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UPND Bombshell: HH Faces Battle With His MPs! ‘We Are Fatigued With His Tribalism’

Under Pressure! Hakainde-His performance has been going down at every election

Splits are looming in the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) after it emerged that some of the opposition party’s members of parliament are intending to challenge Hakainde Hichilema’s bid to contest the presidency for the fourth time in 2016, the year when he will have served two five-year terms beyond which the UPND constitution bars him from re-contesting.

Insiders say some senior UPND members including members of the National Management Council (NMC) and National Executive Committee (NEC) as well as members of parliament feel Hichilema is being greedy by putting himself forth as a candidate by skirting around a constitutional and moral issue of the two five-year term limit.

A source told Tumfweko, “HH wants to delay the party elections in 2016 until after the general elections to ensure he’s the party’s candidate in the 2016 elections. He wants to give himself a third term using underhand tactics but MPs like Hyvie Hamududu (Bweengwa) and Garry Nkombo (Mazabuka), among several others, have vowed to stop him. What is happening in UPND right now is that people are discussing whether HH is the right man to win the party an election.”

The source said that it would be unfair if Hichilema decided to go ahead giving whatever excuse he might think of because he has been loud about democracy and morality when it suited him.

An MP from Southern Province who asked not to be named said that the feeling in the party was that HH has fueled perceptions that UPND was a Tonga party and hence it was time to replace him with a more neutral person who could secure the party election victory in 2016. He added that even the provincial UPND leadership in Southern Province has gone lukewarm, while some of them even left the party but returned after a lot of persuading from Hichilema.

“John Chidyaka, the provincial vice chairperson, along with Mayaba Hanseluka and Gideon Syakalima had actually resigned from the party. HH sweated to persuade them until they finally gave in and returned. People are fatigued with HH!” the source said.

The source insisted that Hichilema had to go if UPND’s declining fortunes are to be stopped; adding that it would be selfish of Hichilema to stay when he’s performance has been going down at every election.

Hichilema became UPND president against the backdrop of calls by some staunch members from Southern Province that only a person who was Tonga by tribe would be allowed to head the troubled opposition party following the death of its founding leader Anderson Mazoka. Hichilema’s ascension to the helm of the UPND left the party in tatters after a faction of mainly members from the Western Province left to form the United Liberal Party (ULP) under Sakwiba Sikota, who had unceremoniously been defeated by Hichilema during the success wrangles to replace Mazoka.

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71 Responses to UPND Bombshell: HH Faces Battle With His MPs! ‘We Are Fatigued With His Tribalism’

  1. michael sata

    July 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    HH is our saviour. Not this CNP.CNP CNP CNP

  2. Hams

    July 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Ba Tumfweko fima stories fyabufi .wil u evr report on somthing making sense u just hate this rech man

  3. General Mushala

    July 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    AERIALISTS ARE EXCITED WITH THIS FAKE NEWS. You can be appointed as ministers, permanent secretaries, bank governor, name it, but come retirement, you still wallow in poverty

  4. Boyd Chilembo

    July 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    PF are celebrating becoze they know Gary Nkombo will be no much to Sata. What has Gary got anyway to warranty being UPND president. HH has been giving PF sleepless nights and hence this excitment of wanting him to leave.

  5. michael sata

    July 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    PF government is Family forest,. My foot . Zambians let us vote them out.

  6. michael sata

    July 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Article 79 of the UPND constitution reads” A Party President shall be eligible for election for an indefinite period subject to this constitution provided that a Party President who is elected Republican President shall only serve two terms that run concurrently with the term of office as Republican President”

  7. SHARP SHOOTER

    July 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    @ Michael sata Iwe pwele in the cover of michael sata can you compare ****** HH to Jesus Christ who is the only savior..Uli chishilu makaka

  8. Mpo

    July 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Lies lies lies sponsored by the desparate PF govt who have realised that HH is unstoppable come 2016. We know some of you people telling lies about HH and UPND are being sponsored to distablise UPND and overthrow HH – you will certainly fail as you are already know as pathetic failures – PF!

  9. PIKE

    July 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    HAKAITEKA HUMWINE HH

  10. Mayo Zambia

    July 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I said it!”UPND IS ME AND I AM UPND,I WILL BE THE LAST TONGA MAN STANDING”HH said in 2011.
    HH is surely driving UPND into political oblivion.Wake up guys wake up UPND.Forget about winning the 2016 elections with this man as your leader.Under 5 needs alot of political milk for him to grow up!!

  11. Kenneth Kaunda mbewa Mayuka

    July 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    HakaHaka please may you redirect your energies to more productive issues unlike the misdirection you have taken. envy, bitterness has and will never help anybody. remain focused and maybe chances can increase for your desires.

  12. John Chinena

    July 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Hey I am back! Home is home. UPND will not accept this and as a result they will break up. The progressive will migrate to other parties. The die hards will die hard with their HH. Thereafter, instead of blaming themselves, they will blame PF. For now PF should continue improving things, we the common people are happy and are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. GOD bless Zamabia and Sata!

  13. Njungula

    July 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    This is propaganda by the usual suspects. PF should realise that spending too much time on politicking, especially trying to distabilise the opposition is a waste of valuable time they need to spend on fulfilling electoral promises. Time is running out very fast ka! Kaya!

  14. am a serious PF DIE HARD.

    July 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    this is too cheap bane…talk about policy issues that we want to implement…..have we run ot of ideas? zambia is bigger than HH, can we look at infrastructure development planning,sorting out the fuel crisis in the nation,medical crisis etc

  15. MundiaM

    July 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    The only protestors to this story are Tongas. This is extremely scary as this has made my dear cousins to be viewed as tribal. There is need to assess the support HH has within UPND & in the country as a whole for a proper strategy to be established that will win UPND a presidential election victory. HH is viewed as tribalist by most tribes. The treatment that Sakwiba suffered at the hands of the HH camp during the succession of the Late Anderson Kambela Mazoka has even caused mistrust between the 2 tribal cousins. It will take a miracle for HH to win the hearts of voters from other parts of Zambia other than Southern Province & a bit of North-western Province. There is need to seriously consider having a new face for the UPND in the 2016 general elections or most people will again vote for the PF. These are just my views.

  16. Ex hh

    July 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Upnd chaps just answer the above puzzle. Who is more handsome betwen hh and nkombo? Then the winner becomes your upnd president, period

  17. mwana wa shi panji

    July 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    We saw this one coming in UPND , They need to Reorganise them selves or else opposition Forever Wee.

  18. mulabeja

    July 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    what a load of falsehoods!!HH is the next president of zambia.no bembas in upnd:keep away u monkeys from the north.

  19. nga newa vice president

    August 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    HH He will never rule Zambia.his hate, tribalism disqulify him to be voted into Nation president.Zambia is not only southern province,Zambia comprises of Ten provinces so he can not make it becuase of his tribalism.Zambian want a president who does not trible but know ZAMBIAN.You can only be a good commercial farmer who can feed Zambia with Meat

  20. Chibondoka

    September 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I am not tribal myself BUT gentlemen Tongas are full of problems. They are hero-worshippers, physical (they enjoy fighting) even amongst themselves.

    HH is typical of tribalist this guy. You can even see it on his face. He thinks Zambians are dull to give him their vote, no. As long as he does not change, he is wasting his time talking about the presidency.

    UPND, you are just a group of fools. Remain in opposition for ever.

  21. Bashi Dr Economist

    September 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    you will dream until you dream no more. we won’t rest until HH takes us to plot one.HH FOR LIFE