MEC releases names of approved presidential candidates: Malingamoyo of Nasaf disqualified

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has released names of  nine approved presidential candidates  out of  10 who presented their nomination papers, disqualifying one hopeful.

Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri of the National Salvation Front (NASAF) disqualified

MEC said it has approved the nine after analyzing nomination papers it received from various aspirants.

The Commission has disqualified  Loudon Titan Malingamoyo Phiri of National Salvation Front (NASAF) and his running mate  Ethel Vivian Makoko on the basis that the candidate failed to provide a minimum requirement of 10 electors in any of the 28 district and instead only managed one.

According to a statement signed by MEC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Alfandika made available to Nyasa Times on Thursday February  14 2019, the candidate was requested to satisfy this requirement by  February 11 2019 but has not managed to this date.

The electoral body further remind the stakeholders that a candidate can be disqualified any day before polling should the Commission become aware that the candidate suppressed material facts at the time of nomination which, if they were known, could have led to
disqualification.

“The Commission is, therefore, informing the general public that anyone who wishes to challenge the eligibility of a the candidate in the 2019 Tripartite Elections they should follow proper procedures bywriting the Commission with substantiated evidence of the ineligibility of the particular candidate,” reads part of the statement.

MEC  received nomination papers from  Local Government, Parliamentary and Presidential Elections  candidates from 4 to 8th February 2019.

Following this, the Commission met on 13th February 2019 in Lilongwe to consider a report on the analysis of Presidential candidates.

Approved presidential candidates are as follows:

Dr. Lazarus  Chakwera  -Malawi Congress  Party (MCP)

Professor John Chisi  -Umodzi Party (UP)

Mr Peter Dominic  Sinosi Driver Kuwani  -Mbakuwaku  Movement for Development (MMD)

Dr. Joyce Hilda  Banda – Peoples Party (PP)

Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima -UTM

Hon Atupele Austin Muluzi -United Democratic Front (UDF),

Dr. Cassim Chilumpha -Tikonze Peoples Movement (TPM)

 Reverend  Hadwick Kaliya  -Independent

Professor Arthur  Peter Mutharika –  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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Frustrated Supporter
Frustrated Supporter
3 years ago

why not Chikomeni? Ngati RAS Chikomeni sayima, forget my vote

Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Abale anga okondedwa pa first apo palintchito pamenepo aliyense M’Malawi wabwino aganizire ndithu.pa 21 May pano

Gongoni Wakuda
Gongoni Wakuda
3 years ago

Why should MEC accept nomination papers from thieves like the DPP candidate APM? Everyone saw how he vomitted the MK145M corrupted money from the corrupt Indian businessman. What about the CASHGATE/ JETGATE LADY JB. Where in the World would such NYUNSENSI happened?

POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
3 years ago
Reply to  Gongoni Wakuda

Dzina loyambali likuonetselatu kuti basaaaaaaaa munthu wapiti basi

HUUU
HUUU
3 years ago

Pa Malawi crocodile Party po huu mwina

Bystander
Bystander
3 years ago
Reply to  HUUU

Number One is an experienced and seasoned loser. This time Number One will defend his position as leader of Opposition tooth and nail to make sure DPP doesn’t unseat him

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