By Hannock Kasama
A Lusaka Businessman MICHELO CHIZOMBE has filed a petition in the Constitutional Court, declaring that Sixth President EDGAR LUNGU was not eligible to stand in the 2021 Presidential election and is not eligible to contest any future elections.
Mr. CHIZOMBE has also sought a declaration that Mr. LUNGU’s participation in the 2021 General Election was unconstitutional.
He has further sought a declaration that it was unconstitutional for the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ – to accept Mr. LUNGU’s nominations during the elections under review.
Mr. CHIZOMBE has argued that the sixth President was ineligible because he was sworn in twice as Republican President in 2015 and 2016.
Mr. CHIZOMBE has additionally contended that the repealed article 35 of the 1996 Amended Constitution excluded a person who had been elected twice, from contesting Presidential Elections.
This is according to the Petition filed in the Constitutional Court.
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