MEC turns down MCP’s request


Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has turned down a request by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to extend the first phase of the voter registration exercise.

On Thursday, MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera stormed MEC headquarters in Blantyre demanding the electoral body to extend the registration period to allow more people to get registered ahead of 2019 polls.

Chakwera with MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka and Lawyer Titus Mvalo at MEC

Chakwera together with MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka and Lawyer Titus Mvalo met MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah to discuss the possibility of extending the exercise.

However, reports reveal that Ansah turned down the request to have the registration period extended in the areas where the first phase was conducted.

Ansah is reported to have told the MCP leaders that she cannot make the decision of extending the registration period on her own.

Phase one of the voter registration exercise was conducted in Dedza, Salima and Kasungu over the past two weeks but there were concerns of low turnout of voters.




  1. Its no longer mec its DEP but still you planning to fail because MCP is taking over 2019..shame on you Jane Ansa

  2. Don’t forget that the president himself is a prince of thieves.But whether they like it or not come 2019 DPP will be out of power.what goes around comes around!!.

  3. MEC is obviously manipulated. It isn’t independent! it favours a certain political party!

  4. so if pple didn’t register and Mec refuses an extension for more awareness n encouragement to register then who is losing? it ain’t Chakwera either but Malawi as a nation,pple who doesn’t deserve to win will win by default and they will manage to get what they want,Deeping their filthy hands in the coffers of National Treasury,simple

  5. Mwayamba kale kubera. I wonder why has it always to be central region to start when it comes to national issues. NRB started in central region. This is your way of rigging 2019 elections.

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