Patrick Bandawe has successfully obtained an injunction from the High Court restraining the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) from declaring his opponent and incumbent legislator Juliana Lunguzi winner of primary elections which the party held in the constituency.
In November, MCP conducted primary elections in the constituency and the presiding officer declared Bandawe a winner.
The results attracted public outcry forcing the party led by its Publicity Secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali to call for an emergency meeting where Lunguzi was declared winner.
The development did not please Bandawe who threatened to drag MCP to court over the matter.
In a statement Bandawe said the MCP already seemed to have decided on the winner before the elections were conducted.
He demanded an explanation from the party on how it settled on Lunguzi as winner despite results of the polls showing otherwise.
“I will be forced to seek legal redress if the party does not address this matter, especially in view of the fact that the party seemed to have settled on the winner long before the elections and it is determined to ensure this dream is not disrupted,” said Bandawe.
Meanwhile the High Court has granted Bandawe an injunction on the matter.