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ECZ acted within the law by rejecting Lusambo and Malanji nominations-Attorney General

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Attorney General Mulilo Kabesha says the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) acted within the law by rejecting the nominations of former Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo and his kwacha counterpart Joseph Malanji because they are not qualified.

Mr. Kabesha has advised those that are not clear about the law regarding the eligibility of a candidate in the electoral process, to go to court and seek for interpretation of the applicable clauses.

The attorney general is subsequently urging the two that were disqualified from filing in their nominations in the upcoming kwacha and kabushi parliamentary by-elections not to relent but look for alternative ways to contribute to national development.

And New Heritage Party President Chishala Kateka says the patriotic front should have had alternative candidates for both the kabushi and kwacha constituency by-elections which would have allowed them to field candidates in the two areas.

Ms. Kateka tells Phoenix News that the failure by the party to successfully file in nominations for its two candidates, Mr. Lusambo and Mr. Malanji is unfortunate.

Meanwhile, various political parties that successfully filed in their nominations for next month September 15th, 2022 parliamentary by-election have begun making promises and committing themselves to work for the people.

United Prosperous And Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) candidate Shadreck Mumba will tap into his president, Charles Chanda’s promise to adopt the 17 community schools in the constituency, create a parallel Constituency Development Fund –CDF- program, hand over 1 of his 6 emerald mines in Lufwanyama to the youths and hand over a 5 acres farm to Copperbelt University -CBU- students to supplement their feeding and create them wealth.

Former Copperbelt University Students Union –COBUSU- President Lawrence Kasonde is vying for the Kwacha seat as an independent candidate and has hinted that its time for Kwacha Constituency to have a youthful member of parliament that will bring fresh ideas to the table.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is Fielding Ashan Jayawardene who has promised to fight poverty through agriculture and women empowerment and further, infrastructure development including maternity wings at health facilities.
The Ruling United Party for National Development –UPND- has declared that it will increase the productivity of the youth population through agriculture and Charles Mulenga, the aspiring candidate, has promised to use the enhanced Constituency Development Fund –CDF- to solve various challenges in the area.
And Leadership Movement –LM-, candidate Professor Oliver Silumbe has vowed to create jobs through innovation and to ensure enhanced agriculture production.

19 COMMENTS

  1. court declared criminals should not be allowed to stand in a christian nation. well done it is foolish to be led by proved corrupt criminalls

  2. I thought Attorney General Mulilo Kabesha duty is to take care of Zambia Government interests and not UPND interests.

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    • ECZ is Zambian government interests. They are the ones who rejected the nomination and they are ones to be sued if any

  3. United Prosperous And Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) candidate Shadreck Mumba will tap into his president, Charles Chanda’s promise to adopt the 17 community schools in the constituency, create a parallel Constituency Development Fund –CDF- program, hand over 1 of his 6 emerald mines in Lufwanyama to the youths and hand over a 5 acres farm to Copperbelt University -CBU- students to supplement their feeding and create them wealth.
    SURELY, HE CAN DO ALL THIS WITHOUT BEING AN MP. This is corruption.

  4. The law is very clear, it’s even double jeopardy for that Angolan national called Malanji because neither does he not have a Grade 12 certificate but he also caused the nullification of an election. They can take it to the constitutional court and lose! I was incidentally ready about Emmanuel Tombolilo Mwamba eulogizing Nobby Simbeye, that army deserter. The day Captain Solo’s rag tags came knocking, Simbeye jumped a 20metres fence and legged off so hard to Mtendere to hide. It was his deputy General Mumbi who put down that coup but Tombolilo Mwamba wants to hip all the praise of a mutinous coward just because they’re all Northerners, Mwamba’s tribalism stinks.

  5. Attorney General must articulate his views on the law in cabinet, in government and in courts, and not to the public. Is he also government spokesperson? I believe he is right on this one, but he is not a spokesperson

  6. Thanks for the article, though I am least concerned whether the duo will stand or not, poverty in Kabushi and Kwacha is extremely high, even having an MP called bonanza, there is really nothing on the ground. Donations to the community are neither empowerment nor development ,empowerment means things like creating jobs which are distinctingly missing from these constituencies. Not sure why PF are crying for their non performers to stand, the UPND in may change things on the ground for the better because of CDF, atleast traceable money not the ones the chaps were dangling with questionable sources

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  7. Crazy cadre.let the court interprete.Why rushing if there is nothing fishy?Respect the courts bwana. You’re destroying the country and if violence happens it’s people like you.

  8. Yes , the ECZ acted within the law and i hope all public institution should always act within the law.and not in corrupt as it was winessed in the pf regime. I am also happy that the police are now operating in a professional way and not in the way they were corruptly and directed to open fire on unarmed and peaciful opponents. Imagine what would happened under pf and kabushi consituencies. under pf. Job well done police officers and keep it up. Sanity is now being restored . God bless HH and all in zambia

  9. Yes , the ECZ acted within the law and i hope all public institution should always act within the law.and not in corrupt as it was winessed in the pf regime. I am also happy that the police are now operating in a professional way and not in the way they were corruptly and directed to open fire on unarmed and peaciful opponents. Imagine what would happened under pf and kabushi consituencies. under pf. Job well done police officers and keep it up. Sanity is now being restored . God bless HH and all in zambiaYes , the ECZ acted within the law and i hope all public institution should always act within the law.and not in corrupt as it was winessed in the pf regime. I am also happy that the police are now operating in a professional way and not in the way they were corruptly and directed to…

  10. On kabushi bowman caused the by election by not following the electoral code of conduct so ECZ was right on that but for kwacha ECZ was wrong as all it required was for bonanza to produce a grade 12 certificate.

  11. Who is this bonza?Is he the one “IICHIBANDA “Who was milking miners out of their hard earned salaries in mufulira and kitwe and taking their properties if they dont pay him ? If it is him then ask him to produce grade 12 certificate? He was just akaponya squeezing miners out of their wages using “KALOBA MONEY “.What a shame?

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