MCP counsel tells MEC not to speak for parliament on ConCourt order

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lead counsel in the presidential election case has told Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to avoid speaking for parliament on the implementation of the Constitutional Court orders.

Counsel Modercai Msisya captured at the Court-pic by Lisa Kadango

Mordecai Msisha said it was wrong for the electoral body  to say it will not have money to hold an election within the prescribed time by the Constitutional Court – 10 days from February 3 2010.

Msisha said this in the Constitutional Court when President Peter Mutharika and the pollster were applying at the court to set aside its ruling.

“The second respondent should not cite issues of budget for the elections as an excuse of not implementing the ruling because that matter is for the state,” he said.

He said parliament has the powers to make allocation for the election budget.

“The second respondent (MEC) should have been concerned first to comply with the Constitutional Court order by holding the election,” he said.

Msisha also agreed with counsel  Khumbo Bonzo Soko  representing State vice-president Saulos Chilima that if parliament had problems in implementing the court order, it could have gone to the court to seek redress.

However, lawyer for Mutharika, Charles Chindongodo Mhango said parliament could not go to the court because it is not party to the court proceedings.

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Chilipa Thako
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mordecai msisha is another hip of shit ,

masoambeta
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masoambeta

Pathako pa mako iwe for the rest of you life. Hip of shit is your father. Kuzolowela kukweledwa ku matako eti.

Chiga
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Chiga

Confusion might creep into the camps of various stakeholders in all matters at play at the moment in the country if level-headedness does not prevail. My fear is that using forceful means to deal with the stubbornness of MEC might eventually prove to be counter-productive. My point is, suppose the DPP cadets infiltrate the demos and cause extensive damage to the Commission’s already ill-equipped infrastructure, won’t such unforeseen events negatively affect the smooth management of the much anticipated fresh presidential elections? The inquiry being undertaken by PAC to me is a more constructive approach to eventually and legally reaching a… Read more »

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Well spoken. Patience is the key.

Andrew
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Andrew

Wise advise akulu

frank
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frank

Mordicai Msiska ndi makina

Sambiri
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Sambiri

Mordecai ni SIMBI.