DPP mum on ‘Ansxit’, calls by opposition for new MEC commissioners

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has refused to be dragged on calls by the opposition for the government to fire the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah – Ansxit – and all other commissioners following a recent Constitutional Court ruling which found the pollster incompetent of handling elections.

We belong together: Jane Ansah and DPP members in photo opportunity
DPP publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi said he would not comment on the matter.
“No, no, no let me not comment on that issue,” he said.
A parliamentary committee has been holding a public hearing on the competence of MEC commissioners to handle another election  150 days time from February 3 2020 following the Constitutional Court ruling.
The court found that the May 21, 2019 presidential election was marred with irregularities and anomalies that had been so widespread, systematic and grave that the election result had been seriously compromised.
UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said all the commissioners should resign immediately following the court ruling.
“We have lost trust in them. We want new blood to take over,” he said.
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Maurice Munthali said all the commissioners should go because of gross incompetence.
United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga said a ruling by a court of law is an authority therefore all the commissioners should quit the pollster without negotiations or bargaining.
Ansah said she could only resign in the event that the Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutional Court ruling, but commissioner Mary Nkosi said she was waiting for parliament’s Public Appointments Committee to recommend to President Peter Mutharika to have the commissioners fired so that she gets her share of state benefits which include a gratuity and a vehicle.
Another commissioner Moffat Banda whilst admitting irregularities and anomalies were there, said he would not resign over them, arguing that instead he would ensure that the next poll were irregularities and anomalies free.
A bid by Mutharika and the MEC to suspend the ruling was rejected by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.

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Chiga
Chiga
7 months ago

The group photo with one of the cadets confident finger pointed at the ‘smiling’ Justice Ansah is self explanatory in support of the footnote title “WE BELONG TOGETHER”!

MNENERI WA MALAWI
MNENERI WA MALAWI
7 months ago

soon this country will be in the hands of MDF Mark my words very soon Mutharika will be powerless you will never hear the Name DPP. Jane ansah soon will also be powerless it is good to resign now before it is too late EXODUS 14:13 God bless Malawi

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
7 months ago

and i qoute “but commissioner Mary Nkosi said she was waiting for parliament’s Public Appointments Committee to recommend to president Peter Muntharika to have the commissioners fired so that she gets her share of state benefits which include a graduity and a vehicle.” end of quote

kkkkkkk kumakhala serious atolankhani,zoona commissioner wa MCP yu ndizomwe anakamba? mtima uli ku galimoto basi kkkkk zochititsa manyaz ngat sanagwileko vepi ya bho mayi watu.munthu anali deputy governor wa RBM kumapanga chonchi kkk zoseketsa

Zude
Zude
7 months ago
Reply to  wa Nyau

Manyi awaso nawo? Boring stuff.

Kapado Chimulirenji
7 months ago

But something will happen, just wait. Malawians are not fools. When they engage a drive gear, they forget about a reverse gear even if they are driving on a road with a dead end.

GULA
GULA
7 months ago

Please, spare us this nonsense – Ansaxit? What is that? Copying Brexit? Mupus nazo.

H E Nyaphapi One
7 months ago

So, What’s the story here?

Academic Freedom
Academic Freedom
7 months ago

The Mutharikas’s are stubborn. It took almost 9 months for the Academic freedom saga to be resolved at Chancellor College just because of one man Mukhito, and It has taken almost 9 months Malawians demonstrating against Jane Ansah and nothing has happened.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago

Mabulutu.

Adelino Zacarias Disse
7 months ago

Komano amalawi ndinati nditafunsa pang’ono kwa inu nonse amalawi: Kodi mayi Jane Ansah pamene akukana kutula pansi utsogoleri wa MEC, iwo akuganiza kuti zinthu zidzatha motani? Mayi Jane Ansah anakaonetsa nkhope yawo yabwino, poyamba penipeni pamene amalawi anaonetsa kusakondwa kwao ndi zotsatira zamasankho. Kunakakhala kuyika pabwino umunthu wao. Ine ndikutsata zonse kumeneko kupyolera pa Nyasatimes. Zikomo amalawi pitirizani kumenya nkhondo musagonje pamodzi ndi wa HRDC. A Luta Continua.

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