Hakainde Hichilema Files Presidential Petition Over Fraudulent Elections.

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As the supporters of the ruling party, Patriotic Front (PF) are celebrating their victory over their rivals, United Party for National Development (UPND), the opposition are not yet satisfied with the results.

While the counting of votes was in progress, the president of the main opposition party, Hakainde Hichilema accused the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for favouring the incumbent president, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

Meanwhile, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has filed in a Presidential petition at the constitutional court in Lusaka.

The petitions have been filed by Mr Hakainde Hichilema, the president of United Party for National Development and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

The United Party for National Development legal team filed in the petition on Friday at the Supreme court stating that President-elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu was fraudulently elected and as such his presidency elect status must be nullified.

The petition further states that there is need for a recount of the total votes cast across the Country due to numerous irregularities that were gathered before, during and after the elections.

The petition also stipulates that President-elect Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina must not be sworn in as dully elected, citing their allowance of cabinet minister’s stay in office even if the Constitution did not permit.

 

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