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DPP holds demonstrations in Zomba

By Tiyese Monjeza:

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members yesterday took their latest leg of demonstrations in major cities to Zomba to challenge the Constitution Court judgement nullifying last year’s presidential election results.

The march, which started at Chinamwali Trading Centre in Zomba, drew the party’s supporters from the Eastern Region who demonstrated along M5 Road before presenting their petition to Zomba City Council Chief Executive Officer Charles Thombozi.

Addressing the party’s supporters after presenting the petition which had 10 key points, DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey, said the court erred in its ruling by addressing issues which were not part of Malawi Congress Party and UTM’s petitions such as the electoral reform where the court ordered Parliament to discuss on possible adoption of 50%+1 electoral system.

She, however, said DPP was not afraid of the fresh presidential election if the Supreme Court upholds the Constitutional Court ruling.

Jeffrey urged DPP followers to register in large numbers once the Supreme Court upholds the ruling for fresh presidential election expected within 150 days from February 3 when the Constitution Court passed its ruling.

”As a party, we are not afraid of the fresh presidential election if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling of the Constitutional Court. We are ready to win even better than we did during the May 21 tripartite elections,” Jeffrey said.

Francis Mphepo, DPP Administrative Secretary, said the party is set to proceed with similar demonstrations in Mangochi, Lilongwe and Mzuzu districts.

DPP kick-started the demonstrations earlier this week in Blantyre

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