Edgar Lungu declared eligible to seek reelection

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The Constitutional Court has ruled that President Edgar Lungu is currently serving his first term of office as the amount of time he served after Michael Sata’s death cannot be considered a full term.

Delivering the eagerly anticipated judgement today, Constitutional Court Presidential Hilda Chibomba ruled that President Lungu is therefore eligible to contest the 2021 elections.

This is in a case in which PF-sponsored leaders of Christian Democratic Party, Zambia Republican Party and the News Congress Party had asked the court to determine whether President Lungu could stand in the next election.

The three parties had argued that President Lungu cannot be said to have served a five-year term when he only served for less than two years following the death of President Michael Sata.

Details to follow…


3 Responses to Edgar Lungu declared eligible to seek reelection

  1. It’s really unfortunate that this country is now under the rule of men as apposed to the rule of law. This decision represents a total discourage of Justice within our court systems.

    December 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm

  2. It was expected. Does Zambia has a meaningful independent judiciary let alone an independent ConCourt?

    December 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm

  3. Bemba’s always say that imputi isula taibula ukubwekeshapo its better to leave the stage while people are still clapping because what will happen to this man who happens to be the leader of pf won’t be funny at all but hell of a life all the best as you’re sending yourself to mukobeko maximum facility dear presido

    Christson israel
    December 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm

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