Eminent law scholars join Lungu eligibility court case

Eminent law scholars join Lungu eligibility court case

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Constitutional Lawyers apply to join the eligibility case against President Edgar Lungu

Three renowned international Constitutional Lawyers have applied to join the eligibility case on the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu to contest the August 12 elections.
The three are Constitutional Professor Lawyer, Chaloka Beyani, Professor Melvin Mbao, and Professor Cephas Lumina.

Chaloka Beyani is Senior Lecturer in International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and. He is also the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and has taught law previously at the Universities of Oxford and Zambia.

Professor Beyani is among the few Africans that helped in drafting the Constitution of Kenya. He has drafted many other constitutions across the globe.

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    These constitutional experts do not mean well for Zambia. They want to create a constitutional crisis where ECL is rendered ineligible to stand and there is no vice-president to take over the running of the country. Their hope is that it would make the election less competitive and their preferred candidate, HH, would emerge winner. But they are not looking at the wider picture of who would be in charge in the interim. You only have to look at their surnames to tell you that they are not friends of the court but of HH, if not his relative. What a shame!

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    Sikena Muyunda. 2 weeks ago

    The Zambian Political authority is a vacuum entity. Whosoever walks the corridor when realising this will not willingly hive to democracy. Lungu is not the President but an Administrator.

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 2 weeks ago

    Lungu posts an existential risk to Zambia as we know it. If he is given a third term, he will then change the Constitution to remove the two term limit. He will use the same tactics as his mentors, Mugabe and M7, used to hang onto power for ever by changing the laws at each milestone when they were supposed to leave office. Lungu intends to become a Life President of Zambia. He should not be allowed to.

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 2 weeks ago

    Constitutionally, this is the most important case in Zambia’s history. If Lungu is eligible to stand for a third term, AND if he then wins or rigs the elections as he is prone to do, then what happens after he completes 10 years in office before 2026? Does he step down voluntarily? The whole point of the two term limit is not to have a single individual as President for more than 10 years. There is no way Lungu should become the second longest serving President, being in State House for over 13 years.

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    There’s nothing to wait for. There will be no reasoned judgement.

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    Lungu must not be allowed to stand if he does then dictatorship will set in
    Lungu will become like Mugabe and museveni

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    Zambian 2 weeks ago

    We are waiting ……