GBM’s appointment as running mate unsettles PF

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HH filing in nominations

HH filing in nominations

Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has described Friday, June 3, 2016 as the “darkest day for Zambian politics” following UPND presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema decision to pick Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as his running mate.

Hichilema had kept Zambians guessing to the very last minute before unveiling Mwamba as the chosen one. UPND supporters across the country waited with bated breaths as the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) scrutinized Hichilema and Mwamba’s papers, before breaking into jubilation as the ECZ chairperson Justice Esau Chulu declared the duo’s nominations valid.

But reacting to the development, Dr. Kambwili said Mwamba, commonly known as GBM, is not a suitable candidate for presidential running mate.

He told ZNBC News in an interview that Mwamba is well known for insulting and has been to court five times for different assault cases.

Dr. Kambwili alleged that Mwamba cannot be trusted with the leadership of the country.

And PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya has reacted by questioning Mwamba’s educational background. He wondered why the former Kasama lawmaker has opted to use his “higher qualification” as opposed to his grade 12 certificate.

“He said he had a grade 12 school certificate and that when he produces it people would be shocked. Well he has shocked us by not using it to file his nomination¬†papers as running mate the UPND HH. We are left wondering why he has used some other so called higher qualification. Should we give him the benefit of the doubt? Well I think HH has made a mistake he will live to regret,” the former Catholic priest wrote on his Facebook page.


18 Responses to GBM’s appointment as running mate unsettles PF

  1. PF is running scared. Mwamba is the most honourable person to have graced the Zambian political landscape for decades. Can one recall the last senior minister to have resigned his ministerial position on principle? The answer is no. Kambwili and Frank Bwalya are irritating ticks that Zambian politics does not need.

    June 4, 2016 at 9:01 am

  2. Whereas GBM went in politics to serve people Kambwili and Frank entered politics to EAT, now GBM is back in a formidable camp and position, they see their meal ticket under serious threat.

    June 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

  3. Frank na chishimba jealous down.GBM is the best

    June 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

  4. Thanks u guys Tonga’s for choosing GBM a Bemba man to be your running mate and Iknpw that the fight between Bemba’s and Tonga’s is over thank God for that.u Ku vote ni pali Lungu,UPND 2021.

    June 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

  5. GBM does not even qualify to be a primary school headmaster; Mr HH you have shot yourself in the foot. You chance to be president has long past; in fact you could have taken it after the death of Mr Sata (MHSRIP), when there was so much confusion and divisions if PF. How is he, GBM going to articulate issues in parliament as leader of the house with that ichimbe-kaponya-english? Zambia needs humble, exemplary and sober-minded leaders to stir our beloved country to prosperity. 1 Peter 5:5-6. God bless Zambia!

    June 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

  6. @PM,YABA,YOU HAVE MADE ME LAUGH! ATI “they see their meal ticket under serious threat”

    June 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

  7. Leave GBM alone .UPND never made any silly & irrelevant comments.GBM speaks for de majority oppressd zambians.

    common man
    June 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

  8. Kambwili should be last person to waffle about Mwana ‘s suitability for position of VP. He is a worst Tribalist Zambia has ever seen. He has failed to deliver Access to Information Bill ( AIB) He is an abuser of the media. In fact to hell with Kambwili who fans violence, instability and divisions bases on ethnic groupings. Shame on kamukoshi.

    we of the never never
    June 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

  9. Mind your own businesses, and leave GBM / HH (UPND) alone. Why are you pf cadres so obsessed with UPND’s affairs? Like it or not you’re losing this general election, HH and GMB in office!

    Memphis Shew
    June 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm

  10. But who is chishimba to comment like that? Why can’t he ask why his fellow un costitutional ministers failed to file in.These doctoretes obtain minus studying in school…!!!!! ME I DON’T KNOW TEACHER!!

    June 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  11. We needed a bemba, to answer critics the ” tribal party” tag. GBM was hated by ejigar. Now ba kambwili wants his opinion heard in UPND…

    June 4, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  12. If UPND running mate is useless PamaFi should be celebrating… Now they are complaining. Oops! Strange!!!!!!!

    June 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    • Maybe they secretly love the UPND

      June 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm

  13. Zambia has already been destroyed. It’s time for rebuilding. Algurair, running mate clause, foreign voters, Zaf commander, kambwili, Frank Bwalya, ZNBC and charity katanga, they are just distructors meant to sway our attention from the goal post. So let’s get focused. Viva HH Viva GBM VIVA UPND.!!!!!!

    June 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  14. GBM is better than those leaders in government. Hence PF is runing scared and plenty foolish sleepless nights .

    robert sulamoyo jr
    June 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  15. Ba Frank Bwalya, can u show the nation your grade 12 paper,mwalanda sana pali GBM… And Kambwili why are you being addressed as Doctor and not form five Kambwili…

    June 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  16. Wapya umushi . Wapya munzi . Aleisa aleisa butukeni HH/GBM baisa .

    June 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  17. Ba Kambwili why didn’t you say so when GBM held the third most important portfolio as Defence Minister? Was he a thug then? Didn’t your party defend him when there were issues of wife battery? Grow up batata, get a life!

    June 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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