DPP tells MEC to postpone March 30 court sanctioned by-elections

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has asked the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to postpone the March 30, 2020 court sanctioned by-elections because of covid-19 infection.

Mpinganjira: the environment is not conducive for campaigning due to the covid-19.

The High Court nullified three parliamentary seats in the Lower Shire, two of them held by DPP legislators, because of rigging.

DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said the environment is not conducive for campaigning due to the covid-19.

He said as the situation stands now, it would be illegal to hold a campaign rally of more than 50 people as this would be breaking the gazetted strict Covid-19 measures.

He therefore asked MEC to ask the court to allow for the postponement of the by-elections until the situation improves.

MEC yesterday launched by-elections to be held in seven constituencies and two wards which fell vacant due to deaths and court nullification of previous election results.

Mec Chairperson Chifundo Kachale said the by-elections are significant to allow people have access to various developments.

Kachale, however, cautioned all stakeholders against spread of Covid-19 throughout the electoral process.

He said all political parties, chiefs and other stakeholders should take the responsibility of ensuring that the public health Covid-19 measures are adhered to throughout the process.

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mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Could it be DPP has grown cold feet?

braveheart
5 months ago

Brown out! You are DPPs worst nightmare together with the other old guards..noone else! If you will keep any public position in DPP, the party is not coming back from the grave! Shallow your pride and leave gracefully!

Bigman
Bigman
5 months ago

A DPP akufuna atibulane kaye. They have no time and resources for by elections but in house fighting.

Wamasokosi
Wamasokosi
5 months ago

Malawi stinks badly. MEC has Commissioners representing different political parties. You mean the Commissioners made (and make) their decisions without consulting their political parties or at least stakeholders. Why should DPP challenge a decision that their Commissioners are part of. Let’s be a little serious for moment and please don’t ruin the decency Malawi deserves. Be serous with governance issues for a moment.

Baghdad
Baghdad
5 months ago
Reply to  Wamasokosi

koma ndili…… simuli achina Namathanga ndi Kunja kumeneku

Che pichesi
Che pichesi
5 months ago

Kapumeni baba. Anzanu onse anasiya ndale. This is a different generation ya manja ofewa ma ninja. Osaziyalutsa Gogo BJ. Go farming .

Pothead
5 months ago

Malawi is a beautiful country. With subjects with IQ of lice. […some are citizens (2020) who go to ‘vote’!…]

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