Rights activists take Ras Chikomeni nomination papers rejection to court

Centre for Human Rights, Education and Advice (Chrea) says it will seek legal redress in the courts on behalf of Ras David Chikomeni Chirwa after the Malawi Electoral Commission rejected his nomination papers on Wednesday.

Chrea takes Ras Chikoneni matter to court
Chikomemi presenting his papers to Ansah

Chrea deputy director Chikondi Chizozi said the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) was wrong to reject Chikomeni’s nomination papers.

“The rejection is unfair. We will now seek legal advice. Most of Malawians cannot afford the K2 million nomination fee. A lot of Malawians live below their salaries, they live below the poverty line,” said Chizozi.

MEC also rejected the nomination of Chikomeni as presidential candidate in the May 21 elections because he failed to amass the 10 signatures per districts to endorse him as a candidate.

Chikomeni said as much as MEC has the right to raise nomination fees, it has to consider poor people.

Chikomeni said he could not give the K2 million to MEC because he was too poor to raise the money and failed to amass the signatures because he did not have the money to travel to all the districts to get the needed signatures

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Maduro
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Ladies and gentlemen why cant’s APM donate the MK2m to Chiokomeni out of the billions he has stolen from us? On the other note, can you see that politics of tribes is coming into play? The activist who is taking this matter to court is from the North, defending Chikomeni Chirwa a Northerner. SKC will stop this nonsense.

KAY KON
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KAY KON

stupid

wandale
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wandale

Chijozi u think being a president is for everybody shupit

KAY KON
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KAY KON

u also have de right to be de prez

dan
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dan

Each community has its own standards and norms. This is nothing to do with poverty but with society normas

Dagobert
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Dagobert

Still, the norms and standards in our society, where the majority of people can hardly afford the necessities for live, should be orientate to serve the most of us! Unfortunately our leaders are all from a rich elite and there is nobody from the grassroots in the decision making circles !
This results finally in our poor puplic sector services, like hospitals, schools and all the other puplic offices and institutions,
because the elite have the money to go corrupt or private or abroad !

Aka
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Aka

Bingu waMutharika was penniless when he joined politics. Those who knew him around Bunda Taverns will testify to that. Look at what he amassed in few years!
Even Chikomeni as a poor man should be allowed to contest! The act is unjust and the constitution of the land allows David Chikomeni Chirwa to submit his papers.
For the sake of justice, let him be given a chance in his poverty. MEC will loose nothing anyway!

Patrick
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You are right.Bingu ankatolera mabotolo

Bornwell
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Bornwell

Amene alephera pano ali ndi mwayi okonzekera 2024.

Bornwell
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Bornwell

Zinakhala zaulere Comesa ikanadzadza ndi mazana mazana a ofuna kuimira u pulezidenti.

Bornwell
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Bornwell

Mec igwire ntchito yake ,sizolakwika kukhala ndi ndalama yolipira kuti munthu aimire chifukwa zimupatsa udindo.Akhala ndi mtima odziwa kuti waluza zake .Chikomeni akapeza ndalama aimira,komanso masinetcha ndiofunika,utsogoleri wa dziko si unyakwawa abale.

Malawiyano
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Malawiyano

Ma activistwa nawonso asowa ntchito. Akufuna pophunzilira kuyimilira milandu. Pali nkhani apa yoti ikokedwe.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Ruling a country is not an easy thing like open a Facebook account. There are conditions that have to be met and has nothing to do with human rights it has to do with normal acceptable procedures whether they were followed or not and not based on somebody’s identity. Its these institutions like this one that create problems in a country over something straightforward just to make a name for themselves. Very bad

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

I wonder if these activists really know what they are supposed to do or fight for. Really? you are going to court for this, yet you know that MEC was upfront with everybody, what is it that is needed for someone to qualify as a presidential candidate? You guys are disgrace to our nation. Go ahead, go fight for a losing battle.