Northern Province have doubts wheter the PF Government will surely fulfil its promise of installing Henry Kanyanta soasal as paramount Chief Chiti Mukulu.

The recent happenings in the Patriotic Front party are unfortunate and make sad reading.

These have come soon after the death of our founding father, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata MHSRIP.They have uprooted all the gains the party has made in the last three years it has been in Government.

The situation has been so sad that it has torn the very fabric of party unity. This was evident at our recently held general conference in Kabwe which was marred with intimidation and violence mainly from those who were supporting Hon. EDGAR LUNGU’S candidature. The situation made it impossible for other candidates to freely participate in the elections.

Despite the conference being characterised with illiegalities, we went ahead and took part in reconciliation to save the party from total destruction.

It was my belief that the reconciliation was genuine and done in good faith and in the interest of the party. This has turned out to be a sham as it has not been allowed to permeate to the grassroot.Instead it was scheme to benefit a few people that have surrounded Hon. Edgar Lungu.

Country men and women, recently I publicly declared my support for the candidature of Hon. Edgar Lungu. This was real. However, my efforts have been ignored or simply been disregarded.

To date, all those in the party structures at all levels who supported any other candidate other than HON. Edgar Lungu, including I as area Member of Parliament for Kasama Central, have been sidelined and relegated to the terraces. This is more so in the current presidential by election campaign activities. Yet these are the structures which won the party the 2011 elections and have continued to be the main stay of PF.This trend has not only been confined to the Northern Province but throughout the country.

There has also been disregard for the Republican constitution and the rule of law by Hon. Lungu and his colleagues to an extent of disregarding and using derogatory remarks against the Acting President Dr. Guy Scott. This is unacceptable!

The levels of insolence that have been exhibited by political lightweights toward Dr. guy Scott have been appalling .Dr Guy Scott’s contribution to the party is undeniable exemplary and none of them can remove the special relationship that he enjoyed with the late president

The boat has cracked and is sinking. Efforts to salvage it are not yielding any tangible results. Further the principles on which the party was founded have been abandoned. What we have seen, in the recent past, is illegality after illegality. The process of succession used by these people was not democratic but to merely satisfy a few selfish members of our Party.

I have always supported the Patriotic front morally, physically or otherwise. My contribution to the well being of PF to come into power is visible for every genuine PF member to see. Therefore, expecting to be involved in party activities is not a matter of choice but recognition of my contribution.

Incidentally those that our late President parted company with, are the ones that have put barriers around the candidate, who, unfortunately has also embraced them. This also includes those who antagonized the Bemba Royal Establishment. These elements have made it difficult for genuine members to offer sound advice and much needed support to the Party because of their ulterior motives and selfish interests.

Country men and women, after wide consultations countrywide, it is with a heavy heart and regret that I am unable to endorse the candidate of the Patriotic Front for the forthcoming Presidential by election, but I shall remain a committed member of the Patriotic Front and shall abide with the ideals and aspirations of the Patriotic Front.

In view of the above, I Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, wish to inform the nation today that I have decided to endorse the candidature of Hakainde Hichilema as Presidential Candidate for the January 2015 election. I believe he will do the correct things for the nation and is a pragmatic, focused and determined leader who can take this country to greater heights and in line with the aspirations of the Zambian people.

I am sure all well meaning Zambians will agree with me on that score and let us all support him.

I urge all Zambians to rally behind Hakainde Hichilema.

God bless Zambia.

GEOFFREY BWALYA MWAMBA

ISSUED BY GBM’S MEDIA TEAM 29TH, December 2014.

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8 Responses to GBM endorses HH

  1. Thats the way to go Man

    John kabengele
    December 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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  2. Well done GBM for putting Zambia’s interest above political and tribal chauvinism.

    This is a time when forward thinking Zambians should remember that safety of the Zambian people is the first law and therefore change of leadership in 2015 is needed taking into consideration that the whole country is in jeopardy under the PF’s kleptocratic and visionless leadership, the greater evil ever in our political landscape.

    In the name of the Zambian people’s safety, our country must be prepared to sacrifice all other comforts of tribe to get rid of PF. For what tribal comfort would survive if Zambia itself perished because of PF’s anarchic and visionless leadership?

    The collapse of the economy, suspension of civil liberties, the detention of opposition leaders like Mumba, HH and brutalising of dissenting voices cannot be allowed to continue because these are sure signs that our country is in danger under PF leadership.

    Therefore, I salute GBM for looking at the bigger picture. The existence of our republic under the PF regime is threatened.

    GBM may have his flaws but on this one again like the time he resigned from government due the mistreatment of Sosala has demonstrated his ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well on what is good for mother Zambia.

    GBM’s move is not only a form of discernment that is moral but also patriotic in nature.

    There is something bigger than GBM or his tribe here, and GBM knows so.

    In other words, GBM per sei is not endorsing HH for personal relevance neither to benefit HH/UPND nor to punish PF but as a patriotic gesture to get rid of the PF barbarians massing at the gates of State House with impunity.

    Simply put, it is for the greater and common good that GBM has endorsed HH. It is not an anathema to political moral principle to transcend your political affiliation or tribe in serving the greater good.

    What a noble action exercised by GBM by choosing an alternative course of political action which promises the greater proportion of good over evil.

    For GBM to make such a principled move, his sensible concern for the common good required him to assess all the good and evil involved in alternative possibilities for action.

    The reason he did this was to assess prior to choice, which leader between HH and Lungu promises the greater good or evil and morally endorsed HH. Well done GBM!

    Sara
    December 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm
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  3. Brutality that saw Father F Bwalya poured opaque beer by PF cadres in full view of police when E Lungu was Minister of Home Affairs and one remain to wonder what is the falcrum Fr Bwalya’s principles.

    Muntu Na Muntu
    December 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm
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  4. please PF how do we let GBM go like that to endorce our competitor HH.AM SO DISAPOINTED with the people who are wrongly advising our candidate LUNGU.GBM is a heavy weight in Northern province so far than FREEDOM SIKAZWE.anyway you will regret lossing GBM in your political carrier.it is the end of our party now.nonsense pipo

    mwamba G
    December 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm
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  5. Flight EVL2015 is missing. It was supposed to land in Mbala before proceeding to Lusaka for a live debate. Its crew and passengers are all unaccounted for. A search team has been constituted to locate flight EVL 2015 (Edgar Vodka Lungu 2015). Investigators will be interested in the black box to ascertain what happened to the airline. So far there is no word from EVL Airlines. A solemn mood is now hoovering over the PF, a party that owns EVL2015 Airlines.

    Shi Mpundu pa nkoloko
    December 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm
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  6. GBM

    You will not miss anything. PF was dead on arrival. You tried to perform CPR on it, tried defibrillators, and all but it does not work. In your language they say, “Nga cakosa, leka. Ica kutintilila cilaputuka.”

    Because you were caught up in the thick of thin things you did not see what we saw from outside. I am sorry to say PF was dead on arrival! Fija bakamba mu medical field at, “Brought in dead” (BID). There was no discipline whatsoever. No means of assessing performance, and everyone was for himself. So when you chose to quit based on principle, I said to myself, that is the mark of a politician with a broad base. No pun intended.

    How many people could snub off a president? No more wahala for you!

    Zambia United

    Sieze Banda
    December 30, 2014 at 12:04 am
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  7. Pafwaka wapya muzi

    tata palu
    December 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm
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  8. It is good for Pf that this extra weight has been thrown off the boat so that it remains afloat. For there was no need to continue sailing with this unnecessary extra baggage.

    ze doc
    December 31, 2014 at 11:03 am
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