Lungu must resign on moral grounds – Chanda


Fourth Revolution (4R) President Eric Chanda has demanded that President Edgar Lungu resigns on moral grounds for allowing Ministers to remain in office after the dissolution of parliament.

Commenting on the ruling of the Constitutional Court that ministers and deputy ministers are illegally in office and should therefore vacate their offices, Mr Chanda says President Lungu should pay the consequences of abrogating the republican constitution.

Mr. Chanda says as a lawyer, President Lungu was fully aware of what the law stipulates with regards the status of ministers after the dissolution of parliament.

He says for this reason, President Lungu should also bear the consequences of allowing ministers to remain in office and continue drawing salaries and allowances when Zambians are suffering.

Mr Chanda has told QFM News via telephone that the ruling by the constitutional court has also demonstrated that Zambia’s judicial system is strong and independent from the powers that be.

And UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s ruling.

Mr Hichilema says the ruling vindicates the UPND’s stance that the PF has been abusing its position during the campaign period in a desperate attempt to hold onto power at any cost.

He says act by the PF can only be described as daylight robbery from the people.

Mr Hichilema has since demanded that all the PF ministers pay back what they have accumulated during their illegal stay in office with immediate effect and as ruled by the Constitutional Court.

He adds that the ruling shows how President Lungu and his ministers have no interest in serving Zambians, but only themselves.

Mr Hichilema states that if the former ministers do not pay back as ruled by the Court,the UPND once in government will ensure that they pay back this taxpayers money.