Ansah defiant amid quit calls at Malawi Electoral Commission

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Mjojo Ansah is defiant not  to  accept calls for her to stand down from her position at the pollster fir presiding over  a “fraudulent” the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Ansah refuses to step down

Several stakeholders have said that the election results “lack credibility”.

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition ( HRDC), has since  called for the immediate resignation ofAnsah, Judge of Supreme Court of Appeal, saying she and her commission are “compromised”.

But the embattled  MEC chairperson will not abdicate her office, according the commission’s spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa.

“The chairperson is not resigning,” said Mwafulirwa in quotes reported by Times newspaper.

He added: “It is high time HRDC stopped behaving as self-appointed authority for public officers. There is overindulgence from this clique to call on resignation or firing of public servants unnecessarily even on matters they don’t have connoisseurship [on].”

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said Ansah must step  down in the next two weeks ( 14 days) from 4 th June, 2019.

Mtambo warned that rights activist would use “all legally acceptable means and actions” at their disposal after the 14 days against Ansah if she fails to resign.

“We find your approach and altitude in handling electoral stakeholders’ complaints about the results management component of the 2019 tripartite elections, scandalous and unacceptable,” reads HRDC letter signed by its chairperson Mtambo and his deputy Gift Trapence and four other regional chairperson – made available to Nyasa Times.

However, during the announcement of the presidential results, Ansah said MEC gave all political parties scanned results sheets from polling stations so that they can also cross-check with their monitors.

Both Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party are challenging the election results and have since gone to court to seek a rerun of the poll.

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Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

Disruption of govt business by mcp at the capital. Which govt business as if there is any jere in mw. Pipo go to work kukangoceza busy on their fones sending each other,listening to video clips ,playing computer games, watching porno videos from the govt properties, or show their dressing. ,the so called bwanas notreportingat office at yhe rite time, so are the juniors, leaving the offices before time.Nothing serious happens in the mw offices when it comes to work. Let alone pipo getting hired without job descriptions , Heee what govt business we are talking about here in Mw. All… Read more »

nNTAMBO
nNTAMBO
1 year ago

Who are HRDC after all pieces of ……….

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

Mtambolo and thirapansi munya

chataika
chataika
1 year ago

Sangwani is right, Jane will not resign since she reports where she was appointed together with her team. Inu a HRDC know this the issue of elections is at the courts wait until the court of law make its determination. You are failing to condemn what MCP supporters are doing to disrupt government business at capital hill. MCP shows total ignorance infact i feel sorry on what is happening. The late Shadrick Wame once said and i quote; “Mbuli zophunzira zikuwononga dziko” He was quite right because how can you be chasing civil servants at capital hill? Do you want… Read more »

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Too shallow and irrelevant!! I wish you dug deep enough through the horses why they whatever they did than blame it all……………………………………….!! They may have a reason why they did that……………… don’t forget mafias are still using the hard earned tax while the disagreements are continuing…………!!

Costly Gogoda Chisale
Costly Gogoda Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

My brother mbulinzosaphunzira ndi izi zimaba K145 million ya Pioneer investments plus other shoddy deals

Pamunyelo
1 year ago

Tchito kupasan pa vibwezi Muthalika and Jane Ansah

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

If she can’t resign then she should just commit suicide

tosh
tosh
1 year ago

SANGWANI NDIMAONA NGATI NDIWE NTUMBUKA WANZERU NDIWE CHIZELEZA

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago

Sangwani, i feel sorry for you are a pathetic soul, what are you defending? Cannot you see how this regime has eliminated northeners and other tribes from the public sector? Pali ponse anthu a mtundu umodzi, even the unqualified ones being given positions they they have no expertise for those positions. That is why we shall remain very poor. Look at the recent promotions of Directors and deputy directors in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, qualification being from this tribe. Pathetic!! Almost all PSs, Directors, CEOs being promoted are from one tribe.

chataika
chataika
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilungamo

My brother inuyo zikuwoneka kuti mwabadwa dzulo because amene anayamba kuthamangitsa northerners or ndinene kuti kugawa mitundu ndi MCP. It is mcp which said all teachers should go to their homeland north thats this time you dont see a teacher getting transfered from chikwawa to KK or Mchinji to Karonga why because aliyense komwe walemebdwera ntchitoko especially teacher will rot there. Fatsani dni akuluakulu achimwene akuwuzeni mbiri

MUJAHADINI
MUJAHADINI
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Baba, two wrongs don’t make a right! A right thinking Malawian cannot be happy with the widespread nepotism today. There is no special tribe to be given all key positions. These are people who argue with their stomachs and not brains and will defend any piece of rubbish.

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

So to you its normal to do the same evil becoz others did it!! Iwe chitsiru chenicheniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

So why always you Ansah? disobedient to the nation? your defiant is only showing your ruddiness

Noxy
1 year ago

Bravo! Sangwani for your brilliant response.these so called HRDC must keep quite we did not vote for them to be incharge of anybody .They have done all the damage they could to APM but have fallen over with their Masters they serve.

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