UTM says no peace talks before verdict on Malawi election case: ‘Ansah, MEC must go!’

UTM Party, first petitioner in the presidential election nullification case, has made it crystal clear that it will not go to the negotiation table with government before the Constitutional Court makes its determination on judgement on the landmark case.

Chilima:  Led UTM team to meet PAC mediation officias

The party, through its president Saulos Klaus Chilima, has also put its foot down insisting that another condition for the peace talks is to have chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commisison (MEC) Jane Ansah and the entire commission to resign.

Chilima told Public Affairs Committee (PAC) officials that it was abandoning the quasi-religious body initiated peace talks.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said soon after PAC officials Thursday in Lilongwe that the party has arrived at the decision to wait for the verdict of the high-profile presidential election case.

“We have also told PAC that we want Dr. Jane Ansah and the whole commission to resign,” said Malunga.

Chilima led the UTM team to meet PAC officials just hours after the quasi-religious body met Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and a day after meeting Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera.

One of PAC mediators Clifford Matonga said the religious body will not give up but engage UTM to continue with the talks.

“This is the position of the party so far. No peace talks until the court ruling is delivered and Justice Ansah has resigned alongside her commissioners,” said Malunga.

Meanwhile, both UTM and MCP, second petitioner in the case, have delivered their submissions to both the court and respondents.

What remains now is that on 19th and 20th December the court will reconvene for a final show down before five Judges make their ruling within 45 days from 21st December.

The election case ruling is not expected until early 2020.

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says the party which came third, hahahahahahahaha. anzanu ku UK akaluza amachita resign tsiku lomwelo. kuno kakakakaka kukakamila

Guideon
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Guideon

Wise decision My leader,don’t be scared we’re behind you. Nnthawi yotseyi Pitala amakana lero chamupangitsa ndi chiani kuti makhale zokambirana, tikufuna mtsogoleri osagwedera ngati inu bwana Pitala asakupusiseni, musiyeni Chakwera apiteko ekha.

BigMan
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BigMan

What’s the fuss here? The judges are about to rule and you want to talk about what before the ruling? Let the court process run its course, then you can all talk and bark as loud as you want over tea, scones or scotch.

But either way, Ansah must fall.

Bwande
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Bwande

Analawa Mpando wonona sangatheke, zilingati mwana wakazi akalawa chingololo sava zawena monga SCK

Zomba Karonga
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Saulos and you think that Malawians will bow down to your ideological views that will put us in danger. We are watching andale nonse. We endured the suffering of the vote processes but we were strong enough to wait until we voted for you politicians and this is time for us to enjoy the benefits of our voting not to continue suffering on the outcome of our votes. We don’t care who wins but we want to proceed with our household choles. If anyone causes more anarchy, I tell you we will not sit Phwiii watching and laughing. Uona zomwe… Read more »

Shonai
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Leave him.He is mud and useless.

George Victor
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SKC please samala ndi ma advisors ako remember we r eyeing you for the next presidency nde pangani zoti dzikoli lithandizike osati zomwe mukukakamirazo …contact and dialogue is the only remedy to the political instability we have in our country.I know you have nothing to lose olo dzikoli litati ligwe chifukwa iwe uli kale pabwino koma chonde ganizirani ma citizen a dziko lanu.Zinthu zisapitilire chonchi ngati kuti inu simungathandire kulikhoza.Muthandizeni mnzanu Peter kukonza dzikoli.At the end of the day tonse tidzakhala ndi Malawi wabwino.Kukakamira zinthu zosadzetsa kumvana zilibe phindu.Pope Francis akuti chani tikhale zida zodzetsa mtendere.Think Twice and meditate about… Read more »

Cowboy Diplomat
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Cowboy Diplomat

Comment yanuyi mukhangati simukuona zomwe APM ndi gulu lake akhala a kupanga ndikulankhula bwanji? Penapake osamakomedwa, DPP ikuopa ruling that’s why pano a kupanga pretend kufuna kukonza zinthu.

Ziputa Limba
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PAC Dialogue in deadlock. This all shows how PAC is playing games with Malawians. Let me remind PAC that before we went to the polls to elect the President, MPs and Councilors, PAC was busy engaging the candidates and made them sign that they will accept the outcome of the results and indeed the candidates signed. Period!!!!. There is no point for the same PAC to move around again to negotiate on the results, it is just a matter of going back to them and command them to follow what they signed to accept the outcome of the election results.… Read more »

concern citizen
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concern citizen

wamangawa uyu

Muonosile
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Muonosile

The true president must have a stand on issues not shaken by any movement of wind. Chilima I salute you.Chakwera can sale this country for anything, he cannot live up to standards of a politician.

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