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HRDC Asks NECOF to Bar MEC Chair Jane Ansah From Speaking During Meetings

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Gift Trapence has asked National Election Consultative Forum (NECOF) to slab Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah from speaking during meetings.

Trapence made the request today during a press briefing in Lilongwe where the coalition addressed on elections and MEC commissioners.

According to Trapence, Ansah is not fit to chair the NECOF having been found to be incompetent of handling elections.

Aftermath of May 21, 2019 elections Ansah has been receiving resignation calls from different stakeholder following her incompetence in the 2019 elections.

Constitutional Court and Supreme Court also found MEC commissioners led by Ansah incompetent to run further elections in the country.

Adding to that Public Appointment Committee of Parliament also recommended President Peter Mutharika to fire the commissioners following the assessment they carried out on the commissioners.

Despite the calls, Ansah has remained adamant from leaving MEC insisting that she worked according to the law and she regret nothing.

 

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