Court orders rerun, nullifies  election of DPP MP in Mangochi West

Exactly 45 days before the Constitutional Court in the presidential election nullification case delivers its judgement, the High Court in Blantyre  has nullified the Mangochì West Constituency May 21 2019 Parliamentary election results and election of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate  Geoffrey Chiondo as MP has been declared invalid, citing massive irregularities.

Sylvester Kalembera, a High Court of Malawi Judge, made the determination

.Judge Sylvester Kalembera has asked Malawi Election Commission (MEC) to conduct a rerun of the election for the constituency citing various irregularities .

MEC declared Chiondo as the winner.

However, Independent candidate Simeon Harrison contested the results in court.

In his determination, Judge Kalembera faulted MEC in the manner it conducted the polls.

Harrison through his lawyer Wester Kossam claimed  to the court  that he won the 21 May Parliamentary election with 1 vote having scooped 4518 votes against Chiwondo who got 4517 votes.

“I got 4518 and DPP’s Chiwondo got 4517 but I was surprised that MEC declared Chiwondo a winner with 4527 so i went to court so that it should order MEC to announce the legitimate winner,” said Harrison.

Harrison added that what the people voted is not what MEC announced and he is seeking justice because he believes in it.

“I believe in justice that is why I went to court,” added Harrison.

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Justice Usiwa
Justice Usiwa
1 year ago

The appointment of Jane to this post was just a mockery to Malawi.This women has total blank headed knowledge in arithmetic.
And all manipulation of all results were done by Aluphandi and Muhawi
They thought their division on elections were final and could not be challenged by court.He thought court could be suppressed by Ben Phiri👌and his team

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

This case is just a tip of the iceberg, there are many people who lost the election becoz of the manipulation of results by ECM an organisation that was supposed to conduct the elections in a free and fair manner but Alas! Now what more evidence does mrs Ansah need before she can resign? This mess happened on her watch… We also need those ECM officials who manipulated these election results in favour of Chiwondo to be arrested immediately, vote rigging is a criminal offence. ECM need an overhaul to clean up all the criminals who have been messing up… Read more »

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
1 year ago

Did the Judge say Massive irregularities???….hmmmmm? Some people need to start packing…..

George Malemu
George Malemu
1 year ago

Why ordering for a re-run when the winner with 1 vote is there, just declare that one as the winner, period

Baboon
Baboon
1 year ago

Tsono vuto ndi mec yake yitiyo ikavotetse akanapanga devolve mec ilipoyi bola. Inachuluka zitolilo zosokoseka mnthawi Ya mvula

Baboon
Baboon
1 year ago

Plz consider presidential elections too can’t wait for 45 days

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  Baboon

mmm zikusiyana malume nkhani zi.mzanuyo wanena figure yama vote omwe anamubela ndipo wapita ndima umboni a figure yo,inu ku presidential ko anakubelani ma vote angat? I dont remember any lawyer from opposition akutchula figure yomwe anawabela.

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
1 year ago
Reply to  wa Nyau

You obviously didn’t follow the ConCourt case very closely

Lomwes woyeee
Lomwes woyeee
1 year ago
Reply to  wa Nyau

If u followed mlandu was ku mangochi judge didn’t use figures ..he concentrated on irregularities…that’s where these guys did their mathematics…. figures were beiñg altered during counting process n when filling form 66 not polowesa ku main tally centre

Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
1 year ago

Harrison that judge want udf member to win not u,🇲🇼Kaliati constituency please vote again people want Akweni,strong woman in voice

chataika
chataika
1 year ago

KKKKKKK iwe Independent usanyadire if it were me ndikangozisiya bcoz the difference is just too small. Mudzazirira ndalama mwampatsa laywer wanu. Believe me any candidate who will stand on dpp ticket now will carry the day no matter what achimwene ndakudandaulani kwabasi muganize kawiri ndithu.

Nzika ya Malawi
Nzika ya Malawi
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Chattaika

Apparently you have no idea how court proceses go. Better remain silent than display your cluelessness on court processes to a population of well over 18 million inhabitants .

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

That is shallow mind type of thinking.Anthu odana ndichilungamo

Chechamba
Chechamba
1 year ago

Paja Jane Ansah amati sangatule pansi akudikila chigamulo kapena zigamulo zaku court. Nde apa kuti bwa?Ndipo mayi amene achosedwe ndi ku supreme court kumene?

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

MEC this is it, start packing Jane Ansah and your team of fake Commissioners who betrayed the will of people.

U used the same way to still votes from Chilima so that UTM shouldn’t be in majority in parliament. Chilima with UTM was top contender with MCP and not DPP but u steal the votes and put Muntharika on us .

Just wait for another shock as the constitution court is determined to nullify presidential results as well.

Chiyabwe
Chiyabwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Chilima wake uti nanunso? Chamba si fodya wabwinodi

Tiyeseni Phiri
Tiyeseni Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Your advance knowledge of the court ruling surprises me1

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