Opposition win in Nigeria is inspiring, HH tells New York Times

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has been featured in the major international news publication The New York Times following his visit to London where he addressed the Royal Africa Society earlier this week.

In the wake of the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the recently concluded Nigerian elections, Mr Hichilema spoke to the New York Times about the impact his victory will have in inspiring citizens in Zambia and elsewhere to campaign for change.

During the interview Mr Hichilema called for the rise of a new generation of politicians focused on delivering change for their people through better economic management, rather than leaders serving their own personal interests under the guise of politics. Mr Hichilema explained to the New York Times that in Zambia “There is nobody who can be called well off when the great majority of the people are poor.”

The full article placed in the New York Times can be found here.


11 Responses to Opposition win in Nigeria is inspiring, HH tells New York Times

  1. Stupity

    April 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

  2. EXCELLENCE, that is all I can say-HH is damned good!!

    April 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  3. kalaba you stupity man

    April 3, 2015 at 5:43 pm

  4. Gud leaders ar servants of th pipo they lead. Their greatest attribute is lov. They serve an never expect 2 b served. The best ever exampl is Jesus, who washed th feet of his disciples.

    Cactus Flower
    April 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

  5. Might be inspiring in Zambia in 2041 Mr.HH.

    April 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

  6. HH you enriched yourself from mines sales depriving Zambians of job so stop lying that you can improve lives of majority
    Why do you keep telling lies ? Stupidest person is you .
    Zambians will never usher you into state house nor will embassy park be your final resting place

    frank te
    April 4, 2015 at 5:41 am

  7. HH must know that Nigeria is a Federal State comprised of a diversity of very distinct major tribal groupings on one hand and two prominent distinct religious groups, namely: Christianity in the southern half of Nigeria and Islam dominating the northern half of the country.

    The most prominent tribal groups are the ‘Hausa’ found in the following States: Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokota ect. The ‘Igbo’ found in the following States of the eastern region: Abia, Anambra, Bende, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and River State. The ‘Yoruba’ are found in such States as Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogum, Ondo, Osum and Oyo.

    HH should appreciate historical events that led to the proclamation of “Biafra” by the Igbo people of Eastern led by General Ojuku. The Federal State defended the integrated territorial integrity of Nigeria as then led by non-Igbo General Gowon. If HH was an infant during the Biafran war, then he is advised to read modern African history.

    The current prominence of the terrorist organisation called ‘Boko Aram’ in Nigeria can only be attributed to an Islamic region which is the offshoots of Osama Bin Laden’s terror group. Conflicts between Christians and Moslems is an ancient phenomenon.

    The opposition leader won the election in this country endowed with tribal, ethnic and religious diversity because he commanded the loyalty of the majority of Nigerians irrespective of tribal, ethnic nor religious inclinations. HH cannot compare himself to Obama or the Nigerian leader because the structure of UPND is hinged on a single tribal grouping that harbour mistrust of the Bembas and other major tribal groups. Hence the ousting of Patrick Chisanga, Sakwiba Sikota and Bob Sichinga from the leadership of UPND is still cast in our memories. HH has NO national characteristics. His money has not been invested for the poor in Chama nor Shangombo, but his money is own Family investment. People such as Caniious Banda and Nalumango are merely being used to play the role of South African DA Leader of Parliament – to protect the privileges of the rich. Therefore, come 2016, HH will not be a factor.

    April 4, 2015 at 8:30 am


    Fellow Zambians arising from the fact that HH has a high profile in and out side the country let us now consider him for presidency in 2015 elections this will help the country achieve the following:

    1. have proper fiscal measures that can see the kwacha gain value and this will translate in a good livelihood for the common zambian.

    2. stop trotting world wide begging for money for the unseen projects.

    3. stop fighting for the obvious few jobs that belong to north westerners and threatening locals with pangas.

    3. Poor national image on the world level.

    4. Lift the wage freeze that can benefit all citizen empolyed in the civil service.

    5. that will end the so called tribalism and stop using kaundas solgan one zambia……..

    6. provision medical care and infrastructure needed by zambians

    7. have subsidy on enssenital commodities

    chipaya chipaya
    April 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

  9. Chipaya Chipaya, (lets consider HH for presidency in 2015) which 2015

    April 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm

  10. Time always tell this is HH time come 2016.I recall what George Kunda may soul rest in peace always told our late President MCS may soul also rest in peace that he never be president of zambia what happened in 2011 who was the president.So all those doubting HH time you will be ShocKed.

    August 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

  11. if HH want to be the president of zambia, let him first be born again and be delivered from alcultism & free masonism. because zambia is a christian country, miners being delivered he will never be.

    one chichi
    September 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

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