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Friday, January 24, 2020

Court upholds Bowman Lusambo’s Kabushi election victory

Headlines Court upholds Bowman Lusambo’s Kabushi election victory

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo gestures to his supporters after he was introduced to a group of cheering supporters who gathered to welcome him to Ndola
File:Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo gestures to his supporters after he was introduced to a group of cheering supporters who gathered to welcome him to Ndola

The Ndola High Court has upheld the election of PF’s Bowman Lusambo as duly elected Kabushi Member of Parliament in Ndola.

This is in a matter in which UPND Kabushi constituency losing candidate Ernest Lufunda had petitioned the election of Mr Lusambo and the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

Mr Lufunda had asked the Ndola High Court to nullify the election of Lusambo alleging malpractices and widespread violence.

But when the matter came up for Judgment today, Ndola High Court Yvonne Chembe said the petitioner failed to prove the allegations to warrant the nullification of the seat.

“The petitioner did not prove that the mounting of a mock grave could warrant that the election of the first respondent can be nullified. Secondly, the alleged violence is not supported by medical reports. If there was violence, a lot of witnesses could have been called to testify,” Judge Cheembe said.

” I find that the petitioner has failed to prove the allegations of malpractices and violence. The court finds that there is no basis on the outcome of the elections that violence was used. I am therefore not satisfied that the violence affected the outcome of the elections.”

Judge Chembe said owing to the above reasons, the election of Mr Lusambo is upheld as the dully elected Member of Parliament for Kabushi Constituency and therefore dismiss this petition.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. As I have said these upholding of electoral victories and nullifications are not genuine. They’re expected depending on which camp one is. It is negotiated upheld victory directed at smooth purge of Sata Family Forest from the political scene.

    Lungu is scared of firing them directly like he did with Chimbwili cos of anticipated backlash from Luapula_Northern Axis of PF power so he has decided to use Courts to maintain desirable or purge undesirables.

    Lusambo is now the darling in PF who has replaced Chimbwili in PF primitive politics of ‘Kabovalism’ best suited to ECL School of Mulungushi Panga Politics. Remember how he dwarfed Maj Kachingwe & now he has engineered Chimbwili’s exit. Lusambo is no joke in ‘PF primitive politics of Kabovalism’.

    PF is in total disarray!

  2. A judge who lives on planet Mars.
    Lusambo, Kambwili, Kapata, Kampyongo can be nullified with eyes closed. All you need is a petitioner.

  3. I doubt If hh is involved in this, mbelenga wat has come over you
    Stick to the topic for pipo to learn something from you guys.
    Nyoko

  4. CONGRATS TO BOWMAN. THIS WAS JUST AN ANT HILL, THE REAL MOUNTAIN IS WITHIN THE RANK & FILE OF PF. YOUR OBJECTIVE STANCE IS GOOD FOR THE NATION OF ZAMBIA BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS MOSTLY UNPALATABLE WITH MOST OF THE RANK AND FILE WITHIN UR NEW PARTY

  5. This year the elections was a sham hence so many petitions. This is the result when citizens are being ruled by Kabovas, Kaponyas, Thugs and selfish people. Fili ekotuleya.

  6. You don’t just claim that there were electoral malpractices and violence without evidence.In Nkandu Luo’s case there was ‘overwhelming’ evidence presented in court

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