MCP’s Msungama wins elections case against DPP MP: Court orders re-run

The High Court in Lilongwe has  ordered Malawi Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections in Lilongwe City South East constituency where a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results which Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bently Namasasu was declared winner.

Msungama: Wins case

Msungama: Wins case

Msungama sought for court’s redress following the decision by Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) to declare Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bentry Namasasu winner of the parliamentary seat.

He applied for nullification of the results and was pushing for a recount to substantiate his rigging claims while Namasasu on the other hand sought an injunction stopping the recount after the High Court ruled that the recount could be done.

Making its determination on Tuesday October 29, the High Court judge Esmie Chombo ruled that the electoral body should conduct fresh polls to accord Lilongwe City South East constituents opportunity to have a representative of their choice in parliament.

Lawyer representing Msungama in the case, Emmanuel Chapo, said: “The court has agreed with the arguments we raised in irregularities. This means Namasasu is no longer MP.”

Legal expert Justin Dzonzi said the High Court has powers to nullify the election.

He said the ruling means the MP has lost his seat and the electoral body will have to conduct a rerun.

When MCP pressed for vote recount the MEC warehouse was gutted with fire which was suspected to have been caused by regime agents.

MEC also said that it was not ruling out arson and asked the Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service to institute appropriate investigations.

The fire, among several materials, destroyed 2,400 ballot boxes which some contained ballot papers for the Lilongwe City South East.

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clement
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Iwe Nsungama ngakhale by-election itakhala mawa sungawine pa DPP-Namasasu.Udzalira dikira,vuto ukufuna uzaluza ndi mavoti ambiri pamene mpira amatha kutenga world cup ndi chigoli chimodzi. Chende lako wamva kkkkkkkkk

Nabitiya
Guest

Inu a Clement pali chomutukwanila Msungama pamenepa? big savage indeed

ephraim k.
Guest

Ulemu ndi deal, komaso fanayi ndiopreza heavy & Mulungu akumumenyera nkhondo! DPP kuba nde kudya kwao!

Mwini chipani
Guest

MCP has a very handsome boy and akuoneka kuti ndi wa Ulemu and it is my hope that he is going to win and get areas of his salaries and benefits from May 20

Kid
Guest

How to deal with this now… Mwina pano mungomuotcha Msungamayo to make this go for good

Kasiya boy
Guest

Mr msungama,ur de hero

Alfred Munduwabo
Guest

Apulezidenti musafulumire kumapezeka maloamodzi ndi Peter Munthalika , muluzitsa mavoti anthu ayamba kunena kuti MCP ikusapota chipani cha DPP.

Chonde musachite phuma ndikuyamba kumapezeka pamodzi APM . Paja zeru zaukape mulinazo Apulezidenti athu.

o
Guest

Let’s rerun even the presidency!

Ntaka
Guest

DPP thinks it can force and impose itself on Malawians you have been setting fires all over to destroy evidence. This judge should be commended for doing the right thing. Corrupt MEC can not hide behind any more fires. just conduct a rerun too bad the same was not done for the May 20th elections. I guess Mbendera got paid hefty loot

gilbert
Guest

i thing the judge is not right the election were fair just let him be the mp why rerun

Emanuell thembachako
Guest

Zitsilu zikayesa zawina ndiye muwone mmene tizithuzilile ulemu ndi dhilu

Ambuje ku lilongwe
Guest

Ndikuona kuti judge ivy kamanga walakwitsa coz masiku anapitilira asanacite complaint yake mpaka munthu kumalumbilisidwa.
Ai tiwona ngati a Namasasu atacite apeal kuti zizatha bwanji. Musatiyese ife zitsiru zoti tizikavotanso ai. Mavoti anabotedwa basi sitimangakavote ndi mvula ife ikhala nthawi yamvula.
Ivy kamanga akuwoneka kuti watopa nayo job. Bwanji osangopempha kukapuma?
Ngati ukufuna kutipusitsa ife a MCP sitifuna ai.

Chakwanuleka
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Mbuzi ya manu kunsi iwe sukudziwa zimene ukunena. kadye msipu uko

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