Lungu not a factor for 2016 elections – UPND

Hakainde Hichilema
Hakainde Hichilema

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is not intimidated by the decision by the ruling Patriotic Front to adopt President Edgar Lungu as its presidential candidate for the 2016 General Elections.

UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo tells QFM News via telephone that in fact it will be easier for the party to remove the PF from office because of the failure by President Lungu to manage the affairs of the country.

Mr. Lifwekelo has challenged the PF government to even call for early elections so that they exit office soon.

And Mr. Lifwekelo has lashed out at PF Secretary General Davies Chama that it is not his responsibility to tell the party to go to the national convention.

He says the ruling party is afraid of the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and that is why they want another candidate to stand on the UPND ticket and not Mr. Hichilema.

He says the opposition political party has no intentions of fielding another candidate saying they have confidence in Mr. Hichilema as he will no doubt win the next year’s general elections.

Mr. Lifwekelo says the failure by President Lungu to manage the country’s economy will cost him next year considering that he will be competing with someone who has the capacity to boost Zambia’s economy.




  1. Only those who ignorantly sympathise with UPND will be cheated into thinking that there is sense in this statement. The wise know lungu is the biggest factor for now. Undermine him at your own peril.

  2. From nowhere he wired you despite being a candidate for over 17 years him only a month. Be realistic.

  3. How come he managed to put you where u deserve last election? Remember the PF was not orgqnised and campaingned fot less than 25 days

    • Point. HH even doubled appearance in some constituencies for campaigns and by then PF was weaker than weak