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The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Saturday criticised the country’s Judiciary of unfairness.

This comes a month after the party was widely condemned over the same during its nationwide demonstrations.

One of the party’s senior members Hetherwick Ntaba and National Campaign Coordinator for the DPP-United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance Everton Chimulirenji Saturday faulted the Constitutional and Supreme Court, for ‘misinterpreting’ the definition of majority in their recent judgements of the presidential election case and failing to adhere to separation of powers.

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Speaking at Masintha ground in Lilongwe where the alliance’s running mate, Atupele Muluzi convened a rally, Ntaba said the majority as provided for in the constitution [Section 80(2)] does not mean 50%+1.

“We were there when framing the constitution we did not say majority means 50+1. We framers of the constitution agreed that it is first past the post not what others are saying now,” he said.

Ntaba said God is the only true judge and that he will determine their fate come June 23, 2020.

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DPP-UDF Alliance National Campaign Coordinator, Everton Chimulirenji, and said come June 23, President Mutharika will continue being Malawi’s President.

He said: “No country in the world is governed by the courts.Every country is governed by the executive where there is a president. What other people do in this country is to wake up and go to courts any how, because they are afraid of elections,” he said.

Chimulirenji faulted the courts for punishing the DPP alleging the party is innocent.

In his speech, Muluzi who pairs Peter Mutharika said the Mutharika administration has transformed the country in all sectors development

“The last five years have been transformative, we have witnessed the opening of the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme, construction of roads and an improved economy where the inflation has got up to a single digit,” Muluzi said.

He told the gathering that the alliance has a package that will be implemented if Mutharika retains his presidency, including prioritising food security in the country.

Muluzi has been on a campaign trail since he was picked as running mate for early this month.

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