The Constitutional Court presiding over high profile presidential elections case in Lilongwe has said Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) lacked openness in handling complaints.

This has been said by Justice Ivy Kamanga as she is presenting the court’s verdict pending final judgment of the case.

According to the court, resolutions were written by Mr Alfandika and he also communicated the decisions adding that it is questionable whether the decisions were made by Mr. Alfandika or the Commissioners.

Court added that: “MEC should always work like a tribunal or a small court. There was no occasion in this case where the petitioners were given audience by the commissioners, all complaints were given to the Chief Elections Officer.”

Before declaring Peter Mutharika a Democratic progressive Party (DPP) candidate winner, MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah said they had received ‘madando’ (as she used to pit it) 147 and claimed to have addressed them all.

The court is yet to deliver its ruling today regarding the case where United Transformation Movement (UTM) President Saulos Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are seeking for nullification of the presidential result polls.

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