UPND’s Kakubo holds on to Kapiri seat as ConCourt throws out PF petition

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The Constitutional Court has upheld the election of Kapiri Mposhi Constituency UPND Member of Parliament, Stanley Kakubo.

Losing PF candidate Crispin Siingwa had petitioned Kakubo’s election at the High Court soon after the 2016 elections but lost the petition and appealed to the Constitutional Court.

But in a two hour judgement today, Constitutional Court judge Enock Mulembe stated that the full bench was unanimous in it’s final decision and agreed with the trial judge of the high court that the alleged acts of electoral malpractice the appellant brought forward where not substantiated.

“May I take this opportunity to once again thank all the people of Kapiri Mposhi for the opportunity and confidence you bestowed in me to represent you in parliament. True victory can only be achieved once the people of Kapiri Mposhi and the entire country are emancipated from poverty and when jobs for the youths are created through the creation of an enabling environment for businesses to thrive,” Kakubo said shortly after the judgement.

“May I reiterate that I am here to work for all the people of Kapiri Mposhi including those that may not have voted me and also my friends who petitioned my election in court.

“Many thanks to my learned counsel Mr Paulman Chungu of Ranchold Chungu & Associates and we also thank the courts for upholding the decision of the people of Kapiri Mposhi.

“We are one,united we stand,divided we fall. God bless!!!!”

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