Analysts call for speedy resolution of elections case

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Political analysts are calling for a speedy resolution of the election case by the constitutional court sitting in Lilongwe.


They believe that the resolve of such will contribute to a more productive parliament and also more productive society. It has been noted that many people are still falling to return to their normal day to day activities due to the current political tension.


There was chaos in parliament last Friday when members of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) chanted songs of protest against President Peter Mutharika when he was about to deliver his maiden State of The National Address (SONA) since his re-election last month.


The development led to Mutharika delivering the SONA without the presence of MCP legislatures as they had stormed out of parliament. MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera has since backed the legislators that left parliament arguing that the did so to show that they do not agree the results by the Malawi Electoral Commission which declared Mutharika as winner of the presidential race.


Speaking to Capital FM Mustapha Hussein who is a Political Science Lecturer at the Chancellor College described the development as worrisome and a lack of tolerance on the part of the opposition, as the electoral case in court is not yet concluded.


And Rafiq Hajat who is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Interaction disclosed that the current political tension will only be quelled once the court case has been concluded hence the need for the courts to speed up the process.


Meanwhile, the 48th opening of parliament commenced without the MCP providing a leader of opposition. The party insists that is won last month’s polls and therefore cannot provide a leader of opposition.


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