MEC to meet electoral stakeholders over missing voter registration kit

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commissio (MEC) says it will this week meet all political parties and election stakeholders to explain how a crucial voter registration kit was found in Mozambique.

MEC Chair Jane Ansah: Necof will meet

This follows concerns that MEC deliberately withhold information on the missing voter registration kit which went missing enroute from Lilongwe to Mwanza but has been found in a train in Mwanza.

MEC chair Jane Ansah said the pollster has decided to meet political parties and election stakeholders to dispel rumours that the ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wants to rig the elections.

“We will meet the stakeholders either on Monday or Tuesday to explain to them how the machine was found in Mozambique,” she said.

Public Affairs Committee chairman Reverend  Felix Chingota wondered why MEC failed to tell Malawians that one of the crucial machines in voter education was missing.

“We want to find out how this will affect the ongoing voter education exercise,” he said.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the party has always been suspicious with the conduct of MEC.

“This is rigging, MEC is just lying to Malawians, we will not allow the DPP to rig the elections again,” he said.

DPP issued a statement of outrage, stressing, it will not get tired in holding MEC accountable, to ensure that Malawians enjoy their right to participate in a free, fair and transparent electoral process.

While United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga said MEC  should  immediately  call  for  a meeting  involving  all stakeholders  so that  they  can interrogate  the matter  in the  spirit of transparency and accountability.

An election activist, Steve Duwa, said there was need to resolve the issue amicably.

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concerned citizen
concerned citizen
3 years ago

Kunsonkhanoko, mukawafinye kwambiri amenewa mpaka chomwe chikuchitika chidziwike kwa aMalawi.

3 years ago

Mrs Ansah, yesterday you were saying the police are investigating! Now you have something to share! Are you trying to inform us that the police are through with their investigations? I mean how do you tell a story whose “how abouts” are not yet known? Nde tiziti anthu akunamizilani akamanena kuti mukudziwa zomwe mumachita ndi machinewo!! Mayi ndinu munthu ooyipaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa heavyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! Kodi tilakwitsa tikanena kuti inu mukuoneka mukufuna mutaona magazi a Malawi?

Election stakeholders, please, please, please, please, go to the proposed meeting to force this dangerous woman to relinguish her roles/duties…………………………….!!

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