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Chishimba Kambwili in quotes

CHISHIMBA Kambwili.

THE Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee last Saturday expelled its Roan member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili for allegedly bringing

confusion in the ruling party. As was probably expected, Mr Kambwili, who is also former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, has been on the attack against President Lungu and the PF on various media platforms even claiming that they cannot win the next elections.
But what has changed about him and his view of the PF and President Lungu?
They say words don’t lie.
Below are some quotes that Mr Kambwili has previously made about President Lungu and the PF.
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“What we need is to support our President [Lungu] to meet the aspirations of the people for us to deliver what the people expect of us. Those in Cabinet, [PF] central committee members and general members should work together to support the manifesto of the PF, which is being superintended by President Edgar Lungu, to meet the aspirations of our people.” – June 2, 2017, Zambia Daily Mail.
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“This man [President Lungu] is loved. One of the most naturally loved presidents … I have no doubt that Zambians will return him to State House through the ballot box. We don’t do photoshop, we don’t post the same pictures for different rallies. We are Patriotic Front and we are Real!” – July 26, 2016 on his official Facebook page.
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“Being the one in charge of the youths, I have suspended them [PF youths in Eastern Province]. I will not hesitate to deal with indiscipline in the party. We don’t have any time for squabbles. We all need to support Edgar Lungu so that he gets a second term of office.” – April 28, 2015 Zambia Daily Mail.
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“Luangwa twasontapo. Thank you for your overwhelming reception and warm welcome. We are grateful for the massive support… We have brought you a new hospital, may it serve its purpose of saving lives. Just as we are serving our purpose of building a better Zambia for all … Every corner of Zambia has officially seen some form of development, this is as it should be … Thank you MCS [Michael Chilufya Sata] and thank you Edgar Lungu for your willingness to continue the Patriotic Front vision.
“Zambians are watching and those that have benefitted live to tell the tale, villagers seeing electricity 50 years after independence, youths being admitted to not just 2 universities but a host of universities, we have brought choice and increased chance. We are Patriotic Front, an all-inclusive party; Viva Edgar Chagwa Lungu” – June 23, 2016 on his official Facebook page.
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“Our new manifesto focuses on agriculture development as a way of diversifying the economy and in turn reduce prices of commodities. We are looking at industrialisation so that we can increase value addition and outweigh imports. In a few years after our development takes centre stage and everything begins to bring results, our economy will be emotional and we would have development to show for it too. Things don’t happen overnight, do not let anyone lie to you and mock your intelligence. We are moving in the right direction, governance doesn’t end at a promise, we have delivered in 5 years… We have shown that we strictly follow our manifesto, so why should we stop following that now? There is no wind of change, we are just beginning to rebuild our nation, restore Zambia’s pride as the real Africa.” – June 21, 2016, on his official Facebook page.
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“We are in a hurry to develop, all we want is improve the face of our country. We are rich in minerals and natural resources. It’s about time our country changed and developed. Look around you and check how many hospitals, roads, clinics, universities and houses we have built… Our works speak loud and clear.” – June 19, 2016 on his official Facebook page.
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“Vote Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his running mate Inonge M Wina for credible leadership, hope and prosperity. Vote all PF candidates at all levels. Mayors, MP’s and councillors. We have great plans and aspirations for a better, greater and modern Zambia. We have shown you what we can do, we have won every by-election along the way, you have continued to put your trust and faith in us and we promise to deliver! The Patriotic Front is fuelled by the spirit and passion of the late Michael Sata. It’s controlled by the able Edgar Chagwa Lungu, a people’s person.” – June 17, 2016 on his official Facebook page.
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“I would like to appeal sternly to all our members who include those aspiring for public office to remain true to the party because when one aspires for public office he/she does this for the love of the people and the love of the party which they believe in. In the instance that you are not adopted do not forget the reason behind your aspirations. Defections and running as an independent is not the answer and these are not options I would advise because usually political careers that could have been illustrious become disastrous.” – May 25, 2017 on his official Facebook page.
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“He [President Lungu] doesn’t promise heaven on earth, he doesn’t promise to fix everything at once, he promises to do his absolute best, he promises to serve you diligently and to create an enabling environment for small-to-medium business to thrive; he is a proven leader that can handle public office.” – May 18, 2017 on his official Facebook page.
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“I am so shocked about insinuations that I have boycotted the parliamentary address by His Excellency the president Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu along with the UPND MPs. First and foremost I am on leave, I have an illness in the family and I have been in the United Kingdom since Monday. It is absurd for people to create such malice especially at a difficult time like this for me and my family. President Lungu is the duly elected President of Zambia and I urge my colleagues in the UPND to accept this fact and move with time. Our country faces a number of difficulties which require collective effort from all of us. I informed His Excellency of my whereabouts and I got permission from my chief whip. It is therefore unfortunate for individuals to fabricate lies.” – March 17 on his official Facebook page.

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