I will not give up on the petition, our MPs are right – HH

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says no matter how many times the courts adjourn the presidential petition he will not give up.


Mr. Hichilema says he is aware that the recent court adjournments on the right to be heard matter is aimed at frustrating him but that he will not give up.


And Mr Hichilema has attributed his not letting go of the presidential petition and court processes to setting a precedence that Zambia must begin holding free, fair and credible elections.


He however says there is unprecedented interference on the judiciary by the PF charging that even that will not stop him from continuing with the legal fight.


Meanwhile the UPND President has praised his members of Parliament for boycotting the state of nation address by President Edgar Lungu on Thursday last week.


Mr. Hichilema says there is no way the UPND MPs would have gone to parliament to listen to what he termed as an “empty” speech by Mr Lungu coupled with political songs.


And on the Chilanga UPND member of Parliament Keith Mukata who attended the address, the UPND President says his actions did not represent the interest of the people who voted for him in Chilanga who are being detained by the PF.


He says Mr Mukata’s action clearly shows that he is only interested in himself and not the people, and the party adding that in due course the nation will be informed of what actions will be taken against him.


Speaking to Journalists in Lusaka this afternoon, Mr Hichilema said there is no way the UPND MPs would join in fostering illegalities by listening to someone whose election is being challenged in the courts of law.


And the UPND President has said that the speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini must step aside for someone who is more professional.


Mr Hichilema says currently, the Speaker has failed to show leadership in Parliament especially after allowing PF MPs to sing insulting songs immediately President Lungu stepped into Parliament.


The UPND President says Speaker Matibini must show cause as to why he should not step aside when he has been supporting PF’s failures both in parliament and across the country.


He adds that the speaker of the National Assembly along with President Lungu must apologize for subjecting Zambians to such a lowly national address but also unparliamentary language used by PF MPs.


The UPND President who looks more determined and resolved has since called on the country to remain hopeful even amidst social, political and economic challenges.


5 Responses to I will not give up on the petition, our MPs are right – HH

  1. Thank you Mr President please don’t give up save us from these thieves, prostitutes and thugs.

    March 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  2. How do insult even the judges presiding over you case! Ho is going to take up your case? Grow up HH. That’s ho you wasted time during the 14 day petition. U haven’t learnt anything.

    The Laughing Philosopher
    March 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm

  3. UPND president HH should not give up in challenging the election of President LUNGU as Republican President, in the courts of Law. However, as a non partisan Patriotic Citizen, am very dissapointed with HH`s way of offering Checks and balances…. How can he make such a political blunder praising the wrong doings,not of his mps but of the ordinary Zambians. One of the major reasons why HH will keep on losing elections is owing to his failure to differentiate Economics from Politics. It’s evident that the UPND leader can’t substantiate his argument, if so how could he justifying MPs boycott of President Lungu`s adress…, He says,” … Lungu`s speech was empty but full of Political songs.” This shows that the man took time to listen to President Lungu, and if so why then is he supporting the boycott or rather misbehavior of MPs, the same MPs who,last year apologized of the same conduct…HH went on to argue that Mukata`s actions don’t represent the people of Chilanga,not according to me but to knowledge, Mukata is the only true representative of the people, ask why, because the answer is always readily available. Whatever arguments HH put forward before the Journalists show that he is not only politically immature, but also that he lacks patriotism. This is because of his pessimistic tendency, that because he challenged president Lungu`s election in the courts of Law so we don’t have a president to address parliament… Therefore, if based on HH`s conduct, there is lack of patriotism among Zambian opposition political parties, maybe it’s because they are being misled by history. History`s relevance is always based on sound reasoning, otherwise you might end up doing not what history teaches you.

    March 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    • Freeman, sit on your finger! maybe you’ll start reasoning

      March 20, 2017 at 4:45 am

  4. HH is spot on. The Petition must be heard no matter how long it takes. Lungu’s stealing record is well known. As a young practicing Lawyer he stole a client’s money and LAZ de-registered him. In 2015 Lungu ascended to the PF Presidency thru violence and cheating.Lungu won the Presidential By-Election thru cheating. HH complained about this but did not Petition the Election Result. Lungu had 18 months planning with RB how to rig the 2016 Election. Lungu signed the Amended Constitution with his eyes closed and made a mistake to leave the Petition clauses intact. Lungu set up Concourt and appointed hos friends as Judges with Election rigging in mind. At ECZ Lungu promoted Irene Mambilima to Chief Justice and replaced her at ECZ with Justice Chulu as Chairman. Justice Chulu is RB’s first Cousin.The Election Rigging machine was set up. Come August 2016 the Elections were rigged for Lungu. The pattern is very clear. If Lungu cannot be stopped in 2016 he is set to rig the 2021 Election in the same and manipulate the Courts In the same way. Any Zambian who wants and believes in free,fair and credible Elections in future must support HH. The Petition must be heard and disposed off without fail if we are to avoid another Disputed Election in 2021 and thereafter.

    March 20, 2017 at 7:24 am

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