The incumbent president Dr Joyce Banda has nullified the whole electoral process being done at Blantyre Tally Centre.
The president said today at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a press conference.
Banda observed that the current election was characterized by many irregularities.
In her speech, Banda said ‘with the power vested in me according to section 82 (2), I have nullified the whole electoral process with effect from today’.
She has therefore called for fresh elections which will be held 90 days from now.
Dr Joyce Banda has however indicated that she will not participate in this fresh election.
Below is the full statement!!
FULL PROCRAMATION NOTICE BY PRESIDENT DR JOYCE BANDA ON NULLIFICATION OF TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS
GOVERNMENT NOTICE NO. …
IN THE MATTER OF THE 2014 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS
WHEREAS it has come to my attention that there have been several fraudulent and rampant irregularities in relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors;
AND WHEREAS it is in the public interest that all ongoing processes in the relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors be nullified:
NOW THEREFORE, I DR JOYCE BANDA, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 82 (2) of the Constitution, hereby issue this Proclamation nullifying all on-going processes in relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors, including the process of counting of votes and announcement of the results thereof which shall cease forthwith.
AND I HEREBY further proclaim that Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors shall be held within ninety days of the date of this Proclamation.
Given under my hand at LILONGWE on this 24TH day of MAY , 2014.
DR J. BANDA