Malawi electoral body commissioners contract ends today

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners are this Friday June 5 winding up and packing their personal belongings at the pollster as their contract expires today leaving behind a nasty legacy that they are incompetent.

Time up! Embattled commissioners at the Malawi Electoral Commission

Chairperson of the commission Jane Ansah tendered her resignation a week ago amid stormy criticisms from the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and parliament of the way they handled the May 19, 2019 presidential election which handed down president Peter Mutharika a second and last term.

However, the Constitutional Court annulled the election, saying there were widespread anomalies and irregularities and ordered a fresh presidential election, a ruling which was upheld by the Supreme Court and welcomed by the opposition political parties who challenged the result but rejected by president Peter Mutharika and his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the DPP have since submitted names of the new appointees as commissioners to president Mutharika for his final appointment.

UTM, Peoples Party and other tiny parties cannot submit names because they have less than 10 per cent of members of parliament in National Assembly.

The Judicial Service Commission has also submitted names of four judges to president Mutharika for him to pick one judge as chairperson of MEC.

It is not yet known when Mutharika would make the appointments as the date for the election draws closer.

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chataika
chataika
8 months ago

Wishing you all good luck, our beloved MEC commissioners for serving your country with all boldness it deserves. Any tree with fruits suffers a lot with stones, you deserve credit and many will know at the end of the road that yes you were such ppo who did a good job. Insults began long time ago with Jesus and he persevered subsequently his name is above all names you may think about today!

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Never thought they would be so resilient to the end.

kingcobra
kingcobra
8 months ago

THE GOATS. GO WELL

Banda
Banda
8 months ago

Will be counting down the days when the President will appoint the the New High Court Judge and 6 Commissioners as it is not expected that these positions should sit empty during an election period which commenced May 1st

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
8 months ago

Good riddance to very bad rubbish! Don’t let the door hit ‘em on their way out!

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
8 months ago

Ayende bwino ma clown commissioners!!!

Malawi doesn’t need such a bunch of criminals in this age

Kalulu Wadwala
8 months ago

Adzipita. People who were not patriotic.

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