THIRD Term twakana, says Chikondi Foundation president John Mambo.

The former Church of God overseer said according to the current Constitution that President Edgar Lungu signed in 2016, he does not qualify to stand in the 2021 presidential election because he has held the bible twice.

Bishop Mambo told The Mast that President Lungu stood before God and swore twice as Republican President.

He said the Constitutional Court should not be used as a rubber stamp but instead help the country move forward.

“We will be very disappointed as Zambians if the Constitutional Court is going to be used as a rubber stamp. This is a matter of moving the country forward. According to what we learn in the current Constitution, President Lungu does not qualify to stand because he has held the bible twice as Republican President. Whether it was one month or two months in office, you do not need to hold a PhD in law to understand that [you have held office],” Bishop Mambo said. “So what we need to see is lawyers behaving like lawyers in the SADC and Commonwealth region, worldwide because Zambia we have become a laughing stock. When you go to court you already know the outcome.”

He said if President Lungu insists on having a third term, Zambians would humble him in the ballot box.

“The best way to stop President Lungu’s third term bid is people power, because people’s power you cannot underrate it. They [PF] can employ all means but people power will work against them. Once Zambians make up their mind, don’t be cheated, they will humble you. It is the people who are going to humble President Lungu and this time around…” he said. “That is why I am saying men and women in uniform should remain professional. They should stop any nonsense that we see of cadres coming in the streets and harassing people. Let the will of the people carry the day. So when you talk about running for the third term, twakana (we refuse).”

Bishop Mambo said if the Electoral Commission of Zambia and the courts disregard the Constitution, they would be destroying the country.

He said a constitution should not be changed to suit certain individuals.

“Bill 10 has fallen and it is a warning sign written in black and white that if the ruling party is not going to behave, the legacy that they will leave behind…A lot of money was spent to sign the current Constitution at the [National Heroes] Stadium and the President danced that ‘I can even sign it with my eyes closed’. I mean, what has changed now? What was so special about Bill 10 where a lot of money has been exchanged? No, a constitution must be respected,” said Bishop Mambo.

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  1. We also refuse the title of President General which is an assault on our Democracy! For those who didn’t know the sinister motive behind the evil Bill 10, it was to usher in the One Party Dictatorship like the one in China!
    2021 may turn out to be a terrible year for the Lawless and conceited PGs! Trump has already been shown the door. If he thinks he can continue holding on to office, the Navy Seals will remove him and lock him up for high treason!
    Jerry Rawlings are never in short supply!

  2. Barack Obama the 44th US president observes..”Presidents are temporary occupants of the office by design. And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments….. My advice to President Trump is if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing…. It’s a temporary job. We’re not above the rules. We’re not above the law. That’s the essence of our democracy.” The year is 2020, Obama’s testimony and advice shortly after the US presidential election is universal for all who believe in and treasure democratic governance and Zambia’s own Edgar Chagwa Lungu needs to embrace it!

  3. WHEN I LOOK AT THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY PF IN THIS COUNTRY, MY MAIN QUESTION WHEN I SEE THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO COME BACK AFTER AUG 2021 IS, “WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT TO COME AND DESTROY WHICH THEY HAVE NOT DESTROYED YET”, WHAT IS IT THEY WANT TO TOTALLY FINISH OF MWEBANTU (YOU PEOPLE). AND SURPRISING ENOUGH THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH “BRAINS” TRYING TO CAMPAIGN FOR THESE SAME PEOPLE SURE.

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