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OPINION: Hamududu’s Lonely Path To Unseat the ‘Original’ HH With His PNU

Former Bweengwa Member of Parliament Highvie Hamududu is about to discover how lonely the political path can be. Hamududu got perhaps the last of his newspaper and television headlines in the media on announcing the formation of his Party of National Unity (PNU) on last week Tuesday.

Apparently the party was trending largely on two premises; one he marked a breakaway from the opposition United Party for National Development got people buzzing and second the unlikely coincidence of his the acronym of his names farmed as HH.

Fortunate for him, the public media gave him wide coverage with some more personalities given space to defend his right to form a political party.

But that may be as far as he may go given how spitefully skewed the media landscape in Zambia is and also the rigidity of the political landscape.

Soon, Hamudud will discover that if unity is indeed the catch word for his politics, he will find few that will buy his currency.

Hamududu has pledged to play clean politics but the takeoff has hardly suggested anything squeaky clean as from day one he went to town making innuendos about his former party.

That unfortunately is what may earn him headlines in the press. The louder his voice will be against his former party the more acres of space he may get in some media houses. He may do well to learn from the once upon a time powerful Itezhi Tezhi lawmaker Major Robby Chizyuka.

Maj. Chizyuka had at some point become a darling of the public media for his trademark bashing of the later to an extent that he tore apart a pact between the Patriotic Front and the United Party for National Development.

It is just simply the lessons of history that we are encouraging brother HH to pick from. He had a respectable tenure as parliamentary accounts committee chairperson and definitely stood out as a level headed debater in the house on important national matters.

But whether or not those are enough credentials for him to have started dreaming about getting the top job is another matter. If anyone assume the proverbial devil’s advocate role, the would dismiss Hamududu as one excellent debater who thought his tribe can be an avenue to change the political landscape.

For Hamududu, he is on a wroth path. His will be a disastrous political ending.

31 Comments

  1. Franktok

    The spirit is willing but the political landscape is rigid.

  2. Kalaluka

    Iam sure you haven’t listened to his full message. Hamududu remains sober, clear and focused. I listened to one of his radio interviews on Radio Phoenix, he is way above average in our confused politics. His Secretary General was equally good and better than all other Secretary Generals in our existing parties. Zambia needs such level-headedness that Hamududu exhibits. I think it is good for us to encourage such progressiveness in politics. Lets not get used to the dirty politics that we have currently, we need new players. Lets give this new kid a chance. Look at France, a new kid has stunned the world. Don’t say this is Africa, it cannot happen, are we backward, doing the same old ways.

  3. mr insults

    Chichi cute whatever, your English is very incorrect. You wrote, as I quote” HE HAS CAME”, end of quotation. Check your yesterday’s comment to prove me. I doubt if you have really been to Scotland. If really it is true that you have been there before or whenever, then I do here by concluding that Scotland has gone to dogs or dogs have spoiled her(Scotland).

  4. Stephen Lungu

    I personally wish u the best in your vision. U ar intitled to form a party and aim high in life against all odds. Create yo own path and leave a mark.We mid pipo like u who make such bored decisions to move Zambia forward.Keep it up!

  5. gjj

    What have I to do with this?

  6. Ok

    What is unfortunate is that he waited for political heavy weights HH to be locked up. Too bad for the newcomer. We have unity already but only in diversity. Segregation is not disunity but a matter of perception. What Zambia needs now is an effort in the direction of correct parameters of perception. Currently, the majority in Zambia are still using stoneage chiefdom parameters of perception. For Leaders it seems worsening instead of improving.

    • I have been following Hamududu, and he appears certainly better than today's future leaders. He is not bragging about wealth like other who left little impact. We need modern politics that is mature and will reflect Zambia

      I have been following Hamududu, and he appears certainly better than today’s future leaders. He is not bragging about wealth like other who left little impact. We need modern politics that is mature and will reflect Zambia

  7. james

    its fine let him go ahead!

    • Luwingu Lwansase*

      The next pr.. of zambia after ECL will be Saviour Chishimba …. unless upnd part decide to change the current part pr.HH ….. Hamududu you ar wasting ur time do u expect wen are we going to vote for you…heheheheheee ala bane
      muleikalafye mwilaonaula money…lol… Luwingu Lwansase* watumpa Lwamoca* selako!

  8. Kebby

    Mr Hamududu was funded by a know party in order to disturblise UPND in southern province. This a planned move.

  9. Zambia Reports

    Let’s accept we need new players in the game. I personally will form a political part call my home my pride. Watch the space.

  10. pastor with a cigger

    Please your honour, to start a political party is absolutely your right but sorry to the long existing and powerful opposition party of Upnd. This gives a chilly kind of feelings, because this man is tonga and truly this is but a shaking in the upnd stronghold! Moreover, a house divided can not stand and definetly we expect defictions to his baby party.so danger to our long live politics! .

  11. FuManchu

    Pity that politicians resort to forming new political parties in quest to catapult themselves to levels they have not yet matured to ascend. Hamududu should have striven to induce the party that could not adopt him by looming larger in integrity and fighting from within to restructure the party. Alas! He chose to tread the path many that bitterly choose to tread when self convinced of unfair treatment! Taking a fall has consequences when it comes to getting up depending how one lands!

  12. kamban moyo

    president lungu its fine & very good man now time its not hh.but edgar lungu so gvi chance lungu to work

  13. kamban moyo

    god help mr lungu to runing of the zambia one zambia one nation so osamangana

  14. Chitamawe

    Viva new HH on the scene. U have full rights 2 come up with a political movement. Jst concentrate on building it.

  15. chung...!

    Hmmm… #kamban Mukamba Chani?

  16. Buumba Mwiinga

    You are a political heavy weight President hamududu that’s why the entire Upnd can’t go to sleep without mentioning your name. They know that they lost a leader of national character which they much needed in their party. President hamududu keep on, we need people of your calibre to bring sanity in politics. Upnd cadres and your entire leadership can you stop stone age politics.

  17. Buumba Mwiinga

    Hamududu is Presidential, he is better than the current political crop, who are not clear on what they want to do. Wait and hear Hamududu outline his offer. Give him time, there is no need to rush.

  18. jack pleasure

    Comment.harder nabena presido.

  19. UPND die hard

    Hakalolela Hakanaka HH will never rule Zambia.U can manage kraals but not a country my friend.I however wish u well in Prison as I Pray for yo release.Ba Edgar muchoseni munzanu mu jele.Izi ni ndale chabe.HH is not a criminal mwebantu.He is missing his animals more than his wife iam sure.

  20. mwila mwamba

    ndeloleleshafye

  21. Good spirit abena

    Good spirit Ba President Hamudulu

    • wina

      Hamududu our next president,goooooooo!new HH we are behind you.

  22. Don doc

    Well done ba new hh! u will be the next president.

  23. Zambian

    ‘Unseat the original hh’ Is that your fear? Mr Adamu, hh is upnd President, and Hams has his own party. So unseat him? How? Let the young man dream, who knows? He might turn out to be the change youths are crying for.

  24. brady

    That might be a boring move Mr hh

  25. Rev Mwape N. Charles

    Mr Hamududu should revisit his time-wasting political agenda. If PF the ruling party and govmnt in place can publicly confess that the country is no longer united who is he and what gaugests does he posses to unity this country?
    Secondly his timing is totally wrong. In Zambia we have heard the saying walk no walk. If this guy Hamududu let me say hamututu had conscience his fellow tribe mate is under incarceration he could come up with the party to promote justice,prosperity and food security. There cannot be peace and unity if the above mentioned needs are abused or not committed.Poverty and unemployment are indirect violence.
    I’m not Tonga and Don’t support tribalism but the fact is it deeply rooted in the government and very visible that every is able to see.
    Think twice before you become a victim of your conscience Hakainde Hichilema is deeply rooted just as PF. You are trading a distrastrous political path.

  26. Rev Mwape N. Charles

    Mr Hamududu should revisit his time-wasting political agenda. If PF the ruling party and govmnt in place can publicly confess that the country is no longer united who is he and what gaugests does he posses to unity this country?
    Secondly his timing is totally wrong. In Zambia we have heard the saying wako no wako If this guy Hamududu let me say hamututu had conscience his fellow tribe mate is under incarceration he could come up with the party to promote justice,prosperity and food security. There cannot be peace and unity if the above mentioned needs are abused or not committed.Poverty and unemployment are indirect violence.
    I’m not Tonga and Don’t support tribalism but the fact is it deeply rooted in the government and very visible that everyone is able to see.
    Think twice before you become a victim of your conscience Hakainde Hichilema is deeply rooted just as PF. You are trading a distrastrous political path.

  27. mutinta habbulizi

    Special one

  28. Bk

    Hams we in eastern are behind you. But bring civil politics

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