DPP-UDF MPs to push MEC to change poll date : ‘Judges shouldn’t be ruling Malawi’

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its electoral alliance partners, United Democratic Front (UDF), have resolved to push Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct the fresh presidential election earlier than July 2, 2020.

Msaka speaking with MEC chairperson Jane Ansah

Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to DPP and UDF held a joint meeting Tuesday and have since agreed to direct embattled MEC chairperson Jane Ansah and her cohort of Commissioners to call for the election earlier before their term of office expires – which is withing 150 days that Constitution Court ordered the fresh elections to be held.

The Commissioners’ term of office expires next month.

Ironically, as DPP vice president for Eastern Region, Bright Msaka,  who is also Minister of Justice was briefing the MPs about the strategy at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, the MEC chairperson was also addressing the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) meeting in Mangochi on similar plans.

It is expected that the DPP will introduce the change of elections date as a Bill in Parliaent at the next sitting which is for national budget.

A source privy to the discussions of the DPP and UDF meeting confided in Nyasa Times that DPP is concerned that the Judiciary seems to be  “ruling Malawi” as regards the preparation and direction of the fresh poll and ruling party agrees that “this must be stopped.”

Commenting on the development, a political analyst from Chancellor College said the plan clearly confirms public speculation that the DPP/UDF alliance is also in an alliance with MEC.

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Omex70
Omex70
9 months ago

Jane Ansah is a disgrace to our nation. How I wish she was not born here in Malawi. Anyway, God has a good reason why He allowed Jane Ansah to be a Malawian. I believe she will live to regret her stubbornness.

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

Anyone who loses the next election has a right to sue that the election was managed by an incompetent MEC that was found guilty by the court and parliament. Something very bad is waiting Jane and Peter.

Malawians stop being cowards remove this SHIT

Peter Hitler Mutharika and Jane Snake Ansah have shown their true colours. Their actions demonstrate that the past elections were totally rigged. Peter Hitler Mutharika and his DPP seems not to respect the law and are determined to steal the elections again disregarding the will of the people. Jane Ansah and the rest of her commissioners cannot be trusted, and they need to go immediately. As long as they force themselves to supervise these elections Malawians will not accept the outcome of it. Peter Hitler Mutharika has solidify his grip on power by firing all none Lomwes from the MDF… Read more »

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

I am ashamed with dpp that to date they do not know that Judiciary is a government on its own. Government has three organs all with their head. Judiciary rule government. Parliament rule government and Executive rule government. So no need dpp to think that only them should rule the country then fokofo go to hell.

joseph
joseph
9 months ago

MZOSATHEKA COURT ORDER BY SUPREME COURT CANNOT BE REVERSED.

Wachiyao
Wachiyao
9 months ago

Basi awulula. Ife timangoganizira koma tsopano they have made it crystal clear. What they are saying is that they cannot win an election unless it it handled by the current Commission. They know that a commission composed of any people apart from those currently in office can not give them a victory. In other words, what matters to them is not how many people vote for them but who is in the commission. Shame DPP and UDF! This is the more reason that Jane Ansah must not be allowed to stay in the commissioner later that today.

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
9 months ago

We are ready to vote even today, the coffin for the DPP and the Bakili through his son was already bought for burial

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

I thought you rejected 19 May.Where is the problem really

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

If DPP want to change the polls date that’s fine but there is one more thing that parliament need to address, as the Supreme Court said…..after the nullification of the May election Malawi should have had an interim government not a DPP government.
So when parliament sits to change the polls date make sure that they also address the interim government issue…..we can not have an illegitimate president managing the polls, it’s too risky.

Lego
9 months ago

This is so pathetic and shameful.Now its really clear that the May 19th elections were rigged in favour of DPP.Why are you only insisting on current Jane Ansah led MEC if you won the last elections clearly?This is stupidity of all order in DPP/UDF parties.And to you UDF members,why do you want to tarnish your names because of these greedy DPP people?So they want to use to defy the justice?Think twice you members of UDF.And to you remaining MEC commissioners,you owe Malawians alot with your stupidity.Don’t create more problems on your shoulders.

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