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.
.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.