DPP assemble a ‘battalion of lawyers’ in Malawi presidential election case

A total of 16 lawyers are battling it out in the presidential poll result case with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sending more lawyers than any other group.

Journalists interviewing MEC lawyer  at court in Lilongwe. Pic by Daniel Namwini
MCP members at court in Lilongwe. Pic by Daniel Namwni

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has the second biggest number of lawyers then the Malawi Electoral Commission and Malawi Law Society.

The DPP legal team, which has joined the court proceedings as an interested party, is led by former Attorney General Charles Mhango- who is the party’s legal adviser and has just won as a member of Parliament in Rumphi.

Others include private practice lawyers Frank Mbeta, David Kanyenda, Mada Mmeta, Chris Masanje, Chancy Gondwe and Oscar Taulo.

The DPP lawyers have teamed up with the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) legal team which was fighting for the vacation of a court injunction against announcement of the presidential poll results .

The main opposition MCP of Lazarus Chakwera went to court after noticing what it claimed were irregularities in results from 10 of the country’s 28 districts.

The injunction cited irregularities noticed  that should necessitate a recount in those areas.

Opposition parties also complained that figures on many sheets were altered using correction fluid – Tippex.

The MEC legal team has three lawyers; Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale, David Banda and Andy Kaonga whist the MCP lawyers are led by Titus Mvalo and others include Pempho Likongwe and two others.

High Court judge Charles Mkandawire has since reserved his ruling which he said would be delivered “within a reasonable time.”

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said during the Sunday press briefing at the Comesa Tally Centre in Blantyre that the commission was still tied  with the injunction, restraining it from announcing the outcome of the presidential vote.

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Sibuno
Sibuno
1 year ago

I do not think that a court case against MEC is also a case against DPP. MEC is not DPP, something seriously wrong here. This is indication enough that there was deliberate activity to defeat justice in our elections

ndangodutsamo
1 year ago

all the those lawyers against vote recounting – zodabwitsatu
Kutsutsa garu nkukumba – our very own local proverb demands that, mukuopa chiani kukumbako. mcp is just calling for justice, Any system if marred by irregularities is supposed to be stopped. Actually a recount is not even necessary but a rerun because those ballot papers have been tampered with. Recount will not yield true results.

Dos
Dos
1 year ago

And i repeat your money will not afford buy justice for poor Malawians this time around

Dos
Dos
1 year ago

There is God in heaven and he is critically watching whatever is happening,just wait and see,whoever is playing dirty games will not only be exposed but will be greatly punished, we serve a living God and he has already heard our cries,

AKWATHU
1 year ago

We the poor went to the polls early in the mornin of 21 May 2019 And the poor has spoken but the rich dont want to listen to the poor.HA ha what is the essence of votitn? We the poor we will not vote anymore and dont force us to vote for you the rich.

linda
1 year ago

A group of thieves, sharing our tax money among themselves, kuba ndi mavoti omwe!

Phiri
Phiri
1 year ago

Kodi a DPP mmesa mwawina bwanji osangovomera kuwerenganso mavoti.

Rodgers Banda
1 year ago

Is the so called injuction be a block to announce the truth? It shows that something is cocking behind MEC corners. Announcing results is mixed with fear… lawyers not experienced are confused and not knowing who to ask yet people who were in control and seeing that result were free and fair were there…..they were buzy making sure that blows are exchanged between parties.

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago

If you just recount the votes then it will be over just in a day but the fear is Dpp tip-ex and pre-marked ballots 16 lawyers hey KKKKK

chitima
chitima
1 year ago

Nde mwati DPP yatumiza ma lawyer … ambiri… ? nanga UTM sinatumize ndekuti aponya kathaulo koyera eti?

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