Opinion

OPINION: Is the PF Now Invincible?

Things have been going very well for the Patriotic Front as a party. The ruling party has swept almost every contest with ease. This is even in the face of politically damaging incidences that government has had to put up with. There has been the stigma of the US$42 million fire trucks, the high debt volume, occasional locking up of opponents on suspected political grounds and the stigma of political violence. It had seemed the Patriotic Front was in no capacity to survive an election if the electorates were to render their verdict. But the Patriotic Front has swept 13 of the 14 local government elections including the fiercely contested mayoral poll that despite having promised being a tight contest had Miles Sampa resoundingly carrying the day. Some people tried to make a meal of the voter apathy but even in the reduced turn out, the PF still marshalled a lion’s share of the votes.

For a change the playing field was evened out with all political players having an equal opportunity to compete. There were no usual stunts lumped on the police and other law enforcement agencies blocking other people from campaigning. Overs even found favour with the environment that they thrived on a Western style like campaign of door-to-door solicitations.

In this environment even upstarts like the 25-year-old Madalitso Musukwa who stood as an Independent candidate made a mockery of experienced candidates like Saviour Chishimba of the UPP who has made it his daily bread to savagely attack the Patriotic Front. He has learnt to his cost that it would not help his measly political fortunes to hinge his political survival on attacking President Edgar Lungu. It is something his friends in the opposition United Party for National Development have learnt too.

 

The UPND has suffered such a political battering that they would have to reinvent themselves if the electorates are ever going to take them seriously. They have lived in the illusion that insulting President Lungu would enhance their political fortunes but it has amounted to waned support. They will have to learn to craft their own agenda that could win over the electorates. Even their favoured political currency of violence has lost its steam. It could appear that the UPND fared badly in these elections because there was no violence.

They could not raise the flag and play victim as no one was maiming anyone. It could appear the Pf has been giving a lifeline to repair some of the things that have not sat well with the electorates. It is a vote of confidence they should not take for granted. It could be a long bumpy road to 2021 but for now they can take a moment and savour the glory of victory being mindful that the public expect the very best.

 

41 Comments

  1. SHI ALIKO

    Pf

  2. James Mphande

    Pabwato come 2021 ehhh wina azalila

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  5. J

    We need original pf more money in yo pocket before 2021.

    • Hillz mwale

      thats y coruption won’t end,educationaless

  6. SHI ALIKO

    In pf its like a journey on the road with full of potholes with hope to reach to our destination, you can talk but we don’t give up it’s pf for life

  7. Zankalewa

    Me and pf mpaka kumanda

  8. HH

    Zoona

  9. Habeenzu

    Hh fuck you

  10. HH

    Pf you have made me to suffer 👏👏👉👈✊👊👋☝

  11. VINCENT

    I WANT HH TO PREPARE ANOTHER PETITION FOR 2021.MIND YOU IT WILL BE HIS 6th TIMES TO CRY.

    • hillz mwale

      we are in the same boat dear,2021 no vote for pf.

  12. Himmler

    Days are numbered for the pangs fuc**rs.

  13. HH

    Await you will appreciate me when I reduce, electricity units, high taxes ,and a lot tallgets . the of has done nothing a lot of Zambians are living in abject poverty.

  14. kopala.

    u insult President ECL.u lose popularity. it’s as simple as 1,2,3.u hate President ECL,u become an enemy with the majority Zambians. it’s as simple as that.people r still happy with the PF and it’s leadership style.all inclusive. u hate the Bembas,u become public enemy with the majority Zambians. the earlier u come to tames the better. but for 2021?i think it’s already too late!maybe 2026 that is if u change for the better.

    • Leon

      People who matter will vote in 2021 between now and then only those supporting the ruling party are voting to please their master zo do no be surprised when you win even elections for the most drunk

  15. Chrispine nyirenda

    It’s PF all the way until 2021

  16. micheal j mulenga

    P F must fulfil their promises not living in the words of solving problems without solving the problem

  17. VINCENT

    hi,to upnd president,Mr HH we love u but the problem is the people who surround are the one making you to suffer after election.you have a very good policy.explain those ten point plan so that we understand.let people understand what are those ten point plan?.as long as you will be with GBM in 2021 possibility is there you will be loss again.your people seems like are supporting you but when election comes you can see the results.0

    • Djku

      People have long lost their trust in the ruling party and will only vote to reject it in 2021 so do not overly celebrate mr kadansa

  18. Tule

    Same people supporting Pf are living in poverty… one day they’ll weep just Wait

  19. Razor

    You can’t judge the mood of the pipo from by elections. Any business election the ruling party always wins because they put the whole state machinery into it. The true test will only come during general elections.

  20. #ME

    What!

  21. #ME

    What’s that fucker up {drunckerds}

  22. Benny

    This government full of ba fikala who are delaying civil servants’ salaries are really stupid l don’t know type of people we are voting in almost every elections maybe they have made a new strategic which is invisible? Go 2 hell

  23. Mwale.net

    Iwe Benny,dont contaminate us with yo foolishness…, wanvela?why behaving lyk an alien?kula!

  24. Chisenga

    PF IS NOT INVINCIBLE. THEY HAVE JUST NOT YET MET A VIABLE OPPOSITION. SO FAR PF IS A BETTER CHOICE COMPARED WITH THE CURRENT OPPOSITION. YES THE TIME WILL COME WHEN VOTERS WILL GET FADE UP WITH PF AND CHOOSE ANOTHER POLITICAL PARTY. AS THINGS STAND, THAT TIME HAS NOT YET COME AND NEITHER IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT IT WILL COME IN 2021. UNFORTUNATELY EVEN THE PARTY THAT WILL TAKE OVER FROM PF ,PERADVENTURE AFTER 2026, IS NO YET BORN.

  25. Dr. Zimba Emmanuel.

    The chance for upnd was in 2001 under mazoka. Not now. Things are bad for them. Any way, let them keep on wasting their money.

  26. Mr Peace

    SELA TUBOMBEKO….

  27. fisunge

    Those who think when upnd comes that’s when they will be okey are lying until was there 27years no proper development, mmd 20 years without tangible development you mean there was no tax payers money but today it’s like when we’re starting to build our nation in terms of infrastructure so if we built all this we’re building today under Pf we could have been enjoying what couldhave been done 27 years ago so people of zambia Please let’s give pf time to improve our country look like london I support the infrastructure to see heaven in zambia thankyou pf

  28. Dr. Zimba Emmanuel.

    Very true madam fisunge.

  29. Dundumwezi

    Iam fed up with the current district commissioners in the whole country. If president edgar lungu can bring in new ones. Equally iam fed up with hakainde hichilema.

  30. Benny

    Atase naiwe mwale

  31. FGM

    When we got independent in 1964 Zambia’s economy was doing fine. In one party state our economy stagnated. Under MMD corruption marred economic progress. President Sata with his brilliant vision put Zambia back on track but slowly corruption is likely to slow down economic progress. Zambians should openly speak out or it will be too late to make a correction. Political competition is the only way Zambia shall move forward.

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