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Ansah to Answer Parliament

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah is set to appear before the Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC) in Lilongwe today.

Constitutional Court ordered that the PAC should probe into the competency of current crop of MEC commissioners, following the nullification of the May 21, 2019 presidential election results.

This will be the first time for Justice Jane Ansah to answer questions after the constitution court verdict in which MEC and Malawi President Peter Mutharika appealed to Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, Commissioner Linda Kunje told PAC that the electoral process they are questioning was the same one that allowed members of the committee to become legislators.

“The same election whose competence you question today, is the same election that put you members where you are today,” said Commissioner Kunje, a statement which angered Malawi Congress Party (MCP) PAC members.

Another Commissioner,  Ambassador Yahaya M’madi  also told PAC that there was nothing wrong with using Tippexed result sheets to determine the results of the May 21 Presidential Elections.

Other commissioners who have already appeared before PAC are Commissioner Moffat Banda, Reverend Killion Mgawi, Bishop Mary Nkosi, Elvey Mtafu and Dr. Jean Mathanga.

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