PF supporters protest, accuse Scott of betraying Sata

PF supporters protest, accuse Scott of betraying Sata

PF Lusaka Youth District Chairperson Yelisa Khondowe says Guy Scott is acting as president illegally and that he has betrayed late president Michael Sata.

And PF youths marched through Cairo Road to Cabinet Office on Thursday afternoon protesting against the appointment of Vice President Guy Scott as acting President.

The cadres who sang mostly solemn music carried placards denouncing Dr Scott’s appointment.

They contended that Dr Scott does not qualify to act as President adding that this is the reason late President Michael Sata never allowed him to act in the three years since PF took over Government.

PF-cadres-matching-along-Cairo-road-protesting-Dr-Scotts-appointmentThe cadres clad in PF regalia chanted slogans that demean Dr. Scott and demanded that the party’s Central Committee force Government to reverse the decision.

And in a statement issued to the media yesterday, PF Lusaka Youth District Chairperson Yelisa Khondowe stated that Dr Scott is illegally occupying the office of the President.

“President Sata left for the United Kingdom purely for a medical checkup and his coming back was obvious. His death has not revoked Mr Lungu’s appointment. Why is it that Vice President Scott was never allowed to act?”

“We the youths of Lusaka District have agreed with what General Miyanda has stated over the eligibility of Dr Scott to act on both the Republican Presidency and Vice Presidency. Article 34 which deal with who should be President or Vice President has been amended has been amended,” Mr Khondowe said.

He added, “This is the more reason Dr Scott has never been left to act as President. Zambia has a constitution and we should endeavor by all means to follow the constitution.”

Mr Khondowe said the youths of Lusaka District consider Justice and Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as the legal acting President of Zambia.

“We the youths of Lusaka wish to place it on record that Hon. Edgar Lungu is the legal acting President of Zambia and he can only cease to perform such functions upon the Speaker informing him of the incumbent’s return,” he said.

Mr Khondowe stated that it is not provided anywhere that Mr Lungu can hand over power to another acting President but only to the substantive one who is President Sata.

“President Sata left for the United Kingdom purely for a medical checkup and his coming back was obvious. His death has not revoked Mr Lungu’s appointment. Why is it that Vice President Scott was never allowed to act?”

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