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 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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
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?
majudge tawaziwa ife mulandu mkazi kupha mwamuna wake msagansaga watulutsidwa ati libe mulandu . kottana’s issue anthu atuluka pa bail
We have opened the offices kkkkkkk
This man has a vision
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.
Akali mwana futi wazaona wekha Results
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?
I can sense danger beware the Ides of March