MCP give Ansah three options or else Malawi will remain on standstill

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has given beleaguered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah three options in the wake of  nationwide demonstrations aimed at forcing her  to resign,  warning  that unless she goes,  protests across the country will continue to paralyse normal business.

Lowe: There are three options left for Ansah which are to honourably resign, let DPP facilitate her resignation or President should fire her

Ansah is accused of mismanaging the recent election in which President Peter Mutharika won a second term.

The protests turned violent in three cities, and demonstrators said they would hold vigils outside Ansah’s house unless she stepped down.

Interim leader of opposition Robin Lowe told parliament on Friday that there are three options left for the MEC chairperson which are to honourably resign, let the ruling party facilitate her resignation or relevant authorities should fire her.

 

First Deputy Speaker Madalitso Kazombo pointed out that the House could not proceed to debate the matter as standing orders do not allow to discuss people who cannot defend themselves in Parliament.

On the streets, immediate past vice president Saulos Chilima and MCP president Lazarus Chakwera joined the demonstrations and vowed not to relent until Ansah goes.

“We would like Justice Jane Ansah to leave office because as everybody is aware, the elections didn’t go well and we are not happy at all,”  said Chilima, disclosing next week they are taking the protests to another level.

The MEC declared that Mutharika won re-election with 39 percent of the vote. Chakwera was second with 35 percent, followed by Chilima with 20 percent.

Chakwera and Chilima are challenging the election results in court, alleging ballot box stuffing and the use of correction fluid to change votes.

Ansah, who maintains her innocence, told local radio last week that she would resign only if the court ruled that the elections were fraudulent.

A hearing on the election dispute is expected to begin July 29.

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Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
1 year ago

Chonde aMalawi. tisanyozane mitundu chifukwa cha mavoti ayi. Ngati wina sankhutire ndi zotsatirazi, ndi ufulu wake kudandaula pochita zionetsero. Mu chaka cha 1993 we fought and voted for multiparty freedom. The current president did not fight with us or participate in that referendum vote, instead he was hiding in America. No one should deprive the other that freedom. Tinamenyera tokha aMalawi. Kutukwanana komanso kulankhula mwa phuzo pa media ngati apa sikwabwino ayi. Chitani manyazi ndi zomwe mwalemba makamaka inu a ‘Godfearing Person’

Vietta Grey
1 year ago

It is very very sad to hear what’s happening in our warm heart of Africa, Malawi. I can not believe what I see, and hear today. Who ever has written the article above condemning those against the demos does not love his country. Maybe those encouraging the demos think they will get people go on the street like 1991. This will never happen. That time most of you, were young, there was a great need for change. It want to remind people of the evils of MCP, at first there was Muwalo, Gwede, these two harrassed Malawians, men could never,… Read more »

dalo
dalo
1 year ago

If you people think the demo is not affecting zinthu ndiye ndinu mbuli zenizeni,kodi amalawi umbuli kwambiri???? Ine nonse mukuikila kumbuyo dpp kapena ansah ndakaika ngati mitu yanu ikuyenda.No wonder i think ambiri inu mwaba nawo a dpp ndiye mukudziwilatu the moment another leadership comes in muli mu water even peter know…thats why you are trying to cling kuti masiku achulukebe,mufune musafune nthawi sili kumbali ya anthu oipa inu a dpp.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago

This is why the so called HRDC demo are construed to be politically motivated.

yemweuja
yemweuja
1 year ago

Komanso kumawaudza anthuwo kunene kuti mmene mukupanga ma standstill wo inu malipiro anu mulandila mwezi ukatha komanso ma allowance kuchoka kwa ma ghost sponcer anu..

Masauko banda
Masauko banda
1 year ago

Jane Annswer should go

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago

MCP is now using A tumbuka in the battle field especiaaly in the front line e.g. Lowe, Gotani Hara, Morris Muthali Mtambo and others. Becaful, you Tumbukas suffered heavily during MCP regime. You think MCP will remember you after being used? Take my words. Why are they showing love to you Tumbukas today? You may end up being used as a condom.

Malawi
Malawi
1 year ago

Koma munya. Simunati. Jane Asah will not resign. You lost elections and want to save face. If you believe there was rigging, bring your evedice before court. These demonstrations are just cover ups for your failures.

Patrick Banda
Patrick Banda
1 year ago

I’m trying to understand the sense in the statement “Malawi will remain on a stand still”. Who in these demos do you think you are punishing, and who are you fighting for? In all this, I only feel sorry for Saulos Chilima and MCP and this is why: In the statement quoted above, it’s the common Malawians and the business community that is feeling the bite of the so called “stand still”. The DPP government has nothing to lose because they are the ones with a finger on the trigger. They can still milk the thinnest cow there is just… Read more »

Josee
Josee
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick Banda

Ndiwe chitsiru asee, we want to end rigging, can’t you see our country isn’t going forward, stupid educated fool

Charie
Charie
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick Banda

Zoona Jane asah sadzalora kutula pasi udindo anagwira ntchito yake molingana ndi malamulo.chilima and chakwera komaso mtambo ndinu opepera pathako panu

Nelson
1 year ago

dziko langa malawi ndi nakulakwila chani kuti tizizuzana tokhatokha koma kumanena kuti ndife a mtendele

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago

Lowe is turning into another stupid CSO. Is the Mobocratic Congress Party behind the Mutambo non-peaceful demonstrations? Lowe and your paymaster, fake accent ex-reverend can you come out clear?

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