MCP Rebuffs UTM on MEC Commissioners: ‘SKC is Demanding Too Much’

By Kumbukani Banda

Barely two days after Tonse Alliance Presidential Candidate Lazarus Chakwera openly differed with his leading alliance partner Saulos Chilima on rotational presidency, reports are also emerging that Chakwera, who leads main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has rejected a UTM nominee as MEC Commissioners.

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Currently governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and MCP are the only parties that qualify, as per elections governing laws to share the number of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners.

The two, out of seven parties that are represented in Parliament, meet the requirements for eligibility as per the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Act 2017.

However, a well placed source told Malawi Voice on Tuesday that that UTM requested MCP for a slot on the MEC-Commissionership, but the country’s oldest political party has refused, accusing UTM of demanding too much.

“As we are talking, MCP has not allowed us to give them our member to be a MEC Commissioner so this is a sad development.” said our source. 

The source further said most UTM NEC members are so worried with Chakwera’s recent interview on Times TV although the leaders know the truth contained in the MOU. 

Our source said UTM camp is also not happy that the set up in rallies is not ok because most of the key and crowd puller speakers are left out for example in Mangochi although the justification was time management. 

“Akuti amaopa zigawenga mpaka kuiwala otiyankhulira amphamvu amatero,” said our source.

Just recently MCP and UTM has been locked in another controversy where its not clear on who will be Finance keeper once voted into power. 

On the other hand Chilima says will be the purse keeper while on the other hand Chakwera says the issue was not discussed anywhere.

10 Responses to "MCP Rebuffs UTM on MEC Commissioners: ‘SKC is Demanding Too Much’"

  1. bwampini   June 2, 2020 at 9:21 am

    stop telling lies the laws of the land only allows MCP and DPP to nominate MEC comm how come UTM could make such demands?Learn to feed the nation with the truth

  2. Bongoloro   June 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Amayi nkhondo iyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Koma kuli chapwa cha gondola chaka chino. Nyekhwe iyo!

  3. Geoff Kassim   June 2, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Masiku atha kale awaa, kwatsala kuti zichitike basi.

  4. E. chipanda   June 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Have never seen a post by this media which is negative about DPP. Is it by making?

  5. Sosten Kwinyani   June 3, 2020 at 3:00 am

    But UTM should follow what the law says about this issue

  6. Dunstan Gausi   June 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Malawi Voice is a DPP mouthpiece, so coming from this platform we consider this to be deliberately misleading

  7. APM   June 3, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Hahaha zaitsilu.. Ndani sadziwa Kuti Malawi voice ndi ya makadeti kkkkk. Propaganda yanuyo muzikana Kuti simumwa mowa koma red wine basi kkkk

  8. tangible evidence   June 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    what evidence do people need? chakwera was live seen on times tv angrily wronged chilima on presidential rotational basis. think tanks have been warning people that there would be zipwirikiti in this alliance if it had been elected into power. these guys go sole when it comes to decision making. they don’t consult each other hence ending up clashing. of recent chakwera agreed with the parliament’s legal affairs set date for the polls as the 23rd june while on the other side of the same alliance chilima pompously engaged his legal counsel to consult the court since its his nature to draw kenyatta to be in the driving seat of government running. this alliance is a total wastage of time and could be the worst of them all compared to the previous governments.

  9. utmcp   June 4, 2020 at 2:59 am

    apm is a christian as such he takes red wine we use at Holy Comminion.

  10. Issah   June 4, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Siyani kusokoneza anthu ndi MA report abodza


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