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