Comments are still trickling in on the way Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners handled themselves when they appeared before the parliamentary committee on Public Appointments (PAC).
During the week, PAC summoned the commissioners, including the chairperson, Justice Dr. Jane Ansah, to inquire into their capacity and competence during the May 21 elections and oversee fresh presidential election.
A social commentator, Humphreys Mvula, said the approach by MEC commissioners clearly indicated that they did not handle the elections in interest of Malawians.
Mvula said: “It’s very disappointing to hear the way they approached the questions and in general, their responses clearly indicated that they were partisan during the elections process.”
He further said the commissioners have displayed a “very disastrous picture to Malawians”.
The commentator also condemned the behavior by Commissioner Linda Kunje, who angered PAC members after telling them that the electoral process they are questioning is the same one which put them on the positions as legislators.
Following MEC’s questionable competence, on Thursday, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) organized demonstrations to seal MEC office in all the four major cities of the country.
On February 3, the country’s Constitutional Court nullified the results of last year’s presidential election, due to a number of irregularities.