Prof Nkandu Luo appeals against nullification of Munali seat

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Gender Minsister Nkandu Luo during the UNZA Celebrations
Nkandu Luo

Professor Luo who is also Higher Education Minister has directed her lawyers to immediately appeal the decision of the Lusaka High Court that nullified her seat.
The Lusaka High Court Judge Edward Musona this morning overturned the election victory of Munali PF Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo.

Professor Luo has also directed that lawyers obtain a stay of execution to stay the decision of the Court.

Judge Musona cited electoral irregularities and rampant acts of violence as reason for nullification of the Munali seat.

Judge Musona nullified the election on grounds that the ECZ failed officials to properly handle the electoral process and did not provide the Gen 12 forms to 14 polling stations in the constituency.

Judge Musona ruled that Prof Luo had an undue advantage in the election because she was a serving Minister at the time of election and used public resources especially that the Constitutional Court had ruled Ministers pay back to the treasury the monies they had accrued during that period.

Professor Luo retained the seat after polling 38, 356 votes while UPND’s Doreen Mwamba came second with 24, 207 votes.

Professor Luo was declared winner by Munali Constituency Returning Officer, Emmanuel Makulila.

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      The drama is unprecedented

      How is she in the current Government? sureley there is some persons with something better to offer.

      Saying that she my aunty ooops –

      Thanks

      BB2014

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      Whatever the outcome in the SC the embarassment to this govt is huge. (Of course Ireen Mambilima, her auntie’s successor will uphold her election).
      The best Edward can do is to ask this woman to step aside as minister. She is distracted & will not perform well as minister.

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      Nkandu Luo make peace with Chief Court dribbler Lungu, then the is yours!

      It will be negotiated settlement in advance with a hungry Judges else forget it!

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      Cor.Ver.

      Nkandu Luo make peace with Chief Court dribbler Lungu, then the seat is yours!

      It will be negotiated settlement in advance with hungry Judges else forget it!

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      This hermaphrodite has been exposed so will that inept worm called Lungu be as time goes on.

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    You will lose again Nkandu Luo in Jesus name. Not with the violent that happened in Mtendere. Time for the truth to prevail now in Jesus name

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    Hokoyo, take cover mchaita zvekutamba mchafa. Kumba yedhu manje hakana professor! Ki ki ki ki ke ke ke,,ke,,kekeke,,keeee

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    Why didn’t the Con-court disqualify all the ministers just before the elections? Was there any violence caused by Nkandu Luo in Munali?

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      Dear Idyot, the Kangaroo Court did not have to rule on your question. The matter before the court was something else, whether it was legal for Ministers to continue after dissolution of Parliament.

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    Who misled the ministers to remain in office after dissolving parliament. Someone gave them a go ahead even when the constitution ssays otherwise. They were clapping.

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    Still celebrating ba up and down..? She has appealed coz the reasons given by the judge are no where connected to luo..! Ecz mistakes are not luo’s. All ministers campaigned legally before the constitutional court ruling and they did not continue as ministers after the ruling. Don’t celebrate yet ba under 5. Wait for the higher court ruling. Hope your Bantustan judge will not be embarrassed by the higher court. Good luck..!

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    We in Munali constituency MOST certainly deserve better whether you are PF or UPND. We surely could use a better representative that Dr. Nkandu Luwo. By the way, for your own information, the term Professor is for a university teacher and is conferred upon a person by a university while a Ph.D…well under normal circumstances you study to contribute some knowledge to a specific sphere and you get it and die with it, but professor? Ah ah mani!

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    I have read in some law that you cannot punish someone twice. The Concourt ruled that Ministers will pay back. Surely they cannot be punished twice.

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    THIS WAS EXPECTED. ANY SCENE PERSON SAW THE VIOLENCE THAT CHARACTERIZED MUNALI CONSTITUENCY ESPECIALLY MTENDERE COMPOUND WHICH LITERALLY BECAME A NO ZONE AREA FOR THE OPPOSITION. MY ADVISE TO NKANDU LUO IS, PLS HUNG UP YOUR GLOVES MADAM, HAVEN’T U HAD ENOUGH? A GOOD ACTOR LEAVES THE STAGE WHILE THE AUDIENCE IS STILL CLAPPING. I FOR WILL ALWAYS RESPECT U FOR THE CONTRIBUTION U HAVE MADE TO THIS GREAT NATION.

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    This Judge Musona has set a precedent. Good or bad doesn’t matter. In his ruling he cites that Luo had an unfair advantage since she was a serving Minister at the time of elections. This means that all those Ministers who ‘won’ the elections and were serving Minister should also lose their seats. Wapya Munzi.

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      It also means ECL as serving president had unfair advantage. We all saw him flying left right ,centre of Zambia using Government resources. Meanwhile he was blocking UPND chopper to land. He even sent people to stone our chopper. He blocked us from accessing the press, especially ZNBC . Dr Chishimba Kambwili is our witness. All MPs who were “elected ” and abused state resources to their advantage should actually resign.

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      THIS NOW SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE PF IN GOVERNMENT. IF THIS WAS DONE NATIONWIDE – THEM A LARGE NUMBER OF MPs AND MINISTERS ARE IN GOVERNMENT BY MISTAKE – LUNGU IS ALSO IN GOVERNMENT BY RIGGED ELECTIONS, UNFAIR AND HAD AN ADDED ADVANTAGE WITH ACCESS TO NATIONAL PRESS AND MEDIA.

      LUNGU SHOULD STAND DOWN

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    Stop involving the name of Jesus in this nonsense, God isn’t involved here. Who are you by the way? Not a Christian of course cos if you were, you would dare not mention The Holy Name of Jesus is this matter. Stop the rot and keep Christianity sacraments away from your politics.

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    Edward also refused to handle over instrument of power to the speaker during petition,so he hand advantage over the Cockroach courts.

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    Judge Musona has stood out among the judges. He’s actually challenged the executive itself (whether his judgement is right is another matter). How I wish we had just 3 more zambians like him.
    A classic case of separation of powers & independence of the judiciary.

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    Three quarters of pf mps lost to upnd and also the head lost to HH, wait for and see the juju is diminishing.

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    She’ll win the case. That Musona misdirected himself by reciting the ministerial position and violence. I don’t how other ministers lost to nonentities.

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    THE LEARNED JUDGE LOOKED AT THE 14 149 VOTES DIFFERENCE & CONCLUDED THAT THE PROFESSOR & HER SUPPORTERS IN COLLUSION WITH SOME ECZ OFFICIALS PREVENTED THE OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE TOTALING CENTER SO THEY COULD CHANGE THE FIGURES ON THE FAMOUS FORM G12.THE PROFESSOR HAS A LOST CAUSE & MUST PREPARE TO VACATE.

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    If it is violence then all constituencies in southern will be nullified. In Zambia judgement is now determined by the region and a political party

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    We still have few judges who have spine. Today’s judicial system is beyond redemption.
    Judge Musona uses his qualifications and ability to understand the nature of the problem.

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    Government you remind me of those of our privileged friends when whose parents bought them leather footballs. Our colleagues would be good to play as long as they were leading. The moment the opponent team scored and led, the game was over and the owner would say, ‘ Am taking my ball’. When one party used the name of God and clergy to attract unsuspecting masses, it was well to use the name of God. Now that others have used the name of Jesus, it is abuse of the Name!!…Wow..this world.

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    @Government, you remind me of those of our privileged friends whose parents bought them leather footballs when we were young. Our colleagues would be good to play as long as they were leading. The moment the opponent team scored and led, the game was over and the owner would say, ‘ Am taking my ball’. When one party used the name of God and clergy to attract unsuspecting masses, it was well to use the name of God. Now that others have used the name of Jesus, it is abuse of the Name!!…Wow..this world.

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    Lungu has destroyed this country called Zambia. He is controlling the Judiciary, ECZ, Police, Media, ACC Defence etc. Why can’t he let these organisations to run independently? It seems he has no work to do as a President hence controlling everything and Traveling all the time. The all elections for this year was a Sham.

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    Justice has prevailed.Those people used government resources to campaign.And this is because their boss allowed them to do so by letting them remain in office during the official campaign period.I can’t wait for at least 10 more PF seats to be nullified.

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      We re expectn more seats to be nullified especially seats won by de sitting ministers n pf mps bakabolala mwalamwenako god sees in heaven here we go

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    If the law says no one is above the law then the one authorised these ministers to star in office should be taken court l

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    While Madam Luo has a right to appeal what are her grounds of appeal to Concourt? Concourt made the judgment of Ministers staying in office illegally. So Madam Luo cannot dispute that she used state resources to campaign. In all Lusaka Urban constituencies Gen12 forms were not provided by ECZ . Just on these two accounts it will be difficult to reverse the verdict on appeal. Presidential election results are doubtful for the same reasons given by Justice Musona. All former Ministers in Lusaka Urban will suffer the same fate if our judges are professional and consistent. Prof Luo has made a bad precedence for all MPs and former Ministers who used state resources for their campaigns.

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    WHILE WE COMMEND JUDGE MUSONA’S PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, ITS PERCEIVED THAT THE RULING WON’T BE UPHELD BY THE SUPREME COURT SIMPLY BECAUSE THE CORRUPT CHIEF JUSTICE MAMBILIMA IS NKANDU LUO’S AUNT.. PERIOD

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