The Constitutional Court has adjourned to January 25 the case in which the opposition UPND wanted the speaker of the National Assembly to take over as head of government during the time that the court was hearing the Presidential petition of 2016.
In this matter UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba sued speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and Republican President Edgar Lungu.
Dr. Matibini was however removed from the proceedings by the court because the speaker is supposed to be sued through the Attorney General.
When the matter came up, Constitutional Court president Hildah Chibomba was informed that the matter could not take off because Solicitor General Abraham Mwansa was not in court.
This forced the judge to adjourn the matter to January 25, 2018.