Build me a house, my return to politics was not to challenge Hichilema, cries Lungu
Edgar Lungu has cried that government builds him a house in a location of his choice as an entitlement of a former Head of State.
The former president says his return to active politics was not to challenge President Hakainde Hichilema for the country’s presidency but only to restore democracy as well as guard against the shrinking democratic space in the country.
On October 28, during the memorial of late president Micheal Sata, while being cheered by hoardes of cadres, Lungu announced his return to politics in a speech that is now being refered to as “The Grave Mistake”.
Lungu declared that he had returned to his position as PF president and would resume duties to rescue PF state-sponsored stooges.
Two days later, Lungu announced that he had evicted him self from Stoppilla Sunzu’s Ibex Hill mansion which was being rented for him saying; he would not allow to be manipulated over the crumbs that government was giving him.
After judge Mwape Bowa authorised him to file his petition against the State during the Christmas holiday Lungu explained that he was crystal clear in his announcement that his return to politics was in defence of democracy.
In his petition Lungu noted that after his historic election defeat in 2021, he wrote a letter to the secretary to the cabinet indicating that he had relinquished his position as PF president and would not participate in politics.
The former president said following his grave pronouncement, the State wrote to him notifying him that it had withdrawn his benefits as a consequence of his actions.