3 citizens drag Mutharika, MEC commissioners to court over failure to abdicate office

Three citizens have taken President Peter Mutharika  to court for failure to remove  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  chairperson Jane Ansah and the  other commissioners from office.

Trio sues President Mutharika and Ansah

The concerned citizens have also sued Ansah and  MEC commissioners for fialing to abdicate from office after some Malawians demanded that they do so and the Constitutional Court and Parliamen’t Public Appointments Committee (PAC) found them to have  incompetently managed the May 21 2019  ‘tippexed’ presidential election.

The High Court in Lilongwe is yet to assign a judge and fix a date in a case in which Thokozani Chinjezi, George Ngwenyama Phiri and Aaron Kayira want the MEC chairperson Ansah and the commissioners removed from office.

President Mutharika is the first defendant while Ansah is the second defendant along with the other MEC commissioners who are also defendants.

“…(this is) an application for an order for leave to file judicial review proceedings against the failure to by president Peter Mutharika to remove defendants from the membership of the Electoral Commission and failure by the second defendant (Ansah) and the other defendants to cease to be members of the Electoral Commission withstanding that circumstances have arisen which would have disqualified them from the appointment as such they are not members of the Electoral Commission,” says a court document in part.

There is also an application for an order to restraining the commissioners from performing their duties until the determination of the judicial review or until further order of the court.

The Constitutional Court and the parliamentary Public Appointments Committee recommended the removal of the commissioners because of incompetency.

President Mutharika however is yet to fire them, drawing criticisms as well as protests.

Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani said Mutharika was still studying the recommendations.

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Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Ngati Ali manyumba abwinowo mukuti anamanga kwanuko is from their sweat therefore mumuuze grezedar wa jeafrey mfiti your female lizard she said so, Kuti alodze atumbuka onse Ali kumwelako mukalowemo mumanyumba mwaomo komanso mukhale Eni a manyumbawo a atumbukawo kapena landlord chifukwa zaoneka Kuti dzina mansion dzaozo zikukuotchani mtima shame on you dzianthu dzodzadza madzi muubongo mkamwa mopanda Mano komanso osongoka Ngati khwangwala mutenge mirror mudzione nkhope ndi mkamwamo .tchupiti zani nonse olimbana ndi atumbuka limbanani ndi kukonza umphawi pakupmo panu mufela ku joloza kuola manyi a agalu mlibe nzeru.

Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Hehede koma anyani amasekanadi michila eti mwati anthu aku rumphi ngosaoneka bwino komanso anamanga nyumba zabwino kwanu adzipita kwao ku rumphi coz ndi atumbuka hahahaha koma umbuli ndi matendadi nsanje imapha mli ndi nsanje ndi mtundu waku rumphi eti komanso ndi article Parel pezani zonena alimi inu ma tenant aku rumphi pamene anzanuwo aliuko ndi dzimanyumba zabo nsanje sipindula chonsecho mukuti mtimbuka ngosaoneka bwino inu nkhope ngati omwewo agalu achabechabe mukalima fodya kwa atumbuka wo akakulipilani kukanika kubwelela kwanu valomwe ndi vayawo mumisika yakumpoto thoooooh inu kwanu mlibe musatonyansepo apo lead the article palibepo mtimbuka APA ask them

Victor Chirombo
8 months ago

This good development, in fact Mr Munthalika shouldn’t have waited for the PAC to interview the commissioners, he was supposed to fire then that same day ma judge analamula and concluded that there were mass irregularities ku MEC. A Malawi ambiri tikanakhala kumbuyo kwawo, it’s not about kumpoto or kumwela or mtumbuka or mlomwe we are all malawians and we should be like one Malawians,

Kadya nkena
Kadya nkena
8 months ago

Ubulutu uwu learn to differentiate the powers of the three arms of gvt

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
8 months ago

Alomwe khalani ndi ulemu. Atumbuka akuthandizani kwambili. Munali ma tenant awotu osayiwala. Pano mwapeza atleast ti njinga, mwayamba mwano???? Zanu izo. Even peter mukunyadilayu amasungungidwa ndi mtumbuka in america if you dont know.

Daniel Shaba
Daniel Shaba
8 months ago

President wathu Peter ndichisiru chabe. Wakalamba mapeto ake azafera pampando

POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
8 months ago

Zizete zakumpoto ziukitse chipani osamamgobisala mmakhwapa mwa anzanu Lelo simukutha kukokelana muzintchito ndie zikuwawani kwambili KOMA CHIKUKUTSATANI CHINA CHAKE KUTSOGOLO Kukahala kuphunzila pano ndimpikisamo MUZIZITENGA BWINO

Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Iweyo propa Ganda chipani chako ndi chani ? Ngati ili UDF munatha Ngati makatani you came after mtumbuka fault all the battles ndi one party system pano munabesa ku DPP kulephera ndiu mp womwe atupele. Ngati uli wa DPP uziti zikomo bakili nzeru zinamchepela popasa bingu yemwe ma vote Ake ku DPP ankapeza 2 Ngati kwambiriko 5 pa constituency munali Yani inu kopanda mtumbuka chakufwa chihana .

Soso
Soso
8 months ago

Kikikikikikiki Koma ma Khadeti mmene mukulemba ma comment anuwa mungotaya mpweya yonunkha. Mitu sikugwira MAKHADETI. Ine kwathu ndi ku Zomba. Koma atumbuka amakumvetsani mbebe. Daily kwatchula. Vomerezani anthuwa ndi anzeru. They rise up without any fear pomwe pakuchitika uchitsiru, inu basi ma Yes bwana. ABAKHA Kikikikikikiki Koma umbuli siwabwino

Peace maker
Peace maker
8 months ago

Atumbuka ndi choncho no wonder they cannot formulate their own party and manage. Too much jealous and nepotistic.

elicy ngwenya
elicy ngwenya
8 months ago
Reply to  Peace maker

MBUZI IWE EWTI NDI BWAMPINI WAKOYO GALU BWQANJI MUMASANKHA MTUNDU

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
8 months ago
Reply to  Peace maker

Gray Gufa, peace, china ndi Joloza ndi munthu m’modzi just by looking at his/her line of reasoning- the Mchacha-type moronism.

Joloza
8 months ago

Mtumbuka sazakhala president wa Malawi. Muzingothandizira mfumu kuledzera.

China
China
8 months ago

Atumbuka muchoke kuno ku South kikikiki ife ndi a Dpp

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