Attorney General Kabesha backs disqualification of PF candidates

 Attorney General Kabesha backs disqualification of PF candidates

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA

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.

General Kabesha has since 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.

He also urged the Mr Malanji and Mr Lusambo not to relent but look for alternative ways to contribute to national development.

And New Heritage Party President Chishala Kateka said 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.

Meanwhile, the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) Former Copperbelt University Students Union President Lawrence Kasonde vying for the Kwacha seat as independent candidate, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Leadership Movement and the Ruling United Party for National Development successfully filed in for by election slated for September, 15th , 2022.

Attorney General Kabesha backs disqualification of PF candidates