Lawyers representing the UPND staged a walk out in the constitutional court protest over the manner in which proceedings in the presidential petition were conducted.
This was after they were given only two Hours to present their petition and present all witnesses so that the proceedings could be concluded at midnight in line with the constitution.
Around 20:00 Hrs, John Sangwa was the first to ask the court to leave saying he will not be able to defend the constitution due to the way proceedings have been conducted.
Musa Mwenye also applying to leave court saying he is unable to discharge his duties as counsel for the petitioner.
Jack Mwiimbu and Nelly Mutti followed suit and they were shorty followed by Mrs Lilian Mushota.
Martha Mushipe also the court room and hurled disparaging remarks against the Judges.
Ms. Mushipe and some judges exchanged words with one Judge threatening her that she will be cited for contempt.
And Mr Hichilema who was present throughout the proceedings asked to address the court and complained that he feels his rights have been abrogated.
Mr Hichilema has blamed the constitutional court over the manner in which the proceedings have gone accusing the court of having kept changing directions.
Mr Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Mwamba have asked the court to adjourn the session so that they can go and consult.
The court resumes seating at 21:30 Hours this evening.