Sangwa sues Attorney General, ECZ over presidential eligibility

 Sangwa sues Attorney General, ECZ over presidential eligibility

Constitutional lawyer John Sangwa SC speaks when he featured on ‘Frank on Hot’ radio program on Hot FM on January 28, 2020 – Picture by Tenson Mkhala

BY CHARLES TEMBO
Lusaka Lawyer John Sangwa has raised a preliminary petition to compel the Electoral Commission of Zambia to amend the new form of affidavit sworn by Presidential candidates.

Mr Sangwa has argued that the new version of Affidavit for Presidential Candidates and the Running Mate has omitted or neglected to include the mandatory requirement of Article 106(3) which compels respondents to swear that; “I have not twice held office as President.”

He has called on the Constitutional Court to compel the ECZ to reinstate this provision as it was a constitutional requirement for the eligibility of presidential candidates to contest in the election.

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