Malawi/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/101 views /malawi Court orders consolidation of Malawi electoral petitions by MCP, UTM to one case – Malawi Nyasa Timesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelLilongwe High Court Judge Charles Mkandawire has ruled that presidential elections-related cases filed separately by UTM Party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) be consolidated and heard as one and should be referred to the Constitutional Court. An MCP supporter carrying a placard during peaceful protests on Tuesday MCP, which alongside UTM Party led by the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima, is challenging results of the presidential election in which President Peter Mutharika of DPP was declared the winner followed by Chakwera and Chilima in second and third place, respectively. High Court Registrar Agnes Patemba has confirmed that the matter will be given to Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda for certification to be heard in the Constitution Court in accordance with section 9 (3) of the Courts Act. ALSO READ 298 000 pupils begin primary school leaving certificate exams - Malawi Nyasa TimesJustice Mkandawire observed in his ruling that both cases relate to “common question of law” and that they arise “out of the same transaction.” The judge also ruled that “there is no good and sufficient reason” for the two cases to continue separately. He also made a determination that the two cases are “constitutional in nature.” In a case filed at the Lilongwe Registry of the High Court of Malawi by lawyer representing MCP, Titus Mvalo, MCP is the first claimant with its president and presidential candidate in the elections, Lazarus Chakwera, as second claimant while Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is the defendant. ALSO READ Race on for speakershipMCP contends that Mutharika “won a fraudulent election” fraught with irregularities, including alleged stuffing of ballot papers with pre-marked ballots, tampering with election results sheets through correction fluid and being found in possession of result sheets at home. MEC declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent. The electoral body said Chakwera was on second position with 1 781 740 votes, representing 35.41 percent of the vote and Chilima, who debuted on the presidential ballot on UTM Party ticket after falling out with Mutharika last June, finished third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent. ALSO READ Woman Accidentally Opens Plane Emergency Exit Instead Of ToiletUTM on Friday also filed with the courts its challenge of the presidential election results. Like MCP, UTM is seeking nullification of the election results. Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV : Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:malawi share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSallah: Bank customers decry poor network, insufficient funds in ATMs – Premium Times Nigerianext articleJustin Trudeau Pledges to ‘Continue to Fight Islamophobia’ in Eid StatementRelated PostsMalawi/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Polls full trial on July 29468 shares Malawi/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Csec faults schools for disrupting calendarLegumes export revenue shrinksOrlando Pirates to unveil GabadinhoUnima delinking awaits bill gazetting12 Types of Fake Friends You Should Keep A Distance FromIan Simbota elected as new APAM PresidentBRITISH NATIONAL MURDERED IN NKHATABAYElections case trial to start July 29Malawi business mogul Mpinganjira inspires corporate gurus: Makes moving speech at meet – Malawi Nyasa Times Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.