Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to the Supreme Court of Appeal against the High Court ruling to hold fresh elections in Mangochi West Constituency.

On December 20, High Court Judge Sylvester Kalembera ordered a re-run of the Mangochi West constituency, after petitioner Simeon Harrison was aggrieved with MEC for declaring Geoffrey Meleka Chiwondo winner.

In his ruling, Kalembera said: “all in all, I am satisfied that the petitioner has demonstrated, established and proved to the required standard that due to the irregularities observed, the results ought to and were affected such that the parliamentary results declared and announced by the 1st respondent [MEC] do not reflect the will of the people and electorate who participated in that vote.”

“Consequently, I nullify the Parliamentary result of Mangochi West constituency as declared and announced by the 1st respondent.”
But MEC has appealed the case to Supreme Court.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafurliwa confirmed of the development in an interview with Times radio.

According to Mwafulirwa, the court did not take into consideration some evidence and material facts that were presented.

More details to follow..

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