Analyst says Malawi not ideal to host elections conference

A political analyst has faulted the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for accepting to host a conference for pollsters in the Sadc region when the MEC own handling of recent polls is under contention.

The writing is on the placard

George Phiri says MEC’s image is dented with serious allegations of vote manipulation in the May 21 presidential election in favour of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate president Peter Mutharika.

Mutharika, MEC and the DPP dispute this but the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM are challenging the poll results in court.

“How can MEC host such a conference when its own election is challenged? Malawi is not the right country to host such a conference this time,” said Phiri.

Malawi is to host annual general conference for the Electoral Commissions for Sadc amidst a highly charged political atmosphere in the country.

According to a press statement from the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) signed by its embattled chairperson Jane Ansah, the conference takes place from September 22 to 27, 2019.

This will be the first time for Ansah to appear in public since the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM dragged MEC to court over the highly disputed May 21 presidential elections.

She will also appear in public for the first time since the onset of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) sanctioned anti-Jane Ansah protests.

“Alongside the conference, the ECF Sadc will also host a one-day international seminar on enhancing the credibility of elections through observation,” says Ansah in the statement.

The ECF Sadc is a network of electoral management bodies from 16 countries and Malawi currently holds the presidency for the forum, according to Ansah. 

 

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Phangela
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Phangela

Kkkkkk, is this Phiri man an analyst, opinionist or one of the HRDC protesters, sorry, losers?

Mzika
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Mzika

Mwa Joriji Phiri mwe!!!!!!!!. Mufwirenge vya wene mweee!!!!. Kajobinani waka ndyale bweno because your positions are always questionable and partisan. Banyinu ku ma College ghanyake uku bakuyezgako kuba neautral, no kulongora lubande cha!!. Kwene imwe!!!, Hmm!!!!. U Commentator uwu undaghambike makora cha!!. It’s always irking and boring. We become misled I think. Give professional commentaries to guide us. My simple and free advice if you want be a great commentator, well respected and followed by many of us is” If a side does it well say so. next time para babuda say it as well. Otherwise stop commentaries because you… Read more »

Maunits
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Maunits

KKKKKK Jane Madandu can not host the summit. This is very useless lady Malawi had.

Shonai
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Why is MTAMBO sets an enquiry to Karonga not appear in in this new s papers.Is he a police organisation.He sanctioned it himself openly.He told the country that all districts except Karonga should have demos,he should not Dodge, he left people in trouble while he and his family enjoying.Where are the so called analists ,nyasa and Zodiac comments.How can someone enquire his own nyansi.Munthuyu ndi crooc Muyalukilapotu za zii.

Mzati
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Mzati

Analyst yes, but definitely not the type of George Phiri of UNILIA. These are briefcase commentators as Mzika has already alluded to.

Analyst
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Analyst

Analyst my foot!!! These so-called analysts are just poor souls crying for attention. We do not have proper analysts in Malawi. Kanyama and his friends are just mere commentators, tribalists, theorists. They do not have practical experience at all. They just read old and outdated books.

Mbwiyache
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Mbwiyache

God fearing person will never say mbuli to someone which god are you fearing. Mbuli iweti

Godfearing Person
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Godfearing Person

Read the bible again again for you to understand. Jesus used such words to make sure that you come to your senses e.g read Mat 12:34; Mat 16:4; Luk 11:29; Luk 9:41; Luk 3:7

Gilinmgala
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Gilinmgala

Amufunse Chakwwera the so called “‘spirits filled man'” language yomwe amauza

Samuel
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Samuel

George Kanyama Chiume mutu sukugwila misozi yadzaza mmaso.
Makolo tamawauzani ana mbiri yanu please. Fisi ndi fisi. Abisale mu 4 corner stone ndi fisi kaya mu Hi5 ndi fisi basi.

Mtete
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Mtete

Blind loyalty. That’s all I can say about some contributor on this forum. George Phiri has said that, and it is a fact, it is ALLEGED MEC messed up the election. The qualifying word is “alleged”. Under these circumstances, how can one go to town labeling Phiri as pro DPP? Aren’t we over protecting the party here? I, for one, think Phiri is spot on.

By the way is it Kanyama Phiri or just Phiri?

mpilu
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mpilu

zina zinalepheleka kucitika mbiyomu kamba kuti dziko linali nenjeneje
so pano jana amweyo mukuti abwereso poyera uku nde kutinyasatu. munatani anthu kusitana ubomngo.kuputa njucitu uku

Zawadi
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Zawadi

Mr kanyama phiri very good analyst of his caliber.. He is truthful and honest… those people dis like his honest analysis ndi ana anjoka from mulanje and thyolo.. MEC yabera elections MEC used tpex MEC used fake ballot papers. MEC used tampared results People need jane asa to resign People needs answers why MEC ushered muthalika… MEC is not capable to hold this … tamakhala awowona ntima dzitsilu inu Malawi akuwonongeka uyu mfiti za anthu. Malawi is for everyone poor or rich.. TIKONDE DZIKO TIKONZE DZIKO . peter munthalika didn’t win elections. What good can come from CORRUPT african leader… Read more »