The Young African Leaders Initiative is concerned with the incessant attacks being showered at the Constitutional Court a few days preceding a crucial judgement regarding the 2021 eligibility case of President Edgar Lungu on 7th December, 2018.
YALI President Andrew Ntewewe said his Organisation has noted with great disappointment sentiments attributed to supposedly imminent people who have even reached the point of demanding the abolishment of the Constitutional Court.
“YALI wishes to be very clear and put on record that we find such utterances very shameful and unacceptable. We once again want to recapitulate, that as a democracy institution, we strongly believe in our institutions of governance”, Mr. Ntewewe has said.
He reminded citizens that all Zambians have a responsibility to protect the integrity and sanctity of the judiciary.
“Judicial independence is a very important pillar in a democratic society. This is because as a foundation for democracy, it is the source of perennial vitality and the beacon of hope for the nourishment and growth of democracy”, He added.
He has since called on all parties in the eligibility case, to exercise maximum restraint, maturity and sobriety further reminding them that they went to court because they believed in the first place in no uncertain terms that the court is a fountain of justice.
Mr. Ntewewe said whatever, the outcome, the Court must be respected, knowing that only one party can be a victor.
He has warned that if the incessant attacks continue even after the judgement, YALI will not hesitate to be the ones that complain to the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to institute contempt proceedings.