United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says the UPND will accept and respect the final verdict of the constitutional court regarding the petition challenging the declaration of Edgar Chagwa Lungu as a winner of the 2016 polls, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Speaking during a media briefing held at the Party secretariat in Lusaka on Monday the 29th August, 2016, Mr. Mwamba implored UPND supporters to remain peaceful as they patiently wait for the ruling from the constitution court.
He further urged UPND sympathizers to ensure that they avoid any act that may ensue into violence.
Mr. Mwamba has since assured both public and private media houses that should the constitutional court rule in favour of the UPND, there will be no political interference in the operational of the media houses in Zambia, affirming that the UPND led Government will only come in if there is any misrepresentation from a media house merely to correct the situation.
He added that the UPND will immediately open the post newspapers and the three recently suspended media houses.
“As UPND we will accept the outcome of the petition from the constitution court” GBM said
Meanwhile, the UPND vice President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba also revealed that a team of UPND lawyers who went to serve a Petition on President Lungu, urging him to allow the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini to Act as President were in the morning on 29th August, 2016 beaten by the soldiers at statehouse.
“Our lawyers who went to serve president lungu with the Petition challenging him to allow the speaker of the national Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini were beaten by the soldiers at Statehouse” He said
And the former defense minister also advised Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy spokesperson Father Frank Bwalya to desist from commenting on matters that are in court as it is disrespectful to the courts of law.
“Frank Bwalya must stop commenting on matters that are in court” he said