MEC backs decision to hold by elections amid calls for commissioners to resign

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials have backed their decision to go ahead with by-elections in Lilongwe and Kasungu amid growing calls for the pollster’s chairperson Jane Ansah and other commissioners to resign following the highly disputed May 21 election results.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the pollster acting within the law

Spokesperson for MEC Sangwani Mwafulirwa says there is no law which bars the commission from conducting by-elections when other electoral matters are in court.

“The Malawi Electoral Commission is acting within the law,” said Mwafulirwa as anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations were gaining momentum in Lilongwe.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Maurice Munthali said Ansah and other commissioners had no moral grounds to hold the by-elections when other related matters of elections are in court.

United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga said the MEC commissioners’ hands are tied.

“They should not have presided over the holding of the by-elections because of issues of credibility,” said Ndanga.

MEC is scheduled to hold the by-elections in Lilongwe south constituency and Matenje ward in Kasungu on November 5.

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Opportunist
Opportunist
11 months ago

Does this MEC credible for me to vote

chataika
chataika
11 months ago

They have to conduct elections because anyone is innocent until proven guilty thats it according to malamulo athu. so wolubwa lubwa bakatero pakuti u dont want to follow what laws of malawi say.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
11 months ago

Tatulutsani gule anthunu apande makofi anthu a MEC asiye kuderera.

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
11 months ago

Koma Sangwani mutuwo bwanji? Sadawusamale amai atabadwa? Ngati kena kake ndithu

little jojo
little jojo
11 months ago

what is Maurice Munthali complaining about? MEC has the capacity to conduct fair parliamentary elections. It is only presidential elections that they have difficulties with. Even your own president Lazarus Chakwer a confirmed this when he was asked why He took oath as an MP. He said MEC does conduct credible parliamentary elections. kikikiki

PP litete
PP litete
11 months ago
Reply to  little jojo

That’s very true..they said they have problems with Presidential results not Mps…zamanyazi

Moya
Moya
11 months ago

MEC is money thirsty, bribes for May elections zatha kale manyumba afika roof level pano looking to find allowances zoti amalizire the constructions. This is an institution with zero credibility. This is not Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)anymore this is Dpp Electroral commission( DEC). So DEC stay away from conducting any national elections please.

Eagles Eye
Eagles Eye
11 months ago

Opposition be careful- whatever you decide will show in the mirror soon 😳

Ngolongoliwa Hater
Ngolongoliwa Hater
11 months ago

Do Mrs Jane Ansah and other commissioners use the same bible that we all use? Of course I am not surprised with Mr Killion Mgawi because as a Reveland he was known to practice witchcraft while hiding under the name of the church. I know him so well ndi.mfiti ya kwa Mbuna ku Nkhoma uku. He has destroyed the future of other good Reveland when he was in Nkhoma Synod HQ. A very bad man inside and outside

Omare
Omare
11 months ago

ulungama amamudziwa ndi Mulungu yake amene andamulenga muthuyo otsati munthu owengedwa ndi Mulungu anga nene kulungama kwake

Charie
Charie
11 months ago

Fusa chakwera mafuso ako panda pake

Ashamed Cadet
Ashamed Cadet
11 months ago

MEC in its current makeup of Board and Management can not be trusted to conduct any elections. They are so tainted and by now those by el cations have already been rigged in order to prove that APM is popular in the Centre. Let’s resist their urge to proceed with these by elections!! Alufandika and Mwafulirwa are the deceptive crooks who spin the facts to fool Malawians with thier eloquence. Enough is enough! Stooges of DPP must no longer be allowed to fool Malawians when thier drive is to only enrich themselves! I suggest that the law needs to be… Read more »

Watchers
Watchers
11 months ago

MEC leadership should be dissolved due to credibility issues. They don’t have a mandate to run any election when there’s a major court case against them. Don’t sweep your evil mess under the rug til the verdict is passed. ( the ultimate truth will surely be known)

Charie
Charie
11 months ago
Reply to  Watchers

Ilo ndi lamulo lako osati la Malawi

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