The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has referred the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal firing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament or Lilongwe South East Bentley Namasasu to the office of the Attorney General (AG) for legal advice.

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently nullified the 2014 Parliamentary elections for Lilongwe South East and called for a re-run.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale confirmed of the development in an interview with Daily Times newspaper.

“I have only received one verbal request for a legal opinion from the electoral commission. I have asked them to put the question in writing and once again I should be able to offer legal advice in 14 days,” Kaphale was quoted as saying.

Ulemu Msungama of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) had initially asked for a recount of the votes but the warehouse where the ballots were being kept was gutted by fire, making the proposed recount impossible.

He then appealed for a re-run which was granted by the Supreme Court.

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