president-edgar-lungu-sweaing-in-dr-patrick-matibine-as-speaker-of-national-assembly-at-statehouse-in-lusaka-7635A private Citizen has Petitioned the speaker of the national Assembly Dr Patrick matibini to declare the 58 parliamentary seats held by the opposition United party for National Development (UPND) VACANT.

In a Petition received by Office of the Assistant to the Speaker, Mr Emmanuel Chilekwa asked the office of the speaker not to allow the 58 UPND MPs to attend any or whole of this Parliamentary session because they abandoned their Constitutional rights and duty to be in Parliament on the official opening of the First Session of the 12th National Assembly by President Edgar Lungu, which took place on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Below is the full Petition served on the Speaker

2nd October, 2016
The Speaker of the National Assembly
National Assembly of Zambia
Parliament Road,
P.O. Box 31299,
Lusaka, Zambia.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:
+260 211 292425-36

Dear Mr. Speaker,

PETITION AGAINST THE 58 UPND MPS, CALLING FOR THEIR REMOVAL FOR CONTRAVENING THE REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION AND CALL TO DECLARE THEIR OFFICES VACANT – ARTICLE 72(2)(C).

In exercise of my Constitutional duties, UPHOLDING its protection and defense, I, Emmanuel Chilekwa, 53, a Zambian citizen, hereby PETITION your Office to declare the 58 parliamentary seats, VACANT and petition your Office not to allow the 58 UPND MPs to attend any or whole of this Parliamentary session because they abandoned their Constitutional rights and duty to be in Parliament on the official opening of the First Session of the 12th National Assembly by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, which took place on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Mr. Speaker, the ceremonial opening of the National Assembly is very special in that it provides an opportunity for the head of State to present his speech, highlighting a number of salient issues to the members of Parliament and the people of Zambia at large.

My duty, as a citizen, in guaranteed to defend and protect the Constitution as outlined in Article 2 of the Republican Constitution, which reads:

2. Every person has the right and duty to—
(a) Defend this Constitution; and
(b) Resist or prevent a person from overthrowing, suspending or illegally abrogating this Constitution.

Mr. Speaker, by virtue of the MPs abandoning Parliament, they have illegally abrogated the Constitution and therefore, rendered their offices vacant in accordance with Article 72 (2) (c) of Act No. 2 of 2016, being the Constitution of Zambia.

The said Act, Mr. Speaker, Article 72 (2) (c) states that “The office of Member of Parliament becomes VACANT if the member— (c) acts contrary to a prescribed code of conduct;”

Mr. Speaker, it is Mandatory that the purpose of having a Member of Parliament is to be in the House, which House the 58 UPND MPs abandoned on the said date.

Further, Mr. Speaker, Article 63 clearly spells out the role of the Members of Parliament. The UPND MPs walk out renders them incapable of contributing to making the laws which inevitably, Mr. Speaker, will have to be ASSENTED to by the same Republican President, whom they have brought into disrepute, or whom they do not regard, thereby OVERTHROWING the Constitution. Therefore, the 58 MPs cannot contribute to any law which will end up being assented to by the same person they do not regard.

Mr. Speaker, this cannot be allowed.

The President, Mr. Speaker, outlines the roadmap on activities that will boost economic and social growth in the country for the next five years. This momentous occasion is non-partisan.

Surprisingly, United Party for National Development members of Parliament (UPND) boycotted the opening of the first session of the 12th National Assembly.

Mr. Speaker, in line with your sworn oath to uphold, defend and protect the Constitution, I petition your Office to enforce Article 57. (1) and declare the 58 seats vacant, therefore, fresh elections must be held in the stipulated 90 day window, upon you declaring them vacant.

Article 57 (1) says, “Where a vacancy occurs in the office of Member of Parliament, mayor, council chairperson or councillor, a by-election shall be held within ninety days of the occurrence of the vacancy.”

Mr. Speaker, there is no argument that the 58 UPND MPs did not follow the Parliamentary Standing Orders as enumerated in Article 67. (6) “A Member of Parliament who intends to challenge a Statutory Instrument, on its constitutionality, shall follow the procedure laid down in the Standing Orders of the National Assembly.

Mr. Speaker, in exercise of my Constitutional right and duty enshrined in Article 88. (1) “A citizen may petition the National Assembly to initiate the enactment, amendment or repeal of legislation.” (2) “A citizen may comment on a deliberation, statement or decision of the National Assembly.”

Mr. Speaker, I am petitioning your Office to declare the 58 seats held by the UPND MPs, VACANT.

Mr. Speaker, the law is very clear on how the Office of MP becomes vacant Article 72 (2) (c) states that The office of Member of Parliament becomes vacant if the member “acts contrary to a prescribed code of conduct”;

I await to receive your profound response to this Petition, Mr. Speaker.

Yours faithfully,
Emmanuel Chilekwa

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  1. you galu wembwa we. How can this mad man’s demented rants make headline? Who does this small nobody think he is? Does he know that MPS dont get allowance when they dont attend? does he know that actually the upnd mps helped this rotten government by saving them alotof money by not attending. Why should our mps waste their time to go listen to lungu’s 5 year lies and dreams? Our Mps would rather use that time to implement change in their consititutencies. If i want to read a speech i can download it or find it online. However, lungu’s lies do not deserve my brain so i would poopoo on his speech.

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    • My brother, lets refrain from insults please. Those are not endorsed by HH and any senior party member. We only fight or insult once we view point or reason is too weak to fight for itself.

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    • No Single Zambian Is Qualified For Stupidity, We Are A Smart People … So, Help Us God ~ B R Mumba, Sr (September, 2016)

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    • the emmanuel chilekwa is sponsored by canisius banda to distabilize HH and UPND…Canisius banda is just a loser…he has no balls…no wonder he is a widower….his wife deserved better (may her soul rest in peace)

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    • That is all you can say.
      That bitterness will ruin you.

      Political office is not the only way of life.
      Get on with life. There are people who are looking to you for help and moral guidance. Don’t let them feed on bitterness.

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    • Chilekwa when did you leave UPND or you have just turned your back against your party? I remember post elections how we labored to tear-down your relentless defamations on President Lungu the sooner you were cornered and dishonored of your lobbying scheme on innocent Zambians in the name of Friends of Chagwa.

      UPND members have fallen for politics of personality cult. I believe as a country we have better business to keep us busy not 58 bye-elections. Leave the people’s Government at work vest their total energy on more pressing issues. There’ many ways of speeding up obsolescence in deluded MPs or throwing on fire the entire anti-unity party. That job to fellow skilled patriots periods. UPND died with Mazoka.

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    • CHILEKWA IS AN INTELLIGENT PETITIONER. HE HAS ARGUED HIS CASE OUT INTELLIGENTLY, WITH QUOTATIONS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA MAKING A STRONG CASE AGAINST THE UPND PARLIAMENT DESERTERS. WHAT NOW REMAINS IS TO SEE IF THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA IS A DOCUMENT FULL OF MERE CLAUSES JUST TO DECORATE IT. AND NOT LAWS TO BE FOLLOWED BY ALL CITIZENS. LET’S NOT CONDON STUUPIIDITY IN PARLIAMENT.

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    • Ceremonial function and not parliamentary business! Non MP’s can attend this “official opening” of parliament by the president

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    • All you Upnd malcotents I wish you more bitterness for the next 5 years.
      But have you not got something better to do than gnashing of teeth for so long?

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    • The issue is, parliament will in the next two weeks debate the President’s speech. So what are Up and Down MPs going to debate? Secondly, the Minister of Finance will deliver a budget speech as a messenger from the President. So are Up and Down Mps going to debate it or keep quite. For the next five years laws will be passed for assent by the President what role will Up and Down mps play. SO IT JUST MAKES IT LOGICAL TO FIRE THEM ALL. THEY SEEM USELESS IN THIS LIFE OF PARLIAMENT UNLESS THEIR HEADS ARE NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

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    • Chilekwa is bitter about the 58 seats UPND achieved against the background of being denied campaign time, arrests,PF campaigning with guns,abuse of state resources etc.These are the tweets who want a one party state just because their tribe is controlling state resources.With such who are scared of competition no development will come to this country.

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    • What’s this Emmanuel Chilekwa? Find a life dude, this nonsense will not help you. Lungu’s Speech was simply a long poem. Both you and Lungu are failed project.

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  2. Is this even legal, How many times did PF walk out of parliament during MMD reign. Did we ever hear that their seats will be made vacant? it seems that there are people in our country who want to feed off the Election Economy for ever. This walk out just calls for censure at worst.

    By the way I’m Educated UPND and I don’t endorse the above insults by someone who purports to represent UPND.

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    • Very true my friend, I am also UPND and I equally don’t endorse such language. We can debate without resorting to expletives.

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    • This is a different constitution that this tribal party wanted. PF did not break any rule at that time. Its a different constitution and the rules are not the same. The problem is that your leaders can only read the whole constitution in 30 minutes thinking its a newspaper or magazine.

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    • @MomaB it’s the same constitution. It was just amended.

      As regards reading it in 30minutes, if one can do that and understand it, is better than reading it for 30 days and taking away nothing.

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    • The beauty in this rot of electoral system is the urgency it has put on lay people to begin to study their own constitution. This is aided by. The internet, specifically social media, has given a platform to everyone and their cousin to talk about things they know too little about.

      I think Dr.Matibini, and accomplished lawyer, should not be accosted by relatively illiterate casual constitution readers.

      If UPND had adopted Chilekwa, he would be silent right now. Now, this is the same reason he ran away from PF.

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  3. PF really have an insatiable appetite for wastage. You want to cause by-elections when in one breath, you are preaching about austerity. Even in the UNLIKELY event these seats are declared vacant, UPND will still retain ALL the 58 seats even without campaigning.

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    • Unfortunately, if the UPND MPs are not willing to carryout the duties they were elected for then definitely it becomes necessary to replace them.

      There is no way the people in those constituencies where these people were elected do deserve to be represented.

      Thefore they cannot be left unrepresented just because the nation needs to serve money.

      This is why we say that people need to be careful who they put in office; it must be people who are responsible – those who will not choose politicking at the expense of people’s much needed development.

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    • The wise people who voted for them are the ones to replace them if they feel mr changwas speech was worth listening to not you tribal supporters.Instead of working to unite the nation everyday you talk nonsense you think other people owe you their support mwanya,you stated by hating one province southern under 4yrs you have added western and n/west by the end of your5yrs the all country will be tribally against you watch the space.If you want acceptability my free advice is perform don’t use big words to lie that you have performed like you have been doing remember performance as o voice.

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  4. The irony. We all have rights. That constitution is trampled on daily by those who have sworn to protect it.

    On a lighter note they didn’t miss much. 179 wishes with no genie in a lamp onsite. The baying of wolves can be heard as the gladiatorial fun and games continue. Howl…ah whoo.

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  5. The only leadership left for Hing’ombe Hilede and his demons are INSULTS.Thats what they are good at.if you believe that PF ROBBED the elections then don’t contest in 2021 because it will be NAFUTI NAFUTI whether you like it or not.so malilo mu upnd ni forever.

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  6. Unfortunately, if the UPND MPs are not willing to carryout the duties they were elected for then definitely it becomes necessary to replace them.

    There is no way the people in those constituencies where these people were elected can be left unrepresented. They do deserve to be represented.

    Thefore they cannot be left unrepresented just because the nation needs to save money.

    This is why we say that people need to be careful who they put in office; it must be people who are responsible – those who will not choose politicking at the expense of people’s much needed development.

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  7. If this fails, we the voters in upnd held constituencies will pass a vote of no confidence in these mps. We choose them to represent us in parliament and not politicking..! U are not serving hh but we the people who elected u..!

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  8. CHILEKWA. DO YOU WANT OUR COUNTRY TO TURN INTO A ONE PARTY STATE? THERE CANNOT BE TWO LAWS IN THE ONE ZAMBIA. HOW IS IT THAT PF CONTREVENES SOME OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION LAWS AND GETS AWAY WITH IT? BUT WHEN THE OPPOSITION DOES SOMETHING PEOPLE LIKE YOU RISE UP AND PETITION. WHY DID YOU NOT PETITION THE CONCOURT JUDGES TO HEAR THE OPPOSITION CASE? GUYS WE ARE ALL ZAMBIANS AND SHOULD ABIDE UNDER THE SAME LAWS.

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    • Kubweka – It’s not Chilekwa who wants to turn our country into a One Party state. It is the actions of UPND that will turn Zambia into a de facto One Party state.

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    • @ Observer

      You do have short memory. Have you already forgotten statements by the ex PF secretary general? Or Antichrist Bwalya? Or Kambili?
      As a mater of fact, we are already living in one party state. Where is democracy? In the Constitution?

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    • Zambia is a one party state in practice, and in theory. Zambia is a multiparty.
      A president that fires police, army officers on tribal hate is a dictator

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  9. Hakachilema is pissing in his pants. He regrets his unthoughtful acts in Mpongwe which has earned him summons to Luanshya police. Now some clever chap used modern technology to record the bagger calling for a rebellion. Whoops the bagger finds himself recorded on video evidence. Hakachilema lost his guard, he was supposed to incite his fat fool running mate to utter thise words, unfortunately the fat has become wiser after realising that it is only him who gets locked up for utterances but not Hakachilema. Whoops the bagger faces arrest for a non-bailable offence. Now either he goes into Kamfinsa on Wednesday or he runs away into exile if he can’t stand jail. But where to run to since no.one wants to host a fullish refugee….kikikikiki

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  10. Xxxxxxxxxx is pissing in his pants. He regrets his unthoughtful acts in Mpongwe which has earned him summons to Luanshya police. Now some clever chap used modern technology to record the bagger calling for a rebellion. Whoops the bagger finds himself recorded on video evidence. Xxxxxxxccc lost his guard, he was supposed to incite his fat running mate to utter those words, unfortunately the fat full has become wiser after realising that it is only him who gets locked up for utterances but not Xxxxcccccc. Whoops the bagger faces arrest for a non-bailable offence. Now either he goes into Kamfinsa on Wednesday or he runs away into exile if he can’t stand jail. But where to run to since no.one wants to host a fullish refugee….kikikikiki

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  11. NEZ, you can come to Kamfinsa on wednesday to offer solidarity to Xxxxxxxxxxccc. You can insult and pee and poopoo as you want, we will probably not notice you as a small fly as all eyes will be on Xxxxxxxxxcccc.

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  12. Where democracy fails to operate there comes in Dictatorship. I am now coming to addimit sengeleti’s comment that Regionalism has come to stay and if you would observe the writers of articles which attacks the UPND carefully, you will discover that its , Banda or Phiri , Chisenga or Chanda. These names are attached to region of North Eastern Zambia. This is a clear indication that our friends full of hate speeches will never embrace other tribes from Northwestern Zambia. Only a few God fearing people have come out in open like GBM and Mumba who are not tribalists and have a know-how that we are one but the rest say no we can never be lead by these guy.

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    • @SENAMA your observations are incorrect . Going by the ECZ statistics HH nearly got half of the votes . Those votes came from all parts of Zambia. Eastners and Bembas voted for HH and that is why even HH was convinced that he could have won the elections. Please do not insult these other tribes who love HH …. HH was very close to clinching the presidency.. and i love the strategy that he employed to get BaGBM Pastor Mumba and Dr Banda. However this was not his time. His season will come and when it has come no one will be able to stop him. In the mean time let us support President Lungu please.

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  13. I am shocked at the ignorance of most of these PF cadres and members. Do they know what it means to walk out of the National Assembly? This actually happens in most Parliaments in the world including South Africa which Kambwili Chishimba is fond of giving as an example! Do not be overjoyed and excited PF. You haven’t warn the war yet. You have only warn a battle. The petitions made by MPs from both your PF party and our UPND will reveal alot.

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  14. ZAMBIA IS A FAILED STATE AND I FORESEE GOING BACK TO THE COLONIZATION. IT IS EXPLOITATION OF MAN BY MAN. ANIMAL FARM IS IN PROGRESS.
    COLONIAL DAYS WAS CHARACTERIZED BY A GUN AND A BIBLE. YOU DISAGREE WITH A WHITE MAN OVER YOUR LAND, HE PRODUCED A GUN – IN THIS CASE- POLICE-DOG AND IF YOU ARE SOFT YOU WILL BE SUPPRESSED AND OPPRESSED WITH A BIBLE. PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES AND WATCH WHAT PF GOVERNMENT IS BEHAVING TODAY. IN THEIR CABINET MINISTER OF RELIGION WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE. CHRISTIANS FOR LUNGU IS TODAY, IN KK’S TIME THERE WAS A SLOGAN- ” IN HEAVEN WAS GOD AND ON EARTH WAS KK” SAME SYSTEM HAS COME IN TODAY.

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  15. The UPND stay away has made PF all worked up. Serves ECL right, if he wants to be respected he should do the right things

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    • Kaluba – Your comment would have made sense if the UPND commanded a majority in Parliament. As it is, Parliament will function and can still pass legislation because UPND MPs can just be recorded as having abstained, whereas the rest of the sitting MPs can still achieve a majority even with a few “No” votes. What the UPND is doing is merely playing to the gallery, and thinking that the rest of the world will sympathize with them to question the legitimacy of the Zambian Govt – something that they have been doing all along. It wont work – the rest of the world has moved on.

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  16. ZAMBIA IS A FAILED STATE AND I FORESEE GOING BACK TO THE COLONIZATION ERROR. IT IS EXPLOITATION OF MAN BY MAN. ANIMAL FARM IS IN PROGRESS.
    COLONIAL DAYS WAS CHARACTERIZED BY A GUN AND A BIBLE. YOU DISAGREE WITH A WHITE MAN OVER YOUR LAND, HE PRODUCED A GUN – IN THIS CASE- POLICE-DOG AND IF YOU ARE SOFT YOU WILL BE SUPPRESSED AND OPPRESSED WITH A BIBLE. PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES AND WATCH WHAT PF GOVERNMENT IS BEHAVING TODAY. IN THEIR CABINET MINISTER OF RELIGION WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE. CHRISTIANS FOR LUNGU IS TODAY, IN KK’S TIME THERE WAS A SLOGAN- ” IN HEAVEN WAS GOD AND ON EARTH WAS KK” SAME SYSTEM HAS COME IN TODAY.

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  17. So Zambia has people who have a heart for the constitution! Where was this Chilekwa when the same constitution was being trampled upon by those whose duty it is to protect it before and after the August 2016 elections? This is hypocrisy of the darkest order, and I hate it.

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    • PUJO, IF YOU PEOPLE WANTED TO PETITION THE CONCOURT AFTER THE RULING YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE SO.

      I AM AMAZED THAT YOU ARE ASKING CHILEKWA TO TAKE AN ACTION YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE?

      OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE THINGS FROM THE RIGHT SIDE, AND THEN ACT.

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  18. Chilekwa go to hell….you incongruent imbecile….that is why PF ministers including Kambwili are crying foul over the order by the Concourt to pay back money. Remember PF guys this is Zambia and it belongs to all of us regardless of our political affiliations. Ministers should pay back money now. Chilekwa and fake father Bwalya should be punished for taking law into their hands.

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  19. Pipo, am in lufwanyama and our mp represents us people of lufwanyama the majority being upnd. We still feel the victory was robbed and our legislator was airing that for us. We r happy and proud of him that he can sacrifice tea breaks and allowances for us. Now those from chainda and missing compounds how best did nkandu luo and sichalwe represent u respectively? The upnd had a specific representational task to air the electoral fraud on our behalf.

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  20. Look Chilekwa as a PF cadre has argued his case intelligently, he has not gone about begging to the speaker like some of you are sounding in your comments with bitterness without citing a line in the constitution, unlike you he is citing certain articles in the constitution to make his case so learn to argue intelligently. On the hand I think a boycott in parliament is new both in Zambia and in other countries like SA where Julius Malema’s party last month walked out of parliament that they couldn’t sit Listening to Zuma a criminal. And it is actually a democratic right someone can boycott parliament

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    • Apparently, Malema’s party was walloped in recent municipal elections – by a party that did not walk out of Parliament!!!!

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  21. Kikikiki Chilekwa rocks. He has used his constitutional right to send shivers down weak and unruly UPND MP’s spines.
    Okay there has to be repercussions for these MP’s immature behavior. Whether chilekwa’s push is a way to go, it remains to be seen.

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  22. The speaker should in writing ask each of the 58 MPs to defend themelves against the accusations levelled by Chilekwa.

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    • THEY STATED THEIR REASON ALREADY WHY SHOULD THEY EXCULPATE THEM SELVES FOR WHAT CHILEKWA DID NOT VOTE FOR THOSE MPS WHY IS HE BOTHERED????THERE WAS REALLY NOTHING SPECIAL WITH THEM ATTENDING????

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  23. IT IS REALLY SURPRISING HOW PF CADRES CAN ACT VERY CLEVER FOR NOTHING YOUR LUNGU ABROGATED THE CONSTITUTION BY STAYING IN OFFICE WHEN THE PETITION WAS SERVED ON HIM HE REFUSED TO HAND OVER TO THE SPEAKER,TO ACT WHICH IS TREASON JUST BECAUSE LUNGU WANTED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE AND ABUSE THE POWERS NOW YOU WANT TO WAKE UP AND ACCUSE THE UPND MPS???? IF ONE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER YOU WALK AWAY AFTER ALL WHAT WAS SO SPECIAL WITH THAT ILLEGAL OPNENING ALL LIES ALL FAKE PROMISES FIRST OF ALL PETITION YOUR LUNGU FOR STAYING IN OFFICE?????SPEAKER HAS NO MANDATE TO EXPEL MPS CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE BUT THE COURTS OF LAW IF AT ALL YOU HAVE GOT ANY AN BRIBED COURTS

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  24. @Mr Emmanuel Chilekwa, I second your petition. These obstructionist must be removed from parliament. They think they can do all they need. If voters decided, the court decided ukutumpaa must stop.

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  25. Chilekwa is right and “Mushota” Hamusamba is wrong. These guys must be expelled from parliament. They are worthless and will bring not sane contribution.

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  26. No doubt there are 58 PF job seekers feeling left out by the boss, and waiting to take up the posts and do who not understand this is not a one party state. Ukutumpa indeed

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  27. Do I really care about UPND cadres and its so called leaders? And why should I, if I may ask? They lost the elections and will spend five years crying. And if they cry wrongly, the law is there to look after me……sorry I mean to lock them. And the President of USA, no less, assured all those who stated that those who break the law and want to act like terrorists will face not only local laws but international laws too. Thanks Obama, now I sleep peacefully knowing that Uncle Sam is awake while I sleep leacefulky.

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  28. AS LONG AS THE OPPOSITION DO NOT RECOGNIZE LUNGU AND HIS APPOINTEES IN PARLIAMENT, UPND WILL BE REPORTING EVERY MORNING THAT THEY HAVE COME AS LAW BINDERS BUT THEY WILL CONTINUE NOT TO ATTEND THE SEATING DUE TO ILLEGALITIES OF PF AND THEY SHALL NEVER BE PART OF THE MANY MESSES PF WILL BE IMPLEMENTING IN PARLIAMENT THROUGH THEIR SPEAKERS.
    BOYCOTTING IS NOT WRONG BUT WHEN YOU FEEL THAT THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN FACT IT IS JUST PORTRAYS “NO CONFIDENCE IN LUNGU’S LEADERSHIP”, WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE PUBLIC IN MANY PLACES. DONT FORCE US TO REACT OVER THE WRONGS PLEASE. PF JUST CONTINUE WITH YOU ILLEGAL AND WRONG DECISIONS FOR ALL ZAMBIANS.
    LUNGU IS NOT A HUMBLE LEADERS AS YOU CALL HIM. WHEN DID HE EVER MET HH FOR DEBATE OR DISCUSSIONS LIKE THE WAY WE ARE SEEING…

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  29. Is this even possible? Maybe in Zambian Parliament……, well, in in Zambia everything is possible.

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  30. cont..,LUNGU IS NOT A HUMBLE LEADER AS YOU CALL HIM. WHEN DID HE EVER MET HH FOR DEBATE OR DISCUSSION LIKE THE WAY WE ARE SEEING IN MOST OF THE COUNTRIES LIKE USA, BRITAIN ETC.
    CHILEKWA YOU ARE JUST TRIBAL USEFUL FOOL AND LIKE YOUR FELLOW MSONI.

    PF HAS CHANGED THE GAME OF INSTEDY TO KAMBWILI, CHANDA, CHAMA, MUMBI AND BWALYA BUT THEY HAVE STARTED USING THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVED THE CONTINUATION ON TRIBALISM. WE HAVE KNOWN YOU THAT YOU ARE THE ANGELS OF PF TO WANT SPLIT UPND WHICH IS YOUR THREAT UPTO NOW.

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  31. Either you are with us or you are not with us. If you are not with us, who cares about you when we are ruling you for the next five years? Or maybe your lawyers of the Concourt petition fame have advised you that the International Criminal Court ICC will nullify the election of President Lungu and come to Zambia to inaugurate HH as 7th republican president? From their handling of the Concourt petition, one can conclude that when a brilliant lawyer joins the UPND legal ream, they become so incompetent that they can’t even put together a simple petition which requires to be closed within 14 days. Just look at Lungu’s legal team led by Professor Mvunga, they had their defence prepared and ready for defence the very first day when the UPND lawyers had noe even the bundle of papers. HH ‘s…

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    • We can not waste time with ICC ,we shall fight while sited the African way.ECL will fall.soon.

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  32. I don’t mean to insult but just stating a fact. I always find the reasoning by PF leaders and their cadres shallow. I know they are less educated but even common sense appears foreign in PF.

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  33. Contd
    …. Just look at Lungu’s legal team led by Professor Mvunga, they had their defence prepared and ready for defence the very first day when the UPND lawyers had not even served the bundle of papers. HH ‘s lawyers were taken aback with a robust defence right on day one while the accusers were waffling. They were reminded by Prof Mvunga that there is no country in the world which messes aroubd with the Presidency on flimsy ground like the mere presentation of a petition. HH’s lawyers were probably taught this fact by Prof Mvunga and they had no defence to this fact and thereafter just wafflled for the next 14 days until they decided to save face by pretending to give up on account of time. Imwe bantu, imagine Green Sinkamba petitioning the Concourt and out goes the PRESIDENT!!

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    • Terrible you ka Lungu refused to accept the surmon let alone hand over power.How the hell did you want HH to present the evidence using your mothers munyelo.

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  34. @37 Robert Smith ….ati PF are not educated? My my please talk of something else or maybe you’re counting William Banda as PF. My dear most of our leaders have been to college.

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  35. Lungu is not the President of Zambia until the petition is heard. Why is he scared and doing everything and anything possible rdto compromise the opposition? Scared littleman!

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  36. we dont need these UPND chaps in Parliament any more.let them have ther own parliament in dundumwezi

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  37. What crime did the UPND MPs commit by staying away from the official opening of parliament?Were they in breach of the constitution? The answer is a categorical NO. I’m sure they will go back this afternoon when the main business of the house resumes. It’s not like they have stayed away for a week or so.So what’s all the fuss about?

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  38. Where was this Chilekwa when Lungu was defying the Constitution by holding on to power when it was time for the Speaker so to do? Where was Chilekwa when Judges were refusing to Try a matter put rightly before them and make Determination of its outcome as demanded by the Constitution? A Hearing precedes a Trial. The Constitution does not for exlusion of Trials and Judgements at the ConCourt. Which Constitution were the Judges using?

    Whither Zambia?

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  39. Hosea 4vs6 my people perish because of luck of KNOWLEDGE…the word KNOWLEDGE derived from the word know,knowing,if u know one plus one the u r knowledgeable of one plus one.if those MPs knew the Constitution they would have avoided childish behavior,i think the speaker has to declare those seats vacant.thosr MPs didn’t know hence they should perish,(word perish doesn’t necessarily mean dying but it’s more of where the wind blows I go)since the fellow friends refuse to attend,others follow.we need knowledgeable MPs not these MPs voted for pantu Niba upnd.let the 58 go…Breaker

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    • Please include, in your definitions, the meaning of ‘luck’ and ‘lack’. ‘Would have done it for you but I am feeling lazy today, don’t know why…

      (like lazy bum Jay Jay)

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  40. The issue is, parliament will in the next two weeks debate the President’s speech. So what are Up and Down MPs going to debate? Secondly, the Minister of Finance will deliver a budget speech as a messenger from the President. So are Up and Down Mps going to debate it or keep quite. For the next five years laws will be passed for assent by the President what role will Up and Down mps play. SO IT JUST MAKES IT LOGICAL TO FIRE THEM ALL. THEY SEEM USELESS IN THIS LIFE OF PARLIAMENT UNLESS THEIR HEADS ARE NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

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    • What’s there to debate about Rungu’s speech, nothing.That speech was for u and you listen to it yourselves (pf). So!!!!

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  41. PLEASE MR. SPEAKER ACT ON THESE FOOLS FAST, IF THEY DO NOT RECOGNIZE PRESIDENET LUNGU, WHO DO THEY RECOGNIZE, A LOSER? TOTAL MADNESS AMONG TONGAS, YOUR TONGA LEADER “WON” IN ONLY THREE PROVINCES OUT OF TEN, HOW CAN HE BE THE WINNER? PLEASE DECLARE THEIR SITS VACANT SO THAT THEY STOP BEING DULL AND TRIBAL! WHY IS IT DIFFICULT FOR TONGAS TO UNDERSTAND THAT HH CANT WIN IN ZAMBIA? AND THE LATEST EVENTS HAVE BROUGHT TO THE FORE HH’S PUBLIC AND PERSONAL CHARACTER, HIS POPULARITY HAS REALLY DIMINISHED. CHAPWA FOR YOUR HH, ITS THE END OF HIS POLITICAL CAREER.

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  42. Its interesting how we all read the constitution according to our party positions. UPND still believes the speaker should’ve taken over while PF insists this refers only to the runoff election in case no one gets the 51%

    Today its whether the UPND MPs should be expelled or not. Isnt it pre-mature to act so stiffly for first offenders?
    Lets see how they carry on. If they miss representing their constituents let their people deal with them. After all, as some of you rightly point out, the affairs of the parliament will carry on with or without them because the PF has over 50% MPs in Parliament – which by the way makes their claim on overall victory much easier to obtain belief. If the Parliament resembles that of a one party state its not PF’s fault.

    I just wish UPND can be robust…

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  43. continued…..

    Just wish UPND can be robust IN the house not OUTSIDE where it does not matter. HE WHO FIGHTS AND RUNS, LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! Keep going UPND dont make yourselves irrelevant. Live to fight another day.

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  44. What do you expect from UPND Lawyers like JacK Mwiimbu. He was an MP in the last seesion of Parliament and VOTED for new constitution but sadly enough like Mwaliteta he didnt know that a Presidential petition has to be heard and determined in 14 day and yet he VOTEd, YEAH, YEAH,YES. for the new constitution.

    SPEAKER of National Assembly was recently nominated by ECL and yet the same Jack Mwiimbu, Mushipe and sadly brilliant lawyers like Sangwa, Simeza followed blindly by insisting that he should have taken over as acting President. I believe his term of office had expired upoun the disollusion of Parliament just like MPS.
    Thirdly, all MPS when being sworn pledged to uphold the CONSTITUTION AND SWORE ALLEGIANCE AND LOYALTY TO PRESIDENT ECL.
    So failure to uphold the Constituion and not…

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  45. Edgar lungu didn’t win the elections. And UPND people in western and southern and north western do not recognize him as duly elected. He is a self imposed dictator. I wouldn’t hang his picture in my business/office. The country is in the hands of thugs.

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  46. In exercise of my Constitutional duties, UPHOLDING its protection and defense, I, PATRIOT ABROAD do SECOND this petition by Chilekwa, 53, a Zambian citizen, to PETITION your Office to declare the 58 parliamentary seats, VACANT etc. etc, citing the same said Article 2 and all others cited!

    I would add that it is my firm belief, that this petition is wholly viable in Law and must be given positive consideration by His Grace. We wait patiently for justice and righteousness to be dispensed.

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  47. In the 70’s they were just Pick-pockets at KMB
    In the 80’s they started hijacking cars
    In the 90’s they graduated to robbing banks, ministers stealing billions in trunks (Machungwa & Remy Mushota), presidents stealing to buy designer underwear
    In the 00’s they moved to tender fraud, ghost supplying, even oil supply tenders where they would close Indeni for 3-months so that their sons would supply oil to the country (RB n sons)
    Now in the 10’s they’ve moved up to the ultimate of STEALING AN ELECTION, Bribing ConCourt.

    I’m sure they are looking for another level to conquer. maybe POPE Elections, or UN Secretary General. These Migrant Tribes have destroyed our Country NWR.

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    • TIME WASTERS!
      This is the kind of timewasting that has killed UPND. Sharp brains but shooting in all directions. These comments can not kame us move FORWARD. We arte slowly getting backwards, until we really strategize on the new top leadership. All this is noise in the wilderness! BB.

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  48. Cont’d:- These migrant tribes slowly steal Provinces:-

    Copperbelt has been stolen from Lambas. Kabwe has been stolen from Swakas.

    Lusaka has been stolen from the Solis. Mxxxm!!

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  49. Shalon Mulenga, please, I beg you in Jesus name. Do not write the things that you are not conversant with. Under which law did you think ECL should have stepped aside? Below are provision of the constitution and you should not just write anything for the sake of defending wrong this.

    104. (1) The President-elect shall be sworn into office and
    assume office in accordance with Article 105.

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  50. (2) Subject to clauses (3) and (4), where the Returning Officer
    declares a presidential candidate as President-elect, the incumbent
    shall continue to perform the executive functions until the President elect
    assumes office, except the power to—
    (a) make an appointment; or
    (b) dissolve the National Assembly.
    (3) Where an election petition is filed against the incumbent,

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  51. under Article 103 (1), or an election is nullified, under Article 103(3)
    (b), the Speaker shall perform the executive functions, except the
    power to—
    (a) make an appointment; or
    (b) dissolve the National Assembly.
    (4) Subject to Article 105 and except where the incumbent is

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  52. the President-elect, the incumbent President shall, on the assumption
    of office by the President-elect, begin and complete the procedural
    and administrative handing over of the executive functions, to the
    President-elect, within fourteen days from the day the Presidentelect
    assumes office.
    Assumption of Office

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  53. This is Chilekwa who was in UPND yesterday bragging that whoever he has supported for president has won. Some shameless chap.

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  54. Now, with the above background, in which circumstance was the President going to handover power as the petition was under Article 101 and not 103 which is a second ballot? Please, UPND cadres, learn to read the Constitution and understand it fully. To borrow my late President Mwanawasa’s comment (MHSRIP), it is dangerous to know a bit of law than it is not to know any bit of law.
    Therefore I support Chilekwa. Let those retarded MPs not step a foot in Parliament as they have expelled themselves. We do not need them and they are irrelevant.

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  55. WHY IS IT THAT SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO THRIVE ON MEDIOCRITY? TODAY HE IS COLLECTING MONEY IN THE NAME OF SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT RECOGNIZE HIM, TOMORROW, ITS THAT OR THIS, IS IT DIFFICULT TO FIND A DECENT THING TO ENGAGE INTO? SEBANA WIKUTE SYNDROME

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  56. SWAYED BY PF ANTICS? YOU GUYS!
    This is the point I regret belonging to UPND. When are we going to have sound intelligence, and astute patriots? You are wasting your time commenting on matters that are meant to sway you from real issues affecting the UPND. The PF are so technical, from their data management to grassroots mobilization(put MMD grassroots in their bag). All we get are bloggers full of guesswork and errors in judgment. Why should HH take centre stage after such chains of humiliating losses? Except for deciding his fate in 2021, I would suggest we close these funny detraction chats and find a way out of this quagmire. We urgently need a vibrant leader guys, forget HH. On this score, I have really been disappointed by the party’s tact and style of management. 2021 is trouble!…

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    • @’BB’, they won’t listen to you unless you change your initials to the revered ‘HH’…

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  57. If they dont want to work for the people who voted them in then, let them stay.After all their votes came from Mr. HH’s strong holds am sure. So i believe the people from those constituencies are supporting this bad behaviour.Mr. HH. Let your MPs do their work without your interference please.. A house that is divided cannot stand, and you wonder why things are not going well in Zambia. Others want things to go well, while others want them to be really bad, so that they can say , ” we told you so” Evil wishing. Please stand and work in one accord.

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    • Its not evil wishing what we are saying is since you Bembas and Nyanjas you are the majority and most powerfull and wise go a head and rule and do as you want in paliament.Who are we the Kachemas and Nyamazais.So go ahead we shall see if God Jehova will allow you.

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  58. nez are u around i thought u died ne chikonko after misleading yo small head that up and down party will win really under five party now can u stop mulenga sata to join his fathers party yo 58 mps are nothing but mere spectaters in parliament and will never ever win or come close to stopping any bill in the house shemuna bane chikonko mwikate nez dull chap born in dundumwezi

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  59. I support what UPND deed.If they attended they would have endorsed illegality of Lungu.If they do not matter why is every one getting concern?
    Pay farmers and civil servants PF.The rest is useless

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