DPP’s Ras Chikomeni, independent Swira, collect nominations for presidency in Malawi fresh polls

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says so far three  presidential aspirants t have collected nomination forms  in preparation for July 2 fresh presidential elections and that includes Ras Chikomeni Chirwa who failed to contest as an independent presidential candidate in the May 21 Tripartite Elections and later joined Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ra Chikomeni and his mother who he picked as his running mate at a DPP rally when joined after his presidential bid failed
Smart Swira wants to have another go at nomination for presidency

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said apart from Chikomeni, independent presidential aspirant Smart Swira and New Republican Party.

“I can confirm that the three have collected nomination papers,” MEC spokesperson said.

Chikomeni and Swira’s nomination were rejected by MEC in last year’s polls after they failed to pay the K2 million nomination fees and had inadequate signatures of people nominating them. Each presidential aspirant is required to have 10 people nominating them in each of the country’s 28 districts.

In the case of Swira, he also failed to present a running mate during the nominations.

The nomination papers are available for collection at MEC offices in Blantyre starting and that the fee has to be deposited through the bank before presentation of nomination papers.

The submission of the nomination papers will be on 23rd and 24th April.

A political analyst Augustine Magolowondo called for a revisiting of nomination procedures to avoid cases of disqualifications at the eleventh hour.

He said MEC should be given ample time to “scrutinise all candidates and only those that qualify should be allowed to present their papers.”

The electoral body has announced that the voter registration process will start from 4 April to 7 June with four phases of 14 days each.

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MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago

KOMANSO UBWINO WAKE KU ZOMBA KUJAKU MKWAULERE!!

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago

WHY PAY AGAIN WHEN THE ELECTION NEVER TOOK PLACE?

Kabwande
Kabwande
1 year ago

Ulendo uno zachibwana ayi…zotizondotsa ayi a Malawi. Sitikufuna chairman wa farmer club pano.

Moya
Moya
1 year ago

Waste of time.

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1 year ago

Mukuti dpp’s Chikomeni ndiye timve ziti awa akungofuna kuti adzawapatse mavoti a chilima ndi chakwera powabera ndithu palibe angawavotere awa Chikomeni no vision sell out rasta ndi munthu woimila chilungamo ndiye ku dpp kuli chilungamo?Rasta wamtundu wanji kumakwezeka mbava mmalo moimila mtundu anthu opondelezedwa?bomboclaat bloodclaat uyu🔥🔥🔥🔥

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

This is what happens after smoking weed😂😂😂 so quick to correct and the same to withdraw , son and mother party 120/99% Yanga😂😂😂

DPP
DPP
1 year ago

Ingowatsegulirani nyumba yawo awiriwa ku Zomba Mental Hospital. We have no time for jokes here.

KENT
KENT
1 year ago

Manyaka kuthamangila mpikisano. Musatibowepo apa. Tikufuna a president with a sane mind to rule akachoka manyaka akulamula panowa. You two are just as stinking as APM.

Inyapanandi Membezitakwanike
Inyapanandi Membezitakwanike
1 year ago

Another drama.

Phiri
Phiri
1 year ago

Chisankho chake chiti. The world is on fire with corona-virus.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago
Reply to  Phiri

So?????

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