The Supreme Court has ruled that Nevers Mumba is the official candidate for the MMD to contest the forthcoming presidential election.
This means that former President Rupiah Banda’s chance of making another attempt at the presidency have been dashed.
The Supreme Court also affirmed that it has powers to determine any matter.
The two hour Judgment was read on behalf of the full Supreme Court Bench by Justice Mumba Malila as Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda was conducting presidential nominations.
The Supreme Court also dismissed two preliminary issues raised by Muhabi Lungu.
It also dismissed a cross appeal that was made by another individual.
The Supreme Court also stated that it is allowed to hear extra information that would help the course of Justice and was not confined to only facts but will not allow an appeal on matters that were not discussed.
The Supreme Court also accepted the certificate of urgency filed by Nevers Mumba as any delay would escape the benefits accruing to the Plaintiff. The Supreme Court dismissed Muhabi Lungu’s concern that there was no urgent matter.
This is the case in which Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Nevers Sekwila Mumba appealed a decision of the High Court that declared former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda as the Presidential Candidate.
Mumba was also challenging the decisions of a NEC Meeting that suspended him and picked Mr. Banda as the Presidential Candidate for the MMD.
QFM News Zambia