Another ‘Nyekhwe’ for MEC: Malawi Supreme Court upholds re-run in Mangochi West
Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by the Malawi Electoral Commission and upheld the order for a re-run of the parliamentary election in Mangochi West.
On December 20 2019, High Court in Blantyre nullified the constituency’s legislative results in which Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Geoffrey Chiwondo was declared winner as Parliamentarian for Mangochi West and went on to be sworn as MP.
Judge Sylvester Kalembera ordered the electoral body to conduct a re-run in the constituency having considered what he described as “irregularities and inconsistencies in the results.”
Independent candidate Simeon Harrison took the matter to court, challenging the elections’ results and the electoral body’s declaration of the DPP candidate as the winner.
However, MEC appealed to the Supreme Court against the ruling.
But in his judgement, Supreme Court justice Frank Kapanda dismissed MEC’s application to suspend the ruling which he said is already in force and observed that Parliament already declared the seat vacant.
Lawyer Wester Kosamu, who represented Harrison, said he was delighted with the ruling.
“Again justice has prevailed,” he said.
Kosamu said MEC will have to proceed and prepare for fresh parliamentary election in Mangochi West.
Harrison claimed in court that he won the elections with one vote after beating Chiwondo with 4518 votes against 4517, which MEC declared Chiwondo had won with 4527 votes.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
DPP inyamulanso. Na zafikapatu
It never rains but pours for DPP
Ikakuwona litsilo siyikata. Jeni (retired )ndi anzako kasambeni kiri zinthu zisinthe.
Kkkkkk Koma MEC siyingawineko mulandu umudzi okha? Kuyambira pano milandu yonse ya MEC izimvedwa ndi jeni ansa. Mwina MEC angawineko. Zafika pochititsa manyazi.
Koma zimakomishona zake mbuzi zokha zokha zokakamira mipando!!!
Kali kale bwenzi afiti atazilodza.
MEC commissioners Koma yaaa.
MEC Commissioners should also go following Jane Ansah due to heavy demonstration by HRDC. Msomba ikawola imodzi mkamwa mumalavula zonse
plus this Online president wongoimililayu ose azipita coooonde. kapena he has been whisked out of the countrt kuthawa korona. ili kose paja. shupiti leaders
Hehehehe good one. Anadyeratu 50 million loan nde chisankho chichitike nkuluza uona bangwe umo ichitila
Again a clear indication of how partisan MEC is when it is supposed to be neutral as a refeeree in a game of elections.
Malawian taxes will again be used to pay for this embarrassing act. I think it’s high time this bogus MEC Commission and it’s executive bear these costs individually. After all they are representing their own interests not of Malawians.