The matter in which the opposition UPND has petitioned the re-election of President Edgar Lungu has been adjourned to Wednesday.
The is because the petitioners have not served the lawyers representing President Lungu documents for a preliminary application to have the election materials and ballot papers of the August 11 general election in the custody of the court.
Meanwhile, the constitutional court has joined the Attorney General to the petition that has been filed by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema in the constitutional court.
The attorney General argued that he should be joined to the petition because Mr. Hichilema has made allegations against the Public Media, Zambia Air Force and Zambia police which are state institutions.
This is according to the affidavit in support of the ex-parte summons for an order to join the Attorney General to the proceedings.
The summons has been filed by Chief state advocate in the Attorney Generals chambers Joe Simachela.
In this matter the respondents are been represented by Professor Patric Mvunga, Erick Silwamba, Sikwiba Sikota, Bonaventure Mutale and Lubinda Linyama among others.
The petitioner’s lawyers are Martha Mushipe, Jack Mwiimbu, Gilbert Phiri and Keith Mweemba among other lawyers.
On Monday, the petitioners filed a preliminary application for the ballot papers and other election material to be in the custody of the court