Malawi Electotal Commisison warns political partisan chiefs

Pollster Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has sternly warned traditional leaders against supporting particular candidates or parties in the run up to the election, saying this is a recipe for political violence.

Chiefs: Told not to be partisan

MEC commissioner Moffat Banda says experience has shown that past election violence was caused by partisan chiefs who work to help certain candidates and parties to win an election.

“Every candidate and party should be allowed to campaign anywhere and any time,” said Banda.

He reminded the traditional leaders that Malawi is a democracy therefore everyone allowed by law should be allowed to participate in an election without any hindrance.

Banda then called on people in the central region to register for the 2019 election when the voter registration opens in the region in two weeks time.

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Dpp A & Dpp B.
Dpp A & Dpp B.
3 years ago

MEC don’t cheat up. That’s a lipstick service. We are watching u

Tasowana
Tasowana
3 years ago

Tell them please. My TA Lukwa of Kasungu should be told. He has become one of the useless TAs. If it were a rotational chieftaincy a Lukwa tikadati kapumeni nzeru zakutherani tisankhe ena

c chimbatata
c chimbatata
3 years ago

The overzealous chiefs, otengera zinthu pamg’ong’o inu, okhathuka, agulukunyinda mukumva?

Central
Central
3 years ago

Lukwa, Lundu, Kyungu ndi uyu mukuti gogoliwa manyazi bwanji!! Ntchentche yopupuluma imapsyindidwa ndi mchimba ……………………………………………….!

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

Too late MEC. The cancer has already spread. The law should be reviewed to strictly bar chiefs from participating in politics and also bar politicians from manipulating chiefs. We just have too many manipulatable chiefs who dont’ hesitate to sell their souls for a plate of msima ndi chambo.

geofchaponda
geofchaponda
3 years ago

ngongoliwa ndi lundu analiko?

Paradign Shift
Paradign Shift
3 years ago

Mec should send special messages to T/A Lundu & Chief Ngolongoliwa.

Wanrike
Wanrike
3 years ago
Reply to  Paradign Shift

Iwe Moffat, zimenazo suunenera kumwera Jonathan just zigawo zina bwanji, pita ukamuuze ngongoliwa Ndi Lundu wamva

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