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Wynter Kabimba says President Lungu should not to listen to the Prophets of Doom

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RAINBOW Party president Wynter Kabimba says President Edgar Lungu should not to listen to the prophets of doom who are propagating that there will be violence during elections.
Speaking at the Patriotic Front national convention held virtually, Mr Kabimba commended President Lungu for having a big heart without getting offended when criticised by the opposition.
He said his party will continue to work with the PF in improving the livelihood of Zambians.
“The Rainbow party and the PF have worked together to an extent that when PF runs out of drinks and snacks they have always rushed to us and we have been generous enough to feed them,” he said.
He thanked the party for inviting him stating that the invitation is an ultimate recognition of how the two political parties have co-existed.
Mr Kabimba said the two political parties have further demonstrated that it is possible for the ruling party and the opposition political parties to work together.
He said the duty to maintain pea e and unity rely on all Zambians.
And Mr Kabimba has urged President Lungu to forget about other opposition political parties as the race will between the PF and two opposition political parties, namely  UNIP and the Rainbow party.
“This election is very peculiar, I hope you realise you will have two opponents , these are your former classmates, UNIP’s Bishop Trevor Mwamba and myself. Forget about the rest and concentrate on us.My prayer is that the President of this country must remain in our class, we must guard this presidency jealously, it must remain in our class in 2021, 2026 and beyond,” Mr Kabimba said.

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Police arrest man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to PF

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 23 year old man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to the Patriotic Front Mandevu aspiring Member of Parliament.

In a media  statement issued,  Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Joseph Sakala of angels area,  Kabanana compound has been detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.

“This is reported to have occured on 11th June, 2021 at 16 30 hours in Chazanga Compound at Angel’s Clinic,” Mrs Katongo said.

She further reminded  all political party sympathizers to avoid destroying other political party campaign materials as the act is criminal.

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ConCourt throws out petition challenging the nomination of running mates

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THE Constitutional Court has thrown out a petition which was challenging the nominations of running mates for lack of merit.

The court said the running mates are not supposed to pay nomination fees and also provide 100 supporters because they are merely invited by the party presidents.

Researcher and lecturer at UNZA Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa and Lusaka lawyer Alfred
Kanda petitioned 16 running mates to the Presidential candidates for political parties, seeking the nullification of their nominations because they do not meet the conditions set by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) when filing in nomination
papers.

Those challenged are President Edgar Lungu’s running mate Professor Nkandu Luo, UPND’s Mutale Nalumango and running mates for all political parties taking part in this year’s elections.

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President Edgar Lungu is eligible to stand as President in the August Elections, ConCourt declares

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THE Constitutional Court has declared that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the August 12 General Elections.

This is the third time the Constitutional Court is ruling that President Lungu is eligible to stand as President.

Delivering the abridged majority judgment, judge Anne Sitali declared that President Lungu was entitled to contest the elections as he has not twice held office.

She said Article 106 does not bar President Lungu from participating in the election this year.

“The first respondent’s nomination is valid and he is entitled to stand for election on August 12, 2021.

The petitions have no merit and each party to bear own costs,” judge Sitali said.
However, one of the Constitutional Court judges, Professor Margaret Munalula, indicated that she had a dissenting judgment which she will deliver on June 30.

Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), Chapter One Foundation and University of Zambia (UNZA) researcher and lecturer Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa, through their lawyers John Sangwa and Linda Kasonde, argued that President Lungu already held office as President twice and that he was therefore, not eligible to stand in the forthcoming elections.

President Lungu was represented by Bonaventure Mutale, Eric Silwamba, Joseph Jalasi, Sakwiba Sikota and Lubinda Linyama while Attorney General Likando Kalaluka appeared for the State.

(PICTURE: FILE)

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