Chama MMD MP wont appeal election petition loss, opts for greener pastures in PF

Chama North Member of Parliament Darious Mumba says he will not appeal against the nullification of his seat by the High Court on April 2nd this year.

Mumba said he has since instructed his lawyers to file a notice in the Supreme Court not to go ahead with the appeal.

Yet, he told ZANIS in Chama that media reports indicating that he was one of the seven MMD Members of Parliament who will appeal against the nullification of their seats in the Supreme Court were misleading.

He explained that he had no intentions to appeal against the court’s decision adding that he has since resigned from the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Mr. Mumba said his lawyer will also officially write to the National Assembly, his former party the MMD and the Electoral Commission of Zambia over the latest development so that the seat can be declared vacant and a date of the by-election set.

And Muchinga province PF chairman and Chama district party chairman Jairos Goma said Mr. Mumba was welcome to the ruling party.

Mr. Goma said the ruling party was ready for the by-election following Mr. Mumbas decision not to appeal against his nullified seat.

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