President Faces Impeachment
Relax, it is not our President Buhari. It is in faraway Zambia.
The main opposition party in the South African country is seeking to remove President Edgar Lungu.
Zambia’s presidency said on Friday that the opposition filed a motion seeking the impeachment, accusing him of constitutional breaches.
The motion by the opposition United Party for National Development, UPND got signatures from a third of the members of parliament in the 166-member house.
It would need the backing of two-thirds of the lawmakers to succeed.
“This is just a continuation of the UPND’s failed court challenge of President Edgar Lungu’s election victory,” presidential spokesman Amos Chanda told the media.
“It is not going anywhere. The UPND knows that the charges are defective, and the motion cannot succeed but still brought it because they are not interested in the political dialogue,” he said.
The notice says Lungu abrogated the constitution by not handing over power to the speaker of the national assembly when the opposition challenged his victory in court in 2016.
The document filed and circulated by UPND indicates that the motion would be debated on March 28.
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