In Malawi opposition parties have filed yet another application for clarification on who is supposed to set the date for the forthcoming presidential elections between Parliament and the Electoral Commission to the friendly Supreme Court of Appeal.
Khumbo Soko, lawyer for Vice President Saulos Chilima who has been reduced to a running mate of the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera of the MCP, has confirmed to media of the just submitted Application.
“Our view is that the issue is not as clear from a fair reading of the judgment itself and a consideration of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act. But we want the Court to clarify whether its Parliament that must fix the date or the EC,” Soko said.
Adding more confusion MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah says she has written the appointing authority to step aside from her position as MEC Chairperson but is yet to get a response from appointing authority. Ansah revealed this in an exclusive interview with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Even If the biased Supreme Court of Appeal makes a ruling who is going to run the Elections? How long will it take to appoint and train new MEC Commissioners?