MEC pledges credible by-elections in Liwawadzi ward: No MCP, UTM, UDF candidates

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has promised fair and credible elections in Liwawadzi Ward which is under Balaka North Constituency.

Commissioner Bishop Mary Nkosi: It will be fair polls

The by-elections follow the death of its elected councilor Thomson Titani Bwanali.

The fresh elections will take place on Thursday 5th March, 2020.

Speaking during a stakeholders meeting in Balaka recently, MEC Commissioner Mary Nkosi said the electoral body has provided the much needed training for its officials.

“MEC has trained officials for the by-elections. Presiding Officers and other election officials should understabnd the results management system processes and professional requirements of an election” said Nkosi.

On their part, all the candidates contesting said they are ready for the showdown.

Ronald Pias Mphepo of Peoples Party (PP) said: “I believe I have done everything to convince peopleof my ward and I am confident I will be voted into power”.

During a meeting held on Thursday, 13 February, 2020 aimed at reviewing the nomination papers received from aspiring candidates on February 10th, 2020 MEC approved names of six candidates.

A total of eight aspiring candidates presented their papers but only six successfully submitted their nomination papers before the close of the receipt of nomination papers at 16:00 hours.

Candidates whose names were rejected are Abraham Makhaula of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Master Fundi of United Democratic Front (UDF).

According to statement which MEC released, Makhaula’s nomination was rejected due to inadequate nominators after scoring nine out of ten and that there was no political party endorsement.

On the side of Fundi, the candidate was rejected for late submission of nomination papers.

The list of approved candidates includes Pharaoh Kambiri of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Mervin Makwinja of Freedom Party (FP), Harris Mhere of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD), Ronald Pias Mphepo of Peoples Party (PP)  and Precious Khwiyao Chimtengo who is running on independent ticket.

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4 years ago


4 years ago

Tangowawuza apange mpikisano wothamanga basi

Malawi belong to the citizens

When will Peter Munthalika fire these MEC commissioners?He is playing games and buying time so that the same commissioners should be used to rigg the election again in favour of DPP and UDF alliance.We know that DPP and UDF zipani zoziwa mabedwe azisankho.Fire these commissioners or else the presidential election will not happen.Fire them, Malawi will still have new presidents when you are gone, you will never be the president of Malawi forever.The parliament appointment committee recommended to the president to dismiss the MEC commissioners,to my surprise the president is so quiet.Malawi don’t need such people to lead us .They… Read more »

4 years ago

The system stinks in Malawi for sure. We still talking about this MEC today after all that mess with the May 21 2019 fucked up elections?
My Malawi…

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menzo aka maides ge menard john
4 years ago

wawooo thus good let us see the outcome…….

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