Maulidi obtains court order against JB, Peoples Party

Former ruling People’s Party (PP) acting Secretary General, Paul Maulidi has obtained Stay Order from the High Court against the party’s president, Joyce Banda’s decision to pull out of the forthcoming By-elections.

The party last week ordered its members  to pull out of the elections set for next month after the party’s lost confidence in the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec).

The Stay Order issued by the Supreme Court Judge, Justice Maclean Kamwambe on Friday last week has been granted as leave to commence judicial review proceedings on Banda’s decision after Maulidi dragged her to court.

Maulidi: Gets court order

Maulidi: Gets court order

“Leave be and is hereby granted to the applicant to commence judicial review proceedings challenging the decision of the respondent to stop the plaintiff from contesting in the Parliament by election in Blantyre North Constituency on 7th October 2014 under the ticket of Peoples Party on the grounds that the decision was made ultra vires unconditionally, unfairly and against the rules of natural justice,”reads the order in part.

Based on the Order, the implementation and execution of Banda’s decision stopping Maulidi in Parliamentary By-elections in Blantyre North has been stayed until the determination of the judicial review proceedings and “on condition for judicial review is to be made within 14 days”.

PP acting Director of Legal Affairs, Henry Phoya could not answer his phone when contacted several times as Nyasa Times sought the party’s stand on the Stay Order.

But Publicity Secretary, Ken Msonda described Maulidi in daily newspapers as confused, desperate and frustrated person by going gainst the party’s position.

“The party’s position in clear; we are not taking part in these By-elections or any future By-elections unless meaningful electoral reforms being proposed by electoral stakeholders have been implemented,” said Msonda.

Mec last week said PP did not follow proper procedures in communicating of its decision to pull out of the By-elections after he former ruling party only sent the Commission through a press

Mec Public Relations and Media Manager, Sangwani Mwafulirwa said in interview that the press release PP sent to the Commission was not enough documentation to officially write-off the party in the October 7th By-elections.

The Commission has since listed Maulidi and five other PP members among the list of the candidates set to compete for Parliamentary and Local Government By-elections in five Wards and two constituencies.

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kodi mwati chipani kapena bungwe
ine ndidanena kaletu chitangoyamba kumene muja kuti ichi sichipani koma bungwe ndiponso ija ya jb foundation ija yakula!!!!!!!!!
bungwe ya peoples party ndiyaing’ono poyelekeza ndi ndi joyce banda foundation


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wakumm'awa mariol

This big headed man can’t win against the developmental icon PHISO.Kayambeni using’anga ungakukhaleni madala. DPP WOYEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Rodney Simfukwe

PP is not a party at all thats why it lost the national election, munamverapo BOMA loosing.

Kizito Kanunu

@islamic state leader- you are a lair you dont know how ken msonda writes.
His sentences are not like number 5. Mwagwanayo baba.

Mussa Moyenda
kennedy Msonda is a party spokesperson, he speak on behalf of the party. It is very surprising that others would want to attack Musonda as if it is a personal issue. We pp members are happy with the way Musonda is responding on matters concerning our party and its leadership. It is the responsibility of the party’s spokesperson to defend the party and its leadership. Where on earth have you seen a Secretary General of a party taking to court his party and it’s president? Musonda is right Maulidi’s is a confused, disgruntled, desperate person! Bravol Ken keep it up… Read more »

A Paul Maulidi kupusa kukha dovu. Ndichifukwa chake mkazi wanu Mary Maulidi anakuthawani ukwati kupita kwa Elvis Thodi ku Immigration kuja eti??? Ndinali wodabwa…..


I dont think this z a judicial review matter. Is JB a public body such that her decisions can b reviewed by the courts?

rodgers banda
Even if he can call a hundred satans Maulidi cant win. PP is a party not a person. All democratic parties run mojority rule. Mr Maulidi if you want to stand just register as independent candidate. If you dont listen to the party, and listen to your voice only then you are rebelious. This is not suppossed to be a court case but should have been solved in the executive core of your party. It is true that PP was filled with cunning, greedy, erogant and money mongering people who pulled the party down. Who dished you with rotten lies,… Read more »
Islamic state leader

Number 5, Wonder you are likely to be Ken Msonda according to wording of your sentences. Dont fight Maulidi. Maulidi is a big man and he will win the elections . If PP disappointed to that extent then why dont PP ask its MPs who are in parliament to resign. Thus the effects malijuana and satanism mama JB.

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