Electoral Commission, all candidates sued over 2016 Elections


Two Zambians have sought a court order to stop the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ from conducting the 2016 Presidential Elections.

Richard Mumba and Wright Musoma have argued that President Edgar Lungu should serve a full term of five years before another Presidential election.


Mr Mumba of Chibombo District and Mr Musoma of Lusaka says that article 35 Sub-article one of the Zambian Constitution states that every President shall hold office for a period of five years.

The two have argued that President Lungu’s tenure will expire on 20th January 2020.


This is contained in a petition filed in the Lusaka High Court.

Mr Mumba and Mr Musoma want the court to determine whether or not President LUNGU has been discriminated by article 35 sub-articles one and four.

The two have sued the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ as the first respondent and the Attorney General as the second respondent.


Mr Mumba and Mr Musoma have also sued President Lungu as the third respondent.

The two have further sued all the 2015 Presidential candidates as respondents.

They are being represented by Lusaka Lawyer Rabson Malipenga.




  1. it is the party that is given the mandate to govern and not the individual. the mandate began in 2011 and expires in 2016. if it was like that rb would have done the same. the party shall always sponsor the bearer of the office.

  2. zambians are unpredictable, today they cry th song of( the country is sinking, we have no money, everytime its borrowing money), another one takes a step forward to say since our country has no money, then we should postpone th things which will strong affect our economy our livelihoods, coz it will attract alot of borrowed money.then another song will be sung,(aweeee!, elections must be done,but with what money?WHO IS A FOOL NOW? THE ONE GIVING SOME REASONING ON HIS ACTIONS, AND THAT ONE WHO IS CRYING AND BLAMING WITHOUT GIVING A SOLUTION TO THE SITUATION?

  3. who are these idiots?who do they think they are?and how special is Lungu for constitution of our country to be manipulated becoz of him.I think these people are too stupid to deserve any attention.stipidity gone on rampage.