PF asks High Court to direct Speaker to declare Kambwili’s seat Vacant

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has asked the Lusaka High Court to direct the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini to declare the Roan Parliamentary seat vacant.

Mr. Mwila says the decision by Dr. Matibini to refuse to declare the seat vacant is illegal and against Article 72 of the Constitution of Zambia.

He has argued that the decision by the Speaker to give latitude to the court to conclusively deal with the matter is also unlawful because he does not possess such power.

Mr. Mwila says the dismissal of Mr. Kambwili’s case by the Court entails that there is no challenge currently pending before the courts of law.

He says there is no suit pending before the High Court to challenge Mr. Kambwili’s expulsion.

This is according to a statement of fact and grounds upon which the relief is sought.

In this Matter, Mr. Mwila has sued the Attorney General as the first respondent.

Source: Lusaka Times

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