AG OPPOSES PETITION ON ECL’s ELIGIBLITY, SAYS MATTER ALREADY SETTLED BY CONCOURT

AG OPPOSES PETITION ON ECL’s ELIGIBLITY, SAYS MATTER ALREADY SETTLED BY CONCOURT

Attorney General Likando Kalaluka has suggested that the petition seeking an interpretation on whether President Edgar Lungu can run for a third term in the August 12 elections be dismissed with costs.

Kalaluka has argued that the petition will prejudice the Head of State because there are few days remaining for presidential candidates to file their nomination papers.

The chief legal advisor of government argued that the interpretation of Articles 106(1)(3) and (6)(a) and (b) in so far as they relate to the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu to contest the August 12 general election as a presidential candidate has already been decided upon by the Constitutional Court in the Danny Pule case.

He also said Article 70 of the Constitution was clear that a member of parliament vacated or lost his seat when the individual was serving a custodial sentence.

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