The Supreme Court grounds have continued to be a hive of political activities because of the on-going filing in of nomination papers which has entered day-two today.
Several political parties are preparing themselves to participate and win the January 20, 2014 presidential election.
Today, opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi successfully filed in her nomination papers before Acting Chief Justice, Lombe Chibesakunda.
Ms. Nawakwi arrived at the Supreme Court at 10:30 hours in the morning.
Ms. Justice Chibesakunda announced that Ms. Nawakwi’s papers were valid and congratulated her for her political decision to contest the elections.
She thanked Ms. Nawakwi for her intentions to seek to serve the people of Zambia and defend the Zambian constitution if elected head of state next year.
Ms. Justice Chibesakunda was flanked by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Chairperson Irene Mambilima, Commission Director Priscilla Isaac and two other ECZ Commissioners.
And Ms. Nawakwi declared herself ready for the political battle and urged her supporters to desist from violent acts.
The sole female candidate in the presidential race further urged her supports to turn up in large numbers on January 20, 2015 and vote for her.
The opposition leader expressed hope that she will scoop the presidency next year saying the ground was fertile for her to become president.
She was accompanied by her vice president Chifumu Banda, her husband Geoffrey Hambulo and senior party officials.
Yesterday, opposition Forum for Democratic Alternative (FDA) president Ludwig Sondashi and Green Party president Peter Sinkamba successfully filed in their nomination papers at the Supreme Court before Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.
People’s Redemption Party president Gerry Sikazwe however withdrew his candidature from the presidential race and decided to throw his weight behind ruling Patriotic Front presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu.
The filing in of presidential nominations continues up to Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Cadres from contesting political parties are in high spirits and are temporarily disturbing traffic on roads passing near the Supreme Court as they march and chant their party slogans.