Miles Sampa sues the PF conference over delays.
Miles Sampa, a presidential candidate for the Patriotic Front (PF), has sought the Lusaka High Court to issue a directive for the Registrar of Societies to compel the PF to hold an emergency general meeting.
The Matero Member of Parliament is requesting that the court issue a directive mandating that the general meeting take place no later than 30 days following the court’s decision in the legal matter.
Mr. Sampa wants the party to elect its president and 25 members of the central committee in accordance with its constitution. He has named the Registrar of Societies and the Attorney General as respondents.
He also asks the court to declare that the PF has forfeited his constitutional rights under the party since it failed to hold the extraordinary convention that was originally set for the end of last year and was moved to the beginning of this year.
Mr. Sampa further requests a directive that, in order to save money, the special conference be held in Lusaka or Kabwe at a location that is conveniently accessible to all participants.
Additionally, he requests that a ruling be made declaring the Registrar of Societies in violation of the law for failing to stop the PF constitution from being repealed.