DPP’s Namasasu challenges rerun in Lilongwe City SE

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker for Lilongwe City South East constituency Bentley Namasasu is challenging a High Court ruling ordering Malawi Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections in the constituency where a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results.

Lawyer Chancy Gondwe:  Defending Namasasu
Lawyer Chancy Gondwe: Defending Namasasu

High Court Judge Esmie Chombo nullified the parliamentary election in which MEC  Namasasu winner by 98 votes against Msungama, who challenged the results.

Justice Chombo said it was difficult to decide who won the election in the constituency because of the unreliability of the documentary evidence as “most of them have cancellations, writing over and wrong additions, and relying on that documents may result in miscarriage of justice”.

The court  ruled that the electoral body should conduct fresh polls to accord Lilongwe City South East constituents opportunity to have a representative of their choice in parliament.

But Namasasu through his lawyer Chancy Gondwe on Monday lodged a court challenge against the decision.

“ The rerun decision is being contested. The Court disregarded MEC evidence that even if the disputed votes were added to Msungama, the DPP’s Namasasu would have still emerged winner,” said Gondwe.

Some of the evidence, which the court had earlier ordered be recounted, was destroyed by fire which razed down part of the warehouse in Lilongwe containing 2 400 ballot boxes.

The court will sit again on Tuesday for an interparty hearing.

Justice Link Justin Dzonzi has since advised MEC to carry out quality control checks and recruit competent people in mathematics and sciences apart from teachers, who work as polling staff.

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William kaunda
William kaunda
6 years ago

A Nanasasu, chimene mukuopa ndi chiyani? If you were a genuine winner,people will still vote for you. Unless there is something. Anthu ayamba kukunganizirani Zambiri. Tangokazikitsani mtima pansi.

namasese
6 years ago

Rerun ndiye kuti chani, zopusa mudikile 2019 achino cashgate soko inu mxiii

tony kanyenda
tony kanyenda
6 years ago

NAMASASU IF YOU HAVE THE MANDATE OF THE PEOPLE THEN ALLOW FOR A RERUN, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, BY THE WAY THE PEOPLE OF LILONGWE SOTHEAST DONT WANT YOU AT ALL

tudzi
tudzi
6 years ago

Namasasu akuopanji? Tivoteso basi ife sitikufuna munthu wina abere. Zobera zatopetsa iyaaaa!

Munthu wa Mulungu
Munthu wa Mulungu
6 years ago

Kodi a Namasasu mukuopa chiani? Ngati anthu amakukondani adzakuvoteraninso. Apo ayi ndiye kuti mukudziwa kuti munaberadi and you don’t see a chance of winning again. Leave MEC to do its work without hindrances this time around.

Emanuell thembachako
Emanuell thembachako
6 years ago

Y ulibe mantha mulungu amenyabe khondo

Chakwanuleka
Chakwanuleka
6 years ago

Namasasu walephera kutentha court kuti file isowe. Pano wanya, the truth will come out, ndiye kaya ngongole ija mubweza ndi chiani. usovenge.

Alungwana
Alungwana
6 years ago

Ndale za Namasasu zogula mabokosi basi. He bought a Toyota hilux DZ 3660 2nd hand ofcoz when he recieved his parliamentary loan. Beware he is related to Masangwi who was involved in the murder of Robert Chasowa.

Alungwana
Alungwana
6 years ago

I think Namasasu knows that if he looses the next step will be imprisoned as he was involved in the MEC fire. He is a crook as we all know that he is related to Masangwi who murdered Chasowa Robert. Namasasu has that old politiking of buying coffins for the constituents. Talking the millions loan, he bought a Toyota hilux 2nd hand DZ 3660.

Che Spindulo
Che Spindulo
6 years ago

Iwe Imran Sadaka zopusa zakozo pa Nyasatimes pano ayi . Uzitiuza za hijab zoona? Chipembedzo cha utsiru, chokupha anthu osalakwa .

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