LAZ and UPND join petition on Lungu’s third term

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The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has joined the case in which four PF-aligned political parties have petitioned the Constitutional Court to interpret the constitution with regards to President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to contest the 2021 elections.

And the United Party for National Development (UPND) and Heritage Party leader Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda have also applied to be joined to the case.

UPND Secretary General Steven Katuka made the application on behalf of the party.

In January, President Lungu declared that he is constitutionally eligible to stand in the 2021 general elections.

“I am eligible to stand, if you want, go to Constitutional Court and they will tell you I am eligible to stand in 2021 and God willing and if people allow I will stand,” President Lungu declared on arrival in Kalulushi.

The four political party leaders who petitioned the Constitutional Court are Danny Pule of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP), Wright Musoma of Zambia Republican Party (ZRP), Pastor Peter Chanda of New Congress Party (NCP) and Robert Mwanza from the Citizens Democratic Party (CDP).

They are being represented by lawyers Sakwiba Sikota, Milimo Lungu, Robson Malipenga and Bonaventure Mutale.

When the matter came up in chambers this morning, Judge Professor Margaret Munalula adjourned the case to February 27th for ruling on the applications made by LAZ, the UPND and Heritage party.

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4 Responses to LAZ and UPND join petition on Lungu’s third term

  1. You guys are spoiling the party .How can you gate crash at this moment in time? This wasn’t in our game plan. Mwaona manje mudzi wapya

    Spectator
    February 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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  2. LAZ is hostile and may not be joined. LAZ also is supposed to be neutral in such a matter. How can LAZ join hands with the UPND leadership which is insulting its Judges left aright and centre. Naikosa sichu

    Dodoma
    February 23, 2017 at 9:31 am
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  3. Dodoma, you are intellectual like me. LAZ has lost direction way back since the interim of this lady so called kasonde. The constitution z very clear that u don’t need even to put on you spectacles for you to see.EL is an intelligent Lawyer.

    Chief advisor
    February 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm
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    • Who chews clients dough?

      manluche
      February 25, 2017 at 8:18 am
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