Petition puts nation in limbo -Nawakwi


The country is in a dangerous situation as most activities have stalled following the petition filed against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu in the Constitutional court Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi has said.

Ms. Nawakwi charged that Zambia was in an awkward situation of not having government 20 days after the general elections.

She said Zambians were worried as they were uncertain as to where the country was headed to.

“It is exactly 20 days since our people voted in the last general elections and the referendum, but to this date we have neither a parliament nor the executive wing of the state. Zambians are in a dangerous situation” she said.

“In absence of pivotal wings of the government, we have a huge vacuum in our country right now. Everything in our land is on stand-by; our people are worried and uncertain about what tomorrow has for them. You can feel their fear at the market and bus stops, there is completely no one to run to, there is no direction.

She blamed the situation on the Electoral Commission of Zambia which, she said, had allowed too many shortcomings that now imperilled the entire exercise.

She said that the problems were not limited to the UPND alone but to all parties that participated in the election as were equally affected.

She has since demanded that the entire ECZ leadership be disbanded immediately to pave way for fresh people who could be trusted by the majority Zambians.

Meanwhile, Ms. Nawakwi said she was disheartened by incidences of political violence in the country.

She called on political leaders  to stop the blame game and stop violence from spreading further.

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