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ConCourt to determine whether Lungu must cede power to Speaker

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The matter in which the UPND has sued President-elect Edgar Lungu and Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Patrick Matibini comes up for ruling at the Constitutional Court today.

The UPND wants President Lungu to hand over the instruments of power to the Speaker of the National Assembly following its petitioning of the Presidential results.

And the Court is yet to determine the interpretation of the 14 days in which the petition should be heard in the Constitutional Court.
This follows the argument by lawyers representing President Edgar Lungu that the 14 days in which the Petition should be heard will expire on Friday this week.

The UPND lawyers, on the other hand are contending that the 14 days will end next Thursday on 8th September 2016 if weekends are excluded.

The UPND argue that the Court should consider 14 working days instead of the ordinary 14 days.

And the main hearing in the petition case is expected to start this Friday.

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