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MMD Youth Wants UPND allowed to File Nomination outside Time

A young  politician from the party that pioneered Multipartism in the country, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy has described the culture which has started to slowly creep into the country’s democracy were candidates are disappearing on nomination day as an elaborate strategy by enemies of democracy to derail the nation’s democratic growth.

Prince Ndoyi who is also former ZANASU Vice President has called for an emergency meeting by the electoral body’ commissioners to ensure that the opposition UPND find a candidate and file in nominations after their candidate allegedly disappeared with money and materials meant for nomination.

Commenting on the UPND candidate who bolted at the eleventh hour, the outspoken youth leader said no well-meaning Zambian should celebrate the cancer which is slowly eating away the country’s democracy fought for by its fore fathers and now being destroyed by suspected elements with intentions to prolong their stay in power.

He explained that his comments should not be misconstrued to be targeted at any individual political party but that it was about the country’s democracy and the little democratic gains the country has made over the years which are about to be wiped out by those with “money bags.”

He added that with insinuations that the UPND candidate was bought the nation should not be shocked to hear that the UPND had pulled out of the dialogue process and the peace accords they have signed with the PF.

“…We may not be surprised if UPND today dismiss calls for national dialogue, I think we have underestimated the opposition and laying too much stock in our own infallibility, we may soon realise that we have boxed ourselves into a tight corner.

“We have a danger of “democratic wildfires” today, which is precisely what led our founding fathers of our democracy to establish checks and balances in the form of tightly circumscribed voting rights, where the voter is allowed the right to choose even from weaker candidates. It is our God given duty to guard our democracy from the tyranny of the majority and the passions of the mob. The founders constructed large, hefty barriers between the popular will and the exercise of power.

“This should not be misunderstood for anything, this is not about UPND nor is it about PF. This is about democracy, and the little democratic gains we have made over the years. PF and UPND are nothing but tiny little dots on the map of Zambia, and therefore we are all tasked to protect our future,” Ndoyi said.

He adds “As an infant democracy, we cannot all fold our hands and sleep peacefully at night while celebrating that finally UPND is disintegrating. As a young person who prides in the hopes of our democracy I refuse to remain silent and be party to this. This is a cancer that should be amputated forthwith. And its only fair that Dr Banda must be summoned to the police to answer the difficult questions.”

And Ndoyi urged the opposition UPND to formally complain to Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) about the incident with their candidate so that the electoral body can invoke its powers and allow them to find another candidate who can file in nominations.

“Therefore, we call upon the UPND to formally complain to ECZ that a candidate ran away with a certificate, material and money purported for use in the election. And the ECZ commissioners must quickly convene to hear out the UPND and allow them to file in or else call off this election till further notice.

“ECZ cannot afford not to sanitise this corruption at this juncture or else we may not be having elections in future because candidates will be pulling out. They must protect their role.

He has since called on the ECZ to take this opportunity to revive and salvage their dwindling fortunes as a credible electoral body with teeth to bite.

“This “elections integrity” is now left for the commission (ECZ) to suck out the venom from unprincipled style of politics being exhibited by the immoral lot as a way to retain its image, independence, strength, credibility and intergrity. It is there duty to secure the nation’s voting system and safeguarding the voter’s right to a fair choice in a health democracy,” he said.

Meanwhile Ndoyi has called for the immediate arrest of Faustin Banda for obtaining money by false pretence.

He said individuals should not be allowed to hold the country’s entire electoral system at ransom thereby jeopardising the country’s democracy.

The young politician has been incensed by the recent behaviour of politicians whom he said are using the bellies to think at the expense of providing credible checks and balances as well as the development of the country.

The opposition UPND on Thursday suffered an embarrassment after their candidate disappeared a few hours before nominations for the forthcoming Kasenengwa parliamentary by election. The opposition has further accused the ruling party of going on rampage buying opposition councillors and causing deliberate local government by elections at the expense of taking development to the people.

45 Comments

  1. James Mphande

    U are a dog u fool u can’t control him if he doesn’t want to be on UPNDs ticket UPND is rubbish yes even if u say the won’t go ahead with the dialogue proces it’s not our fault or Zambians fault it’s there fault.

    • hasty

      Comment myopic type of thinking,don’t just support for the sake.U are a blind follower

    • Shocker

      Mphande I don’t think we need people like you in this country if we are to be a morally upright Nation. Do you honestly think what F.Banda did is right? Anyway I don’t blame you maybe I should blame your neck for carrying an empty head or its life…a headless chicken!

    • Kay jay

      People like don’t belong to this generation

      • Kay jay

        One wonders what goes through the minds of the likes of brother Mpande. There is nothing wrong with above article, the pf is killing our democracy and we need stand up and denounce this way of governance. The good thing is stupidity only work to destroy itself. So we will continue to fight for good while stupidity in pf is slowly destroying itself.

        • Im just saying

          Jay, i dont think democracy is at stake here. Its the issue of morals, say if the guy who bolted was a true believer in the ideology of upnd do u really thing he was going to bolt?
          Personally i think Parties shld learn to adopt people from their structures, then this issue of eleventh hour bolting will surely come to an end.
          The problem i have seen with our political parties is that they pick people who they think has tuma money or tuma degrees and impose that person on the people, and this so far has not worked well for upnd.
          Im just saying…

  2. Viva

    But u are mad how do u just come and say rubbish don’t u know that ECZ has rules how special Is UPND for ECZ to again nominate it’s member there candidate didn’t show up so stop this stupidity u want the UPND leader HH to get u wala

  3. Viva

    I agree with both of you guys how special is the UPND for ECZ to nominate there candidate again booooiooiiiiiii if you have nothing to say Better u stay with ur smelling mouth

  4. Wongani mbantu

    Remember pf candidate 4 lundazi central hon john banda failed 2 fill his nomination papers bcoz he was late 30minutes. It happened NDC and again is UPND and NDC failing what start small grow big and the cancer u are seen now started in lundazi and the best treatment is repeal electrol law not talking 2 much is not a solution. Ecz to give party time replace if they is any problem and may start closing nomination centers around 17hrs than 15hrs whether candidates are many or few.

  5. Eminem

    Bunch of nonsense from a man who sounds lyk he’s from drinking bom yakachasu no:1.How special is upnd to ecz.Muzinkala che ngati mulibe vokamba.What an odour smelling mouth!

  6. Easy Easy

    We should think before commenting,that will help some of to make sober comments. At times lam made to wonder if at all the comments are from rational angles or just hate speech. Think about this fellow Zambians!!!!

  7. Mazuba Isaacs halukuba hamumba

    Good observation dear don’t mind with the hate speeches,I already said most of people commenting on this platform are Iresponsible!they don’t really always know what they normally say.a nor person can get one or two things in your speech unless dull one’s

  8. kedrick siame

    Politics is rubbish term i see, that’s why i don’t support anyone but the only thing is that we have a president who’s name is Edgar chagwa lungu is our president in Zambia i honar you sir , if ecl can’t win 2021 election then you will came back to HH and state insulting othe political party, so please stop insulting each other from the word politics course you can’t no what does people think about 2021 election, we are 20 or more who are responded to the zambian report we don’t no what is the majority think about our president ECL so please stop insulting each other.

  9. Shi aliko

    You are a proper fool

  10. Evergreen

    You should also remember the time of kaund and nkumbula what happened to nkumbula he had an affair with a bitch and he was late for the meeting that’s when Kaunda took over coz him was there

  11. Zankalewa

    Yayaya!!

  12. Kunbucha

    Older in the house ple

  13. Easy Easy

    Ba Shi Aliko you meant ‘you’ or ‘lam’.lt seems you had a typing error!!

  14. Son of Zion

    It used to be MMD DIE HARD YOUTH today ati OUTSPOKEN YOUTH LEADER .. how come us youths we don’t know him. Stop threatening us, we don’t have a youth leader.. if he is outspoken how come sitimuziba?
    It’s everyone’s democratic right to belong to a political party of their choice. No sane person can cling to UPND unless a Tonga.Moreover UPND has been in political pacts with almost every political party in this country, you mean every other party is bad sure?

  15. Fkay

    When Tayali was late, where were you? What are you trying to prove now? Be fair, UPND is not the first party to fail to do that

  16. FGM

    If Zambia can have 100 such reasoning people, Zambia can develop and our resources can never be carelessly abused as if no one cares. If we sincerely want our democracy to grow we should condemn this upcoming political treachery that is against what our fore politicians fought for in 1990.

  17. Bruno mars the moonshingle

    You are right i love your words

  18. Easy Easy

    Tayali is never near this Case!was he answerable to himself or maybe he owed a political party an explanation ,materials or money?Banda is!!To me he is a thief,liar and utmost dishonest demagogue.shame!!!!!!

  19. Kambwili

    Some the people insulting and praising the thief Banda may not even have a decent job. They are picking rotten things from bins. Bandas are just useless. Ukwiba ship yamafuta and kept quiet. Kalya ka Dr kabufi nako kalelandila pafi myenfu and we tolerate all the nonsense. Wake up Zambians….!!

  20. Emmanuel

    There is need for more civic education in zambia….what you are saying is true but others cannot appreciate your excellent observation

  21. Isaac c.patrick

    Guys let us not insult one another remember we are one zambia one nation. Let us support the goverment of the day. Today its your friend who have got money on the table tommorow its you lets unite.

  22. chitalu chishimba

    The EVA should not allow this banda to file on PF.His character is questionable.

  23. HOMMIE 24

    His an imposter,froud,liar,faker,quack,humbug,mountebank,charlatan.all these nouns denote persons who pretend to be other than what they are or who otherwise practice deception deliberately in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.let him get arested

  24. vincent

    HH is a person who doesn’t get advice.when people talk keep quiet and get what this person is saying.because of that stabborness,each and every election you will crying.go and get a person who belongs to kasenengwa,

  25. M

    Don’t always think that pipo are bought that thinking is archaic. How do you buy someone who can just reason and see that he is going nowhere. I have always said pipo can say what they want but the truth is UPND must rebrand and start looking at politics seriously or else the end for them is near. They must pull back and reorganise themselves and begin afresh. Let’s not hide into fallacies. This issue of pipo are bought won’t help us.

  26. Maybin

    Don’t always think that pipo are bought that thinking is archaic. How do you buy someone who can just reason and see that he is going nowhere. I have always said pipo can say what they want but the truth is UPND must rebrand and start looking at politics seriously or else the end for them is near. They must pull back and reorganise themselves and begin afresh. Let’s not hide into fallacies. This issue of pipo are bought won’t help us.

  27. Shocker

    Most of us Zambians are morally bankrupt!

  28. Shocker

    I don’t think anyone with a conscious,morally upright and sane would support what F.Banda did. I’m UPND but let’s call a spade a spade cause it will never be a big spoon!

  29. Shocker

    Meant I’m not UPND…

  30. Mr. K

    Foolish. I. Will. Never. Ever. Be. Upnd

  31. Mr dundumweenze

    I am a real supporter of upnd,b ut now i want to express this on Facebook,upnd supporters they are very foolish, because who can make them to win? Is the pipo they are insulting,please learn to be humble other wise we are going to lose again in 2021

    • Sebele

      You are right. Too much foul language and bitterness is the new UPND symbol. Muliokela is even better because he at least brings ideas. Not ba UPND who are full of money mongers valuing financial gain at the expense of party progress.

  32. Dr Chitoshi

    I think Dr banda does not deserve to be addressed as doctor, why did he apply for adoption in the first place, why wasting the time and trust his party gave him…. I never knew we had shallow minded politicians like Dr banda, politicians who are self centered… He will regret and it will be too late cause he has already dug his political grave…. This is a lesson to the upnd and other political parties, they should be careful when adopting candidates… Please it is not ECZ’s fault and rules are not going to bend or change just to favour a party or individual ….

  33. mbawala

    dnt insut him lts advse him 2 go ad tke dat sit of kasenengwe

  34. Mr M Nyirenda of lsk

    This person so called f banda is a criminals thief bad Doctor is not are a politician Who is to be supported .u can’t do that so for that he must be arrested it is very important for the people who are educated to show readership this man has shown the nation that reader is a❔📴🚯🚮🏃

  35. Geolun

    Tizaona

  36. Rocky

    First and foremost politics is a game where various tactics of forming a strong team and weakening opponents are used. If you can remember in 2006 Mwanawasa hooked 19 MPs from PF in the name of indaba meeting. And Sata expelled all the 19 PF MPs. Did PF shecken? No. This issue of Dr. F. Banda to with draw at 11th hour of course is a very big blow to UPND and a big win to PF. But it is an eye opener to UPND. They should start thinking Why their members are running away? Is the party growing the way Mazoka left it?
    If today was the general election day, can UPND win? They should start emulating the late Sata, where organising is concerne.

  37. Im just saying

    Jay, i dont think democracy is at stake here. Its the issue of morals, say if the guy who bolted was a true believer in the ideology of upnd do u really thing he was going to bolt?
    Personally i think Parties shld learn to adopt people from their structures, then this issue of eleventh hour bolting will surely come to an end.
    The problem i have seen with our political parties is that they pick people who they think has tuma money or tuma degrees and impose that person on the people, and this so far has not worked well for upnd.
    Im just saying…

    • Mukan

      No no no actually you and the writer are correct. This act of disappearing by that man was bad to this country’s democracy and to the political party affected, learn to choose from within.

  38. Wazanga

    007 James Bond

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