The Electoral Commission of Zambia – ECZ- says it has not yet received the Supreme Court ruling that ordered it to allow former Petauke MP Dora SILIYA and two others to re-contest their parliamentary seats.
ECZ Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna says the commission has not received the judgment and therefore the commission has not yet met to consider the dates on when the by-elections will be held.
Last week the Supreme Court ruled that Ms Siliya, Former MMD Malambo MP, Maxwell Mwale and former Mulobezi MP, Hastings Sililo should be allowed to re-contest their seats.
The three seats were nullified by the courts for alleged corrupt practices in the 2011 general elections.
Meanwhile, the MMD- has invited former Petauke Member of Parliament Dora Siliya to apply on the MMD ticket so that she re-contests the Petauke Central parliamentary seat.
MMD Youth National Secretary Bowman Lusambo says Ms. Siliya is welcome to apply for the seat because the party still considers her as an MMD member.
Mr. Lusambo says Ms. Siliya must not wait for political parties to approach her but continue with the MMD.
This follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the three former MPs whose seats where nullified should be allowed to re-contest.
Recently Ms. Siliya during a press briefing in Lusaka stated that No political party has approached her and that she will announce the political party she will work with.
SOURCE – ZNBC