Chakwera urges people to respect ConCourt’s verdict on Malawi election case

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera  who is also the second petitioner in the disputed May 21 presidential election results has urged people to respect the Constitutional Court much-awaited judgement.

Chakwera: Electoral justice should prevail

Chakwera, who came second in the presidential race, together with UTM president Dr Sailors Chilima as first petitioner dragged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for failing to conduct a credible election which they said was marred with irregularities, said in an interview  soon after the court finished hearing the case evidence the the ruling should be welcomed with no emotions.

“I know this has been a historic case , my message here is that let’s respect the judicially, we believe in justice, we believe in peace, we believe in foundations that can truly make a nation great. We must respect what they (judges) will decide,” he said.

Chakwera further said the long road that has been taken in fighting for electoral justice so far is the right one.

“I am grateful to the Lord, am grateful to our lawyers, am grateful to Malawi and, am grateful to our witnesses and grateful to our judges. I believe we have walked a long way, and we have come this far and it’s been right,” he said.

Chakwera added that, “he seek justice, we seek justice on behalf of Malawi and, it’s not about Chakwera, it is not about any of us but it’s about Malawi.”

About 59 days have gone since the constitutional court started hearing the evidence from all parties.

This far, out of 750 witnesses who were supposed to be examined before a panel of five judges, only 15 made it into the witness dock, with the rest withdrawn along the way.

However, 714 sworn statements still form part of the evidence before the court because although the witnesses were withdrawn, their statements still stand in court, according to Judge President Healy Potani.

Potani stressed that the case judgement will be based strictly on the evidence in court and not public opinion.

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Chilipa Thako
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some cases are lost long before trial , chakwera and chilima have lost the case simple bcoz there is no direct and strong evidence to prove their noise

Nick c Yiannakis
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Nick c Yiannakis

Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, you speak like a true leader. Malawi, Malawian’s and Malawi’s People await your inauguration in 2020.

Malawi knows the truth now, of what these crooks do to rob our votes and remain in Government, as to steal and destroy our social foundation.

2020 belongs to “Justice “.

Viva Malawi.

Ochewa Dala
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Ochewa Dala

Chakwera asamanamizire a Malawi, it’s MCP not Malawians. We know he is panicking, this is his last chance, ku church tinamuthamangisa, he smells doom,gule kwawo basi

LGBT PROPER GANDA
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LGBT PROPER GANDA

KODI AKADZAGAMULA ZOKOMELA PPD MUDZATI AKONDELA?

Shonai
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What is he smelling.Why was he busy distroying the country when he already new that there’s judiciary?CHILIMA has fooled him.Ubwenzi waupandu.Moti zoonadi Chirima angakhale bwenzi wa MCP.

James Banda
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James Banda

Even if there is a miscarriage of justice?

TIPEX ELECTIONS
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Azayerekeze dala kugamula mwauchitsilu azawone. Tizaziphwanya mmakwawomo. We have already won this case

Joloza
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This is your opinion and not court’s judgement.

Namoni
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Namoni

Komatu Potani mayankhulidwe ako ngati wadya

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Sure Baba, justice for Malawi!

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Hopefully, this case has been oChakwera’s “Road to Damascus Moment”: he will realize that he was not cut out of for politics. Then, when he loses the case, he can pack up his bibles and head back to the Church, and again, preach to the already converted.
Time’s up, Rev.

Chiyabwe
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Chiyabwe

Pepani olira! Mubwelera kotchela tiyi ambwiye!