The application that was made by the United Party for National Development for the Electoral Commission of Zambia to surrender ballot paper to the court for safe-keeping has been dismissed by the constitutional court.

The opposition party feared that unknown people would tamper with ballot papers in an event that the court ruled that there should be a recount following a petition challenging the election of Edgar Lungu as President of Zambia.

But when the matter came this afternoon, the court ruled that the upnd did not provide enough evidence to suggest that the ballot papers will be tampered with at the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

Meanwhile the Court has set tomorrow as the date for interpretation regarding the Fourteen days on which the petition should be deposed off.

According to Patriotic front Lawyers the fourteen day period is supposed to end this Friday but upnd Lawyers do not share that view.    

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