MCP rules out MEC judicial review interrupting Malawi fresh poll

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said the judicial review on the appointment of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners will not affect the preparations for the June 23 presidential election.

MCP lawyer Titus Mvalo, MCP Leader Lazarus Chakwera and SG Elsienhower Mkaka

The party secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka says the party is not seeking the court to suspend the commissioners.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera has taken President Peter Mutharika to court over his decision to retain commissioners; Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje in the new commission after the Constitutional Court ruled the previous commission was incompetent.

Chakwera is also seeking judicial review on why President Peter Mutharika appointed four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appointees into the commission against two from the MCP.

“The commissioners should go ahead with the preparations of the elections as we are seeking the judicial review. We do not want to interrupt the preparations for the election,” said Mkaka.

He said the law is very clear that Mutharika was supposed to pick three appointees from MCP and three from the DPP.

“What we want is that the court should order that one DPP appointee be dropped and one from the MCP be added,” he said.

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba said Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda will hear the case with speed so that judgment is made before the election date.

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Muve
Muve
8 months ago

Paja Judge Kenyatta amulonjeza to be Supreme court judge akuti Dpp sinamuganizire zoona izi? Malawi akupita kuti?

Tuvitwana.
Tuvitwana.
8 months ago

Mcp kuopa zisankho? Not the other way around?

Tozer Tsono
Tozer Tsono
8 months ago

The key is to have well documented steps for conducting both presidential and parliamentary elections. Each step should be accompanied by specific laws. Checks and balances need to be in place and ought to verifiable by all stakeholders. That way, new commissioners should not have much of a learning curve. Cast votes should be kept at a neutral place out of reach from the fires, like the one that burnt up Chaponda’s office. There is a 50-50 chance the election outcome will be challenged. Therefore, the prudent will vet out each step in the election process, to the last moment… Read more »

Nafenso
Nafenso
8 months ago
Reply to  Tozer Tsono

good analysis

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Chakwelang’ombe ameneyu
abwelela ku ubusa basi.
Kodi mukuganiza muwina a nonse alayansi chifukwa mumapelekela Ziphuphu kwa amakhoti?
Wulendo uno maluzidwe a MCP,akhala
otsalila kowonekela
Sinanga a UTM aja,anabwelela ku UDF.

PM Senior
PM Senior
8 months ago

Simunalakwitse chifukwa ngati nzomwe zikuyenera kuchitika mmalamulo zikuyenera kutero ndithu,osamapanga zinthu zoti ena ayambepo ma demo kufuna kulepheretsa chitsankho,mwaponda mmadzi bonse a dpp.

CHILIMA
CHILIMA
8 months ago

But the constitution is very clear that parties nominates 3 commissioners. It is silent on appointing numbers. However it is also very clear that the parties should be represented proportional to parliament representation. MCP is not 50% in parly’s representation. Tione apa a Kenyatta ati chani

Chiombagaga
Chiombagaga
8 months ago

Kodi ndiye kuti Judge ndi Kenyatta yekha? Ndichifukwa Chiani chilichonse cha MCP judge wake akukhala Kenyatta Nyirenda?

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Popanda chabwino madalawa akapume angaphe tsogolo la ana athu ngati mmene atcheya anaphera alimi ku central region.nsambi muzapita nazo mpakana kumanda.kusankha macommissioner mcp 3 dpp 3 koma inu kudzitama lamulo lili pansi panu.dpp 4 mcp 2.kugawa maconstituency inu ambiri kumwerako kwino ochepa.kukhazikitsa ma district inu ambiri kumwerako kwina pangono kukhazikitsa ma khonsolo inu ambiri kwina ochepa.kupereka ngongole inu ambiri kwina ochepa.Izi ndizomwe za pweteka dpp ndi udf.Chakwera ndi Chilima zakobzeni osakondera mbari olo chigawo ngati kucentral kukufunika maboma ena oonjezera zaonjezeni kaya kumwera onjezani kumpoto onjezani koma chachidziwikire south and central should have equal number of districts and councils and… Read more »

mofolo
mofolo
8 months ago

Do not start throwing spanners in the smooth preparation of the elections. Osathawa chisankho kapena kumayangana zifukwa zozalilira chisankho mukaluza a MCP

chataika
chataika
8 months ago

mwayamba kale kunjenjemera kkkkkk. Last time u had one commissioner why did u not challenge it court? Koma mcp mwatikwana bwanji ndi zochita zanu? Tikukhomeni pa 23 june pano and u keep quiet for good until 2084

Central
Central
8 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Akayamba kale kutaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii? chataika ndithudi linda madzi apite ndiye uziti tadala………………………!! How many are you against what they have? Mukadutsa ulendo uno ndiye ndinudi akatundu amawayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Koma tikatengela zomwe zili ku Central and Northern regions, kayaaaaaaaa lets and wait to see who will laugh mosttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!! Panopotu take my words, based on how MCP has strategized out of 1,200,000 that registered in Lilongwe you should expect close to a meter voting and don’t be cheated, dpp may get 20 votes from that……………………………………………..!! And that will be the dpp district committee basi!!

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