The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has called on Patriotic Front President Edgar Lungu to take leave from his two ministerial positions.
And FODEP has urged Mr. Lungu to resign as Chawama PF Member of Parliament once declared validly nominated by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
FODEP Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi has told QFM News that Mr. Lungu should step down so that he concentrates on the campaigns and also not to be tempted to abuse his authority, power and resources under him by virtue of serving as minister.
Mr. Chipenzi says this is because Mr. Lungu under the current electoral laws and regulations is not entitled to use any government or parastatal facilities and resources to campaign for his presidential bid under his party’s ticket.
Mr. Chipenzi is of the view that to level the playing field, all presidential candidates should battle it out without using public resources.
Mr. Chipenzi has called on all ministers, District Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries to avoid abusing government resources and facilities like observed during the PF presidential nominations which were done at Cabinet Office and PF Council Meeting held at Kohima Baracks in Kabwe.
QFM News Zambia