Chief Mwalweni of Rumphi campaigns for DPP in total defiance of electoral laws

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has a task to ensure its credibility is not damaged by  taking action to  Senior Chief  Mwalweni of Rumphi who defied electoral laws  at the weekend when he endorses ruling Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) for the May 21 elections.

Chief Mwalweni engages in DPP campaign

Mwalweni said during a political rally held by Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango and DPP director of election Ben Phiri at Mphitapasi in Rumphi that people should vote for DPP candidates in the coming elections.

The chief who was chanting DPP slogans  also said people should re-elect incumbent  President Peter Mutharika who is already bringing development.

“We need to thank Professor Peter Mutharika for what he has done by voting for him,” he said.

Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwalweni conduct is in total defiance of the warning by the MEC chairperson Jane Aansah and   chief elections officer Sam Alfandika that Chiefs are not allowed to be partisan and should, therefore, not affiliate themselves to political parties or  candidates with the intention of influencing their subjects’ political  choices.

Electoral stakeholders expect MEC to discipline Mwalweni to stop such lawlessness.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and a former Attorney General, said  last week during the launch of official campaign that the Commission has already received reports that some traditional leaders are endorsing candidates and creating no-go zones for some candidates.

She also said  Chiefs are not allowed to receive cash, goods or any material with a view to influence people to vote for a particular candidate or party or stop people from voting for candidates of their choice.

“Here, I am referring gifts with a view to influence his or her subjects to favour a certain candidate or political party. Such behaviour is corruption and punishable by law. Such matters shall be referred to the relevant authorities like the Anti-Corruption Bureau for prosecution,” said the MEC chairperson.

But MEC chairperson has asked parties that feel aggrieved to follow procedures in the code of conduct and report  to the Multiparty Liason Committee (MPLC) which is chaired by the District Commissioners.

The MEC chairperson said the electoral body seeks to hold free, fair and credible elections. She said they have capacity to monitor all campaign activities.

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Mike
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Mfumu ya Chitumbuka. itavala duku ngati namfedwa. Eshhh kumpoto ziliko

UTM ref
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UTM ref

DPP boma

Favour of Yahweh
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Mafumu openya awa akudziwa zombie boma lawapangira, simungawatseke pakamwa ai. True has to be told. Mafumu amaona zombie zikuchitika, osati Isi mungotsusa koma simukuona ai. Keep up Senior Chief, afootokozereni anthu chilungamo, you sherperd them.

julius phiri
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julius phiri

As expected, MEC will be clueless on how to handle this matter. Remember DPP has 5 Commissioners in MEC, they cannot bite the hand that feeds them . The commissioners will bury their ugly faces in the sand and pretend nothing happened.
What a shame!

Ndata Albino Auction Floor
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These chiefs are intimidated by the government officials. They are forced to do things against their conscience. It’s all because of poverty. Poverty is the root of all the evil. Poverty drives people into criminal activities. Poverty drives women inti prostitution. Poverty breaks marriages. Poverty takes Uladi Mussa to different parties. Poverty is keeping Ntaba in dpp. Poverty is evil.

Favour of Yahweh
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Nanunso chilichonse intimidation by government. Munthu asanene za kukhosi, asanene chilungamo waopysedwa ndi boma. Inu akukuopyesani osutsa boma. Let the chief help his people to do right thing, osati chifukwa inu milk ndi kanduka ndiye munyoze a mafumu.

Wilson
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Wilson

Nothing will happen to this defiant traditional leader. Koma akanapanga endorse an opposition figure eg Dr Laz Chakwera, Saulosi Claus Chilima, pompo-pompo akanagwidwa ndipo tonse tikanati MEC inachenjeza za izi. MEC will be toothless on those glorifying the ruling elite. Search me

Favour of Yahweh
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A Wilson, tamangodyani basi inu muzawatani mafumu world, ndiye kuopsezako kumeneko. Inu mukawakhazike pansi a mfumu, mwakulira kuti inu.

ANALYST
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ANALYST

Malawi Electoral Commission ili pheeeee! Anayamba ndi uyu wa ku Chikwawa Lundu, pano ndi uyu Mwalweni! Demeti

HengaBay
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HengaBay

Tsono MEC itani ndi a galatiya opusa ndi aneneri onyenga amati mvotereni lazaro aja?

COPS
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COPS

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk kuwaona a Mwalweni wo iiiiii atichimwitsapo iyaaaaa……………….

Bristone Mabichi
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Bristone Mabichi

KAPILIKONI mwenecho, utijiwonere wekha pala dazi lafika, 21/5. Lyaninge vyanthontho, ulunji wasuzga.

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

He is a stupid chief.

Favour of Yahweh
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He can not be stupid because he has mind his views known. This is democracy, we differ, but that does not make you stupid, mukuyenera kulandira mwambo a vinjenje, manga mwa dzina Kanu. Mukufunika mupite kudambwe, kapena kuti ba, kundagala mukaphunzire chikhalidwe. Sititukwana mafumu chifukwa tasiyana Nasongole maganizo.

I shall be honest with u.
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Afumuwo ndambwiyako?? M’mene atukwanila Lundu pamsokhano iwe ukuyembekeza kuti anthu asamuyakhe?? Ndindani iye simunthu?? Ayakhidwa basi kaya ndi azigogo ako izo ndizako