Mtambo tells opposition to take action against failure to fire MEC commissioners

Rights activist Timothy Mtambo has told opposition leaders in the country to take action against President Peter Mutharika for his failure to fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners after the pollster said registration for voters for the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election starts on March 10.

Mtambo: These parties can organise their supporters to hold protests

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson said the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM should not just be political spectators as Mutharika is playing them political games over the commissioners.

“Opposition political parties must take a leading role to stop Mutharika from playing his political games. These parties can organise their supporters to hold protests,” he said.

His comment comes as MEC says it will open registration of voters for the May 19, 2020 presidential election on March 10 in central region.

His comments also come after the expiry of the seven days HRDC gave Mutharika to fire the commissioners or face unspecified action.

Mtambo said HRDC would meet to chart the next action after the failure by the president to fire the commissioners after both the Constitutional Court and parliament found them incompetent to handle another election.

MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the party does not have to push Mutharika fire the commissioners, saying as a Constitutional lawyer himself, he should know the failure of doing so.

“He also needs to read the mood of Malawians. Malawians want a new set of commissioners to run the forthcoming elections,” said Munthali.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said Mutharika cannot derail the process because of his personal ego.

“We cannot have one person derailing the whole process,” said Malunga.

Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani said the President is still looking at the recommendations by the Public Appointments Committee of parliament.

“He is aware of the Constitutional Court order, he is also aware of the recommendations from the Public Appointments Committee of parliament. And he is aware of the appeal case on the matter,” Kalirani said.

He said Mutharika has 21 days to act on the electoral reform bills.

 

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Moses
Moses
8 months ago

The Title should read Mtumbo not mtambo please!!!!

Shame
Shame
8 months ago

It takes him that long to read the recommendations from PAC?? Does he not understand the urgency/importance of this????? koma APM ndi BAKHA ali pa slow motion

angitao
angitao
8 months ago

yah, we rise n catch pitala the chiphazi

angitao
angitao
8 months ago

tichita chobopha pitala .Awona za omer bashir waku Sudan

Kuswa Kuswa
Kuswa Kuswa
8 months ago

This terrorist leader of North Korea Ntumbo has reached the proportions of telling political leaders what to do. This is impunity of unprecedented proportions. On any election day he will only cast one ballot. This Ntumbo problem was created by the ex-reverend Lezala and his partner Arafat as their paid-up henchman. Time will tell.

Phalombewatch
Phalombewatch
8 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

I come from Phalombe and would not like to really talk about other people. All the insults made here preferably kaswa indicate how the writer behaves. If you see matter very closely you will see it that the President is in the wrong angle.Parliament only recommends and what is the problem for him to comply the recommendation.This is where my vote for him cannot be counted at all. There are so many implications heaped on him and yet he continues causing more damage.This country is not used to bloodshed and this is why all things should be done in a… Read more »

Thotho
Thotho
8 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Kodi who gave this blood sucker Burundian powera

Machendekhwepee2
8 months ago

Iwe Mtambo usatizolowere wamva! When did you become a political advisor yourself with your big but empty head? Are demonstrations the only thing you know? Are you aware that you are tarnishing the image of UTM and MCP big time and that this can cost them massive votes? By the way, who voted for you greedy thieves masquerading as activists? Stupid HRDC, munya muwona. Mukapitilizatu muwona nyekhwee agalu inu.

Atumbuka mwatikwanaaaa too much backstabbing wena mpoto inu shameeee!

olivier
olivier
8 months ago

impeachment guys is the next thing

Harlod Lemwe
8 months ago

Dpp yatikwana hiya

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8 months ago

Mr tippex mutu unapima kalekale amanzimva kwambiri umbamva unapha bongo.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
8 months ago

IMPEACHMENT YANUNKHIRA!!

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