By KETRA KALUNGA and SIMON MUNTEMBA
JOHN Sangwa and his cronies who have been scheming to stop President Edgar Lungu from contesting the 2021 elections must now move on since the Constitutional Court has settled the matter of eligibility, stakeholders have said.
The stakeholders said the decision of the Constitutional Court on the eligibility of President Lungu should be respected.
Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) president, Wright Musoma said Mr Sangwa must now move on and stop plotting to bring down President Lungu.
Mr Musoma also demanded that President Lungu strips Mr Sangwa of his State Counsel status for embarrassing the legal fraternity by misleading the nation on President Lungu’s eligibility.
“We hope that this judgement will enable Sangwa, KBF and others to move on,” he said.
And UPND Solwezi West Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso observed that Mr Sangwa, only wanted the ConCourt to interpret the eligibility of President Lungu in a manner that would fits his agenda.
He said in an interview that if Mr Sangwa does not understand the court’s interpretation on the matter, he should not expect the court to interpret the law in a way that suits him.
Meanwhile, PF Chasefu aspiring candidate Chanoda Ngwira has said Mr Sangwa should search his conscience and stop wasting the court’s time over a matter that is water under the bridge.
Mr Ngwira, who gave Mr Sangwa 48 hours to withdraw what described as “a baseless petition,” warned that the PF youths would be forced to also ask the court to cite him for contempt.
“We ask Mr Sangwa to search his conscience within 48 hours and do the right thing by withdrawing that baseless petition he has filed in the Constitution Court or else, we may be forced to also practice our freedoms and rights to cite him for contempt,” Mr Ngwira warned.
And Zambian DNA spokesperson, Spuki Mulemwa said Mr Sangwa was abusing of the judicial system.
“These are futile attempts by the opposition who are dead afraid of facing ECL on August 12 polls as this will be the final and closing call for he who has been losing elections time without number.
“Mr Sangwa has lost every political case and petition he took to court on behalf of the opposition who equally have lost every election from 2001 to date,” Mr Mulemwa said.