Ansah-led MEC to conduct Lilongwe south by-election November 5

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is set to hold a parliamentary by-election in Lilongwe South Constituency on November 5, which were postponed following the death of UTM candidate Agnes Penemulungu in the run up to the May 21 tripartite elections.

Ansah (c) : By-elections November 5

ME has set dates for a by-election in Lilongwe south constituency but fell short to say if the embattled chairperson Jane Ansah and her commissioners would preside over.

“Please take note that the commission had initially planned to conduct a by-election in this constituency on 9th July, 2019. However, this was put on hold due to lack of funding,” says Sam Alufandika, MEC chief elections officer in a statement.

Alufandika says in preparation for the by-election, the commission shall hold a stakeholders’ meeting on October 3, 2019 in the constituency where all information shall be provided about the election process and release of election calendar.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is fielding the former legislator for the area Peter Dimba whilst the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  says it will be fielding Frank Mazizi.

Alufandika however has not said if Ansah and other commissioners blamed for the problems that rocked the May 21 polls and is the centre of the current wave of protests would preside over the by-elections.

Some commentators in various social media platforms are asking Ansah and the other commissioners to stay away from the by-election as people have lost trust and faith in them.

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Igwe
Igwe
1 year ago

Legally its acceptable for the rotten MEC commissioners to hold the elections but with the current political landscape I think MEC chair lady and all stupid commissioner including the CEO chief Elections Officer should stay away from the one because not even a devil would have trust in them. So if she goes ahead and be part of it then means we have a hole in MEC chair who does not care about herself and the entire nation. Stay away bitch.

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Igwe

You started well by saying legally you csnt stop them from conducting the elections. But then you spoiled it by thinking with your heart than with your brains when you said ” Stay away bitch”. No need for that. In a flourishing democracy there is room for different opinions.

TOSH
1 year ago

MFITI IMENEYI JANE ANSAH ISACHITE NAWO INTER FEAR MA BY ELECTIONS AMENEWO APO BI SACHITIKA MA ELECTIONS AMENEWA NGATI MFITI IMENEYI SITULA PANSI UDINDO

Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

No, Ansah & her rotten system should not come anywhere near this election!!!

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1 year ago

Ansah stay away please

Moya
Moya
1 year ago

People have lost trust in MEC bcoz we just found out the hard way that the leadership is an extension of DPP party, so listen up MEC officials! we don’t want you running another election until the current leadership is changed. You blew ur chance on the 2019 elections. Every decision has a price i hope u had weighed benefits vs cost for selling the nation out to your fellow cadets.

Chiko
Chiko
1 year ago
Reply to  Moya

Komatu a opposition simunati kubangula. What you are advocating can only be done by the ugly Burundian who is slowly losing his saltiness.

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Chiko

So you are a handsome yourself kkkkkkkk…No point a brainless man

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