Court vacates Maulidi’s injunction on by-elections

The High Court in Lilongwe on Monday threw out a Stay Order former ruling People’s Party (PP) acting Secretary General, Paul Maulidi obtained against the party president, Joyce Banda’s decision to pull out of the by-elections.

The court’s ruling has been made hours before Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) conducts by-elections in two constituencies and five wards on Tuesday.

Maulidi: Injunction vacated

Maulidi: Injunction vacated

Banda last month ordered the party to pull out of the elections after losing confidence in the electoral body.

The Stay Order was granted as leave to commence judicial review proceedings on Banda’s decision after Maulidi dragged her to court.

In reaction to the news, PP publicity secretary, Ken Msonda said the High Court’s ruling demonstrates the party’s trust in the judicial system.

“We have trust in our judicial systems. We are happy that the Court has vacated the injunction. This is a clear indication that there was no sense for Mr. Maulidi to obtain  the said injunction on an
in-house matter that could have been resolved amicably,” explained Msonda.

Asked how the party will handle the matter, Msonda said: ” I wouldn’t speculate on the way forward but surely the party leadership will look at how best we can resolve the matter.

“Suffice to say insubordination, luck of discipline and disrespectful of the leadership and those in authority not to mention suing your own seniors is a very serious offence.”

Maulidi could not answer his phone but the court ruling is unlikely to affect his participation in Blantyre North by-elections as Mec earlier said PP did not follow proper procedures in communicating of its decision to pull out of the by-elections.

The Commission accepted Maulidi and five other PP members among the list of the candidates to compete for Parliamentary and Local Government by-elections in five Wards and two constituencies.

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Iwe mwana wa maulidi zopusazo ayi chibwenzi chisamakhale chokoma pokwela potsika mungoiponya nkhwanga musadane ndi mai chifukwa analuza thas no sense unali ndani iwe popanda ndalama za cashgate za mai pokutong’olera nawe thats stupt heyiii akhothi muwunikenensoni amaneyu ngwakuba ndithu


why do we always want others to suffer coz of personal issues or just because we have the powers to call shots?

Penu says

A Maulidiwo ndi za mmutu mwawo basi

dyson Mdalla

JB bomaa

Chrispine Salanje

Maulidi is very useless,he want to disturb the party wagwa nayo


PP ikhala ku zomba kokha mukamachotsa anthu. ndiye kuti mzomera ngwira wa fedrlsm amuchotsenso poti JB anati fedo ayi? si nanga akuderela?


But MEC is not above the law either!! MEC must stop Maulidi from contesting too

Wailing Soul

This surely means the PP is a dictatorial party. How does its President “order” its members not to take part in the elections? Lack of intra-party democracy.


Paul Maulidi just exercised his right to be justified and nothing is wrong with that. We need to develop the feel of seeking justice even when our superiors are involved in the mess. Being a boss does not mean being right, so understand him and let him contend the election at his own risk. Firing him would vindicate lack of intraparty democracy where dissent views means rebelion.


so pp and ken msonda have trust in the judicial system? I guess the judicial system becomes trusted when it rules in favour of your pants, otherwise pp and ken msonda were so bitter when the same judicial system gave MEC only an hour and half to carry out May 20th vote recount.

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