No comment!  Sulking Ansah refuses to take Malawi  reporters’ questions over MEC job

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah Wednesday  dramatically refused to take journalists’ questions who wanted to ask her about her future at the commission following Supreme Court of Appeal ruling which generally upheld the verdict of the Constitutional Court in the Presidential Election case.

Ansah refused to step down, arguing she didn’t do anything wrong

She just waved away the hordes of the journalists who swammed her at a high level elections meeting, the national consultative for electoral stakeholders in Mangochi.

Ansah turned her  back and walked away as reporters’ shouted questions at  her.

“Are you going to resign, if so when?” shouted one Nyasa Times correspondent.

The journalists finally gave up to force her to speak.

The Supreme Court ruling upheld a Constitutional Court ruling which ordered a fresh election after annulling the May 21, 2019 polls following widespread anomalies and irregularities.

Ansah told the media before the Supreme Court ruling that she would resign as chair of MEC if the courts found that her commission mismamaged the May 2019 elections.

In the meeting, some members were against allowing state broadcaster MBC to make a presentation on its plans for campaign and polling coverage.

But MEC director of media Sangwani Mwafulirwa said that MBC was invited because it has a constitutional mandate to cover elections according to the parliamentary Act that governs elections.

There were also heated and emotional moments during the meeting.

Chairperson for Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament Kezzie Msukwa and secretary general of Peoples Party Ibrahim Matola asked Ansah to explain why she went ahead to set presidential elections on July 2 when she knew that the power to do so lies with  Parliament.

Msukwa said parliament set May 19 as a date for fresh polls, but Ansah quashed the date and opted for July 2.

He accused MEC of confusing and holding Malawians to ransom through changing of electoral dates, which he describes as unfair.

But calm looking Ansah said MEC did not use the date set by parliament for fresh elections because the bill containing the dates was not assented to by President Peter Mutharika.

She said in the absence of that, the commission settled for July 2 in line with Constitutional Court ruling.

She denied that the Commission was misleading or holding the country the country to random.

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BENTBY
9 months ago

the shameless judge, someone without principals and standards. she can’t stand to her own words of resigning. she has ruined her sparkling CV just because of desire for money.

Naluso
Naluso
9 months ago

Anadya kale ndalama uyu…

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Naluso

One can only wish this woman a long life. Her conduct and behaviour could not be more disgraceful than that of a career prostitute

Phiri
Phiri
9 months ago

Jane Ansah should ignore bullies in the press and opposition. Let her remain strong because the opposition and its media outlets are evil.

Chikoti
Chikoti
9 months ago

Not all press briefings attract questions..get a life you journo…

Good citizen
9 months ago

The woman is a problem, lets just leave her and focus on electins. Otherwise we will lose our main focus

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago

JOINING THE LIST OF WOMEN FAILURES, NOW WE HAVE JOYCE BANDA, SEODI WHITE, JANE ANSAH ++++

Ture
Ture
9 months ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

Stupid and misogynistic thinking

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

Nyasi iyi inu muyione nkhope yo

John Phiri
John Phiri
9 months ago

At first I thought that munthu wotamba amayenda pa lichero lokha komanso usiku wokha. But what this woman is doing is not different from a witch.

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

If a person can keep a promise like that…how can we trust her with another round of elections? Peoples property was damaged during demonstrations to force her out. The courts have vindicated the people who were asking her to resign for gross incompetence. What else does she want?
The problem is she has a delusion that she did a good job and everyone who says to the contrary is wrong!
It means she will make the same mistakes next time nd she will not change!

Destroyer of liars
9 months ago

I feel this Jane Ansah has reached a point where she has stopped thinking. She has seen or done a lot of evil things. How can a justice of appeal not stick to her words. I doubt if there are Malawians who still trust what comes out of her mouth. All these things are happening because APM is afraid of Covid-19 to come in public and campaign.

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