Lusaka Lawyer, Tutwa Ngulube has urged the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) to withdraw its participation from the Presidential eligibility case. Mr. Ngulube said that LAZ is not a political party to be taking part in cases involving political organisations and that LAZ did not consult its members before joining the case.
Mr. Ngulube who is also Kabwe Central Member of parliament has told ZNBC News that it is wrong for LAZ to be incurring legal costs on cases that the membership did not approve.
And another Lusaka lawyer, Hobday Kabwe also said that the LAZ executive may need to rethink its decision to join the Presidential eligibility case that is before the constitutional court following the removal of the Linda Kasonde Executive which made the decision for LAZ to join the case.
Mr Kabwe said that the Association cannot be joined to a case without getting a fresh mandate from the membership adding that he did not expect the new executive to hold on to some decisions that were made by the previous executive.
Some members of LAZ have expressed concern over the Association’s decision to join the case.
This is a matter in which four opposition political party leaders have insisted that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 elections because he did not serve a full term after being elected in 2015.