MEC defiant with by-elections preps on ConCourt  judgement day

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that voter registration and voter verification will proceed on Monday, February 3, 2020 despite being the day the  Constitution Court (ConCourt) is expected to deliver ruling in the presidential elections cases.

Mwafulirwa: We have our programmes intact

MEC spokesperson, Sangwani Mwafulirwa confirmed this in an interview with Nyasa Times that the Commission will not put on hold or shift the date for preparations.

The Commission is expected to hold by-elections in Liwawadzi Ward on March 5, 2020. The ward fell vacant due to the death of its councilor Thomson Thomas Bwanali on 25th October, 2019.

“We have our programmes intact. We are quite confident that  whatever the outcome of the concourt ruling, voter registration will proceed uninterrupted in Balaka.

“The exercise is taking place for two days, on 3 and 4 February. At the same those who registered during the May 21, 2019 Tripartite elections should go and verify their names in the voter roll” he explained.

The schedule for announcement of the ruling on 3 February, 2020 has sent shivers among many people an institutions with some like schools declaring holidays.

Mwafulirwa said no transfers will be allowed in this by-elections and anyone who registered somewhere before should not attempt to register again in Liwawadzi ward.

“We migrated to a biometric voter register and its every easy to catch people that registered elsewhere and are registering for second time. We re-run a de-duplication exercise that removes all multiple entries,” he explained.

MEC will be holding by-elections in Liwawadzi Ward on 5 March 2020. The ward fell vacant following the death of a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councillor, Thomson Thomas Bwanali on 25th October, 2019.

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Phalombewatch
Phalombewatch
9 months ago

Dismiss Sangwani and Mec

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
9 months ago

Arrogance

Christopher Kanyunyungunye
Christopher Kanyunyungunye
9 months ago

This boy can make a good information minister. The president should draft him into the cabinet

mappiya mulupale
mappiya mulupale
9 months ago

Mr Sangwani Mwafulirwa you are the next CEO of MEC. continue your professional job

chipi Mhango wa ku Bolero
chipi Mhango wa ku Bolero
9 months ago

Sangwani sangwani sangwani? uzathela mmanja mwa anthu. kusokosela even on judgement day why?

Angel Kanjaliwale
Angel Kanjaliwale
9 months ago

Koma uyuyo PRO sanapelekele nawo umboni bwanji ku khoti? Akudziwa zambiri ameneyu. Kumbukilani Modercai Msiska anamufunsa Alfandika akukanika kuyankha mafunso kuti mwina akudziwa ndi sangwani

Mafulufute
Mafulufute
9 months ago

Mungofuna ma allowance a Sangwani otherwise tomorrow is the last day of effective work by most of you sell outs.

maxwel Phiri
maxwel Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  Mafulufute

Spare sangwani. he does not make decisions he just communicates what the Commission has decided. The only thing that I like about him is that whatever sense or nosense is coming from the Commission he really communicates it

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

Are you suggesting that people should not bother following the presentation of judgement, but to go for voter registration? Are you aware that the people to register for elections are the same stakeholders who have a stake in the election case? Why is MEC living in denial? This is the very reason why Malawians are demanding the dissolution of the MEC Commission come what may.

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