Rainbow Party To Boycott Lusaka Mayoral Elections
Wynter Kabimba’s Rainbow Party has stated it will not be participating in the July 26th Lusaka Mayoral by-election because they have outstanding issues with the ECZ. During an interview, Wynter Kabimba announced he was going to sue the ECZ for disregarding the 2016 Electoral Commission of Zambia for disregarding the 2016 High Court judgement ordering the commission be the institution in charge of validating certificates of aspiring election candidates instead of the Examinations Council of Zambia.
‘We have an issue with the Electoral Commission of Zambia. Every little political party is glossing over this issue until they get caught up in it in 2021, and that is the issue of validation of certificates. Our position is that there is a high court judgement which was delivered I think in May or June in 2016 and it was in the case of Sibongile Zulu versus the Attorney General and the Electoral Commission of Zambia. And in that case, the judge made it very clear that is not right for candidates to be getting their certificates validated by the Examination Council of Zambia. That job is an administrative job for the Electoral Commission of Zambia.’
He continued that this was not just about the mayoral elections but about ensuring that the electoral process in Zambia does not discriminate against any citizen of the country, rich or poor.