UTM seeking judicial review in election results: Want recount of presidential vote

UTM Party says it is seeking judicial review on the whole electoral result system because of daring anomalies which pollster conceded and corrected.

Chilima (r) and his running mate Dr Micheal Usi : Want a recount

The Saulos Chilima led party wants the court to order a recount of the whole presidential vote.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said although he could not give details on the actual substance of the court suit, the party lodged a complaint over 400 missing votes for party president Saulos Chilima in the north.

He also said there were similar anomalies in Mzuzu.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah conceded there were some anomalies in the presidential poll result in Mzuzu.

“The presiding officers missed 400 votes for Dr. Chilima. We corrected the anomaly and the 400 votes reflected on Dr. Chilima’s result sheet,” said Ansah.

She also conceded there were problems in Lilongwe, saying a computer messed up presidential poll figures.

Ansah said Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential  candidate Lazarus Chakwera was awarded 540 444 instead of 530 941 votes.

She said Chilima was given 113 595 votes instead of 113  909 votes whilst Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  President Peter Mutharika was given 84 595 votes instead of 82 080 votes.

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nachisale
nachisale
1 year ago

UTM flopped in all the polls. Matama onse a pumbwa Chilima kutheratu. Amatumbwa too much m’baleyu ndi mkazake wotengeka uja. Kapangeni band muzikaimba tsopano. Musatisokosele.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

Then the best way is what you have just started Jane , go to all polling centerso, you do the same as you have done here, you just add those figure which are called instead of……..because this instead of ,,are many, the answer can not take you a day before knowing who was the winner, useless SC.

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

The vote was stolen at the final tally. Your stupid monitors were busy monitoring something which would not have anything with the final result.

Tipp-Ex President
1 year ago

There is no Democracy in Malawi. MEC is the the Common Denominator of Democracy coz it is the one that decides whom to crown him as Prince and not the electorate. For the electorate to go register and vote is just a formality otherwise all is meaningless and it’s just wastage of peoples time resources and energy for nothing. Malawi is none other than a KANGAROO GOVERNMENT where where Law of the Jungle is the order of the Day. Judiciary is totally Corrupt. The Executive is totally Corrupt and all arms of government are 101 % Corrupt so what good… Read more »

50 plus 1 Movement
50 plus 1 Movement
1 year ago

50 + 1 Movement (50+1 M) has started and membership will reach 1,000,000 by end of 2020. Its aimed at advocating the adoption of the 50+1 voting system to ensure come 2024 Malawi must have a President voted by a majority.

Jakison Laanje
Jakison Laanje
1 year ago

I support this movement. We need to push parliament to table this bill again in their first seating

chemalembo
chemalembo
1 year ago

there is need to recount ALL presidential votes for all the candidates and compare them with hardcopy result sheets. Long live genuine democracy

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago

This is a complete waste of time and resources by UTM “bus company”, and the court should promptly reject the application. HARDtalk Chilima and co are really abusing the privileges of democracy, for how can they, in all reality, dig up enough votes to even get close to the front duo of APM and oChakwera? Reminder: Chilima garnered only twenty per cent when the other two were in the high thirties. So, what’s the point? The desire to cling to privileges, may be. I though he was championing the principle of “zosiyilana”? Was that simply hypocrisy, then? And MEC moved… Read more »

Pension Nenereko
Pension Nenereko
1 year ago

Uku ndiye kubwera UTM

Tozer Tsono
Tozer Tsono
1 year ago

Judge Ansah’s justification of tippex changes and her assertion that a computer altered votes are. clear examples of a mishandled election. Were votes changed for the same reason? Secondly how can a computer change votes? What is special about this computer in Lilongwe? Is this related to the break in at Mec offices that took place prior to the election? Judge Ansah has admitted something fishy took place during elections. According to her flawed reading of the facts and judgement; it is ok because it affected each party or candidate. Besides, she reported results were late from polling or reporting… Read more »

Central
Central
1 year ago

Mai “madando” is responsible for declaring crooks winners!

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