Presidential petition case adjourned to tomorrow 14:30, UPND Lawyers yet to serve summons

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GBMThe petition against the re-election of Edgar Lungu failed to take off and has since been adjourned to tomorrow 14:30.

And lawyers representing Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and his presidential running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have not yet served the summons on lawyers representing Mr. Lungu since last week Friday when the petition was filed in.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Chamber has made application for a joinder for Attorney General Likando Kalaluka.

There was no objection to join the Attorney General to the proceedings before Court.

There was heavy police presence at the Supreme court as many people from the civil society and international observers waited anxiously for commencement of the hearing.

However, to the disappointment of the anxious crowd, the lawyers walked out after about 45 minutes from the chambers.

PF lawyer Prof Patrick Mvunga told Journalists that he could not comment on anything because they still had not been served with any summons.

However, UPND Lawyer John Sangwa assured the judges that they will serve the summon to the respondents today.

Mr Lungu is being represented by among others Eric Silwamba and Company, Bonaventure Mutale, Professor Patrick Mvunga and Sakwiba Sikota Central chambers while Shamwana and Company have been retained by ECZ to represent them.