MZUZU-(MaraviPost)-Desperate opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) former Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay Central Constituency, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, has dragged Malawi government to African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Arusha – Tanzania following a decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal to nullify his seat.
Vuwa Kaunda told Zodiak online that he has sought to obtain a stay in his application at the African Union Court to review the Supreme Court of Appeal’s basis to nullify the 2019 Parliamentary Election.
Malawi’s Attorney General (AG) Dr. Chikosa Silungwe has since confirmed receipt of the application of notice last but said he is yet to make a recommendation on the way forward to government.
Meanwhile, Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale said they are yet to be served as preparations for the June 29, 2021 by-election in the disputed constituency and two other wards are currently underway.
The Supreme Court nullified Vuwa Kaunda’s Victory after People’s Party (PP) politician Raphael Mhone appealed against a Mzuzu High Court judgment that upheld Kaunda’s victory in the elections.
In 2019, MEC declared Kaunda as winner of the elections with 6,418 votes against close Mhone’s 6,412.
Mhone challenged Vuwa’s election arguing that there were irregularities that affected the outcome, which the Supreme Court agreed with