Court nullifies 2019 presidential results Mutharika not duly elected

Court nullifies 2019 presidential results Mutharika not duly elected

Court nullifies 2019 presidential results Mutharika not duly elected

By: Vincent Gunde

The Constitutional court judges have declared President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika not duly elected alongside his vice, Everton Herbert Chimulirenji.

The judges have ordered fresh elections for Malawi in less than 150 days including Saturday’s, Sunday’s and public holidays.

Presiding judges; Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, and Dr Redson. Kapindu collectively deliberated and cameup into one decision to nullify the presidential elections.

Justice Healey Potani has ordered the public appointment committee of Parliament to look into the issue of Mec commissioners so that they conduct fresh elections with emphasis that the one to be elected as President of the country attain majority 50+1% for the purpose of the fresh elections and future elections to come in Malawi.

Justice Potani has ordered the full house of Parliament to meet within 21 days including Saturday’s and Sunday’s for the provision of fresh elections into the Republican constitution so that no single person to secure less than 50% of the votes counted to be elected president.

He asked Parliament to take appropriate measures that whoever is elected is allowed to serve constitutionally 5 years and extending the days of Members of Parliament as well as changing the election date.

The court has faulted the 2nd Respondent, Mec in mismanaging the elections as shown by its incompetence looking at the multiple dimensions of electoral irregularities.

It says money to be paid to the petitioners are exclusive reserve of the court and be agreed upon in 14 days to come.

The judge said since the 1st Respondent, Peter Mutharika was not duly elected during the 21st May, 2019 , the elections were invalid and the country will be back as it was before the 21st May, 2019 where UTM president Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima was the Vice president.

The court says the full text of the the judgement will made available tomorrow and by 4 p.m in the afternoon .

Presiding judge, Justice Healey Potani expressed hope that the judgement made will build and not to destroy the country.

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