Muluzi praises ‘democratic breakthrough’ ConCourt ruling to nullify Malawi election

Former president Bakili Muluzi has hailed the Constitutional Court judges who  have annulled last year’s presidential elections, saying it has marked a significant moment in history.

Muluzi: Hail court ruling to annual presidential election as a step forward for democracy

In a landmark judgment,   the Constitution Court has nullified the election victory of President Peter Mutharika  and ordered a a new ballot within 150 days, days as judges  found that evidence of fraud and malpractice meant the results of the poll could not be allowed to stand.

Making his comment on the ruling, Muluzi the only Head of State  who governed Malawi uninterrupted for two-term offive ,   said the unanimous decision by the judges demonstrates to the world the strength of the country’s democracy.

“The example we have set will  now be under close scrutiny as such I would like to appeal to all leaders, political parties and their supporters to understand the judgement.

” We can only move forward as a nation with continued with the continued spirit of a free and fair democracy and commitment to development, ” says Muluzi.

He then thanked Malawians for the peaceful conduct before, during and after the ruling, saying it is democratic breakthrough.

The court ruled that the election’s integrity had been tainted by irregularities.

Opposition supporters celebrated wildly in the streets and pubs. It was a rare victory for them.

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Jenala Eid
Jenala Eid
9 months ago

Leave Bakili Muluzi alone after all he fought for democracy in Malawi that u are playing with along side his coligues. Lets learn the culture of appreciation when somebody has contributed in unique subjects of this nature. I like Dr Bakili Muluzi. Never shall we get a kind President like him.

Having opposition parties in any country is fantastic bcoz they correct
the governing body. Therefore respecting our elders like Bakili Muluzi is good.
(Akulu akulu ndi mdambo mozimila motooooo!!!)

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

From wanting a third term in office to praising Concourt for serving justice in Malawi. Am I missing something else about this crook of a thieving and corrupt bastard?

We Chewa Lomwe Tumbuka Ngoni, and Yoa Say
We Chewa Lomwe Tumbuka Ngoni, and Yoa Say
9 months ago

So let you Muluzi keep the billions you stole and move on? Are you alright in your confused head?
Pay back the billions. That’s what we want b

WaWaWaWa
WaWaWaWa
9 months ago

BM Bwana please shut up and remain quite otherwise the young politicians will investigate your crimes and make you pay. You are too much in the limelight. The millions you stole will land you in prison. So quite Bwana I suggest you hide away for you are the architect of corruption.

Mjonanje
Mjonanje
9 months ago

I have no respect for Muluzi..anapha chipani changa…UDF .Anagulitsa Eastern region pa mtengo wozizira. Lero Eastern region ilibe political Identity because of this man and his son.

Extra Point
Extra Point
9 months ago

Bakili Muluzi, keep quite. None apart from your son and your friend Mutharika listens to you. How can you praise the court judgement when you were busy trying to bribe HRDC members to stop demonstrating against MEC criminality in last year elections. You wanted Mutharika to continue oppressing us so long you are busy wasting MK1.7 billion you stole from us. Useless man in this country.

James Phirj
James Phirj
9 months ago

This is the one who was pushing to change constitution for third term

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
9 months ago

You and your son are two faced, you can’t be trusted

Nalingula
Nalingula
9 months ago

Despite all his Blunders Muluzi Never Sacrificed National Unity …Was willing to Work with Everyone….His Greatest Blunder was to Pick Someone Who Never Understood What National Unity Means ….Those who went to College During his Time had to Sit for Entrance Exams …at least the Man knew what Merit Means ….It’s Our Time to Correct the Mess that those who Came before Us Made …We can’t keep Throwing Stones at him Forever….By Now he Knows what Malawi Means …

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago

Very interesting indeed
Yes Mr. Muluzi you are right it is really a democracy breakthrough. It also means the uprooting of the seedlings of corruption, stealing regionalism and family dynasties which you planted. How do you feel to see your plans and dreams shattered before you while you watch helplessly.

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