Opposition party RENAMO’s bid to annul the October election results in Mozambique has been quashed.
The country’s top court dismissed the appeal to have the victory of President Filipe Nyusi and his party Frelimo in the October 15 election annulled because “the applicant has not provided sufficient evidence to support its claim.”
The opposition’s attempt to get the election polls overturned has set alarms bells ringing over a possible return to decades of civil war.
A peace pact signed between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade in August was seen as the bedrock for a peaceful election, but it now appears all may not be well – going forward.
“If one wants to save Mozambique, the election must be annulled,” Momade said in reaction to the ruling.
“We will not accept that a small group of people alter the will of the Mozambican people.”