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KBF Declares Plans to Contest Presidency on PF Ticket in 2021

PF member Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF) has announced his intentions to contest the Republican presidency in 2021 and has asked President Edgar Lungu to take a step back for others to rule the country.

KBF said this during the launch of his book titled “Zambia Shall Prosper 2” at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka this morning.

“I want to declare that I will support our current President as best way I can. I have always supported him from that unfortunate morning when I was awakened from my sleep in October 2014 and I was summoned to join gallant men and women at Lewanika Close after the death of our 5th president [Michael Sata] in England. Our journey still continues although our viewpoints are very different…Let me be clear Mr President, you have done your best for our party and our country. You cannot do beyond your best. Kindly pass on the mantle of leadership to us,” KBF said. “Mr President, I make this earnest appeal to you as your young brother, and I am saying this from the bottom of my heart – let us do the fighting for you. Remove yourself from this equation. If you do, you will take the wind out of the cell of the opposition. Why? Because you are the target. And if you remove yourself from the fight, the opposition will be lost, they will have nothing to hit. Let them shoot at us. I am prepared to fight on your behalf.”

 

He said now was the time to turn a new page in the country’s history.

 

“…a new history that I ask that we live without fear but renewed hope because all we need are a few good men, a few good women,  a few good youths and a few good ideas. I have always talked about the love for my country and not for individual worshipping. I have always taken on fight that I believe is a good fight for my country. I am a true patriot. What I can say without shame nor regret however is that when it comes to my country, I have always stood for the poor and I will stand with the poor because this is what the great, Michael Chilufya Sata taught me,” KBF said. “I have always believed that blind belief in authority just because it represents a measure of authority is the greatest enemy of truth, passion and creativity we face today. We must stand on principle. Today, some people in the PF have called me a rebel. Some have declared repeatedly that over their dead bodies will they allow me to even have a word with my current President…I laugh at such kind of things because really, I am not such kind of a person. They think they are the only people that are entitled…They think they are the only people who deserve and in a way, they would like to change me so that I…think like them, feel like them and be like them. Some would rather hear me say the Patriotic Front comes before my country. To this, I say, No.”

He said some people in the PF think putting the party before the country was the yardstick of what loyalty is.

“I am saying no again. Let me just say this one more time: we are just a party in power today and we must understand and accept that our duty is to all Zambians. As a party, we must deliberately choose to unite around the future of our country without fear or vindictiveness. It is sad, and sometimes very annoying, that we, the ruling party, seem even fearful of such things as an Indaba. Just to talk, we are scared of such things. I stand before you as a beacon of light for I not only believe but I know that this great nation has potential,” said KBF.

“Zambia needs new energy, new passion and new vision to build on what has already been laid…Those who have left the PF to form their own organizations, I appeal to them to come back home. Half of you don’t even know why you left the party. To those that are standing on the fence, come back home…”

 

 

42 Comments

  1. Dr. Zimba Emmanuel.

    Challenge him at the convention in 2020 so that in 2021,we will have 1 PF presidential candidate.

  2. manluche

    kbf you are very right we need people with fresh ideas

  3. msichili Emmanuel

    That’s great ,great leaders are pipo who leave office when they have chance to continue but leave while pipo are still clapping ECL can do that and it will surprise a lot of pipo

    • Emmanuel

      PF will be stronger if they can bring back those who have gone put

  4. FSK

    Convention or not we are behind ECL i advise KBF to apply for the position of running mate thats where we a void.

    • Prince

      Zambians we need to change our mind set can’t you see things are not ok in our country

  5. Matman

    Our man ba ECL is very wise and understanding. He has heard and will want to be remembered as a patriot who left power when the country still needed him but left power in the capable hands of one K.F.B Kelvin Fube Bwalya. Tour speech was not only full of ambitions but wisdom which can take Zambia to prosperity. My advice though it’s too early is that picked our brother Given Lubinda as your running mate. How I pray that I get your speech on audio sir

  6. Hollywood

    GBM is better than you Mr KBF just leave ECL on that position if possible just form your part

    • Prince

      Zambians we need to change our mind set can’t you see things are not ok in our country

      • Spotter

        Very inspirational, Mr. KBF you are certainly presidential material. Please do not back down, we are behind you.

        • Chakumalast

          iyo mulasapota icimuntu chafumafyoko ati we are behind you kikikiki ba Zambia mulansekesha ine everyone now wants to be presidents does it mean that when you are an mp you can’t help the country in terms of development sure unless you are a president awe mulampapusha ba politician ba pa Zed

  7. Bana Simon

    This is sad everyone thinks of serving Zambians through presidency nothing less. Bakaitemwa!

  8. POMPA MATAYELA

    God has made so many idiots that’s why they always rule. KBF needs support from all Zambians. Let us hope they will not bar him from attending the convention.

  9. Fon

    Wise speech mr man lets hope the president heard u sir am supporting

  10. Constable

    Only God knows the right Pearson to be a leader so Mr kbf take your time for it is the people’s choice not your wishes.

  11. Rex

    Your words are so inspiring Mr Kbf. You are very intelligent.

  12. Chanda

    POOR TIMING BA KBF. YOU HAVE HEARD ALL THE CADRES AND STRUCTURES OF PF HAVE DECLARED ECL AS THE SOLE CANDIDATE FOR 2021. BUT YOU WANT TO GO AGAINST THE WIND. IT DOES’NT WORK LIKE THAT IN OUR POLITICS. THIS IS NOT THE WEST. FOR US WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO LEARN. MR KBF YOU HAVE BROUGHT DOOM UPON YOURSELF. YOU WILL BE CHASED LIKE AN OUTCAST. YOU COULD HAVE WORKED QUIETLY TO THE PRESIDENCE. EVEN CONTESTING FOR THE VP POSITION. NOT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. YOU ARE ALREADY DRAWING THE BATTLE LINES WITH THE INCUMBENT WHO HAS ALL THE GOVERNMENT AND PARTY MACHINERY AT HIS DISPOSAL, WHO ALSO HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THE POSITION. IN BEMBA THEY SAY “PAKUPOKE CINSENDA KU NKOKO, KUNAKILILA”

    • Wiseman

      Thats the kind of thinking we should shift from,Zambia is bigger than Cadres

  13. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Let him exercising his right I’m with you sir we need chang enough is enough

  14. Mwamba

    KBF is right people are loosing hope and faith in PF, ok lets go and see otherwise PF should be aware that copperbelt is slowly being taken away from PF

  15. Mumba

    Chanda is right, PAKUPOKA I chinsenda ku nkonko ,Kunakilila

  16. David

    Kbf can’t rule the nation. Try to join upnd

  17. Lloyd Tembo

    He has spoken his mind.. and I think there is some weight in it.

  18. Mumba

    Nkhalamu yo lila yi kola nyama yayi

  19. Am behind ecl

    No one z perfect only God knows. Lungu for life

    • HMC

      ECL is our man. He’s done this country proud. Zambia today is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. God Bless Our Beloved President. 2021 nafuti nafuti

  20. HNC

    KBF you are most welcome but remember Zambia is not about men who want to satisfy nor complete their hierarchy egos. Learn from your predecessors. You want to be a president because you do ABCD it doesn’t work that way. Being a political activist doesn’t guarantee that you can be president. If God meant you to be there is even no need to make human justifications. The crowd will clap for you at the end you will learn that it’s not about your plans but God’s plan. Zambia is not for experiments. We are on the right trajectory ECL has done his best and the one who will take over from him is only known by God. PF will have a convention the members will speak. They will chose their leader. For now stop confusing us with your appetite to lead and spoil what Our great Son of The soli has done for us. One Edgar Chagwa Lungu. How many Prime ministers have we had in Germany or UK.. Take a leaf from developed countries. Changing leaders like socks offsets development. Don’t be drunk with power. Look at Rwanda the country is flourishing. Africa wake up and drive your own political trajectory. Stop fighting ECL help ECL complete God’s vision for our country. IF its God’s Will for ECL to rule beyond 2021 it will happen. And even so someone in waiting will take us beyond 2026. In the meantime do the best for Mother Zambia. I love and respect Dangote, Bill Gates and Mr Apple because of their humility and big heart for humanity. Greed and selfishness has never been their cup of tea. These are seasoned Children of God who use their wealth and talent to bring hope and change to a hurting world. Long live My President H. E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Today I’m so proud to be called a Zambian. God Bless and Keep Our Beloved President safe and free from all evil planners. God Bless Zambia

  21. Hev rena

    It is clear that people are now busy positioning themselves as 2021draws near. The problem in this country is that every one wants to be a president. Why can’t they unite to form one strong opposition. These Bwalyas will not change anything by remaining in the already confused and vision less party.so imwe bena ck,kbf,kalaba,Andfold Banda and even Fred Mmembe.Unite and it w b easy to remove this useless Pf.Otherwise U end up splitting votes.

  22. Jk

    It’s right time for change in the Pf. Mr. KBF he will be a great benefit to the PF for 2021 and beyond Mr. ECL has done is part and he should hand over to new blood for this it will show our gratitude the people will be on him and I support you Mr. KBF it shows how humble you are waiting for the right time and year to push for new blood in the PF God bless you Mr. KBF.

  23. SEE MIND

    KBF SURE IS A NEW BLOOD TO RULE THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE U ARE YOUNG BUT NOT 2021 WAIT UNTIL NEXT.CONTINUE TO BE POLISH YOURSELF UNTIL 2025 OK!!!

  24. POMPA MATAYELA

    People like FSK are not needed in Zambia. When the tyre on the car is bad, the only option is to change it and not to pray.

  25. Jms

    Its nice to start but what is required is being strong, true to your word,and be prayerful and no matter how you try things mighty turn around due to your strength just be focused because we have been watching and will never stop watching ( out of your foot step)

  26. Joshua

    we have see, the work of ECL, just to enrich him seif, and his easterners.

  27. Kalunga

    I don’t know KBF, which country is he from? What experience does he have? What has he been doing to save the mother Zambian. Which government office did he run? Is he an MP and where about? What works on the ground has ever done where in the compound and villagers is known? Wht kind of think tuck is he? Pliz selling a product on the market that is not known especially when you starting business you ‘ll make losses. It’s is easy sell probuct that are known. It takes alot in politics it’s not game or ambitions only but much.

  28. MUMA MWAMBA

    Fear no body big man. Work hard for the mother Zambia and we shall always be behind you.

  29. moses kabanshi

    Mr KBF try next door me, personally i still want ECL. Maybe 2026.

  30. ELI ELI LEE

    KBF your views are right but you need to very careful in your talk.watch your back my brother we love you.

  31. ELI ELI LEE

    KBF your views are right but you need to be very careful in your talk.watch your back my brother we love you.

  32. Daniel Banda

    Is it the best president who is failing or people like you who should be playing your supportive roles to uplift the country?

  33. Cy Mo

    The Problem with Zambians is that when they are enjoying ill gotten wealth, they forget that we have millions of Zambians who dont have connections with Lungu, kaizar or the Chitalu Chilufya of this world. Ladies and gentlemen Zambia is in a mess under Lungu’s watch and we cannot be playing politics of the belly anymore. Lungu is the worst president to have ever ruled this country and the longer he stays the further the disaster this country suffers. Lungu should leave for our sake- please we beg you all who are lying to lungu to tel him the truth.

  34. Kapinga Mwewa

    I strongly support KBF’s move and I believe it’s a democratic right that has to be excersised..

  35. Ellis

    The vuvuzela are worried that someone is challenging there boss. Nothing is wrong to challenge someone. From the word go ELC has not to done to the expectations of Zambians.Youths have no jobs, the economy is bad, he has more harm than good. he cant say anthing positive once he is reelected he do abc. But this is able to pin point what he is able to do.
    Am just dessappointed the vuvuzela,s have reacted. Most of you have no jobs, No houses of your own and you failed to pursue your studies. The economy is very bad and corruption worse. this guy seem to have a solution. ECL is not the first President of Zambia and soon or later he has to pack and go. Himself and his vuvuzela,they are busy scaring, imprisoning . The world has had dictators manufactured by vuvuzelas but today where is idi amin, where is hitla where is mugabe etc, Edgar sober up no third tern.
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