Vuwa is legitimate MP, court throws out Mhone election petition

High Court Judge Thomson Ligowe has upheld Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  declaration that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator  Symon Vuwa-Kaunda won the Nkhata Bay Central constituency in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

The ruling on Monday afternoon sent DPP supporters to celebrate outside the court premises.

Minister Vuwa Kaunda wins election case

Malawi Electoral Commission declared Vuwa Kaunda winner in the polls, but close contender Ralph Mhone of Peoples Party (PP) challenged the result.

Vuwa Kaunda was declared winner with 6 418 votes against Mhone’s 6 412.

Mhone, a practising lawyer, argued that he is the rightful winner of the elections.

But the court ruled otherwise, saying Vuwa Kaunda was dully elected.

Vuwa Kaunda is also Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in the Peter Mutharika administration.

Mhone, on the other hand, was Parliamentarian for Nkhata Bay Central between 2014 and 2019.

Lawyer  Leonard Mbulo who represented Kaunda welcomes the ruling  while Mhone’s Counsel Wesley Mwafulirwa could not immediately comment.

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Tuntufye
Tuntufye
2 years ago

…and one by one the petitioners fall. who is next?

Jamax
Jamax
2 years ago

God Jehovah is in control over every situation in Malawi – he is GOD – just keep quiet and see what God will do next!!!!!!

Mateyu salijeni
2 years ago

TIPPEX WAWINA

Richie
2 years ago

Kodi a chakwera amapita ku court asanachite audit ma results ?

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  Richie

Pali za Chakwera apa?

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

DPP woyee

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
2 years ago

6 votes difference? Very painful to lose with such a margin. This is a lesson to those who are trailing with over 100 thousand votes not underestimate marginal victories and defeats.

Mzunga
Mzunga
2 years ago

Ku Constitutional court zidzakhalanso chonchi. Diphiphi woyeee!

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

Thomson Ligowe

Destroyer of liars
2 years ago

I hear the judge left reading judgement from his papers and started reading judgement from his phone. Could this be true? If it’s true what’s the implication on his judgement.

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Like it
2 years ago

Congratulations honorable vuwa Kaunda. Other cases are independent too, wait!

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