by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Apr 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Apr 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Apr 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 19 Apr 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 17 Apr 2018by Abraham Kalito on 10 Apr 2018by Mazuba Muleya on 20 Feb 2018by Mazuba Muleya on 20 Feb 2018
by Stuart Lisulo on 19 Apr 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Apr 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Apr 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 17 Apr 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2018by Mukosha Funga on 17 Apr 2018by Mukosha Funga on 11 Apr 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 10 Apr 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Anand Rajaram and Miljan Sladoje on 4 Apr 2018by Dr Canisius Banda on 22 Mar 2018by Herryman Moono on 20 Feb 2018by Pilato on 12 Dec 2017
by Diggers Editor on 19 Apr 2018by Diggers Editor on 18 Apr 2018by Diggers Editor on 17 Apr 2018by Diggers Editor on 14 Apr 2018
by Felix Kashweka on 16 Apr 2018by Felix Kashweka on 25 Mar 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Mar 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Mar 2018
- Guest Diggers
by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 16 Apr 2018by Kalaki on 15 Apr 2018by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 9 Apr 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 9 Apr 2018
Lungu qualifies to stand in 2021 – KabimbaBy Mirriam Chabala on 6 Jan 2017
RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba says President Edgar Lungu qualifies to re-contest the 2021 general elections because the Amended Constitution allows him to contest for a third term.
But political analyst Dr Alex Ngoma has advised politicians to respect the Constitution.
Yesterday, January 5, 2017, President Lungu said he would stand in 2021, a pronouncement which was received with mixed feelings.
“I read the Constitution yesterday, I am eligible for 2021. If you want you can go to the Constitutional Court. I am eligible to stand for elections in 2021 and God willing if I am around, if I am still alive, I will stand,” said President Lungu.
But Kabimba, who is also former justice minister, said the Amended Constitution was clear that President Lungu qualified to re-contest in 2021.
“In terms of a third term, yes he qualifies if you look at the Constitution, if you want to look at the Constitution go to Constitution Amendment number 2 of 2016 you will find a clause there; it is very clear,” Kabimba said.
He however wondered whether the PF central committee had unanimously agreed that when they go for a conference in 2020, they would elect President Lungu as their candidate for the 2021 polls.
“The PF is supposed to go for a general conference in 2020, I don’t know myself whether or not the central committee of Patriotic Front had sat and decided that when they go for a general conference in 2020, their candidate would be President Edgar Lungu that’s an internal affair of the party all I know is that there is a general conference of the Patriotic Front in 2020 during which period they are supposed to elect a party president who is also going to be the presidential candidate,” said Kabimba.
But Dr Ng’oma has advised political party leaders to respect the Constitution for the sake of peace and unity in the country.
He stated that if the Republican Constitution did not allow President Lungu to stand again, it would be wrong for him to do so and risked destabilizing Zambia’s peace and democracy.
About Mirriam Chabala
Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
Email: mirriam [at] diggers [dot] news
- Rehabilitation works on Govt Printers start, ahead of 2021 - 19 Apr 2018
- Opposition alliance can evict PF, but who is interested? - 19 Apr 2018
- LAZ will always stand by the law – Mwitwa - 19 Apr 2018
- ECZ sets June 5 for Chilanga by-election - 18 Apr 2018
- PF asks ECZ to suspend Mwanza ward election due to violence - 18 Apr 2018
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend