Heritage party president Godfrey Miyanda has successfully filed in his presidential nomination papers before Chief Justice Ernest Sakala at the Supreme Court.
Brigadier General Miyanda arrived at the Supreme Court at 11:30 hours accompanied by his daughter Loraine and son Simambo.
General Miyanda becomes the tenth presidential candidate to successfully file in nomination papers for the September 20 general elections.
Addressing the Cadres Gen. Miyanda urged them to go flat out and sell the party to the electorate without violence.
He says the country needs a new leader who is disciplined and who will bring sanity to all sectors of the economy.
And speaking to journalists General Miyanda said he has filed for presidency because some members of the grand coalition have already filed as presidential candidates.
He however says the grand coalition would have been the only way for the opposition to remove the MMD and the PF as front runners in this year’s elections.
Meanwhile, the communist party has withdrawn from the presidential race after failing to file in their nomination papers.
Party president Mubita Wakumelo says the party has failed to file in because the Electoral Commission of Zambia has advised them to change their party symbol which is in conflict with a symbol of another political party.
Mr Wakumelo says the party does not have sufficient time to choose another symbol and to circulate supporters.
Presidential Candidates who have already filed in their nominations include president Rupiah Banda of MMD, UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, UNIP’s Tilyenji Kaunda, FDD’s Edith Nawakwi and NAREP’s Elias Chipimo Jnr.
Others are Ng’andu Magande of the National Movement for Progress, Michael Sata of the PF, Charles Milupi of the ADD and Dr Fred Mutesa of the Zambians for Empowerment and Development Party have also filed in their nominations.