Miyanda pulls out of presidential debate, Hichilema and Lungu’s participation in doubt

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Heritage Party president Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda has pulled out of the eagerly anticipated Muvi TV presidential debate citing a tight campaign schedule. The former vice-president, who has run a rather ‘muted’ campaign, says he has opted to hold campaign meetings country-wide during the period.

The presidential debates will commence tomorrow with Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) and the PF’s Edgar Lungu, widely considered the top contenders, yet to confirm participation.

Organizers that include Muvi Television, Hot FM and Action Aid have announced that eight candidates have confirmed participation.

Although the two front-runners have yet to confirm participation they are already penciled in for an appearance on Thursday.

The presidential debates will take place at the Mulungushi International Conference on Wednesday and Thursday and will be beamed live by Muvi Television and also popular local radio station Hot FM.

The first set of debates is set to kickoff tomorrow, Wednesday, and will feature Dan Pule of the CDP, Eric Chanda of 4th Revolution, Ludwig Sondashi of the FDA.

Eleven presidential candidates are offering themselves for the top job although only two candidates are looking like having a realistic chance of scooping the presidency.


18 Responses to Miyanda pulls out of presidential debate, Hichilema and Lungu’s participation in doubt

  1. So my president, EL will not be there. This what gives me second thoughts on voting for this man. I wonder how he will address SADC meetigs.

    January 14, 2015 at 5:09 am

    • @ Ayebo

      Even if you vote for HH like Hon Munkombwe, EL will still win.
      Ask Dr Scott about EL, my friend you will be told that EL is a winner.

      January 14, 2015 at 7:08 am

  2. The 2 Front Runners,HH and EL.Wina azalila.There will be gnashing of teeth.The unlikely and forgotten David became King in the Bible against the likely brothers who looked masculine,polished and schooled.God indeed takes the foolish things of this world to confound the ‘wise’.Really He looks at the Heart of man and NOT outward.Let’s wait and see what 20th Jan.brings.Human opinions will always be there.But it’s only God who has a Final say.

    Sir Nyambe
    January 14, 2015 at 6:23 am

    • Which heart does Lungu have when he preaching violence.

      SIDO MARK.
      January 14, 2015 at 8:28 am

    • You sound so worried! Guess you enjoy business contracts from PF.

      January 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  3. I believe that HH should attend even if Chagwa will not attend as he obviously always chickens out. This is an opportunity to sell his vision to a wider audience across the country. The one who is not going to feature is running away from something.

    January 14, 2015 at 6:38 am

  4. UPND Hand symbol and Satanism
    Now that Bishop Chomba has been used by God to expose the evil that HH does in secret, I. Took time to read about these satanists and also in detail looked at the symbol on the ballot paper for HH. The extended hand and alla round it is red. And we now know its the symbol for satanists and the human blood they use in their worship that’s the red you see all around the extended hand. We know even on our flag red stands for blood shed for our freedom. So as a symbolism anyone who goes to vote on the 20th January and you extend your hand in readiness for voting and putting that mark on your candidate of choice, remember once you choose red you choose blood. You are shaking your hand with the devil himself. You are in essence saying satan the devil you are my god I am choosing you now. Let’s enjoy and continue drinking the blood of these Zambians. Iwe do you know what you are doing? Greeting the devil? Bushe devil munobe mwa? Devil wakubelesha? He will soon start demanding the blood from your children and family, your closest. Once he gets thirst he will need to drink human blood to quench his thirsty the way you do with water. To him water is human blood. Imwe bantu sure be serious.

    January 14, 2015 at 7:12 am

    • #wisdom,You are always talking about satanism .Am now convinced beyond reasonable doubt that you are one of them.You have been consistent in reporting about satanism.How many victims have you sucked blood with bishop chomba?

      Judgement day
      January 14, 2015 at 8:55 am

    • Everyone is now well aware that the accusations of satanism are just made up to try and diminish HH’s picture. Its becoz u have tried to find reasonable fault in him and u’re found him clean, tried and tested, and now u resort to character assasination. It will not work, we’re not foolish…Go HH

      January 14, 2015 at 11:42 am

  5. You are talking about a lawyer and debates? You must be joking to doubt edgar lungu. Do you really know who a lawyer is? His job is talking sense and twisting things so he convinces the learbed judges please be serious. He doesn’t need to be there because its organised by the Satanist HH and his boys the Muvi kadoli TV. Its nonsense. If anything Zambia hasn’t yet reached that stage to start debates. Its a waste of time

    January 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    • A lawyer who was fired twice and then stole client’s money?A lawyer who preaches and practices violence?A Lawyer who is a drunkard?

      Judgement day
      January 14, 2015 at 8:58 am

      • Abena Judgement Day – He is Minister of Defense, and Minister of Justice, and acted as President — there is nobody, repeat nobody, who has questioned his capabilities in these capacities. Doesn’t that shock you? If he can execute tasks at this high level as a “thug”, a “thief” and a “drunkard” – as you put it, then he is a super being – and that is exactly what we need.

        January 15, 2015 at 12:37 am

  6. There is only one candidate who represents Godliness. Only the wise Zambians with ears to hear in the spirit know Him. The rest of us just follow crowds and claim it is God’s choice- only one candidate, ask God. He is none of these you are anticipating.You are rejecting the offer of God. Shame Zambia- a Christian Nation, you are headed for serious regret

    January 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

  7. freemasons

    January 14, 2015 at 8:38 am

  8. So disheartening that my president Muliokela will not stand in the forthcoming presidential election. Had he stood, he would have been a definite choice for plot one. Viva Poor People’s Party!

    Magic Wand
    January 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  9. Whether you like it or not, HH is the best answer for zambia and with God blessings he is winning the elections..
    No amount of lies from whoever in pf or opposition will change zambian people’s mind from voting for HH.

    January 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  10. Those of you who are PF are failing to accept that HH is not a Satanist, as you are purporting, despite numerous clarifications having been made. You are getting self-satisfaction from accusing HH as a Satanist and you’re hoping it will stick and reduce HH’s chances of scooping the presidency. What you don’t know is that HH is unstoppable this time around. You can call him tribal, thief, Satanist, or whatever you want; the fact is his time has come. It makes you feel good when you label him with all the negatives hoping of course that the messages will sink and influence other people’s thinking. Your exercise is in futility. No amount of negative propaganda on HH will sway people’s resolve. You will be shocked after 20 January 2015 when he climbs the podium at the Supreme Court to swear to defend the Constitution. Watch this space. I know this is a pill too bitter for you to swallow.

    January 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  11. Hmmm! As a matter of interest, MICHEAL SATA was a satanist in 2011. The black lines on the post newspaper where trumpeted as his symbol! So it means the satanci candidate must win this time again!!!.

    Spectaor 1
    January 15, 2015 at 7:45 am

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