Dismiss The Presidential Electoral Petition- President LUNGU

14040189_1040788796041215_1818984941026044682_nPresident Edgar Lungu has asked the Constitutional Court to strike out the 2016-Presidential Electoral Petition.

This is in a matter where President Lungu, Vice President-Elect Inonge Wina, Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ and Attorney General Likando Kalaluka as respondents are defending the victory declaration of the August 11 presidential election.

The respondents have contended that the petition must be struck out on grounds of irregularity and lack of jurisdiction.

They have contended that the petition is scandalous and may prejudice, embarrass or delay the fair trial of the matter because the petitioners have invoked two distinct conflicting and mutually exclusive articles 101 and 103 of the amended constitution.

The respondents have contended that any reference to 103 must be struck out.

This is according to the Notice of Motion to Strike Out Portions of the 2016 Presidential Electoral Petition filed in the Constitutional Court before Justice Annie Sitali.

The respondents have also contended that the petition’s pleading is global and cast in general terms, rendering it scandalous, frivolous and vexatious.

They have argued that such a status quo may delay the fair trial of the matter.

The respondents have also contended that the petition does not comply with the provisions of Order 14 rule 1 sub-rule two -C of the Constitutional Court.

They have further argued that the affidavit Verifying Facts is incompetent as it does not conform to order 6 rule 17 of the constitutional court.

The Petitioners -United Party for National Development -UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Party Vice President for Administration Geofrey Mwamba who was his Running Mate during the general elections, filed the Petition last Friday..

They want the constitutional Court to nullify the election of President Elect Edgar Lungu and Vice President-Elect Inonge Wina who was his Running Mate.

They have alleged that President Elect Edgar Lungu did not get the 50 Plus one Electoral Threshold for the Winning Presidential Candidate.

The petitioners have also advanced allegations of irregularities in the electoral process during the August 11,2016 General Election.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ declared President Elect Edgar Lungu as a winner of the 2016 Presidential Election on August 15,2016.

4 Responses to "Dismiss The Presidential Electoral Petition- President LUNGU"

  1. mpenyazuba   August 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Can someone pliz advice Mr Nevers Mumba to stop exposing his foolishness.This man is among the thugs who have failed to make impact in their parties and thought to join UPND for search of employment.Watch out UPND,this guy is up to something,its not that he loves HH.His intention is evil.To prove my point go for convention,and u will tell me which guys will want to be the next president of UPND.It will b the likes of GBM,MUMBA,MILES and MULENGA even MRS SAtA.
    WAPYA MUNZI IN UPND!Chase them before they bring confusion to the part.Nevers wants to be the spoksman of UPND.Let him go and organise MMD that is if it still exist.

  2. paris   August 27, 2016 at 1:12 am

    A noble man is insulted even by a fool who doesn’t even own a spoon..when JESUS SAYS YES not even i can say know!! H.E ECL MY PRESIDENTE FOR EVER one peacefull guy, hh is frustrated cox his busy driving throu state house wenyo

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  4. Berry   August 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Yes!! By the foolish comments from Nevers Mumba, one can easily jump to conclusion that the holy spirit has definitely deserted him. Sorry to say this, but when you refuse God, God will reject and pour humiliation on you. My brother Nevers is going mad.