Peter Sinkamba 

By Leah Ngoma

Opposition Green Party Leader Peter Sinkamba says he will not risk compromising his party`s ideologies by forming a political alliance with other opposition parties ahead of next year`s general elections.

UPND and NDC Leaders, Hakainde Hichilema and Chishimba Kambwili, respectively, have called for fielding of one candidate – a move which the opposition anticipates will increase the numbers for Mr. Hichilema as a known candidate for 2021 to unseat the PF under President Edgar Lungu.

But Mr. Sinkamba has told Phoenix News that political alliances have proved to a problem most of the times due to different ideologies by political parties which usually result in disagreements in the long run.

Mr. Sinkamba however states that his party can only go into an alliance based on similar ideologies with another party and not for the sake of removing the ruling party from office.



  1. I don’t think there are clearly defined ideologies being followed or adhered to by different political parties in Zambia. What should bring serious opposition parties together is: Zero tolerance to corruption; zero tolerance to dictatorship by the ruling party; zero tolerance to discrimination in the administration of the Public Order Act; zero tolerance to conduct and actions by the ECZ which will not lead to transparent, free and fair elections in 2021; zero tolerance to suppression of freedom of speech, thought and assembly; zero tolerance to tribalism; zero tolerance to violence against opposing members, and zero tolerance to interference in the independence of governance institutions.
    For now the opposition should be working together in addressing the above serious challenges they face from the conduct of the ruling party. Fielding a single candidate by the opposition alliance during the 2021 elections is a secondary issue. Should those who are serious members of the opposition alliance decide to field a single candidate, they will then define an agreed mechanism or criterial to choose the single candidate to field to represent the opposition alliance.

  2. I think just as circumstances in which we find ourselves are different at different times, our strategies must also be different at different times to suit the needs of the moment. Is this not so Mr Sinkamba. I don’t think it is correct thinking to let your your ideology frustrate your mind when your mind actually recognizes the need of the time. Well if you are not going to bend a little, tell us then how you intend to rescue the suffering masses from the bondage of PF misrule if joining hands with other opposition parties is not your choice now? If this is not selfishness then what is it? Let’s not let petty jealous obscure our vision such that even when it is clear your other fellow opposition leader is best placed to win the coming election you still see yourself as the best placed, no. Your time will come, in 2006 who thought that HH will be in such a leading position today? Mr. Sinkamba don’t disappoint us bcos you long lived opposition are the ones we count for tomorrow. After HH leaves the scene who else will we be looking at if not you?

  3. Another spoiler, you wonder how many members this man has. See how tiny the opposing parties are,ie PEP, GP etc


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