MEC pens court on stoping voter registration

Written by  MBC Online

The Malawi Election Commission (MEC) has requested the High Court to stop the ongoing voter registration exercise ahead of the fresh elections slated for July 2 this year.

Jane Ansah: MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah: MEC Chairperson
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While refusing to give more details, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah confirmed and said the details were with the court.

 

The application come 24 hours after the Cabinet Committee on covid-19 asked for the suspension of the voter registration process as precautionary measures to fight the pandemic.

 

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango announced in Lilongwe on Monday the suspension of the exercise at a news conference where he declares three new COVID-19 and one death.

However yesterday the registration process proceeded in the first phase districts, including Blantyre where several centers such as Ndirande primary school and Blantyre youth centre were working normally.

MEC official in Chikwawa also said there have been no new arrangements from MEC secretaries to stop the process.

MEC begin the registration process in preparation for fresh presidential election in compliance with the constitutionals court interact that fresh election be lock up within 150 days of its February 2 2020 decree that nullified the may 21 2019 presidential vote over clamed irregularities.

Yet 67 days have elapse since February 3 ruling which MEC and President of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika– the candidate that was announced winner are appealing.

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