High Court adjourns local govt, parley elections case

The High Court in Lilongwe on Monday adjourned to a later date a case in which some concerned citizens are seeking nullification of 2019 local government and parliamentary elections.

High Court Judge Ruth Chinangwa told both parties in the case that the matter has currently been put on hold pending for a determination by the Supreme Court of Appeal on the presidential case.

The court has since communicated that it will hear the case 14 days after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Lawyer representing the concerned citizens Wesley Mwafulirwa told YFM that the elections were run at the same time and that the country should have fresh tripartite elections.

In a dramatic twist of events, the current legislators have also joined the case against the application.

Lawyer representing the current Members of Parliament (MPs) Titus Mvalo said the petition to nullify the May 21 polls is baseless.

The petition follows the nullification of the May 21 presidential election by a panel of judges sitting as Constitutional Court.

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