By Staff Reporter
IT SEEMS the ‘ declaring of Hakainde Hichilema as duly elected Republican President’ has hit another drawback, the case has been adjourned to April in order for Attorney General Likando Kalaluka to ‘respond’ to the application of the UPND for Judge Mwila Chitabo to rescue himself from the case.
On Tuesday, Hakainde Hichilema and his vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba filled in a motion with the courts for High Court Judge Mwila Chitabo to rescue himself from handling their petition case on ground that he was a pro-PF stooge.
The UPND and it’s supporters have been longing for their petition case to be heard by courts with a belief that if this happened, the declaration of Lungu as winner of the 2016 elections by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) would be reversed and Hakainde would become the new Republican President.
The Commonwealth Secretariat representatives as well as other international organizations have been called upon to be present in the Court to observe the way the Zambian Judiciary is dispensing it’s Justice – the opposition has on countless times cried foul, that the PF government has connived with some judges in Judiciary to disadvantage it when it comes to Justice.
UPND believe, the disposing off, of their case on a 14 days technicality was a political calculation which disadvantaged them.
The opposition cites a number of Electoral flaws and frauds as done by the Patriotic Front party, such as the use of government monies by ministers to campaign when Parliament , from which Ministers are constituted on , was dissolved.
UPND also alleges a number of votes belonging to it’s leader Hakainde Hichilema were deducted such as the Kanyama incident were Maureen Mwanawasa found a lot of votes for HH in a bin.
Another issue is when the ECZ announced Edgar Lungu winning the Lundazi votes against HH more than the actual number of registered voters on the register.
Again, a Ugandan national was found in the ECZ saver room with the authority of Esau Chulu and Priscilla Issacs, apparently,to manipulate figures to favour PF against UPND.
The UPND consider PF an illegal government.