President Edgar Lungu chatting with Gabonese President Ali Bongo during the inauguration ceremony of Ghana President Nana Addo Akurfo at Black Star Stadium in Ghana yesterday Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA
President Edgar Lungu chatting with Gabonese President Ali Bongo during the inauguration ceremony of Ghana President Nana Addo Akurfo at Black Star Stadium in Ghana yesterday Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA
NDOLA Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga has stated that according to the constitution President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2012 general elections.

Mr Mulenga said according to Act 106 clause 6 A and B clearly stated that a President shall be in office for a term adding that the one year six months he took over from late President Michael Sata did not translate into a full term.

He said it was easy for politicians to ride on ignorance of people not understanding the constitution hence taking it upon himself to explain and translate it to his constituents.

“President Lungu was in office for one year six months and it does not qualify to be a term.So his term is the one he has started. If he goes for elections in 2021 it will be a second term. I took an oath when I was voted into office that I will defend the constitution and state what the constitution says,” he said.

Meanwhile Patriotic Front (PF) Kabushi constituency leadership and members have endorsed President Edgar Lungu as the sole candidate for the 2021 general elections.

The party members who took a solidarity walk on Saturday morning from Milemu Secondary school to Musa Kasonka stadium chanting solidarity slogans have resolved to rally behind President Lungu.

Constituency Chairperson Wilbroad Chileshe said President Lungu had shown leadership by taking development even in places he was not voted for in last year’s elections.

Mr Chileshe said it was for this reason that the entire membership in the constituency had resolved to support the candidature of President Lungu.

He said it is only fair that the party gives him a second tenure as he had shown that he was a man with a vision for the country and called on party members in other constituencies to emulate Kabushi.

And constituency youth chairperson Fabian Mwanza said a number of members had began to position themselves which prompted the youths to come out and endorse President Lungu to avoid confusion as the party already had a capable leader.

Mr Mwanza said the youths grateful to President Lungu for appointing youths in various key Government positions.

He called on party members positioning themselves for the top position to embrace the current leadership as the party was not in dilemma.

“Come 2021 I want to assure President Lungu that we will rally behind him as a constituency. Those positioning themselves should keep quiet because leadership comes from God,”he said.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. These are pf members so we don’t expect anything different from them. Is this news?? Mushotas Lusaka times yasila. You dogs have been reduced to mere pf cadres. Lilungu this lung that. Last time a president in Zambia was constantly reported he ended up dying. We know they want us to think that lungu is a proactive man and yet I have sources at state house telling me with proof that he is on heavy medication

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    • This is s t u p i d i ty.
      ‘Those positioning themselves should keep quiet because leadership comes from God.’he said.
      Did Lungu keep quiet when Sata died?

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    • PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA DONT LET YOUR RIGHTS BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED. YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO STAND UP AND RESIST CERTAIN THINGS. LOOK AT CONGO THE PEOPLE SAID NO!NO! NO! TO KABILA TRYING TO FORCE HIMSELF ON THE COUNTRY. IN MALAWI THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE MAIZE SCANDAL AND THE MINISTER IS SUSPENDED WHILE THEY DO IT. MANJE ZAMBIA WE ARE NDWEEE WHILE PEOPLE EAT MASUKU FROM OUR BASKET!
      ZAMBIANS ITS TIME WE LEARN TO RESIST BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED.
      STAND UP FOR OURSELVES AND DEMAND BETTER.
      LUNGU DOES NOT QUALIFY TO RUN!!!!
      THATS OVER FINNISH!!!!!!!!

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    • It is sad to hear about people talking about 2021 when the man is only 4 months in office, others are even endorsing him already. Shame! In this case I will choose to subjective other than being objective. “Indeed power is sweet” ( the words of Kafupi)

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  2. A country of fulls, Just after an election they are looking to 2021 when poverty is all over the place and a country looks like it has been through a war yet all you can talk about is who is going to stand in 2021.
    Surely there are batter thing to talk about if anything EL is not even a president to talk about he is the worst thing that has happened to Zambia, Look at all supporting him, boot l………

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  3. pronouncements in Zambia depend on which party you belong to. The pronouncements are also used to attract the attention of the appointing authority for somebody to retain his job or if not yet given a job to appoint you to some position. No objectivity whatsoever like this pronouncement from this lost MP for Ndola whose constituents have one meal day. Instead balandeko ifya buyantashi, he is talking rubbish. What a finished country.

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  4. What qualifications does this Ndola central MP have to leature us about the Constituation when he is just a grade twelve failure? Please just keep quiet on matters that you can not understand Mulenga and your fellow dull *****s in PF you are just exposing yourself to luck of knowledge go and do some night school.

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    • Spot on! I have just been wondering where this grade 12 failure got the clauses he was quoting because he doesn’t posses any kind of intellect.

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  5. What parties do in more progressive countries, the Chairman will issue a statement banning any talk about the next election until at least 24 months before such an election is due. This is to allow government functioneries to get on with their jobs uninterrupted by such divisive talk. But not here. In this country, the ruling arty seems to be in a constant campaign mood. I will not be surpised if we start seeing PF branded t-shirts, caps etc captioned ‘ Lungu for 2021’ any time this year.

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  6. The general view held by most independent Zambia is that the current president of Zambia is not eligible to stand in 2021. In case he goes ahead and stand most people will vote against him (A protest vote). He will end up loosing the election. The best thing the president should do is to avoid standing in 2021. Most people do not want to hear THIRD TERM. The memories from Chilubas attempt are very fresh. Definitely the opposition will capitalize on this one and use it in their campaign ( THIRD TERM).

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    • u right my bro am one of them who is not going to vote for PF if at all the field ECL in 2021 and those PF Mps who are commenting on this issue let them jst shut and go to sleep rather than confuse pipo with rotten thinking.

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    • Then why are you worried? Is it your fault if he loses when the Constitution allows him to stand? We are talking about a legal issue here not what you think.

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  7. Elias Chipimo Jr explanation is lucid to the point and unassailable. It is evident though that some Zambians do not understand/misunderstand our constitution and its clauses. The advice in advanced democracies is to seek legal advice than displaying and posturing with ignorance to the public through blogging as evidenced @Terrible.

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  8. Instead of improving the wealther of people ,their busy talking about 2021.can this seem to be the good leader of the country? Faillar leaders

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  9. The Law is clear. Even a Toddler knows that ECL is eligible to stand in 2021. Stop wasting time on this issue.

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  10. Talking about Lungu’s third term, what does the UPND’s constitution say about HH’s 6th stand as Presidential in 2021? So before you condemn PF first clean you house you fools.

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  11. Lets talk about issues that affect the nation, the cost of livivng is high, there are army worms everywhere, etc. Stop the eligibility of Lungu. 2021 is far from today. Discuss issues at hand.Are you fighting for favours? Performance is what makes someone be voted into power, if rigging/malpractice is not there.

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  12. read article 106, clause 6 a&b of our constitution, u will find the answer to your question. it’s shameful & shocking to read some of the comments. it simply explains our poor reading culture. Lungu is constitutionally eligible to stand in 2021!!!! there is nothing nothing u can do about it.

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