Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata has supported calls to allow President Edgar Lungu to go for another term if he completes his second term as Head of State after winning the 2021 elections.
In an interview, Mrs Kapata said President Lungu’s current term should not be counted as his because he is merely completing late President Michael Sata’s first five year term.
She said President Lungu is not looking at deferring the 2016 elections but that the constitution should allow him to go for his full two terms beyond 2021.
“As PF we are not scared of 2016 elections because we know we have a strong candidate, all we are saying is that allow our President to serve his full terms as the constitution prescribes,” Mrs Kapata said.
“Everybody knows that President Lungu is only finishing the term for the late after which his full terms will start counting. This is a non issue and there should not be any debate on this matter,” she said.