Analyst faults Kaliya for undermining court in poll case

University of Malawi Chancellor College-based political analyst Mustafa Hussein has dismissed  the sole independent presidential candidate in the  May 21 Tripartite Elections, Reverend Hardwick Kaliya remarks that other contenders should accept  defeat graciously, saying he is undermining the court where  Saulos Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera are challenging results of the presidential race.

Let it go: Rev Kaliya tells UTM, MCP

During a news conference in Blantyre on Tuesday, Kaliya declared the elections free, fair and credible: He appealed to other candidate  to “just let it go.”

But Hussein  cautioned Kaliya on his sentiments.

“I think Kaliya may have restrained himself from commenting on issues  that are now in court,” he said.

Chilima—the country’s immediate past vice-president who vied for the presidency on a UTM Party ticket—and Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are challenging results announced by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declaring Mutharika as winner.

MEC on May 27 declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes representing 38.57 percent followed by MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera with 1 781 740 votes representing 35.41 percent while Chilima finished third and ahead of four other aspirants with 1 018 369 votes representing 20.24 percent.

Kaliya also lost the Blantyre City West parliamentary elections.

He ditched the DPP when he fell during the party’s primary elections for ward councillor ahead of the 2014 polls.

While several election observer missions, both local and international, declared the electoral process free and fair, others, including the local quasi-religious group Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and the European Union Election Observer Mission expressed some reservations.

In its analysis of the polls, PAC said the results management process lacked credibility, especially in the wake of revelations of use of Tippex, a correction fluid MEC admitted was not part of its inventory.

The European Union Election Observer Mission also faulted the results management system.

During press briefings, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, said there were 147  “Madando” [complaints] lodged and that the issue of Tippex was resolved.

 

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Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

@Gabro ma demo ndi constitutional right ya anthu mdziko muno ngakhale ku court komweko anthu ndiololedwa zionetsero mulandu ukuzengedwa. Umbuli bwanji. And Kaliyayu wachokera planet yakuti Mai Ansah anapereka nawonso dandu lawo kuti MEC sinapereke tippex yemwe anagwiritsidwa Nsanje to Chitipa pa May 21 tsano kubvomereza matope amenewa mutu ukuyenda apa?

JIGGIES
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JIGGIES

Kaliya nkhope kutupa ngati ndasi yodzadza yeast yo! Nkhope imeneyo ingakhale pa potrait nkumati his exellency the state president?? M’maso mothina mo galu iwe!

Honorable Chamudimba
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Honorable Chamudimba

This guy called Kaliya was hired by DPP TV to talk those nonsense.DPP TV is full of enept guys who cannot see beyond their noise. If Malawi will continue to have these neurotic people. Then we should expect colonisation to end in 10000 years to come.

Honorable Dausi
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Honorable Dausi

This is colonised guy. he does not know what he is talking.

Gerald
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Gerald

With due respect Reverend accept that there are things you do not know that other people know better. I respect your ‘gracious’ acceptance of the results. I would have wondered if you would even try to contend against the results since you indeed failed miserably and therefore the only respectful for you to do was to ‘graciously’ accept the results. But what I find very difficult to understand from you is the assertion that all should accept results graciously not only misplaced but also disrespectful to those other colleagues who beat him well enough. Please lets all know that there… Read more »

Phiri
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Phiri

Looks like a Br to Mr Salanje of Bunda kudaku kkkkkkk

Masuzygo
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Masuzygo

AKALIYA MAPIKANILO NGATI WAMBULELE WA TNM …. FUCKIN SHIT

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

How about MCP demonstrations? Aren’t they undermining the courts, since their objective is to nullify presidential elections results, which the courts are handling now?

Lego
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The most stupid man in this country is you.Its so shameful to have such kind of man who is supporting a dictator in this generation

Gabro
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Gabro

I truly wonder who/what qualifies some of the so-called analysts. Truly speaking sir, the demos are equally, even worse, undermining the courts.There are sanctions in the petitions, the president should resign, Mec chair should resign within such such period yet the matter is in court. That where you really see selfishness. When the opposition opposes they actually have their own motives behind. No one is sober ndiye musamatinamizepo apa

Dausi
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Dausi

Tamuoneni pakamwapo ngati pa m’bwetse wa galu

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

How about MCP demonstrations? Aren’t they undermining the courts? Useless and biased analysts. Fotseki!