The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, will hold a public rally at Nsundwe in Lilongwe on Saturday, with the aim of showing appreciation to its supporters for standing behind the party during the presidential elections case.
Nsundwe is one of the areas which has been affected by political violence recently.
MCP campaign director, Moses Kunkuyu, said the rally is one of the events as the party has organized a number of rallies to be held across the country following their victory of the presidential elections case.
Kunkuyu said: “Our president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera felt it wise to meet the people who stood behind the party during the whole period of elections case and it’s going to be followed by a series of other rallies across the country.”
Among other notable faces to be present during the rally include the party’s vice president Sidiki Miya, the country’s former president Dr. Joyce Banda, and former vice president Khumbo Kachale.
On Monday, February 3, Malawi’s constitutional court, through a panel of five judges, nullified the May 21 presidential elections and ruled that Peter Mutharika was unduly elected president.
The court also ordered for fresh elections to be held within 150 days from the day judgement was passed.
It is the first time ever in Malawi that a presidential election has been nullified.
Commenting on the decision by the country’s president to appeal against the Supreme Court judgement on the nullification of May 21 presidential elections, Kunkuyu said the party is not moved at all.