UTM withdraws from Lilongwe by-elections over rotten Malawi Electoral Commission

UTM Party has withdrawn its participation from by-the November 5 by-elections as the party presses for the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and other commissioners.

Chilima: UTM seeking electoral justice

In a statement, UTM publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti Malunga says UTM continues to call into question the credibility of the May 21 tripartite elections and disputing the presidential election result in court.

“The nation will further recall that UTM has consistently called for the resignation of the chairperson for the Electoral Commission and her fellow commissioners on account of its belief that they presided over an election that was acutely wanting in credibility,” says Malunga.

He says it speaks of the moral content of the people currently leading the commission that they would insist on presiding over the election of people’s representatives when it is quite clear that the trust of the nation in their ability to do so has long disappeared.

“To the extent that this call would be inconsistent with a voluntary submission to the authority and jurisdiction of these discredited men and women, UTM finds that it cannot, in good conscience, participate in the November 5 by-elections,” says the statement.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the main opposition in parliament, says it would participate in the elections under serious protest.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima is first petitioner and MCP president Lazarus Chakwera is second petitioner  in the Constitutional Court seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.

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Ndilipano
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Ndilipano

Ana a chepa

mpilu
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mpilu

a khothi cigamulo cili bwa ngati si masanje akucikawa,kaphale

tung'ande
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tung'ande

Nenani chilungamo kuti mulibe ndarama. This party is in heavy debts. Imagine they conned another lady of MK5,m by giving her an order of T shirts yet up to now they have not paid her. They also conned another man from Balaka of huge sums of money and the man died of poverty. Chilima is a certified crook and he should bank on the outcome of the case so that his scheme of standing with Chakwera works and Mia will be left in the cold> chilima has already positioned himself for the position of running mate.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

UTM yaonetsadi kukhwima coz ngati nkhani ili ku court kuti MEC idatsokoneza chisankho ndiye MEC yomweyo lero ikonze chisankho ndiye wotsutsana nayo MEC ungapangenso chisankho chimenechi? Amangwetu munthu sungakane kuti sumaba ngati umayenda ndimbabva.

Charie
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Charie

Nde umawona ngati ukadawina DPP ikadakunyenyani nyenyani.pano tinyeletsa anyawu kwao komko wooh

Omare
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Omare

How can you proof that people voted for your when you do not participate. Even when exams are discovered that students cheated are definitely are rewritten . If you do not rewrite whose fault then? WaKwata kwa mpesi saopa kung’ánima

Ndani
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Ndani

Does UTM have advisers? Firstly the accepted the tripartite elections results then they withdrew their acceptance. Today, after submitting nominations papers for 1 Mr Phiri, they are withdrawing from the by elections. Do you think Malawians are stupid to accept ur inability to make wise decision at the first go?

Muonosile
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Muonosile

That is a party of change, osangoti ma yes bwana ayi UTM real party Malawi can rely on not zinazi. A party must have conducive policies and principles. UTM WOEEEEEE,CHILIMA WOEEEEEEEE.

Jamax
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Jamax

kkkk!!!! A Chidanti Malunga kodi inunso munabeledwa mavoti kudera kwanu??? Komatu mwachita bwino kuchita withdraw – ngongole za chuluka and you can not win to say the trueth!!! – kaya Absalomu Chilima ali bwanji kumene aliko???. Ayi paja akulu anati, “Walira Mvula walira Matope” tiyeni nazo ma guys a UTM paja slogan yanu ikuti, NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER!!!!! OSAOPA guys tiyeni nazoni kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!

Beyond100days
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Beyond100days

Simply put: You know you cant win, keep on doing pushups and singing rap music

Bwatika
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Bwatika

Very UTM can not win MP seat in the area so they are afraid of shame because they can get a miserable number of votes. Its only MCP and DPP who are real contenders. Even in North, UTM can not get MP seat now. In otherways, the party has only their crooked president Chilima who can get some votes good votes in Northern region and few in central and southern regions. UTM is full of rotten leaders worse than those of DPP