Ansah says MEC using old laws to run fresh elections

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah is drawing criticisms and stinging attacks after she said the pollster is preparing for the fresh election using the same old laws for the nullified  ‘Tippexed’ May 21, 2019 election.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah (in blue)  has told NECOF meeting in Blantyre the commission will respect the Constitutional Court ruling to hold fresh elections within 150 days

Ansah said this on FrIday  in Blantyre during the National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) meeting.

“We are preparing for the fresh elections using the same old legal frameworks that were used during the 2019 nullified elections since the parliament amended electoral bills are yet to be made laws,” she said.

On majority representation, Ansah has told political party representatives and other electoral stakeholders that the current law does not allow for a runoff, making it confusing on how to declare winner in the fresh election.

She also said MEC will accept all proofs of identification under the current law during the voter registration because President Peter Mutharika is yet to assent to the electoral reform bills.

Meanwhile, Ansah has told NECOF meeting in Blantyre the commission will respect the Constitutional Court ruling to hold fresh elections within 150 days.

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zofufutila
zofufutila
1 year ago

Kodi mai ameneyu mmutu mwake muli bwino bwino koma? Concourt linagamula kale tathawuzo la majority, kuti limatathathawuza yemwe wapeza kuposela theka la mavoti. Apa sizikusowa kuti president asayine. Komano chomwe Concourt linanena ndichokuti parliament isithe ndondomeko zina zakavotedwe kuti zigwilizane ndi tathawuzo la majority. Zomwe zikutathawuza kuti ngakhale president atapanda kusayina ma amendment opambana akuyenerabe kudzapeza mavoti opitilila theka ( half). Kaya asayina kapena ayi.

Mwini muzi.
1 year ago

Very clearly explained.

Lego
1 year ago

I think this lady Jane Ansah she is not alone,the devil is controlling her if not she needs to go for mental check up.

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

We really need a dotolo waza misala to look into this lady’s reasoning, the lady in DPP attire

Chilipa Thako
1 year ago

Jane Ansah akudziwa zomwe akunena ndipo akudziwa kuti zomwe akupanga ma judge ndi zosagwirizana ndi malamulo a dziko lino ndipo ma judge ali ku mbali ya mcp ndi utm ndi chifukwa chake akuchita makani ndipo ndale zomwe ma judge akupanga zipweteketsa munthu wamba waku mudzi ,Anthuwa sakulolerana chifukwa choti akudziwa zomwe akuchita.

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Inunso mulibe Mfundo. Your name tell the whole story about you.

Chi
Chi
1 year ago

The president is not fit to work. He can not consent and sign the new law. Those waiting for him to sign forget!!!!!! In a few weeks time some one will have sign all….. He is incapacitated

Zione
Zione
1 year ago

What is the she devil Mary Nkosi doing in the commission, I thought she had resigned. There is no way MEC would use an act of parliament before the constitution is amended. The useless ruling was put before law students at the University of Land on, law faculty and all students laughed at this judgement of a sample of a useless ruling only fit to be done by judges who were sleeping on duty

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 year ago
Reply to  Zione

Zione uzionadi ndipo sunati kkkkkkkk. Bwanji mayi wako Jane Ansah sanapange resign? Mary akhalebe konko adziona zimene mukupanga agalu inu.

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Zione

I think Zione has useless brain hence thinking that the ruling was useless. Whether you like it or not change is just here.

Ulemu Sagula
Ulemu Sagula
1 year ago

this is the same witch who the nation that election disputes are not appealable. Yet we saw an appeal take place, does she really know what she is saying

Richewe
Richewe
1 year ago

Ansah is right. The constitution was not changed. The laws are the same.

H E Nyaphapi One
1 year ago

Jane Ansah for president.

Mwanyeredwa
1 year ago

What you must know is that even after the concort had recommended Parliament to discuss 50+1, the Parliament rejected the 50+1 and the motion was thrown out. So we are back to simple majority. This is where the opposition gets a real-time nyekhwe.

Akumva pheeeiiini ndi DPP. Akumva pheeiinni ndi UDF. APM and Atupele Booomaaaa!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwanyeredwa

Kikikikiiiiiiii, you wish.

LONE RANGER
LONE RANGER
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwanyeredwa

koma ku sukulu munapita agalu inu????

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwanyeredwa

You do not know what you are talking about so its better to leave you in your ignorance.

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwanyeredwa

concort ndi chani bwana Mwanyeredwa? Mwapanga kale za dzina lanu before voting date? kulidi nyekweeeeee

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwanyeredwa

This is wishful thinking. You must be living in dreamland

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