Edgar Lungu rejects Dan Pule’s appeal

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MINISTER of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu has rejected an appeal by Dan Pule against the decision of the Registrar of Societies not to register Dr Pule’s United People’s Jubilee Party.

Mr Lungu said yesterday that he concurred with the Registrar of Societies’ decision to reject an application to register Dr Pule’s party because its name was going to be associated with the country’s independence Jubilee celebrations next year.
“I rejected the appeal by Dr Pule because the name United People’s Jubilee Party would end up being associated with Jubilee celebrations next year,” he said.
Mr Lungu said he received Dr Pule’s appeal last week in which he wanted to counter the decision of the Registrar of Societies.
The minister said he advised Dr Pule to come up with a different name for his new political party.
Dr Pule has done so but is for now not stating what the new name is.
And Dr Pule told the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation yesterday that he has changed the name for his party because he does not want to be seen to be fighting against Government.
On Saturday, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo cautioned Dr Pule against involving himself in illegal activities by going ahead to unveil his political party despite the application for its registration having been rejected by the Registrar of Societies.