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Eddie Chu already proved his eligibility

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If Eddie Chu Hoi-dick qualified as a lawmaker in the Legislative Council, then clearly he should be able to run in a rural election.

It is, therefore, bizarre that a returning election officer has asked him to provide additional information to determine the validity of his nomination, such as whether he supports or opposes Hong Kong independence.

He plans to run in the coming rural representative election for the non-indigenous villagers’ head post at Yuen Kong Sun Tsuen, in Yuen Long.

Here’s the thing: if he is deemed unqualified because he is a closet secessionist, then he should be disqualified, first and foremost, as a legislator, not just as a rural candidate. But since his oath of office in Legco has been legally accepted and his constitutional allegiance to the........

© South China Morning Post