Antonio Mwanza

*PF DEPUTY MEDIA DIRECTOR ANTONIO MWANZA WRITES: WHAT DOES HOLDING OFFICE TWICE MEAN?*

The Constitutional Court in the Case of Danny Pule et al already RULED and DEFINED what the term, “HOLD OFFICE” means.

The Constitutional Court ruled that holding office is tied to serving a term of office. If you have served a full term then you have held office and if you have not served a full term, that is, a period less than three years, then you have NOT held office.

For removal of doubt go to page 78 of the judgment of the Constitutional Court and READ:

“Under the current Constitutional regime, however, the holding of office as President is attached to the term of office as defin d in Article 106 (1) and (6) read together. While Article 106 (1) prlvides that the Presidential term of office is 5 years, Article 106 (6/) defines what constitutes a full term. Any period of 3 years and above is a full term. A
period less than 3 years is not a full term.” End of quote.

SANGWA and his party and their sponsors have realised that their preferred candidate cannot beat President Edgar Lungu so they are using the issue of eligibility as a political tool to try to hoodwink the Zambian people that President Edgar Lungu is seeking a third term when in fact NOT.

They are desperately trying so hard to push for a political revolt against ECL, unfortunately ECL is unstoppable, ALEBWELELAPO PAMUPANDO.

Sangwa is eating zamahala over this dead issue.

6 COMMENTS

  1. ANTONIO MWANZA HAS NO WISDOM. JUST ASK KBF TO COME AND STAND AS PF PRESIDENT OR ELSE YOU ARE ALLEGALY LEADING ZAMBIA BECAUSE LUNGU HAD BEEN VOTED TWICE AND BEEN SWORN IN TWICE AND HAS CLOSED PARLIAMENT TWICE AND HAS GOTTEN HIS GRADUITY TWICE AND HAS HAS HAD APPOINTED THE IG, PS, ETC TWICE AND HAS HAD TWICE….EIH THE LIST IS LONG.
    YOUR PRESIDENT OLD WOMAN NAWAKWI HAS BEEN PUT TO REST BY THE MAZUBA FAMILY OVER KALOMO FARM FOR HH.
    SHE HAS NO SHAME TO TALK ABOUT A FARM WHERE SHE WAS NOT BORN.

    • If you are not a Constitutional Lawyer, please shut the hell up!
      Lekeni abasambilila only balande!
      You PF chaps are big cheats!
      You have been caught in your own Cobwebs of lies.
      ECZ has NO Mandate to change the Constitution! What has been done is criminal and mischievous meddling with the Constitution and those behind this crime must be brought to book!
      No wonder you really wanted Bill 10.
      This was the motive!

  2. Can u perform the functions of the office of president without holding office? If u’re not holding office, wht are u doing in the office of president of Zambia? U can hold office even for a single day.

  3. It is difficult to be convinced that some people actually had a mother!, because that is where we get most of our values.

  4. Irrespective of the interpretation of held office, the affidavit form has to conform with article 106(3) to vet out those that have twice held Presidential office. The argument of held office can later be conclusively dealt with in petition using article 52 after nominations. In any case, why be jittery if you are on firm legal grounds ?

  5. Look at the Affidavit again Antonyo!
    It says “Elected Twice!”
    The question is has he not been elected president twice?
    That’s how students fail exams. Instead of answering the examiner’s question, they answer their own questions.
    Third term, there’s no!

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