MCP-UTM alliance optimistic about ‘technical knockout’ in Malawi presidential re-run

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party electoral alliance says it is optimistic about securing more than 50 per cent of the votes to be cast in the forthcoming fresh presidential election set for July 2  thereby avoiding a possible run-off.

Makunga and Chin’goma addressing journalists

Speaking when the two parties addressed journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday, the MCP-UTM and its alliance partners  warned the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that it will suffer ‘technical knockout’ in the poll.

MCP deputy publicity secretary, Ezekiel Ching’oma, and the UTM national publicity secretary, Dr Joseph Chidanti Malunga, stressed that the two parties are aware of deliberate moves by Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC)and DPP to frustrate the alliance so that it should boycott the poll.

“But we would like to assure Malawians that we are participating in the poll under any circumstances. And DPP must expect technical knockout because we are confident of securing over 50 per cent of the votes,” said Ching’oma.

However, Malunga, while commenting on the announcement of the date of the fresh poll by  MEC, the parties were dismayed that electoral commission chairperson Jane Ansah and her Commissioners have chosen to cling to their offices and administer the forthcoming presidential elections when the Constitutional Court and Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC) found them wanting in capacity.

PAC’s findings followed the February 3 Constitutional Court ruling which mandated the committee to evaluate the commissioners’ performance and make appropriate recommendations to President Peter Mutharika. One of the recommendations was that they be removed from office.

Malunga disclosed that they have since instructed their lawyers to commence a constitutional challenge to the continued presence of Ansah and the current Commissioners in the Commission.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima and his MCP counterpart Lazarus Chakwera sought nullification of the presidential election results owing to irregularities, which marred the May 21 presidential election results management system. On February 3 this year, the court then nullified the presidential election results and ordered MEC to conduct a fresh poll within 150 days.

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joseph
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AMALAWI ADZASANKHA AMENE AKUFUNA

joseph
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joseph

A MALAWI ADZASANKHA AMENE AKUFUNA

Chikoti
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Chikoti

Kkk koma abale kuteroko …Sokole sokoleeee yoooooooo..kkkkkkkkk…

Nangozo
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Nangozo

Mungapite ku Mangochi inu kukachita campaign mukathawako munawa phera munthu wawo inu a MCP kwa Nsundwe kumeneko ndi zero voti kale

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Thats Me

Munthu wawo anali Njaunju amene anaphedwa ndi boma la DPP. Munthu wophunzira kwambiri komanso wanzeru zauya kumupha ngati mukupha nkhuku anthu oipa inu. Of all places munthu kukamukwirira behind the Villa Ya President wadziko lino? For real? Angakhale opanda manthayo ndi ndani mpaka kukakwirira Malemu Njaunju behind the presidential villa?

Mtete
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Mtete

Nanga Njauju? We know it is DPP who did him in. Kupusa a a Yao

braveheart
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JB boys R ones who killed Njaunji not DPP.Clear?

Kwinyani
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Kwinyani

Komatu kunena kwandithendithe nanthambwe anazitengela.

Bola osazalira

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

That’s the reason NTCHONA has gone berserk. He knows he’s losing big time hence acting like a mad man. I believe he’s having sleepless nights.

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Akakuvoterani mahure anu chifukwa even azikadzi anu ndi ana anu akhumudwa nanu anthu olimbikitsa Umbanda inu

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Thats Me

Mbanda zazikulu mitu ma cadet a DPP…Mutu ukakula siwulewa nkhonya muwona chaka chake ndichino. Akhala zisankho simuwinila kubera bwenzi pano Jane Satana Ansah mutamubwezera kale ku court ndikuyikapo munthu wina but alas…Chikopa ndi uja zamuyabwa nkhani ya Mpinganjira ndiye oti amusankhe akusowa. This paranoid president is a true laughing stock of our generation. For once lets be serious. 81 years pano (zoberaso and his true age might be somewhere around 85 already) ndiye by 2025 adzakhala ali 90? Ku England akuti nkhalamba zonse zoyambira zaka 70 zisamatuluke mnyumba coz of coronavirus ndiye nkhalamba zathuzi zikakhale pa ballot zowona?

Rihana
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Rihana

Forget it. There are more important issues now than going to the polls

Buluzi
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Buluzi

How can we have rerun when the corona-virus inferno has put the whole world at a stand still.

Gaga
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Gaga

Is the re-run still happening. MEC commissioners can’t travel anywhere – countries are on lock-down, flights cancelled and the Olympics has been cancelled. And bills were sent back to parliament.

Mwene
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Mwene

Sending back Bills to parliament after denying them consent is normal procedure bwana!!!! Wake up!!!!

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