Professor Luo who is also Higher Education Minister has directed her lawyers to immediately appeal the decision of the Lusaka High Court that nullified her seat.
The Lusaka High Court Judge Edward Musona this morning overturned the election victory of Munali PF Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo.
Professor Luo has also directed that lawyers obtain a stay of execution to stay the decision of the Court.
Judge Musona cited electoral irregularities and rampant acts of violence as reason for nullification of the Munali seat.
Judge Musona nullified the election on grounds that the ECZ failed officials to properly handle the electoral process and did not provide the Gen 12 forms to 14 polling stations in the constituency.
Judge Musona ruled that Prof Luo had an undue advantage in the election because she was a serving Minister at the time of election and used public resources especially that the Constitutional Court had ruled Ministers pay back to the treasury the monies they had accrued during that period.
Professor Luo retained the seat after polling 38, 356 votes while UPND’s Doreen Mwamba came second with 24, 207 votes.
Professor Luo was declared winner by Munali Constituency Returning Officer, Emmanuel Makulila.