Parliament, councillors were also affected in Malawi ‘Tipp-ex elections’ – UDF

The United Democratic Front (UDF) has punched in on the ruling of the presidential election case, which say the Constitutional Court nullifying it and decreeing that a fresh election be held in the next 150 days, saying the verdict “exposed the gravity and extent of the irregularities” in the Tipp-exed election.

UDF leadership wants electoral justice across the board as it was tripartite elections

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times,  UDF, which is the first democratically elected party in the country, said the ruling also revealed gross incompetence and total disregard of the Electoral Commission during the electoral process.

It said the verdict has shown that the whole process was “fraudulent” and may have even affected the results of both the local government and parliamentary elections.

“Our position as UDF is that considering the massive irregularites as exposed in the elections case ruling, there could be a number of Malawians outside the National Assembly and local councils who actually won the elections,” reads the statement in part.

Apparently, UDF leader Atupele Muluzi and a horde of the party’s legislators lost their parliamentary seats in Machinga North in the disputed election.

The UDF says the results did not reflect the will of the people of Malawi which is a fundamental prerequisite of any democratic election.

It calls for the “immediate dissolution” of the electoral commission “because it has lost its moral authority” to manage credible elections.

It adds: “The electoral commission staff who may have deliberately facilitated the irregularities and fraud should be taken to task.”

But the UDF, nevertheless, has appealed to supporters of the petitioners to celebrate peacefully and the respondents to abide by the courts determination.

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Jose
Jose
9 months ago

Chibwana eti ndachiona mdziko presidential is one election an mp files petition on his own councillors the same.No mp councilor can file on behalf of all mps councilors.you file basing on the ward or constituency.stop nonsense mchifukwa malawi sakwera.

chaos
chaos
9 months ago

this party is just dull ,akadikile pano anzawo amenya nkhondo kenaka azilubwalubwa

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
9 months ago

Anzanu stains zolakwika anapita ku court. Inu munali kuti? Just trying to bring confusion Basi.

Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
9 months ago

Very late fellaz. Where were you in the first place? SHAME!!!!!!

Kwinyani
Kwinyani
9 months ago

STUPID AND FOOLISH UDF , WHY BRING OUT THE ISSUE NOW . ?
IS IT BECAUSE YOUR ATUPELE LOST HIS PARLIAMENTARY SEAT ? TOO LATE

KK wa ku Mangochi
9 months ago

UDF it has just become a homeless party. No principals at all. All along they known it but kept quet licking the Peter’s ass.

Lego
9 months ago

We welcome your statements and points but where were you when UTM and MCP were fighting for Justice?

MLORE GENTS _G. B.
9 months ago

We are still waiting for that process to begin soon and can’t wait to see those perpetrators behind bars except no mercy for that matter.

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

Akuti akufuna achite appeal simunamve kodi? Ndiye kaya achita appeal ngati ndani, poti chigamulo chinasongola ku MEC. DPP and APM sanatchulidwemo mu Judgement.

Fine
Fine
9 months ago

This a very good statement from UDF – let MEC be dissolved immediately.

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