Lawyer Silungwe says Mutharika now must sign Malawi electoral bills into law

A prominent lawyer says President Peter Mutharika will have no option but to sign the electoral reform bills which sets date for the fresh election on July 2 and says the presidential election winner will have to get 50%+1 votes as interpreted by both the Constitutional Court and upheld by the  Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

Dr Chikosa Silungwe: Straight forward issue

Lawyer Dr Chikosa Silungwe says that the law is very clear that when the President vetoes a bill, it should be brought back to parliament for debate again and when passed, the Head of State cannot reject it again.

“A bill which is presented to the President a second time cannot be vetoed, this is a straight forward issue,” he said.

Chikosa’s clarification on the matter comes at a time when there is anxiety on whether the electoral reform bills would be passed to pave way for the fresh election.

Chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee of parliament Kezzie Msukwa accused the president of failing to call for an emergency meeting of parliament to pass the electoral reform bills a second time to pave way for the July 2 election.

“It seems this President does things contrary to what Malawians want,” he said.

He described the failure by the President to call for a meeting of parliament over the electoral reform bills as a Constitutional crisis.

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Ndikhetsamwaxi Chakwera

Kumasamba koma alongosi

ignatius
9 months ago

Silungwe is another Tumbuka

Ma looks a Mzuzu lawyers

Ndiye mwati nyau ili pa picture yi ndi lawyer? Kikikik Koma atumbuka mwaonjezatu eti. Inu zowona azichita kukuposani Papa ” Mr Kumeneee!” kusamba?

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
9 months ago

Ukamfunse Jane Mayemu Ansah, APM, Mbeta, Chokotho ndi Kaphale za ameneyu kuti kodi ndi lawyer?

Forgive them
Forgive them
9 months ago

Anthu omwe mumakhala mtauni muno ndi salary yoti mukanyoza a opposition ndi kutsutsa muma Facebook,nyasatime ndi ma page enawa,mukaluza pa July 2 pano,muzidzagwira ntchito yanji?
Poti mukadya ndekuti mwatukwana 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

Why are people forcing APM to sign his own death certificate? This is torture.

Babatunde
9 months ago

When that bill comes Sir, go to the bathroom take a very executive and elegant shit in peace and wipe your ass with it then flush it down the toilet!!! That nepotistic court will know Nyekhwe!!

Analyst
Analyst
9 months ago

Bwana Silungwe kameteni tsitsi. Mukuoneka ngati a misala sizikukukhalani

Noxy
9 months ago

Let the biased courts sign the bill,they are too excited with making biased and poor judgements

Yoyopi
9 months ago

Silungwe, go and complete the PhD you failed.

Babatunde
9 months ago
Reply to  Yoyopi

He he he koma kumeneko kkkkk

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
9 months ago
Reply to  Yoyopi

Umbuli upotse apa? Ndiye bwenzi akuti Dr. Chikosa Silungwe akanalephera PhD. Singati za Prof. Getrude Muthalika, Dr. Ben Phiri and enawo.

Malawi belong to the citizens

To president Peter Munthalika, I thought you said you will follow the constitution of the great land of ours, Malawi. The constitution gives you power to appointed people,it is the same constitution that allows you to stay at state house,it is the same constitution that allows to open the parliament.Remember that the citizens are the bosses for you.The citizens employed you in 2014, have you forgotten that you asked malawians to choose you to lead us into prosperity. My question is this why are you doing this is the bosses.Remember the citizens shall govern.We also elected members of parliament to… Read more »

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