Acting President Dr Guy Scott, writing as PF Vice President has advised Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda not to entertain anyone that would show up as a PF candidate before the party’s presidential nomination wrangles are resolved by the courts of law.
In a letter dated 16 December 2014, Dr Scott informed the Chief Justice that he was committed to ensuring the party followed its procedures as outlined by the PF constitution.
Dr Scott reiterated that Justice Chibesakunda must not entertain anyone that would show up to file for the 20 January 2015 Presidential bye-Election.
The High Court is yet to set the date for the hearing of the matter as instructed by the Supreme Court.
High Court Judges Mulenga and Isaac Chali had dismissed Matero MP Miles Sampa application but the Supreme Court full bench ruled that the matter be heard in the High Court.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sampa has filed for a stay of execution of the Consent Judgment in the Lusaka High Court.
Judge Mungeni Mulenga has not granted the Stay.
Edgar Lungu’s lawyer have also filed an affidavit in opposition of Mr. Sampa’s application contending that Mr. Sampa cannot set aside a Consent Order which declared Mr Lungu PF President that he is not part to.
They also contend that Mr. Sampa should comply with the Supreme Court Judgment that directed him to file a joinder to earn him any rights to contest the Consent Judgement.
Below is the full letter sent to the Chief Justice