Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has challenged President Elect Edgar Lungu to follow the provisions of the law following the petition that was filed in the constitutional court by the UPND yesterday.
And Mr. Sinkamba has expressed concern with the statement coming from the PF legal team that with or without the petition, the President must be inaugurated next week on Tuesday.
Mr. Sinkamba has told QFM News in Lusaka that President Lungu knows very well that he is supposed to hand over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini following the petition that was filed in yesterday by the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Mwamba.
Mr. Sinkamba says President Lungu on several occasions has assured the nation of respecting the law saying even now he must respect it.
He says it will be embarrassing for him if the court orders that he hands over power to the Speaker saying he should preserve his reputation by doing it now.