MEC lawyers delighted with extension of time in poll case

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) legal team have expressed profound satisfaction with the ruling by the High Court  sitting as Constitutional Court in Lilongwe  granting them additional time for collecting and filing sworn statements from Polling Station Officers for those stations whose results are cited in the Presidential poll case as being irregular.

Chokhotho: Extension vital in the case for MEC

The exercise had been halted as a precautionary measure by reason of disturbances that occurred in a few districts where the lawyers were prevented from doing their work without chaotic and life threatening protestations by rowdy partisan crowds that were aiming at preventing them from gathering material objective rebuttal evidence from the Commissions poll officers.

Lead attorney for MEC, Tamanda Chokhotho said the 5-day time extension will give the lawyers time to do their work to collect the statements so as “to disprove the obviously unfounded allegations of irregularities that the Petitioners made.”

MEC lawyers hope that the exercise will allow the whole nation to see that the returns in the Presidential poll did reflect the wishes of the nation.

“It has always been the contention of the Commission that the election was conducted according to all applicable laws and this will become evidence when the statements are collated and filed and when trial starts,” the legal team leader said.

“The Commission looks forward to a fair trial as everyone else does, so that this chapter is closed in the minds of all including those that are still hoping the results were otherwise.”

The same court also ordered Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera  to disassociate himself and condemn the statement that his party publicity secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali made ordering citizens to arrest MEC officials who were meeting presiding officers in different districts of the country.

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APM akundiyamwa 🍆
APM akundiyamwa 🍆
2 years ago

Jane Ansah kunyasa mtima ngati nkhope ya Chokhotho

che nnungu
2 years ago

Ife sitisiya ma Demo till Cardiac Arrest

baba
baba
2 years ago

Where is Kaphale in this case? i can’t see him.

Soko
Soko
2 years ago

MEC officials sagona masiku 5 amene awapatsawa. Inde, inde, pitani mukakonze zolakwika zija mmafufuta ndi TIPPEX zija. Koma nthawi ikukwanirani yofufuta ngati mukufuna aganyu oti akuthandizeni ku saina tipezeni, komatu sizaulere. Tilandire ngati momwe Jane Ansah ndi Alfandika analandirira ma Billions.

TOSH
2 years ago

the way ican see though it can turn good to APM pple can still protest for re run, and if mutharika wins this case things wil turn bad to worse

APM akundiyamwa
APM akundiyamwa
2 years ago
Reply to  TOSH

The solution is 50+1. That way whoever wins has the clear backing of the majority. Even pa demo, that person would have sufficient support from the majority. Now THAT is majority rule. Not this nonsense that we have now.

Tiyeseni Phiri
Tiyeseni Phiri
2 years ago

The question has not been about the aunthenticity of the results. The losers are trying to utilize any minute mishap in the hope of creating chaos for the peaceful nation.

As the costs are being counted be on the lookout for eventual casualties in this saga!

Circle of Fools
2 years ago

Rule of life: If you want to excel as a criminal, learn the law. Rule 2: commit crime.

insupport of Truth
insupport of Truth
2 years ago

incredible! I stand with you!

APM akundiyamwa
APM akundiyamwa
2 years ago

Man awa kaya mumati a Chokhotho amandiipira nkhope yawoyo bwanji. Anthu a ma demo muzaafake mbama imodzi. Amaoneka a matama heavy

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
2 years ago

I think your face shows it all. A devil. Chokhoto is more handsome than you. Comes from a well cultured family. From the look of it you must have come from a broken family.

che nnungu
2 years ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

Chi CADET zakuwawa

APM akundiyamwa 🍆
APM akundiyamwa 🍆
2 years ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

Handsome? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 nkhope ngati akutsopa 🍆 how is that handsome? Kkkkkkkkk. Mukudyana homo eti? Why are you, a fellow man, so concerned about me throwing shade on Chokhotho’s looks?

Ndevu zotenthetsera ndi tea
Ndevu zotenthetsera ndi tea
2 years ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

Eh Eh. Kodi nkhaniyi ikukhala bwanji? Joseph are you gay?

Achiswe'.'
2 years ago

;…..obviously unfounded allegations….’ This is not how many people see things. In fact from the evidence it is ‘obvious’ that irregularities occurred; I think the MEC are in for a hard time when the court examines all the evidence of fraud put before it. MEC are prejudging the result of the court. They are in for a shock!

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

komstu musatitengele kuntoso ngati nyama yagalu mwava

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