Malawi Electoral Chairperson resigns; Mutharika accepts resignation

 The Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has accepted the resignation letter from the Malawi’s Electoral Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah calling her a distinguished Malawian patriot who has served her country well and selflessly. 

The MECs Chairperson resignation comes a year after, following fruitless country-wide  demonstrations that led to destruction of people’s property in the country.

However, to surprise of many, on Thursday,  Dr Jane Ansah told the Malawi’s Broadcasting Corporation that she has written the appointing authority on her resignation.

Presidential spokesperson Mgeme kalirani said the President has accepted her wish to resign from her position as MEC Chairperson and revert to her earlier post as Supreme court Judge of appeal.

“I can Confirm that his excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has accepted the decision of Dr Jane Ansah to step aside as MEC Chairperson.

“In accepting the decision the president has described Jane Ansah as distinguished Malawian patriot who has served her country well and selflessly,” said Kalirani

During her interview with the Malawi’s National Broadcasting Television, Ansah prides herself saying she has fought a good fight and she will be going a happy person and with clean hands.

Ansah told the MBC that she has resigned following  the constitutional court judgement followed by the supreme court of appeal that found her and fellow commissioners incompetent in the annulled 2019 elections, which the court said was marred with several irregularities.

Meanwhile the opposition parties have filed the supreme court, seeking clarification on who is supposed to set Electoral date between the parliament and the electoral body.

Yesterday, MEC and the attorney General met the Malawi legal Committee of parliament, to agree on the date and preparations for the polls after the Chairperson suggested that the elections be conducted on June 23, so as be in line with the Court judgement on 150 days.

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