Malawi Electoral Commission plays down office closures

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says the forceful closures of its offices in the country’s cities will not affect operations of the pollster.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the pollster still operating

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said this on Thursday after Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) forced the closure of the offices to force MEC chairperson Jane Ansah and other commissioners to resign following the Constitutional Court election case ruling which said that the presidential election was marred by irregularities and anomalies which had been widespread, systematic and grave that the results had been compromised.

“Operations of the Malawi Electoral Commission have not been affected. We have offices all over the  country so our staff in other offices are working,” he said.

HRDC closed MEC offices in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu triggering fears that the closure might affect the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election in five months time.

Ansah told a parliamentary hearing that she is due for retirement this year but has refused to step aside following the court ruling, saying she would only do so when the Supreme Court upholds the ruling.

One of the commissioners Mary Nkosi however said she  could not resign now because she feared she could lose her benefits which include her gratuity.

But commissioner Moffat Banda ruled out resigning following the flawed election.

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najere
najere
1 year ago

mamuna kukokedwa kumaliseche ndikufa ati mkazi alibe mulandu chifukwa wagona koyenda mayesa wakokedwa atafika panyumba pobwera koyendako? ma lawywer anagamula ati alibe mulandu pano mkaziyo akupitiriza ntchito yake ya ulonda kuchipatalako ziphuphu zili ndi ndani pamenepo?

najere
najere
1 year ago

majudge tawaziwa ife mulandu mkazi kupha mwamuna wake msagansaga watulutsidwa ati libe mulandu . kottana’s issue anthu atuluka pa bail

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

We have opened the offices kkkkkkk

Lucius Peleso
Lucius Peleso
1 year ago

Amakwana ameneyu

Lucius Peleso
Lucius Peleso
1 year ago

This man has a vision

Super power
Super power
1 year ago

The MEC spokesperson has no clue of what the closure of their offices means. And his saying that they will work from elsewhere is total rudeness and lack of understanding what his employers, the Malawian people, want.
The Commissioners and management from supervisory grade upwards must go, their terminal benefits paid off.

Sebbi
Sebbi
1 year ago
Reply to  Super power

Akali mwana futi wazaona wekha Results

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
1 year ago

Kodi inu, can someone please school me on how influential was this Kottana?
She has been on this platform for much too long. There has been lots more unexplained deaths out there, what’s the fuss about this girl?

The soothsayer
The soothsayer
1 year ago

I can sense danger beware the Ides of March

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