MMD appeals to Supreme Court in 7 lost seats but lets go Livingstone

SEVEN members of Parliament (MP) from the MMD who lost their parliamentary seats through election petitions have appealed to the Supreme Court.
The seven MPs who were petitioned by losing Patriotic Front candidates, have appealed against the High Court’s decision to nullify their elections as duly elected parliamentarians in their constituencies.
The MPs are Maxwell Mwale (Malambo), Reuben Phiri (Chipata Central) and Darious Mumba (Chama North) from Eastern Province and Richard Taima (Solwezi East) from North-Western Province.
Others are Richard Chiseke (Mangango), Misheck Mutelo (Lukulu West), Josephine Limata (Luampa) from Western Province and Mutale Musonda (Mkushi North) in Central Province.
This is according to notices of appeal filed in the Supreme Court registry.
Mr Mwale was petitioned by Kaweche Kaunda, Mr Phiri was petitioned by Lameck Mangani while Mr Mumba’s election was challenged by Lambwe Kachali and Mr Taima was petitioned by Peter Ilunga.
Mr Chiseke’s election was challenged by Richard Simbula, Mr Mutelo was petitioned by Eileen Imbwae, Ms Limata was petitioned by Musangu Muzaza and Mr Musonda’s election was challenged by Ingrid Mphande.
The MMD has also lost Livingstone Central in Southern Province and Masaiti in Copperbelt Province but the former ruling party has indicated that it will not appeal against the Livingstone Central seat.

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