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HH calls for national unity on his Face Book Page posting

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

Fellow Zambians, especially us politicians, lets stop dividing our peaceful and united people for the sake of our selfish political benefits, government appointments and contracts.

It is unacceptable to always resort to undesirable labels such as ethnicity against our opponents each time we lose an argument in the political debate arena.

Poverty and hunger as a result of a badly managed economy does not choose one’s origins. It affects all of us equally.

One issue that we dealt with on our Radio Phoenix programme yesterday was that of the voting pattern in the just ended election.

For the record and for the sake of those that missed the programme, I thought it is important we put this matter into context though, I know for malicious reasons, others will still keep bringing it up.

Records are there for all to see that in the 2011 presidential and general election, we in UPND were getting zero votes in three quarters of the polling stations in Luapula, Northern (then combined with now Muchinga), and Eastern provinces.

In all our postmortem meetings after the 2011 elections, we clearly realized our mistake of not having put enough effort in terms of selling ourselves in those areas. But at no time did we demonise anybody from those regions as being tribalists for not voting for us.

All well-meaning Zambians who care to remember will recall that we started putting a lot of our energies in those areas even when we faced brutality at the hands of those who felt we should not disturb what they labeled their strongholds.

Many will remember how we were brutally hounded out of Eastern Province by the police barely one week in the area even when we had permits for one month.

You will remember how we were chased from meeting then Chitimukulu elect in Northern province, that even the police could not help us.

You will remember how we were almost assassinated at Ndola’s Sun FM studios on the Copperbelt where we had to pass through rooftops to escape.

But, in all instances, instead of resorting to undesirable labels against our people, we kept going there, because we truly believed our good people in those areas had been told a lot of undesirable messages on what we stand for.

In the just ended 2015 elections, we deliberately devoted three quarters of our time and resources in Eastern, Muchinga, Northern, Copperbelt and Luapula Provinces visiting almost all the constituencies so that our people could genuinely interact and understand us.

It therefore defeats the spirit of ‘One Zambia, One nation, One People that we genuinely believe in for someone to demonise our people in those regions (Copperbelt, Northern, Luapula, Copperbelt, Eastern Provinces) that voted for us this time around and label them as traitors for believing in our messages.

Besides, these are our brothers and sisters in these areas who even today, some have probably not been paid their money for farming, majority have failed to plant this season, they have failed to send their children to schools, they can hardly afford basic necessities because of the high cost of living, yet they were still expected to vote in a particular manner.

As a solid UPND team, we may have our own shortcomings, but we had and truly believe we still have superior messages and better solutions for our country.

It is also a fact that our main competitors never campaigned in certain regions, yet the people in those areas were still expected to vote for them.

And based on our postmortem and lessons for the 2015 elections, we are again embarking on the same journey of thanking and uniting our people all over the country as we amplify our messages.

God Bless you all and have a wonderful day

Hakainde Hichilema

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15 Responses to HH calls for national unity on his Face Book Page posting

  1. The noble son of wisdom and integrity.Son of Africa,we cherish you

    kaingo
    February 18, 2015 at 11:44 am
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  2. That is very sensible talk Mr HH, Zambians should seriously take this message.

    sanders
    February 18, 2015 at 11:49 am
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  3. Well said my President,utomfwa patunono napa fingi kuwayawayafwe.Shame to those who were in the forefront calling tongas triballists because your lies(esp bembas) have been stripped naked.IN 2011 NO ONE CALLED YOU TRIBALISTS WHEN YOU VOTED FOR SATA 95% AND HH 0.4%.So now you know,we know and the world knows who the REAL TRIBALISTS IN ZAMBIA ARE!!!!!!

    Redeemed
    February 18, 2015 at 11:49 am
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  4. Our GOD is great. It is not by coincedence that certain people are calling you names! God has a great lesson for them and a blessing for both the Tongas and you. Please dont give up, spread the message of love.

    ISO
    February 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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  5. But its you who said you were denied the Presidency because you are Tonga. Without substantiating Isn’t that the kind of talk that divides a nation? Which HH shall we listen to? The one who accused the nation of tribalism and thereby divided it or the one who is now calling for national unity

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    February 18, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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  6. HH will never be resident of Zambia there is something Evil about him

    chimuka
    February 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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  7. HH is Freemasonist we don’t need such kind of President in Zambia.repent and receive Salvation

    Mandi Muuka
    February 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm
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  8. after it all every politician has their own agenda.Thre will never be an angel as purpoted by some individuals.

    nakferd
    February 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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  9. Mr President, some are accusing you of things you never said. Even at the time JESUS was crucified, they chose Barabas. They are doing the same now. Their time to account will come.

    Dizzy
    February 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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  10. HH belongs to SDA a well respected church in Zambia and in the world, How about Mr Kaminamisa Dizzy Lungu? Chibuku church?

    Dizzy
    February 18, 2015 at 6:43 pm
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  11. I do not understand why people judge HH yet he had never been in power!

    Let him rule then will be able to judge right. As of today I tel you HH poses broad chances of being an appropriate leader of this nation.
    Zambia is in economic crisis, we need one who can strengthen our kwacha since we dont have manufucturing industries and we import almost everything in US$D.

    G.F Sirson
    February 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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  12. Birds of the same feathers flock to gather. Honestly speaking there is no way HH can be a Freemason when the claimer has never been a Freemason. Same upon the tribe-lists, the world is almost catching up with you.

    mubs
    February 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm
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  13. HH we thank you for putting this issue straight and Zambians who believe in quality are waiting to give you a vote which will reduce poverty in Zambia if you will be declared President of Zambia. What really matters now is to advise Edgar Lungu and if he fails to deliever that will be his problem. Edgar Lungu should work to see that there is peace in the country not these beatings people are receiving from his PF thugs. Country men and women here is the man who has dedicated his life to serve our poverty stricken nation let us support him and give him chance to rule Zambia.

    Mainza
    February 19, 2015 at 10:40 am
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  14. Mr hh 4 2016

    Alick besa
    February 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm
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  15. Having said what you just posted Mr. Hakainde, please go further and advise those that are fond of INSULTING on this website to stop. These are the kind of things that bring about fighting between opposites in politics. While the “followers” are exchanging bitter adjectives, Mr. Hakainde and Mr. Lungu are quietly having coffee in their residences. Shame upon you who think you are doing any of the two favors by your insulting. Good things come to those who consistently work hard to achieve and I can see it coming your way HH.

    pinktoe
    February 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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