Shocker! Mbakuwaku wants MEC to disqualify Chakwera, Mutharika
Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) president Peter Kuwani has written Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) asking the body to disqualify Tonse Alliance candidate Lazarus Chakwera and DPP-UDF Alliance candidate Peter Mutharika on the grounds that they violated electoral laws.
Kuwani alleges that the two broke the law when they changed their running mates for the fresh election.
“Basing on the fact, point of law and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal (MSCA) consequential directions and recommendations on candidates, MEC should nullify the candidature for Dr Lazarous Chakwera and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for being reconstituted.
“It is apparent that MSCA consequential directions and recommendations as regards to candidates should be in tandem to consequential directions and recommendations on voters’ roll,” reads the complaint letter by Kuwani.
He wants to be declared the winner of the fresh presidential elections, unopposed.
“Unless legally proven or directed otherwise, Peter Sinosi, Driver Kuwani is the sole candidate who fully adopted the MSCA consequential directions and recommendations for the presidential election.
“The presidential candidature of Dr Lazarous Chakwera and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika are products of reorganisation as they do not bear resemblance to a candidate presented to voters on 21 May 2019… and are a fraud,” he argued and called on MEC to nullify their candidature.
Addressing journalists in Blantyre Wednesday morning, MEC chairperson Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said the commission will respond to Kuwani’s complaint by close of business today.
“I won’t comment much because we are handling this issue,” he said.
On the same note, Kachale also briefed the nation that, as of today, they have successfully resolved four complaints—two from Tonse Alliance and two from DPP/UDF Alliance.
A very stupid Kuwani. You brought this matter before the election and the matter was handled by clarifying that ONLY THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION were eligible to participate. APM, LMC, SKC and AAM participated in the previous elections as presidential candidates. As such the four were eligible to participate. APM could have been VP to AAM and LMC could have been vice to the Driver or SKC etc – indeed a mix of any of the four is eligible.
I think there is sensein case he has presented. This is not his first time to write Mec for disqualification of these two candidates. If it were in others countries where justice prevails, this would have been a good reason to disqualify the two or give them an option to adopt. Think of it, the court gave an order to restrict new entrants to compete for the position of the president while maintaining the same voters’ roll used in 2019 election. Below are some of the reasons the two should been disqualified. (a) TWOhad vice presidents who withdrew the candidature… Read more »
Undele pela, leka waka apa achakwera wayezgepo…. Lindira mwawi wako, give it a try in 2025 papa
MMMMMM AKUWANI MUKUFUNA NANU MUTOLE???? ANAKUNAMIZANI NDANI?
In a rush to I’m implement regime change. The judges forgot to tie up loose ends. Now this…
Well, you listened to number 3 last time here is another number 3 making noise. Another re-run basi!
Akuwani mupanngitsa CHISONI zimene munenazo nthawi yatha. Angakhale chakwera atakupatsaniko 50,000 simungawinenso UCHITSILU UMENEWO
Adriver thus good, koma ngat mwatumidwa shame on u
This individual is just plain annoying.
If truth be told, MMD has a point! But I happen to recall a legal scholar opining that it’s all about the top of the ticket, not running mates. Watumidwa ndi APM ameneyu. APM is a very shifty character. I was beginning to wonder why he hasn’t started parking yet, but now I know why.