The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said the postponement of the by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency will not affect the by-elections of Matenje Ward in Kasungu.
MEC Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika said this in a statement made available to Faceofmalawi reporter dated October 29, 2019.
‚ÄúSince the launch of the official campaign period on October 19, 2019 the Commission has been monitoring the environment in Lilongwe South Constituency and also Matenje Ward in Kasungu.
‚ÄúSo far, the Commission has not received or witnessed any act of violence in Matenje Ward and all the voter mobilization activities and meetings have been running without interference,‚ÄĚ reads in part the statement.
He added: ‚ÄúThe by-elections in Matenje Ward will proceed as planned. Official campaign period will end on November 3, 2019 at 6AM and polling with be on November 5, 2019.‚ÄĚ
Meanwhile MEC has postponed the by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency due to the ongoing political tension.