President Lungu
President Lungu

Government has revealed that President Edgar Lungu is consulting with his lawyers following the Constitutional Court’s decision to adjourn the Presidential election petition to Monday September 5, 2016.

This is according to a press statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.

Mr. Chanda added that a government statement will be issued on Monday September 5, 2016.

And Mr. Chanda revealed that President Lungu has reiterated his call for Zambians to remain calm and respect law and order.

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    • They can NOT go ahead with the inauguration, the Chief Justice can NOT inaugurate a president when a petition is active. The ConCourt has powers to extend the hearing.

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    • When a liar figures they’ve been caught, they just switch to a better one or simply look for a more gullible audience… I personally like some passages in the Bible. They work magic on lazy minds!

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    • 100% Right. This Amos Chanda is too ignorant and dull to know the difference!

      Does he even have a Grade 12 certificate? If he does he must have bought it online like Kambwilis fake “degrees”!

      Zambia, how did we end up with such incompetent dull clowns in State House?

      We must NEVER make that same mistake again!

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  1. Like any other citizen, he is intitaled to consult his lawyers as well as instructing them too. @ chosen, you guys are fond of spreading lies. Bushe mwaukele kwibele limo? Inguration is on the 13th of September 2016. Mukose you think you will hold the country at ransom forever.

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    • “The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.”

      – Robert Green Ingersoll

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  2. LUNGU wants to portray a picture that the Judges were not bribed.

    The evidence of judges being bribed will soon come out, mark my words. Only a bought judge refuses to hear witness statements, refuses to see evidence, refuses LAZ to join the case, throws out everything from petitioner on basis of “technicalities” & puts ridiculous time limits to hear arguments.

    THIS NATION IS DOOMED UNDER LUNGU. Zambia is looking like North Korea.

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    • Go live there in north Korea and see if you will survive even for a day and if you are tired of living go to hell us we are proud of Zambia and Lungu has done nothing wrong we live reality not like you who live in dreams though there is nothing wrong to dream but you want to live the life that you see on the TV when you have put zero efforts

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  3. This is for UPND supporters, please reason properly. Sometimes it is very shameful to read your comments, you are so childish.

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    • @DBS
      REGIONALISTS WILL NEVER BE REASONABLE.
      JUST LOOK AT THE VOTING PATTERN WHICH WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THE PF GOVT INSPITE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THEIR AREAS WHICH THEY HAD NOT EVEN DREAMT OF . JUST BECAUSE UPND WAS NOT IN GOVT THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR LIVES DO NOT COUNT.
      ALL THEY LOOK AT IS WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?

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  4. ‘And Mr. Chanda revealed that President Lungu has reiterated his call for Zambians to remain calm and respect law and order’.
    Lungu if you want the law and order to be respected please step aside and hand over the powers to the speaker. What a blood hypocrite.

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    • @ Wisdom
      We all know that’s what the loser HH wants is for the President to hand over power to speaker so he and his dirt dark forces can manipulate the ConCourt but it will never happen and moreover where in the constitution is it stated?
      But extending a defunct petition beyond it’s stipulated time is a crime and will not be tolerated. 14 days elapsed on 2nd September 2016 at 23:59 and those who could finish their businesses in that time knew it and that why they abandoned HH and GBM. So the issue of resuming on Monday 5th September 2016 does not hold water!

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  5. Yaba. A konke chabe constitution atitaila nthawi.Ba Matibini must act as president whilst the petition is in court period!

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  6. ECL won the election and HH lost, period. Nothing will change that reality. If the Concourt tries to change that reality and declare HH as the victor, there will be civil war in Zambia. I can foresee all the Concourt judges running for their lives and having all their assets burnt to ashes. Is this what we want, just because of one self-centred person called Hakainde Hichilema? I would rather have HH in prison and the rest of our innocent Zambians living in harmony and peace.

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    • Iwe @FACTS, you’re loathsome,Civil war for what?where shall you run too yourself? You have neither children no any responsibilities.Go hang yourself!!!

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    • Towela,

      That’s precisely my problem. I have all these children to worry about and I have nowhere to take them to if anything cataclysmic happenned to this country. Do you have any ideas since you seem to fancy yourself as being cleverer than I am?.

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    • let there be war if that is the justice you seek; UPND also believe that HH won the elections so remember that they also feel the way you feel

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  7. Ba heavy load you such an *****.who are you to to say Amos chanda does have grade 12.you will be buried along side ur so called hh

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  8. Towela,

    That’s precisely the my problem. I have all these children to worry about and I have nowhere to take them to if anything cataclysmic happenned to this country. Do you have any ideas since you seem to fancy yourself as being cleverer than I am?.

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  9. ECL HAS A RIGHT TO CONSULT HIS LAWYERS. BUT PLEASE DON’T EMBARRASS US BY TAKING THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGES TO WOODLANDS POLICE. THEY ENJOY IMMUNITY.

    PLEASE DO NOT DEPEND ON ILLITERATE PF CADRES AS ADVISERS. YOU WILL BE EMBARRASSED. NOW YOU HAVE UNLEASHED THE ARMY TO ALL PROVINCES. WHY? THIS IS WRONG. THAT IS WHY WE WANTED YOU TO STEP ASIDE SO THAT YOU DO NOT DESTROY YOURSELF BY BEING TEMPTED TO ABUSE AUTHORITY. YOU ARE MAKING YOUR CASE WORSE EVERY DAY.

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  10. Nice to c tu upnd suporters falsely energized. U ve been too quite when 52 parts of the fake petition were being thrown out of the window. Now with a no-evidence-skeleton of yo so called petition, u r excited about 2 days of trial. U ve demonstrated how dull u o r with yo bunch of Tonga-no-clue lawyers. This thing was an non-starter. U lost the elections. Now that u r wasting our swearing-in time, when finaly do, next elections is in 2026.

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  11. This is another reason why Lungu should have momentarily stepped aside…in what capacity is he consulting lawyers? We need clarity on this issue

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  12. The abuse continues. Why should he continue to use this government employee to speak of his behalf on issues that are personal? Does ECL really understand the constitutional issues his behaviour raises? My main problem with him is that he seems to contemplate and reflect of his actions. We are in this mess because of his constant disregard of the rules that should guide the presidency. If he survives this challenge, I shiver to contemplate the kind of problems we will end in as a country. One can understand his lack of comprehension of the workings of the economy, but not the constitution. I hope he doesn’t think that his case will be paid for by the Zambian people.

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  13. Useless PF Lawyers who have not read the constitution and are busy giving Lungu wrong advice. Lungu is a Lawyer who does not understand the Law. He kept Ministers on illegally; has failed to follow the law in-terms of handing over power to the Speaker; thought he could force an inauguration but has found that it is not black and white. He is dragging this nation through into a ditch. He is a chancer who never had to work hard for anything in his life. He is not a high achiever and his past life is evident of what he is capable of achieving; – having spent the majority of his life in Chawama. These are his standards.

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  14. HOW CAN PRESIDENT LUNGU CONSULT HIS LAWYERS ON AN ADJOURNMENT AND NOT HAVE CONSULTED THEM ON ALL THE CONSTITITUTIONAL LAWS HE HAS BROKEN? HE CANNOT CHOOSE LAWS HE CAN USE FOR SELF PRESERVATION AND BREAK LAWS THAT DO NOT SUIT HIM. RIGHT NOW LUNGU SHOULD HAVE NO PRESIDENTIAL POWERS. WE THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ARE VERY IGNORANT OF OUR RIGHTS. A PRESIDENT CAN BE IMPEACHED BY THE PEOPLE.

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  15. we dont want him and his devil planz ,he want to sale zambia to devil and Almighty God can’t alow this to happen.Please people advise him to re

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  16. Politicians with their “birthright”. Hypocrisy. It’s funny how we the citizens of Zambia have allowed politicians to play with our minds.

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  17. Concourt should give us a break and Order Lungu to handover the instruments of power to the Speaker of Parliament and allow the Petetion Process to be concluded by 8th Sept. Concourt should not entertain Lungu until he has complied with the law. We know that stubborn Lungu wants Concourt to abort the Petetion process and declare him the Winner of this election. Concourt must have the courage and strip Lungu of stolen executive powers and vest these in the Speaker of Parliament as Acting President. Left alone Lungu will damage Zambia’s record of holding clean elections. Concourt must Not backtrack on its decision to extend the Petetion Hearing to the 8th of Sept. Lungu should not be allowed to waste time delaying the Hearings. Concourt must order ECZ, ZNBC and IBA all the data on Election…

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  18. Lets hope the PF lawyers advised Lungu to voluntarily comply with the Constitution and transfer the instruments of power to the Speaker of Parliament, Dr Matibini to act as President while Concourt is dealing with the Petetion. It is better for Lungu to do this voluntarily instead of Concourt ordering him to do so. Given Lungu’s stubborness he will refuse to step down and if Lungu is given an order by Concourt he will ignore and continue with illegality. Lungu most probable will be in Concourt tumoro with an application asking Concourt to reverse the decision to extend the Petetion Hearings up to Thursday 8th Sept. Concourt should turn down the Petetion and tell Lungu to comply with the law. Lungu should stop wasting the Concourt’s time by co-operating in the Petetion process. Most…

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  19. Most Tongas are just a problem. Many people do not know why Kaunda came up with the one party state. Tongas were voting for Nkumbula’s ANC the same way they vote for UPND. They used to beat up people who did not support ANC the same way they are beating up people suspected to be PF.
    So when we fought for Multiparty Democracy, they regrouped as a tribe to support Chiluba instead of Arthur Wina for selfish reasons. They knew it would be easier to have a tonga as president after chiluba than after Wina.
    When chiluba’s term was going to an end Mazoka became a ward treasurer for MMD in Bauleni with a view to take over MMD from there. Sata read the intention and somehow expelled Mazoka from MMD.
    Whereupon Mazoka formed the UPND. Since then Tongas have never voted for any one else apart…

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