The opposition MMD has suffered another setback after the Supreme Court this morning nullified the election results of Lukulu West and Kapiri Mposhi constituencies.
The Supreme Court has upheld the High court’s ruling of nullifying the election of MMD’s Misheck Mutelo as Member of Parliament for Lukulu West on account that there was corruption, bribery and illegal practices.
Last year, Judge Emelia Sunkutu declared the election of Mr. Mutelo null and void stating that the evidence before her indicated that the election was not free and fair but Mr. Mutelo appealed to the Supreme Court.
The results of the Lukulu West elections were petitioned by Patriotic Front losing candidate Eileen Imbwae.
The election of Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament Lawrence Zimba has also been nullified and the development means the country will undergo another by elections as per requirement in the current Constitution.
And the MMD leadership has described the development as unfortunate and regrettable.
MMD national treasurer, Mwansa Mbulakulima, however states that the MMD, being a democratic party, respects the court ruling to nullify the two seats.
Mbulakulima further states that his party will always be prepared to participate in any elections that may take place in the country as it believes in the rule of law.