Court removes MCP injunction, MEC can announce results: Peter Mutharika on course  to be declared winner in Malawi presidential race

The  High  Court has removed the injunction sought by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) restraining Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for announcing results of the May 21 presidential elections which effectively  means MEC will announce the results of presidential election.

DPP officials confering each other at Comesa in Blantyre-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Justice Charles Mkandawire in his determination on Monday in Lilongwe vacated the injunction  giving the leeway to MEC to declare official results of the presidential race.

However, judge Mkandawire ru;ed that permission for judicial review sought by MCP “still stands.”

He ordered each party in the case to meet its costs.

As judge Mkandawire was delivering his ruling in Lilongwe, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah was addressing a news  conference to a packed Comesa Hall where the national tally centre is located .

She said the commission is ready and prepared to announce the results as soon as the court advises.

“ We’re on schedule to announce all the results within the the eight days deadline,” said Ansah, who is a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

President Peter Mutharika, the presidential candidate for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP),  appeared to be on course to be declared winner of the elections  for a second temr after  a narrow lead  ahead of his closest rival Malawi Congress Party (MCP) torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

In the May 21 Tripartite Elections, MEC registered 6 859 570 voters. From the results presented, Ansah said 19 985 votes were declared null and void.

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Mutokototoko
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Mutokototoko

The Tumbuka Lawyers just interprete the the law as it is. They are impartial so dont blame them Charles and Kenyatta. They are learned men. Iwe kagwere uko. You though MCP or UTM would win the election. Forget about. MCP and UTM will never rule Malawi. Now Lazarus u Leader of opposition watha . MCP will have to chose another leader.

Chayankhu
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Chayankhu

In 2014 there were problems with elections and who bailed out DPP, a Tumbuka lawyer – Kenyatta Bazaar Nyirenda and now in 2019 who bailed out DPP another Tumbuka – Mkandapachuma, what’s wrong with us Tumbukas? The idea of united north will just be a dream with these lawyers from the north. Not easy to trust a Tumbuka pala pali muswahala.

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

A section of people who call themselves educated in Malawi are so uncivilized.

Will start with Muntharika: school yako sinakuchotse umbuli! and, umbuli wako ndiwonkha more than that of the rest of the team you are using to suppress us. A professor of law using the law to suppress the people the law is supposed to protect, zoona? Ngakhale sukulu yako unaphunzirako akuyenera kuchita nawe manyazi. Ndikanakhala pafupi ndikanakutukwana sure!

Gulu la anthu inu amene mumati ndinu azamalamulo; mbuzi zokhazokha. Kagulu kaanthu inu, Ansah sindinakuchotsepo, ndinu mbuli zotheratu. Umunthu mulibe koma dziwani chimodzi, kumwamba kuli Mulungu!

Brave nyilenda
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Brave nyilenda

Zoona Big man

ndangodutsamo
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Justice murdered.

zapadziko banda
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zapadziko banda

Zikuoneka kuti palibe chifukwa choti ife aMalawi tidzikavota pamene chiganizo akupanga ndi a MEC,kulibwino adzivota ndi iwowo. chifukwa apapa aonetsera kubera mavoti umboni ulipo madera ena ma monitor samapatsidwa form 60 and 61 and ma results ena amasiyana omwe amalengeza aMEC ndi amene anawerengera pa polling station zachisoni aMalawi ndalama zoonadi imayankha and idaphadi ambuye yesu muthalika wawina mobera mbuzi ya munthuuu