January 22, 2021

MCP and UTM calls for Black Friday (27 March)

MCP and UTM calls for Black Friday

MCP and UTM calls for Black Friday

By Alex Charlie

The two main-opposition political parties in Malawi, the Malawi Congress and United Transformation Movement have appealed to the general public not to go to their working places on Friday 27th March as one way of forcing the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah and all the commissioners to resign.

This has been said during media briefing on Tuesday  in Lilongwe were among others the two parties told the media that following the outbreak of the corona virus the two parties will not hold demonstrations to force the MEC commissioners to resign hence the decision of calling on people  not go to their working places this coming Friday.

Malawians called to boycott work on 27 March

During the media briefing the MCP-UTM alliance have strongly demanded for immediate resignation of Malawi Electoral Commissioner Chairperson Dr. Jan Ansah and all Commissioners just a day after MEC released a fresh presidential election calendar

According to UTM’s Publicist Joseph Chidanti Malunga the two parties have now since engaged their lawyers to start a constitutional challenge over whether Ansah should continue to head the electoral commission despite being recently being found incompetent by the Constitutional Court and the Public Appointments Committee.

Malunga also said the two parties believe that there are people out there doing things deliberately just to frustrate them.

He hinted that despite this the two parties will still take part in the fresh presidential elections.

Reacting on the development one of the local social commentator Humphry Mvula blamed the timing of the planned sit in saying people will not understand the main essence of the idea.

This is coming at a time when there are mixed reactions from people in the country whether the current MEC commission should still manage the fresh presidential elections scheduled for 2 July this year following the nullification of last years presidential election by the constitutional court in Lilongwe on 3rd February this year.