Chakwera has good case and cause – Lawyer

One of the lawyers representing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera in the historic elections petition case at the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe, Mordecai Msisha has said he was pleased Chakwera has done a good job in his testimony.

Chakwera says correction fluid Tippex was used on results sheets and some results did not match 

Msisha said in an interview after Chakwera finished his testimony that,  the second petitioner in the case, who is seeking to nullify the May presidential elections and that the court should order a re-run, alleging that President Peter Mutharika won the vote via “irregularities and tippex results” has  argued his case well and has good cause to seek justice.

He said Chakwera’s case is premised on irregularities illegalities.

The irregularities and illegalities, if taken into account, a re-run is unavoidable, the MCP lawyers say.

Chakwera said in re-examination before he ended his testimony that  he decided to petition the  court after he was given information by his party representatives that some results that were tallied and were coming to tally centres did not match with what was on the ground.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has insisted there was “no skulduggery” involved in the compilation of the votes in either the presidential or parliamentary elections.

Chairperson of the five-judge panel Healy Potani has given fresh direction, limiting cross-examinations of witnesses to expedite the case.

Chakwera, who came second in the presidential race, claims through one of his key witnesses, Peter Lackson, that he polled 1 955 901 votes against Mutharika’s 1 873 689, according to the party’s parallel national tally centre.

The witness, whose sworn statement is on Constitutional Court record, says they established a computer-based results management platform, which was designed to collect results throughout the country using software which would upload the results directly into their system in conjunction with phone calls and hand delivered results of Form 66C.

Lackson, who will testify for Chakwera claims the irregularities affected more than 1 520 427 votes cast, which he says is 30 percent of the total vote cast.

“Based on the magnitude of the votes affected by the irregularities, there is material evidence that the determination of presidential elections is neither credible nor done in accordance with the established procedures set out under the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act (PPEA),” Lackson claims.

Lackson’s sworn statement is among several that Chakwera has filed in the matter.

Chakwera, in his 13-paged election petition on court record, is also asking the court to nullify the results of the May 21 Presidential Election as he claims it was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution.

The MCP presidential hopeful is also asking the Constitutional Court to direct MEC to organise and conduct a fresh Presidential Election in strict conformity with the Constitution and Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Act .

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vikhumbo
vikhumbo
2 years ago

nemo judex in parte sua ? Mr Lawyer

vikhumbo
vikhumbo
2 years ago

how can you be the judge in ur own cause Mr Lawyer. it ur own side and u go ahead and say we have a good case and a good cause. what happened to nemo judex in causa sua?

Mbwiye Che Khorokonyowa
Mbwiye Che Khorokonyowa
2 years ago

Ma lawyer tu paja amamputsisa munthu mcholinga choti apisemo ,amukawe kkkkkkkkkk chakwela must be careful otherwise he may run bankrupt after the case

WAKAFUKUFUKU
WAKAFUKUFUKU
2 years ago

Mwana ngali alibe mzeru timamulimbikitsa ngati Aloya akuchitila kwa ochakwera

Osman 2111
Osman 2111
2 years ago

ALL WOMEN WORKING AT MBETA COMPANY ARE FACKED BY FRANK EVERY WEEK IN TURN

Francisco Madinga
Francisco Madinga
2 years ago
Reply to  Osman 2111

facked yemweyo😂😂😂😂

Mbwiyache
Mbwiyache
2 years ago

Kkkkk kk avekere Pali ubale wanji pakati PA inu ndi pp lingakhale fuso kukhoti limenero

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
2 years ago

Chakwela ndikwabwino kungoyabitsa chipani chake,koma manyazi ndi mantha akumpweteka.Choncho ndi Ndale sizigwilizan

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Apa nde wamuphura nalo bodza chakwera kapena mkufuna kumukolora zose za thumba, Vuto lomapita ku mademo Malo movetsera zili Ku Court ndii menero kulemba za bodza .

Muhariwa
Muhariwa
2 years ago
Reply to  Charie

A Charie what I can see in your head is fluid mixed up with tippex. Aii your write up are useless

Lego
2 years ago
Reply to  Muhariwa

He writing of Charie is so useless without sense indeed

2019
2019
2 years ago

If Chakwera has real good case why is it that MCP always prepare food and water at its HQ to feed the hrdc demonstrators? Is hrdc the NGO wing of mcp? Are you trying to maintain populist pressure to hide your legal shortfall?

Muhariwa
Muhariwa
2 years ago
Reply to  2019

it doesnt matter whether demos are being fed by Chakwera. Me come from Mulanje coming from Mozambique and can surely tell Malawians that the current clinging leadership is not a Malawian

Lego
2 years ago
Reply to  2019

Can that be the point kkkkkkk shame!If you have got nothing to write you better remain silent.First of all,you must read the headline kkkkkkk

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
2 years ago

Hahaha a Msiska ur client has flopped Chilima tried ur just salivating for his money. I thot u will be bringing alternative results that shows Chakwera was winning but victory was robbed. What a failed case

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