UDF tells MEC to handle voter registration kit issue professionally

United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga has warned the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to handle the issue of the ‘lost but found’ th voter registration kit with professionalism, saying it has potential to cause political anarchy.

Ndanga: Let stakeholders  interrogate MEC on  the matter  in the  spirit of transparency and accountability.

Ndanga, writing on his Facebook wall says MEC should not only issue a statement to explain the mystery surround the gadget but call for an immediate all stakeholders meeting  so that  they  can interrogate  the matter  in the  spirit of transparency and accountability.

“MEC must immediately call for a meeting involving all stakeholders so that they can interrogate the system in the spirit of transparency and accountability.

“By its nature, the data gadget is a ‘black box’ for elections therefore it cannot be left to leave the hands of the MEC, cross the borders and be brought back in such a mysterious circumstance,” says Ndanga.

He said after the statement and the meeting, the stakeholders will make a decision on whether to force MEC chair Jane Ansah or MEC chief executive officer Sam Alufandika to resign.

“When public institutions fail to give convincing explanations to the public about its conduct and that of its officers, the general public should not be faulted for being suspicious,” says Ndanga.

He says an electoral process marred by such ‘man made’ irregularities is recipe for electoral violence, saying this is undesirable.

MEC chair Ansah is facing calls to resign as there is a general feeling that she will no credibly allow Malawians enjoy their right to participate in a free, fair and transparent electoral process.

The concerns about rigging of elections emerged in July this year, when Vice-President Saulos Chilima, while launching the United Transformation Movement (UTM), alleged that he is aware that government has procured a spying machine.

But MEC has denied the existence of a rigging machine in the country.

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3 years ago

You are in bed with the same govt so whom are trying to fool, no wonder DPP guru’s were the first ones to respond to the missing gadget before MEC. What else do you expect MEC to say. If one tries to register in Mwanza he will be caught right away and yet Ansa says that gadget is empty. Are you taking us as toddlers?

3 years ago
Reply to  Malemu


Muswahili Mambo Sana
3 years ago

Trying to fool Malawians, you are the ones in support of all these rubbish things.

3 years ago

I thought UDF are going to benefit from any rigging that DPP may do. After all they are in alliance with DPP ???

3 years ago
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Hassan Haji
3 years ago
Reply to  Adada

Shame on UDF, look at his attire publicly showcasing their alliance, who are you cheating here? Kagwere. UDF NEC and MPS who have benefited financially from these Iscariots, one day you will answer for cheating innocent and poor people who support your party because they live within the so called strong hold. Its a pity.By the way you UDF supporters what exactly have you benefited from this evil alliance with the Devil, this really baffles me.

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