THE LAW Association of Zambia has asked the Constitutional Court to dismiss a case where five PF-aligned opposition parties want a declaration that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to stand in 2021.
In its application, LAZ stated that the originating summons in the matter, which was filed by the leaders of Christian Democratic Party, Zambia Republican Party, News Congress Party and Citizen Democratic Party; Dan Pule, Wright Musoma, Peter Chanda and Robert Mwanza respectively, did not state the issues which needed the ConCourt’s interpretation.
“Issues raised in the originating summons are ultra- vires the provisions of Article 52 of the Constitution are hence null and void,” the application read in part.
And in her ruling today, Constitutional Court judge professor Margaret Munalula allowed Heritage Party leader Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda, who indicated that he would be objecting to the petition, to be part of the proceedings.
Others who have been joined to the petition are the UPND and Attorney General Likando Kalaluka; who supported the opposition parties’ claims.