GBM qualifications and ECZ position

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YALI Governance Expert Isaac Mwanza has issued the following statement on reports making rounds on UPND presidential running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM:

 

Currently there is a rumour circulating on the qualifications by GBM and my brother Ngande Mwanajiti who is a PF member is quoted in connection with the story. I am keenly trying to follow these developments and see where it goes. I can’t say it’s true or not until the truth comes out, but people having been asking me the question, supposing it’s true, what happens to GBM nomination? What happens to HH nomination?

 

With the recording I have from ECZ, the ECZ position is as simple as the candidates qualification is still valid once it’s been declared valid by ECZ. The reporter asked ECZ under what circumstances a candidate can be disqualified during this period, ECZ maintained that once it’s declared valid nothing can change. Those who want the recording can inbox me the whatsapp number. Will ECZ be caught in double standards or will they shift the position for convenience sake?

 

The Law, as YALI has been saying, is however very clear. Article 52 clause 6 comes into play. After the close of nominations and before the date of elections, a candidate can become disqualified OR the court can disqualify the candidate. And once the candidate is disqualified, fresh nominations have to be held for those eligible candidates. In this case, President Lungu, HH, Edith, Tilyenji, etc will have to file fresh nominations and they are at liberty to change even the running mate since these will be fresh nominations.

 

However, ECZ insisted such nominations are valid. So let’s wait and see where this story takes us to.

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22 Responses to GBM qualifications and ECZ position

  1. If GBM knows that he dose not qualify, why them worsting pipos time? We must be serious gents than this embarrassment and if he has then it is unfortunate to his enemies

    Kalembeni
    June 16, 2016 at 9:25 am
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    • The truth is that GBM does not even know what his Advanced Diploma in Finance and Investment entails.Those who doubt this should merely give GBM incomplete financial records and ask him to make sense out of it.The guy does not even know what debit or credit does in Bookkeeping.He now says that he is studying for a Degree and is about to complete.But when the presenter of the program asked him in what discipline his Degree was,his answer was that just wait and see.Does this not smell a rat?

      Be Nice To People
      June 16, 2016 at 11:21 am
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      • @be nice, it does not smell a rat waufwa. if GBM never knew basics of accounts as you say his businesses would have collapsed…. bbola panshi mwaiche

        Doer
        June 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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      • Viva GBM you have to live with it ba nyinenwe inswa mu tunyo.

        seka uponoke
        June 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm
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  2. @Kalembeni – i agree with you. GBM knows the truth and he should have acted in the interests of the country. I will wait to see the truth of this matter before commenting further but just to emphasise that the interests of the country must always take precedence of personal ambition.

    MyZambia
    June 16, 2016 at 9:37 am
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  3. It will change nothing. Even if GBM is disqualified he will still campaign until PF loses so these PF chaps are wasting their time. But I think PF are trying to divert some attention from Lungu’s inability to campaign and the many issues against their establishment. Let UPND continue enjoying the limelight. Whichever way you look at it PF will be disadvantaged. If focus will be on GBM, UPND will still in the limelight. PF are facing a double tragedy in this election. It simply tells you the odds are against their continued stay in power.

    Maliongo
    June 16, 2016 at 9:42 am
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  4. GBM qualifies, his papers were accepted by ECZ and ECZ chairperson prima facie found his papers valid. Now, it is only a court of law that can invalidate qualifications of any candidate and given the slow pace of our courts probably one year after the election. I know it is Edgar Lungu using crminal Mwanajiti who stole donor money working with Malawian Emily Sikazwe who trying to hit hh seeing he is the front runner, no doubt!

    Common Criminal
    June 16, 2016 at 9:52 am
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  5. The qualifications are genuine and authentic as i work for government in investigating wing and made the investigations over the same and found no anomaly in his qualifications.

    JD
    June 16, 2016 at 9:54 am
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  6. JD ni Mbuzi

    Big Tribe
    June 16, 2016 at 10:07 am
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    • You a big fool big tribe.

      JD
      June 16, 2016 at 10:29 am
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  7. Mulembwe wachipuba upwila kuli tumfwe

    lubemba
    June 16, 2016 at 10:14 am
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  8. stop hating and GBM alone

    runmate
    June 16, 2016 at 11:24 am
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  9. PF has no class.

    Blago
    June 16, 2016 at 11:32 am
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  10. HH will fix it

    Hezekia
    June 16, 2016 at 11:53 am
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  11. GBM is not so foolish as to fake UK qualifications. They are not easily faked as Zambian ones. If he wanted to use any faked documents who would have chosen the Zimbabwean papers rather than the UK ones.
    In any case, who do you think is more desperate, Mwanajiti or GBM.
    You see, GBM can not sink so low as to fske documents, there is no hunger in his house and he knows very well the consequences of forgery.

    Teammate
    June 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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  12. It’s not up to PF cadres to investigate GBM’s papers. The man has already been cleared by ECZ and I see no reason why people should continue making noise. Some Zambians are really petty! Meakulapo fye ukwabula amano.

    Amano
    June 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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  13. ok if he didnt forge the documents let tell us which institution he was doing that programme with

    zamzam
    June 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm
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  14. He can read and write, so what is the problem?

    The Kimbanguist
    June 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm
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  15. Does GBM have any former classmates at secondary school?

    Inquisitive
    June 17, 2016 at 7:16 am
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  16. SELA TUBOMBEKO CHABE GBM IS NOT EDUCATED FULL STOP. HH NI MBUZI OR NGOMBE ZAKE KU FARM YAMENE BATHU SI BAFULA NDALAMA.

    FORWARD MWENDO
    June 17, 2016 at 11:16 am
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  17. those are our leaders of tomorrow the ECZ has already allow GBM the fact he has qualified . don’t fear election if they will lose let them lose .am sure everybody knows that Zambia has ruled by uneducated only mwanawasa MHSRIP and EL Kaunda was form three . so the alticle is foolish.

    popo
    June 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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  18. Dr GBM uko!!!!!

    mj banda
    June 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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