The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Justice Dr Jane Ansah SC has written the appointing authority asking to step aside from her position ahead of Fresh Presidential polls.
MEC’s Chairperson Dr. Ansah disclosed the development on Thursday in an interview with the state broadcaster the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
“I am stepping aside as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson.
I have since written the appointing authority (President Peter Mutharika) and lam waiting for feedback,” said Ansah adding that she will be leaving the commission as a happy person.
Dr. Ansah said her decision to step aside has not been based on pressure that was mounted by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) but because she respects the law.
Malawi will hold fresh presidential elections on June 23 following the nullification of May 2019 Presidential elections.