Presidential election results show lack of confidence for PF, UPND – Kabimba

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Wynter Kabimba

Wynter Kabimba

Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba says the low turnout of voters in the just ended Presidential by-election show that Zambians have lost confidence in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), reports Zambian Eye Journalist in Lusaka.

In an exclusive interview on the just ended presidential election that had an average of between 33 to 38 percent, Kabimba explained that the candidates did not appeal to the voters. He said a vacuum has been created which his party, Rainbow will work hard to fill ahead of the 2016 General election.

“The choice of candidates did not appeal to the 60 percent voters who did not turn up to vote and when you look at the PF and UPND as front runners in this election, they both performed poorly in their so called stronghold,” Kabimba explained. “And I think they are no longer attractive and interesting to voters. As Rainbow Party, we shall work hard to fill this vacuum in 2016.”

Kabimba said if the two parties were attractive and still had confidence of the voters, people should not have stayed away from voting.

“There is just one theory that justifies this, voters no longer believe in them (candidates),” he charged.

The Rainbow Party president who was the PF Chief Executive when the party dislodged the MMD from government in 2011 said the party could not have won the elections if the case was as last week’s Presidential election.

Kabimba also observed that the election results created a line that divided the country into two, a situation he said was unfortunate. He explained that the election showed people voting on tribal lines and not issues. He observed that the candidates did not engage voters on issues but mainly focused on personalities.

“As Rainbow Party, what came clear was that political parties were not engaging voters on issues. They instead dwelt much on personal attacks,” Kabimba explained.

He said this trend will only stop when the country has political parties that have clear spelt ideologies and able to tell and persuade voters on values and ideas in terms of the direction they want to take the country.

“And this is the difference Rainbow Party is going to make on Zambian political landscape. The lack of ideology on the part of political parties motivates people to vote along regional lines which consequently resulted into this fault line dividing the country into two,” said Kabimba.

The Rainbow Party president said this should be stopped as it threatens unity and peace the country has enjoyed in the last 50 years of Independence.

Kabimba also commended all the stakeholders in the last Presidential elections. He observed that the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had managed the elections well despite the challenges of weather and technology which made it difficult to have the results on time as expected. He has urged ECZ to invest in technology if it has to overcome these challenges in future adding that the country was vast.

“We are a technology backward country with 752 158 square kilometres. It is a vast country in terms of managing elections especially when roads are almost impassable, bridges collapsed and ZAF fleets to fly around to collect results not available. So the way forward, ECZ has to invest into technology,” said Kabimba.

He also urged ECZ to continue winning more and more confidence from stakeholders as this would reduce tension during elections. He said the system of sticking results outside the polling stations after counting was a good move to show transparency which enables participating political parties to manage their results from polling stations.

The Rainbow Party president also commended Zambians for being peaceful during and after elections.


19 Responses to Presidential election results show lack of confidence for PF, UPND – Kabimba

  1. Mr.Kabimba you don’t know what you are talking about.What do you mean when you say lack of confidece?Remeber when the late president Micheal Sata may his soul rest in enternal peace fired you the whole country celebrated and you are going no where. Zanbians are now clever and you going to fall in the endless pit. Zambians dont like you.go to hell

    Micheal Jackson
    January 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    • Kwena Winter ulichipu ee. Shut up incompetent and impotent lawyer

      January 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    • Its not the whole country, say bembas.

      Jacob Zume
      January 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

  2. Dear Mr.Kabimba,Be wise enough in you talking. “Confidence?” you are not even ashamed.The way you were appointed by the late president is the same way you were dissapointed. The way you have formed this rubbish Rainbow party is the same way you will be dissapointed in 2016.You are a man who thinks to be more clever than anyone alse. Zambians dont like your altitude and the way you potray yourself. I appealing to Zambians not to vote for you otherwise hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! we can be in problems.Ba Winter for who? Just go to the University and study politics of arrogance.

    Reymond Greyson
    January 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  3. Kabimba in your dreams or when you are with Masebo in bed you think you can win an elections. I can see you have not stopped your arrogance . My friend dream on ,had it not been for your arrogance and greedy for quick leadership you would have been in state house.

    January 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  4. We saw this coming, a long time ago. The low vote turn out can not be attributed to lack of confidence. Firstly this election come abruptly, there was no vote registration to update the register, the season was not conducive, as most farmers were preoccupied by their work. so your response is not well balanced. use the correct lenses to view things from the right perspective. we meet you in 2016 togther with your hidden friends

    george moonga
    January 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

  5. “Kabimba tonjesi nsno pe”!The people got fatigued by the self induced byelections which you were the chief architect and now you want to pretend like you are a saint?You are the most barbaric Zambian ever to grace the political scenes.You ahve no shame at all.

    In the campaigns,UPND used half of their time on the defending themselves and the other half on issues because they wre a threat to on the other hand 50% were on the offensive side and 25 % defensive and 25% issue based.
    No one cared about FDD because they were not a threat.The best way way to go about in 2016 is for FDD,MMD to join UPND.Nawakwi and Mumba be vice presidents in the case that they win the elections.

    I know this suggestion is like trying to mix oil and water.

    North West Zambian
    January 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

  6. Oweeeeeeeeeee. Red lips Kambimbi what confidence mune? Ala iwe niwe wapiya ba SATA ! Fuseki. Wilaibepa ati 2016 2016. Tawakaipule boi. ! Patali sana. Mumbwe iwe. Bring it on ! Walaba the jubilation at your being fired, it’s still fresh.

    Cool Temple
    January 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  7. Kabimba has never won any election or may be he has forgotten Please you have started KUSABAILA again you are likely to misfire take your time Mwanachambwa.

    January 28, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  8. For once Mr. Kabimba is right. These elections were pathetic. But having them in the rainy season did not help matters either. However Mr. Kabimba should not cheat himself. His Party, the Rainbow party is dead on arrival. It will not go anywhere. The people in it do not inspire confidence. If Kabimba is thinking of standing in 2016, he will be beaten by the likes of Sondashi, Miyanda, Nawakwi and Chipimo. The only person possibly he will beat is his cousin Muliokela. Even Sinkamba chamba party will beat him. Let the guy do an opinion poll, he will be surprised how much people dispise him and anything connected to him. Apart from he Kabimba which other people renowned people belong to this Rainbow party apart from Chuumbwe? No, Mr. Kabimba your party will go nowhere. It has a wrong name and wrong beliefs. Everyone knows what you want to peddle with it. Very strange party your party is.

    Red Lips
    January 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

  9. Say watever u may want bt won’t change anyth wynter is the man

    January 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    • Wynter if I were you I would have just close my red mouth.Surely you have forgotten all those celebretions which went round the whole country when you were fired by the late? The govement almost declayed that day a public holiday because they were celebrations everywere in the country. Please don”t cheat yourself to say you can be zambias seventh president.The way you were rejected that day, That’s the way you shall be rejected also in 2016. You and HH are just the same, you are going no were. The two of you just join the race again in 2016 we shall teach you a proper resons ask HH.

      January 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

  10. I think Kabimba did not listen to campaigning speeches. Parties talked about Development started by Sata and obviously where there was that massive developmental projects started by Sata, people voted positively. But where people did not see and development project to satisfy them, they wanted to try others.This was the pattern.

    imute wa kalilo
    January 28, 2015 at 9:29 pm

  11. Whether Edgar, Hakainde, Wynter, Eric, Etc what is important to Zambians is affordable livelyhood if not all of them can go home. Its even better to have JCTR at state house.

    The John
    January 29, 2015 at 9:36 am

  12. Ba Wynter ikalenifye naimwe na M’embe wenu

    Timothy Sichula
    January 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

  13. There is no difference between Wynter Kabimba and Mike Mulongoti. Both have in the past failed to win a constituency election, both were nominated MPs, both exhibited high levels of arrogance when given government leadership positions, both have formed parties with dreams of leading this country without taking stock of where they are coming from and possibly they do not know where they are going.

    Chicken Fist
    January 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

  14. Come on so that you share the votes with HH.

    January 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  15. Wynter Kabimba is gnashing his blant teeth after witnessing PF’s transformation into a credible party that I now listening to the cries of the people.

    As PF’s Secretary General, Kabimba organised violence among the youth – a process he successfully pushed and attributed to late Sata’s policy of pangalising the innocent people. Kabimba worked with the “Cartel” to disrupt the Justice system with the sole aim of protecting his friends who dubiously got our K14 billion from DBZ and refused to pay what was due to National Airport Corporation.

    Recently, Kabimba hired Masebo as an ASSASIN to kill the PF prior to the election.

    January 30, 2015 at 5:11 am

  16. Uyu muntu!

    Umwana wa mfumu
    January 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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