Get prepared, by-elections will be held in Mchinji any day – MEC

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 Mrs Jean Mathanga: Polls in September

Commissioner Mrs Jean Mathanga: Polls in September

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“The officials who were suspended have since been replaced by others in acting capacity.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 :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Kokani
Guest
Kokani
21 days 7 hours ago

I think Magetsi you are now threatening that is typical DPP. That is why DPP will not win the elections because you guys you are killers and Malawians are tyred of hearing your nonsense. So you wanted these people to accept the release of Money for BM to hell. Don’t threat anyone and don’t mention parties it is DPP governing this country up to 2019 and will leave this office peacefully. MCP is getting back its glory on 20 May 2019.

Magetsi staff
Guest
Magetsi staff
21 days 18 hours ago

Jean mathanga the escom thief?

BBC
Guest
BBC
21 days 21 hours ago

The communication from this commissioner sounds very unproffessional. One might think that the reason for this unplanned by-election is to bring chaos similar to the one of 14/5/2014. So far, we had 2 postponments as far as this by-election is concerned and no convincing reasons were given. Is this part of civil service reform? Please let us be serious in everything we do and be proud of ourselves. This is September and you want to hold by election within this month and you don’t have a planned date. Are we serious? Zamasanje zenizeni.

Mengo
Guest
Mengo
21 days 22 hours ago

What is the meaning of “elections will be held any day” Why sny day and not a specific day?

Magetsi staff
Guest
Magetsi staff
21 days 22 hours ago
Jean mathanga why is she still chairing escom? She is busy covering her corruption to the extent that the director of finance Mrs Betty Mahuka has tendered her resignation. Kandulu is afraid of accepting because he know that jean will be exposed. This is a 1.2billion deal which Betty refused to pay because jean, kandulu and Nkhono cut corners on procedure cash gate style. John forced her she refused and Jean got so mad that she has exposed her and told John that she can’t work with her any more. Very bad jean. Iwe you are a secretary and you… Read more »
wpDiscuz