PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Chama has disowned two individuals who are seeking a court order to stop the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) from conducting the 2016 presidential and general elections.
Richard Mumba, a pastor, and Wright Musoma, a businessman, have argued that President Lungu should serve a full five-year term before another presidential election can be held.
This is contained in a petition filed in the Lusaka High Court.
Pastor Mumba and Mr Musoma want the court to determine whether or not President Lungu has been discriminated against by article 35 sub-articles one and four.
The duo has sued the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the Attorney General as first and second respondents, respectively.
But Mr Chama said pastor Mumba and Mr Musoma are not PF members and are merely masquerading as sympathisers of the ruling party.
“PF has nothing to do with these people, I have checked our party’s documentation and I can’t find any information linking them to PF,” Mr Chama said.
He said President Lungu’s mandate ends next year and the constitution is clear on this.
“These are just disgruntled people who are being used to destroy President Lungu’s name and that of the PF. They want to bring unnecessary debate,” Mr Chama said.
He said it should be made clear that this is not a PF position but that of detractors who want to draw the ruling party into unnecesarry debate.
He also said the two might have a lot of money to spend on court cases and they should have first approached the PF before going ahead with their case.
Mr Chama said these individuals do not have President Lungu’s blessings and that of the PF.
He also warned that PF will thwart attempts by individuals to bring the name of the ruling party into disrepute just as it has countered pastor Mumba and Mr Musoma.