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REPLACE LUNGU NOW… or face defeat in 2021, Laura advises PF

 

THE Patriotic Front must replace President Edgar Lungu as the party’s candidate for the 2021 general election or face defeat, Alliance for Community Action Laura Miti has advised. Miti said the PF must not only direct its worries towards the opposition UPND/NDC alliance. Commenting on the PF’s humiliating defeat in the Roan Constituency parliamentary by-election at the hands of Chishimba Kambwili’s National Democratic Congress (NDC), Miti in a Facebook posting said PF had now found a good reason to destroy the opposition alliance, which could hand the ruling party defeat in the 2021 general elections.

But Miti pointed out that PF’s biggest source of headache should be President Lungu who according to her had two major handicaps going into the 2021 general elections. She said the first handicap of President Lungu was inept presidency, which had toughened life for everyday Zambians.

“Zambia is worse off having elected Edgar and that truth is felt most in citizen’s pockets. Explaining away hungry stomachs, unpaid salaries and children out of school will take up much 2021 time for the PF if they are trying to convince voters to re-elect the person responsible for the pain,” Miti wrote.

She further observed that President Lungu lacked a personal constituency to offer a campaign.

“That means he has to continually be carried into major elections. Because EL is a front for all manner of dodgy interests who himself brings no shine to the jewel box, PF has to spend too much energy convincing citizens that the brass they see is gold,” she stated.

Miti said President Lungu’s ineptness was brought to the fore in the Roan Constituency by-election as he had no idea of how to retain the seat. She said President Lungu had no personal strategy but depended entirely on what the campaign team decided.

“That team ill-advisedly decided to show off and throw money at an angry town and the President went with it. When it came to personal clout, EL was beaten hands down by Kambwili. He arrived in a town in which Kambwili is king and thought he could help the ruling party candidate by insulting that king and dancing. So he insulted and danced and insulted and danced some more,” Laura stated.

She said President Lungu’s ineptness and lack of strategy was what had caused PF members to be in deep mourning over the Roan Constituency loss. She advised the PF to think beyond winning back our “prodigal sons” like Kambwili if they wanted 2021 to be easier. Miti observed that Kambwili would probably have no appetite for going back to the PF just to carry President Lungu’s “dead weight again.”

“My sense is the frontier that the PF are scared to broach is the one that is most strategic for 2021. They need to lose EL and replace him with someone who can convince Zambians he can steady this country. EL has nothing more to give than he brought to Roan. That should be a depressing thought for PF,” she said.

Miti also observed that UPND president Hakainde Hichilema already had a much grown support on the Copperbelt adding that “a campaign machine called Kambwili and PF is on the back foot.”

“All that said, I would suggest to the PF (as I have done before) that the big problem they sit with right now is not HH, Kambwili or the possibility of a mutually beneficial business deal between them or any other opposition actors,” stated Miti.

2 Comments

  1. samlindo

    April 16, 2019 at 7:57 am

    2021 will not be a dancing competition, if it was then PF would have had the right candidate, but unfortunately it will not be a dancing competition, so PF will be carrying a renown dancer to a bread and butter discussion which I am sorry Lungu is not well versed with. to add salt to injury the people Lungu have surrounded himself with are themselves repellents of the voters, Look at Amos,Luo, Mwanakatwe, DOra, Kampyongo, Mumbi, Lusambo, etc they all subtract instead of add to the PF, now we also have the likely wrangle of replacing the running mate which will further ruin and scatter the PF apart. PF is a failed project which needs total overhaul, total from top to bottom if they need to salvage anything in 2021, I REPEAT SELLING PRESIDENT LUNGU TO THE ELECTORATE IS LIKE TRYING TO SALE ICE TO AN ESKIMO, HOW CAN AN ESKIMO BUY ICE WHEN HE WALKS ON ICE, SLEEPS IN ICE, LIVES IN ICE SHITS IN ICE, DOES LITERALLY EVERYTHING IN ICE WHICH COMES FREE OF CHARGE.

  2. kasonka

    April 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Hi am no fan of political rhetorics but when truth need to be told, i strongly stand togeza with truth bearer.
    The case of the dwindling popularity of PF in copperbelt is a clear evidence of luck of serious,visionless top leadership. PF was formed with an extra ordinary mind of which non of the following can be pf vision carrier. The current president, secretary general, lsk & cb provincial leadership.

    From the time Ecl came in as pf president pf has continued to thrive on the love that the lover n believer of Micheal had in him n his team(Scot, wina, winter, etc.This love in micheal can not be sustained with this current mediocrity.
    I totally agree with Miti. If true pf members really want pf to maintain ts national status should in no way entertain ecl to keep on up to 2021 but begin preparing next leader.
    The vibrant remaint of pf current are no longer talking n gone quite coz they are so shocked with the current leadership.

    It is so clear that the president has surrounded himself with his likes. Who in Zambian political history can one pick Davies as SG, Chief executive of the party? Just compare Kabimba n Davies n Davies Chama, surely you ill see and conclude that pf is in its worst n never thought of levels.
    To the true n faithful members, decide now to remove ECL or perish.

    Please heed to Miti and other people who have sincerely commented against the leadership style of ECL.

    Tayali recently posted on the deservice activities by Nkandu Luo yet the mps cant tell the president of the ladting negative effect on the manifesto of Pf. If pf was founded on the pro poor foundation how can sure the president not once show support of the manifesto?

    As for the loss in Luanshya it was expected because ECL has no interface with people of Luanshya and thinks k20 is enough to pay meal allowance to the universty kids from luanshya. This constuency has been a very difficulty one back from MMD. Former union leader kameron mpwele won on UNIP Ticket after grabbing it from MMD. Kambwili won it after Mpwele died. So the rulling party has never had it easy every moment it becomes arrongant and deaf to the community. So MMD got out of power with This constituency already in support of the opposition. So open your eyes n read before ts late.

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