ECZ officially postpones by -elections nominations until further notice
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has postponed until further notice scheduled nominations for parliamentary by-elections in Petauke central, Mulobezi and Malambo.
ECZ Public Relations Manger Crispin Akufuna has announced this in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka today.
Mr. Akufuna says the decision to postpone the nominations follows Friday’s Supreme Court order staying the September 3rd High Court judgment that ordered ECZ to allow DORA SILIYA, Maxwell Mwale and Hastings Sililo to file their nomination papers for the by elections.
The Lusaka High Court ordered the ECZ to accept the nomination papers from the three who were barred from filing their nominations for Petauke, Malambo and Mulobezi parliamentary by elections.
But on Friday nominations for Petauke, Malambio and Mulobezi parliamentary by-elections were put on hold following a new turn of judicial events.
The Supreme Court granted the state a stay of excursion in a matter in which it appealed the High Court’s decision to reject an application to stay the execution of the September 3rd, judgment.
The Supreme court has set September 11, as the date for inter parte hearing.