The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Patrick Mucheleka as Lubansenshi Independent Member of Parliament.
Supreme Court Judge Albert Wood delivered the judgment Lusaka on Friday.
This follows the appeal made by Lazarus Chota who contested the Lubansenshi parliamentary seat in 2011 on the PF ticket.
The High Court had upheld Mr. Mucheleka’s victory in the Parliamentary election.
Meanwhile PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to nullify the Lubansenshi Parliamentary seat which was held by Patrick Mucheleka.
Ms. Phiri says the PF respects the independence of the judiciary adding that the case has taken four years to conclude.
She says her party is ready to go into Lubansenshi for a Parliamentary by election.
And Movement for Multi-Party Democracy- MMD National Youth Secretary Bowman Lusambo says the former ruling party is happy with the decision by the Courts of law because those aspiring to public offices must have a clean record.
But United Party for National Development -UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says by- elections are a drain on national resources.