As presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, head to court over conduct of the 2023 presidential election, the senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, Dr. Paul Enenche, has advised the judiciary to be transparent, fair and set the country on the right path of electoral justice.
Enenche, while stating that the 2023 presidential election lacked probity and credibility, said Malawi was caught up in a similar scenario but the Judiciary was able to rescue and set the pace for constitutional democracy in Malawi.
The Senior Pastor who took to his social media handle to express his reservations about the just concluded election also urged the court to remain last of of the common man.
He said: “Just in case you are wondering if getting electoral justice through judicial intervention is possible, learn from the story of Malawi presidential election in 2019.
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“In that election, not only was the incumbent party in the contest, the incumbent president was also contesting. He rigged his way to victory and was declared winner. There was an atmosphere of widespread national dissatisfaction and disillusionment among the citizens created by overwhelming and indisputable evidence of electoral fraud.
“The aggrieved parties took the case to the country’s constitutional court alleging widespread rigging, irregularities and malpractices in favour of the incumbent president.
“The constitutional court nullified the election, citing widespread systematic and grave irregularities, and called for a rerun.
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The incumbent president (the purported winner) appealed against the ruling at the Supreme Court.
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