Now PF launches ‘Wako ni wako’ campaign

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FB_IMG_1470036525030The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has launched another campaign slogan in the run up to August 11 general elections called ‘Wako ni wako.’

The slogan, which has been unveiled on social media by ardent party cadres like Media committee members Sunday Chanda and Brian Hapunda simply encourages voters to vote for someone from their ethnic group.

Wako ni wako is an Eastern Province common saying in admitting that you must do some one a favour on the basis of you being connected to such a person by tribe.

In this particular slogan, the PF is preaching that Easterners and their tribal cousins the Bembas and all Northers must vote for PF on the basis of tribe.

The party is calling this operation as ‘Counter Nega-nega (CNN)’, in apparent reference to Nega-nega area in Mazabuka district, where Opposition UPND scored more votes with a bigger margin against incumbent Edgar Lungu during 2015 Presidential Bye Election.

In the recent past, the PF has abandoned its 2011 slogan which led them to state house coined ‘Donchi Kubeba’. The party adopted another slogan called ‘Sela tubombeko’.

And during the manifesto Launch, PF unveiled another slogan called ‘Sonta epo wabomba’ which came with a different sign from a PF traditional clenched to a clenched fist with an extended index finger.

Perhaps realising that all these slogans are not proving to be as effective as they had hoped, the ruling party has identified tribal campaign messages as a sure way of extending its stay in power for another five years.

In the past, countries like Rwanda have experienced bloodshed and worst genocide as a result of tribal politics


36 Responses to Now PF launches ‘Wako ni wako’ campaign

  1. PF is fighting with God because the people of Zambia are God’s people. You fighting a losing battle you Pathetic Fools. God is God, you can’t a battle with Him and win. I pity you monkeys.

    August 1, 2016 at 7:39 am

    • Can you vote upnd on the basis of tribe, for tongas yes

      August 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    • If all slogans are done in Bemba, Nyanja and any other Zambian dialects, they are being consistent unless they error to insert tonga in them.

      August 2, 2016 at 3:35 am

    • The article deliberately fails to mention that Nega Nega in Southern Province has the first Constituency in the history of our country that gave a winning presidential candidate zero votes – ostensibly because his opponent came from this region. This is important than just glossing over these historical facts.

      August 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  2. They are confused they don’t even know which is suitable for them now they keep on changing slogans don’t kubeba, sela tubombeko, sonta epobaiba dununa reverse, now its wako no wako. This has truly become a party of unproductive perfomars. Its a pity what Data fought so hard for has been grounded by people who were not even close to the party. shame Kambwili.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:08 am

  3. That is the very reason why we must dismantle the PF government. A true leader will rather seceed power than to see the country divided or slid into civil strife. PF has not only failed to manage the country but also the have failed to manage power and have become power failures (PF)

    Life experience
    August 1, 2016 at 8:11 am

  4. God is indeed siding with the zambian people, zambian people are those that respect the constitution, laws of the land that bind zambians together regardless of ethinical origin. Those that want to share the nations resources equally, upholds and preserves the country’s belongings for the tuture generation unlike the pfools who want to holdon to power and continue rooting.The UPND and its leadership has promised and are doing it for the people of zambians.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

  5. Well. What the slogan is communicating to people is that they are not educated, are dull, can’t think of what is good for themselves.

    Just imagine to be fooled by low calibre people in PF.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

  6. I do not mind the newly found campaign slogan of the PF because it is an admission of the fact that they have been all along a tribal party. I am sure they now realise the beauty of dividing Zambia into two the way it was originally North Western and North Eastern Rhodesia. If this is done, all these tribal campaigns would be a thing of the past and there would be peace in the country.

    Mpongo Muleya
    August 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

  7. is brian from the east or north? am just confused. sorry they are confused. One Zambia One Nation. allo lungu free advise….if u want pipo in nega nega to vote for u go there and ask them in person. dont divide the country. sunday and brian zambians are sharper now this wont work.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

  8. PF are not a political party any more. They are a bunch of thieves who do anything just to hold on to power. I have told you time and again that PF are not prepared to hand over power even if they lose all parliamentary seats.They are involved in unconventional campaign methods just to hold on to power. If they are allowed to continue by some crude methods, there will be no Zambia within their fist year in office all monies in the treasury will be looted.

    Choongo Mulenga
    August 1, 2016 at 8:35 am

  9. Indeed this won’t work. Tribal politics. Not in Zambia. Easterners and southerners have a similar voting pattern . They all value quality. So far upnd has the best candidate. I don’t know who can be number two. Pf can be fourth.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

  10. I don’t know if this new slogan surprises anybody because speaking for myself, this is just an extension of pfs many inconsistences.
    By the way they are good at painting others black when they are darker.

    August 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

  11. In a normal country Lungu as a sitting President should have been unifying rather divide Zambians along tribal lines. Lungu should be preaching the importance of One Zambia One Nation.To gain votes for himself and his PF Party Lungu is dividing Zambians for selfish reasons. Wako niwako will destroy Zambia.On 11th August lets vote out these PF Tribalists and Regionalists. Lets vote for the sober and unifier HH,GBM and UPND. Unity is strength!

    August 1, 2016 at 9:14 am

  12. Lungu would be the biggest loser of voting be tribal. He is not Bemba and neither is he influential in eastern province. In western province he is backed by a non factor. On the other hand the Bemba vote would predominantly go to HH since his running mate is Bemba. Wako ni wacko might work in western province but not in Bemba land. Might have worked if he put a Bemba running mate.

    Zaka Zee
    August 1, 2016 at 9:35 am

  13. Meant wako might work in eastern province but not Bemba land since Lungu an’t Bemba and neither is his running mate

    Zaka Zee
    August 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

  14. Ruphia Banda tried that trick but it could not work. We Zambians love one another. Thanks to KK who inculcated the one Zambia one nation doctrine into us in our early childhood. tribal politics will not prevail.

    August 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

  15. I’m a zambian citizen
    I’m MAMBWE in tribe
    I’m voting for HH because i believe in one zambia one nation

    August 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

  16. Dear country men and women, at this stage its my plea that all those who believe in the living God should put politics aside pray and fast in their homes. The way things are turning is worrisome. You cant bring in “wako ni wako” at this stage where is “one zambia, one nation” the head of state taught us when he ascended to power honestly? Do we love our country, do we care for our children honestly fellow zambians.God in heaven is watching. This slogan is evil and divisive in nature may God curse it that it goes, leads and yeilds no results. we cant intertain it even if it means making one person to win an election it stincts tribal before, during and even after elections.
    Where will be unity even when the sitting head of state wins through this evil slogan, what will he tell the people of zambia how he intends to rule zambia? What messsage will he tell us to unite us again ? Have people forgotten how hard it was to unite even in civil service just after the 2015 elections? I remember, that time when one enters an office one would ask whats your name? when you say am Hameenda just there even the attitutide changes this was vice versa. Fellow zambians, lets be up and condemn this evil spirit. The constitution unites us as one zambia one nation, at news times its read one zambia, one nation. But now where, who, brought this evil spirit to zambia when in Rwanda it was clear of how bad the results of this spirit are. Musician i beg of you to find a best way of sending a very unifying massege to dilute this wako no wako sticking spirit before it gains roots in our country. Let the opposition sing a song of unity for the remaining days, the wise will see abandon those propagating the wako ni wako evil spirit. Finally i rebuke it in the name of the lord.

    mulenga Bwalya
    August 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

  17. these fools have run out of ideas if you say wako ni wako where is your chagwa going to get votes from if northern,luapula and muchinga decides to follow gbm southern and nwestern decides to vote for hh inonge is rejected in western you will end up with only eastern because lusaka and cb probably have rejected you idiots

    August 1, 2016 at 11:42 am

  18. I am bemba wako ni wako am voting HH GBM

    August 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

  19. I fear that the CNN symbol PF is using as is presented at the top of this story is a registered symbol and PF risks being dragged to WIPO by one Ted Turner for breach of intellectual properties right over copyrighted material. They surely could have used a different letter combination NNC for Nega Nega Counteract.
    But again in Zambia all good and perfect gifts come from abroad and not ABOVE.
    Fellow Zambian especially those whose reflexes are wired towards insulting and calling others names like Tongas this, Bembas this and Chewas that if not this; this is the time to refrain. We need Bemba, Lozi, Tonga, Luvale and Kaonde votes to change government and there is no imprint in our DNA which identifies us by tribe. PF MUST SIMPLY BE VOTED OUT.

    August 1, 2016 at 11:56 am

  20. This is being perpetrated by selfish people in PF who want to continue abusing resources at the expense of the majority people. There is no sincerity in what they are advocating for apart from maintaining their extravagant life styles. Hapunda is from the south but he is in support of this nonsense because he wants to continue eating.

    August 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

  21. This is being perpetrated by selfish people in PF who want to continue abusing resources at the expense of the majority people. There is no sincerity in what they are advocating for apart from maintaining their extravagant life styles. Hapunda is from the south but he is in support of this nonsense because he wants to continue eating…

    August 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

  22. That is how the tongas vote. Whether they think HH is wrong or right does not matter. As long as he is tonga they will vote for him. So why cant other tribes do the same. YES WAKO NI WAKO until tongas start thinking straight. It is very st,upid how they voted in Nega Nega. So let us do the Nega Nega formula and see who will win. GMB Canisius and Nevers are just useless f00ls wishing for jobs when they can clearly see the tonga voting pattern. They will regret when they chased just in case God forbid upnd wins

    August 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    • Let us do wako ni wako and see who be the biggest loser. Eastern and western for EL Wina and southern, central, muchinga, northern, luapula for HH HBM. Parts of Lusaka and Copperbelt for HH GBM. So do the maths and see who will win next week. Smell the cofffee

      Zaka zee
      August 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    • You are very stupid, am Tonga and voted for RB, Mwanawasa, FTJ since 1991 and you are still bringing feaces on this media.

      August 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

  23. Am from eastern en voting HH en UPND.

    robert sulamoyo jr
    August 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  24. Its good that pf has come in open for we knew them for that ever since .am not suprised.

    August 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm

  25. Its good they have come in open than hiding by speaking against others.we know which party is more tribal.

    August 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm


    August 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  27. Fellow and genuine patriotic Zambians, did you know that Wako ni wako is a tribalistic stratergy used by people who want to manipulate you as pawns. Tribalism is the route of all evils.
    Did you know that tribalism is responsible for a lot of ills in south Sudan including underdevelopment, corruption in all government institutions in the country .

    Peace loving Zambians, let us join hands to fight these tribalists who are enermies of our beloved country. You will know who a tribalist is because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Tribalists are evil and wicked. They want to divide and destroy our great country. Don’t you know that the only ethnicity there should be in Zambia is the Zambian ethnicity. We are one because we are all Zambians.

    We are one Zambia, one nation.
    We are one people, the Zambian ethnicity and nothing else. We need to live, love and help each other, not constantly find ways and reasons to hate. Don’t vote for candidates who believe in getting to power using tribalism as a strategy.

    Tribalism is a bad thing because it leads to suspicion and hostility toward each other.

    I’ve long argued we’d all be better off if we’d stop thinking in terms of “us” and “them.” Ultimately Zambians are one people and we share one country

    Dr Imasiku Liamunga
    August 2, 2016 at 3:04 am

  28. well the Bembas will vote fvor GBM and all Northwesterners and westerners and Bantu botatwe will vote for HH..who loses out in the end..useless slogan ba pf

    August 2, 2016 at 7:32 am

  29. kikiki kwena tefintu,let just watch, we are almost there, one Zambia one national finish.

    August 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    The Electoral Commission of Zambia website shows the results of the 2011 presidential election.
    1. Southern Province gave Rupiah Banda 71, 519 votes while Eastern Province gave HH 10, 704
    2. Southern Province gave Sata 24, 609 votes while Northern Province gave HH 2, 935
    3. Southern Province gave Sata 24, 609 votes while Luapula Province gave HH 1, 758 votes
    Eastern Province gave Rupiah a total of 233, 528 votes, Southern Province gave HH a total of 2, 66, 754 votes, Northern Province gave Sata a total of 242, 455 votes and Luapula Province gave Sata a total of 151, 822 votes
    Based on the above data, you can calculate that:
    1. A presidential candidate from the Eastern Province is likely to receive 26% support from Tongas in Southern Province while a Tonga candidate would receive 4.5% support from Eastern Province.
    2. A Bemba candidate from Northern Province is likely to receive 9.2% support from Tongas in Southern Province while a Tonga candidate is likely to receive 1.2% backing from Bembas in Northern Province.
    3. Results from Luapula indicate that a Bemba candidate is likely to receive a 9.2% backing from Southern Province while a Tonga candidate is likely to receive 1.1% backing from Luapula Province.
    Making Southern Province the subject, Luapula is the most “tribal” followed by Northern and Eastern provinces in that order. Southern is the least “tribal.”
    Check the facts for yourselves at:

    August 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  31. jst imagine de leaders ar fighting nd competing,wat can u expect de country wil b?mwebantu let us pray 4 dis leaders we ar having now.

    Galen Kawashima
    August 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm

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