DPP says concerned with political harassment of party MEC commissioners

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has launched a stinging attack on Lazarus Chakwera administration on the way two opposition Malawi Electoral Commission commissioners are treated.

Mpinganjira: Let the government take the next step and nullify all the elections where the two commissioners have participated in, beginning with the June 23, 2020 presidential elections

The concern from the DPP publicity secretary Brown Mpinganjira came just hours after Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee recommended to president Chakwera to fire the two embattled DPP MEC commissioners; Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga.

Both Chakwera and PAC argue that the two commissioners, who were appointed by former president Peter Mutharika, are not fit to serve as commissioners because they were found to be incompetent by both the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court in the election case rulings.

Mpinganjira says the two commissioners have been an integral part of the administration of the. June 23, 2020 presidential elections as well as the several by-elections which have been conducted since.

“If the government feels that the two commissioners are performing their work illegally, then let the government take the next step and nullify all the elections where the two commissioners have participated in, beginning with the June 23, 2020 presidential elections,” says Mpinganjira.

He says it was surprising that President Lazarus Chakwera is ignoring a legal opinion from Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe to hire the two as MEC commissioners.

He says this was worrying as it was setting a wrong tone which may, he said, lead to lawlessness.

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Noxy
11 days ago

I admire Dr Jean Mathanga and Kunje these are the very strong ladies that Malawi needs,they have been harassed left and right but have never been shaken by events.Pepani ndithu Bwana Chakwera azimayiwatu si anthu wamba mukonzekere kuwalipila zawo basi.Zowachotsazo mchimodzimodzi kufuna kukolopa nyanja.AG anakuuzani mumveleni Dr Silungwe simphwephwa ayi he has legal sound mind and his advice should not be ignored.Ignore it at own peril.

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Makanjira
Makanjira
12 days ago

Mpinganjira thinks that he is still a man to b reckon with, forgetting that Muluzi nicknamed him Ndaba ndekha. Plz Mr. Mpinganjira just go to your farm and retire there b 4 we forcefully push u

MCP Diehard
MCP Diehard
12 days ago

A thief from a corrupt party feeling sorry for his fellow criminals.
They should have never been appointed but the arrogance of DPP and llomwe belt; now ndi izi.

The two ladies should have just resigned on principle but they are defiant as well so fire them, Mr. President.

DPP should appoint new commissioners and not play stupid fooling games when these women took part is one (if not the most) egregious offense against Mother Malawi that could have easily spiraled into a civil war or genocide of other tribes.

Alfandika and his entire team need to go too. Yesterday.

Gomezgo Mazgo
12 days ago

Chakwera, please be exemplary. You are a Pastor and people respect you as man of God, These two erudite ladies must be given their letters of employment. They are even more educated than you who studied a Bible which we all are familiar with. The PAC that was entrusted to evaluate these two educated ladies were just a bunch of illiterates who could not do proper evaluation of high calibre staff of Kunje and Mathanga. The judges were biased in their ruling because they just wanted Peter out. All in all, Chakwera and the so called MPs who formed PAC… Read more »

ERUTU
ERUTU
11 days ago
Reply to  Gomezgo Mazgo

Your comment is out of context as the main taking here is to have these two lady commissioners sacked finish

Khima
Khima
12 days ago

Incompetent commissioners who presided over an election that the incumbent President is duly recognized…what a contradiction

Phaloni
Phaloni
12 days ago

Mmesa anawasankha mwamwano ndiye nkuyiwalaso kuwapatsa ma letters of appointment zoona zimenezo? Let them get their letters from Mutharika. Anachenjera pogona anzawo awachenjerera podzuka…

Osaopa III
12 days ago
Reply to  Phaloni

Thanks for reminding the world.

Joshua
Joshua
12 days ago

Get rid of these two incompetent commissioners. Concourt, Supreme court and Parliamentary condemned them including all Malawians of goodwill. Probably except the prince of thieves and his cohorts. Malawians don’t understand why the Chief Election Officer is still conducting elections. Our taxes are paying k600,000 millions to dubious lawyers from South Africa because of him. Why are we so scared of these Nyekhwes…….

Guideon
Guideon
12 days ago

Mistake inachitika kale tawasiyani apitilize AG is very right on this matter and it means he knows his job description so Mr President just only for this issue please listen what AG said and move forward and I hope most of the Malawians they don’t entertain their behavior I mean those 2 ladies but as it is now President you can’t do anything just let it go and move on

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
12 days ago

who halassed who.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
12 days ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

Good question

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