MEC disqualifies independent candidate for Dowa South East but inaction for DPP’s aspirants

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has disqualified independent candidate for Dowa South East Medson  Nkhoma for continuing holding a public office after presenting  nomination papers but there is in action on ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidates in similar situation.

Alfandika: MEC received a complaint

According to section 51(2)(e) of the Constitution of the Republic of  no person shall be qualified to be nominated or elected as a  of Parliament if that person holds, or acts, in any public or appointment, except where the Constitution provides that person shall not be disqualified from standing for election solely on of holding that office or appointment or where that person from that office in order to stand.

In a statement released on Tuesday, MEC Chief Elections Officer Sam Alufandika said the commission received a complaint that Nkhoma was still with the Road Traffic Directorate despite being a candidate  had not resigned.

Upon getting confirmation from the Directorate, Alufandika said “the Commission has  that Mr Nkhoma be disqualified as a parliamentary for Dowa South East and that his name has been struck  the list of nominated candidates.”

However, Chief Financial Controller at the country’s main producer of power, Electricity Generation Company (Egenco), Shadreck Namalomba continues to hold a senior public job while he is contesting for a parliamentary seat on a governing DPP parliamentary ticket, contrary to public service  regulations.

Namalomba is contesting in the Mangochi South West Constituency parliamentary seat while still working as Chief Financial Officer at Egenco, a public entity that was created after the delinking of ESCOM, the later being known for being the ruling party’s main cash cow.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
14 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Outgoing PRESIDENT
Outgoing PRESIDENT
3 years ago

Grace wife of a once popular pilot in the Malawi iarmy s still working at MRA while contesting as an MP in Lilongwe

Izo
Izo
3 years ago

I know Namalomba he can’t be stupid go and ask his file at egenco u will find he has resigned under egenco TnC.

Kapado Chimuthawirenji

Gerald Viola is also holding a public office and yet is a parliamentary candidate on a DPP ticket – nothing has happened to him.

Inayakeinayake inayake
Inayakeinayake inayake
3 years ago

Perhaps all these NGO’S and revenant stakeholders have not officially complained to MEC.

Sanga
Sanga
3 years ago

We have all along been saying this MEC is good for nothing. Very useless.

Paperback
3 years ago

‘A Criminal History of Mankind’ by Colin Wilson. Enjoy it. Vote on 21 Mag 2019.

chiwala
3 years ago

MEC is part of DPP, look at MBC, DPP giving handouts, DPP kutukwana but no action!

Mboba
Mboba
3 years ago

And now they are saying that thugs broke into their Lilongwe A3 offices and tempered with their CCTV system but did not steal anything. MEC really! are you up to the job? Are you able to manage a free and fair elections with this type of unprofessional. I cant buy this dumy cheque. these people didn’t go there to steal computers but data and they know what they want to use it for. I fair for this elections, zambiri zikuchitika.

Khundited above.
Khundited above.
3 years ago

With all that has been happening, i personally can not trust MEC, their behaviour leaves a lot to be desired. This favouritism of a highest order.

Masoambeta
Masoambeta
3 years ago

This is where we fail to uphold democracy in Malawi. One of the reasons why we can’t even afford a decent lifestyle yet we call ourselves developing? Stupid little nation. Where are the Facebook political scientists and lawyers?? This is what you should take to task osati showing off pa Facebook. Malawians Olo angaphunzire chotani kupusa sikuchoka.

Read previous post:
Bishop Mtumbuka hails hardworking women at feast of St Joseph the Worker

Bishop Martin Mtumbuka, of the Catholic Diocese of Karonga, has called upon the faithful in his diocese to exercise a...

Close