MEC set to challenge Ras Chikomeni court injunction

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is set to challenge Ras Chikomeni’s court injunction on February 18, a court suit the presidential candidate is seeking to compel the pollster register him despite his failure to ful fill some basic requirements.

Chikomemi presenting his papers to Ansah

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said  the commmisison acted within the electoral law to disqualify Ras Chikomeni Chirwa as presidential candidate.

“We are going to defend ourselves. When we refused his nomination papers, we gave the reasons for doing so,” she said.

The High Court in Blantyre has set February 18 for the intra party hearing.

The Centre for Human Rights Education and Advice (Chrea) has taken up the case on behalf of Chikomeni.

“As Malawi Electoral Commission we follow the law, we do not do things outside the law, we just implement the law,” said Ansah.

Among others, Chikomeni is challenging the K2 million nomination fee saying it is very expensive and that MEC should not treat him equally with other presidential candidates sponsored by political parties which have structures on the ground, saying he could not manage to solicit 10 signatures from each district in the country.

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Emperor
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Emperor

The character of Chikomeni are those who possess the zeal to turn around things because his politics is not routine just like all other leaders contesting

Aka
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Aka

Chikomene has made my day! He is fighting for the rights of minority and also exposing how the Malawi electoral law is impinging on the rights and freedom of independent members. If the law is just, then Chikomene will be exonerated.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

To be fair this guy ids a waste of time all he is doing is splitting votes. WE know people have dreams but his dreams are still childhood just to stand for presidential position on human grounds. And its sad that the Centre for Human rights its taking this case, really??

Habakkuk Dé Malawi
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I think inuyo andadabwa muli ndivuto .. we all have dreams and we all have ambitions. Ngati inuyu muli ochita bwino and you don’t have dreams nkhalani chete and tisiyeni ife amalawi ovutikafe..

mac
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mac

2 million kwacha is too much. U could have put a different between an independent and those who represents parties. Atleast if it could be 1 million for an independent presidential candidate.

Mabvuto
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Mabvuto

Can this CHIKOMENI guy give us a break !
Asatiwone ife amalawi ngati ndiwopusa. Kulamula dziko is serious business. By the way, even the lawyers standing for this mentally disturbed character are also USELESS .

Moya
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Moya

He is wasting our tax payers money and MECS time, they have other better things to focus on. That’s the problem of giving jokers a big stage to show case their stupidity. We shouldn’t let drugs users have such an audience, what message are we telling our children? Let this be a lesson that MEC to include drugs test as prequisite for nomination. If your come out positive on any dangerous drugs that’s mental incapacitation, resulting to immediate disqualification.

Bystander
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Bystander

After all he confessed to smoking Chamba on TV. He’s a waste of time.