MCP ready with new names for Malawi Electoral Commission

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is ready with names for new Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners.

Daud Suleman: Tipped to be  MEC commisisoner

MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said the party is just waiting for President Peter Mutharika to demand the names to replace the current embattled MEC commissioners headed by Jane Ansah.

“We know that these commissioners can no longer organize an election. We are more than ready with the names,” he said.

Nyasa Times understands one of the names MCP are recommending to go to MEC is IT expert Daud Sulemani.

Munthali  comments comes  after Public Affairs Committee said it would engage political parties on the strategy for the formation of a new MEC accepted by all political parties.

PAC spokesperson Gilford Matonga said the quasi-religious body would be meeting opposition political party leaders after Mutharika refused to fire the MEC commissioners.

Mutharika refused to fire the commissioners before the Supreme Court ruling which upheld the Constitutional Court ruling for the holding of a fresh election on July 2.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga welcomed PAC’s initiative to meet opposition political party leaders on the way future of MEC.

Professor of law Garton Kamchedzera and associate professor of law Ngeyi Kanyongolo both from Chancellor College—a constituent college of the University of Malawi, have since asked President Mutharika to enhance the credibility of the forthcoming July 2 fresh presidential election by replacing the current MEC commissioners whose competence courts have faulted.

MEC commissioners- except chairperson Jane Ansah –  will have their terms of office expire in 24 days on June 5.

Under the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Act 2017, the President shall, subject to Section 75 of the Constitution, appoint members of the commission on such terms and conditions as the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament shall determine.

The law also requires leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly which secured more than one tenth of the national vote in an election to Parliament to submit to the President a maximum of three persons as political party nominees for consideration as commissioners.

Presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani has  said the President will act at an appropriate time.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Kodi Peter Munthalika akuwopa chiyani Kupanga zomwe khoti latanthauzira.The executive you can’t keep fighting with the other two arms of government, you will lose momvetsa chisoni. I thought munati munawina Chisankho cha tippex chija,apa mwati muwinanso ,Sankhani new commissioners please.Ground should be leveled for all players to enjoy the game.Osati wina kukhala kokwera ena kosika Kut mudzingo sintha mafigures.God is watching you guys.

Fiji Square
Fiji Square
9 months ago

Muyiuze mbutuma sulemani kuti commissioner salowa mu server to interrogate his own database.

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
9 months ago
Reply to  Fiji Square

A Fiji chifukwa choti anakugwirani nde akhale mbutuma? Iyeyo ndi inu mbutuma ndi ndani?

Prophetic
Prophetic
9 months ago
Reply to  Fiji Square

Suleman to be commissioner hahahaha

Babatunde
9 months ago

Wishful thinking.

Teri
9 months ago

We already have a competent MEC commission which delivered brilliant parliamentary and local government elections

Mphenzi
Mphenzi
9 months ago
Reply to  Teri

Says who?

Akuchikazi ku Balaka
Akuchikazi ku Balaka
9 months ago
Reply to  Teri

Commissioners are central, we need mature and credible people. People we can trust. People who pass anger management test. People who can think, listen and talk while standing. its a field job. Its not just checking stolen votes or a retirement home. we need people who can make prompt decision and give credible direction.
Kodi paja mwati Mr Suleman moyo wawo udayenda bwanji? Tiuzeni amane mukuwadziwa bwino akuluwa; before he stole my vote in a different way.

Marx
Marx
9 months ago

Nkhani si Suleiman, After all this is just speculation by Nyasatimes. It may as well not be true. Nkhani ndi Jeni ndi anzake. They messed up up the presidential vote of May 2019. Why should they be entrusted with this one. You guys are cowards. You know you cannot win a credible election. Kuteroko moyo wanu ukudalira Jeni. By the way, kodi agogo ayamba campaign? Kapena ali pa easy kudikira tsiku loti Jeni adzawayikenso pampando.

Apao Kugola
Apao Kugola
9 months ago
Reply to  Teri

Uku ndiye kulephera kumvetsetsa momwe court limayendetsera zinthu. Kodi simukudziwabe kuti mulandu womwe unalowa mu Constitutional Court unalibe ndi mmodzi yemwe as a party amasumira parliamentary and local government elections? Ena anatsutsana ndi kusankhidwa kwa ma MP mu ma constituencey ena individually; ndipo ena analuza mulandu ngati Vuwa Kaunda versus Mhone ku Nkhata Bay where Vuwa was maintained a winner while ku Mangochi West the DPP candidate who was decleared a winner by MEC lost the case to an Independent candidate – kumeneko chisankho cha MP chiyenera kuchitikanso. Zikadakhala kuti the disgruntled MPs and Ward Councillors joined the case mwina… Read more »

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Teri

Psychiatric/ mental health assessment is still free in Malawi (Zomba, Lilongwe Bottom and St John of God), seek help.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago
Reply to  Fake Petros

OLO ma dotolo a Terasi amatathandiza, akafike ndithu!!

Marx
Marx
9 months ago
Reply to  Teri

You say this because you want to leave that bitch to engineer another rigging scheme for the clueless octogenarian

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