Con­Court rul­ing déjà vu - UPND

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THE UPND says the Con­sti­tu­tional Court rul­ing in favour of Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu’s el­i­gi­bil­ity to con­test the 2021elec­tions was ex­pected.

UPND sec­re­tary gen­eral Stephen Katuka said his sen­ti­ments were based on the Lusaka Cen­tral and Mu­nali court rul­ings which led to the re­tain­ing of Par­lia­men­tary seats by Mar­garet Mwanakatwe and Pro­fes­sor Nkandu Luo.

In an in­ter­view with the Daily Na­tion yes­ter­day, Mr Katuka said he could not com­ment much as he had travelled out of town and that he was not present be­fore the Con­sti­tu­tion Court when it made its rul­ing.

He said that the prece­dence had been set fol­low­ing the rul­ing by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court on Ms Mwanakatwe and Pro­fes­sor Luo’s cases.

“We ex­pected that so it’s not a sur­prise look­ing at the out­come in the Mu­nali and Lusaka Cen­tral con­tention,” he said.

And UPND pres­i­dent Hakainde Hichilema said us­ing col­lec­tive skills the op­po­si­tion party was ex­am­in­ing the de­ci­sion made by the court.

Mr Hichilema said the party would in­form the na­tion in due course a de­tailed re­sponse.

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