Opposition question Ansah resignation timing ahead of Malawi fresh election

Major opposition parties have lukewarmly welcomed the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah, saying it is ill timed as Malawians are expected to go into polls on June 23 to select a new State president in the fresh elections.

Mkaka: Not only Ansah but the whole commission must go

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the party is not at all excited with the resignation.

“We are not excited with the resignation. We know that the elections were managed by the whole commission not one person. The whole commission must go,” he said.

UTM publicist Joseph Chidanti Malunga questioned the timing of the resignation, saying it could be a sabotage to derail the Constitutional Court sanctioned presidential election.

“The Supreme Court ruling was done long ago, why didn’t she resign that time? We have several question marks,” said Malunga.

All the MEC commissioners contract ends on June 5, 2020.

Ansah’s resignation has come after the Malawi constitutional court in February upheld the opposition leaders’ petition and nullified the May 2019 presidential election results on grounds of irregularities including manual alterations and use of tippex on the results sheets to change the figures.

Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal this month upheld the lower court’s decision and faulted the commissioners for mismanaging the 2019 presidential election.

Political commentators and activists are asking President Peter Mutharika to appoint new commissioners for the sake of credibility during the next presidential election.

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Testimony
Testimony
3 months ago

Pokonza zina, zina zimaonongeka. Chofunikira ndi choti Ansa wachoka. Next tichotse ma commissioners once. Whether zisankho zichedwa we can live with that bola tisinthe nchitidwe oipa M’Malawi muno

Wawa
Wawa
3 months ago

Stupid people indeed. You have been baying for Ansah’s blood for a loooonnnggg time. You planned big demos on May 28th , just to force her out of Office. Chilima went to Court again in order to kick her out of MEC. Now that she has honorably resigned, you crying foul? What exactly do u want? Is it a Missed opportunity ( for u) to destroy innocent people’s businesses and kill some who have literally nothing to do with politics ? Repent people n turn to Jesus.

China
China
3 months ago

Opposition samalani agalu awa iyi ndi strategy apeza kale njira yobera. Why didn’t she resigned nthawi yonseyi. The whole commission is rotten

Yalakwa Four
3 months ago

Where is idiot?

The Patriot
3 months ago

Stupid opposition. Now what are you saying? You wanted her to resign! Now you are suspicious she has resigned??? Really?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 months ago

Now you want to confuse people . You didn’t want Ansah BUT you wanted her a little????? Whether the elections will be delayed or what BUT this crop of Comissioners MUST GO, PERIOD!!!!!!.

The Judge
The Judge
3 months ago

Kikkkkkk Gugu, where are you? Come listen to the Opposition what they are saying!!! Nkhani za ku Malawi zovetsa mutu waching’alang’ala! Nanga tsopano mchani chikatele? Ok tiyelekeze kuti Jane Ansah anene kuti ok,, sindipanga resign? What is going to happen again? Ijajajajaaja! What is wrong with us?

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 months ago

This is a Big Lesson for the Future ,the Presidency has So much Powers…Which can be abused …..Maybe they Assumed that the Presidency will always be Occupied by a Reasonable Person ….Let’s have an Independent Electoral Commission with the Chairperson answerable to Parliament not to an interested Party…I said the Other day that their Intention is for all of Us to go Down with them ……Dzamakezani zomaotcha nyumba poti ati mwini wake wamwalira ….It’s when you Realise that Kamuzu was a True Statesman ….But this Country Will Survive this ….

Bwinotu
3 months ago

Stupid people In opposition. I thought you said you wanted her to resign ,Ntambo was planing for demonstrations on 28th this month for Jane to go. Cilima went to court that Jane should go. Foolish and idiots ,what do you want then? You will need her but you will never find her. Guilty concious at its best. You will die

Real Northerner
Real Northerner
3 months ago
Reply to  Bwinotu

Iwe ndiye gulukunyinda weni weni. Ndiwe kavwecheche wa chabe chabe. Nthawi yonseyi, Jane wakoyo anali kuti kuti apange resign. why now. Mbutuma yachabechabe iwe. DPP yapita basi

Acapulco
Acapulco
3 months ago

Chilima already welcomed the resignation without analysing. Saulos ndiwa phuma!

Real Northerner
Real Northerner
3 months ago
Reply to  Acapulco

Akulu, 150 days, court lilamula kuti kulibe president. Olo pano tilibe President. Atuluke timuone ngati mukutsutsa

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