Court refuses to nullify election results: Chibambo petition against Speaker dismissed

High Court judge Thomas Ligowe has dismissed People’s Transformation Party (Petra) president Kamuzu Chibambo  in a case which he challenged the election of Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara as Mzimba north east constituency legislator.

Speaker Gotani Hara wins election case

Chibambo, a practising lawyer,  challenged Gotani’s election, asking the court to nullify the results on the basis that there were marred with irregularities.

The Petra president finished fourth in the parliamentary race.

But justice Ligowe said Chibambo through his lawyer Wesley Mwafulirwa failed to “sufficiently” prove  the case and dismissed the petition.

The court ruled that Chibambo failed to bring sufficient evidence  supporting the claim that Gotani-Hara campaigned beyond regulation time.

He accused  Gotani Hara and her associates of distributing money and other items as incentives to voters during the ‘prohibited’ period.

Chibambo also alleged that Malawi Electoral Commission failed to discharge its constitutional right when it failed to respond to his letter of may 24 2019, asking the commission to disqualify candidates embroiled in the alleged malpractices.

But judge Ligowe ruled  that none of the allegations “has been sufficiently proven.”

The court dismissed Chibambo petition with costs.

 

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Alexander
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Alexander

I really love Cathy because of her words of expression when making a point.
CATHY! BOO! you won!

Joloza
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Anamalira achuluka kkkk

Holly Tit
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Kodi a chitsiru awa akadapangabe ndale? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Petra Nde chani? Lol 😆

Feston Rabson
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Feston Rabson

Acceptance is needed

TIPPEX
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TIPPEX

A Chibambo simungawine masankho inu.

Ochewa
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Ochewa

sure!!! he is like Chakwera sangawinedi chisankho a fisi amenewa

TOSH
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kamuzu chibambo ndinu opusa ife tikuziwa kuti Carthy anawina bwino bwino iwas there in CHITIPA we loved her most bkoz of her doings

Amaluwa
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Inuso mtichititsa manyazi, Gotani ngwa Ku chitipa? Bwanji osangokhala chete ngati simnadziwepo kanthu!

Abu
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Abu

Is Mzimba north east constituency now in Chitipa?

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National CEO

Izinso ndiye zinansotu.kkkkkkkk