Constitutional court says Lungu can stand in 2021

Constitutional court says Lungu can stand in 2021

The constitutional court has declared President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Eligible to stand as President in 2021.

According to the constitutional court, Lungu is currently serving his first term of office. They brainlessly said the duration Lungu served after Michael Sata died was nothing, was not a term of office.

But then, if a term is for more than three years, whete does it leave Rupiah Banda who presided over a period less than three years?

Is he entitled to retirement benefits having served less than minimum of term?

What of Edgar Lungu, why was he paid his Presidential gratuity in 2016 if he served less than minimum of a term?

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    Lisa 7 days ago

    Pf/Mmd is as weak as porridge. It will be whacked proper in 2021 by opposition Upnd & allies

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    samlindo 7 days ago

    What is it that PF through ECL want to deliver beyond 2021, what is it that they have delivered now to the Zambian people, these are the questions that need honest answers from the people out their, what new ideas is this PF government capable of infusing in the country, are they able to turn around the fortunes of this country?, are they able to reduce the debt burden of this country?, are they able to put this country on a path of liberty?, are they able to leave the arms of government to work independently?, is the oppression of ideas and ideologies going to cease under this government?, are the citizens in this country truly free?, if people can honestly have honest answers to these questions then 2021 will not be a problem.

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    Jamtech 7 days ago

    This comment for testing

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    Jamtech 1 week ago

    Grt

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    REAL ZAMBIAN 1 week ago

    ZAMBIA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION ,FELLOW ZAMBIAN TAKE HEART GOD Z IN CONTROL THANK YOU.

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    Musumali Liyunga 1 week ago

    This judgment may look like victory for PF but in reality it is one of the nails in PF’s coffin. ECL and his Godfather RB are no longer sell-able. Very soon PF will realise that ECL is not leading them anywhere and that when even the dull Zambians, still in PF, will realise that they have been out dribbled. Continue dancing dununa reverse.

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    maweee nafwa ine nezekufuna state house especially vakudya maweee nama trips maweeee imwe bantu navitikaine

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    Chisha Banda 1 week ago

    Us with connections to Nyansaland will continue enjoying while the so called indigenous Zambians continue suffering. This is a price when Zambia has too many stupid judges.

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    Tasila 1 week ago

    Indeed all these facts were known but it is up to Zambians to unite and remove this PF remember anti third term in Chiluba era , Zambian do it again . Shame stupid selfish Lungu. The other thing is to pray and fast so he does not reach 2021.This chameleon because he knows how to rig . Zambian open your eyes . Donot be cheated with Lungu and his illiterate government. Shine u’r eyes well well  O O O O!!!!

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    John 1 week ago

    Well-done zambians
    We have two choices now
    A….keep on suffering until 2026
    B….take matters into our own hands and end this farce once and for all.

    Choose now or die

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    mafuta 1 week ago

    SAMLINDO
    YOU HAVE BEEN WASHED IN MAD BECAUSE YOU WERE EXEPECTING THAT THE RULLING WOULD BE IN YOUR FAVOUR AND YOUR MOST FEAR IS THAT HH WOULD BE CLOBBERED AGAIN IN 2021 AND UPND WILL BE IN TOTAL CONFUSSION AND THAT WILL BE THE END.

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    samlindo 1 week ago

    I THINK THIS DELIVERED JUDGEMENT IS VERY GOOD BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY BURIES THE PF FROM EXISTENCE AFTER 2021, PEOPLE WHERE HOPEFUL OF JUSTICE SO NOW THEY HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO PERPETRATE INJUSTICE OR TURN A VERY NEW PAGE COME 2021, FOR ME I KNOW WHERE MY VOTE LIES AND THIS HAS PUT ME IN CAMPAIGN MODE, SO STARTING TODAY I SHALL MAKE SENSITIZATION OF THE MASSES PERSONAL WHERE EVER I GO, IT IS UP TO YOU TO DO THE SAME AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT PEOPLE WILL BE VERY RECEPTIVE OF THE MASSAGE, EVEN THOSE IN PF HAVE NOW SEEN THE DANGER SIGNAL AND MOST ARE ACTUALLY COMPLAINING SILENTLY THAT THIS SPELLS THE END COME 2021, TO THE OPPOSITION MY ADVICE IS DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME EVEN TO COMMENT ON THIS BECAUSE IT WAS A WELL KNOWN FACT, JUST START WORKING TOWARDS 2021 BECAUSE YOUR JOB HAS BEEN MADE EASIER

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    mafuta 1 week ago

    what HH should do is hold a press conference,openly declare EDGAR as having been dully elected president and request to meet him to congratulate him at state house.Only will he be a formidable candidate in 2021.Super Cobra Sata only became a serious candidate when he reconciled with Levy at State house.

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    Well pronunciation and that’s the actual happenings of the last elections ujumbu and one very reason why the country ‘ll niether be yours nor lungus “backed by Chinese DOLLAR” they ‘ll need it not want but need their dollar back, knowing how you like expensive life style as PF it ‘ll not be wisely invested but greedily stolen and then what? The China man will ride on our backs till all Zambians inclusive you and ECL ‘ll pay it back with our rights and life. Ubulimi bwakale tabukanyi abana ukulila nsala.

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    Chilankalipa 1 week ago

    It is now clear that Lungu and the con men court had an agenda to create this monster they are calling ConCourt. In fact the first ruling of minister’s illegality was simply to hood wink Zambians to think that the court was independent and can rule against Lungu when in fact not. Going forward WE DO NOT NEED This con men court. Go it must.

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    Apostle Eliab Simaseko 1 week ago

    Article 106 of our constitution is very clear on this issue. The only problem with a few disgruntled Zambians is that the culture of reading is not in them; as a result they would always want to misguide the masses. Read part of this and understand that the constitutional court has interpreted the law as it is stated. You do not need to be a lawyer to understand this!! Watch me, I will stand against PF IN 2021….AND I do not see a problem in ECL standing against me coz we will separately sell our manifestos to the zambian people who will have a final say using the ballot. (Apostle Eliab Simaseko).
    (4) The office of President becomes vacant if the President—
    (a) dies;
    (b) resigns by notice in writing to the Speaker of the National
    Assembly; or
    (c) otherwise ceases to hold office under Article 81,107 or
    108.
    (5) When a vacancy occurs in the office of President, except
    under Article 81—
    (a) the Vice-President shall immediately assume the office
    of President; or
    (b) if the Vice-President is unable for a reason to assume the
    office of President, the Speaker shall perform the
    executive functions, except the power to—
    (i) make an appointment; or
    (ii) dissolve the National Assembly;
    and a presidential election shall be held within sixty days
    after the occurrence of the vacancy.
    (6) If the Vice-President assumes the office of President, in
    accordance with clause (5)(a), or a person is elected to the office
    of President as a result of an election held in accordance with
    clause 5(b), the Vice-President or the President-elect shall serve
    for the unexpired term of office and be deemed, for the purposes
    of clause (3)—
    (a) to have served a full term as President if, at the date on
    which the President assumed office, at least three years
    remain before the date of the next general election; or
    (b) not to have served a term of office as President if, at the
    date on which the President assumed office, less than
    three years remain before the date of the next general
    election.

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    We told you but you dont listen!!!Even your HH told the world before 11/08/2016 that once he wins,he wont pay ECL pension because he does not qualify having ruled for less than 3 years (which is not a term)!!!However,since HH’s politics are directionless,he changed his position on this matter after losing 2016 elections and said President Lungu finished his first term-shocking stuff!!ECL first entered office on 25/01/2015 and ruled up to 11/08/2016 which is less than 2 years.Can this be called a term sure?One does not need to be a lawyer to understand this simple issue!!OUR OPPOSITION LEADERS TWIST MATTERS BECAUSE THEY FEAR ECL TOO MUCH!!!It is final now and you have to face Mighty PF under a well known ECL backed by Chinese dollars in 2021-WINA AZALILA!!!Congrats ECL!!!

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    Jonny 1 week ago

    We always knew that this PF kangaroo court will rule in favor of the thieving debbared lawyer who robbed a widow