HRDC issues fresh anti-Ansah demos warning

Human Rights Defenders Coalition – HRDC has issued a fresh demand for the resignation of embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah.

Addressing members of the press on Saturday morning in Lilongwe, HRDC National Coordinator Luke Tembo said it is now clear that Justice Ansah and the rest of the commission is incompetent and cannot be trusted to preside over the impending fresh presidential polls.

“This just a kind reminder to her and her fellow commissioners to step down immediately, today actually,” demanded Tembo.

He added that HRDC will mobilise Malawians to protest against Justice Ansah while observing the COVID-19 preventive measures.

“Failing which, we will be forced to take drastic measures against her and one of them is to mobilise Malawians to the streets and demand her resignation, we don’t have to waste with her, she has to step down.

“We are aware and align to the fact that we are living in COVID era so we will do that within what is prescribed on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Tembo.

The coalition has also disclosed its plans to deploy monitors in all the country`s 5002 polling centers aiming at ensuring credible election.

“As HRDC we would want be proactive in the engagement of the electoral process we have learnt from the last time where we came in where things were already damaged so this time around we are planning to deploy these monitors in all the centers,” said Tembo.

According to a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal, the 137 appeal grounds brought forth by MEC were repetitive, argumentative, unprofessional and unnecessary numerous.

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