“Under Article 106 (6) (a), it is possible that a person can serve for a period of less than 10 years, being, one term of atleast 3 years and another term of 5 years and these will count as two full terms.
The converse is also true under Article 106 (6) (b), it is now possible for one to occupy the office of President for a period which is less than a full term in addition to two full terms of office, meaning that a President can be in the office for a total of almost 13 years. We have decided to add this for clarity.”
End of quote in the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Eligibility Case of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
Below are the matters that the Court dealt with in the Danny Pule Case
1. TENURE OF OFFICE OF MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
2. THE ELIGIBILITY OF MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN 2021.
Get yourself a copy of the judgment. It is JUDGMENT NO. 60 of 2018
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