MEC rejects Ras Chikomeni presidential victory claims

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rejected one of the presidential pretenders Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa claims that the electoral body has tipped him to win the May 21 presidential race resoundingly.

Ras Chikomeni Chirwa aspires for presidency

Chikomeni Chirwa is among the 18 candidates that have for far collected nomination forms from MEC to contest in the presidential elections.

The aspirants  are all expected to pay a nomination fee of K2 million each and submit the forms next months to be eligible to participate in the elections.

But Chikomeni claimed MEC had tipped him to win the polls with landslide.

MEC spokesman Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the claims were outrageous, saying none of the electoral staff had tipped Ras Chikomeni to win the polls.

Mwafulirwa said all presidential hopefuls when they collect nomination forms are treated equally without discrimination.

“MEC offers advice to the aspirants on how to fill nomination paper and it ends there,” said Mwafulirwa.

Among others who have collected nominations include Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party (MCP); Peter Mutharika (Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); Saulos Chilima (United Transformation Movement Party (UTM); Joyce Banda (People’s Party (PP); Atupele Muluzi (United Democratic Front (UDF).

Some are Chris Daza (Democratic People’s Congress (Depeco); Cassim Chilumpha (Tikonze People’s Movement); Chimbuna Belekiah for the United Independence Party (UIP) Chimbuna Belekiah; Peter Kuwani for Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD). Others are Henry Mbewe, Smart Swira, and Baxter Natulu.

MEC has  said academic or educational qualifications like holding a Malawi School Certificate (MSCE) or a first degree are not part of the eligibility criteria for any elective position whether as President, MP or Councillor.

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Stoda
Stoda
2 years ago

Zinazo ndilibe nazo ntchito, langa ndi funso basi, chizungu chalembedwa mwambamo mwalembadi ndinuyo a nyasatimes?

Tabenetabene
Tabenetabene
2 years ago

Peace-loving Rasta is far much better than agogo, kapena kuti boma lomangomangana

Busybody
Busybody
2 years ago

Ras Chikomeni ain’t gonna win the presidency no matter how much you stretch your imagination ( and no matter how much you pray for him )…. but I can bet you my last dollar Ras Chikomeni will amass more votes : (a) than Chimbuna Belekiah; (b) than Peter Kuwani; (c) than Henry Mbewe; (c) than Smart Swira…. ( and the other less well-known – let’s just say completely unknown – contenders ).. The reason is quite simple really: the chamba-smoking Rastafarian constituency is quite sizeable ( you will be surprised to learn ), and they always look out for each… Read more »

JOHN
JOHN
2 years ago

NEXT TIME PLEASE RAISE THE PRESIDENTIAL FEE TO 10 MILLION KWACHA. WE DONT WANT JOKERS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. WE NEED SERIOUS PEOPLE EVEN IF ITS THEIR RIGHT TO DO SO.

Kaka
Kaka
2 years ago

Muluzi wanga amati kanubdu kapena usabi

DR MANGA
2 years ago

YOU IGNORED HIM BUT NOW HE IS MAKING HEADLINES .

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
2 years ago

I would rather vote for the Rasta than what we have now.

Mlomwe Original
Mlomwe Original
2 years ago

Chimenecho Ndiye chambacho!

Martin
2 years ago

You have my vote Raster, Jah guide

Mphondo Zagadabuka
Mphondo Zagadabuka
2 years ago

Rasta azawina mavoti ambiri kuposa Mbakuwaku Movement

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