Msungama won court case

BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow) -Malawi Electoral Commission has said Malawians should be patient as the pollster is making arrangements to hold a parliamentary rerun in Lilongwe south east constituency.

Acting chief elections officer, Thandie Khovule said in reaction to Supreme Court ruling which ordered the rerun, the first of its kind in Malawi, following reports of massive fraud and rigging.

Malawi Congress Party’s losing candidate Ulemu Msungama took the matter to court after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s Bentry Namasasu won the 2014 parliamentary election dubiously.

“We want to get the copy of the ruling from the Supreme Court, thereafter we will hold a meeting for commissioners,” said the acting chief elections officer.

She said the process of holding the rerun involves many stakeholders including the government therefore she called on people to be patient and understanding.

Kovole said the Malawi Electoral Commission will put in place measures to ensure that a free and fair election is held. State spies, National Intelligence Bureau officers are accused of torching a MEC warehouse in Lilongwe after the High Court ordered a recount of the vote.