By Ireen Mulenga
The Patriotic Front has refuted allegations from Paul Moonga that some judges of the Constitutional Court are colluding with some opposition lawyers in a bribery scheme to disqualify President Edgar Lungu from contesting in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said the issue of President Lungu’s eligibility was conclusively dealt with by the Constitutional Court of Zambia.
Mr Mwila said the Constitutional Court ruled that President Lungu is eligible to contest in the 2021 elections.
He said as PF party they believe in the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers.
Mr Mwila said that it has been demonstrated by the past actions and have been consistent when it comes to complying with the decisions of the courts.
He said they have complied with the court judgment to ensure that all former Ministers who served after the dissolution of Parliament pay back the money in accordance with the judgment of the Constitutional Court.
“We are not like other political party leaders who disparage the judiciary whenever a judgment goes against them. They are on record, trying to mislead the public that President Edgar Lungu is not eligible to contest in the 2021 elections when the Constitutional Court already ruled on the matter. The decision of the Constitutional Court is final and it cannot be challenged in any Court in Zambia. “he said.
Mr Mwila has instructed the members of the party to desist from issuing any statements against the judiciary.
He said the party will take disciplinary action against anyone who will defy the order.