Presidential hopefuls to present nomination papers under ‘social-distance’ guidelines – MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said the presentation of nomination papers by presidential hopefuls and their running mates   for the presidential election will be conducted following social distancing guidelines of presenting coronavirus.

Chilima and Usi: The UTM presidential pair during last year’s presentation of papers

Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika said during the presentation to be held  from May 6 to 7, 2020 at the Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre, only 10 delegates will be allowed into the hall due.

“In view of the coronavirus pandemic, only 10 delegates including the candidate and the running mate will be allowed entry into the hall.

“All other preventive measures, as announced by the Ministry of Health, will also be strictly observed,” said Alfandika.

Alfandika said candidates should not be accompanied by the supporters or hang around the venue as part of adhering to Covid-19 preventive measures.

“All candidates and political parties are advised to stick to the time they will be allocated and inform their supporters not to accompany them or hang around the venue in adherence to Covid-19 pandemic prevention measures,” he added.

Meanwhile, MEC is encouraging all candidates and political parties to present their completed nomination papers to MEC secretariat for pre-inspection before the presentation day.

“This will ensure a smooth and time-saving nomination process,” said Alfandika.

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Solobala
Solobala
10 months ago

Zeze mtima wa ndipate ndipate kuzafukula ndowe

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago

alifandika and jeni plus the crew still flushing the porsh lifestyles to us???? We are insane .
this is TOTAL DICTATORSHIP.

imposing measires on us

Kandulu
Kandulu
10 months ago

As I said before, Jane deserve to be the running mate of APM. She has done a lot for him. APM please do the right thing. This woman has fought very hard for you. She is practically in love with you.

YRUsostupid!
10 months ago

Chances are, one of the candidates will be dead. (like in dying).

Ndife
Ndife
10 months ago
Reply to  YRUsostupid!

Especially those disputing the known fact.

Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
10 months ago
Reply to  Ndife

Ndife you will die shortly and you will not vote

monosile
monosile
10 months ago
Reply to  YRUsostupid!

Mostly the elderly are vulnerable

Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
10 months ago
Reply to  YRUsostupid!

YRU so stupid…..I see you dying before the elections…you already have serious health problem…watch out

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