MEC rejects Swira, Malingamoyo of NASAF and Rev Kaliya submit presidential nomination

Pollster Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Friday discontinued independent presidential Smart Swira presentation of nomination papers on basis that he lacked the requisites for the process.

Independent presidential candidate Reverend Kaliya and his running mate Mavuto Alfred Ng’ona.
Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri’s nomination papers have been accepted by MEC. He now signs the code of conduct to carry out peaceful campaig

MEC chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah, said after scrutinizing Swira’s papers they thought it wise to discontinue the process as required by the law.

According to MEC, among others, Swira had not provided proof of payment of the K2 million nomination fee, required number of ten nominators per district and that he had no symbol,, there is no evidence that he is a registered voter, has no running mate and there is no evidence that he is a Malawi citizen.

“The candidate does also have proof that he is a citizen of this country and that there was no evidence that he was a registered voter,” announced Ansah.

But in an interview with Nyasa Times after the cancellation of the process, Swira said his runningmate—a Priscilla Kumichongwe—failed to come because her child had suddenly gotten ill and there was no baby seater.

“She had to rush the child to the hospital. You know how women are caring about their children,” he said.

Both Swira and the said Kumichingwe are newcomers to the Malawi political scene, but the former told reporters that he is a successful businessman.

Speaking with immeasurable confidence, Swira claimed he would have made it for the presidency.

“Watch out! I will be president in 2024,” said Swira.

Meanwhile,  Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri, of the National Salvation Front (NASAF) presented his nomination papers to MEC.

MEC also received nomination papers from Rev Kaliya of Blantyre a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members who was accompanied by a dozen of supporters.

Dr Baxter Boyd Natulu, independent presidential hopeful did not show up to present his papers at 10am this morning.

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NELSON NGWIRA
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NELSON NGWIRA

KOMATU ENAWA THERE PARENTS TU THEY ARE FAIL TO FOLLOW SMALL PROCEDURE YET THEY WANT TO BE PRESIDENTS WHAT WAIST OF MEC’S TIME PLUS FOLLOWERS PLUS ME READING THIS STUPID IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS OF WALKING DREAMERS

Moya
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Moya

We need to be a serious nation bcoz we have serious issues to work on especially as a nation that seats at the bottom of development in the world or in local lingual ndife osaukisitsa therefore we need to be serious than everyone one else. God help our nation

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Swiri is another drama kikikikik

Nyondo
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Kanundu basi

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

I think this guy was fully aware that he doesnt qualify, I suggest he has to be help reliable for this otherwise ndi chibwana chimenechi. A MEC can’t you prosecute this guy?

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

A country of failures

ndele
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ndele

shit

chimanga
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Ku malawi chamba chachuluka

Chiphwisi
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Chiphwisi

Exactly….bola uyu mzathu akufuna kuchipanga legalize