The Felix Mutati-led faction of the opposition MMD party has lost a petition against the nomination of three parliamentary candidates loyal to the Nevers Mumba-led faction. Constitutional Court Judge Mugeli Mulenga explained that the matter should have been taken to the High Court, not the Constitutional Court. The three candidates are Elizabeth Chitika (Kawambwa), Kamuti Kamwengo (Mongu Central) and Michael Kashinka (Livingstone). The Mutati-faction wanted the court to declare their nominations invalid.