PRESIDENT SATA ON BY- ELECTIONS

President Sata mobbed by PF cadres from Mufulira when they visited him at State House
on May 7,2013 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
LUSAKA, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has dismissed assertions that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government is inducing parliamentary by-elections.
President Sata, who described the claims as idle and trivial speculation urged those criticising the concept of by-elections to be clear-headed and honest when expressing their views.
“Our Constitution is clear on the circumstances and procedures under which parliamentary or local government by-elections are permissible. And all registered political parties are at liberty to exercise their Constitutional right to participate in any subsequent contest that might arise,” President Sata says.