Ansah tells Malawi presidential hopefuls: ‘Only one winner in elections’

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah has advised presidential candidates for the July 3 fresh elections that there is one winner in an election and those who will not succeed should know this fact.

Ansah: There will only be one winner

Ansah made the remarks at the Soche International Conference Centre in Blantyre on Wednesday as MEC started to receive nomination papers from presidential hopefuls.

She made a same statement when she received nomination papers as the exercise started with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera and his running mate, Vice President Saulos Chilima of UTM Party. They were followed by Peter Driver Sinosi Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) and independent candidate Ras Chikomeni Chirwa.

Ansah urged presidential candidates to conduct peaceful campaign and stop politics of mud-slinging and that it’s the duty of candidates to also sensitize citizens on how to vote.

“In elections only one candidate wins. Confine yourself to issue based and clean campaign,” she said.

Ansah said “Malawians are tired of mudslinging and foul-mouthed electioneering.”

She urged the candidates to champions a cause for a clean campaign.

The MEC chairwoman also committed her embattled commission that it will strike to manage a “free, fair and credible elections” to the satisfaction for all candidates and all stakeholders.

Ansah said the electoral body will scrutinize the nomination papers and declare eligibility after seven days.

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SMM II
SMM II
9 months ago

But Malawians are tired of this witch of woman called Jane cancer

Malawians stop being cowards remove this SHIT

I don’t understand why the opposition parties would allow this Satan Jane Ansah to supervise the coming election. Malawians have lost trust in her and everything that she does comes from Peter Hitler Mutharika, a hardcore tribalist, regionalistic, thief, and a cold blooded killer. This man has unleashed terror on other tribes and arming his Lomwe dominated cadets to slaughter and petrol bomb those who are not DPP and UDF. It is time other regions to fight back by all means necessary. If you’re from the Central and Northern region and you happen to support DPP or UDF then there… Read more »

Forgive them
Forgive them
9 months ago

Komatu kumuona jeni dzulo waonda mayi uja,kudandaula kwa amalawi sangaoeze mtendere

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

caka cija mec house was burned with the balot boxes uncounted

last year with tipex in business and before counts were done
munangoti wawina ndi pitala.
NRB ndi MEC panoso mupapanga zaku mpheto. jeni usatinyase sunaenela kukhalaso pa position yi ndi tifiti tacikalimbileto. tikhala pasi nanu tokha

Ngubvu
9 months ago

Jane Ansah for president! Now.

James Phirj
James Phirj
9 months ago

One winner – but the basis for determining the winner needs to be based on the winner having 50%+1 of the electorate’s votes backing them

Malawi belong to the citizens

We do know that there is one winner in an election but why you MEC commissioners favours Peter Munthalika? A person should win becoz he has been voted by the people not tippex, subtraction of Chakwera votes and increasing Peter Munthalika’s votes that was stupid movie.We want Jane Ansah and her failed commissioners to resign,they should not handle this important matter again.They like to tell Malawians that the election process will be fair but behind the scenes akupanga cheat favouring Munthalika.They are the ones who knows election system.We don’t want to see Malawi burning again, fire these MEC commissioners.We should… Read more »

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