PF SECRETARY General Davies Mwila says the ruling party has asked its legal team to engage the Attorney General and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on the interpretation of the grade 12 certificate.
And Mwila says Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube can do whatever he wants because as far as the ruling party is concerned, his expulsion is final.
When he featured on Hot FM’s Red Hot Breakfast Show, Tuesday morning, Mwila said those without school certificates would not stand, but the party was still in the process of consulting on the interpretation of G12 certificate.
Asked if all those that were vying to stand as members of parliament had a grade 12 certificate as per Constitutional Court ruling, Mwila said anyone who did not have the prescribed qualification would not stand.
“We have taken keen interest as a party, especially the secretariat. We have engaged our legal team to engage the Attorney General as well as the Electoral Commission of Zambia and I am happy that yesterday (Monday) the ECZ did indicate that on Wednesday they will give us a position. But because we have to look at the interpretation, what is a grade 12 certificate? So, anyone who doesn’t have a grade 12 certificate will not qualify to stand as per judgement,” said Mwila.
When he was asked to comment on KBF’s threat that he would disclose some secrets if he was not allowed to attend the general conference.
In response, Mwila said that KBF could do whatever he wanted.
“Let him do whatever he wants! I have said before that the party is bigger than individuals, he is fighting an institution, let him go ahead. I think I have talked about this matter, he cannot attend because he is not a member of the party. He was expelled from the party a long time ago, he never appealed so it is a closed chapter,” he responded.
When further asked if the ruling party wanted President Edgar Lungu to go unopposed at the conference, Mwila refuted the assertion.
“That is not the correct position of the party. We have invited everyone who has interest to stand on any position, including the position of president, so that is not the party’s position,” said Mwila.