UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has just finished a briefing with political consultants from the UK who have told him that so far, his adopted candidates vs Lungu’s candidates, shows that HH is likely to lose by a wide margin.

Meanwhile Hichilema has failed to find candidates in over 500 wards and 40 constituencies countrywide including the following:

Solwezi
Kabompo
Mufumbwe
Kasama Central
Malole
Lukashya
Mangango
Nalikwanda
Lukulu
Chingola
Kalulushi
Mufulira
Monze
Kalomo
Shibuyunji
Chitambo

As for Monze, HH has already decided not to adopt Jack Mwiimbu but go for Mutinta Mazoka. The reason is that according to a pact between HH and Mwimbu, Mwimbu is supposed to be HH’s running mate and heir apparent, so HH cannot announce that he has adopted him for Monze and yet he will also drible him out of the running mate position just as he did in 2016 when he issued running mate adoption certificates to Mwimbu, Canisius Banda and GBM.