CSOs blank on next move if Jane Ansah resigns

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says it will be dictated by Malawians on their next move if Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah resigns.

HRDC organized the national wide demonstrations dubbed ‘Ansah Must Fall’ aiming at forcing Ansah to resign from her post for messing up the May 21 elections.

Ansah who declared Peter Mutharika as winner in the presidential election, has not responded to the petition.

HRDC Vice Chairperson, Gift Trapence said at the moment they are concentrating on the resignation of Ansah as currently the case is in court and that Malawians will have a final say.

Trapence said it is not HRDC which is demonstrating but rather Malawians who are feeling the pain of having their votes stolen.

He disclosed that the grouping will conduct vigils in 10 strategic districts from July 4-5 as a way of forcing Ansah to resign.

Trapence said if Ansah will not resign by then the grouping will mobilize Malawians to go for a five consecutive day demonstrations in all the districts.

The Constitutional Court in Lilongwe on Wednesday is expected to start hearing the case in which oppositions Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM are challenging the May 21 presidential election results.

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