Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials have been telling political parties to scale up their campaigns in areas of parliamentary and local government elections as the polls will be held any day.
Commissioner for Administration and Finance Linda Kunje said this in view of the postponement of the by elections in Mchinji West constituency and other local government elections.
She said the byelections would be held any day after September 10 and every party should get always get prepared.
“The officials who were suspended have since been replaced by others in acting capacity. These officials are as good as the previous ones and they can handle the byelections ably,” she said.
Commissioner for Elections Jean Mathanga confirmed the by0elections would be held in September at a date to be decided upon.
Director of Elections in the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Maxwell Thyolera said his party was suspicious that the government decided to force all directors at MEC on forced leave just days before the elections were to be held.
He said the MCP national executive committee would discuss this matter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :