Malawi court dismisses MCP’s challenge of election results for Likoma

High Court in Lilongwe has dismissed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Christopher Ashems Chirwa’s petition requesting the court to declare 2014 Parliamentary results for Likoma Constituency as null and void.

Kalonga:   DPP MP was duly elected

Kalonga: DPP MP was duly elected

Following the court determination, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said in a statement  on Friday  issued by chief elections officer Willie Kalonga that George Johnsen Kamwanja of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). remains parliamentarian Likoma Island Constituency.

The MCP candidate got 1,795 votes against 1,802 of the winner, Kamwanja of the DPP)

Unsatisfied with the results, Chirwa petitioned the High Court to declare the results null and void; to issue an order that Kamwanja as not duly elected and that the electoral body should conduct fresh elections.

Chirwa alleged that there were massive electoral irregularities including an allegation that the number of cast votes was more than the number of registered voters at one centre, that the presiding officers refused to do a reconciliation of the ballot papers and that no record of the elections was ever produced by the presiding officer.

He further alleged that the presiding officer forced monitors to sign on blank tally sheets and inserted the figures later on his own and that he forced the monitors to sign on the envelope containing used ballots.

However, after appreciating arguments from both parties, Justice Mwale of the Lilongwe High Court, found no merit in the petitioner’s allegations and dismissed the petition with costs to be paid to the MEC.

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18 thoughts on “Malawi court dismisses MCP’s challenge of election results for Likoma”

  1. Mbale says:

    Eeven in football you will be declared winner with one goal! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  2. losco says:

    Waluza waluzabasi.kikikiki

  3. mamondwe says:

    Kodi Sangwani Mwafuliwa alipo?

  4. Jelbin mk says:

    The difference in figures doesn’t matter but what matters most is to have free, fair and credible elections of which am yet to witness in Malawi and with this bunch of MEC officials no one will have confidence in them unless you were a DPP thief yourself.

  5. MCP says:

    Msutso Chilichonse Paliponse(MCP)
    This nyakula party will never change. Nanji pano Rev. Satanic guy at the helm!!shyee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. chefourpence says:

    kkkkkkkk man of god Chakwera and his miserable minions!

  7. Impudent says:

    The accusation is void from any ground. The monitors cannot be forced to do what really is illegal and pertaining on the number of votes the incumbent hv is very narrow different from the petitioner. Kamwanja won the elections in good faith and nothing like forging or any malpractice happened. Munaluza basi.

  8. Chikopa says:

    In zambia the differance was just 38000 here in malawi difference between muthalika and chakera was 500 000 or half a million if chakwara was in zambia could he excpt results with only 38000?

  9. chie says:

    DPP woyeeee! Ng’o simudzalamuliranso a kongeresi inu! Ndi abusa anu achinyengowo

  10. phiri la dzunje says:

    Tanatopa nazo za ma elections nthawi ino ndi ya ma floods tione kuti tiwanthandiza bwanji abale ndi alongo omwe akuvutika pakadali pano

  11. Tengupenya says:

    It is part of the game to challenge results and seek relief from the courts. Will take a few decades to consolidate democracy.

  12. Fathi Alshdhaab says:

    sy zotukwana… koma kumca nkhanu ndi da ndaulo labwer bwanji! bodza inu munalipo ku zambua zakumva!!

  13. Karongayu is dpp look at him

  14. eish even in church blue

  15. Looking at this chief officer in his blue shirt you think a mcp can have a fair game?

  16. clement says:

    The problem with Malawians you want to lose with big margine.Look at Zambia presidential elections,the margine btwn Edgar and Nachilema wasn’t big and no crying like MCP Msungama.This is bullshit and you must stop unneccessary noise after elections.

  17. kaukonde says:

    Stupid people will waste money with election cases. by gones and by gones just prepare well next elections.

  18. MBACHI says:

    Zachinyengo bus. Stupid MEC team.

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