DPP files for nullification of Chakwera’s election

Some concerned Malawians have taken to the social media, expressing fear that erstwhile Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) could risk spending all its resources on paying lawyers as the party continues to make more additions to its litany of cases in the courts.

Already, Malawians are getting impatient with the delayed outcome of the case in which the party’s embattled Leader of Opposition, Kondwani Nankhumwa, dragged the party to court over alleged defamatory remarks against him.

Charles Mhango: Nullification application was filed last week.

On March 2 this year, Nankhumwa dragged Sheik Imran Mtenje, Brown Mpinganjira, Zeria Chakale and Charles Mchacha to court for alleging that the Leader of Opposition was behind the violence that occurred at a press briefing the four held in Lilongwe.

Additionally, the courts are yet to determine the case in which DPP took Nankhumwa, Jappie Mhango, Greselder Jeffrey and another for allegedly defying the party’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika on the appointment of the Leader of Opposition.

As if that was not enough, the former governing party has filed another suit at the High Court of Malawi, seeking nullification of the court-ordered June 23 2020 Fresh Presidential Election.

The party claims since the High Court judge Kenyatta Nyirenda ruled that the former DPP Commissioners at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) were illegally appointed, it then follows that there was no Commission to conduct the election in which President Lazarus Chakwera emerged a victor.

DPP Director of Legal Affairs Charles Mhango said the application was made last week.

Mhango said Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda erred in his recent ruling on the MEC Commissioners’ case when he said that the nullification of the commissioners would not affect the outcome of last year’s vote.

He argued that Justice Nyirenda was not sitting as a Constitutional Court and therefore went beyond his mandate to insinuate that the nullification of the Commissioners would not affect the outcome of the June 23 presidential election.

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera appointed new MEC Commissioners with none of the previous members featuring on the list.

Ironically, this time, DPP nominated totally new faces in the name of the former Nsanje Central Constituency legislator, Francis Lazaro Kasaila, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, and Ms Caroline Mfune while MCP has re-nominated its Richard Chapweteka who was rejected by former President Peter Mutharika.

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Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Am not a fun of any party but dpp has right to exercise for justice in the same mcp and other parties did and AG said it so let’s battle begin don’t worry about legal cost worry about the outcome of the judgement

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Still nursing the desire to bring back APM and the looting gang? Good luck.

laws
laws
1 month ago

This is a litmus test for judgement.In a similar scenario of MACRA’s issue where appointments of MACRA’s official were null and void according to Martha Chizuma because the people who were on interviewing panel were not fit so the same with the elections-the people who managed the elections had no mandate.If the judiciary is not biased then we will see the outcome of judgement on this case

Marx
Marx
1 month ago

DPP still in denial. Tikakumana kukhothi konko. Prepare to bear legal costs. Don’t say I didn’t warn you

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago
Reply to  Marx

Are you a political party

Chipempere
Chipempere
1 month ago

Kodi ku DPP anthuni mumaganiza bwanji? Tiyeni nazoni mwaiwala kuti tipex anakuchimwitsani?

Underson
Underson
1 month ago

When the attorney general mentioned that leave the matter, he knew exactly what all these would translate into

Marx
Marx
1 month ago
Reply to  Underson

Inu nanu. Palibe nkhani apa. So when the court throws away this frivolous application, nde mudzanena kuti AG sanapereke uphungu wabwino?

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