Chakwera first, Mutharika last but one to present nomination papers – MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission has  released the official programme for presentation of nomination papers for all aspiring presidential candidates in the much awaited Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Tripartite Elections slated for May 21 2019.

Chakwera and his  runningmate Sidik Mia: MCP presidential ticket

The presentation of nomination papers will run from February 4 to 8 2019.

According to a statement released  by electoral body made available to Nyasa Times, candidates for Parliamentary and Local Government Elections will present their nomination
papers to their respective Constituency Returning Officers (CROs) while Presidential Election candidates will present their nomination papers to the Commission at the Chichiri International Conference Centre (COMESA Hall).

The programme indicates that Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera will be the first to present his papers on Monday 4th February at exactly 9:00am. He already announced his runningmate as Sidik Mia.

Professor John Chisi  of Umodzi Party will be second at 11:00am followed by Ms. Florence Fulayi [Independent] and Tikonze People’s Movement torch bearer Dr. Cassim Chilumpha.

On Tuesday 5th February, the presentation continues with Peter DSD Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Democracy (MMD), Enock Chihana of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), Rodrick Mankhambera (Independent),  former president Dr. Joyce Hilda Mtila (People’s Party)  and Chris Bulachano of the  Democratic Federal Alliance (DFA).

State Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima ( UTM) will present his papers on Tuesday 5th February followed by Dr. Chris Daza of Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO),
Mrs Sally Kumwenda Yadwad, Leadership with Compassion (LCP) and Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa who is standing on Independent ticket.

Balaka based independent candidate Pastor Dr Baxter Boyd Natulu (Independent )will present his papers on Thursday followed by United Democratic Front’s (UDF) Atupele Austin Muluzi, followed  by Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri of National Salvation Front (NASAF),Henry Jailos Mdebwe and former vice president Khumbo Hastings Kachali, Freedom Party (FP).

On the final day Friday  February 8, it will be  the turn of independent candidate,  Chimbuna Belekiah, United Independence Party (UIP) in the morning.

In the afternoon session, Reverend Hadwick Kaliya (Independent) then the incumbent President  Peter Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and finally Damiano Ganiza (Independent).

MEC has since appealed to all candidates and their supporters to observe their respective time allocated to them.

The Commission has also assured all Malawians that it has put in place strict security measures to ensure the safety of the candidates and their supporters.

“However, candidates and their supporters are also encouraged to maintain peace and order and avoid provocative actions in the event that they meet with counterparts at the presentation venues” reads part of the statement.

Finally, the candidates are also reminded to make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the position they are vying for and also ensure that they have deposited their nomination fees before presenting their papers.

Meanwhile, the SMS/USSD voter verification will close to the public at12 mid night on Thursday, 31st January, 2019.

The verification process has been operational since phase one of voters’ register inspections, and has so far been accessed by over 560,423 registered voters.

Voters can verify their names by dialing *2019# on TNM and Airtel networks and follow instructions before the closing time.

This facility is free and one handset can be used by more than one person to verify voter registration details.

So far total number of verified registrants is 6,859,570 according to the MEC Statement.

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CITIZEN FROM NOWHERE
CITIZEN FROM NOWHERE
2 years ago

WHERE IS PASTOR KAMUZU CHIBAMBO AND HIS PARTY?

Huga
Huga
2 years ago

Tsono ndyera lake limenelo nkumati mungaichotse DPP pa mpando? Why 20+ presidential candidates in Nyasaland?

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
2 years ago

YOU ZOMBIES, LOUD MOUTHS who rush to report or comment on issues without using your brains. GO AND READ MATTHEW 19 verses 16-30. The last will be the first.

mulokhowalomwe@gmail.com
2 years ago

tilinanu abwana kuthyola khobwe ndi mmawa masana ndi athonje

ZINGALUME
ZINGALUME
2 years ago

Ndim’mene zikhalire ngakhale pa results oyamba boma wachiwili leader of opposition enawo opelekeza amfumu kuledzela

POOR MAN FEEL IT
2 years ago

KOMA APA NDE ZAONETSELATU CHAKWERA WATENGA BOMA

Donald
Donald
2 years ago

Some the so-called candidates are Big elephants living in the moon

Fishmonger...choya
Fishmonger...choya
2 years ago

Am looking toward to that day when Raster chinkomeni will be accompanied by his mother as vp to present his papers .I will travel all the way frm mangoch to bt just to see hm kkkkkk.

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
2 years ago

MCP has Always been First to hold Convention, first to hold Primaries, first to Appoint Running Mate, First to Present Nomination Papers and will obviously come out First in the General Elections. BIG UP MCP….

akimu
akimu
2 years ago

a mec musamale zokendela ayi , apa a mutharika mwayika kumapeto aziawelenga anzake kenako pa ballot muzaika kwoyambilila cholinga antu aziyamba kuona iwowo, zopusisa antu sizizakutandizani muzipanga retire mumipandomo koma antu onse azizakudani chifukwa nchitozi mukulowela kuziwana osati kuta ayi ndichifukwa ngakale pa ballot paper muzingo panga chinyengo

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