UTM leader Saulos Chilima has warned Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah that if she does not resign after next week’s vigils, protesters will hold peaceful demonstrations at her house.

Chilima, the former Malawi vice president, said this at a UTM thanks giving rally in Zomba on Saturday.

At the rally, Chilima noted that Ansah whom he called Mai Madando refused to resign after the June 20 demonstrations. He then warned that opposition parties will continue to hold demonstrations until the MEC chairperson resigns.

On Thursday and Friday, civil society organisations will hold demonstrations aimed at forcing Ansah to step down.

The UTM leader has since urged his supporters to join next week’s vigils saying it is their right to protest. He however advised them to be peaceful during the protests and not to fear anything as the police will protect protesters.

Chilima’s UTM and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) want Ansah to step down accusing her of favouring President Peter Mutharika who was declared winner in the May 21 elections.

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