Livingstonia Synod petitions rotten MEC to scrap Malawi presidential vote results

Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has written the rotten Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to quash the presidential results after it controversially declared President Peter Mutharika a victor in last month’s Tripartite Elections.

Synod has said electoral authorities should annul Malawi presidential elections due to fraud

In a letter to the electoral commission Chairperson Jane Ansah, which has been signed by the  General Secretary Dr. Levi Nyondo and its Moderator Reverend Douglous Chipofya, the synod bemoans the use of  correctional fluid Tipp-Ex and already marked ballot papers, discrediting the May 21 Tripartite Elections that the results “lack credibility”.

“There were so many places where people were found with marked ballot papers. Some people in other polling centers were found red handed marking ballot papers even at a time when voting day had passed.

“Supplementary to that, there was so much use of Tipp-Ex country wide and through the use of Tipp-Ex so much rigging found its way”, reads part of the letter seen by Nyasa Times.

The  synod further notes that MEC chairwoman,  Ansah was so much in a hurry in announcing the presidential results without dealing with the irregularities or ‘Madando’ as she put it.

They note that both the announcing of presidential results and the swearing-in ceremony was done in such a hurry like an ambush.

The church wonders, “how come one is being declared a winner and the following day is sworn in?

“As a church, we doubt so much the credibility of your declaration on presidential race with its swearing-in included”.

The church has further reminded Ansah that she received a letter asking her to withhold the presidential results until all anomalies were addressed.

The Synod of Livingstonia cites an example of Kenya where in 2017, presidential results were nullified and fresh elections were conducted.

It believes Malawi would have done the same so that the electorate retain the trust they had in the electoral body which the synod believes Malawians have lost.

The letter has ended with an ultimatum to MEC saying “we request the nullification of presidential results and calling for a re-run within 90 days.”

Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a quasi-religious body formed in 1992 during the country’s political transition from one-party to multiparty democracy, also accused MEC of messing up the results management system.

“The admission by MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah that the commission accepted results with alterations and erasions speak volumes of how much the process was flawed.

“We know that more than the 147 complaints mentioned were lodged, but were not fully resolved. For this reason, many people feel that justice has been ignored and that institutions involved in the electoral process have failed to give the truth and justice a chance,” said PAC chairperson the Very Reverend Felix Chingota.

Ansah, who is a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and described the electoral process as “free and fair” and that the results were a “true reflection of the will of the people of Malawi”,  could not immediately respond to Synod’s call for nullification of results of the elections dubbed not credible.

The under fire Ansah said MEC will in due course convene a post-mortem meeting for the elections that ushered in President Peter Mutharika for a second five-year term of office, 192 legislators in the 193-seat Parliament and 460 ward councillors.

University of Livingstonia political scientist George Phiri suggested in an interview that for Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to govern well, they must bury their pride and start mending fences by calling for a government of national unity.

Mutharika in his inaugural speech urged the southern African nation to move on.

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mtete
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mtete

Livingstonia Synod is not MCP but have seen the for there is in the country and, rather than sit back and watch, have decided enough is enough. It is, therefore, not only MCP who are grieved but every Malawian of good will who does not like to see the country sliding into anarchy.

getrude mwandumba
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getrude mwandumba

ndale pa malawi, tiyeni nazoni

UTM
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UTM

Signs of a BANANA Republic

Dyson
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Dyson

Malawian are strange people am not in Malawi but I have follow most of the comments posted here, first i have followed election very well without supporting any party,my understanding from European countries which also complain about election not free and fair which I believe the never support any political party,and other organisations say the same including M.E.C themselves. But my surprise there is a lot of people who still back Peter insted of standing together. You might be enjoying yourself today but what about tomorrow your children or relatives what will happen because you are part of destroying your… Read more »

Central
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Central

Dyson, its becoz Malawi has a lot of stupid citizens………. we’ve citizens who encourage stealing of the state resources just for them to get a share!! God have mercy!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

What do Malawian hate. Nepotism-every public institution being headed by a Lomwe – MBC, Macra, Admarc, Maneb, Accountant general, National Herbarium,Mera, MRA and many more. Dont we have other people from different tribes with capacity and capabilities?, Corruption.- if it as reached even MEC with judges and elections itself then we are sorry for our country. Please, conduct investigations MEC and ACB and also National Audit should be involved if govt resources have been abused.

Msiska
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Msiska

Livingstonia Synod is not a christian synod they serve the devil.They hide behind christainity veil but thier mission is fostering devils agenda

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

The devil was created by God, why doesn’t he deal with him. Mind your God business if you don’t see anything wrong in all what happened Christian Msiska

Achibwana
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Achibwana

Synod is against wrong acts hence your comment is out of order. In fact you are trying to foster devil’s agenda by supporting wrong doing.
It is clear wrong acts happened and no one can dispute it. Only fools create deliberate schotoma towards the truth.

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

kodi iyeyu mwano wake akudalira chani koma chosecho akuti ndiabusa? kodi mwano zoona azipangira dziko palinzeru?

The Sage
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The Sage

Tell them straight Livingstonia. You always stand for what is right…

psyuta
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psyuta

kkkkkkkkk !!!! Their candidate has failed.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

kkkkkk!!!!! Their candidate had his marks taken off and given to another student whose teacher used tippex to correct the low marks he had scored so that he appears to have passed the exams kkkkkk!!!! Their candidate got all answers correct kkkkkkkk!!!!!

Duda
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Duda

kkkkkk. Their spirits filled candidate wagwa nayo. Auponda ng’ooooooooooooooo

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

What do you expect when the husband of the MEC chair has business links/benefits from DPP govt? This woman called Madando is very rude. I admire the previous two MEC chair how they handled public relations. They were calm and respected people. But Mayiwa, eeeegh, moto weniweni.