MEC meets over Malawi Supreme Court ruling

Commissioners at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) are expected to meet this week to decide their fate following the Supreme Court  of Appeal ruling last week which upheld the Constitutional Court ruling for a fresh election.

Mathanga: We will meet to decide 

Jean Mathanga, the chairperson of the Electoral Services of the Malawi electoral body  said a decision would be made after the meeting.

“We are yet to get notices of the meeting but I think it will be this week,” said Mathanga.

She said the Supreme Court ruling was just delivered on Friday therefore the commissioners had no time to meet and chart the way forward on the matter.

The Supreme Court ruling upholds the Constitutional Court ruling that president Peter Mutharika the commissioners because they are incompetent which resulted in the May 21, 2019 election having anomalies and irregularities.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah refused to comment on the matter.

However, a renowned political and social commentator Humphrey Mvula said President Peter Mutharika and MEC would face another legal challenge in the court should the president be reelected if the same MEC commissioners conduct the July 2 presidential poll.

Mvula said that the opposition would mount the legal challenge because it would not accept the election results as the same MEC commissioners described as incompetent by the courts had been used to conduct the poll.

“Even if President Mutharika wins the election, the poll would be annulled again by the courts. This will be a great setback,” he said.

The Supreme Court also upheld an order for MEC to organize another election within 150 days and that the 50%+1 system should be upheld.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

whose attention are trying to draw??? just go and take with your old toothless man. azabwereso mano akazamera

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

Rubbish Ansa spending our taxes to challenge in court as you are MEC party really!!!! What a hell is this a referee going to court instead of a player. This is shame to our mother land this is bad person and she deserve to be prosecuted it seems Kalipo Kalipo kamene mayiyu adachita tikaona basi.

Nabanda
9 months ago

The whole MEC including the Secretariat must go, we will celebrate much!

PP litete
PP litete
9 months ago

This commissioners must go together with the councillors and tippexed Mps

Super power
Super power
9 months ago

Just resign and get all your benefits financed by the people of Malawi. Why meeting again? Ohhh last allowances.
Malawian people will not miss you. You have to take it upon yourselves that you have done a disservice to the Malawi Nation and you will go down in history of Malawi as such. Shame.

Mbwidza
Mbwidza
9 months ago

Apa pokha zatheka basi. Week ino siitha ma MEC Commissioners asanapange resign. I pray that you and others have learnt something out of all things

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

ku khoti anaiwala kuuza a MEC kuti abweze ndalama zagwilitsa nchito
polipila staff
poyenda staff yao
zipangizo
meals ya staff
kogona staff
ana omwe amawanamizao awapepese kuphwanya ufulu wao

Nyekhwe
9 months ago

Prado ndiyomwe yavutatu apa… Even ready to shed innocent blood just for a Prado!!!

Neno
Neno
9 months ago

Just pack and go….What else do you want.

chataika
chataika
9 months ago

Get ready for another worse elections than before bcoz commissioners can not familirarize themselves with the mec system in less than a month to polls i.e. 6 June to 30 June (24 days, 3 weeks) akulu akulu moyo wansanje ndi woyipa kwambiri chanzeru chikanachitika nkuti court just to advise mec that the grey areas so far noted should be ironed out during the forth coming elections i.e. there should be no use of tipex, duplicate sheets, constituency tally centre, among others simple koma to say new commissioners to get oriented within 3 weeks and kick start their role muwamva nawo… Read more »

Joni
Joni
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Sinsanje koma ukalumidwa poyamba you should exercise caution……..otherwise kudzalumidwa kachiwiri, it’s both carelessness, negligence and stupidity!!!!!

THIS MEC MUST GO!!!

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Oh that can be very good than having your MEC! By the way, we have people who can work into the system just a week and finalize everything not the DPP MEC, idiot! We don’t want them, even if the new ones can ask for extension, we can allow them so that they can do it in their good time, but not your MEC [email protected] Chataika

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