Ansah says Malawians want clean electioneering: Insists MEC will deliver credible fresh vote

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has  insisted that the  electoral body will  deliver a “free, fair and credible” July 2 fresh presidential election and President Peter Mutharika and his challengers to employ an issue-based campaign.


Ansah receives nomination papers from President Mutharika the DPP torch bearer

In her address on the second day of receiving presidential nomination papers at Soche International Conference Centre at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre which involved Mutharika presidenting his papers with Minister of Energy Atupele Muluzi as his choice of running mate, Ansah said the exercise presents a defining moment as it shapes the election race.

She applauded Mutharika for taking a bold move to contest in the fresh elections.

Said Ansah: “Elections  are a competition which no-one participates with an expectation of losing. However, it remains a clear fact that only one person emerges winner at the end. The race sometimes can get intense and muddy. I urge you to confine yourself to a civilised campaign. Malawians are tired of mud-slinging and foul-mouthed electioneering. For a change, they want this election to be issue-based. I would like to urge you, Sir, to champion the cause for a clean campaign.”

Ansah—a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal— said her commission will work with impartiality in all processes.

She also stressed that an election is a competition where there can only be one winner.

The speech by Ansah came after President Mutharika said in his speech that said Malawians voted last year in an election that was free, fair, peaceful and credible.

The elections were annulled by the Constitution Court.

A five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court on February 3 nullified last year’s presidential election over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system, as prayed by the country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima of UTM Party and Chakwera. The court ordered a fresh election in 150 days, which expires on July 3.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal is on Friday set to deliver its judgement on an appeal of the Constitutional Court judgement filed by MEC and Mutharika.

If the seven-judge Supreme Court panel upholds the judgement, the election will proceed. However, if it overturns the same, the vote will not take place.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Jane Ansah, who are you fooling here, you cannot handle election process in Malawi.Just resign.

Chechamba
Chechamba
9 months ago

There is no way MEC can work with impartiality with the highly compromised DPP diehard supporters like the Jean Namathanga’s , Moffat Banda as commissioners.Jane Ansah herself has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she and DPP are one and one family.Jane has refused to resign all this time even under very hostile circumstances to pave way for a professional and objective MEC Chair just because she wants to protect Professor Peter Muthalika’s interests.You have already started messing up the voter registration in favour of DPP, is that what you call impartiality? The general public out there is eagerly awaiting today’s… Read more »

TRUTH
TRUTH
9 months ago

Jane Ansah, you are a strong woman. Even if you resign today I salute. Chakwela, Chilima and Mtambo who for nine months organised demos to force you to resign came to you to present nomination papers without shame!!! Who is a failure and a shame between her and you people?

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Mr Truth, you think she is strong or she is dead?, because the dead never have consciousness and feel anything. Unless you are together! Hahahahah! Kikkkkkk!

Tadzi
Tadzi
9 months ago

When have you realised that Malawian need clean electioneering. Why do you act differently from this. We know ufiti uja simunasiye. Pave the way for competent commissioners to handle this elections

Kanthunkhako
9 months ago

Jen mnthalika, u are the devil

Chilima Watolozedwa
9 months ago

Opposition are cry babies.. the can’t accept anything unless it’s then that win. Mcp hates democracy. Name one election they didn’t contest results? It’s their way.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

can caretaker jeni stop the stinking nonsense. ukauze amako zimenezo. stop takung mwians for granted wanva.
shit

N one
9 months ago

Jane Ansah for president. Now!

Mfiti
Mfiti
9 months ago

F*** yourself Jane Ansah

chataika
chataika
9 months ago
Reply to  Mfiti

Sizikuthandizani achimwene. Respect everyone and God will bless you avoid getting curses

Chikafu
Chikafu
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

I love you Chataika, many people don’t know that these castigations, we are doing on leaders can bring curses on our nation and the individuals themselves.

Ngambwe
Ngambwe
9 months ago
Reply to  Chikafu

u r very stupid chikafu and chataika, do u think GOD is happy with what ur silly mutharika and jane ansah did?? osamatchula dzina la mulungu pa zinthu zopusa madolo

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago
Reply to  Chikafu

The way you have felt it to day, is the way other people feel when you do the same. I have been asking you guys, you hate so much the Opposition to the point kutukwana,kunyoza mtundu, chikhalidwe, inuyo mkumaona ngati kuti you are clever, ndadziwa lerotu kuti muli ndi mtima, ndipo munvaso kuwawa. @ Chataika and Chakafu. Azanu akabwezela zumakuwawani. Phunzilani kuchitila ena zabwino, nawoso adzakuchtilani zabwino,lemekezani ena,inuso mudzalemekezedwa. Muntharika,Ansah, Chakwera,Chilima, onse amene ali akulu akuluwa, ali ndi ana, ndipo ana awowo amanva kuwawa akumaona mmene makolo awo akunyozedwa pano pa Nyasatimes mi mdzina la ndale! Ana awowo ali ndi… Read more »

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Iweso ndi Chitsiru, umalemekeza ena Ake atiwo? Mmene umanyozela anthu ena, zikuwawe? Panyapako,@ Chataika

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