Banks won’t be compelled to submit MEC workers’ statements

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The Constitutional Court has rejected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera’s request for banks to be compelled to submit to the court bank statements of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) data entry clerks.

The Constitutional Court has rejected the request today.

The application came amid reports that data entry clerks received dubious payments through their bank accounts following the polls.

The court also rejected the MCP leader’s request that there should be new commissioners in the event that the court orders fresh elections.

It, however, allowed Chakwera to seek for fresh elections in the event that the May 21 results are cancelled.

Chakwera initially wanted a rerun but his lawyers applied to the court for the petition to be amended so that he should be seeking for fresh elections.

The court also granted the MCP leader’s request for MEC to give MCP electoral records.

Chakwera and UTM leader Chilima are challenging results of the May 21 presidential elections. MEC declared President Peter Mutharika winner of the polls but the two argue that the outcome was affected by serious irregularities.

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3 Comments

  1. Waste of ? and Time!!
    The Opposition should learn to accept the defeat.However Chakwera’s time is over as MCP president.He must give others a chance than beating about the bush,in seeking the flesh or recount of 21 May elections which APM was declared a winner.I wonder why he made friendship with Chilima.yet he’s the one who bloke him from being a president in 2014 after he openly said he rigged elections.He must know that Chilima is clever and he’s taking him as stupid.How can chilima challenge the MEC and he’s far behind at 3rd position.We need leaders that can accept the defeat and not Power Hungry.The demos they’re doing is bringing the development of Malawi down.rooting of shops, destroying if roads etc that shows no love for your country and people in it.u will need the same road to drive your cars but you leading pipo to destroy it.the Court knows that APM is a president and nothing can change that..

  2. Waste of ? and Time!!
    The Opposition should learn to accept the defeat.However Chakwera’s time is over as MCP president.He must give others a chance than beating about the bush,in seeking the flesh or recount of 21 May elections which APM was declared a winner.I wonder why he made friendship with Chilima.yet he’s the one who bloke him from being a president in 2014 after he openly said he rigged elections.He must know that Chilima is clever and he’s taking him as stupid.How can chilima challenge the MEC and he’s far behind at 3rd position.We need leaders that can accept the defeat and not Power Hungry.The demos they’re doing is bringing the development of Malawi down.rooting of shops, destroying if roads etc that shows no love for your country and people in it.u will need the same road to drive your cars but you letting pipo to destroy it

  3. “Chakwera initially wanted a rerun but his lawyers applied to the court for the petition to be amended so that he should be seeking for fresh elections.”

    That sentence does not make sense. Does M24 mean this:

    “Chakwera initially wanted a RECOUNT …

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