Democracy has triumphed-State


DEMOCRACY has finally prevailed in Zambia with the dismissal of the UPND petition which was seeking the nullification of President Edgar Lungu, Attorney General Likando Kalaluka has said.

Mr Kalaluka said the decision to dismiss the UPND petition was reached by the majority of the Constitutional Court judges because the court did not have any discretion on the 14 days limit enshrined in the Constitution.

Mr Kalaluka said the State was happy that the rule of law had prevailed and that democracy had been respected.

And PF lawyer and Kabwe Central parliamentarian Tutwa Ngulube has described the Constitutional Court judgment which threw out the UPND petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu as a landmark decision. Mr Ngulube said the decision to dismiss the petition which was filed by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) had settled people’s emotions and anxieties.

Mr Ngulube further said it was shocking that that the court which had no powers to make laws adopted a legislative role by extending the constitutional 14 days limit.

Mike Mposha said it was now time for President Lungu to work extra hard and achieve his goals in the next five years and fulfill what he had promised to the Zambian people.

Mr Mposha, however, urged Mr Hichilema to accept and respect the Constitutional Court’s ruling because in every race there could be only one winner.

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