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Chilima petitions High Court to nullify Malawi’s May 21 polls results

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The opposition UTM Party leader and former Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima on Friday filed a petition with the High Court in Lilongwe, challenging the results of the May 21, 2019 polls.

Chilima wants the court to nullify the election results arguing that the polls were marred with numerous irregularities.

UTM Spokesperson Chidanthi-Malunga confirmed the party petitioning the High court sorely alone not with any party.

This comes barely a few hours after Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera rejected the same polls results that the party would also petition the court.

The country’s religious body, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) on Thursday  stated that the results of the Malawi 2019 Tripartite Elections lacked credibility.

This follows Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah declaring President Peter Mutharika a winner with slight margin of 38% controversially beating Dr. Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party Dr. Saulos Chilima who got 20% of votes.

 

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Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwanahttps://www.maravipost.com
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post for the past Three Years. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post. I also decide most of what the user will or will not see. And those users will be clicking on the website expecting to see what their trusted news. Organisation has to say on an issue. I started as a senior Reporter with the Maravi Post over a 6 years ago. When I have time, I do field reporting as well.
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