Rights group calls for Ansah resignation at Malawi Electoral Commission

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has called for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair Jane Ansah within 14 days following the pollster failure to manage election results, accusing her of presiding over an election marred by fraud and lack of credibility.

Ansah: Must go!

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said MEC’s management of the May 21 highly contentious tripartite election leaves a lot to be desired.

“She should resign within 14 days. The use of [correction fluid] Tippex on election result sheets was a gross irregularity,” said Mtambo.

Mtambo said some of MEC staff were the ones who used Tippex.

He also said MEC needed to deal with all poll related complaints within 14 days.

“After looking at all these cases, we have decided that Dr. Ansah must go, she has failed to do her job as MEC chair,” said Mtambo.

In a letter to the electoral body, dated June 4 2019 seen by Nyasa Times and signed by Mtambo and Gift Trapence, among others, the HRDC are threatening to take action against Ansah if she refuses to abdicate from MEC.

HRDC has since delivered the letter to MEC and Ansah has been served.

The embattled MEC chairwoman could not immediately comment.

However, during the announcement of the presidential results, Ansah said MEC gave all political parties scanned results sheets from polling stations so that they can also cross-check with their monitors.

Both Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party are challenging the election results and have since gone to court to seek a rerun of the poll.

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Ndife
Ndife
1 year ago

You know these human right groupings are from Chitipa very strangy human beings.

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
1 year ago

Before someone commits sin, there is battle in the heart due to the presence of God who challenges your conscience as well as the devil who plays one’s mind. Obviously, the Pastor (Jane Ansah) heard the two voices at war against each other and decided to be bold against God and his people by choosing the devil APM. Is this different from choice of Barabbas to be set free instead of Jesus? Aliyense ayambe kudya ma resources akwawo. Osapusitsana kuti Malawi ndi mmodzi potolera misonkho, koma potafuma muzingopenya Alhomwe. Anthu oyipa inu!!!!!

Noxy
1 year ago

We have heard more of this HRDC Mtambo and always issuing deadlines.Polani moto musatitopesepo apa you have always tried to manipulate peoples mind but to no avail.Leave alone those we have voted for and trusted to do their job well.Takhalani pa bench sitinakuvoteleni inu.And don’t give ultimatum to Jane Ansah she is not your calibre.

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Mrs Tipex please just resign up your seat before the date,ali njenjenje koma aliko ife tikufuna mtsogoleri wa dziko osati wa MEC ndia Court

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

She is a seleout she must go

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

This evil woman must go

Malawian in Cape town
Malawian in Cape town
1 year ago

Who are these so called defenders of democracy? Nobody voted for you so you do not represent us. Speak for yourself.

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
1 year ago

Neither you fake Malawian in Nguludi faking to be in Cape Town, no one voted for you to comment on our behalf.

2019 Boma
2019 Boma
1 year ago

Did M E C provide tippex on their stationery? Who came up with ideas of buying and supplying tippex to all polling stations? Shame to the Pastor and mec chair. How could the whole DR /Pastor allow the dirty and faithy work like what we saw , shame on her

Timo
Timo
1 year ago

HRDC PARTY- yo did not even win a councilor seat and here you go again giving deadlines. Mtambo you must be scared to hell that your other party did not make it

chimanga
1 year ago

gwedegewde…. iwe ndiye ukudziona ngati mwana wa munthu?

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