President Edgar Lungu has through some briefcase political parties petitioned the Constitutional Court to declare that he is eligible to contest the 2021 presidential elections.
Four briefcase opposition political parties are being used to petition the Constitutional Court on behalf of Lungu seeking a declaration that he (Lungu) is eligible to contest the 2021 Presidential election.
The four are Danny Pule of the Christian Democratic Party, Wright Musona of Zambia Republican Party, Peter Chanda of New Congress Party and Robert Mwanza from some arrangement called Citizens Democratic Party.
The petitioners claim that there has risen a political debate of the tenure of office of President Lungu and his eligibility to stand as presidential candidate in the 2021 General Election.
They ‘affirm’ that Lungu’s election of January 20th, 2015 as President when he ruled for one year and six months does not constitute a full term of office as per article 106 section 6 sub section B of the amended constitution of Zambia Act number of 2016.
The petitioners further state that President Lungu’s election of August 11th, 2016 for a term of five years is his first full term as President of Zambia.
They also want the Court to declare that President Lungu is eligible to stand in the 2021 general election as Presidential candidate, where once elected it will be his second and final term of office.
The petitioners want the court to declare that LUNGU’s first term of office commenced on September 13th, 2016 when he was sworn in as President for a term of five years.
Lungu had earlier challenged people oppossed to his intention to contest the 2021 elections to go to the Constitutional court to seek its interpretation of the constition. No one responded to the challenge forcing him to ‘hire’ people to petition the court.
The petition is being stage managed by Lungu himself through the four ‘hungry’ political crooks for hire.