3 UNIP members sue Tilyenji over tenure

THREE fully paid-up members of UNIP have sued party president Tilyenji Kaunda, his vice Njekwa Anamela and secretary general Kenneth Kaira claiming they have overstayed in office.

And the plaintiffs, Jairus Chakulunta, Charles Lubasi and Mwansa Musunte, have asked the Lusaka High Court to compel Tilyenji and others to vacate office and an interim committee to be put in place to call for fresh elections on a date and time set by the court.

According to statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court principal registry, the plaintiffs are seeking a declaration that the continued stay of the respondents in office was in violation of the UNIP constitution.

The plaintiffs are also claiming a declaration that the resolution passed by the respondents in 2008 at Garden House Motel purporting to give effect to their continued stay in office was in violation of the constitution of the party.