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PF, UPND officially launch campaigns

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Launch bannerCampaign banner launchZambians are set to witness two major political events today, May 21, 2016, as the country’s leading political parties, the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) officially launch their campaigns ahead of the August 11 general elections.

The ruling PF, headed by Republican President Edgar Lungu, will hold their Manifesto and Campaign Launch at the 60,000-seater Heroes Stadium in the capital, Lusaka, while the Hakainde Hichilema-led  UPND have settled for the iconic Freedom Park in the Copperbelt city of Kitwe.

Both parties are widely expected to name the running mates to their respective presidential candidates and also unveil their candidates for the parliamentary, mayoral and local government elections. They are also expected to receive high-profile defections and endorsements.

The PF event will reportedly be graced by two former presidents Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Banda, diplomats accredited to Zambia, over 50 traditional leaders, Church mother bodies and notable names such as Kalusha Bwalya

According to a sources, over 6000 Zambians living abroad have travelled for the event. Lodges and guest houses in the capital and nearby towns such as Kafue, Chilanga and Chongwe are reportedly fully booked as the ruling party has gone to great lengths to transport people from across the country to attend the event.

A number of Zambia’s top musicians will be on hand to entertain what is expected to be a capacity crowd. The event will be televised live on the state broadcaster ZNBC.

The opposition UPND is also expecting a massive turn out at their Kitwe event, having already held a series of successful ‘warm-up’ rallies in various Copperbelt towns. Party leader Hichilema will officially spell out details of his ’10-point plan’ to turn around the country’s economy.

Former Republican Vice-President Guy Scott, UDF leader Miles Sampa, UPND Vice-Presidents Geoffrey Mwamba and Canisius Banda, Mulenga Sata and Sylvia Masebo are among the high-profile figures who will address the rally. Controversial musician and social activist Pilato will head the list of local artists scheduled to entertain the gathering.

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15 Responses to PF, UPND officially launch campaigns

  1. Why would ZNBC only cover one event and not the other? No no no no no! People should not accept this. We need a level playing field. Where is ECZ? Rigging does not only happen on the polling day. It has already started.

    webman
    May 21, 2016 at 2:57 am
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    • They will only cover the pf event because they are scared of losing their jobs, 3 months without a job is quite a long time for most these guys, but they were intelligent and business oriented they would have carried these two events simultaneously and made a double cashing in a day. HOLD ON CHANGE IS COMING.

      Conspiracy Theory
      May 21, 2016 at 3:47 am
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  2. Father God, synchronize HH’s life with Your perfect will, agenda and calendar. Today is the dawning of a new day. Old things have passed away, all things have become new. Anything or anyone assigned to frustrate or hinder HH, is removed and disgraced. Superimpose Your will over the will of evil spirits and evil men. Strengthen the hedge of protection around HH’s life and campaign. No weapon formed against HH will prosper. Grant HH divine kingdom asylum and diplomatic immunity from evil that seek to malign and entrap him. Assign angels as HH’s divine escorts and supernatural security. Let them marshal the boundaries and borders of his countrywide spheres of influence. Let them dismantle and destroy satanic strongholds and dispossess satanic squatters. Since HH’s time is in Your hands, You will deliver HH from the hands of enemies and from those who persecute, malign, slander, hate and frustrate him. Dismantle evil powers working to frustrate HH’s day, assignments, and activities. Frustrate the arrows shot toward HH by day and cause the terror by night to cease. Rescue HH from my enemies, for he hides himself in You. Cause the east winds of judgment to blow into the enemy’s camp. Stop the diabolical cyclones and demonic winds designed to bring shipwreck and disaster into HH’s life and campaigns .Cause divine and fresh winds of the Holy Spirit to blow. Let the west winds of replenishment, the north winds of abundance, and the south winds of restoration and supernatural supply blow profusely in HH’s campaign.

    Prayer Warrior for HH
    May 21, 2016 at 3:30 am
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    • AMEN

      Mau A akulu akoma akagonera
      May 21, 2016 at 6:43 am
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    • It’s like asking God to change a DEMON into an ANGEL…if really you are a REAL Christian open your eyes. My uncle who was a freemason was the one who groomed HH into Freemasonary so I know what am talking about not just hearsay.

      Marcus
      May 21, 2016 at 8:47 am
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      • And please what’s freemasonry ?? As much as I don’t agree that he is one there is too much talk of free masonry from an ignoramous perspective. ..same as HH sold the mines bupuba Ubu in the age of information technology do your research

        Shameless
        May 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm
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      • That is being petty and irresponsible of the worst nature to accuse HH as a Freemanson with literary no evidence. Please keep your uncle to youreself who is a Freemanson.

        Mpombo
        May 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm
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      • And the man that is a Muslim? who is a drunkard? a serious womanizer? I mean check your facts. You are the most dull poster.

        Vyakulola vye
        May 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm
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  3. Well, we know where KK & RB’S loyalty lie. They would not attend either launch of they had the peace and unity of this our Zambia at heart.

    Muyunda Lindunda
    May 21, 2016 at 4:58 am
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  4. For KK to attend the launch of the campaign for the political party its not a good thing , he will have already shown sides taken. He needs to be states man . doing that he will be playing selective game. Kalusha what has he got to offer on the political scene? He is a soccer icon not a political one. This is purely a misplaced priority !!!!!!1

    Katuba old Boys
    May 21, 2016 at 6:19 am
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    • KK IS JUST DRAGGED JUST TO SHOW RESPECT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY HE HAS TO ATTEND BUT IT IS NOT IN HIS HEART IN HIS OWN FREE WILL.

      Mau A akulu akoma akagonera
      May 21, 2016 at 6:46 am
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  5. Even Former Presidents RB and KK are now reduced to PFcadres. Cry my beloved country. Please why should such a thing happen. I doudt the morality of these moron former presidents. This is insAnity!

    PHILADELPHIA
    May 21, 2016 at 6:50 am
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  6. Am missing events sure! I should have been at heroes today

    mj banda
    May 21, 2016 at 8:33 am
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  7. LOWER IMPORTATION RATES. LOWER ELECTRICITY RATE. BUILD FERTILIZER PLANT IN ZAMBIA.EMPOWER MECHANIZED FARMING. CONSIDER ALSO THE MUSIC AND MOVIE INDUSTRY THIS INDUSTRY CARRIES THE MASSES, SUPPORT BY FIGHTING PIRATE, OPENING A TV CHANNEL 24HRS SERVICE SPECIFICALLY FOR ENTERTAINMENT. FOOTBALL CLUBS I ZAMBIA NEEDS MONEY TO COMPETE ON INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE YOUNGER ONES TO GET ATTRACTED TO FOOTBALL WHEN THE ARE BUSY WITNESSING ZAMBIAN PLAYERS IN ZAMBIAN CLUBS ARE BUSY RENTING UTUMA KEBINS AND THE CAN’T EVEN AFFORD TO BUY A CAROLA.

    REAL
    May 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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  8. How some one to be came rich,want should I do?

    levison mumpelw
    July 17, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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