UPND Mazabuka Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo says party presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema won last Thursday’s general election and that they will prove it in court.
In a statement yesterday Mr Nkombo said that the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the Patriotic Front (PF) party had allegedly colluded to steal the UPND victory through the use of returning officers.
He appealed to all returning officers with information to come out as the opposition party would protect them from any intimidation or harassment.
“PF and ECZ colluded to steal the UPND victory through the use of returning officers. All returning officers with information with evidence should come forward and we will protect them,” he said.
Mr Nkombo said that the UPND had polled more votes than what was tabulated by the ECZ for Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces and that they would prove this once they filed their petition in the Constitutional Court.
He said that President-elect and PF candidate Edgar Lungu’s victory was short-lived as he would be proved wrong through the law and that Mr Lungu would not be sworn in as no Chief Justice would oblige stating that it would be to breaking the law.
“UPND polled more votes than what the ECZ decided to tabulate for Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces. No Chief Justice can join him in breaking the law by swearing him against what the law says,” he said.
Mr Nkombo rubbished media reports alleging that he had called for leadership change in the UPND stating that it was false as the party had strong leadership affirming that he would join other party supporters to petition against the re-election of President Lungu.