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Mulongoti Plans To Form Political Party

MIKE Mulongoti says he has plans of forming a political party on which to stand for presidency in the 2016 elections.

Mulongoti, who is, former works and supply minister in the MMD government, yesterday said he had been traversing the countryside to garner support from would-be political supporters, before launching a platform to stand on.

FILE: MIKE Mulongoti with PF secretary general during a meeting last year

Mulongoti said he did not fully agree and share the values, aspirations and ideologies of the current available political parties hence his reluctance to join them.

“The Constitution of Zambia does not allow you to contest as a presidential candidate without being sponsored by a political party, meaning that you have no choice if you want to be President, you must find a vehicle (party). It’s not debatable. It’s a question of when,” Mulongoti said.

“It’s the timing. That one, (date) I cannot tell you. Forming a party involves a lot of consultations. We want to be democratic.”
Sources disclosed that Mulongoti and some other named officials had been holding meetings with a view to forming a political party that would counter the PF.

Mulongoti said he and his political allies whom he had received support from so far, would announce to the nation when they were ready.
Asked when the ideas of forming a party emerged as he had been a staunch supporter of President Michael Sata in the 2011 elections, Mulongoti said:

“Don’t forget I wanted to stand as vice-president in 2011 so that when Rupiah Banda goes, I take over in 2016, that is the direction I was taking. Of course that time, the platform was supposed to be MMD but the matrix changed so I had to find another route.

I lent support to the PF in the hope that maybe they will do so well that there will be no need for me to want to be President. The reason why we aspire to be there is to bring change.”

Asked if his plans to embark on campaigns for his presidential bid was to satisfy his personal ambition to be President only or being unsatisfied with what was obtaining in the country under the PF, Mulongoti said: “I supported Chiluba, he became President, I supported Mwanawasa, he became President. I supported Mr. Banda, he became President, what is wrong with supporting myself?” he asked.

“It’s now me next. As at now, I am the most prepared candidate. Right now I have better credentials than those who will aspire (for presidency in 2016).There is no guarantee that because you are in government, then you will be a success.”

Mulongoti said so far, he was disappointed with what was happening in the country and that Zambians could do better.

Quizzed further, on whether or not it was too early for him to judge President Sata and the PF, Mulongoti said President Sata would seriously and continuously be assessed by him on a daily basis until 2016.

“How long did it take to assess Rupiah Banda, only two years and some months,” he said.

He added that even if President Sata decided not to stand for presidency in 2016, it was a question of who they put up for leadership.
“If the person who is going to take over from Mr Sata is not acceptable to lead, I have to stand.

If I was MMD, my fight would have been to make MMD attractive, so that when it is my turn, I can be voted into office. That is how you work. You help prop others. Let them perform and deliver, the credit also comes to you. Then you go to the people and say ‘this is what we have done’,” he said.

And Mulongoti said that he anchored MMD because he stood against all odds for the party.

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26 Responses to Mulongoti Plans To Form Political Party

  1. Chiwanangala

    October 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

    iyeeee mayo ba mulongoti, olo lwanya taaataaaa

  2. Tom Bar Know Call Cheekalah

    October 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Let the pundit form his party then go for a convection & allow other pipo stand as candidates for party president including himself then the fackker loses it to somebody else then turns against his own party then the ass clown faggot gets back to support PF in 2016…what a move..2 years later the muppet forms a church called…BULONGO-BULONGO MINISTIRES CHURCH FOR THE POLICALLY RETARDED & MULONGOTICALLY NON SOP-DIAHOEREA MOUTHS & HEADLESS CHICKENS

    • Mwine Munshi

      October 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Lol….you have made me laugh…awe sure….ati Mulongotically non stop…..lol

  3. Anzhi Makachkala 3 vs Recreativo do Libolo 4

    October 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Iyo ama electorates bali cheaper! Naba Mulongoti sure.

  4. muzolino

    October 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

    a rolling stone gathers no moss.let him prove that he z man worth his salt.atfer all,it comes bak to the same thing-politics.go ahead kachikala wabe tole swaini, ukesafumapofye netole lyobe mu2016.idiot!

  5. Brig Mishe Collins

    October 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    That’s the way to go
    I salute you

  6. Matako Mabotu

    October 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    If Mulongoti can form a party, then william banda wil be his vice P. Its time mulogoti repents and do the right thing. Over my dead body, i can never vote for you ba mwata. useless.

  7. xxx

    October 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

    who is going to vote for him?No sense ka Mulongoti

  8. Banda t

    October 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Mr mulongoti u are pathetic to say the least.

  9. Ukusefyapachinyo

    October 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    @Tom bar know call… lol. You cracked my ribs.

  10. Shameless

    October 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    We respect the fact that you (Mulongoti) have a constitutional right to form a political party. However, this doesn’t mean you have to abuse this right. Realisticaly speaking, your chances of becoming Zambian president are between zero and one but very much close to zero.
    To say the truth, your ka party is just a way of earning a living and not to rule Zambia because you yourself know that you can never be our president.

  11. Confucius

    October 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Mulongoti is a biologically mutated hair of a hyena’s castrated balls. Let him form a party and waste his resources if at all he has any

  12. Greg Kadimba

    October 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Mulongoti please its too hot for laughter!

  13. bulu

    October 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Give me the money instead of wasting it on the so called party you want to form

  14. ayoba

    October 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha-Mulongoti wandepula kusenko. Yayi tabupa paZambia. Hahahaha

  15. kakolwe

    October 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Ba Mulongoti shuuwwaaaaa! and when you hold a convention for your new party, put in a CLA– USE that should say ‘ ONLY A PERSON WITH THE NAME MULONGOT’ can stand for the presidency.
    Now I know that you’re a shitheadt

  16. Kamalasha

    October 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Bwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa! Ahaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaa! The party will have five members. His wife, his son his brother his sister and is dog.

  17. GO FOR CIRCUMCISSION

    October 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Mulongoti, wanyisha akasushi mukuseka…NOT 2016…kekekeke……kikikikikiki…….heheheheheheheheheheh

  18. miles

    October 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Ka mulongoti ule ikalafye,kukanwa ukusompa nga mosi!

  19. sikiriti niku bed

    October 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    guys remember this is how it was when king cobra formed pf,no one supported him but look at him today..so fellas lets just wait and see what happens,dnt despise small beginings

  20. sikiriti niku bed

    October 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    though ba mulongoti to much ukudumaa..i have a feeling ba mudala is standing just to have a fat bank acount not because he want to save the zedians..all the some lets wait and see.

  21. kakolwe

    October 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    @Sikiriti, I beg to differ, King Cobra had been a formidable King maker & strategist b4 that.

  22. Abakonzi

    October 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Guys sorry for posting my comment so late.Do you really think uyu kapuli Mulongoti alibafye normal bwino bwino?Kakolwe my man u are right he needs such a clause in his constitution.

  23. mali

    October 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    dogs keeps on barking, chiluba was much smaller than Mr. Mulongoti, didnt he rule, kwena muli fipuba, are u the only ones who voted for Sata? shame, 2016, nino pita

  24. da truth

    October 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    to be honest….nothing would surprise me..the decisions Zambians are making these days leave alot to be desired.it’s like we have lost complete respect and value for our country that we can elect anyone as president…take time to research and see the kind of people that Got these developed countries to were they are…the truth is a president can only offer what he has..the knowledge and ability he has.If you elect and Economist like botswana did in masire and mogae(oxford universty)..u get someone who can manage and allocate funds and make decisions that will benefit the economy. If you appoint an ARMY personel..u get strict laws and harsh punishments…if you elect a policeman..hehehe..well im sure we ol know wat our policemen do…. if you elect a doctor or health personel, ul find the health sector improvin faster than others…if you elect a judge or lawyer youll see justice …why??? a soldier dznt understand economics to the level wr he cn mke informed decsions on the economy,…nd the same goes for other professions……What our country needs is intellectuals people that can mke things happen because they have the deep knowledge nd understanding on how to go abt it…but my poor country men have allowed their minds to be clouded by poverty… even if a farmer..A FARMER promises them less tax and doubled salaries ,they cant smell a rat!! WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM??? CANT YOU SEE YOU ARE BEING CHEATED??!! zambia zambia zambia!!

  25. Hand to Mouth Investments Ltd

    October 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Mr. Mulongoti has interpreted the term JOB CREATION very well – he will create a lot of vacancies. He will need a party secretary general, chairpersons for various committees, cadres, oh it is countless. This is job creation mwe bantu.