Masarira, Valerio approach Electoral Court over nomination drama #ElectionsZW
Aspiring female Presidential Candidates Linda Masarira and Elisabeth Valerio have approached the Electoral Court to appeal the decision the decision of the Nomination Court which rejected their nominations.
Masarira who fronts the Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats and Elisabeth Valerio who is leader of United Zimbabwe Alliance had their nomination fail to go through due to challenges in transferring nomination fees.
For Masarira, her indicated that the sum was beyond their monthly limit, while Valerio had her proof of payment rejected by ZEC arguing they wanted the money to reflect before they could confirm her.
Even the reprieve that was given in the 22nd of June, came late and some candidates saw it late and hence could not benefit from it.
However writing on their Twitter handle, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights indicated that they had filed notices of appeal for Masarira and Valerio.
“On behalf of @LEADZim2023 leader @lilomatic & @uzalliance leader @PresValerio, we filed 2 notices of appeal at Electoral Court appealing against the decision of the Nomination Court, which rejected their nomination as candidates for election to the office of President in general elections scheduled for 23 August.
“We want Electoral Court to set aside the decision of the Presiding Officer of the Nomination Court, who rejected the nomination of the 2 opposition political party leaders’ nomination as candidates for election to the office of president
“We also want the Electoral Court to declare the duo as having been validly nominated as candidates for election to the office of president,” said ZLHR.