MEC to make decision on voter re-registration exercise

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will make a final decision on whether to open voter registration centres again in areas hit by registration apathy after the final exercise.

Mathanga: We will look at all factors

MEC commissioner Jean Mathanga said the pollster will look at all the figures obtained during the voter registration exercise since it started and make a final decision on whether to extend voter registration in some areas hit by low turn up.

“We have to wait until we get all the figures. We have not given this a cut-off point. As MEC we will sit down to look at all the factors which contributed to the low turn up and then make a decision,” she said.

Salima, Dedza and Kasungu are the worst hit by the voter registration exercise apathy as MEC officials registered 73 per cent of the eligible voters.

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) cried foul over the low turn up for the voter registration in some areas in the central region where it is strong, alleging that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) connived with MEC officials to defranchise people of the centre.

Both MEC and DPP officials reject the allegations.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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MEC has suppressed the number of voters in the centre and added bogus Mozambicans to the southern region voters roll especially in the Lhomwe stronghold. We definately need to appoint a monitor for MEC (the auditor has to be audited). There’s just too much at stake to trust the current MEC to do the right thing. Their behaviour to date doesnt inspire confidence at all.

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Mukhakiwa

This is because DPP base areas have registered low voters. Thyolo = 273635, Mulanje = 281167, Phalombe = 167,613

Central
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Central

This current MEC is full of evil! Sincerely APM was for the current scenario when he was hatching the rigging plan in June 2016 and this was the time he elected the MEC Commissioners. Nayonso parliament why allow state president to appoint MEC commissioners? My fellow Malawians this APM guy strategized for this scenario. MEC is purely led by DPP and I for one don’t understand why the opposition allowed this to happen. Imagine from DPP we have Jane Ansah, Jean Mathanga, Moffat Banda, Mary Nkosi, plus Yahaya M’madi and Elvey Mtafu from UDF. What else do we expect from… Read more »

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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Just because Blantyre is the lowest, you have decided to come up with this. You are shitholes. You are prostitutes. You are wicked and crooked.

TRUMP
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TRUMP

KODI MWANA ANAKOMOKA ATAMENYEDWA NDI POLISI
Ku KASUNGU UJA
AKUPEZAKO BWANJI ? TIMAMUYIKIZA MMAPEMPHERO !!

agalu
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agalu

MEC cant make that decision because they have been riddled with scandal, they are i a severely compromised position

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

MEC is not relevant anymore, the only decision they have to make is when they are t0 step aside

Professional Simurai
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Professional Simurai

This lady Namathanga face looks crook kwabasi, komanso akuwoneka mwa uhule zedi, i doubt if elections will be credible with such faces at MEC, these are Mlakho core team of Anna Kachikho family, there is nothing sensible that can come from MEC with these mafias at the helm of MEC!!!

Dumisani
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Dumisani

Guys to run MEC it’s not easy and to rig election it’s not easy this time amalawi are not sleeping at all these new sprit

Gundumulani
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That will be a welcome development as to take everybody on board

Kumzy
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Kumzy

Don’t open again this will give them more rigging room.

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