Chilima exposes Ansah’s dislike for Chakwera because of Muslim runningmate: UTM  leader ‘too ambitious’

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima has made stinging and blistering attacks Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Jane Ansah, alleging she told staff at the pollster that they should help President Peter Mutharika win the election.

Chilima has signed the letter containing  evidence of misconduct by Ansah the head of the electoral body.
Ansah with DPP cadets
MEC chairperson Ansah with Chakwera and his Muslim vice president Mia druing nominations

In a leaked letter seen by Nyasa Times calling for Ansah resignation as MEC chair, Chilima said she specifically mentioned that she did not want Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera to be elected because his running mate –Mohammed Sidik Mia –  is a devout Muslim.

The letter states that  there are “witnesses” working for MEC  “who are willing to testify on record” to what Ansah  a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Malawi, said.

“You further told them that I am too ambitious and hence not fit to be elected,” says the letter bearing the signature of Chilima.

Chilima, who is the former State vice-president, told a news conference recently in Lilongwe that the party has gathered evidence of misconduct by the head of the electoral body and that he would make available the letter calling for Ansah’s resignation if she did not resign within a specified period.

The UTM leader, who came third in the presidential race with 1.1 million votes and is challenging the results in court, alleges Ansah led a pro-Mutharika members of the electoral commission into celebrations when the “bogus results” started showing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader was leading.

“You attended a private celebration party for professor Mutharika and his supporters and followers,” says Chilima, the former corporate executive -turned-politician .

At various press conferences, Chilima says, Ansah lied to the nation that the opposition did not submit complaints and queries and that were submitted by others (147 in total) were resolved.

“Clearly, you are compromised and cannot discharge your sacred duties as independently as provided for in the relevant laws,” he says before calling on her to resign within five days.

Chilima says Ansah showed her preference to Mutharika in the manner she dealt with queries and complaints and her general conduct.

The UTM leader says that the elections were marred by serious irregularities perpetrated by individuals bent on circumventing the will of Malawians.

“It is clear that members of the commission were part and parcel of this criminal enterprise,” says Chilima.

Some of the irregularities, he says, include failure to collect and seal away extra ballot papers before counting and compiling results thereby making extra ballot papers available for post polling marking and stuffing to consummate the fraudulent results records or put future verification against the ballot paper in peril.

He also mentions of MEC failure to determine complaints before announcing the presidential return; refusal or failure to provide parties and other stakeholders with result records as required by law, thereby opening the results record to tampering and interference.

“Altering, transposing results among candidates, wrong summations in favour of the candidate declared winner; serious breach of security of the results records in favour of the candidate declared winner,” says Chilima in the letter.

He also claims that voters were allowed to cast more than one vote for the presidential election in areas where the declared winner supposedly had his main support as well as intimidation of party monitors and agents.

There was no immediate comment from Ansah as she is refusing to take questions on the issue but speculation is rife in social media that she is contemplating to step down as MEC chair and retire as Supreme Court judge as her credibility is now damaged and image seriously  bruised.

 

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Charie
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Charie

Chilima alibe zeru ungamayakhule choncho Ku ntundu wa a Malawi ngat uli ndi umboni sikudanitsana uku.nthawi ya kampeni unanamiza anthu kut ukudziwaposo momwe anaberera zisankho chaka cha 2014 umkati adausi akudziwapo kanthu koma zosezi umboni ulibe azanu agwiritsa ntchito malamulo kamba kophuzira kwambiri

A Few Good Men
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A Few Good Men

UTM NOW IS CREATING FAKE ACCUSATIONS

Che Mbole Mbole
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As muslims lets get united in Islam and protest against the stolen votes from eastern region. Lets forget about Muluzi. He is protecting assets that’s why Atupele has been reduced to a half loaf. The votes in eastern region are not a true reflection of us. Tisawamvele agaluwa zoti bola lisapite kuti ku central or north. That’s just a divide and rule. In the South we were more developed than central under MCP. Asatipusitse agaluwa

Truth Pains
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So it is straight and open case that Peter didn’t win this tippex government but he was favoured by Jane Ansar.

Ansar u r cased indeed money hungry Lady,
So what you gave us as a president is not the will of Malawians but your wish. Oh my beloved country Malawi is lost.

But remember chowuluka chimazatera.

Biliati
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Biliati

My fellow Moslems can we peacefully match immediately after our Friday players tomorrow to our demonstrate displeasure about what Mrs Jane Mjojo Ansah said about us Moslems. Please let us be peaceful because we belong to a religion that believes in peace. Please send SMS and what’sup messages to everyone going from players tomorrow. This should happen in all mosques across the country. Please we are not protesting against the government but the MEC chair as a person

Malawian in Cape town
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Malawian in Cape town

After all is said, argued and done, Peter will still be President. As for me, I will be one of your parasitatal’s director general. If you can’t beat them, join them.
Mr Chilima is just crying coz it will be five years of joblessness as DPP will squeeze anybody who dares to give him a job. Why shouldn’t Ansah be confused about a pentecostal preacher who gets a Muslim as a running mate? Isn’t that like water and oil? Before someone accuses me of hating Muslims, I don’t hate them. I love Muslims.

Nyachi
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Nyachi

Sept 2018, the opposition protested and demanded Ansah to step down due to early signs of incompetence that were displayed, the VP ( SKC) strongly advised her not to at his Njamba rally, evening of 23rd of May 2019, the VP through a press statement condemned Chakwera, in defense of MEC, for being the first to blow the whistle of vote rigging, thereafter, a letter of demand to the Jane Ansah to step down within 7 days for being compromised and gross disregard of electoral law. somebody help me, I find no voice of reason in all this.

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

Ansah abwere poyera nkutsutsa zimenezo tikufuna nkhani zithe tiyambe chitukuko inu a DPP ndiumbava wanuwo mukanatula Kaye pansi udindo ongogwirizirawo zikuwonetseratu kuti Ansah ndi Peter akudziwana mnjira inayake,ife mdziko muno sitikufuna zosalana chifukwa chachipembedzo dziko ndilathu tonse palibe dziko limene limangokhala ndi achipembedzo chimodzi ngati mukufuniramo,ndengati iwe Ansah amakupasa chopereka chambiri Peter-yo kumpingo kwako zisakhudze ife kunjakuno chimene tikudziwa ndikuwina mwachilungamo osati kuti tizisankhana chifukwa chachipembedzo pamenepo udaonetsa umbuli sukulu kapena mpingo wako sukupindulira sukupulumutsa anthu a mkachisi mwako ndiwe odwala

Joloza
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Kwa anzathu onse amene timapemphera tidziwe chinthu chimodzi. Mulungu samayankha mapemphero chifukwa choti mwakwiya, kukhumudwa kapena kudandaula. Samayankhanso chifukwa choti muli frustrated kapena mukulira. Mapemphero onse oterowa Mulungu samayankha. Mulungu amayankha ngati chimene mukupemphacho ndichogwirizana ndi chifuniro chake. Ndiye Mulungu sangamuphe Jane kapena Peter chifukwa choti inuyo simukuwafuna kapena kugwirizana nawo. Zikanakhala zimenezo ndiye inunso mutafa kalekale chifukwa alipo anthu ambiri amadana nanunso. Amafuna mutafa. Koma chifukwa choti sinthawi yanu yoti mufe simufa. Ndiye ngakhale mutakwiya kapen kukhumudwa bwanji Peter ndi Jane sangamwalire chifukwa choti inuyo mukufuna amwalire ayi. Mungozitayitsa nthawi yanu. Ngati ndi chifuniro cha Mulungu kuti Peter akhale… Read more »

mjiba
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mjiba

Bwana Chilima ife timawona ngati mutulusa umboni wokuswa mdima koma izi siumboni wokwanila. Inu ndi munthu wophunzira bwino mpaka kusayinila kalata ngati iyi? zikusonyeza kupelewera nzeru pang’ono